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With Mardi Gras just around the corner, you'll want these easy Muffuletta Pinwheels on your party menu.
These pinwheels have all the flavor of classic muffuletta sandwiches in a fun appetizer size!
If you walk down the streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras, you won’t have to look hard to find a full-fledged muffuletta sandwich.
The traditional sandwich is an institution there. It’s sold whole, in halves, or in quarters, and is piled high with various cured cuts of meat, cheeses, and a briny olive mix that cuts through some of the richness.
For someone not able to journey to the Big Easy, these muffuletta pinwheels are the perfect at-home appetizer alternative to the traditional sandwich.
These pinwheels taste like they might be a lot of work, but they are super easy to make. While you can sometimes find muffuletta olive mix in a good deli, you can also easily make your own – just combine some olives with a good handful of giardiniera mix (pickled veggies) and a few capers.
One note: If you use olives, be sure they don’t have pits in them if you're using a food processor!
You can use almost any cured meat here. Go crazy with the selection but, again, be sure to not build your dough sheets too high or rolling will be hard.
Bake these guys for about 15-17 minutes at 350ºF until they are golden brown and meltingly delicious.
Let the pinwheels cool for a minute or two before digging into them, but they are definitely best while warm!