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June 8, 2016

Muffuletta Pizza

Turn the classic muffuletta sandwich into a pizza with this Muffuletta Pizza. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Let’s fire up the grill and make pizza! Today I’m showing you how to throw together a tasty Muffuletta Pizza for your outdoor grilling parties with the help of Columbus Craft Meat.

What’s a muffuletta? Well, it’s a an amazing Italian sandwich filled with different kinds of cured meats, picked vegetables, olives, mozzarella & provolone.

But wait…this is PIZZA, Tracy.

Turn the classic muffuletta sandwich into a pizza with this Muffuletta Pizza. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

I know, I know.

I’ve borrowed the flavor profile of a muffaletta and turned it into a pizza LOADED with toppings.

Turn the classic muffuletta sandwich into a pizza with this Muffuletta Pizza. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

The nice thing about that is that it’s the only way I can stop eating pizza after two slices. The toppings on this pizza will definitely fill you up. Whereas, if I was eating a simple cheese pizza I wouldn’t stop until after 6 slices…and then I’d make room for more!

 

Let’s gather our ingredients!

Turn the classic muffuletta sandwich into a pizza with this Muffuletta Pizza. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

The star of this pizza? Charcuterie! Columbus makes a really nice charcuterie sampler package (see below) that has a variety of craft meats. It’s important to have a variety of meats if we’re going to mimic a muffuletta situation. I’m pretty impressed with this sampler pack. It will be great for impromptu hangouts this summer. I might even slip it in my beach bag with a baguette for a picnic situation.

Turn the classic muffuletta sandwich into a pizza with this Muffuletta Pizza. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

OK! So, we’re going to grill pizza. Have you done that before? It’s super simple and you don’t have to turn on your oven and make your kitchen super hot. Win Win.

Turn the classic muffuletta sandwich into a pizza with this Muffuletta Pizza. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Pizza dough gets stretched out and shaped. I floured my pizza peel and placed the shaped pizza on top. Pizza gets a drizzle of oil.

Turn the classic muffuletta sandwich into a pizza with this Muffuletta Pizza. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Pizza on the grill. It takes a little finesse at first to get it on. But you can easily shape it back into place if you run into a precarious situation.

Turn the classic muffuletta sandwich into a pizza with this Muffuletta Pizza. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

What we are going to be doing here is cooking the TOP of the pizza. We want it uniform because that’s the side we’re going to see.

Turn the classic muffuletta sandwich into a pizza with this Muffuletta Pizza. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

SEE?! Now we top it.

Turn the classic muffuletta sandwich into a pizza with this Muffuletta Pizza. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Turn the classic muffuletta sandwich into a pizza with this Muffuletta Pizza. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Pesto layer down first.

Turn the classic muffuletta sandwich into a pizza with this Muffuletta Pizza. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

We start with some craft meats.  I love arranging them on pizza. So zen.

Turn the classic muffuletta sandwich into a pizza with this Muffuletta Pizza. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Followed by cheese and then more craft meat.

Turn the classic muffuletta sandwich into a pizza with this Muffuletta Pizza. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Finish with red onions, pepperoncini, olives and fresh basil.

Turn the classic muffuletta sandwich into a pizza with this Muffuletta Pizza. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

We go back on the grill.

Turn the classic muffuletta sandwich into a pizza with this Muffuletta Pizza. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Cook until the bottom is nice and crusty.

Turn the classic muffuletta sandwich into a pizza with this Muffuletta Pizza. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

BAM.

Turn the classic muffuletta sandwich into a pizza with this Muffuletta Pizza. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Sooooo much good stuff on one pizza.

Turn the classic muffuletta sandwich into a pizza with this Muffuletta Pizza. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

I’m thinking of sandwiching two pieces together and eating it like a sandwich.

Turn the classic muffuletta sandwich into a pizza with this Muffuletta Pizza. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

A muffaletta pizza sandwich!

Turn the classic muffuletta sandwich into a pizza with this Muffuletta Pizza. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Thank you to Columbus Craft Meats for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

Muffaletta Pizza

makes one 16 inch pizza

  • 1 lb. pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz. assortment of Columbus salumi
  • 4 pepperonicinis, thinly sliced
  • 4 pickled pappadew peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced kalamata olives
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • basil, for topping

Preheat grill, making sure one section is on high and the other is at medium heat.

Shape pizza into a 16 inch round and place on the hot section of the grill. Cook pizza for 3-5 minutes (dough should not stick when ready to flip) and flip pizza over. Move pizza over to cooler side of the grill and top each pizza with pesto, a layer of craft meat, and half of the mozzarella. Continue topping pizza with another layer of assorted salumi, and finish with remaining mozzarella, pepperoncini, pappedew peppers, olives, and onions.

Cover grill and cook pizzas for 10-15 minutes, or until crust is browned and cheese has melted. Take pizza off of the grill, sprinkle top with fresh basil and serve hot.

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  • tish

    what kind of pizza peel do you use? Is it cast iron?

  • Paula

    My husband will go bonkers for this! He always complains that he can’t eat as much pizza as he wants because CHEESE (you can only take so much Lactaid, man). This pizza, though, means less cheese and no need to eat eleventy-seven slices to feel pizza-satiation.

  • Marlena

    okay, so i have to tell you, my dad created the pizzaletta, but it’s a double crust pizza with muffuletta fixins on the inside. He was featured in food network mag (http://www.foodnetwork.com/restaurants/photos/50-states-50-pizzas.html (slide 18)) a few years ago and when I visit home, I CRAVE it. And I’m totally on board with your version. :)

  • India

    One of my goals this summer is to be able to woman the grill – right now my husband is in charge. I think this will be a great end-of-summer test. And that sampler platter looks great. I will be on the hunt for it.

  • Kari

    That looks delicious! I love the idea of a grilled pizza!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  • Gaby Dalkin

    WHOA!! This is my dream pizza, Tracy!

  • Lori

    Grilling a pizza does take some finesse, but the practice and work are worth it. So delicious! Looks amazing, Tracy.

  • Anna

    This was delicious! We love all your pizza recipes as homemade pizza is a weekly staple for us! Thanks :)

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