Zesty Sausage Muffaletta

Zesty Sausage Muffaletta
Servings: 6 Prep 15 mins Grill 13 mins to 15 mins


  • 1/2 cup pimiento-stuffed olives (half of a 5-3/4-ounce jar), drained and chopped
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 2 ounces sharp yellow Cheddar cheese, cut into small dice
  • 2 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cut into small dice
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 sausage or bratwurst (about 1-1/2 pounds total)
  • 1 large long, crusty Italian bread, about 12 ounces total, cut into 6 equal pieces
  • 4 tablespoons sweet onion mustard

Make It

1. In a medium-size bowl, add olives, tomato, cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

2. Heat gas grill to medium or prepare charcoal grill with medium-hot coals. Grill sausages or bratwurst for 13 to 15 minutes, turning so that all sides are grilled and sausages reach internal temperature of 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.

3. To serve, partially slice each piece of Italian bread lengthwise to form a pocket. Place a sausage link into each. Spread each with 2 teaspoons of the mustard. Spoon about 1/3 cup of the olive and cheese mixture onto each sausage, tucking excess down into roll. Makes 6 servings.

Broiler method:

4. Heat broiler. Coat broiler-pan rack with cooking spray. Place sausages or bratwurst on rack. Broil 4 inches from heat, following directions in step 2.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 455, Fat, total (g): 22, chol. (mg): 81, sat. fat (g): 6, carb. (g): 35, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 30, sodium (mg): 1506, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.