Montreal Muffulette Sandwich

  • prep time20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • serves 4 - 6

This epic sandwich is a Montreal-style riff on the classic Italian version, traditionally called a Muffuletta. Layers of savoury Montreal smoked meat and turkey, cheese, spicy mustard, salty pickles and crunchy veggies come together to create a flavour combination that will quickly become your go-to for summer picnics and game day gatherings. Look for a flavourful white cheese made in Quebec for the most authentic Montreal experience!

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Directions for: Montreal Muffulette Sandwich


⅓ cup chopped dill pickles

⅓ cup chopped pickled pepperoncini peppers

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 large sourdough boule (600 g)

1 Tbsp spicy deli-style mustard

4 slices semi-soft cheese

400 g thinly sliced Montreal-style smoked meat

200 g thinly sliced deli smoked turkey breast

⅔ cup thinly sliced red onion

3 whole pickles, sliced in half

250 mg cream cheese

2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill


1. Whirl together pickles, peppers and oil in food processor until almost smooth.

2. Cut top third off boule horizontally. Hollow out the bottom of the bread, leaving generous ½-inch (1 cm) border to form large bread bowl and lid. Spread bottom of bread bowl with spicy mustard; top with pickle mixture.

3. Layer in cheese, Montreal smoked meat and smoked turkey. Top meat with onions and halved pickles. Spread inside of top of bread with cream cheese; sprinkle with dill.Top with the hollowed out bread top, cream cheese side down. (Tip: Wrap sandwich tightly with plastic wrap. Press sandwich between two large plates; weight top plate down with can. Refrigerate for up to 2 hours.)

4. Cut into wedges to serve.


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