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Antipasto Platter  Recipe

Antipasto Platter                        
Source: New Orleans Food Fest

"This is a layered antipasto, so you can cut it in square slices neatly and have all the ingredients. This is a beautiful dish that's always a hit! It will make the vegetarians jealous. Add the veggies to your liking. Serve with fresh Italian bread. Enjoy!" Original recipe yield: 1 party platter.

2 heads iceberg lettuce
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 (8 ounce) bottle Italian-style salad dressing
1 pound thinly sliced cooked ham
2 1/2 pounds sliced provolone cheese
1/2 pound Genoa salami, thinly sliced
1/4 pound Capacola sausage, sliced
1/4 pound pepperoni sausage, sliced
1/4 pound prosciutto, thinly sliced
1/4 pound thinly sliced roast beef
1 cup fresh mushrooms
1 (6 ounce) can marinated artichoke hearts
1 (7 ounce) jar roasted red peppers
1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives
3/4 cup sliced pepperoncini peppers
1 (5 ounce) jar sliced pimento-stuffed green olives
1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1/2 pound mozzarella cheese, sliced
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. Remove large outer leaves from the heads of lettuce. Arrange approximately 1/3 in a layer on a large serving platter. Sprinkle with 1/3 garlic powder, 1/3 crushed oregano and desired amount of Italian-style salad dressing. Layer with cooked ham and Provolone cheese.
2. Layer Provolone cheese with another 1/3 of the lettuce leaves, 1/3 garlic powder, 1/3 crushed oregano, desired amount of Italian-style salad dressing, Genoa salami and Capacola sausage.

3. Repeat layering with remaining lettuce, garlic powder, crushed oregano, Italian-style salad dressing, pepperoni sausage, prosciutto and roast beef.

4. Layer with mushrooms, marinated artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, black olives, pepperoncini and pimento-stuffed green olives. Sprinkle with more Italian-style salad dressing, as desired.

5. Top with Gorgonzola cheese, mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until serving.

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