impressive but easy antipasto platter!

By Amy H.
from Detroit, MI

This is a really delicious and impressive appetizer for an amazing Italian dinner party.

serves 10
prep time 4 Hr 20 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For impressive but easy antipasto platter!

  • 1 c
    fresh whole mushrooms, trim the stems to make flat and even
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil (divided)
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • dash of salt
  • 6 slice
    provelone cheese
  • 8 oz
    mozzarella, cheese diced into cubes
  • dash
    crushed red pepper
  • 4 oz
    havarti cheese slices
  • 6 oz
    thinly sliced prosciutto or fully cooked ham
  • 1 jar
    pepperoncini, drained
  • 1 can
    whole jumbo black or greek olives or greek olives, drained
  • 8 oz
    thinly sliced salami
  • 8 oz
    thinly sliced sandwich style pepperoni
  • parsley for garnishing

How To Make impressive but easy antipasto platter!

  • 1
    Add mushrooms to a skillet with 1/4-1/2 cup water. Heat over medium high heat, tossing with a spoon until cooked through. Drain off water.
  • 2
    Stir together 1/8 cup olive oil, dried parsley, garlic powder, dried basil and dashes of salt. Stir oil and seasonings. Toss in mushrooms into marinade and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • 3
    Combine mozzarella and olive oil and crushed red pepper. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours to blend the flavors.
  • 4
    Cut half of the havarti cheese into triangular half slices. Layer, cut provelogne slices into halves. Layer neatly on tray.
  • 5
    Drain mozzarella cubes and mushrooms, reserving 1/4 cup mushroom marinade.
  • 6
    On a serving platter lined with fresh parsley leaves neatly place mozzarella cubes, mushrooms, prosciutto cheese slices, salami, ham and peppers in whatever order looks nice to you.
  • 7
    Drizzle with reserved marinade.
  • 8
    Cover; Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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