Formato Brothers Caliente Olive Spread


1/3 bottle Formato Brothers Hot Pepper Spread
1 cup roughly chopped Kalamata olives
1 cup roughly chopped stuffed green olives
1 cup roughly chopped artichoke hearts
1/3 cup good olive oil

Drain olives & artichokes before chopping.

Mix together in a glass bowl, cover, refrigerate over night.  Serve w/ rustic baquette cut into pieces.

Many thanks to our wonderful friend Gary Marino for his ongoing recipes using Formato Brothers products.  Keep ’em coming, Gary Boy!

Thanksgiving Turkey Pizza

Thanksgiving Turkey Pizza
Half with olives, Half without

Home-made pizza dough (use your favorite or buy ready made thin crust pizza crust)
Turkey pieces /chunks (left over from Thanksgiving)
Mezzetta Organics Pitted Kalamata Olives (use as desired)
Castella Imported Sun Dried Tomatoes (cut into thirds, use as desired)
Antica Italia Garlic Infused Olive Oil

Position crust on pizza tin.
Brush on Antica Italia Garlic Infused Olive Oil to cover entire pizza base.
Add turkey, sun dried tomatoes, kalamata olives as desired.
Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over all.
Sprinkle more Antica Italia Garlic Flavored Olive Oil over all as desired.

Bake for 12 minutes at 400 degrees.

Remove, cut, serve, MANGIA!

Hot Dogs Formato Style

Several Hot Dogs that will make you the envy of ANY tailgate party, backyard bar-b-que, or gathering with friend on a Sat or Sun afternoon to watch your favorite  college or pro football game.

Chicago Style

Chicago Dog
Pagliacci Sport Peppers
Dill pickle

Blue Cheese? Yes!

Provence Dog
Blue Cheese
Formato Brothers Eggplant Salad

Southwestern Dog

 Southwestern Dog
Formato Brothers Hot Pepper Spread
Tortilla Chips

Try this one, y’all!

Texas Dog
Nacho Cheese
Formato Brothers Hot Pepper Spread
Tortilla Chips

Sauerkraut evokes NY memories.

New York Dog
Formato Brothers Mild Pepper Spread


New Orleans Dog
Formato Brothers Muffuletta Olive Spread
French Fried Onion ( sold in cans )

Spaghetti Dog

Spaghetti Dog
Aglio Olio Spaghetti  ( see online recipe for spicy spaghetti )

Grandma Formato’s Antipasto Salad

Antipasto Salad
Grandma Formato’s Antipasto Salad

We served this for a holiday get together recently.  It was well received & so flavorful with the Formato Brothers Eggplant Salad!

Excellent presentation for your next Italian themed party.  It looks appealing & tastes wonderful.
Mix the following together.  Cover & refrigerate.  Can be made up to 2 days before serving.

  • Formato Brothers Hot Giardiniera (drain some of the oil)
  • Formato Brothers Eggpland Salad (drain some of the liquid)
  • Pitted medium or large black olives (drain liquid)
  • Artichoke hearts (do not drain)
  • Green Salad Olives
  • Red Cherry Peppers (drain liquid)
  • Paesana Baby Pepperoncini (optional)
  • Dried salami & mozzarella cheese (optional)