5 Elegant Dishes You can Make with Humble Bologna

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Happy National Bologna Day! This humble lunch meat doesn’t have to be reserved for dull sandwiches – you can class it up in a number of fun and flavor-filled ways! Read on for details!

Emeril's Late Night Mortadella Panini

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Emeril’s delish panini was conceived of as a late-night snack, so he keeps it simple. He throws together a quick vinaigrette with garlic, oregano (fresh or dry), balsamic vinegar and olive oil, which he slathers onto halved crusty french bread, with even more olive oil drizzled on top. Next, layer sliced mozzarella and mortadella (or bologna since they are very similar), and top with the other slice of bread.

Tip: If you don’t have a panini press (or if you do but you don’t feel like hauling it out and then having to clean it later) grill your panini in a skillet with another heavy pan on top.

Emeril Lagasse's Mortadella and Chile Pizza

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Bologna on a spiced-up pizza? Yes please!

Fried Bologna Sandwiches with Olive Salad

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These yum sandwiches are the perfect treat to make when you only have a few ingredients in the fridge but want maximum bang for your buck!

Banh Mi Sandwich

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If you want all the flavors of a Vietnamese sandwich at home in a hurry, Richard has an amazing recipe for a banh mi you can make in only a minute! He mixes things up by using a croissant instead of a baguette, and even makes his own dressing! Bologna is featured, alongside prosciutto and salami.

Emeril Lagasse's Gruyere Gougeres with Marsala-infused Mortadella Mousse

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These delicious little pastry puffs include a mousse that features mortadella, bologna’s cousin.

What’s your favorite way to eat bologna? Share below!

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