Big Easy Appetizers

I have a wonderfully easy appetizer to take to parties (in this case, an election party). I’m thinking it will be the perfect centerpiece for a Mardi Gras celebration!

I found the recipe in an old Southern Living Cookbook and revised it, using now easily-available ingredients. They were originally called “New Orleans Style Canapes.” I renamed them “Mini muffuletta’s,” because they resemble my favorite New Orleans sandwich.

After watching me explain what a muffuletta was over and over to party guests, Kelly suggested that I just call them Mini-Lettas.


1 (12 oz or close) jar olive salad mix
2 oz thinly sliced Genoa salami, finely chopped
1 T minced garlic
1/2 c. finely shredded provolone cheese
2 cans refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

Combine olive salad, salami, garlic and cheese. Bake biscuits according to package directions. Let cool slightly. Using a melon baller, carefully scoop out the center biscuits. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon into each hollowed-out biscuit. Bake at 400F for 8-10 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve warm.

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