Being the frugal Galley Kat that I am, I really really needed to use up the remains of my muffuletta sandwich ingredients ( MUFFULETTA – sandwich of the Cajun Gods)  Some deli meat.  Some tasty olive salad.  Some provolone cheese. And I just happened to have some extra ground chicken that I was using for a little Butter Chicken meatball affair that I’ve been working on.

Then someone asked for my Muffuletta bread recipe so I typed that up and posted it (MUFFULETTA – sandwich of the Cajun Gods )…and then I had this brain flash. Wouldn’t this make super tasty meat balls.  Such a scattered Galley Kat!



Serve with your favourite side dish – mashed potatoes, a crisp salad or as we did today with some very tasty Haluski (my recipe here)


Muffuletta Meatballs

Moist juicy cheesy meatballs
Course Main Course
Keyword meatball, muffuletta, chicken, olives
Servings 8 Meatballs
Calories 162kcal


  • Mixing bowl
  • Omnia stove top oven (for the ovenless)
  • 8 silicone muffin cups (If using the Omnia stove top)
  • Small baking pan (for conventional oven users)


  • 1 lb ground chicken ground pork or beef can be substituted
  • 2 oz deli meat chopped
  • 2 oz provolone cheese cut into small cubes or shredded. Other cheese like mozzarella, havarti or cheedar are also good.
  • 1 cup panko crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup olive mixture I used a mix of chopped green olives, kalamata olives and some chopped artichokes. Also see the link above for my Muffuletta sandwich for ideas of what to use.
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • salt and pepper


  • In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients, mixing well with clean hands
  • Divide mixture into 8 meatballs.

Omnia stove top users

  • Add meatballs into silicone muffin cups and place in Omnia baking pan. Cover and set on pre-heated base plate.
  • Cook on high for 5 minutes, then reduce heat to medium low and continue cooking for about 15-20 minutes.

Conventional oven users

  • Place meatballs on prepared baking pan and cook in pre-heated 425 ° oven for about 20 minutes or until well browned and cooked through.

Serving options

  • Crisp salad, mashed potatoes, haluski, or on a bed of buttered noodles.


Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 343mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg

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