Italian Tortellini Skewers

Our Italian Tortellini Skewers make a great quick and easy appetizer for summer BBQs or Potlucks. Perfect for picking up and eating on the go, each skewer is loaded with fresh veggies, cheese, and pasta drizzled with Italian Dressing.

We love a tasty appetizer in the summer, especially when it involves pasta! We took one of our favorite pasta salads and turned it into a delicious handheld app that’s great for BBQs or potlucks.

It reminds me of my favorite party appetizer when I was little – those little toothpicks with pickles, cheese, and an olive (you can see more about those in this post, they’re number one on the list). This is like the grownup version and it is definitely a new favorite around here.

What you need to make these skewers

It’s really simple ingredients, and you probably have a lot of them already. The great thing is, you don’t need all of them. You can add in other ingredients or omit ingredients you don’t like.

For ours, we used pepperoni, cucumber, olives, tortellini, fresh mozzarella cubes, grape tomatoes, and peperoncinis, then we drizzled them with some Zesty Italian dressing.

How to make Italian Tortellini Skewers

  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain, set aside, and let cool.

  2. Thread each skewer with pepperoni (I used two pepperoni each time), cucumber, olive, tortellini, mozzarella, tomato, and peperoncini. Repeat until all the skewers are full.

  3. Drizzle skewers with Italian dressing and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Substitutions/Additions

This recipe is really easy to make your own. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Kalamata Olives
  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Salami
  • Pesto (instead of Italian Dressing)
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette (instead of Italian Dressing)
  • Bell Peppers (they add great color and crunch)
  • Mushrooms
  • Other types of cheese (we love marbled cheddar or sharp cheddar cheese)
  • Meat (these would be really tasty with some grilled chicken or shrimp)
  • Prosciutto

Other Recipe notes

If you don’t want to drizzle the dressing over the top, you could also toss all of the ingredients together in a bowl before you skewer them. It would taste great letting them marinade in the Italian Dressing before serving.

If you’re wanting to feed more of a crowd, you could also use smaller skewers (6-inch instead of 12-inch) and double the amount this recipe serves (from 10 to 20).

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Serves: 10 skewers

Italian Tortellini Skewers

Our Italian Tortellini Skewers make a great quick and easy appetizer for summer BBQs or Potlucks. Perfect for picking up and eating on the go, each skewer is loaded with fresh veggies, cheese, and pasta drizzled with Italian Dressing.

10 minPrep Time

7 minCook Time

17 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 (9 ounce) package tortellini
  • 40 slices pepperoni
  • 1/2 cucumber (sliced)
  • 20 black olives
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella (cubed or 20 mini fresh mozzarella balls)
  • 20 grape tomatoes
  • 20 pepperoncinis
  • 1/4 cup Italian dressing
  • 10 large skewers

Instructions

  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain, set aside, and let cool.
  2. Thread each skewer with pepperoni (I used two pepperoni each time), cucumber, olive, tortellini, mozzarella, tomato, and pepperoncini. Repeat until all the skewers are full.
  3. Drizzle skewers with Italian dressing and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Tags

Courses
Appetizer
Allergy
egg free
soy free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free
7.8.1.2
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