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Antipasto Skewers

These antipasto skewers are quick and perfect for gatherings! With a mix of tortellini, basil, tomatoes, olives, red peppers, and marinated artichokes. You can use any combination of meat and cheese that you prefer. Or choose from a mixture of olives, fresh veggies, and pickles. Assemble all of the skewers the same or switch up how you add ingredients and make each one unique!

antipasto skewers on a wooden board
antipasto ingredients in bowls

Use wooden or metal skewers to make the antipasto skewers

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fresh basil next to antipasto skewers

These antipasto skewers can be made ahead of time!

Firstly, prepare skewers according to the recipe, 12-24 hours in advance. Secondly, store in an airtight container in the fridge. Thirdly, brush with extra pesto prior to service. Transfer to a serving platter and enjoy!

cheese, pesto, olives, artichokes, and more in bowls

Grocery List:

  • Tortellini
  • Cured Italian meat ( salami, pepperoni, sopressata, capicola, these are just a few ideas)
  • Cheese (mozzarella pearls, cubed pepper jack, cheese curds, cheddar cheese, gouda, just to name a few)
  • Marinated tomatoes
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Olives & pickles
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Basil
  • Pesto
serving platter with skewers stacked and bowls of pesto

Instructions for the antipasto skewers:

Firstly, cook tortellini according to package directions, toss in olive oil and let cool completely.

Secondly, assemble the skewers as desired, layering the tortellini, mozzarella, salami, roasted red pepper, marinated artichokes, olives, basil leaves, and cherry tomatoes. Finally, brush each skewer with pesto, arrange on a serving dish and enjoy!

salami, cheese, tortellini, roasted red peppers, and more on a skewer

Antipasto Skewers

4.75 from 4 votes
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: Antipasto, Appetizers, Small Bites
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 15 Skewers
Calories: 248kcal
Author: The Hearty Life
Cost: $$
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Equipment:

  • Metal or wooden skewers

Ingredients: 

  • 10 oz. Cheese tortellini, cooked
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup Assorted olives
  • 10 oz. Thinly sliced salami*
  • 8 oz. Mozzarella pearls*
  • 8 oz. Roasted red peppers, cut into large chunks
  • 8 oz. Marinated artichoke hearts, cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 cup Pesto, homemade or store bought
  • Fresh basil

Instructions:

  • Cook tortellini according to package directions, toss in olive oil and let cool completely.
  • Assemble the skewers as desired, layering the tortellini, mozzarella, salami, roasted red pepper, marinated artichokes, olives, basil leaves, and cherry tomatoes. Brush each skewer with pesto, arrange on a serving dish and enjoy!

Notes:

*See notes above for more meat and cheese options

Nutrition:

Serving: 1 skewer | Calories: 248 kcal | Carbohydrates: 12 g | Protein: 11 g | Fat: 17 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g | Cholesterol: 35 mg | Sodium: 1096 mg | Potassium: 131 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 585 IU | Vitamin C: 12 mg | Calcium: 134 mg | Iron: 1 mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

pesto in a bowl with a spoon

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