These easy tortellini kabobs are filled with flavor! Drizzle them with Italian dressing and set them out as a delicious addition to any party.
Everyone devours these simple to make appetizers. Fresh flavors with a colorful presentation, they’ll disappear fast anytime they’re served. Serve these cold tortellini kabobs for any occasion and they’re sure to always be a huge hit.
What are Tortellini Kabobs?
These tortellini kabobs appetizers are cola appetizers on a stick. Like a tortellini salad but served in a portable and preportioned way. This summer salad has gotten a new breath of life in this unique and somewhat fancy form of presentation.
-Tortellini: You will need 2 cups worth of cheese filled tortellini pasta. You can use frozen or fresh.
-Mozzarella cheese: Use fresh mozzarella balls or “pearls” for these skewers. You will find them in the deli section of your grocery store with the fancy cheeses.
-Salami: Use salami slices for these skewers. Thin ones can be folded for a nicer appearance but thick cut salami slices can be smaller and look nice as well.
-Olives: Use large black olives for this recipe. One can (drained of juices) should be more than plenty.
-Sundried tomatoes: You will need a small jar of sundried tomatoes for these kabobs.
-Basil: Add some fresh greenery by using fresh basil leaves.
-Salad Dressing: You will only need about 3 tablespoons of your favorite Italian dressing to help coat these skewers.
-Wooden Skewers: Use wooden skewers to assemble these kabobs
How to Make Easy Tortellini Kabobs
Cook your tortellini according to package directions until al dente.
Rinse the pasta in cold water and drain well.
Place the pasta into a bowl and then toss it together with two tablespoons of Italian dressing.
Slice the sundried tomatoes in half and tear the basil leaves from their stems.
Arrange all of the ingredients on your skewers in alternating patterns, filling the sticks up about halfway. I like to use tri-color tortellini so I can have one of each color on each skewer.
Brush the assembled skewers with some more Italian dressing and serve.
- 2 cups cheese filled tortellini pasta
- fresh mozzarella balls
- salami slices
- large olives
- small jar sundries tomatoes
- fresh basil
- 3 TBSP Italian salad dressing
- wooden skewers
- Cook tortellini al dente according to package directions. Rinse with cold water and drain thoroughly. Toss with 2 TBSP of your favorite Italian salad dressing.
- Cut sun dried tomatoes in half. Tear basil leaves from stems.
- Arrange all ingredients on skewers in an alternating pattern, filling the skewers half way. I used tri-colored tortellini and used all 3 colors on each skewer. The salami slices can be folded up to be smaller as well. Depending on size, you can also fold the basil leaves if desired. Brush with additional Italian dressing and serve.
- Skewers can be made ahead and stored covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
How long are tortellini skewers good for?
These skewers can last up to 5 days in the fridge if kept well covered and properly stored but you will want to eat them within 2 or 3 days so that the ingredients are at their freshest and best. After too long the basil will begin to wilt so keep that in mind.
What can I use instead of mozarella pearls?
If you cant find these tiny balls of cheese then go ahead and use a brick or round ball of fresh mozzarella cheese. Dice it into .5 inch sized square pieces and use in place of the tiny mozzarella balls.
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These tasty tortellini kabobs are easy to make and assemble and go perfectly with your favorite bottle of Italian dressing. Add these to any party for a fun finger food everyone can’t wait to get ahold of.