Antipasto Kabobs Recipe
- 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
- 40 pimiento-stuffed olives
- 40 large pitted ripe olives
- 3/4 cup Italian salad dressing
- 40 thin slices pepperoni
- 20 thin slices hard salami, halved
- Fresh parsley sprigs, optional
- 1. Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the tortellini, olives and salad dressing. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
- 2. Drain and discard marinade. For each appetizer, thread a stuffed olive, folded pepperoni slice, tortellini, folded salami piece, ripe olive and parsley sprig if desired on a toothpick or short skewer. Yield: 40 appetizers.
Reviews for Antipasto Kabobs
"I have been making these for years. The recipe was in a Taste of Home appetizer magazine. They're great for all kinds of occasions from holiday get togethers to a summer picnic. They always go fast."
"I made this recipe for my future in laws and they loved it...this one is a keeper for life..."
"These were a big hit at a holiday party! Everyone loved them and these will be made again for the next get together! We have appetizers on Friday nights with the family, and they have already been requested. I made Italian Dressing and added some Tabasco for the family who loves spicy, and without for those who don't. ALL were gone in short order!"
"Very tasty. I love this recipe."
"These were a great hit and very tasty. Why would you add a piece of cheese when using cheese tortellini???"
"What a great idea to use the tortellini - I am making this for a Valentine's day party and I love that you can make it ahead of time - great idea"
"Very easy to make and using multi-color picks made a very nice presentation."
"These kabobs were good. Using the tortellini was a great idea! It was a little time consuming and slippery because of the oil, but I t went over well."
"Easy, filling and pretty! You can pretty much use what you have on hand. I used tortellini, pepperoni, grape tomatoes, black olives, basil, chunks of pepper jack cheese and everyone liked it! Zucchini chunks would be a good addition too."
"I made these to bring to a pizza party (hosts were grilling pizza-yum!) and they were a hit. I waited until the last minute to find a recipe so I only marinated for about 15 minutes but they were still yummy. I don't like hard salami so I substituted Genoa slices. I also used the small pepperoni slices that come bagged. They fit perfectly on some vintage (nice way of saying stored at my Grandmother's house for 30 years) plastic 4" drink picks. This is a keeper!"
"These were a big hit. Simple ingredients provided a surprisingly fantastic flavor. I was able to adjust the skewers to individual tastes.I used the short kabob skewers but you can also take the long ones and cut them down to size."
"'Took these to a cocktail party and all of the women asked for the recipe. SO good !I added a cube of sharp cheddar to each skewer."
"Pretty good. I made these for the Super Bowl and everyone liked them. I didn't think they were very flavorful, but everyone else seemed to enjoy them."
"Easy to make and a huge hit at our Super Bowl party. Thinking of adding fresh marinated mozzarella."
"I substituted Italian Dressing for Kraft's Zesty Italian Dressing. I also tried marinating them with Catalina Dressing and those were enjoyed as well."
"Delicious! Easy to prepare. I include a marinated mozzarella ball to each skewer. Cheese is always a compliment to salami."
"These were easy and delicious and fantastic to take to a holiday party. I substituted some fresh mozzarella for the black olives and everyone loved them."
"Amazing! So cute, easy and delicious! I served these at a party and everyone loved them...even the children!"
"This is a simple, but excellent recipe. These appetizers are so pretty and easy to serve. I used diamond plastic heart toothpicks, which are exactly 3-3/8" long, and they worked perfectly. I substituted dried tortellini for the refrigerated type, and they were fine. Served these up on a pretty platter, and they were an outstanding addition to my buffet dinner. Thanks for a great recipe."
"Easy and delicious...attractive presentation."
"These are easy and excellent. Should have made more!!!"
"Made them for a graduation party, they were a big hit! I loved them too."
"This recipe was easy and worked well for a party but I think the Italian dressing is a bit too strong. I'm not sure I would use it next time."
"I've made them 3 times in 1 month and loved by every one! I used spinach and regular tortellini."
"I've made these several times always to great reviews! I end the kabob with a small cheese cube and serve them standing upright! Thanks for posting this recipe!!"
"Made this a couple times to bring to parties--even thought it's easy, it has impressed every time. I've noticed if you only cook the tortellini to al dente (the minimum cooking time on the package), it stays firm enough to stay on the skewers, even after marinating overnight."
"Huge hit! Use the wooden skewers and the tortellini will stay on! Added roasted peppers, tomatoes and mozzarella to some!"
"When I make these (and that's often, in the summertime!) I thread the ingredients onto stalks of rosemary. Just strip all but the tips of rosemary. And I dry the leftover rosemary for later use. Gets rave reviews-especially from the bf and his buddies from OHIO! Thanks for posting, Denise."
"Good recipe, but the food kept sliding off the skewers. Next time I'd just throw it all together as a salad."
"Convenient, because it can be made ahead of time if you are entertaining and it makes a great appetizer good to eat at any time. Try it, you will love it!!! ???"
"Made this recipe for the third time and again they are delicious. They look just like your picture and taste amazing."
"I marinated the pasta and olives in the salad dressing as directed. When it came time to assemble, the pasta wouldn't stay on the skewers so I tossed all the ingredients together in a bowl and served it as a salad. There was nothing left of it at the end of the meal. Very easy and very tasty! Next time I won't even attempt the kabobs. I'll just go straight for the salad version."
"These are so easy to make and also very attractive on a platter/table of appetizers. Closer to the holidays, I use the green and red tortellini. The hardest part is finding the sticks to put them on -- mine would not fit on toothpicks. :-) I did find short skewer sticks and now keep them on hand for when I want to make these."
"Great take-along appetizer for tailgating. All loved it!"
"I served these at a party last weekend. I have been asked for the recipe by a number of people. The thing I loved was the ease in making these."
"This is a great recipe that I make to bring to gatherings. EVERYONE wants the recipe which was is simple."
"A wonderful no-brainer appetizer."
"I took these appetizers to a New Year's Eve party where they got rave reviews. My skewers were a little longer than the ones pictured, so I also added chunks of artichokes hearts. For the marinade/dressing, I used a packaged Garlic-Parmesan dressing mix and made it with red wine vinegar and olive oil. This a great, easy recipe that will get you lots of accolades!"
"I made these for my sister-in-law's baby shower. They were a hit."
"Easy and delicious"
"I used cubed genoa sausage instead of hard salami. Added mozzeralla balls.Very good. Good presentation."
"What a fun idea! They were a huge hit at my party."
"I will make them quite often. In fact I probably will make them for every party I have or attend"
"I had these at a party and they were the best appetizers I have ever had . If you use colored tortellini they're even more colorful I can't wait to have a party and make them."
"I did an Antipasto Kabob Bar. The guests of all ages loved it. I put out the ingredients on different plates and bowls and had long skewers for the guests to fill up. (I used cubed sausage and salami for the meats) I also made a sample Kabob. They got to pick the items they liked best and had a wonderful time. Some of the kids had a stick of olives but the looks on their faces were priceless."
"This recipe was great and very easy. Everyone at a party I attended loved them. I will always make them when I have to bring something to a function. Yum......"
"This recipe was delicious! And I liked the idea of marinating the tortellini and olives for more taste. After making all the kabobs I dribbled my italian dressing over them again just for an added kick. Everyone loved them! :)"
"I made these for a wedding shower and they disappeared quickly. I made them again for a retirement party and substituted the black olive for a cherry tomato. Again people couldn't get enough. Presentation is also very pretty."
"These were a huge hit at my holiday party. Delish!"
"I have been making these for years. It's always requested for family functions. I found the approx. 4inch wooden toothpicks with the decorative tops work best. Just the right size."
"We have potlucks at work every Saturday during the busy season, and I get requests for this all the time! My family loves when I make it because I always make more than I need and they get the leftovers to eat! I add cubes of mozerella and serve it with pepperoncinis on the side."
"so pretty, always looks impressive"
"These were great, though they do take a while to make so start early!"
"this recipe has been a hit at all parties that I have taken it to. Many have ask for recipe"
"great recipe when have to bring Hors d'oeuvre somewhere --easy make-ahead--can change ingredients to whatever antipasto ingredients you like...but should use skewers!!"
"I have done these so many times, & they are delicious. I like to use the shorter k-bob skewers, and make a centerpiece with them...foam shaped foot ball, etc...."
"I could not find toothpicks long enough so I just put in a bowl. Everyone loved it in my Bunco Club! Just get thick up meats and cut it into bit size!"
"YUMMY and easy! Made these for a Christmas party, and everyone loved them!"