Antipasto Kabobs Recipe
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Antipasto Kabobs Recipe

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My husband and I met at a cooking class and have loved creating menus and entertaining ever since. These do-ahead appetizers are always a hit.—Denise Hazen, Cincinnati, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + marinating
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + marinating
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 138 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 671mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  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.
Originally published as Antipasto Kabobs in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2005, p37

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my4sweetys User ID: 3051527 254708
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2016

"SUPER quick and YUMMY! Used just black olives as the green ones with the salami seemed a little too salty for our taste but DEFINITELY a keeper!!"

Hauna User ID: 8148158 249939
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2016

"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."

Jellybug User ID: 53068 240715
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2015

"I made this recipe for my future in laws and they loved it...this one is a keeper for life..."

amehart User ID: 1464390 239293
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2015

"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!"

breezymayrie User ID: 8174233 235560
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2015

"Very tasty. I love this recipe."

Srjr111 User ID: 8162463 230105
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2015

"These were a great hit and very tasty. Why would you add a piece of cheese when using cheese tortellini???"

Bonito User ID: 1630276 220460
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"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"

GrandMawMaw User ID: 7998381 214205
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014

"Very easy to make and using multi-color picks made a very nice presentation."

rwippel User ID: 4262008 128364
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

"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."

cimgraph User ID: 4094097 65566
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014

"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."

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