Tortellini Appetizers Recipe
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Tortellini Appetizers Recipe

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These cute kabobs from Pat Schmidt of Sterling Heights, Michigan will lend a little Italian flavor to any get-together. Cheese tortellini is marinated in salad dressing, then skewered into toothpicks along with stuffed olives, salami and cheese.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 18 refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1/4 cup fat-free Italian salad dressing
  • 6 thin slices (4 ounces) reduced-fat provolone cheese
  • 6 thin slices (2 ounces) Genoa salami
  • 18 large pimiento-stuffed olives

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer: 63 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 267mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a resealable plastic bag, combine the tortellini and salad dressing. Seal bag and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  2. Place a slice of cheese on each slice of salami; roll up tightly. Cut into thirds. Drain tortellini and discard dressing. For each appetizer, thread a tortellini, salami roll-up and olive on a toothpick. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Tortellini Appetizers in Light & Tasty June/July 2003, p12

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Bonito User ID: 1630276 205539
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2013

"For something completely different and a lot of comments - make this - good job"

JFenrick User ID: 1441711 54881
Reviewed May. 31, 2012

"These were very delicious. I marinated the tortellini most of the day and the flavor was awesome!"

[email protected] User ID: 3542351 62905
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

"Excellent! I bring these to every picnic or potluck I go to and always get rave reviews!"

Apodder User ID: 1579999 47693
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011

"Cute, but very hard to roll up the cheese without it folding and breaking. I ended up rolling it inside the salami; that worked better - the salami holds it together. And the tortellini didn't pick up much flavor from the dressing, and I had it marinating for 24 hours! All in all, cute but too much trouble. Cut up the salami and cheese and toss all the ingredients w/dressing and make a tortellini salad!"

Angel_Food User ID: 245187 51842
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"I have made something very similar to this several times. To add an extra kick, use green olives stuffed with jalapenos. You can mix up the variety of olives and use blue cheese or almond stuffed ones as well."

devthorpe User ID: 4065722 134625
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2010

"This recipe had been circulated around my office 25 yrs ago. I have used it numerous times. Glad to see it is still around."

lou23322 User ID: 2807904 54845
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2010

"They are a tasty treat for all."

cathmcq User ID: 1281083 51769
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2009

"These were quite a hit when I took them as appetizers for Easter dinner. I used sharp cheddar instead of the provolone and made some with salami and some with pepperoni."

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