Back to Tortellini Appetizers

Print Options


Card Sizes

Tortellini Appetizers Recipe

Tortellini Appetizers Recipe

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 YIELD:9 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 92 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 453mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0g sugars, trace fiber), 7g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 lean meat, 1 fat

Reviews for Tortellini Appetizers

Sort By :
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2013

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

Reviewed May. 31, 2012

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

Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

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

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!"

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."

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."

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2010

"They are a tasty treat for all."

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."

Loading Image