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Antipasto Kabobs Recipe

Antipasto Kabobs Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Reviewed Jul. 29, 2017

"My guests obliterated the tray that held these wonderful appetizers! Ingredients were those you could easily find at the local grocery store and the only thing to be cooked was the tortellini for a very short time. These were also "macho" enough for the guys!--LOL! I used the exact ingredients suggested, but did not use parsley--I thought it might end up tearing off of the skewer eventually. Will use again for sure!"

Reviewed Mar. 12, 2017

"Great for parties! I first made these while living in Italy and had access to fresh and authentic anitpasta--- so yummy!"

Reviewed Dec. 25, 2016

"Made these for our Christmas gathering using cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, salami,pepperoni, black and green olives and parsley. Found some 4 inch bamboo skewers that worked perfectly. Not many left over."

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2016

"easy and tasty! It is nice to have an appetizer that can be made up a little in advance of the event. Once I got into the rhythm of assembly these went together quickly. I used turkey pepperoni with no difference in taste and thus a little lower fat. I would also like to try marinating some mozzarella with the olives and tortellini for a little added cheese flavor. I used a light Italian dressing; it worked well and wasn't as oily as regular Italian dressing might have been. Perfect appetizer also if you're taking an appetizer to share to a function; travels well."

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2016

"Nice to be able to use lots of choices. Made some as written and made some with cherry tomatoes and cucumber slices for my vegetarian friends. I also added mozzarella balls. Marinated only the tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives and mozzarella balls."

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!!"

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."

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2015

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

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!"

Reviewed Oct. 24, 2015

"Very tasty. I love this recipe."

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