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Easy Antipasto Kabobs

“This is one elegant, easy recipe people really seem to like at every party. I found a marinade recipe that wasn’t so heavy on olive oil and modified it to my taste. The kabobs are a snap to assemble. You don’t even need to turn on the oven.” —Kendra Doss, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + marinating
  • Makes
    12 kabobs


  • 1 cup refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup pitted ripe olives
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced deli ham, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 12 wooden skewers (6 inches)


  • Cook tortellini according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a large resealable plastic bag, combine the vinegar, cheese, basil, mustard, oil, honey and pepper. Add the artichokes, green pepper, tomatoes, olives and ham. Drain and rinse tortellini in cold water; add to bag. Seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Drain and discard marinade. For each kabob, thread tortellini, artichokes, green pepper, tomatoes, olives and folded ham onto a skewer.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 90 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 356mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • debstamp
    Jan 2, 2017

    I thought these were good, not great but they were a big hit with everyone at the get together I took them to. I think I would use a little less balsamic if I were to make them again.

  • jmdsmom
    Sep 30, 2012

    looked yummy on the pic, but didn't turn out too well. maybe I let it sit too long b/c the pasta was terrible.

  • ChrissyAnne
    Jan 13, 2011

    Super easy and DELICIOUS!!!! I made these as an appetizer on Christmas. I had about 20 kabobs for 8 adults and they freaked out when the plate was empty. Ever since, I have been requested to bring these everywhere! :)

  • Wana
    Nov 16, 2010

    good for last minute cocktail party, especially when u dont feel like cooking

  • Wana
    Nov 16, 2010

    good for last minute cocktail, especially when u dont feel like cooking