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A close up of a hand lifting a skewer filled with cheese, meat, cherry tomato, and olive.
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Antipasto Skewers

Delicious ingredients all together in one little appetizer skewer. These Antipasto Skewers are a super easy, make-ahead, grab-and-go party snack!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 18
Calories: 556kcal


  • 18 6" wooden skewers
  • 18 cheese tortellini cooked and cooled
  • 1/4 cup bottled Italian salad dressing
  • 18 large pitted black olives
  • 18 cubes havarti cheese approximately 8 ounces
  • 18 slices of salami
  • 18 cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 18 to 36 depending on size fresh basil leaves
  • 18 marinated mozzarella balls


  • Cook tortellini about 1 minute shy of package directions. After cooking, drain and immediately rinse with cool water to stop the cooking process. Drain well, transfer to a container with a lid, and add the Italian salad dressing. Toss lightly to be sure the tortellini is well coated with dressing; cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  • Thread the ingredients on to the skewers in any order you'd like. For a nice color contrast, here's how I did it:
    Olive, Havarti, Salami, Tortellini, Tomato, Basil, Marinated Mozzarella


I folded the salami in quarters (in half and then in half again) before threading it onto the skewers.
My basil leaves were quite small so I stacked two together and folded them before adding them to the skewers.
Total time does not include 3+ hours marinating time for cheese tortellini.


Serving: 1skewer | Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 1149mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g