My husband and I love to entertain. However, when we have company I like to enjoy the company and not spend all my time in the kitchen! I am always looking for recipes that I can make ahead or at least reduce my time in the kitchen. I really don’t want to be spending time cooking in the kitchen when I could be enjoying our company. These antipasto kabobs are the perfect solution!Antipasto Kabobs There is a little work involved the day before which is just cooking the tortellini and marinating it with the olives and salad dressing. Before your company arrives you can put together the antipasto kabobs so they will be chilled and ready for sharing.Antipast Kabobs


The added bonus is that they are light in calories. You can enjoy two antipasto kabobs for only 139 calories. Delicious and low fat, my kind of appetizer!


Antipasto Kabobs




1 package of refrigerated cheese tortellini (9 oz)

40 pimento stuffed olives

40 large pitted ripe olives

¾ cup Italian salad dressing

40 thin slices of pepperoni

20 thin slices of hard salami
Can of artichoke hearts in water, drained




Cook the tortellini according to the package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the tortellini, olives and salad dressing. Stir gently, cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.


Drain and discard the marinade. For each appetizer, thread a stuffed olive, folded pepperoni slice, tortellini, a folded salami piece and ripe olive on a toothpick or short skewer. If you like you can also add a piece of parsley.Antipasto Kabobs


Makes about 40 appetizers.


These antipasto kabobs would be perfect for your next summer gathering. They were certainly a hit with our company!Antipasto Kabobs


Do you have a favorite appetizer you like to serve? One that doesn’t have you spending hours in the kitchen? Please share in the comments!

8 comments on “Antipasto Kabobs – the perfect appetizer

Amy Christensen on June 16, 2017 3:18 pm

These look absolutely delicious. I’m going to have to try them! – Amy

Margy on June 17, 2017 6:30 pm

Those look wonderful. I love antipasto, especially the olives. I like nachos with lots of cheese and jalapenos as an appy either here at home or at a Mexican restaurant. – Margy

Jess on June 20, 2017 3:55 pm

So cute and look yummy! 🙂

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Linda on June 21, 2017 3:22 pm

Yum!!! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend? Hope to see you again next week!

Wishes for tasty dishes,

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on June 22, 2017 1:45 pm

Oh yeah – Looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner Party!

Miz Helen on June 23, 2017 4:32 pm

I love your Antipasto Kabobs, they will be awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
Miz Helen

April J Harris on June 26, 2017 6:22 pm

I’m having a Canada Day party this Saturday Nancy, and I’m going to serve your antipasto kabobs! They really do look like the perfect appetizer. Pinned and also featuring at Hearth and Soul this week. Hope to ‘see’ you there! Thank you so much for sharing and for your support of Hearth and Soul.

Nancy Wolff on June 26, 2017 7:20 pm

You will love this appetizer, we sure did!

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