Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

I sampled a similar appetizer at a party that inspired this simple idea. It would be easy to add additional foods to the skewers, based on your preferences. Use your favorite store bought or homemade pesto sauce!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 30 cheese tortellini, prepared according to package directions
  • 14 cup pesto sauce
  • 5 sun-dried tomatoes, oil-packed
  • 10 medium-length wooden skewers


  1. Combine tortellini with pesto sauce and mix well.
  2. Cut each tomato into 4 strips.
  3. Place one tortellini onto a skewer, followed by a piece of sundried tomato. (I found it most effective to hook each piece of sundried tomato to the skewer twice).
  4. Add another tortellini and tomato piece, ending with a third tortellini.
  5. Chill until ready to serve.


Most Helpful

Easy & delicious! These would go nicely in a smaller skewers at any potluck or game watching party. The colors are also make for a pretty presentation. Thank you for sharing this keeper!

Susie D January 31, 2012

Made as a prize for the *Best of 2008* cookbook game, this is a dandy & ingredient-friendly little appy ~ perfect for short-notice guests. I was a bit size-challenged since cheese tortellini are sml here & skewers lrg, so I cut my wood skewers w/a wire cutter & expanded the recipe as your intro allowed. I added black olives & also see tightly rolled thin slices of pepperoni or salami as excellent adds. This is fun & easy to make. Thx for sharing the recipe w/us. :-)

twissis March 25, 2009

So easy and soo good! What a great appetizer for entertaining! Tastes great and lovely presentation! I added proscuitto. It was a great addition. Thanks for posting Starry! I'll certainly make again!

Mrs Goodall August 20, 2014

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