Tortellini Skewers

"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!"
photo by Debbwl photo by Debbwl
photo by Debbwl
photo by Mrs Goodall photo by Mrs Goodall
photo by Mrs Goodall photo by Mrs Goodall
photo by CHEFDLH photo by CHEFDLH
photo by twissis photo by twissis
Ready In:
10 skewers


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


  • Combine tortellini with pesto sauce and mix well.
  • Cut each tomato into 4 strips.
  • 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).
  • Add another tortellini and tomato piece, ending with a third tortellini.
  • Chill until ready to serve.

Questions & Replies

default avatar
  1. Jan S.
    Are these best served hot or cold?
  2. Ree L.
    Can these be made the day before serving?


  1. Mrs Goodall
    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!
  2. Susie D
    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!
  3. twissis
    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. :-)
    Thanks Starrynews for posting. My addition was salami to appeal to the meat lovers too and make the skewers heartier. (Thanks for the idea twissis!) I used half bamboo size skewers and threaded with tortellini, salami, sun dried tomato, another tortellini, additional salami piece and one more sundried tomato. I laid them down on a bed fresh rinsed and dried basil leaves. They were beautiful to look at and tasty to eat. They were made for my husband's office party potluck. The pesto mixture on the cheese tortellini made it even more tasty. Quick to make and easy to put together. Definitely a great potluck, game day or appetizer food. Enjoy! ChefDLH
  5. aronsinvest
    Everyone loved them and they were so easy to make. Thanks for posting.



Find More Recipes