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Pasta Salad Skewers on a parchment lined sheet pan
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Pasta Salad Skewers

Everything you love about pasta salad comes together in these Pasta Salad Skewers that are a fun appetizer or side dish. These are easy to make ahead and great to serve to a crowd - no utensils necessary.
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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: make with kids, party recipe, pasta
Servings: 6
Calories: 207kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $8.50


  • Stockpot
  • Bamboo Skewers


  • 8 oz Tortellini, uncooked
  • 20 Mozzarella Balls (look for the mozzarella balls called Ciliegine; or use any other cubed cheese)
  • 10 oz Cherry or Grape Tomatoes, halved (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 20 small slices Salami (or use pepperoni other cured meat)
  • 20 leaves Fresh Basil
  • 20 Skewers


  • Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain and allow to cool.
  • Thread tortellini, mozzarella, tomato halves, salami, and fresh basil onto skewers. (Note: The tomato halves work well on either end of the other ingredients because they will help to hold the other ingredients in place.)
  • You can serve these skewers on their own or with your favorite sauce or dressing for dipping - pesto, Ranch dressing, or Creamy Herb Yogurt Dressing.


If making these ahead, cover them tightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator. 


Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 482IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 1mg