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Tortellini Skewers with Olives Tomatoes and Cheese Recipe

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Tortellini Skewers with Olives Tomatoes and Cheese Recipe – Fun and festive appetizer plate with cheesy tortellini, flavorful manzanilla olives, grape tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese threaded on skewers. A gorgeous addition to your Holiday table!

Tortellini Skewers with Olives Tomatoes and Cheese Recipe - Fun and festive appetizer plate with cheesy tortellini, flavorful manzanilla olives, grape tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese threaded on skewers. A gorgeous addition to your Holiday table!

That one time I ate and ate and ate tortellini and olives and tomatoes and mozzarella cheese straight off the skewers and I didn’t stop until there was no mo’. Also? punctuation marks are overrated.

Hi Hello Hey! Guess what! Remember my whole talk about last Friday and taking my little ones to see Santa? And how they fuhreak out every time they get near him? You guys! It was a success! They in fact hugged him and sat next to him and gave him a list of toys they wanted and all that jazz. How fun! I was proud. And a bit moved because that just means they’re growing and a fat dude in a red suit ain’t got nothin’ on ’em. 😉

Aleksandra and Ana with Santa

Aren’t they AWWW! SO CUUUUUUTE!  

Tortellini Skewers with Olives Tomatoes and Cheese Recipe - Fun and festive appetizer plate with cheesy tortellini, flavorful manzanilla olives, grape tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese threaded on skewers. A gorgeous addition to your Holiday table!

I want to tell you this was all about Christmas dinner planning, buuuuut it was just another manic Monday. I wished it was Sunday, ’cause that’s my eat-all-you-want day.

I cheated and ate more than a Monday should allow ’cause, you know that whole spiel about Mondays are when we all “start” to diet. Day.
I guess what I’m trying to say is, with all the riff raff in this world, all the uncertainty and quandary, the only true thing we can know in this life and have control over is…

…an enormous platter filled with some of our favorite foods threaded on a skewer. 

Tortellini Skewers with Olives Tomatoes and Cheese Recipe - Fun and festive appetizer plate with cheesy tortellini, flavorful manzanilla olives, grape tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese threaded on skewers. A gorgeous addition to your Holiday table!

This is how we do it. The biggest, fattest appetizer ever includes basically everything I love minus the salami. I decided to go meatless on you today, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t include it.

Also? My favorite snack, STAR’s Pimiento Stuffed Manzanilla Olives are all over these skewers and for a reason(s); sugar free, cholesterol free, trans fat free, low carb AND gluten free. Olives contain omega 9 monounsaturated fat and are a good source of antioxidants including vitamin E.
SEE? HIGH FIVE on the nutrish!!

Tortellini Skewers with Olives Tomatoes and Cheese Recipe - Fun and festive appetizer plate with cheesy tortellini, flavorful manzanilla olives, grape tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese threaded on skewers. A gorgeous addition to your Holiday table!

Green Olives are best known as a garnish in martinis, but they have many, many other uses: you can add them to salads, such as a potato salad or a macaroni salad. You can also add them to deviled eggs, pasta, pizza, etc… And obviously, you can also eat them straight off a skewer. Drizzled with a bit of STAR’s Signature Series Extra Virgin Olive Oil and STAR’s Balsamic Vinegar, these skewers are just everything I want out of life forever and ever. Really I do.

Tortellini Skewers with Olives Tomatoes and Cheese Recipe - Fun and festive appetizer plate with cheesy tortellini, flavorful manzanilla olives, grape tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese threaded on skewers. A gorgeous addition to your Holiday table!

We both know what you have to do. That’s right; make ’em. Your Holiday table will love it! You, too! of course.

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STAR Pimiento Stuffed Olives STAR Pimiento Stuffed Olives are available at select Safeway, Vons, King Soopers, Ralphs, Smiths, Save Mart, Raley’s, Lucky, Food 4 Less, Smart & Final, Bashas, Walmart, Tom Thumb and Randalls stores and ONLINE.

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Tortellini Skewers with Olives Tomatoes and Cheese Recipe - Fun and festive appetizer plate with cheesy tortellini, flavorful manzanilla olives, grape tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese threaded on skewers. A gorgeous addition to your Holiday table!
Tortellini Skewers with Olives Tomatoes and Cheese Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Fun and festive appetizer plate with cheesy tortellini, flavorful manzanilla olives, grape tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese threaded on skewers. A gorgeous addition to your Holiday table!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 24
Calories: 3 kcal
Author: Katerina | Diethood
Ingredients
  • 1 package (20-ounces) multi-colored cheese stuffed tortellini
  • 1 tub (8-ounces) "cherry-size" Fresh Mozzarella Balls
  • 1 jar (10-ounces) STAR Pimiento Stuffed Manzanilla Olives
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • About 24 (10-inches long) wooden skewers
  • 2 tablespoons thin strips of fresh basil
  • drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • drizzle of balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. Cook tortellini according to the package instructions.
  2. Drain the tortellini and cool with running cold water. Drain and pat them dry, making certain they are completely cooled.
  3. Begin to thread about 3 tortellini to each skewer, followed by a fresh mozzarella ball, 3 olives, 1 grape tomato, 3 more tortellini, two more olives, and top with one more grape tomato.
  4. Continue to do so until you run out of ingredients.
  5. Sprinkle with long strips of basil.
  6. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  7. Serve on a long serving platter.
Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 0

Nutrition Facts
Tortellini Skewers with Olives Tomatoes and Cheese Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 46mg 1%
Vitamin A 3.5%
Vitamin C 3.3%
Calcium 0.2%
Iron 0.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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11 Responses
  1. My husband laughed at me when I said I wanted to take our 8 week old to see Santa! I mean…come on! It’s his first Christmas and at least he is (hopefully) to young to be scared of him and start crying!
    And I am going to join you in devouring all the tortellini!

  2. I was always afraid to eat green olives, LOL. Until we started going to this farmers market that has the best empanadas. And inside each one is a green olive, and it’s fabulous. Now, I love them! these skewers look awesome 🙂

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