Trattoria Skewers

Trattoria Skewers

An amazing fancy appetizer for holiday parties, these cheesy tortellini, prosciutto and olive skewers are just 5 ingredients and incredibly easy to make. Recipe provided by Jill Silverman Hough.

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  • 6 to 8 as an appetizer servings


  • 24 cheese tortellini, plus a few extra for testing doneness

  • 24 Lindsay┬« Lindsay┬« Crafted Black Olives, Lindsay┬« Crafted Green Olives, or a combination, drained

  • 24 large basil leaves

  • 6 slices prosciutto, quartered

  • 24 small balls fresh mozzarella (about 1 8-ounce package)

  • 3/4 cup prepared basil pesto

Cooking Directions

  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and set aside.

  2. Arrange an olive on a toothpick. Add basil leaf (folded in half if very large), tortellini, quarter slice of prosciutto (folded to about 1-inch square), and mozzarella ball.

  3. Repeat with remaining ingredients, arranging filled toothpicks on serving plate.

  4. Place pesto in bowl alongside for dipping and serve.


  • Calories294
  • Fat21.3g
  • Protein13.6g
  • Cholesterol37.7mg
  • Total Carbs12.9g
  • Fiber0.8g

Percent (%) Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your calorie needs.