Antipasto Skewers

Antipasto skewers, or antipasto kabobs, make great party food. Easy to make in advance, they are an easy party appetizer idea that’s ideal for parties, picnics, game day, BBQs, road trips, tailgating and gatherings, among others. This crowd-pleasing antipasto bite appetizer is served on wooden skewers and made with classic Italian flavours. 

A platter of Italian antipasto skewers.

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One of the best Italian appetizer recipes if you’re looking for a nice addition to a charcuterie board or tasty, colourful food on a stick type snacks, this antipasto salad in kabob form makes easy finger food everyone will enjoy.

Overhead view of a platter of Italian antipasto skewers.

Why You Will Love These

Simple to assemble:  This appetizer recipe with marinated vegetables is perfect if you are looking for easy party prep dishes.
Delicious:  The classic Italian trio of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil feature in these Italian appetizers, along with other delicious ingredients.
Popular:  With its classic antipasto ingredients, this no-cook appetizer recipe is sure to impress a large crowd at any occasion. They disappear fast from the buffet table!

Close up view of a platter of Italian antipasto bites on wood skewers.

Antipasto Skewer Recipe Ingredients

Thread fresh mozzarella balls, cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes, cheese tortellini, fresh basil leaves, black and green olives, and salami onto the skewers. The marinade is a combination of olive oil, vinegar, lemon, oregano, parsley, garlic, mustard, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.

Ingredients to make antipasto skewer appetizers.

How to Make Antipasto Skewers

For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card.

Cook the tortellini:  Cook it following the directions on the package and let it cool completely.
Make the marinade:  Shake all the dressing ingredients in a jar until well combined.
Marinate the kabob ingredients:  Pour the dressing over the mozzarella, tortellini and tomatoes and marinate overnight or for at least a couple of hours.
Assemble the appetizer skewers:  Thread the mozzarella, fresh basil, tortellini, green and black olives, meat, and tomatoes on to wooden skewers, garnish with fresh herbs if liked, and serve chilled or at room temperature.

Making an antipasto appetizer on wood skewers.
A platter of Italian antipasto bites on wood skewers.

Substitutions and Variations

You can use chopped fresh mozzarella instead of plain mozzarella balls, or add pepperoncini peppers, or artichoke hearts to the antipasto bites. Additionally, marinated mushrooms are also really good, as are other antipasto items like cured meats or roasted red peppers. Use Italian, Greek or even kalamata olives, as long as they’re pitted. A drizzle of a balsamic vinegar reduction is a nice addition, too.

Close up view of a platter of Italian antipasto bites appetizers.

What to Serve with Antipasto Bites

Whether you’re having these at a backyard BBQ, for bridal showers, or anytime during the holiday season, you might be wondering what else to serve with this easy party appetizer. There are plenty of perfect party food ideas to choose from, for your buffet table. What about chips with a homemade green goddess dip, crab cake egg rolls or deviled eggs? Also, they are a great addition to a charcuterie board or antipasto board.

Antipasto skewers in a cup.

Storage Directions

Store:  Keep leftovers wrapped in plastic wrap and refrigerated, and enjoy within 3 days.
Freeze: Unfortunately, these are not really suited to freezing because the texture and flavour will suffer.

Close up view of antipasto appetizer bites on wood skewers.

Easy Antipasto Skewers FAQs

Do you serve these with or without the dressing?

Once the kabobs are marinated, you can discard the marinade since the flavours will have soaked into the kabob ingredients. You could always drizzle a balsamic glaze over them or sprinkle over some fresh herb sprigs.

Can you make a vegetarian version?

Feel free to change the ingredients however you want. You can swap the salami for roasted bell peppers or mushrooms, perhaps.

A full platter of Italian antipasto bites.

Italian Antipasto Skewers Appetizer Recipe

Antipasto Skewers

5 from 46 votes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: BBQ, Party
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 146kcal
Author: Bella Bucchiotti
Delicious and easy antipasto skewers: perfect for parties, BBQs & gatherings! Made with Italian flavours, they are a crowd-pleasing appetizer.
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  • 12 Balls mozzarella
  • 12 cheese tortellini
  • 24 cherry tomatoes
  • 12 Leaves basil
  • 12 green olives pitted
  • 12 black olives pitted
  • 12 Slices salami

Italian Dressing Marinade

  • 1/4 Cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley chopped
  • 2 Teaspoons oregano chopped
  • 2 Cloves garlic grated
  • 1 Teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper coarse
  • 1 Pinch red pepper flakes


  • Cook tortellini according to package directions. Place into a strainer and rinse under cold water until cool.
  • Combine Italian dressing ingredients in a mason jar and shake vigorously for 30 seconds
  • Add mozzarella, tortellini, and tomatoes to a bowl with a lid. Pour Italian dressing over and marinate for at least two hours, but preferably overnight.
  • Assemble skewers by rotating mozzarella balls, basil leaves, tortellini, olives, meat, and tomatoes.


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 677mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 538IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg
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The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

Antipasto skewers are one of the tastiest Italian appetizer recipes and these mini appetizers are a breeze to make and guaranteed to be a hit at your next party or gathering.

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Recipe Rating

  1. WhatWouldVWear wrote:

    Bella, what a great recipe! Those biscuits look so yummy! I swear you are so talented in so many different thing!! LOVE!

    I hope your day is as beautiful as you are!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
  2. Elly Leavitt wrote:

    Your photos are stunning! As someone who grew up in Rome I’ve never thought of using triscuits, what a great idea x

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
  3. This looks so delicious. Antipasto bites are a great appetizer to serve at parties. I will look for Triscuit crackers on my next trip to the store! These sound perfect!

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
  4. I love Triscuits! They are definitely great for appetizers 🙂


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  5. Molly Turro wrote:

    OMG yum these look so good! I am seriously about to run out to the store and get all the ingredients! Awesome recipe!

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
  6. Pam wrote:

    These sound so good. I love antipasto and having all that flavor in one bite sounds like the perfect easy appetizer.

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
  7. Tamara wrote:

    These looks so delicious! Yum!


    Tamara –

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  8. Alli Smith wrote:

    Triscuits are my fave crackers and I love how you dressed them up. I want to serve your antipasto bites at my next party. Yum! I know my guests will love them.

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
  9. Jenny wrote:

    These look so yummy!
    xoxo, Jenny

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  10. Amanda | Maple Alps wrote:

    Looks like a great summertime snack! Simple and delicious 😀

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  11. Sara Kate Steadman wrote:

    Yummy!! Literally anything with those ingredients are perfection.

    Sara Kate Styling

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  12. Nicole C. wrote:

    Looks delicious! Definitely going to try making these soon 🙂 XO, Nicole

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  13. Sarah Bond wrote:

    These look SO good! My belly is rumbling now!

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
  14. Jolina wrote:

    I’m loving “anitpastriscuit” 🙂 They look so delicious. Simple and quick to prep too when you have company!

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
  15. Brandy wrote:

    These look very yummy. Thanks for sharing a snack idea!

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  16. We are obsessed with Triscuits. I’ll definitely have to try this! They look delicious.

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  17. francesca wrote:

    I actually don’t really do antipasti but this does actually look delicious!!

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  18. Carina Vardie wrote:

    Yumm! These look delicious!


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  19. linda spiker wrote:

    Yum! Love those little bites!

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  20. Tiffany Austin wrote:

    Yum this looks delicious! The perfect bite! Also pinning!

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  21. Liz Mays wrote:

    Oh these would be wonderful appetizers! I’d love those olives with the pesto sauce.

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
  22. Chrissa - Physical Kitchness wrote:

    Soooo you pretty much NAILED my favorite party app! Anything with olives and a little crunch = I’m hanging around the food table all night! Love this!

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
  23. Oh these look really good! I love easy appetizers these would be perfect for a bbq spread!

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
  24. Excluding the olives these look really yummy. The pesto sauce looks lovely x

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  25. Ms Mellissa wrote:

    My goodness! I am such of fan of anything with Kalamata Olives in it and this looks delish!!

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
  26. Lauren wrote:

    Great recipe! Gonna pin this one for later!

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
  27. YUM! Looks delicious.

    Alix |

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  28. Christy M wrote:

    Just in time! Looking for a new way to serve antipasta for a shower!

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
  29. Chrishelle Ebner wrote:

    I love triscuits. This looks amazing. I love savory Italian appetizers. Definitely giving this a try.

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
  30. soniya wrote:

    Perfect for get-togethers !!

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  31. These look absolutely delicious! I definitely need to try this recipe.

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  32. Adriana wrote:

    Wow these sound SO good!! I need to try these, antipasto is my favorite part of any meal and as an Italian myself, I know all about this haha! Beautiful pictures! -Kendall

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
  33. Ashley wrote:

    I saw these on your instagram and immediately had to check them out! These look SO good! Definitely making these soon!

    xo Ashley

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • Aww thank you so much Ashley!!! I hope you try this recipe and let me know what you think!

      Posted 7.7.16 Reply
  34. Lily Travella wrote:

    These look amazing. Never seen anything like these before.

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
  35. Yes I love antipasto and these little bites look delicious especially since they have crackers which I love!

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  36. Rebecca Swenor wrote:

    I happen to love antipasto salads which I believe taste divine. These appetizers are something that my family would indeed love so I will have to make these. The Triscuit crackers are perfect for these. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Posted 7.7.16 Reply
    • Thank you Rebecca, I hope you try it out!! I agree antipasto salad is very good.

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  37. Jessica wrote:

    I love Antipasto! And you perfectly captured how tasty it is.

    Posted 7.7.16 Reply
  38. Amanda Love wrote:

    Triscuit sounds like an awesome choice for crackers, and I love how you decided to serve it! These appetizers will be a sure hit in any parties and it’s so easy to assemble!

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  39. Suchitra Narayanan wrote:

    looks delicious!! lovely pics!!

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  40. Amy wrote:

    I love Triscuits and these look delicious!!


    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  41. Nadia wrote:

    I adore little bites like that! You are always so inspiring with your fab recipes, sweetie <3
    xox Nadia

    Posted 7.7.16 Reply
  42. Eugenia Nazarova wrote:

    I love antipasti, especially various times of bruschetta! Your antipasto bites recipe looks amazing and easy to make! I’d love to try it!

    Posted 7.7.16 Reply
  43. bc21578 wrote:

    The bocconcini looks excellent. I’ve done something similar with brie.

    Posted 7.7.16 Reply
  44. Miss ALK wrote:

    This would be such a cute little party appetizer!

    xoxo A

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  45. Oh this would lovely at the dinner table! I love olives…

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  46. Anna Baun wrote:

    These looks like the perfect Summer treat! And I love how simple they are to put together for an soiree! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

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  47. Ana Ojha wrote:

    This is a perfect appetizer for the house-party! And am sure guests would love it!

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  48. Thank you so much!

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  49. Thank you Mimi!

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  50. Thank you Shannon!

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  51. Thank you Ivan!

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  52. Thank you David!

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  53. Thank you for stopping by!

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  54. Thank you so much Michelle!

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  55. Thank you Jessica!

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  56. Thank you!

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  57. Sandra Mo wrote:

    oh love it ! I just recorded the post on pinterest to keep it in my food recipes collection 🙂 thanks a lot ! Im so hungry right now 😉

    Posted 7.8.16 Reply
  58. Stephanie Pass wrote:

    This looks like a great snack! My family loves Triscuits, especially my husband. I’ll share this with him.

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  59. Elana wrote:

    Gourmet Triscuits!

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  60. OMG Bella… YUM!!!!!! Love these apps! Xoxo Mindy

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  61. rika agustini wrote:

    Those appetizer bites look delicious! I love antipasto! So good

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  62. Lizelle Cruz wrote:

    Italian is my gave cuisine ever, and we usualky order antipasto before the main course 🙂

    Posted 7.8.16 Reply
  63. I have always loves antipasto anything! Love how cute these are, and how perfect they would be for a Summer party!

    Posted 7.8.16 Reply
  64. LOVE antipasto! Yum, yum, yum! My husband would love this!

    Posted 7.11.16 Reply
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  67. Tracy wrote:

    5 stars
    These were delicious! My new favourite appetizer.

    Posted 4.14.23 Reply
  68. Traci wrote:

    5 stars
    Absolutely loved these! Such a different and unique appetizer that we all enjoyed! Will make these again for sure!

    Posted 4.15.23 Reply
  69. Elizabeth S wrote:

    5 stars
    So I made these for a dinner party and they were the FIRST appetizer gone. Not going to lie, I had about 4 before I even got to the party. So easy and definitely a crowd pleaser.

    Posted 4.15.23 Reply
  70. Addison wrote:

    5 stars
    These were so great for entertaining! Everyone loved them – the flavor, size and ease of making them were amazing!

    Posted 4.15.23 Reply
  71. Claire wrote:

    5 stars
    These were quite delicious!!! I have had antipasto skewers before but never ones with pasta on. It was delicious!

    And they looked so pretty (not as good as yours) but pretty!

    Even my 3 out of 5 kids ate them! That is a winner!!

    Posted 4.15.23 Reply
  72. Rose wrote:

    5 stars
    I made these for a dinner party last night! They were the first thing that disappeared off the table! Great recipe!

    Posted 4.16.23 Reply