Tortellini on a Stick Is the Most Fun You’ll Have with Dinner this Week

updated May 1, 2019
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Keep a bag of frozen tortellini tucked away in your freezer and you can rest easy knowing that a quick meal is always at the ready. This series on fast tortellini dinners will show you how to transform frozen tortellini into dinner using pantry staples and a few surprising techniques. Pasta sauce is just the beginning!

Put down the knife and fork — here’s your excuse to have a little fun and eat with your hands. This is the quick and easy way to have a utensil-free dinner on your table in next to no time. All you need to do is cook up some frozen tortellini and raid your grocery store’s antipasti bar. Everything from veggies to cheese to meat is up for grabs. From there, dinner is a matter of threading everything on a stick. You can go a step further and finish with drizzle of olive oil and a few cracks of pepper. This is a fun way to turn a regular pasta night into something a little more playful. Make a few extra to bring to work the next day for an even better desk lunch.

Why You Should Make Antipasti Skewers with Tortellini

Because everyone enjoys eating with their hands! Plus, there’s almost no cooking involved, besides the few minutes it takes to boil the tortellini. Enjoy these simple skewers for a light dinner, pack them up for lunch, or tuck a couple away in the fridge for a grab-and-go snack.

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How to Make It

Start by visiting your grocery store’s antipasti bar and filling your basket with a few different items — pitted olives, marinated mushrooms, Peppadew peppers, slices of salami, and cubes of cheese are all great choices. Boil and drain frozen tortellini, gather some wooden skewers, and thread the cooked pasta onto the skewers along with your antipasti of choice.