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Low-Cal Antipasti Appetizer Skewers

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    While dinner is in the oven, whet your guest’s appetites with these low-cal Antipasti Appetizer Skewers. Fresh, tasty and healthy.

    Antipasti appetizers are a collection of deli meats, cheeses, breads, olives & vegetables usually served before a meal to whet the appetite.

    The great part about these antipasti appetizers is that they are low-cal – just 81 calories! And the skewer makes them easy to carry and munch on.

    Antipasti Skewer

    Course: AppetizersCuisine: Italian


    Prep time






    • 1 package (9 ounces) cheese-filled tortellini, cooked al dente and cooled

    • 1/2 cup fat-free Italian dressing

    • 1 block (8 ounces) reduced-fat Swiss cheese, cubed

    • 2 cups baby spinach leaves

    • 32 pieces turkey pepperoni

    • 3 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes

    • 16 wooden skewers, 9-10 inches each


    • In large bowl, marinate tortellini in Italian dressing 30 minutes in refrigerator.
    • To assemble skewers, start with two pieces tortellini, one cheese cube, two spinach leaves, one pepperoni slice (folded in fourths), one tomato and repeat. Each skewer will have total of four pieces tortellini, two cheese cubes, four spinach leaves, two pepperoni slices and two tomatoes.
    • Repeat until skewers are complete. Refrigerate until serving.

    Recipe & photos courtesy of Midwest Dairy

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    Low-Cal Antipasti Appetizer Skewers