Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. Transfer to a large bowl.
"Antipasti" is the Italian term for appetizer. These appetizers usually consist of meat, cheese, and olives. In this case, we skewered tortellini, tomatoes, bratwursts (and a few other ingredients) to make a portable appetizer.
Servings and Ingredients
|32 Hy-Vee frozen cheese tortellini|
|32 cherry tomatoes|
|1 (14-oz.) pkg. fully cooked smoked pork bratwurst, diagonally cut into 1/2-inch slices|
|2 (14-oz. each) cans Hy-Vee quartered artichoke hearts, drained|
|1 small red onion, cut into 1/2-inch thick wedges|
|½ c. Hy-Vee zesty Italian salad dressing, divided|
|2 tbsp. Gustare Vita basil pesto|
Things To Grab
- Large stockpot
- Charcoal or gas grill
- Large bowl
- Small bowl
- 16 (10-inch each) metal skewers
- Serving platter
Meanwhile, preheat a charcoal or gas grill with a greased rack for direct cooking over medium-high heat (375 degrees).
Add cherry tomatoes, bratwurst slices, artichoke hearts, red onion, and 1/4 cup Italian dressing to tortellini in bowl; toss to coat.
Stir together remaining 1/4 cup Italian dressing and pesto sauce in a small bowl; refrigerate until ready to serve.
Alternately thread tortellini, tomatoes, bratwurst slices, artichokes, and red onion wedges onto 16 (10-inch each) metal skeweres, leaving 3-inches from bottom of skewers. Grill 6 to 7 minutes or until bratwurst reach 165 degrees, turning frequently.
To serve, arrange skewers on serving platter. Serve with pesto sauce.
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