Antipasti Brat Skewers


Antipasti Brat Skewers

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    "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.

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    Serves 16
    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
    • Colander
    • Charcoal or gas grill
    • Large bowl
    • Small bowl
    • 16 (10-inch each) metal skewers
    • Serving platter


    1. Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. Transfer to a large bowl.

    2.  Meanwhile, preheat a charcoal or gas grill with a greased rack for direct cooking over medium-high heat (375 degrees).

    3. Add cherry tomatoes, bratwurst slices, artichoke hearts, red onion, and 1/4 cup Italian dressing to tortellini in bowl; toss to coat.

    4. Stir together remaining 1/4 cup Italian dressing and pesto sauce in a small bowl; refrigerate until ready to serve.

    5. 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.

    6. To serve, arrange skewers on serving platter. Serve with pesto sauce.

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Test Kitchen