These Antipasto Kabobs (Antipasto Skewers) are full of your favorites making them a delicious and beautiful appetizer recipe that will “wow” your guests!

I’ve been wanting to make antipasto kabobs for the longest time. I’m talking years. Yesterday when I was at the grocery store trying to come up with an idea for today’s post, I decided that even though I didn’t have anyone to serve them to, I was finally going to make these fun antipasto skewers.

Antipasto Kabobs (Antipasto Skewers)

Antipasto Kabobs | Inspired by Charm

Now, before everyone gets too excited, there is pasta on my kabobs. In case you didn’t know (I wasn’t aware of this until I googled it yesterday.), antipasto actually means “before the meal,” not anti-pasta. Ha! (Please tell me I’m the not the only one who thought that.) So, pasta in your antipasto is perfectly okay.

How to Make Antipasto Kabobs:

As you might have guessed, while these look fancy, they are ridiculously easy to put together. It takes a little time to skewer all of your foods, but other than that, it’s a breeze Plus, the only thing you have to cook is the pasta, and that’s as simple as boiling water.

Antipasto Kabobs | Inspired by Charm

I used a variety of traditional antipasto items. However, feel free to use what you like or have on hand. The options are really endless here. With garden produce so plentiful right now, this is a great way to use up some of your fresh veggies.

The Best Antipasto Skewers!

Antipasto Kabobs | Inspired by Charm

To add a little flavor to these antipasto kabobs, I finished them off with a drizzle of store bought basil pesto. Again, use what you want here. Just some olive oil and balsamic would be nice or even Italian dressing. You can even try a Greek-inspired antipasto kabob and use Greek dressing.


Let me tell you these are not only delicious, but they are super fun. If you serve these up at a party, your guests will go bananas. I’m going to give you the recipe below with the ingredients I used, but feel free to get creative and make them your own.

Antipasto Kabobs | Inspired by Charm

And I must say, while it took me years to make these bad boys, I hope you won’t wait that long. I’m sure you will enjoy them as much as I did.

Antipasto Kabobs | Inspired by Charm

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I promise these Antipasto Kabobs will be a hit at your next party! Who wouldn’t love these Antipasto Skewers?

Give them a try and let me know what you think!

Antipasto Skewers Recipe:

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time 20 mins
These Antipasto Kabobs (Antipasto Skewers) are full of your favorites making them a delicious and beautiful appetizer recipe that will "wow" your guests!


  • cherry tomatoes
  • tortellini - cooked and cooled
  • olives - kalamata and green
  • salami - cubed
  • prosciutto - sliced
  • sharp cheddar cheese - cubed
  • basil leaves
  • basil pesto
  • wood skewers


  • Skewer the above ingredients onto wood skewers. 
  • Drizzle with basil pesto and serve.

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  • Patricia Zannetti at

    These anti-pasta scewers were a hit at an engagement party! I put them on a bed of leafy green lettuce and they were beautiful and delicious and great to serve during covid. No dipping needed. I added marinated artichoke hearts because it looked like you added them in the picture. Thank you very much. I’ll be bringing them to my nephew’s baby shower.

  • Lisa at

    Looks like you may left out an ingredient from the recipe list, The picture has artichokes on the kabob??

  • Denise at

    We made these as part of an appetizer table for our Mom’s 80th birthday surprise party (last night). They had the elevated look we were going for, they tasted delicious and everyone loved them. Thank you for another great recipe.

  • lovechandigarh at

    Very cute ideas AND so simple! Thanks for sharing such an amazing post!

  • jullie at

    I love your blog!! You have such great recipes – I use them a lot at my home. My Every family member likes your recipe so much. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

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