Saturday, December 19, 2015

Tortellini Caprese Bites/#SundaySupper

If you are looking for a new and tasty appetizer for this years holiday festivities, you have found it! These Tortellini Caprese Bites are quick to put together, making them a welcome addition to any party menu. This week at #SundaySupper we are sharing Last Minute Holiday Recipes, and these Tortellini Caprese Bites definitely qualify! The recipe consists of seven ingredients, with about 40 minutes of hands on time. You could purchase the vinaigrette instead of making it, making your prep time even less.
tortellini, tomatoes, fresh basil, mozzarella bites, vinaigrette
Tortellini Caprese Bites

  (printable recipe)
Makes 60 skewers~ adapted from Southern Living Recipes
1 (9oz) package refrigerated Cheese Filled Tortellini
3 cups halved Grape Tomatoes
24 oz. Fresh Small Mozzarella Cheese Balls
60 (6") Wooden Skewers

Basil Vinaigrette 
1/2 cup White Balsamic Vinegar
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
2/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
6 tablespoons Chopped Fresh Basil
Fresh Ground Pepper

 white balsamic vinegar, salt, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil
 Whisk together the vinegar and salt. Gradually add oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking until smooth. Stir in basil and fresh ground pepper to taste. Set aside.
fresh grape tomatoes
Cook tortellini according to package directions. Cut grape tomatoes in half.
tortellini, fresh basil, tomatoes, vinaigrette
Thread 1 tomato half, 1 cheese ball, (I used Ciliegine size) another tomato half, and 1 tortellini onto each skewer. Place skewers in a dish, like a 13x9 inch baking dish. Pour vinaigrette over skewers to coat. Cover and chill for 2 hours.
tortellini, mozzarella balls, vinaigrette
When ready to serve, remove skewers from vinaigrette and add salt and pepper to taste. Discard any remaining vinaigrette.

Thanks so much for dropping by today! I hope this recipe is something you will try. I know you will enjoy it. It would make a great addition to your New Years Eve Party Buffet! 

Looking for more last minute ideas? Find something you love in this list from the #SundaySupper family! 

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    1. Quick and easy skewers! Ilove caprese flavors!

    2. I love tortellini, creative idea for serving them as an app! I know these are intended as an app, but I wouldn't mind them for breakfast. :)

    3. I adore Caprese anything---so I love your skewers! You'd find me hovering around this plate at your party :)

    4. Wonderful idea! You get a whole mini meal (a very tasty one) on one skewer. Plus the hostess gets to spend time with her guests =)

    5. Love the tortellini on the skewers! I could make a meal off this appetizer.

    6. We did this over the summer with our garden tomatoes, too yummy!

    7. This is such a wonderful appetizer! I've never had it with the tortellini, that is quite the touch!

    8. These look so great Teri - thank you for the idea! Happy Holidays!

    9. Love the idea of adding the tortellini to caprese skewers!