Looking for a fun appetizer or creative lunch box addition? Pasta Salad on a Stick takes all the classic pasta salad ingredients and threads them on a long toothpick for a delicious new spin. Perfect for parties and afternoon snacks alike.
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I love a fun appetizer and today’s recipe totally fits that bill. Pasta Salad on a Stick takes all the classic pasta salad ingredients and serves them on a stick for a super fun snack.
Eating something off a stick is ALWAYS more fun then using utensils. Kids and adults alike will adore these cute little skewers.
The Perfect Handheld Appetizer
If you’re having a party where guests will be standing or mingling, you know the importance of a handheld appetizer. You don’t want party goers struggling with a fork while standing and holding a plate.
By putting all your favorite pasta salad ingredients on a stick, they are easy to eat and no silverware is required.
Ingredients for Pasta Salad on a Stick
The ingredients can vary, based on what you love, but here’s what I use when making Pasta Salad on a Stick:
How to Make Pasta Salad on a Stick
This cute little appetizer is super easy to throw together. Start by cooking your tortellini according to the package directions.
Thred the ingredients onto the long toothpicks. Start with a tortellini then add all the additional ingredients and end with another tortellini. Add them to a container with a lid.
Keep going until you’ve used up all your ingredients. Drizzle the Italian dressing over the finished skewers and wiggle the dish around to make sure they are all coated.
Place in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve. I like to make these a few hours ahead of time or even the night before to ensure they have time to soak up that delicious dressing.
You can add anything you like to these pasta skewers. Here are a few more ideas that would be tasty:
Great for Lunch Boxes
If you have a kiddo that likes variety in their school lunches, these are a great option. I make pasta salad for my kids school lunch often which they love but when they discovered these pasta salad on a stick creations they flipped.
Food on a stick is always way more fun and exciting to eat. And it’s an easy way to sneak in some veggies or get them to try something new.
More Fun Appetizer Ideas
Pasta Salad on a Stick
- 9 oz. cheese tortellini
- 4 oz. mozzarella cheese, cut into 28 cubes
- 2 large green bell peppers, cut into 1-inch chunks
- 6 oz. package pepperoni
- 10 oz. cherry tomatoes
- 6 oz. whole black olives
- 1/2 cup Italian dressing
- long toothpicks
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Rinse under cold water.
- Put a tortellini on a toothpick. Thred with a mozzarella chunk, green pepper, a few pepperoni, cherry tomato, black olive and another tortellini. Place in a large container with a lid. Continue with the remaining ingredients. Drizzle the dressing over the tortellini and refrigerate until ready to serve. Best if marinated in the dressing for a few hours.