Pasta Salad on a Stick

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

  • Cheese tortellini: I used fresh but you can also use frozen. Cook according to the package directions and drain well.
  • Mozzarella: Cut into small cubes.
  • Green peppers: I chose to use green peppers for the color. Feel free to use whatever type of bell pepper is your favorite.
  • Pepperoni: Grab a bag of pepperoni slices or a stick of pepperoni and cut it into chunks.
  • Cherry tomatoes: Wash and dry them.
  • Black olives: Use whole black olives.
  • Italian dressing: Whip up your favorite Italian dressing or grab the bottle you love at the grocery store.
  • Long toothpicks: You’ll need extra long toothpicks to make these pasta skewers.
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.

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.

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.

Delicious Additions

You can add anything you like to these pasta skewers. Here are a few more ideas that would be tasty:

  • Cheddar cheese
  • Cucumbers
  • Spinach leaves
  • Chicken
  • Radishes
  • Celery
  • Red onion
  • Broccoli
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.

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

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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Pasta Salad on a Stick

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.
Prep Time2 hrs 20 mins
Active Time10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta salad on a stick
Yield: 28 sticks
Author: Meghan Payne-Hensley

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

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