Holiday Appetizers

While the main course is in the oven and guests mingle in anticipation this holiday season, tide them over with simple appetizers the whole crowd will enjoy.

These skewers have something for everyone, with bits of pasta, cubed cheese, pepperoni and veggies!

Appealing Holiday Appetizers

1 package (9 ounces) cheese-filled tortellini,
cooked al dente and cooled
1/2 cup fat-free Italian dressing
1 block (8 ounces) reduced-fat Swiss cheese, cubed
2 cups baby spinach leaves
32 pieces turkey pepperoni
3 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
16 wooden skewers, 9-10 inches each

In large bowl, marinate tortellini in Italian dressing 30 minutes in refrigerator.
To assemble skewers, start with two pieces tortellini, one cheese cube, two spinach leaves, one pepperoni slice (folded in fourths), one tomato and repeat. Each skewer will have total of four pieces tortellini, two cheese cubes, four spinach leaves, two pepperoni slices and two tomatoes.
Repeat until skewers are complete. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutritional information per serving: 81 calories; 2 g fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 191 mg sodium; 113 mg potassium; 8 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein.

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