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Tortellini Skewers

Yield 16 Skewers
For variety, make an assortment of colored tortellini with different fillings. Kids will get a kick out of sliding the pieces onto the skewers; for very young children, snap off the sharp end of each skewer beforehand.

Ingredients

  • 10-oz package refrigerated tortellini
  • 1 cup 1-inch pieces of red and yellow pepper
  • Sixteen 10-inch bamboo skewers
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories (1 skewer): 68
  • fat 2.6 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • sodium 121 mg
  • cholesterol 11 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prep time: 5 Minutes
    Cooking time: About 25 Minutes

    Cook the tortellini according to the package directions; drain, and then let them cool to room temperature. Thread 3 of the cooked tortellini and 3 pieces of pepper onto each skewer, alternating pieces and colors.

    On a plate or cutting board, use a pastry brush or a small, clean paintbrush to brush each tortellini lightly with olive oil.

    Sprinkle parmesan cheese over each skewer (hold it over a bowl to catch any cheese that doesn't stick). Arrange the finished skewers on a platter and serve.

    How kids can help: All steps except the cooking and draining of tortellini.