Appetizers

Charcuterie Skewers

These Charcuterie Skewers are the perfect appetizer to serve for Thanksgiving this year. They are extremely easy to make, super versatile, and will hold your guests over without getting too full before the main course!

**this post may contain affiliate links, which means I will make a small commission for products purchased through my link.

a hand holding one of the charcuterie skewers that has a green olive, salami, mozzarella ball, fresh basil, red pepper, and artichoke heart.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Charcuterie Skewers are the perfect appetizer for Thanksgiving this year.
  • They will hold your guests over without getting too full before the main course.
  • Extremely easy to put together and can easily make ahead of time!
  • These charcuterie skewers are ready from start to finish in just under 20 minutes, perfect for any social gathering.
  • 100% customizable, so feel free to add on your favorite toppings and make it your own.
  • The perfect finger food.
  • A wonderful alternative to making a full charcuterie board. It requires half the effort and only a few simple ingredients.
  • Great for holiday parties, football parties, or any type of potluck.
  • Depending on your toppings, this recipe can be made vegan, keto, gluten free, or plant based.
  • Check out my pasta salad for a more traditional side dish!

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Charcuterie Skewers. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

Mozzarella balls are fluffy, creamy and the perfect bite size cheese ball. I use the marinated ones from Trader Joes!

Use green or black whole, but pitted olives. I used green olives that were stuffed with garlic.

Salami adds a nice touch of protein.

Fresh basil leaves are filled with a lovely aroma and flavor.

Use roasted red bell pepper from the jar, or fresh bell pepper for a more crunchy texture.

Artichoke hearts from a jar add the perfect salty touch.

Cooked, Cheese tortellini is optional but a great addition.

A drizzle of balsamic glaze at the end really ties these skewers all together.

all the ingredients that you need to make these skewers in individual bowls.

How To Make

STEP 1: PREPARING TO ASSEMBLE

Boil the tortellini for a few minutes until they float. Remove and let cool while you prep the rest of the ingredients. Cut the salami in half, cut the roasted red bell peppers into bite sized pieces, and cut the artichoke hearts in half.  

STEP 2: ASSEMBLING SKEWERS

Then to assemble, alternate putting on an olive, salami, mozzarella ball, basil, red pepper, salami (again), artichoke heart, olive (again), and cooked tortellini to finish it off. 

a board that is filled with all of the charcuterie skewers and topped with balsamic glaze.

Taste and Texture

Charcuterie Skewers are a savory appetizer that has a great balance of salty flavor.

There are a few different textures that vary between soft, crunchy and chewy.

Tips And Tricks

Prep your ingredients ahead of time to make assembly quick and seamless.

Feel free to customize the ingredients and add on your favorite toppings instead.

Great recipe for a crowd or pot luck! Bring these Charcuterie Skewers to a large gathering by doubling, tripling, or even quadrupling the ingredients depending on how many people you are looking to feed.

How To Serve And Store

Serve with a drizzle of balsamic glaze and enjoy cold!

These skewers make for great leftovers. To store, cover a tray with plastic wrap, or store in an airtight container with a lid, and keep in fridge for 3-4 days. 

a hand holding one of the charcuterie skewers that's been drizzled with balsamic glaze.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can i use any type of meat or cheese?

Totally! Make these skewers your own by adding on your favorite toppings such as prosciutto, pepperoni, or brie cheese, cheddar cheese, etc!

Can this recipe be doubled or even cut in half?

Of course! This recipe can easily be cut in half or double to serve a smaller or larger crowd.

Is the balsamic glaze needed?

No, but I think it adds a nice touch!

Other Recipes You May Like

If you make these Charcuterie Skewers, I would really appreciate a comment and rating down below, under the recipe card. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on InstagramTiktok or Pinterest!

Charcuterie Skewers

These Charcuterie Skewers are the perfect appetizer to serve for Thanksgiving this year. They are extremely easy to make, super versatile, and will hold your guests over without getting too full before the main course!
PIN RECIPE
PREP TIME:
10 minutes
COOK TIME:
10 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
20 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 14 mini fresh mozzarella balls
  • 28 olives
  • 14 slices of salami, cut in half
  • 14 small basil leaves
  • 2 roasted bell peppers from a jar, sliced 
  • 1 jar artichoke hearts, cut in half
  • ½ pound fresh tortellini, cooked
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Balsamic glaze 

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

14 servings

Directions

  1. First, boil the tortellini for a few minutes until they float and are cooked all the way through. Remove and let cool while you prep the rest of the ingredients. Cut the salami in half, cut the roasted red bell peppers into bite sized pieces, and cut the artichoke hearts in half.  
  2. Then to assemble, alternate putting on an olive, salami, mozzarella ball, basil, red pepper, salami (again), artichoke heart, olive (again), and cooked tortellini to finish it off. 

Notes

  • Prep your ingredients ahead of time to make assembly quick and seamless.
  • Feel free to customize the ingredients and add on your favorite toppings instead.
  • Great recipe for a crowd or pot luck! Bring these Charcuterie Skewers to a large gathering by doubling, tripling, or even quadrupling the ingredients depending on how many people you are looking to feed.

Ready For More?

Gluten Free Stuffed Mushrooms

Gluten Free Stuffed Mushrooms are easy, cheesy, filled with yummy garlic and...

Pumpkin Whipped Feta

This Pumpkin Whipped Feta is ready in just about 10 minutes and...

Viral Scored Potatoes

These Viral Scored Potatoes are incredibly easy to make and will be...

Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes

Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes are perfectly golden brown and crispy on the...

Fig Crostini

Fig Crostini with Brie Cheese is the perfect appetizer to make to...

Mango Pico de Gallo

Mango Pico de Gallo is the perfect addition to any meal this...

Be the first to write a review

Leave A Comment And Rate This Recipe!

Rating: