Make this Tortellini Sausage Skewers Appetizer for your next dinner party, game day party, potluck, or tailgate party! Add to a giant charcuterie board! Watch the VIDEO below to see how easy these are to make!

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There’s something about the shorter days, the colder nights, that draw us inside toward warmth and conversation … and a delicious menu for dinner!

Tortellini Sausage Skewers Appetizer

Like serving appetizers for dinner, with this delicious Tortellini Sausage Skewers Appetizer recipe!

Fall is the time for new routines, schedules, and even new beginnings! A great time to get dinner dates on the calendar, and be intentional with our hosting.

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It’s intentional, because for me, not one dinner party ever “goes to waste.” Whether thinking ahead and planning an event, or last minute hosting, it’s always about the people. (Photo cred: Two Peas and Their Pod.)

Hosting is a way that we can love others.

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Food is love

Food is love, but the actual act of serving and making others feel warm and welcome, wherever you are, is what I love.

Tortellini Sausage Skewers Appetizer

Having recently spent 3 days with some of my best blogging friends here at Sunriver Resort, the first night they came to my house for dinner! A quick jaunt up to Cardinal’s Landing for a peek at the view and sunset before appetizers (thank you Noble Pig, for the delicious wine!).

Tortellini Sausage Skewers Appetizer

Noble Pig Winery was established in 2008 by my friend, and winemaker, Cathy Pollack. Check out her winey, here.

Tortellini Sausage Skewers Appetizer

We enjoyed appetizers on the back deck, and then dinner on the front deck. Did we luck out with perfect weather or what? Yes, we did.

Tortellini Sausage Skewers Charcuterie Board

For this appetizer (or meal), you can buy everything you need for this amazing appetizer at DeLallo Foods entertaining line (with fun, new tailgate ideas). My friend Kristin and daughter Abby helped put it together (BIG job!).

EASY Tortellini Sausage Skewers Appetizer

We combined various cheeses with their dried nuts, crackers, and this Tortellini Sausage Skewers Appetizer recipe!

Oh, and the GIANT charcuterie board? Grab the info at the bottom of this post!

Here’s another delicious Meat Cheese Charcuterie Board that I made earlier this year (with DeLallo Foods).

Tortellini Sausage Skewers Appetizer

Perfect weather, great friends, a tiny house with a lot of people.

It just goes to show that you don’t need a big house to entertain.

Come up with a simple plan, and run with it.

Make a fabulous appetizer.

You’re set!

Twinkle Lights Shining in Dark

Eating together is a time where we can all connect and share our stories! It’s such an intimate act.

This quote from Brene’ Brown is about how important it is to share ourselves (truly being present and real–our fears, hopes, struggles, and joy), and to create connection with one another.

There’s something magical about the idea of twinkle lights shining in dark and difficult places. The lights are small, and a single light is not very special, but an entire strand of sparkling lights is sheer beauty. It’s the connectivity that makes them beautiful. When it comes to vulnerability, connectivity means sharing our stories with people who have earned the right to hear them…” -Brene Brown, Daring Greatly

Easy Tortellini Sausage Skewers Appetizer Recipe

Friends, I like to think about every time we share our table, we are sparking an amazing connection.

And then, that spark takes off from there …

28-inch Charcuterie Board

Friends, here are the boards that I LOVE. A “lip” is the secret to the best charcuterie or dinner board, because the food does not fall off. [This post has affiliate links. Every purchase from these links supports RE at no extra cost to you. Thank you!]

Here are the affiliate links:

LARGE Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray, Large – 28.5 inches round.

LARGE Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray (gray) – 24 inches round.

MEDIUM Hand-Carved Vine Round Tray (white washed)

SMALL Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray (gray) – 18 inches.

Rememember it says it is “not food safe,” so you need to prepare the board by either laying down parchment paper under the food, or you can “season” it like we did.

How to season a Charcuterie Board

If a wood board says it “not food safe,” you can lightly sand it down with sand paper, and rub down with beeswax and mineral oil.

Follow along how to season a charcuterie board for the details, but we used this butcher block and cutting board oil conditioner after we lightly sanded the board down.

NEW 20″ BOARD FROM TARGET

Here’s a 20-inch wood board from Target with a lip around the outside!

I also found this on Amazon, a LARGE charcuterie board, but it doesn’t have a lip. This Pine Extra Large Charcuterie Board is 22 inches round.

Tortellini Sausage Skewers Appetizer

I feel so blessed to have these women in my life. Each one has a flicker that shines so bright, truly making a difference in this world. (Noble Pig, Dine and Dish, Well Plated, Heartbeet Kitchen, TidyMom, Me, Two Peas and Their Pod, Recipe Girl, Skinnytaste, Foodie Crush, and missing from this picture, Barefeet in the Kitchen, A Farmgirl’s Dabbles, and Aggie’s Kitchen).

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Tortellini Sausage Skewers Appetizer

Ingredients

  • Favorite large tortellini, found in refrigerated section cooked, drained, cooled
  • Mozzarella balls, already seasoned is best
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh basil leaves, folded
  • DeLallo Ready Pack Pitted Seasoned Olives Jubilee, drained
  • DeLallo classic cured meats, sliced
  • DeLallo Domestic Swiss Cheese Wedge, cut in small pieces
  • Large/long Wooden skeweres
  • DeLallo Balsamic Glaze

Instructions

  • Skewer the ingredients on a wooden skewer, alternating the food until the skewer is full.
  • Right before serving, drizzle with balsamic glaze; serve!

Video

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More charcuterie ideas: How to Make a Sweet and Salty Snack Board [Two Peas and Their Pod], Meat Cheese & Olive Charcuterie Board [RE], The Ultimate Charcuterie Platter [Foodness Gracious].

Disclosure: Delallo Foods provided most of the ingredients for this recipe/post.

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