Antipasto Recipes

Little antipasto bites whet the appetite for dinner. From prosciutto-wrapped melon to marinated olives, these easy antipasto appetizer recipes can be on the table in minutes.

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Pickled Green Beans

From Midwest Living

Pickled Green Beans

Eggplant Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Look for smaller eggplants. They typically have fewer seeds and may be less bitter. This chunky make-ahead dip is meant to be slathered on crusty bread or crackers.

Eggplant Dip

Lemony Marinated Antipasto

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken or turkey sausage links complement the flavors of this antipasto recipe. Find the sausage fresh or frozen in most supermarkets.

Lemony Marinated Antipasto

Marinated Vegetables, Cheese, and Sausage

From Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this meat, cheese, and vegetable combo as antipasto on an appetizer buffet. Make and refrigerate it a day ahead, then have time to spare the day of serving.

Marinated Vegetables, Cheese, and Sausage

Gorgonzola-Thyme-Stuffed Olives

From Better Homes and Gardens

Gorgonzola-Thyme-Stuffed Olives

Grilled Red Pepper Salad

From Fitness

Grilled Red Pepper Salad

Tortellini, Olive, and Cheese Kabobs

From Better Homes and Gardens

Tortellini, Olive, and Cheese Kabobs

Stuffed Red Pepper Rolls

From Monk Fruit In The Raw

These colorful peppers, like most stuffed vegetables, take a little time to make. Your reward is a full-flavored Mediterranean hors d'oeuvres. The sweet and tangy tuna and rice filling can also be served on its own as a main dish salad.

Stuffed Red Pepper Rolls

Caponata Crostini

From Monk Fruit In The Raw

In Sicily, this sweet and sour dish featuring eggplant, raisins, and capers is served as part of an antipasto. It is perfect presented on crisp whole-wheat crostini as a hors d'oeuvres or on its own as a side dish accompanying grilled fish, poultry, or pork. Also serve it with brown rice and cannellini beans for a meatless meal.

Caponata Crostini

Tortellini with Salami and Pesto

From Better Homes and Gardens

This simple appetizer is so flavorful it's hard to believe there are just four ingredients.

Tortellini with Salami and Pesto

Antipasto Platter with Prosciutto and Melon

From Better Homes and Gardens

For an innovative twist on the classic prosciutto-melon pairing, try this trio of cantaloupe, honeydew, and crenshaw melon balls.

Antipasto Platter with Prosciutto and Melon

Antipasto Kabobs

From Better Homes and Gardens

As your guests nibble these special-occasion skewers, they'll savor many of the flavors of traditional Italian antipasto, including salami, tortellini, and artichoke hearts. These appetizers can be ready in 30 minutes, then chilled until serving time.

Antipasto Kabobs

Antipasto Pinwheels

From Better Homes and Gardens

This colorful cheese and salami pinwheel recipe makes the perfect quick and easy appetizer when company drops in. Preparation time is only 15 minutes from start to finish.

Antipasto Pinwheels

Herbed Antipasto Kabobs

From Better Homes and Gardens

A tangy marinade, salty prosciutto, and fragrant basil work magic on a bounty of colorful vegetables. Use rosemary skewers for a presentation your guests will not soon forget.

Herbed Antipasto Kabobs

Antipasto with Toasted Pita Crisps

From Better Homes and Gardens

Perfect for warm-weather entertaining, this colorful fruit and veggie appetizer platter makes for refreshing nibbling.

Antipasto with Toasted Pita Crisps

Cool Antipasto Kabobs

From Better Homes and Gardens

Great party appetizes--let guests pick between skewers of vegetables or flavorful bites of sausage, shrimp, and cheese.

Cool Antipasto Kabobs

Antipasto Salad

From Midwest Living

You'll find all the wonderful flavors of Italian antipasto in this vegetable-packed side dish.

Antipasto Salad

Antipasto

From Ladies' Home Journal

Serve this classic Italian appetizer on a buffet table so guests can pick and choose their favorites from among all the fresh and colorful ingredients.

Antipasto

Prosciutto with Marinated Melon

From Fine Cooking Magazine

Prosciutto with Marinated Melon

Easy Antipasto Salad

From The Food Channel

Using preserved vegetables and meats packed with flavors of Italy, you can create a beautiful salad without any cooking at all!

Easy Antipasto Salad

Anchovy and Roasted-Pepper Salad with Goat Cheese

From Food & Wine

For Eataly's seafood dishes, Mario Batali enlisted the help of Dave Pasternack, chef-partner at his outstanding restaurant Esca. "This gives Dave another place to play with fish," Batali says. "Plus, I don't go to the Olympics without bringing my MVPs." Together they created this earthy salad with chopped cured anchovies in the dressing.

Anchovy and Roasted-Pepper Salad with Goat Cheese

Con Poulos
Big Italian Salad

From Food & Wine

Part green salad, part antipasto salad, this recipe combines lettuce, celery, onion, peperoncini, olives and cherry tomatoes -- all tossed in a dressing made with olive oil, vinegar and a little mayonnaise. "The salad reminds me of one my mother made," says Fran Parisi. "Her dressing had no mayo, of course -- it was strictly oil and vinegar."

Big Italian Salad

Quentin Bacon
Eggplant Caponata with Golden Raisins

From Food & Wine

As a nod to the grape harvest, chef Ben Towill of Silkstone and The Fat Radish restaurant in New York City adds golden raisins to this tangy caponata. It's delicious on toast or with pecorino cheese.

Eggplant Caponata with Golden Raisins

Michael Turek
Chopped-Olive Aioli

From Food & Wine

Chopped-Olive Aioli

Tina Rupp
Caponata with Kalamata Olives and Asiago Cheese

From Food & Wine

Andres Barrera's version of caponata, the tangy Sicilian eggplant dish, mixes in olives, zucchini, and yellow squash and is topped with shaved Asiago cheese.

Caponata with Kalamata Olives and Asiago Cheese

Cedric Angeles

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