Italian Meatball Caprese Skewers

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Italian Meatball Caprese Skewers – Make summer entertaining easy with these little skewers. An Italian style meatball, fresh Mozzarella cheese, and tomato, topped with a basil vinaigrette!

meatball skewer with mozzarella cheese, tomato, meatball and pesto

 

Summer is here and entertaining is in full swing.  That usually means casual,  just need to throw dinner or appetizers together, because the play date or pool party lasted longer than I thought. Or it can be inviting friends and family over for dinner.

Entertaining doesn’t have to mean a big fancy party. Today I am partnering with Cooked Perfect Meatballs to bring you a super easy and casual appetizer that will make your summer entertaining delicious and stress free.

meatball skewer with mozzarella cheese, tomato, meatball and pesto

I don’t know about you, but when we have people over, I am running around ahead of time cleaning the house, picking up everything, and making sure we have enough food and drinks. I don’t want to also have to stress about what to make and if people will like it. It want it to be easy! Especially in the summer when it seems like we are busier than ever. I don’t have time for all of that!

These Italian Meatball Caprese Skewers use Cooked Perfect Meatballs, so they are quick and easy to make!  Cooked Perfect meatballs are so good because of the high quality ingredients they use. They also flame-broil the meatballs, so you get that great texture and flavor on the outside, but are soft and tender in the middle. They go with pretty much anything from your family dinners to big parties!

meatball skewer with mozzarella cheese, tomato, meatball and pesto

I am a sucker for meatballs. I would eat them pretty much every day and in every form. I have said that many times on the blog. So it should come as no surprise that I turned a classic caprese salad into something that involves Italian meatballs. They are so easy to make, even your pickiest kid is going to want to try them!

I used the Cooked Perfect Italian Style meatballs, because I wanted the savory herbs in there to help bring the skewers together. But you could use the Homestyle or the Sweet Italian meatballs with this and it would be delicious

meatball skewer with mozzarella cheese, tomato, meatball and pesto

The meatballs are so fast and easy to prepare, you can have these Italian Meatball Caprese Skewers ready in just minutes. While the meatballs are heating up, you can thread the skewers with fresh tomatoes and balls of Mozzarella cheese. Then put on the cooked meatballs, and you are done! For the vinaigrette I took prepared pesto and thinned it out with olive oil so it would drizzle over the skewers.

back of cooked perfect frozen meatballs

Find Cooked Perfect Meatballs in the freezer aisle of your grocery store today. You will want your freezer stocked for those busy summer days when you want to impress or have something quick. With so many different meatball recipes you will never get bored!

meatball skewer with mozzarella cheese, tomato, meatball and pesto

Italian Meatball Caprese Skewers - Make summer entertaining easy with these little skewers. An Italian style meatball, fresh Mozzarella cheese, and tomato, topped with a basil vinaigrette!
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Italian Meatball Caprese Skewers

By Erin
Italian Meatball Caprese Skewers – Make summer entertaining easy with these little skewers. An Italian style meatball, fresh Mozzarella cheese, and tomato, topped with a basil vinaigrette!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 10

Ingredients 

  • 1 package Cooked Perfect Italian Style Meatballs
  • 26 balls fresh Mozzarella cheese
  • 26 grape tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup prepared pesto
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 26 skewers

Instructions 

  • Cook meatballs according to the package directions.
  • Thread 1 ball of cheese and 1 tomato onto each skewer. Add a cooked meatball on the end.
  • In a bowl mix together olive oil and pesto until well blended. Adjust the level of oil depending on how thick your pesto is.
  • Drizzle pesto vinaigrette over skewers or serve in a bowl for dipping.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 581mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 348
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Welcome to Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts where my love of food meets my busy life. My name is Erin and I’m a casual home cook who loves to feed people. On this blog, you’ll find hundreds of quick and easy recipes made mostly from scratch. My days are spent in the kitchen, creating new recipes to share with family and friends.

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