grilled tortellini skewers
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Grilled Tortellini and Italian Sausage Skewers

Cheese tortellini, italian sausage, and vegetables are skewered then grilled for a simple and delicious meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Barbecue, Italian
Keyword: Grilled Tortellini and Italian Sausage Skewers
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 package fresh cheese tortellini (10-12 oz)
  • 4 precooked Italian sausage links diagonally cut into 1/4 in slices
  • 1 small yellow squash sliced into rings
  • 1 small zucchini sliced into rings
  • 1/4 small red onion cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup grape tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 8 bamboo or metal skewers
  • 2 oz Parmesan cheese freshly shaved
  • 12 oz marinara suace


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Immerse the tortellini in the boiling water for 1-2 minutes, then drain and pat dry.
  • Set your grill to medium-high (around 400-450 degrees). Close the lid and allow the grill to preheat while you prepare your skewers.
  • Assemble all of the ingredients for the skewers on a large cutting board or work surface.
  • Alternate skewering the tortellini, sausage and vegetables until all of the skewers have been filled.
  • Drizzle the skewers with the olive oil. Season with the salt, black pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  • Place the skewers directly on the hot grill grate and cook for approximately 10-12 minutes, turning as necessary. While the skewers cook, warm the marinara sauce in a small saucepan.
  • Shave the Parmesan cheese directly over the hot skewers on the grill and allow to cook for 1-2 additional minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving platter and serve immediately with the warmed marinara sauce. Top with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.