Baby Beet & Tortellini Appetizers


  • 1 jar (16 ounces) Aunt Nellie’s Baby Whole Pickled Beets
  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated tortellini, any variety
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced prosciutto (See Note)
  • 2 tablespoons prepared vinaigrette
  • 2 medium bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces (any color or a combination)
  • Fresh herbs (such as parsley, basil, chives or thyme)


Makes about 36 appetizers (2 appetizers per serving).

  1. Drain beets well; discard liquid.
  2. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold water and drain again.
  3. Meanwhile, cut prosciutto into 1×3-inch strips. Wrap one strip prosciutto around tortellini; skewer with appetizer pick. Brush lightly with vinaigrette. Add one piece of bell pepper and one baby beet to skewer. Repeat until all beets are used.
  4. Arrange on serving platter. Sprinkle with herbs.


Thinly sliced strips of deli smoked ham or turkey may be substituted for prosciutto.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information per serving (1/18 of recipe): 60 calories; 3g protein; 7g carbohydrate; 2g fat; 240mg sodium; 10mg cholesterol; less than 1g fiber; 0.32mg iron; 0mg thiamin; 252IU vitamin A; 14mg vitamin C.