Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: About 25 Minutes
Serves: 16 Skewers
1 cup 1-inch pieces of red and yellow pepper
Sixteen 10-inch bamboo skewers
1 to 2 Tbs olive oil
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
For variety, make an assortment of colored tortellini with different fillings. Kids will get a kick out of sliding the pieces onto the skewers; for very young children, snap off the sharp end of each skewer beforehand.
1. Cook the tortellini according to the package directions; drain, and then let them cool to room temperature. Thread 3 of the cooked tortellini and 3 pieces of pepper onto each skewer, alternating pieces and colors.
2. On a plate or cutting board, use a pastry brush or a small, clean paintbrush to brush each tortellini lightly with olive oil.
3. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over each skewer (hold it over a bowl to catch any cheese that doesn't stick). Arrange the finished skewers on a platter and serve.
How Kids Can Help: All steps except the cooking and draining of tortellini.(1 skewer): 68 calories, 2.6 g fat (1 g saturated), 121 mg sodium, 11 mg cholesterol