Ham and Cheese Appetizer Skewers

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4.67 from 9 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes

Ham and Cheese Appetizer Skewers are the perfect gluten-free sandwich replacement that your family will love. They will not even miss the bread, plus they will love them because they are colorful, different and delicious. Perfect for parties, lunches or tailgating.

Appetizer skewers with ham, cheddar and tomatoes.

Ham and Cheese Appetizer Skewers are so colorful and much more fun than sandwiches, you can mix they up with different meats and cheese and offer different dipping sauces and you have a delicious appetizer your guests will love.

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What We Love About This Charcuterie Skewers Recipe

What makes this recipe great? The customizability of the dish. The only limit is your imagination. They make such a great mini bite and are so easy to eat. Plus you can assemble them in advance and they are ready to go. Meat on a stick has been around forever, check this out.

  • 5 Minute Appetizer: These antipasto skewers take only 5 minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: All easy ingredients and you can make so many different unique varieties for your platter.
  • Party Favorite: One of the easiest appetizer recipes that you can make for a get together.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, or dairy free, etc…
Cheese for the  Ham and Cheese Appetizer Skewers.

Ingredient Notes

  • Cheese: You can use any variety that you like, cheddar is why I use.
  • Deli Ham: If you ask in the grocery store they will sell you a hunk that you can cube if you wish.
  • Tomatoes: Cherry tomatoes or other veggies that your kids enjoy such as cucumbers.

Equipment Needed

  • Skewers

How to Make Ham and Cheese Appetizer Skewers

These are the basic steps for making appetizer skewers. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: Begin

First, place one cherry tomato on a wooden skewer and slide it near one end.

STEP 2: Assemble

Then add 3 pieces of ham and 3 pieces of cheese, alternating as you go.Finally, top off the skewer with a cherry tomato.

Cherry Tomatoes for the skewers.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Make a day in advance and store in an airtight container.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. According to the USDA they will stay good in the fridge for three to five days.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH THE LEFTOVERS

Of course, you many have some skewers left at the end of the party that you did not put out, try adding them to a chef salad or even a tortellini pasta salad.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE DAIRY FREE?

Try using a non dairy cheese alternative or omit the cheese and use different vegetables or kalamata olives etc.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT MEATS FOR THESE ANTIPASTO SKEWERS RECIPE?

Of course, you can make Italians by using prosciutto, pepperoni, slices of salami and fresh mozzarella balls, even add a little fresh basil leaves.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, make the quantity that you want for the size of the party that you are throwing, set them out on a charcuterie board or platter.

Ham and Cheese Appetizer Skewers

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Add Different Ingredients: Artichoke hearts, green olives, black olives or hot peppers can be great on these skewers.
  • Vegetables: Different varieties of grape tomatoes, peppers such as red peppers, green peppers, etc are also a great touch.
  • Variation tip: Mini meatballs and cheese make a wonderful appetizer skewer.
  • Alternate ingredients for Kabobs: Examples such as :Turkey and Cooper cheese with cucumbers, Salami and provolone with bell peppers, Chicken and Monterey Jack cheese with pickles or Roast beef and Swiss with olives.

What to Serve with Ham and Cheese Appetizer Skewers

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Ham and Cheese Appetizer Skewers
4.67 from 9 votes

Ham and Cheese Appetizer Skewers

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Ham and Cheese Appetizer Skewers are the perfect gluten-free sandwich replacement that your family will love. They will not even miss the bread, plus they will love them because they are colorful, different and delicious. Perfect for parties, lunches or tailgating.
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 12 inch chunks of cheddar cheese, about 1
  • 12 slices deli ham
  • 8 cherry tomatoes

Instructions

  • Place one cherry tomato on a wooden skewer and slide it near one end.
  • Add 3 pieces of ham and 3 pieces of cheese, alternating as you go.
  • Top off the skewer with a cherry tomato.

Expert Tips

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  • Add Different Ingredients: Artichoke hearts, green olives, black olives or hot peppers can be great on these skewers.
  • Vegetables: Different varieties of grape tomatoes, peppers such as red peppers, green peppers, etc are also a great touch.
  • Variation tip: Mini meatballs and cheese make a wonderful appetizer skewer.
  • Alternate ingredients for Kabobs: Examples such as :Turkey and Cooper cheese with cucumbers, Salami and provolone with bell peppers, Chicken and Monterey Jack cheese with pickles or Roast beef and Swiss with olives.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 1317mg | Potassium: 364mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 675IU | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 377mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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Course: Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer

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2 thoughts on “Ham and Cheese Appetizer Skewers”

  1. Christina, these are super cute and so versatile. I can think of a million options for my family. I like to package my kids lunches in cotton food-safe bags too that I can reuse over and over again!

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