Making mini charcuterie board for placesettings

Charcuteries, snack and sweet boards make entertaining fun! Here’s a Patriotic Mini Charcuterie Sweet Board that you can make for each guest having a seat at your summer table. From mini red, white and blue tortellini kabobs to mini cherry vanilla cupcakes this charcuterie will certainly be one to talk about. Grab a few mini charcuterie boards enough for your guests and create delicious snacks your guests will surely love!

How to make a Patriotic Mini Charcuterie Board

How to Create a Patriotic Mini Charcuterie

Creating a charcuterie board is easy when you have a small one to deck out. You won’t need a lot of treats just a few that will satisfy your family and guests. As a pre-dinner appetizer consider serving the following items:

  • Diced cubes of cheese, or cheese cut into shapes that go along with your theme, in this case I used a mini star cookie cutter and cut out Swiss cheese stars.
  • Thread mini meats or pasta on a wooden skewer such as red, white & blue tortellini, mini salami rounds or pepperoni, rolled or cubed ham, turkey, even cooked meatballs.
  • Add something sweet like mini cherry vanilla cupcakes or gluten free no bake brownie bites
  • Assorted small berries in a small cup or consider a few veggies with hummus.
  • Assorted chocolates, nuts or dried fruits, even yogurt covered pretzels in themed color.

Patriotic Mini Charcuterie

How to make a mini patriotic charcuterie

Let’s Start with the Board

Charcuterie boards come in many different shapes and sizes. I found these at Hobby Lobby. They seem to have round ones too. For larger charcuterie boards that I love and use check out Reluctant Entertainer.

How to create mini charcuterie board

Add cheese cut out star, rectangular cracker for the base of the tortellini kabob, add kabob, add mini cherry vanilla cupcake with long stem dark cherry, and small star dish with chocolates.  Use a frilly wooden pick for the skewered kabob.

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Decorate your table with red, white and blue accessories, red round placemat with square white dinner plate, rolled blue & white napkin with faux flower napkin ring. Place mini charcuterie on plate at each place-setting.  Enjoy!   See Recipe for Red, White & Blue Tortellini kabobs. 

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Red, White and Blue Tortellini Pasta Salad/Kabobs/charcuterie


Patriotic Mini Charcuterie

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Super easy mini charcuterie dressed up for every Patriotic Party. Red, White & Blue tortellini kabobs, Mini Cherry Vanilla cupcakes with long stem cherry, assorted chocolates, cut out Swiss cheese stars and Vinta cracker makes a great board for place settings.

  • Author: Liz Bushong
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 68 pasta servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer-Salad
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: American-Patriotic



Making the Mini Charcuterie for 6 place-settings

6– red, white, blue frilly picks

6-red, white, blue tortellini kabobs* recipe attached

6 mini Cherry Vanilla cupcakes with 6 long stem maraschino cherries, well drained

61/4” slices of Swiss Cheese cut into mini stars using star cookie cutter

6– small white star dishes or small dish of choice to hold chocolates

18 pieces of individually wrapped chocolates ( 3 pieces per board).

Red, White and Blue Tortellini Kabobs


1 pkg. refrigerated tortellini

2 drops each super red, royal blue food gel

1/2 cup baby mozzarella pearls

1/2 cup Italian dressing

1 package of red, white and blue frilly picks for skewers


  1. Follow cooking instructions on tortellini packages. Drain and chill.
  2. In two zip lock bags, place 1/3 of chilled tortellini in each bag.
  3. Tint one bag with red food gel, repeat with other bag blue gel. Toss to color pasta. (Wear gloves when handling pasta). To Make Kabobs see below or you can serve the tortellini in a large bowl with 2/3 of the cooked tortellini. Do not microwave the pasta mozzarella pearls will melt.
  4. Keep tinted pasta in bags until serving.
  5. Place remaining pasta in bowl and add remaining ingredients except colored tortellini. Toss to coat with dressing.
  6. Spoon colored pasta and mozzarella pearls to dish right before serving.

Making the Kabob Skewers

  1. Wear latex gloves when handling the red and blue tortellini. the food will bleed.
  2. With frilly red white and blue picks/skewers, thread one red, natural, and blue tortellini on skewer, end with white mozzarella pearl.
  3. Place tortellini kabab on Vinta cracker to serve. (cracker will protect your board from tinted tortellini).



Serve chilled.

Be careful with the colored tortellini, it will stain whatever it touches.

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