These caprese appetizer skewers are made a thousand times better with the addition of tender Creamer potatoes. Our new favorite summertime appetizer! Thank you to the Little Potato Company for helping me to share this recipe with you.
Within two days of moving into our new place in the Seattle area, we had two things on our kitchen windowsill - a potted African violet and a big ol' basil plant that we found at Trader Joe's. Because when summertime arrives, having fresh basil on hand is a must for impromptu caprese-inspired recipes, easy salad dressings and savory crostini.
With basil aplenty in the kitchen, a constant summertime yearning for all-thing-caprese and packages of Little Potato Company Creamer potatoes always on hand, these caprese potato skewers practically made themselves. The beauty of the Oven/Grill Ready potatoes is that you can just toss the potatoes with a little olive, the seasoning package and roast the potatoes right in the package. Perfect for a last-minute side dish or to use as part of an appetizer. I used the Garlic Herb potatoes for this recipe, but any of the flavors would work well.
Once the potatoes are tender, thread each one onto an appetizer skewer with a cherry or grape tomato, a mini mozzarella ball (bocconcini) seasoned with olive oil and salt, and a basil leaf. Stack these little skewers up on a platter, set them up on the appetizer table and watch them disappear. Truth be told, I made these in the afternoon and ate more than my portion for dinner. If you love caprese and you have a thing for potatoes like I do, these appetizers will become your favorite summertime savory treat.
The only thing better than appetizers that are easy and delicious are ones that are also good for you. Protein from the cheese, and tons of vitamins from the potatoes and Creamer potatoes. Fiber, antioxidants, potassium...the list goes on! Of course you don't even have to tell your guests that - they'll just love the taste.
Other healthy recipes with Creamer potatoes:
Cookin' Canuck's Roasted Potato Green Bean Salad with Basil Buttermilk Dressing
Cookin' Canuck's Creamer Potatoes with Red Pepper Cashew Pesto
I Love Vegan's Tex-Mex Veggie Hash
Cocoa Bean, The Vegetable's Shrimp Skewers with Green Pea Pesto
Faithfully Gluten Free's Easy Mexican Tin Foil Dinners
Caprese Potato Skewers Recipe
- 1 pound Little Potato Co. Oven | Grill Ready potatoes I used Garlic Herb
- 24 cherry tomatoes
- 24 mozzarella balls bocconcini
- 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 24 small basil leaves
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
- Prepare the potatoes according to package directions: Remove and discard the cardboard and plastic film. Mix the potatoes with the olive oil and enclosed seasoning package. Cook until the potatoes are tender, 30 to 40 minutes.
- Let the potatoes rest until cool enough to handle.
- Place the tomatoes and mozzarella balls in a medium bowl. Toss with the olive oil and salt.
- On to each skewer, thread 1 tomato, 1 mozzarella ball, 1 basil leaf and 1 potato.
- Arrange on a serving platter. Serve.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Little Potato Company, as part of their ambassador program. This post contains links to my Amazon affiliate page. Any revenue made from sales through these links helps to support this blog. Thank you!
Rachel @ Rachel Cooks
Oh my gosh I want these for dinner tonight! LOVING the potatoes on them!
I am so happy that I found these potatoes at Dan's! Loving this spin Dara.
Rachel - A Southern Fairytale
Those are GORGEOUS, Dara! I could eat caprese anything and everything all the time. What a creative and fun recipe. YUM.
Katerina @ Diethood
SO smart! Those seriously are the best appetizer skewers I’ve ever seen!!
These are so adorable, and I be they taste just fabulous. I love potato on skewers. I tried to do them once with potatoes and garlic bread but they didn't work out too well. Bread was WAY too crisp. Lol. I need to give this recipe a whirl. I think hubs would go bonkers for this one. He's a serious tomato lover.
What a fun appetizer Dara!! I love how you added those potatoes, they are the perfect size and so cute.
Michelle De La Cerda
I've made this exact salad skewer before, minus the little potato. I love the Little Potato Company. During the fall I buy them all the time. I didn't realize they made theses, they look SO good!!
Love this take on the classic Caprese. We love potatoes around here and I know these Caprese skewers will disappear in no time
Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
This is such a creative idea!! You can come to my BBQ any day of the week. 😉
I love anything Caprese, and this looks so easy! I'm going to go find some of those potatoes! 🙂
Meg @ With Salt and Wit
What a great appetizer or side dish!
These are so cute! What a great idea for a barbecue appetizer!
Those potatoes are adorable! And, for some reason, I've never thought to add potatoes to a caprese salad. I love it!
Jessica - The Novice Chef
Oh yum! Love anything caprese!
Des @ Life's Ambrosia
Oh my gosh! These are so perfect! I love how the potatoes, mozzarella and tomatoes are all the same size. Grill perfection!
What a fun twist on a classic!
We have been eating our body weights in caprese, and I never want to stop. Great idea to add potatoes!