How to make an Antipasto Platter

One thing I know for sure: antipasto platters, cheese and sausage boards, appetizer platters or whatever you want to call a glorious platter of snacks makes parties and get togethers THAT much better! Today I’m going to share with you how to make an amazing antipasto platter that your guests are going to absolutely fall in love with!

How to make an Antipasto platterIn late December I taught the food and drinks part of a holiday workshop in Milwaukee. I shared how to make my 5 ingredient holiday punch recipe along with sugared cranberries (they make everything look so festive, don’t they?)

Holiday fruit punch recipe

Then I shared how to make one of my favorite dip recipes from my cookbook Fast and Easy Five-Ingredient Recipes: A Cookbook for Busy People – the recipe for Hearts of Palm and Artichoke dip (page 61). It truly is amazing, worth the price of the book alone. As I was buying hearts of palm and artichoke hearts, I noticed that they were both ingredients one of my favorite companies (DeLallo) makes.

Making 5-ingredient dip

That got me thinking about some of my favorite products DeLallo makes which are olives & antipasti and cured meats & specialty cheeses. So I just had to share how to make an antipasto platter, because I truly believe they belong at every party and get together 🙂

The trick to making the best antipasto platter is to have variety, and easy ways for people to pick things up with (no one wants to be touching things that have the potential to make their hands greasy) so I like to have lots of little appetizer forks (like these silver or black mini forks – they work so well) and lots of crackers for the cheese and meats. The best part is that there is no cooking required when putting together an appetizer platter!

How to make an antipasto platter. Appetizer board, cheese and meat board, how to make an appetizer platterDeLallo has so many amazing ingredients to make an antipasto platter with, they even have packages one can buy in their ‘gifts’ section that contain everything one needs to make a platter (link to their gifts section here). Last week I shared how to make a DIY sandwich bar and now I’m sharing how to make an antipasto platter – both are great easy spreads for guests with minimal set up required – perfect for the big game coming up!

How to make an Antipasto Platter
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Total time
Serves: 20-30 guests
  • DeLallo provolone antipasti (mix of black and green Manzanilla olives, bite-sized cubes of provolone, button mushrooms and sweet red peppers)
  • DeLallo pitted olives
  • DeLallo garlic and pepper antipasto
  • DeLallo long stick pepperoni, sliced
  • DeLallo genoa salami, sliced
  • DeLallo sweet sopressata, sliced
  • DeLallo crostini
  • DeLallo sesame breadsticks
  • Additional items:
  • Sartori cheese, sliced or cubed
  • Marcona almonds
  • Dried apricots
  • 1 granny smith apple, finely sliced
  • Fig compote
  • Crackers
  1. Slice and dice all your ingredients.
  2. Arrange your antipasto platter by grouping ingredients together in piles on a large board or platter.
  3. Make sure to have little forks, tongs and toothpicks for picking up items.

Photos by Laurelyn Savannah Photography / Recipes and content by Philia Kelnhofer, SweetPhi

Disclaimer: As always, all opinions are mine alone. Some of the above links are affiliate links, if you purchase Amazon products through the links at no cost to you, I will earn a few pennies. DeLallo graciously  provided me provided ingredients to make an amazing antipasto platter during the workshop I taught, however I was under no obligation to include them in this post, I just love their products oh so much!! As always, thank you for supporting the brands and products I love that make the Sweetphi blog possible. 

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  • Ashley@CookNourishBliss

    Platters like this are a favorite of mine for entertaining!! You’re making me hungry looking at this photos! lol Is it dinner yet??

    • Sweetphi

      Platters full of yummy appetizers are definitely my go to for entertaining 🙂

  • GiGi Eats

    Meat and CHEESEE! Um, YES! If I could, I would subsist on just those two things -ha!

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