Party Panache, Italiano Morsi

I’ve been busy this week hosting the Gulf Coast Bloggers

GCB sign

It was a challenge getting ready for the September meeting at my house the day after Labor Day


After  throwing my family out the door Monday morning  encouraging my family to leave early to beat the traffic Monday,  I got busy  shoveling toys and laundry  prepping for the meeting

Italian skewers

This simple little Italiano Morso, Italian bite, is something you can assemble in minutes

It looks pretty and can be eaten in one bite~ Perfect for parties, tailgates, picnics, any type of gathering  ๐Ÿˆ


I used Pepperidge Farm thin white bread, toasted and spread with a thin layer of pesto, and cut into small squares.  A small piece of Asiago sandwich sliced cheese, 1 piece of salami folded and a piece of sweet red pepper

Italian morso

Endless possibilities here, but the secret to these morsi is to not get carried away, and keep them truly bite sized

Italian bite

Be sure to have bowls or jars about for handy pick disposal, adding picks to relay the message


I served the Italiano Morsi in margarita glasses

Italiano morsi

Unexpected serving pieces can really elevate a simple dish to party fare

Italian sandwich bites

You can place them in several areas, by the drinks, on side tables or in several places on the buffet

Italiano Morsi

A super easy appetizer with a wow presentation
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 36 morsi


  • toothpicks or party picks


  • 36 thin slices salami
  • 2 sandwich slices Asiago cheese
  • 1/4 red pepper cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 4 slices thin sandwich bread {Pepperidge Farm}


  • Toast bread. Spread with a thin layer of pesto.
  • Cut toast into 3 pieces horizontally, then 3 pieces vertically, forming 9 small squares per toast, 36 squares total.
  • Top with a small piece of cheese.
  • Fold salami in half, then half again, and again, forming a small triangle.
  • Spear toast, cheese and salami and top with a piece of pepper. Makes 36.


Can be made ahead and refrigerated. Will hold well for several hours at room temperature
Keyword antipasto, appetizer skewer, easy appetizer, Italiano Morsi, party skewer, salami
Italian morso

This is similar to another one of my go to party favorites, Pasta Lollipop Trees

lollipop trees

You might also like this Antipasto Flatbread which has artichoke hearts and mushrooms along with pesto and salami

pesto flatbread with salami

Party On!

I’ll be sharing more party tips, ideas and a buffet tablescape from this meeting soon


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs

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Creative Ways, Favorite Things, Full Plate Thursday, Share Your Style, Work it Wednesday

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21 Responses to “Party Panache, Italiano Morsi”
  1. Mary says:

    What a perfect little party bite Jenna! What a treat for the Gulf Coast bloggers to meet at your beach house! I know they must have been awed by your creativity and hospitality ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Shucks, would have loved to have been able to sample some of your recipes! Looks like it was fun!

  3. Jenna, A blogger gathering sounds like fun and with your delicious munchies everyone must have been thrilled! I love these little bites and I will definitely use this idea! Thanks~~Linda

  4. Sounds like you have been one busy lady! The party appetizer looks and sounds yummy! I can’t wait to see more of your decorations! The one “teaser” of the pumpkin was very enticing! ๐Ÿ™‚ ~Rhonda

  5. How I love food on a stick! These look like a fun option for lunches too!!

  6. lulu says:

    Your tasty treats are always good, but what impresses me is that you hosted a group of bloggers. I haven’t had the opportunity to meet many in person and I think that would be very special.

  7. Jacqueline says:

    Wish I was a Gulf Coast Blogger! How fun! I am in love with these little tidbits. Pinning for the next appetizer party! They are so pretty too. Email me and tell me how you got this group going.

  8. Wow fun! looks amazing! yumm

  9. Lynn says:

    I love adding a couple picks to the disposal plates so folks know what to do-great idea:@)

  10. KayeSwain says:

    Oh wow! I’m taking those to my next pot luck for my Bible study group! Thanks for a terrific idea! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kaye Swain

  11. Emily says:

    I’m so sorry I missed this meeting Jenna, I see I sure missed some great tidbits! I now it was a great get-together. Look forward to seeing you at a future meeting……………

  12. JESS44903 says:

    Oh my! Everything looks so tasty! So great!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  13. Another yummy sounding recipe, beautifully displayed and AWK! that fish plate! Love it!

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