Sausage Kabobs

These sausage kabobs with colorful veggies make the perfect better-for-you option to serve at tailgating or cookouts. Ready to go in 20 minutes with no marinating required!

Colorful sausage kabobs

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What are kabobs?

Kabobs are made up of cut meat and/or vegetables which are threaded onto a skewers and grilled. They are especially popular around summertime and for tailgating season. For this recipe, we are using a mixture of sausage and vegetables.

What sausage should I use?

You can use any flavor of sausage, just make sure it’s already fully cooked. I like to use Teton Waters Ranch sausages because they contain just a few ingredients you can actually pronounce and they’re grass-fed, which allows them to have higher amounts of omega 3s compared to conventional beef.

Omega 3 fats are a type of unsaturated fat that are very beneficial for us in a number of ways. It’s best know for it’s heart health benefits but it’s also great for our brain health, protecting against stroke, and fighting off inflammation.

You can also use this sausage for sheet pan jambalaya or tuscan soups.

Colorful sausage kabobs

What vegetables should I use?

In the recipe card, I’ve written the specific vegetables I like to use, but feel free to mix it up with any veggies you like best. Just be sure to use quick cooking vegetables and avoid tougher vegetables like potatoes, beets, and squash. Before you thread your veggies onto the skewer, cut them into chunks.

Here are some vegetables you might try:

  • Different colored bell peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow Squash
  • Broccoli
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Corn on the cob
  • Carrots
Colorful sausage kabobs on the grill

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Sausage Kabobs

Sausage Kabobs

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Colorful sausage and vegetable kabobs are the perfect better-for-you option to serve at tailgating or cookouts. Ready to go in 20 minutes with no marinating required!

Ingredients

  • 8-10 wooden skewers (soaked in water at least 30 minutes before cooking)
  • 1 medium orange bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1 inch slices
  • 1 small red onion, cut into chunks
  • 8 ounces white whole mushrooms
  • 1 - 10 ounce package fully cooked sausage of your choice, cut into 1 inch pieces (I like to use any flavor of Teton Waters Ranch sausages)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat (350 to 375ºF).
  2. Alternate threading various vegetables and sausage between 4 skewers.
  3. Combine olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt and pepper in a small bowl. Generously brush olive oil mixture onto kabobs.
  4. Add kabob skewers to grill and cook, turning occasionally until the vegetables and sausage start to brown, about 8-10 minutes.

Notes

Feel free to mix it up and use any other vegetables you like. Here are some ones to try:

  • Different colored bell peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow squash
  • Broccoli
  • Mushrooms
  • Any colored onions
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Corn on the cob
  • Carrots

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 kabobs
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 310Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 490mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gProtein: 12g

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