These Sausage Kabobs are such an easy and tasty meal that can be whipped up in almost no time. This version is made with pineapple, green and red bell pepper, smoked sausage, and drizzled with teriyaki glaze or this my Asian Dipping Sauce. Bake it in the oven or grill them and serve as an appetizer for parties, main dish, brunch, or whenever you're looking for a fun food idea!
If you’re looking for another simple and quick lunch or dinner recipe try out my Beef Burrito Recipe.
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Why it’s Awesome
Smoked sausage is my lifesaver when it comes to getting a quick dinner on the table. I always have a package or two in the fridge for the crazy days when you only have the time and energy for a super fast, simple meal with little prep time and cook time. The total time for this meal is 30 minutes, or less, which is perfect.
These smoked Sausage Skewers aren't just a fun way to jazz up your dinner presentation, you can also take these along to your next party or get-together. Wouldn't they look appetizing on the potluck table? If you’re going to a barbeque, bring these smoked sausage kabobs along because they are really delicious grilled!
Smoked Sausage - For the sausage you can use any pre-cooked sausage of your choice. I prefer to use turkey sausage because it’s healthy and delicious. There are also many healthy varieties of chicken sausage that would be delicious as well!
Pineapple - I prefer to use fresh pineapple because it’s juicy and flavorful. You can use canned pineapple if that's what you have on hand or is easier for you. The flavor and texture may not be quite as good as fresh though!
Red pepper - Red bell peppers add nice color and flavor to the smoked sausage kabobs. Red peppers have vitamin C and the beta-carotene and vitamin A in these peppers help eye health and vision.
Green pepper - Green peppers also add nice color and they are high in vitamin C and iron which is an added benefit. They taste great with the teriyaki glaze grilled or baked!
Teriyaki glaze - You can choose if you’d like to use homemade or store bought teriyaki glaze. The sweet and tangy taste of the teriyaki pairs perfectly with these skewers. When they are grilled it adds a nice smoky flavor, and they taste good baked as well. f you want a homemade sauce, try this Asian Dipping sauce. It works as a marinade and is perfect for dipping the sausage and veggies!
First, cut the sausage, pineapple, red and green bell peppers into 16 one inch pieces each. Then thread 4 metal skewers evenly - one piece red pepper, then sausage, green pepper, pineapple and repeat.
Line your baking pan with foil. I used parchment paper for the photo, but foil is a better option because there's no chance it will burn in the oven. Brush the skewers with the teriyaki glaze. Broil 6 inches away from heating element for 10-12 minutes, or until vegetables are softened and well browned.
First, preheat the grill to medium heat. Then place skewers on the hot grill, rotating occasionally until the sausage is heated through, the vegetables are softened and there are some slight grill marks.
Brush teriyaki glaze over the skewers and grill a couple minutes longer.
Watch closely because teriyaki sauce/glaze can burn easily.
This recipe uses pre-cooked smoked sausage, not raw. If you choose to use raw meat, such as uncooked Italian sausage, be sure to cook the meat to a safe internal temperature.
Try adding some red or yellow onion.
Use mango, papaya or guava in place of fresh pineapple.
If you’re watching your sugar intake, skip the fruit and use more vegetables.
Serve with my Asian Dipping Sauce.
These are great to add to a barbeque spread. You can also have them for lunch or dinner with a nice side salad or on top of some seasoned rice.
These sausage kabobs pineapple make a delicious appetizer and will be a favorite with your family or friends.
You can easily substitute teriyaki glaze with your favorite BBQ sauce! Just keep in mind that the sugar content in BBQ sauce varies. Sugar burns easily and can give food a bad flavor. You may need to adjust your cooking temperature depending on the sauce you choose.
This recipe is perfect for making ahead! Just thread the skewers and leave them in the fridge until you're ready to bake or grill them!
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- Cut sausage, pineapple, red pepper, and green pepper into 16 one inch pieces each.
- Thread 4 metal skewers evenly - one piece red pepper, then sausage, green pepper, pineapple, etc.
- Line a baking dish with foil.
- Pre-heat over to lowest broiler setting.
- Brush skewers with teriyaki glaze.
- Broil 6 inches away from heating element for 10-12 minutes, or until vegetables are softened and well browned.
For the grill:
- Pre heat the grill to medium heat.
- Place skewers on the hot grill, rotating occasionally until the sausage is heated through, the vegetables are softened and there are some slight grill marks.
- Brush teriyaki glaze over the skewers and grill a couple minutes longer.
- Watch closely because teriyaki sauce/glaze can burn easily.
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