Sausage Kabobs with Peppers and Onions are easy to make and super delicious. Such a meal comes together effortlessly for a simple grilled, weeknight dinner.
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This past few weeks my husband and I have been making a concerted effort to eat more healthfully. For us this means more lean protein and fresh veggies and fewer carbs and sweets. He’s packed lunch to work most days and we’ve even had a date night picnic instead of our standard restaurant fare.
While we haven’t been purposely eating “Whole 30”, many of our meals have had that slant. It’s been tasty and good for us. He’s lost 8 pounds, too!
As head chef around here, I started to get a little bored with my standby chicken tenders. I know, hard to believe, but true nonetheless. When I saw the strategy of threading smoked sausage and veggies on skewers, I knew it was a winner — and a welcome break from my beloved chicken.
My favorite variety of smoked sausage is Aidells Chicken & Apple. It has no added junk and is sweetened by apples, not sugar or even honey. While they’re pricey at the regular grocery store, these sausages can be found better priced at Grocery Outlet or Costco. We typically buy the 3-packs at Costco and store the extras in the freezer.
I’ve also found a comparable product at Trader Joe’s. It doesn’t taste quite the same, but has similar ingredients.
While I love this sausage alongside my Zucchini and Sweet Potato Hash, it is super delicious made into sausage kabobs with peppers and onions.
Since the sausage is fully cooked, it doesn’t need to spend much time on the grill. It’s such a simple dish that comes together in just a few minutes. Plus, it’s very make-ahead. You could assemble the kabobs several hours in advance along with some side dishes. Dinner will be ready to eat in just a short while. This is the perfect summer weeknight dinner!
You can use any seasoning mix you like in this recipe, from a commerical blend, like Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute or a homemade mix like Jamie’s Spice Mix. I find olive, avocado, and grape seed oils work best for grilling.
Tools I use to make this recipe easy:
Sausage Kabobs with Peppers & Onions
- 4 to 6 smoked sausages
- 1 onion cut into chunks
- 2 red bell pepper cut into chunks
- 8 oz mushrooms washed and trimmed
- olive oil
- favorite seasoning blend
- Heat an outdoor grill to medium high heat.
- Cut the sausages into bite-sized rounds. Thread the sausage, onion, peppers, and mushrooms onto metal or bamboo skewers, alternating colors and textures. Brush the skewers with olive oil. Sprinkle to taste with seasoning blend.
- Cook the kabobs on the hot grill, turning occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and the sausage is heated through, about 10 to 15 minutes. Serve immediately.