Bite size food, skewered on a stick, and grilled to perfection! Kabobs are the perfect meal to serve up at your next Summer backyard gathering. Whether serving a crowd or just a few intimate friends, any of these recipes are sure to be a huge hit.
Before we get to all of the delicious recipes, I thought I would answer some common questions about cooking skewers!
How do you keep the food from spinning on the skewers when cooking kabobs?
This is definitely a common occurrence when you are trying to turn your meat while grilling it. The main way to fix this problem is to use a second skewer! Once you’ve threaded the food onto the first skewer, push a second skewer through it all as well. This will create a great support to keep the meat from spinning, making it easier to evenly cook your food.
Are kabobs healthy?
There’s not really a great way to answer this question, because of how many different varieties of kabobs there are. You will find some that are just for dessert, some compiled of just fresh veggies and others that are compliant with different modern diets. Just make sure you check each individual recipe for whether or not it is healthy.
Can you cook kabobs without a grill?
Yes, you absolutely can. A great way to do it is using your broil setting in the oven. you can also bake them in your oven. Just like you would bake a chicken breast, or roast some veggies, you can also cook a kabob.
What vegetables are good on kabobs?
There’s a huge variety of vegetables that can be used with your kabobs. The main things to keep in mind is that all vegetables cook at a different rate. The harder the vegetable (carrots) the longer they take to cook. But then you have soft vegetables (like squash or mushrooms) that cook quicker. You will want to use a combination of vegetables that will cook at roughly the same time.
Ok, now that you have some tips and questions answered, here are some amazing recipes that are certain to be the star of your next BBQ!
Strawberry Basil Chicken Kabobs are an amazing and light Summer meal that is whole 30 and come together quickly! You’ll find the recipe for these Strawberry Chicken Kabobs right her on My Mommy Style.
Avocado Chicken Kabobs – During Summer, a huge hit at our house is avacados. Throw them with these delicious kabob and you’ve got yourself a club on a stick!! This is another kabob recipe we share here on the blog.
These steak kabobs are pieces of sirloin beef skewers with mushrooms, peppers and onions, then grilled to perfection and finished off with garlic butter. An easy and hearty dinner option! Grab the recipe for these Steak Kabobs on Dinner at the Zoo.
These easy honey mustard chicken kabobs from Real Housemoms are so juicy and exploding with flavor in every mouthwatering bite.
Use wood or metal skewers for your kabobs.
These Asian sesame Whole30 steak kabobs from Whole Kitchen Sink are marinaded in a quick and easy Whole30 and Paleo marinade that make the grilled steak kabobs really come to life!
These easy Chicken Kabobs are stuffed with crispy bacon and marinated in a ranch marinade. Who can say no to the flavor combo of Chicken, Ranch and Bacon? Grab the recipe for the Bacon Ranch Chicken Kabobs over on Gimme some Grilling
These are crazy good Hawaiian steak kabobs, from Savory Tooth, with fresh pineapples and bell peppers. They’re marinated with a homemade Hawaiian steak marinade and can even be broiled in the oven.
Make Grilled Teriyaki Beef Kabobs with peppers and onions for a deliciously flavorful meal the whole family will love – you can even divide and freeze part! Find the recipe on Busy Moms Helper.
Who says you need meat to create a perfect kabob?
This healthy vegetarian skewer recipe is loaded with fresh summer veggies and “fajita butter.” This is a fabulous side dish for picnics! Grab the recipe on A Spicy Perspective
Juicy steak, tender potatoes and savory mushrooms are skewered and grilled to perfection! Find the recipe on Let’s Dish.
When it comes to pleasing a big crowd, you can’t go wrong with a little bacon! Simple bacon and brussels sprout skewers are an appetizer that come together in just a few steps. Snag the recipe on Pop Sugar.
BBQ Chicken Kabobs recipe with tender chicken grilled with pineapple and bacon then slathered with your favorite BBQ sauce. Butter with a Side of Bread is the one to thank for this recipe!
Pesto Chicken Kabobs, from Sweet and Savory Meals, can be easily made with 5 ingredients only. The Kabobs are ready in 30 minutes in your oven or grill, for a delicious and healthy dinner.
Go out of the norm, and use a unique meat for your kabob.
They are bright, colorful, delicious, and fun to grab to pick up to eat. Make these brat kabobs from A Forks Tale for a busy weeknight family meal or your next back yard barbecue.
Fire up the grill for these spicy steak and shrimp kabobs with pina colada sauce and you’ll be the king of any BBQ or potluck this summer. Find the recipe on Oh Sweet Basil.
Need more summer meal inspiration? You’ve got to check out these other recipes here on My Mommy Style.