Grilled bratwurst and vegetable shish kabob skewers are the perfect appetizer to munch on during The Big Game! Quick and easy to make – you and your guests will keep coming back for more!
Are you ready for some football!? The Big Game is this weekend, and I can’t wait! One of my favorite things about football game days is ALL of the party food. I can’t get enough of delicious party appetizers, and these bratwurst and vegetable shish kabob skewers are a tasty twist on a classic family favorite. I usually pair my shish kabob vegetables with slow-marinated chicken, but this time I swapped it out for juicy Johnsonville Brats – packed full of flavor so you can skip the marinating step and be ready for the Big Game in no time!
What You’ll Need for Shish Kabob Skewers:
- Johnsonville Brats (we used Naturals)
- Vegetables/Fruits of Your Choice – we used zucchini, onion, red bell pepper, and pineapple.
- Wooden Skewers, cut in half (the perfect size for appetizers!)
- Grill – indoor or outdoor
Wash the vegetables and cut them into bite-sized pieces, then cut each Johnsonville brat into 6-8 pieces.
Thread the brats and veggie pieces onto the skewers, and cook on a pre-heated (medium heat) grill for 15-20 minutes, turning frequently until the internal temperature of the sausage reaches 160 degrees. Note: when using an indoor grill pan, cover the skewers with a large lid to trap the heat and ensure thorough cooking.
YUM! These brat and vegetable shish kabob skewers are amazingly delicious, and I can’t believe that I’ve never swapped sausage for my standard go-to chicken before…but I will most definitely be doing it again in the future! I love that the Johnsonville Naturals Brats are 100% natural and made with high-quality ingredients with no preservatives or fillers, so I can feel good about serving them to my family and our party guests. Plus, did I mention that they taste incredible!?
For game time, I like to serve my shish kabob skewers with a dipping sauce made from a combination of equal parts coconut aminos and our favorite teriyaki sauce. Honestly though, if sauces aren’t your thing, you can totally skip it – they’re crazy good as-is!
These tasty little skewers are bursting with flavor!
Grilled Bratwurst and Vegetable Shish Kabob Skewers
- Johnsonville Brats we used Naturals
- Vegetables/Fruits of Your Choice – we used zucchini onion, red bell pepper, and pineapple.
- Wash the vegetables and cut them into bite-sized pieces, then cut each Johnsonville brat into 6-8 pieces.
- Thread the brat and veggie pieces onto the skewers, and cook on a pre-heated (medium heat) grill for 15-20 minutes, turning frequently until the internal temperature of the sausage reaches 160 degrees. Note: when using an indoor grill pan, cover the skewers with a large lid to trap the heat and ensure thorough cooking.
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