When I think of skewers, I usually think of kabobs cooked over an outdoor grill. But some skewer recipes can be done from right in your kitchen! Whether you’re the ultimate grill master or are still honing your kabob skills, these recipes are inventive and delicious, so bookmark them for your next cookout.

skewer recipessource: Yummy Addiction

1. Peanut Butter Chicken Skewers w/ Yogurt Dill Sauce

My kids are finicky when it comes to chicken. (In their defense, my chicken cooking skills are barely at a novice level.) But I have a feeling peanut butter chicken would go over well with them, especially if it was topped with a yogurt sauce. These can be made on the stove, and take less than 30 minutes to cook. Sounds like a win-win all the way around!

Get the full recipe for the skewers and the sauce at Yummy Addiction.


skewer recipessource: Made With Happy

2. Loaded Tater Tot Skewers

This recipe is seriously so easy. All you need is an oven and a few ingredients. After cooking your tater tots, sprinkle on the remaining ingredients (including bacon- mmm!) and put back in the oven for 10 minutes. These are great for serving at a Super Bowl party or other sporting event celebration.

Head over to Made With Happy, where you’ll find this recipe, as well as others, to try for social gatherings.

skewer recipessource: Delightful E Made

3. Grilled Mushroom & Sirloin Skewers

If you’re a plan ahead mama who preps meals in advance, this recipe should be added to your list of ones to try. After creating a marinade and letting the meat refrigerate for several hours, fire up the grill to cook these. Other than the seasoning ingredients, all that’s required are mushrooms and cubed lean sirloin.

Check out the complete prepping and grilling instructions from Delightful E Made.

skewer recipessource: Frugal Foodie Mama

4. Beer & Ranch Chicken And Potato Kabobs

If ever there was a chance for your older children to try alcohol, it’s now. Because really, the amount used here isn’t enough to do anything, but they’ll still feel cool knowing they tried it. (Now, I’m not suggesting you serve alcohol to your children. I’m just saying you could probably get them to try this recipe easier if you told them it was made with beer.) This is a time-consuming recipe, so it would work best when you’re not in a rush.

Stop by Frugal Foodie Mama to get the cooking and grilling instructions.

skewer recipessource: Foody Schmoody

5. Easy Pesto Tortellini Skewers

Unlike most skewer recipes, this one doesn’t require grilling at all! The only thing you need to cook is the tortellini, but then you put the skewers together and serve cold. With a pesto coating and sun dried tomatoes, this is an Italian-inspired recipe that could work as an entree or an appetizer.

You’ll find all the details on this recipe over at Foody Schmoody.

skewer recipessource: Wholesomelicious

6. Grilled Balsamic Chicken, Cherry And Peach Kabobs

With the sweet tastes of cherry and peach, this kabob recipe already has me drooling! In about half an hour, you can prep and grill this recipe, which tastes yummy over a plate of rice. It’s nutritious and delicious and most kids would probably be willing to chow down on it.

Find the ingredients list and full recipe at Wholesomelicious.

skewer recipessource: The View From Great Island

7. Rainbow Salmon Skewers

You had me at rainbow. But seriously, aren’t these skewers gorgeous? That’s reason enough to make them! But also, talk about a healthy choice. Loaded with veggies and fish, this colorful masterpiece is full of important vitamins and nutrients and makes a great appetizer or side dish.

All the details on these can be found at The View From Great Island.


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Leena Kollar

Leena Kollar

Contributing Writer at Life As Mama
I'm a wife, mother and everything else associated with domestic life. I can often be found hiding from my kids to sneak treats (especially ice cream). I love rainbows and naps, and I find any excuse to go to Target. When I actually make it out of the house in real clothes, I document my outfits on my fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. My love for fashion also inspired me to start my own comprehensive style website, The Style Spectrum.
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