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Quick and Easy Kabobs

Fire up the grill to start crafting these grilled summer kabob recipes! Simple to make and delicious to eat, kabobs are the perfect way to serve up a complete dinner or a fun and tasty appetizer. With so many potential combinations of tender meat, colorful veggies and even a few summer fruits, there is a kabob perfect for every member of the family. While traditional kabobs are always a good idea, these recipes will help you to create a new flavor combination of your favorite summertime food. If you’re short on time or are looking for an easier way to enjoy kabobs, you can find pre-assembled kabobs from Schnucks’ butcher counter that are ready to grill and serve right away!

Quick and Easy Kabobs

How to Make Your Own Kabobs

  1. A little pep in your prep: Slice your ingredients into 1/4-inch-thick strips or chop into uniform 1-inch pieces. If using a marinade, now is the time to do it. Marinate at least 30 minutes—or better yet, do this a day in advance for more flavor without the waiting.
  2. Soak it all in: If you’re using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes so they don’t catch fire. Save time by soaking a bunch and freezing until you’re ready to cook!
  3. Skewered in your favor: Toss ingredients with oil and seasoning. If using chopped ingredients, slide onto skewer, leaving a little space in between. If using sliced protein, thread onto skewer.
  4. Light it up: Add kabobs to preheated grill and cook, turning and basting halfway through.
  5. Photo finish: Now that your kabobs have finished cooking, it’s time to add even more flavor and texture! Top with sauces, herbs, spices, cheese, etc. and serve.

More Combos to Try


Direct heat: 6-8 minutes
Marinade: Bottled teriyaki sauce
Ingredients: Certified Angus Beef sirloin steak, sliced
Finish with: Sliced green onion, sesame seeds, lime juice


Direct heat: 6-8 minutes
Ingredients: Pork tenderloin (sliced)
Season with: Olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper
Baste with mixture: 1/2 cup barbecue sauce, 1 tbsp. orange juice


Direct heat: 10-12 minutes
Marinade: Lemon Herb
Ingredients: Mushrooms, bell peppers and onion (cut in 1-inch pieces), yellow squash (cut into 1/2-inch rounds), broccoli florets


Direct heat: 8-12 minutes
Ingredients: Chicken (cubed), pineapple (chopped), cherry tomatoes
Season with: Salt and pepper
Finish with: Basil pesto


Direct heat: 6-10 minutes
Ingredients: Certified Angus Beef sirloin steak (cubed), cooked baby red potatoes (halved), asparagus (halved), mushrooms
Season with: Salt and pepper
Finish with: Steak sauce, blue cheese crumbles


Direct heat: 6-8 minutes
Ingredients: Frozen French toast sticks (cubed), precooked breakfast sausage (halved), peaches (sliced into 1-inch pieces), blackberries
Finish with: Cinnamon, powdered sugar, maple syrup


Direct heat: 6-8 minutes
Ingredients: Precooked homestyle meatballs (thawed), Pasture Pride Juusto cheese (cubed), cherry tomatoes, onion (chopped)
Finish with mixture: 2 tbsp. olive oil, 1/2 tsp. cumin, 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper, 1/4 tsp. salt, top with fresh mint


Direct heat: 8-12 minutes
Ingredients: Scallops, bacon strips (cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces), lemon (sliced)
Season with: Salt and pepper
Finish with: Fresh dill or thyme


Direct heat: 6-8 minutes
Ingredients: Cooked chorizo (sliced), 16-20 count raw peeled and deveined shrimp, whole serrano or shishito peppers
Season with: Olive oil, taco seasoning, cilantro
Finish with: Lime juice


Direct heat: 4-6 minutes
Ingredients: Schnucks glazed donut pieces or donut holes, strawberries, marshmallows
Finish with: Chocolate sauce, caramel