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Healthy Smoked Sausage and Pineapple Kabobs

Healthy Smoked Sausage and Pineapple Kabobs

Healthy Smoked Sausage and Pineapple Kabobs

Camping is our favorite family vacation of the year! We get so excited months in advance and of course, me being the planner that I am, I have everything planned out menu wise. I try to serve meals that we don’t typically eat at home, and make it fit into our grocery budget.

I knew this year’s menu was going to be a real hit, until my kids and I got sick and we had to cancel the whole trip! We were crushed… to say the least. We couldn’t reschedule it due to our schedules, so we thought we would do our best to make the week fun anyways, and eat our “camping menu” at home.

We have a fire pit in our backyard, so we fired it up and cooked our kabobs open flame style. They turned out amazing!!! We all imagined we were camping and had a blast!

I chose to marinade the kabobs 1 hours before cooking, but you don’t have to, it’s completely optional to use this marinade. I will say though, marinades provide AMAZING FLAVOR!!! I highly recommend using this marinade if you are able to make it!


***If you are taking this recipe camping, make the marinade before you go and place in a 2-gallon size Ziploc bag. 1-hour before cooking kabobs, assemble the kabobs and place them in the marinade bag for 1-hour before cooking in your cooler.

Also, when camping it’s best to take fully cooked meats. That is why I use fully-cooked sausage in this recipe, instead of raw chicken. I also pre-cook all the ground beef and take fully cooked ham steaks for breakfast. It makes camping life much easier!

Healthy Smoked Sausage and Pineapple Kabobs

Homemaker On A Budget
Cuisine Main Dishes, Recipes
Servings 8 people


Kabob Ingredients

  • 2 packages smoked sausage pick your favorite brand
  • 1 whole pineapple cut into large chunks
  • 2 red bell peppers cut into large chunks
  • 3 zucchini squash cut into large chunks

Marinade Ingredients

  • 2 cups 100% pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar honey or brown sugar works too
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut aminos soy sauce works too
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger paste (see recipe below) 1 tsp. powdered ginger works too
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper


  • Soak kabob skewers in water for 1-hour before assembling. This prevents burning.
  • While those are soaking, put all marinade ingredients in a medium saucepan. Once mixture comes to a boil, boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off heat and allow marinade to cool.
  • I like to make my kabobs in this pattern, but you can do it however you'd like: sausage, pineapple, red bell pepper, zucchini, repeat.
  • Place kabobs in a shallow baking dish, pour marinade over the top. If you can't fit the kabobs in a single layer, make sure to baste the kabobs with the marinade often.
  • Place kabobs in the refrigerator for 1-hour to marinate.
  • Fire up the grill and cook the kabobs on a greased surface for about 5 minutes total, flipping only once. Enjoy!


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How To Make Ginger Paste - click link here
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