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Johnsonville Three-Cheese Italian Smoked Sausage Kabob and Party Tips

Through a partnership with Johnsonville, 1StopMom was compensated for this post. All opinions are 100% my own as always.

The weather is getting warmer and my husband and I are itching to get out of the kitchen and do a little cooking outdoors. My husband was one step ahead of me though. He went out, bought a grill with a smoker and had it put together in a blink of an eye.

When I told him we need to grill up some Johnsonville he was excited and ready to get started. We visited our local grocery store to choose something for dinner. Johnsonville has been around since 1947 so there are a lot of different fully cooked sausage to choose from:

  • Beef Hot Links
  • Chili Cheeses Smoked Sausage LInks
  • Beer Brat Links
  • Smoked Brats
  • Andouille Split Rope Sausage
  • Apple Chicken Sausage Links
  • Texas Recipe Hot Links
  • Beddar with Cheddar Smoked Sausage Links
  • Turkey Sausage with Cheddar Links
  • Polish Kielbasa Links
  • Pizza Sausage Links and more!

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I finally decided on the Three-Cheese Italian Style Smoked Sausage and making kabobs was the first thing that popped into my head. All I could think about were these sausages on the grill with some pepper and onions.


The Johnsonville Sausages are individually packed in case you don’t plan on making both of them.

jville1We are about the simple life, especially when it comes to cooking. We decided to go with some tomatoes, peppers, onions and bacon. I fried the bacon slightly, not to the point where it was crispy.

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Kabobs can cook very quickly so it is a good thing the Johnsonville Three-Cheese Italian Sausages are smoked and pre-cooked. The bacon did a great job of crisping up.



2 Packs of Johnsonville Three-Cheese Italian Style Smoked Sausage (sliced on an angle)
Sliced peppers, onions, pineapples, squash (pick flavors you like)
Chopped up pieces of slightly cooked bacon

Assemble sausage and veggies on a skewer switching back and forth.

Cook on grill for 5-8 minutes. Aim for a nice char but feel free to go as dark as you like.

The finished dish smelled so good, But eating it even better. The flavors blended together well.  Unlike other fully cooked sausages, Johnsonville does not use any fillers. Each bite was juicy and firm.  And they were a huge hit with the kids!

Tips for hosting a Johnsonville Cook Out

  • Pre-slice Johnsonville Smoked Sausage and a variety of veggies and fruit so guests can make their own kabobs.
  • Make a variety of Johnsonville Sausage so there is something for everyone. In addition to the pork sausages, there is also chicken and turkey.
  • Invite your guests to bring their favorite toppings or dips to share.
  • Have fun games to play. A water balloon toss, horseshoes, outdoor twister, scavenger hunts, badminton, tug of war, cards and water guns. Bring out whatever brings the most laughter and smiles.
  • Prep ahead of time so you can be part of the fun. Enjoy your guests.
  • Make sure you have lots of charcoal.
  • Have music on hand
  • Keep it simple. Entertaining should be fun and relaxing


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  • Reply Stephanie

    Mmmm those kabobs look delicious!

    May 16, 2014 at 6:24 pm
    • Reply Tricia

      They were good, especially with bacon! Now all the kids want to make is kabobs!

      May 19, 2014 at 5:06 pm
  • Reply Shelly

    Those look fabulous! Such a simple idea. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    May 17, 2014 at 10:09 am
    • Reply Tricia

      It was pretty simple 🙂 My kids like the idea of eating on sticks!

      May 19, 2014 at 5:07 pm
  • Reply Melissa Peterson

    Um, yeah that looks delicious! I love simple and easy (and delicious) recipes! I may just have to add this to the summer rotation!

    May 17, 2014 at 11:56 am
    • Reply Tricia

      After making these, I am going to add kabobs to grilling menu. They were tasty, filling and quick!

      May 19, 2014 at 5:08 pm
  • Reply Ann

    These look SO GOOD! Thinking I might just have to make these this weekend 🙂

    May 22, 2014 at 10:51 am
    • Reply Tricia

      They are delicious! My kids can’t get enough!

      May 25, 2014 at 3:51 pm
  • Reply john hutchens

    My family loves Johnsonville Sausage. the kabobs will be great for my backyard BBQ

    August 1, 2015 at 5:37 pm
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