3 Easy Recipes for Party-ready Kabobs

Party skewersThere’s something about food on a stick that spells F-U-N. Plus, it’s easy to eat, because you don’t need utensils — which comes in handy when the party’s outside.

Celebrate summer with these three crowd-pleasing recipes that are simple yet cover all the bases: salad, savory, and sweet.

Salad party skewers

Caprese Pasta Kabobs
Caprese salad is typically mozzarella, tomato, and basil. With the addition of tortellini, these skewers get heartier.

Salad party skewer ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 24 cheese-filled tortellini
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 12 basil leaves
  • 12 mozzarella balls
  • 12 wood or metal skewers

Step 1
Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain and let cool.

Salad party skewer

Step 2
Start with a piece of pasta. Thread a tortellini, a tomato, a basil leaf, and a mozzarella ball onto a skewer. Add another tortellini.

Step 3
Repeat until you have 12 finished skewers.

Hawaiian chicken party skewer

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Kabobs
With crisp peppers and onions, plus sweet pineapple chunks, these kabobs are packed with flavor and texture. They can be assembled ahead of time and refrigerated before grilling.

Hawaiian chicken party skewer ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 c. pineapple chunks
  • 1 ea. red pepper and orange pepper, cut into 2-in. pieces
  • 1 sweet onion, cut into small wedges
  • 1 c. barbecue sauce
  • 12 wood or metal skewers

Step 1
Heat grill to high.

Hawaiian chicken party skewer

Step 2
Thread ingredients in whatever order you want until your skewers are colorful and mostly full.

Step 3
Repeat until you have 12 finished kabobs. Spread on the BBQ sauce.

Step 4
Lightly oil the grill. Place the kabobs on the grill and cook 10-15 minutes, turning once or twice and saucing each time.

Dessert party skewer

Fruit and Brownie Dessert Kabobs
These sweet skewers are as delicious as they are easy to make. You can buy the brownie bites pre-made from your local grocery store, so there’s nothing to cook! Plus, you can’t go wrong with red, white, and blue.

Dessert party skewer ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 12 brownie bites
  • 12 large marshmallows
  • 12 strawberries
  • 36 blueberries
  • 12 wood or metal skewers

Dessert party skewer

Step 1
Thread a brownie, a marshmallow, a strawberry, and three blueberries onto each skewer.

Step 2
Repeat until you have 12 finished skewers. It’s that easy!