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Italian Sausage Skewers


1 cup tomato sauce (prepared marinara, spaghetti or pizza sauce works great)
2-3 tablespoon olive oil
Assorted fresh herbs, chopped (i.e. basil & oregano)
Salt and pepper, to taste

3 links Italian sausage, casing removed and cut into 15 thick chunks
1 medium onion, quartered and some layers separated
1 bell pepper (Green, Yellow or Red), cored & seeded, cut into chunks
1 zucchini or yellow squash, halved and cut into 1/4-1/2 " thick slices
1 tomato, cut into eighths

You will also need:



If you are using wooden skewers, soak them in water first.

In a smallish bowl, combine the tomato/pizza sauce with olive oil, fresh herbs and salt/pepper to taste. Stir well and set aside.

In a skillet, pre-cook the sausage pieces over medium - medium high heat. (They take the longest to cook and I find that pre-cooking them a bit keeps the rest of the vegetables from getting burned.)

Turn on your grill. (I'm assuming everyone uses a gas grill. If you are using charcoal, then you are on your own.)

Assemble the skewers by alternating all the components but leaving off the tomatoes until the end.

Brush with the tomato sauce.

Grill over medium heat until sausage is done and vegetables are tender and have good grill lines. Brush with remaining tomato sauce as desired.

Serve over rice and enjoy.

This recipe was included in the summer recipe edition of the carnival, Works for me Wednesday at We Are THAT Family. Go pay Kristen a visit to find more summer recipes from around the blogosphere or add your own.

You might also enjoy this easy recipe for Tuscan (Inspired) Lamb Chops.

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Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Yummy - those sound great! A couple years ago, hubby decided to get rid of the gas grill because he didn't cook well enough with it (his thought)and he bought a large charcoal grill. Now we grill even less because it takes so long to get it ready. :(

Donna @ Way More Homemade said...

You SO could do these under your broiler as well. I just do the grill to keep the heat outside.

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Mmmmmmmmmm!!!!!1 I am always looking for more sausage recipes.