These easy skewer recipes are perfect for summer gatherings, BBQs, and budget-friendly dinners both kids and adults can enjoy.
We love skewer recipes, especially when they are made in the summer on the grill. We love entertaining on a budget and when it comes to feeding a crowd, skewers are easy and affordable to make.
How Are Skewer Recipes Affordable?
When it comes to skewer recipes and parties, they can be an affordable way to feed your guests. Why are they so affordable? Skewers are made of up a few pieces of meat, some veggies, or even fruit.
Unlike serving hot dog, sides, hamburgers, etc., skewers take a lot less meat mixed in with veggies. Therefore, you are stretching your meat a little further and guests are enjoying the meat along with fresh veggies to fill up.
Plus, the skewers themselves are affordable and if you go with the metal skewers, you can use them over and over again.
Is It Better To Use Wooden or Metal Skewers?
If you want a long term choice and the opportunity to use them over and over again, go with the metal skewers. Stainless steel to be exact. This would be our pick because it can save you a little money over the years.
Wooden skewers aren’t that expensive, but are more one and done. Plus, they tend to catch on fire when grilling them if you don’t prep them the right way.
What Meats Can I Use for Skewer Recipes?
When you make skewers, you can use your favorite meats. There are meats that are popular for skewers and some that cook better than others. The best and most popular meats for skewer recipes include:
- Sirloin & Other Beef Cuts
Any meat that you prefer will work for skewers. If you are looking to make budget friendly skewer recipes, I’d go with either the chicken, pork, or sirloin. You can usually grab a large package of these and have enough to feed a crowd.
What Veggies Are Good For Skewers?
Like meat, you can use a variety of your favorite veggies for skewers. Here are some of the most common veggies that are good for skewers:
- Red Onion
- Slices of Squash
- Bell Peppers
- Fruit (pineapple)
Easy Skewer Recipes
These easy skewer recipes are filled with delicious vegetables and meat. We’ve even included a few that add a sweet flavor by including fruit. They are perfect for summer gatherings and BBQs.
Easy and Juicy Grilled Chicken Skewers with Vegetables
A delicious grilled chicken skewer recipe from Low Carb Spark, these kabobs feature chicken and colorful vegetables. If you don’t want to grill these, you can make them in the oven instead.
Grilled Bratwurst & Kraut Meatball Kabobs from An Affair from the Heart. Grilled brats, kraut, peppers, and onions are combined for a more unique and delicious skewer recipe.
Grilled Veggie Skewers from The Forked Spoon. Want a vegetarian skewer recipe to enjoy? These grilled veggie skewers are packed with colorful veggies and are grilled until just perfect.
Grilled Lamb Kebab Platter from The Forked Spoon. Mix up your skewer recipes by serving guests this grilled lamb kebab platter. Skewers and a spread of extra veggies make for a colorful and delicious BBQ or summer gathering feast.
Jamaican Jerk Chicken Kebabs from Simply Scrumptious. Packed full of that traditional jerk flavor, these kebabs have some pineapple and lime added to them for even more flavor.
Italian Sausage Skewers
Italian sausage, onions, and peppers come together to create these skewers from Christina’s Cucina.
Vegan BBQ Tofu Skewers from Ve Eat Cook Bake. Tofu is flavored with BBQ to make these easy skewer recipes.
Weight Watchers Grilled Shrimp Skewers from Inspiration Edit. Looking for some healthy easy skewer recipes? These paprika shrimp skewers are Weight Watchers friendly and delicious.
Greek Halloumi and Vegetable Skewers from Low Carb Simplified. Keto-friendly and low carb, the Greek Halloumi really adds some extra flavor to the skewers.
Chicken Fajita Skewers from An Affair from the Heart. Your favorite chicken fajita flavors are turned into a delicious skewer recipe both kids and adults can enjoy.
Rosemary-Garlic Chicken Kabobs from Pinch and Swirl. Tender and juicy, these rosemary garlic chicken skewers will be a hit with any crowd.
Pineapple Tofu Skewers from A Virtuous Woman. Pineapple and tofu skewers come together to create a Hawaiian flavored skewer.
Garlic Steak Skewers
Made with tender steak, green peppers, and red onions, these garlic steak skewers from Cincy Shopper are worth trying.
Grilled Balsamic Pork Skewers from Cook at Home Mom. The pork is seasoned and marinated to make an easy skewer recipe that’s also delicious.
Asian Ginger Pork Skewers from Delightful Plate. Made in the air fryer or on the grill, these ginger pork skewers have a Japanese flavor to them.
Caprese Salad Skewers from Wholesome Yum. A quick and healthy appetizer, snack, or dish for a BBQ, these skewers are delicious.
Middle Eastern Turkey Kebabs from Housewives of Frederick County. Served with a creamy cucumber yogurt dip, these turkey skewers are easy to make.
Easy Skewer Recipes Are Kid Friendly!
Easy skewer recipes are also kid-friendly! Since the meat and veggies on the skewers are sliced or cut into chunks, kids can easily enjoy them. So that the kids don’t hurt themselves, take the meat and veggies off before you serve them to the kids!
You can also customize these easy skewer recipes by adding your child’s favorite meat and veggies.