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Savor every moment of your summer with an easy dinner recipe that’s perfect for the season! From get-togethers with friends to pool parties, camping trips, and family cookouts, these Hawaiian Kielbasa Kabobs are a fresh and simple option that suits any occasion!

A simple tropical dinner comes together on the grill or campfire in just minutes for these Hawaiian Kielbasa Kabobs!

When you’re busy with outdoor fun this summer, the last thing that you want to worry about is, “what’s for dinner?!”

Fortunately, smoked sausage makes meal prep quick and easy, thanks to fully-cooked kielbasa that’s ready for a good char on the grill or over the campfire!

A plate of easy grilled Hawaiian Kielbasa Kabobs!

The combination of savory sausage paired with fresh summer vegetables, zesty red onion, and sweet, juicy pineapple is like an instant party in your mouth!

Hawaiian Kielbasa Kabobs are the perfect dinner for your next camping trip!

Do you have a camping trip on your agenda in the coming months? Go beyond roasted marshmallows this year and instead try these kielbasa kabobs!

Kabobs made with kielbasa, pineapple, bell peppers, and onions!

Is Kielbasa cooked?

Yes! These kabobs are especially convenient for the campfire or grill because they take advantage of smoked sausage, which is slow-cooked with natural spices. That means that we just have to “finish” them over the fire to give the meat that great crispy exterior!

The kielbasa is a quick-cooking option that’s easy to pack in the cooler and transport to your destination.

Hillshire Farm Beef Polska Kielbasa

But don’t worry — even if you don’t have a camping excursion on the agenda or a fire pit in your backyard, you can still enjoy these easy kabobs!

Just get a grill pan, a griddle, or a large skillet really hot on your stovetop and you’ll have charred kielbasa kabobs in no time!

How to prepare the perfect Hawaiian Kielbasa Kabobs:

You’re obviously going to start with the kielbasa! First, slice the sausage into bite-sized rounds.

Sliced kielbasa on a cutting board

The peppers, onion, and pineapple will also get a quick chop.Sliced red bell pepper.

Once your ingredients are prepped, it’s time to assemble the kabob skewers.

I like to thread the vegetables in rainbow order (giving them that extra Hawaiian touch), but it really doesn’t matter!

Hawaiian Kielbasa Kabobs before they cook on the grill.

Next up: the special sauce!

This is just a quick combination of barbecue sauce and pineapple juice. Again, we’re keeping it simple and easy to transport — just in case you want to take these out into the woods!Barbecue sauce for basting Hawaiian Kielbasa Kabobs.

Use some of the sauce to baste the kabobs before they go on the grill, and reserve the rest of the sauce for basting as they cook.

Basting Hawaiian Kielbasa Kebabs with barbecue sauce.

Ten minutes later you’ll be feasting on the most decadent combination of sweet and savory tropical ingredients!

These kabobs are a great way to feed a crowd (just double or triple the recipe), adding a colorful and festive touch to any summer celebration.

Grilled Hawaiian Kielbasa Kabobs

What should I serve with the Hawaiian Kielbasa Kabobs?

The kabobs are a satisfying meal on their own, but they also pair nicely with rice (or cauliflower rice for a lighter option).

Fork with kielbasa from Hawaiian Kielbasa Kabobs.

More easy kabob recipes that you might enjoy:

Hawaiian Kielbasa Kabobs

5 from 5 votes
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 380.1 kcal
Savor every moment of your summer with an easy dinner recipe that's perfect for the season! From get-togethers with friends to pool parties, camping trips, and family cookouts, these Hawaiian Kielbasa Kabobs are a fresh and simple option that suits any occasion!


  • Hillshire Farm® Rope Smoked Sausage Beef Polska Kielbasa, sliced into rounds
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • 3 tablespoons pineapple juice


  • Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Thread kielbasa alternately with peppers, pineapple, and onions onto wooden skewers.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together barbecue sauce and pineapple juice. Brush sauce evenly onto the kabobs, reserving at least half of the sauce for basting later.
  • Grill kabobs for 8 to 10 min. (or until sausage is browned and vegetables are crisp-tender), turning and brushing occasionally with remaining sauce.


If you don’t have a grill available, you can also sear the kabobs on a griddle or in a large skillet over medium-high heat.


Serving: 1/4 of the recipeCalories: 380.1kcalCarbohydrates: 22.1gProtein: 15.1gFat: 26.5gSaturated Fat: 12.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 1052.9mgPotassium: 393.9mgFiber: 3.1gSugar: 15.7g
Keyword: kielbasa kabobs, kielbasa recipe, Kielbasa Sausage
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American/Tropical
Author: Blair Lonergan

Hey, I’m Blair!

Welcome to my farmhouse kitchen in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Inspired by local traditions and seasonal fare, you’ll find plenty of easy, comforting recipes that bring your family together around the table. It’s down-home, country-style cooking!

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  1. Karly says:

    Perfect for grilling on Memorial Day! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Blair says:

      Exactly! Thanks, Karly! Have a great weekend. 🙂

    2. Shan says:

      5 stars
      A tropical explosion! BBQ/pineapple sauce was amazing. Kielbasa never tasted this good!

      1. The Seasoned Mom says:

        Thank you so much!

  2. Bev says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! And so easy.

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Bev!

  3. Katie says:

    5 stars
    These turned out delicious and easy…husband and I both loved them served over jasmine white rice. Yummm!

    1. Blair says:

      Great! Thanks for taking the time to let me know, Katie!

  4. Cristina Ridenhour says:

    Approximately how many kabobs does this recipe make?

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Cristina! It’s hard to say for sure, since it will vary greatly depending on how long your kabob skewers are and how much you squeeze onto each skewer. In general, I would say about 8 skewers (enough to serve 4 people). Hope that helps!

  5. Anne Piques says:

    Can you throw all ingredients in a crockpot?

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Anne! I haven’t tried that, so I’m not sure. It would probably be okay, but you obviously won’t get that great char from the grill. The sauce will also be thinner because of the condensation from the pot.

  6. Ann says:

    What BBQ sauce did you use?

    1. Blair Lonergan says:

      Hi, Ann! I like the thick texture of Sweet Baby Ray’s bbq sauce here. It’s quite sweet, though, so if you prefer something a little less sweet and more zesty, we also love Stubb’s BBQ sauce.

  7. Kelly says:

    5 stars
    Great summer meal!

    1. Blair Lonergan says:

      Thanks, Kelly!

      1. Vanessa says:

        Could you prep these the day before you plan on grilling them? Almost like a marinade?

        1. The Seasoned Mom says:

          Hi Vanessa,
          We haven’t tested it but recommend making the kabobs without the sauce and coating them just before grilling to prevent the pineapple from becoming soggy. Hope that helps!

  8. Louise Griffith says:

    5 stars
    I have a question, can you use small creamer potatoes cut in half on the kabobs and cook them on the grill

    1. Blair Lonergan says:

      Hi, Louise! Yes, that should work fine! I would probably put the potatoes on their own kabob skewers (separate from the sausage and other veggies) so that you can leave them on the grill longer if they need more time to become tender. Hope you enjoy the meal!