Tailgating Sausage Skewers

Tailgate Sausage Skewers

Total Time

30 minutes

Serving Size



  • 16 oz baby gold (or red) potatoes
  • 4 links smoked sausage (12–13 oz)
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 8 (6-inch) wooden skewers
  • ½ cup dark beer (or Malta)
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat grill (or grill pan) on medium. Place potatoes in microwave-safe bowl. Cover and cook on HIGH 8 minutes; let stand 5 minutes. Cut each sausage into 4 pieces; cut onion into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Thread potatoes, onions, and sausage onto skewers. Combine beer, syrup, red pepper (if using), salt, and pepper; whisk thoroughly.
  3. Brush skewers with syrup mixture; place on grill. Cook 10–12 minutes, turning occasionally and brushing with syrup mixture every turn, until sausage is 165°F and potatoes are tender.
  4. NOTE: For a fun touch, spiralize the potatoes and sausage by threading onto skewer and cutting around each to the skewer.

Nutritional Information

Amount per ⅛ recipe serving: Calories 200, Total Fat 10.00g, Sat Fat 3.00g, Trans Fat 0.00g, Chol 30mg, Sodium 370mg, Total Carb 22g, Fiber 1.00g, Sugars 9g, Protein 9g, Calc 4%, Vit A 0%, Vit C 4%, Iron 6%