Beer Marinated Sausage and Potato Skewers | easy summer grilling, oktoberfest

Three straight months of great grilled eats. That’s what summertime is all about. And while grilled chicken and a buttery grilled Bob Steak is always a classic, we thought it was time to twist up the traditional and toss together some skewers. Not your conventional meat-n-sliced veggie skewers, but something crazy simple and wildly good looking. And, of course, something delicious.

With mini hasselbacked potatoes, kielbasa and a tasty maple-beer glaze, we think we’ve succeeded.

These skewers are great for those lazy evenings when it’s too hot to cook. They’re awesome for backyard BBQ’s, when you’re the host, but you don’t want to spend hours of prep time. They may even be the most brilliant Oktoberfest recipe ever. Serve with mustard for dipping and a side of sliced pretzel rolls, and you’ll have everyone raising their glasses with a hearty “Prost!”

Try These Twists

With so many different style of sausage now available in grocery stores, these skewers are easy to upgrade.

  • Go vegan and swap in vegan hot dogs or sausage, if you please.
  • Add a chicken sausage, instead of kielbasa and top with pesto for a savory option.
  • Use your favorite local beer. Or swap in honey, instead of maple syrup, for a nice flavor change.

Beer Marinated Sausage and Potato Skewers | easy summer grilling, oktoberfest

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Beer Marinated Sausage and Potato Skewers | easy summer grilling, oktoberfest


Sausage, Potato & Beer Skewers

Quick prep kabobs, perfect for summer grilling. Made with kielbasa, hasselbacked mini potatoes and a delicious maple-beer glaze.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4


  • 12 mini potatoes
  • 1 (12-oz) packet kielbasa, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup or honey
  • 1 cup dark beer
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • chopped parsley for garnish
  • fresh ground pepper


Heat grill to medium-high heat. Slice halfway through each potato several times to create the “hasselback” look. Using the Good Cook Skewer Maker to guide the layering, alternate potatoes and kielbasa in the maker, skewer. Repeat until 4 skewers have been made. Whisk together maple syrup, beer and salt. Drizzle half of mixture over skewers. Grill skewers, basting with beer sauce until golden brown and piping hot. Garnish with pepper and parsley. Serve with grainy mustard for dipping, if desired.

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