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Colorful Kabobs

Colorful Kabobs

Colorful Kabobs


Makes 10 kabobs


30 cocktail-size smoked sausages
10 to 20 cherry or grape tomatoes
10 to 20 large pimiento-stuffed green olives
2 yellow bell peppers, cut into 1-inch squares
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, melted
Lemon juice (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Thread 3 sausages onto 8-inch wooden skewer,* alternating with tomatoes, olives and bell peppers. Repeat on remaining nine skewers.
  3. Place skewers on rack in shallow baking pan. Brush with melted butter and drizzle with lemon juice, if desired. Bake 4 to 6 minutes until hot.

On-the-Go Guide

For younger children, remove food from skewers and serve in a paper cup or bowl. It's still portable, but much safer.

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