Recipe: Grilled Meatball Kebabs

(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

Here’s a dinner you can make with three ingredients (or four ingredients, if you count the smoky hint from the grill). Use your favorite purchased meatballs, your favorite barbecue sauce, and a few sweet bell peppers to make this meal in 15 minutes. You can probably do it in 10 if you really hustle.

(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

Frozen meatballs work like a dream here. Once the meatballs are thawed enough to easily thread onto a skewer, these kebabs are basically ready for the grill. I like to do chunks of red, yellow, or orange bell pepper to complement the sweetness of the barbecue sauce.

4 Ratings

Grilled Meatball Kebabs



  • 1

    bag precooked meatballs, thawed (about 30 (1-inch) meatballs)

  • 1 cup

    BBQ sauce (purchased or homemade)

  • 2

    medium red, orange, and/or yellow sweet bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces


  1. Alternate threading the thawed meatballs and bell pepper pieces onto soaked bamboo skewers or metal skewers, beginning and ending with the peppers. You should have about 4 to 5 meatballs per skewer.

  2. Place on the grill over medium heat, brushing with BBQ sauce every minute or so and rotating until the meatballs are heated through and the peppers begin to lightly char. Cook for about 6 to 8 minutes total.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.