If you’re hosting a luau or even a simple neighborhood bbq, these Pineapple Teriyaki Kielbasa Bites are an absolute must.
This summer I am pretending I live in the tropics, rather than Utah. It’s all of the fun, without any of the humidity or the frizzy hair. It all started with a “trip” to Florida on my flamingo-themed summer front porch. Since then, I’ve used a little Hawaiian Tropic self tanner and attended a fun bbq, where I shared my pineapple teriyaki kielbasa bites (let’s just pretend it actually was in THE islands).
A plateful of these sweet and savory bites are the perfect addition to any summer party table. They’re easy to pick up and snack on, but are actually quite filling. The best part? The skewers come together in just minutes.
Pineapple Teriyaki Kielbasa Bites
The key to pineapple teriyaki perfection is mixing up the sweet chili and teriyaki sauce glaze first and allowing it to sit while you assemble the bites.
Putting these tasty pineapple teriyaki kielbasa bites is simple. If you can slice up the sausage and open a can of pineapple, you can bake up a bunch. In fact, I’ve even had young kids help out with this recipe. Thread kielbasa slices and pineapple on a small wooden or bamboo skewer and place on a baking sheet. Brush the pineapple teriyaki kielbasa bites with the pre-prepared glaze and place the tray in the oven for baking.
Time in the oven is really just an opportunity to heat up your pineapple and sausage, as well as bake the teriyaki flavor into each bite.
Even with the bake time, the recipe takes less than a half hour from start to finish. And the result? Delicious.
Looking for a way to take this from appetizer to main dish? Assemble on large bamboo skewers with additional pieces of pineapple and sausage, as well as a variety of peppers. Serve over a bed of rice.
Pineapple Teriyaki Kielbasa Recipe
Pineapple Teriyaki Kielbasa Bites Recipe
- 2 lbs. kielbasa sausage sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
- 2 14 oz cans pineapple chunks in juice
- 6 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
- 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
- 2 tablespoons pineapple juice from can
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine teriyaki sauce, sweet chili sauce and pineapple juice.
- Line a baking sheet with tinfoil.
- Thread kielbasa and pineapple onto a small wooden stick or bamboo skewer and place on baking sheet.
- Brush skewers with pre-prepared glaze.
- Place pineapple teriyaki kielbasa bites in the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes (until warmed through and brown).
- Serve warm.
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