Put a Stick in It! The Kabob Makes a Comeback
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Put a Stick in It! The Kabob Makes a Comeback

Chop, marinate, thread, grill. See how simple that was? There is hardly a more simple meal than food-on-a-stick. And gone are the days of skewering boring ol’ peppers ‘n’ onions along with chunks of meat. We’ve got skewered foods of every conceivable type that create some inconceivably delicious dinners. But don’t take our word for it. Dig into these 20 mouthwatering dinner-on-a-stick menus! Oh, and today happens to be National Something on a Stick Day so there’s that too ;)

1. Tomato Soup With Fresh Basil and Cheesy Pancakes: Are pancakes and tomato soup a thing? Because if they are, then let kabobs turn ordinary tomato soup and pancakes into an unexpectedly delicious duo. These pancakes are basically homemade quesadillas filled with cheese and a touch of savory basil. (via Bea’s Cookbook)

2. Cilantro Lime Chicken: Fact: Kabobs are the best way to eat chicken. Cilantro and lime flavors transform these average cutlets into something extraordinary. (via Picture the Recipe)

3. Classic Club Sandwich: Yeah, it would be nice to make a fancy roast with hearty side dishes every day. But frankly, ain’t nobody got time for that. May we present the classic club sandwich, on a stick. Fancy enough for dinner guests. Simple enough to throw together in minutes. (via Stephanie Lynn)

4. Grilled Salmon: Slices of lemon are sandwiched prettily between salmon pieces for a fast, heart-healthy recipe that you can throw together any night. Impressive. (via OMG I Love to Cook)

5. Chile Lime Shrimp: Enjoy your shrimp bold and beautiful. Bold because of a spicy chili marinade. Beautiful… well, it should be obvious. (via Fork Knife Swoon)

6. Sriracha Chicken Skewers: Chicken gets a bad rap for being boring. But thanks to the sticky, spicy glaze on these kabobs, this bird has a one-way ticket to funky town. (via Kitchen Meets Girl)

7. Corn Dog Pops: Satisfy your inner kid with a twist on a classic all-American treat. These puppies are deep-fried and dangerous — dangerously delicious, that is. (via Hungry Girl)

8. Asian Flank Steak: Satisfy gnawing cravings with a seriously meaty skewer. Flank steak is marinated in a few simple ingredients, then zapped on the grill for intense smokiness. (via Skinny Taste)

9. Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta: Skewered shrimp and pasta with spicy sauce — make it happen. (via Skinny Mom)

10. Sausage Glazed With Balsamic and Fig Preserves: Sweet italian sausages make these sticks a breeze, and the balsamic fig reduction adds a surprising touch. (via Bell’ Alimento)

11. Stuffed Almond Butter and Strawberry Jam French Toast: How fun is breakfast for dinner!? French toast just got skewered. And stuffed. (And eaten!) (via Circle of Moms)

12. Coriander Chicken Kabobs With Lemon Cilantro Yogurt Sauce: The secret’s in the special yogurt sauce. Your taste buds won’t know what hit them. (via Cooking Classy)

13. Steak Sticks With Frites: Contrary to popular belief, steak and sticks get along just fine. Warm up your weeknight with a steak dinner… on a stick. Stack alongside fries, and you’ve got a feast. (via Sippity Sup)

14. Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers: Looking for a simple supper? Try these Greek-inspired chicken spears. A tart, lemony marinade keeps the chicken incredibly juicy. Meaning a platter of this citrus-infused chicken will disappear just. Like. That. (via Foodie Crush)

15. Skewers of Glory: Sizzling bacon slices are wrapped around shrimp and pineapple bites and brushed with a spicy teriyaki sauce to create the one and only Skewers of Glory. Let us be the firsts to say, they really are glorious. (via The Pioneer Woman Cooks)

16. Grilled Drunkin Shrimp and Scallop Skewers: Shrimp and scallops may not be in your usual dinner rotation, but cooking them doesn’t require a special occasion or special skills. Simply follow this step-by-step recipe for a fabulous seafood dinner accompanied by a jicama slaw. (via BHG)

17. Pizza Skewers With Garlic Dipping Sauce: It’s time to shake up pizza night. Put a stick in it… the pizza, that is. These party balls are perfect for dipping, sans messy fingers. (via Baked Bree)

18. Sambal Chicken Skewers: A delicious chicken dinner in under 30 minutes? It can be done. And these spicy, sticky bites are just the way to do it. (via Bon Appetit)

19. Pasta Salad: A skewered main must be started with a skewered salad. And we hope followed with a skewered dessert. (via Babble)

20. Melon, Mozzarella and Prosciutto Skewers: A trio of favorites are stuck together and drizzled with a mint vinaigrette dressing to create a refreshing treat. Fair warning: This is about to be seen in heavy rotation on your dinner table. (via A Communal Table)

What dinner foods do you skewer? Stick it to us in the comments below!