For an easy appetizer, I love to make a variety of Shrimp Sausage Kebabs for simple entertaining!

Shrimp Sausage Kebabs
Being hospitable and inviting others in to your home is not that hard. Early in my marriage, knowing that my husband and I would try to make an impact on others in a positive way, we decided that we’d try stretch ourselves in being hospitable. I say “stretch” because it did not come easily to my husband, but he jumped on board early enough for us to establish some good hospitality habits over the years.

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Not always in a perfect environment (big house, new kitchen, perfect furniture and decor, perfect kids–yeah, right).

We took the time to foster new relationships, and get to know people in a deeper way. We were willing, which is a good place to start. But being willing is one thing; actually doing it (inviting and following through) is another.

We both felt the love and appreciation from our guests, as we brought them together. Most of the time, our entertaining moments seemed very good for the soul.

Many times a dinner that felt “good for the soul” happened because we talked about real things in life, and it also often involved “encouragement.” The impact that encouragement makes on others can be profound– a small word of encouragement can inspire a person, save a marriage, help with parenting, or even change a life.

Being real here, a few times we had to change the subject when the conversation went down a rabbit hole of negativism. We learned to bring people in, spin it around, keep it positive!

The goal.

I like to think of it this way. Why not help people become their best? Lift others up!

Do it daily.

Speak a word of kindness to others.

Shrimp Sausage Kebabs

Do it monthly.

Set out to host a gathering once a month in your home. It doesn’t have to be elaborate–keep it simple!

Don’t wait.

Don’t wait, get something on the calendar now!

No perfect.

Everyone has the potential to become hospitable. Remember you don’t have do it all (ask your guests to help!), or have the perfect home (or family). There is no perfect.

Shrimp Sausage Kebabs

Fall gathering ideas to inspire you:

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How about a simple campfire with another family?

Here’s another scrumptious fall appetizer recipe. {Do you love figs?}

Shrimp Sausage Kebabs

These Shrimp Sausage Kebabs is so easy. Perfect for tailgating or Game Day, too!

To me it says “Happy Fall!”

Do you have any “fall gatherings” on your calendar?

Shrimp Sausage Kebabs

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Shrimp Sausage Kebabs

Use toothpicks for the skewers – the perfect bite. I use Applegate’s Organic Chicken & Apple Sausage. Cook the shrimp according to package directions (if frozen), and make sure to allow for thawing time.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 24
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  • 3 5 ″sausage links, or precooked sausage of your choice, cut into one-half-inch chunks
  • 1/2 pound of medium shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 ripe mangoes, peeled and cut into one-half-inch cubes
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small jar sweet peppers
  • Canjun seasoning
  • Light sauce or chutney, optional
  • Toothpicks


  • In a large frying pan, melt the butter. Saute the shrimp for about 3 minutes; adding in the sausage to cook for another 3-4 minutes. Cook until the shrimp is opaque. Lightly season with cajun seasoning.
  • Before serving, place a sausage, shrimp, and one piece of either mango or cherry tomato or sweet pepper.
  • Repeat process until all skewers are done.
  • Use a pastry brush or silicone brush to brush kebabs with a light sauce or chutney (optional).
  • Serve and enjoy!
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Shrimp Sausage Kebabs for tailgating or game day parties, picnics, or easy entertaining!