One of the easiest grilling recipes starts with fully-cooked ring bologna. These vegetable and ring bologna kebabs are flavored with a seasoned butter. Once they’re cooked the end result is savory and buttery. Don’t overthink your summer grilling recipe repertoire!Grilled vegetable and ring bologna kebabs recipe

Today’s recipe isn’t fancy. It’s nothing that you don’t already know how to make.

Rather, this post is more of a nudge. A gentle reminder that you should get your summer grill on before grilling season is over.

When I was home last month visiting my parents, we made these kebabs using stuff we already had. (Side note: You just never know when a package of frozen ring bologna will come in handy!

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For seasoning, I mixed a couple of tablespoons of  butter with this sweet and spicy meat rub and mixed it in with the grilled vegetables. It made the vegetables buttery and flavorful.

Sweet and spicy meat rub recipe

We served the vegetables and ring bologna with grilled sourdough bread. Such a simple meal that totally hit the spot on a warm summer evening.

Vegetable and ring bologna kebabs from Cheap Recipe Blog

How To Cook Ring Bologna

Ring bologna is cheap, can be used in so many different recipes, and is easy to cook.

Keep in mind ring bologna is already cooked when you buy it – so all you need to do is heat it up. Here are some of the many ways to cook ring bologna:

  • Grill it, like I’ve done in this post
  • Fry it: Cut it into coins or small pieces and fry it in a bit of oil
  • Bake it: You can cut up ring bologna and include it in baked dishes (like this ring bologna hotdish) or you can even bake it straight out of the package. Simply place ring bologna in an appropriate-sized baking dish coated with a bit of oil, and bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes until heated through.
  • Boil it: Although there are more delicious ways to prepare ring bologna (see previous 3 suggestions), boiling it will work just fine. Bring 2 inches of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Cut ring bologna into several smaller pieces. Simmer for 5 to 6 minutes on each side.
  • Microwave it: Cut ring bologna into several smaller pieces. Place on a microwave-safe plate. Cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes, until heated through.
  • Eat it cold: Ring bologna is ready-cooked, so you can slice it and use it as a sandwich topping, or grind it, mix with mayo and spices and use it as a sandwich filling.
Grilled vegetable and ring bologna kebabs recipe

Grilled Vegetable And Ring Bologna Kebabs

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Grilled kebab tip: I find it helpful to spear one ingredient per kebab stick. For example, putting all of the onions on one stick, all of the green peppers on another stick, etc. That way, if one ingredient cooks faster than another (for example, quick-cooking onions vs. thick pieces of ring bologna), you can just remove it from the grill an let the other kebabs catch up.



  1. Wash all vegetables. Cut the onions and peppers into bite-sized pieces. Leave the mushrooms whole. Cut ring bologna into 1-inch pieces. Skewer vegetables and ring bologna onto wooden kebab sticks. Set aside. In a small prep bowl, mix butter and seasoning. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the grill to medium-high. Place kebab sticks on grill and cook for about 10 minutes, turning as needed. Remove kebabs from grill and brush with butter mixture, or remove vegetables and meat from skewers, place in a bowl, and mix in butter mixture. Serve with grilled bread.

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