These Grilled Jalapeno Popper Sausage Skewers are the ultimate food for game day. 

They’re super easy to make and they have a ton of flavor in them. You can easily add whatever your favorite toppings are meaning the options are endless!

Be sure to give this fun recipe a try the next time you’re looking to grill up some sausages.

Ingredients you will need

Meat: Sausages 

Toppings: Cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon and jalapeno peppers

ingredients for grilled jalapeno sausage skewers.

How to make Grilled Jalapeno Popper Sausage Skewers

Grilled jalapeño popper sausage skewers.

Begin by getting your grill setup for direct cooking. I used my Nomad Grills for this cook and loaded it up with a full charcoal chimney. 

Line up all of your brats flat in a row, then place 2 or 3 skewers through all of them ensuring they are highly secured together.

You want to avoid any gaps because later on in the cook you will add toppings and you don’t want them falling through into the fire. 

Once all the brats are on skewers, place them on the grill grates over a medium heat.

grilled sausages.

Let them cook for 2-3 minutes, then flip them over and let them cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.

Keep a close eye on the outside of the brats to make sure that they do not burst open. If they burst open, you will lose your juices and they will dry out quicker. 

When both sides have some char on them, move them indirect of the heat source and let them cook for 5-7 minutes. 

Next, add the cubed softened cream cheese on top of the sausages.

cream cheese on sausage skewers.

Add a generous layer of freshly shredded cheddar cheese. When using freshly shredded, the cheese will always melt better.

Top them with bacon and diced jalapenos on top of the brats.

Let them cook for an additional 5-7 minutes until the cream cheese softens and the cheese melts. 

Remove the skewers from the grill then slice in between each skewer. Serve them up on a skewer or remove them from the skewer then place a toothpick in each one. 

Grilled jalapeno popper sausage skewers.

Grilled Jalapeno Popper Sausage Skewer FAQs

What kind of sausages should I use?

You can really use whatever your favorite type are. I have made this recipe many times using some beef jalapeño cheddar brats and some regular pork brats.

The options are endless and the great thing is, each one can take on a different flavor profile. 

Looking for other delicious recipes?

Be sure to check out some of my other favorite recipes for grilling season!

Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Wings

Steak and Shrimp Chimichurri Tacos

Smoked Street Corn Queso

Brisket Street Corn Tacos

Hot Honey Pig Shots

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Grilled jalapeño popper sausage skewers.

Grilled Jalapeno Popper Sausage Skewers

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Grilled Jalapeno Popper Sausage Skewers are super easy to make. They’re loaded with juicy sausage, cheese, bacon and jalapenos for the perfect bite. Serve the individual pieces as an appetizer or as a meal on a skewer!

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 34 skewers 1x


  • 4 brat sausages
  • 4 oz of cream cheese
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1 diced jalapeno


  1. Line up all of the sausages in a row and get them on 2-3 skewers.
  2. Grill them over direct heat for 2-3 minutes each side.
  3. Once they have char, move them indirect of the heat for 5-7 minutes. 
  4. Top them with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon and diced jalapenos and let them cook for another 5-7 minutes. 
  5. Slice in between the skewers, serve and enjoy!


You can use any of your favorite sausages for this recipe.

  • Author: Nick Nesgoda
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main course
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American


  1. When this recipe popped up today it reminded me we need to have these again tonight! This recipe is so easy and like you said the options are endless! The kids don’t like hot so we left the jalapeños off their side and used beef brats, it worked great they gobbled them up. It’s a win, win we like the bite, so we pile the jalapeños on ours. When the whole family is happy that makes dinner time easy!

  2. Made these and they’re absolute money. Flavors are so good… love grilling season!

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