Grilled Sausage and Summer Squash with Lemon and Herbs
Grilled Sausage and Summer Squash with Lemon and Herbs is an extra-easy dinner and this tasty meal has all the flavors of summer. Use all one color of squash if that’s what you have on hand!
When it’s zucchini season, most people love easy recipes that use zucchini, right? This year I planted just one zucchini plant and one yellow summer squash plant in my little fenced garden space, and already I’m starting to get zucchini at a rate that’s making me think about how to use it. So there might be an abundance of zucchini recipes coming up for the next little while!
This Grilled Sausage and Summer Squash with Lemon and Herbs is a recipe I first made about ten years ago, inspired by one that I spotted in Fine Cooking Magazine. This is a perfect way to use overly-abundant squash from the vegetable garden, but even if you (gasp) have to buy zucchini, this is quick and easy for a summer dinner! Through the years I’ve stopped adding Kalamata Olives and started using a few more chopped fresh herbs in this dish, and I love the way the flavor of the herbs, capers, and lemon juice brightens up the grilled squash and sausage.
I used mint and parsley for fresh herbs, but you could use any combination that appeals to you. You could certainly add other veggies like red onion, mushrooms, or red bell pepper if you happen to have some. And I think this would be great with any kind of sausage you like to cook on the grill. But please don’t skimp on the lemon, olive oil, and herb sauce that gets mixed in with the cooked squash and sausage; that’s what makes this easy grilled zucchini and sausage so mind-blowingly good! And we forgot to show it when we took these new photos, but we loved this with fresh lemon pieces to squeeze on at the table.
How to Make Grilled Sausage and Summer Squash with Lemon and Herbs:
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- Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
- For grilling I love Johnsonville Italian Sausage; either sweet or hot sausage will work for this. If you prefer a low-fat sausage, put it in a bowl and brush with olive oil. (Choose gluten-free sausage if you need this to be gluten-free.)
- Cut up 2 medium zucchini and 2 medium yellow squash into same-size pieces.
- Toss squash with olive oil, salt, and pepper while you preheat grill basket. If you don’t have a grilling basket (affiliate link) like this, check recipe below for another option.
- Put sausage on the grill and then add vegetables to the grill basket.
- Grill sausage and squash about 18 minutes, turning several times with tongs and a large turner.
- It is done when sausage feels firm and is lightly browned and squash is tender and starting to brown.
- While sausage and squash cooks, finely chop the mint and parsley (or herbs of your choice) and measure out the capers.
- Mix herbs and capers with lemon juice, olive oil, and some Spike Seasoning (affiliate link) or other all-purpose seasoning.
- When sausage is cooked through, remove from grill and slice into 1 inch slices.
- Toss grilled sausage and squash with the lemon and herb mixture.
- Season with salt and fresh ground black pepper and serve hot, with extra lemon to squeeze on at the table if desired.
- The extra squeeze of lemon is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if you’re a lemon-lover like me!
More Summer Squash Recipes to Try:
Slow Cooker and Instant Pot Zucchini Recipes ~ Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker
Grilled Zucchini Greek Salad
World’s Easiest Grilled Zucchini and Sausage Kabobs
I used about 2 1/2 lbs. squash; you can use all one color of squash if that's what you have. I used Johnsonville Pork Italian Sausage, but you can use turkey Italian Sausage if you prefer. Sweet or hot sausage are both good in this recipe. Use any combination of fresh herbs that appeals to you. This recipe adapted from Grilled Sausage and Summer Squash from Fine Cooking Magazine. Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 304Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 1070mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 11g
I used about 2 1/2 lbs. squash; you can use all one color of squash if that's what you have. I used Johnsonville Pork Italian Sausage, but you can use turkey Italian Sausage if you prefer. Sweet or hot sausage are both good in this recipe. Use any combination of fresh herbs that appeals to you.
This recipe adapted from Grilled Sausage and Summer Squash from Fine Cooking Magazine.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Grilled Sausage and Summer Squash would make a great one-dish meal for any phase of the original South Beach Diet, and this is perfect for any other type of low-glycemic or low-carb eating plan. South Beach would prefer low-fat sausage and other low-carb plans will prefer higher-fat pork sausage; take your choice!
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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was first posted in 2010; updated with greatly improved photos and nutritional information July 2020.