Grilled Sausage – Polish, Italian, Brats – perfectly cooked juicy meat and snap-crisp skin in 10 minutes every time!

overhead view of grilled sausage in buns with toppings on a tray

My mouth is already watering at the thought of juicy grilled sausage with lightly crisped, charred skin, nestled in a toasted bun and piled high with all my favorite toppings.

There will never be a time when I have too many 10 minute meals.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE:

  • It’s a quick, easy meal at the top of my menu list all grilling season!
  • It cooks completely on the grill – juicy sausage with crispy, char-grilled skin.
  • This recipe works with any fresh sausage: Polish, Italian, Brats – you name it.
  • Unlike hot dogs, grilled sausage is company-worthy.

WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE GRILLED SAUSAGE?

  • outdoor gas grill
  • 16-20 ounce package of fresh sausage links or brats
  • 1 bun for each sausage
  • Toppings of your choice (see below)

HOW TO MAKE PERFECTLY GRILLED SAUSAGE EVERY TIME:

​Grilling is my #1 best way to cook sausage. The meat inside stays juicy while the skin outside has a light snappy crisp texture. It’s heaven in a bun and there’s no skillet to wash!

Preheat the gas grill to medium heat to medium-high heat (400-450 degrees).

Place sausage links directly on the grates over direct heat, then close the lid and cook 3-5 minutes until you have a nice char.

Using tongs, turn the sausage to the other side and continue cooking another 2-3 minutes or until an internal temp reaches 160 degrees.

Insert meat thermometer into the end of the sausage so you don’t lose all that juice from inside!

EASY TOPPING AND SERVING SUGGESTIONS:

Condimentsketchup, mustard, mustard-horseradish combination, pickled red onions

​Sauerkraut or coleslaw

Grilled onions and bell peppers in a foil packet with olive oil (or vegetable oil) salt and pepper (or cook indoors in a skillet).

Serve Polish Kielbasa with Potato Pancakes, Dill Pickle Soup or City Chicken.

HOT TIPS FOR THE BEST GRILLED SAUSAGE:

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To level up buns, brush with butter or olive oil then place on the grates over indirect heat for a minute or two until they’re lightly toasted.

Enjoy as an appetizer – grill, slice, serve up with toothpicks and spicy mustard (a family favorite in my house).

This recipe works well for any kind of fresh sausage or smoked sausage as long as it’s in a casing.

WHAT ARE THE BEST SIDE DISHES WITH GRILLED SAUSAGE?

Old Fashioned Potato Salad

Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad

Italian Tortellini Pasta Salad

Avocado Chickpea Tuna Salad

HOW TO SAFELY STORE LEFTOVER GRILLED SAUSAGE:

Cool sausage completely then store in an airtight container in the fridge up to 3 days.

Reheat in the microwave the next day for a quick lunch.

Enjoy!

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overhead view of grilled sausage in buns with toppings on a tray

Grilled Sausage Recipe

Easy 10 minute Grilled Sausage – Polish, Italian, Brats – perfectly cooked juicy meat and snap-crisp skin every time!
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Grilling
Servings 1 per person
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Equipment

  • gas grill
  • tongs

Ingredients
  

  • 16-20 oz package of fresh sausage Polish, Italian, Brats or smoked sausage
  • 1 bun per sausage link

TOPPING IDEAS:

  • condiments: ketchup, mustard, mustard-horseradish combination
  • pickled red onions
  • sauerkraut
  • coleslaw
  • grilled onions and bell peppers
  • dill pickles
  • sweet relish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the gas grill to medium heat to medium-high heat (400-450 degrees).
  • Place sausage links directly on the grates over direct heat. Close lid and cook 3-5 minutes until grill/char marks.
  • Use tongs to turn sausage over. Continue cooking another 2-3 minutes or until internal temp reaches 160 degrees (Insert meat thermometer into the end of the sausage so you don’t lose all that juice from inside).
  • Level up buns – brush with butter or olive oil then place on the grates over indirect heat for a minute or two until lightly toasted. Remove from the grill and serve right away.
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