October 29, 2019

Zesty Italian Herb Grilled American Lamb Kabobs


Prep Time

25 min

Cook Time

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Total Time

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cooked lamb kabobs on a platter with peppers, onions, and mushrooms


  • 2-1/2 pounds boneless American Lamb shoulder, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup zesty Italian dressing
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 16 whole mushrooms
  • 4 zucchinis, sliced
  • 4 yellow squash, sliced
  • 3 purple onions, coarsely chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped
  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water


In a large bowl, whisk together Italian dressing, garlic powder, olive oil, cayenne, salt and pepper. Add lamb, mushrooms, zucchinis, squash, onions, red and green peppers; toss until all ingredients are combined. Cover; set aside for about 20 minutes. 

Arrange ingredients on skewers; place on grill over medium-high heat. Grill about 15 minutes, or until desired doneness is achieved.

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters

Ground Lamb

Internal temperature of 160°F

All Other Cuts

Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest

raw lamb shoulder roast on a cutting board
cooked lamb kabobs on a platter sprinkled with fresh herbs
thermometer timer illustration
Visit our Lamb Cooking Time & Temperature page for recipe inspiration and tips on preparing the perfect lamb.


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