September 4, 2014

Little Smokies Cocktail Sausages Appetizer


Little Smokies Appetizer - three variations. All Easy and delicious!

Growing up in Wisconsin, sausage and cheese are staples at the family dinner table.

In fact, last week, I came across some little smokies turkey sausages marked down, so I whipped them up with just some bbq sauce and sauteed onions for dinner.

Yes, “appetizers” for dinner is always a hit.

Little Smokies Cocktail Sausage Appetizers have been a staple at family gatherings for decades, and there’s always a new variation of making them. Honestly, I can’t keep them all straight, so I am giving you a few choices.

Once you make them, you can tweak them to your preference and taste will vary greatly based on the BBQ sauce that you pick, so go for the good stuff.  The sauces are equally delicious with meatballs, so you really get two appetizer ideas from this one recipe. Also know that family members have been known to add a little beer to change up the flavor as well. Yes, so many options.

Easy Sausage Appetizers in the Crock Pot



  1. I use grape jelly and ketchup and put them in the crockpot – super easy and always a hit! :)


    Jen Reply:

    @Tracy, oh that’s great to know. Ketchup is one of my favorite food groups, so I bet it would be equally as good as BBQ sauce. :)


  2. My family uses apple jelly and chili sauce for Smokies and meatballs–use the crockpot and it is ready whenever you are.


  3. My husband and boys LOVE these!! And yes they’re pretty great for game days and parties!! They’re also super easy but smart to bring to family reunions (everybody loves them)☺ Yep, they’re always a HUGE hit!!~~♥Angie


  4. We have always boiled them in beer (doesn’t matter what kind, they get drained anyway), added BBQ (Sweet Baby Ray’s is our fav), and add a can of chunk pineapple with juice. Just mix and keep warm in crock.


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