These bacon wrapped brown sugar crusted little sausages can be made with Lil’ Smokies or miniature chicken or turkey sausages, and they will disappear in a flash!
Update: This post used to be about bacon wrapped little smokies, but I’ve updated it to include various “little sausages” for those who want to switch things up:-)
Bacon wrapped little smokies are always one of the first thing to disappear from the snack table at any party. They are one of my favorite “savory” appetizers, and folks (especially guys) cannot get enough.
Since sharing the little smokies version of this recipe, I’ve experimented a bit with some other little sausages. I’ll share my thoughts on the different ways to make this recipe.
Variations for this recipe:
Lil’ Smokies: The old faithful smokies come in regular, low fat, and turkey. All are good; I prefer regular.
Chicken Sausages: AmyLu chicken maple sausages are outstanding in this recipe, and they are what I am using in the video below. If you ever see these sausages at Costco, grab a package. They are insanely yummy.
Conecuh hickory smoked sausage: This is my favorite sausage and can be used in this recipe, but be advised: it is savory and super high in fat. This is more of a lumberjack version:-)
Precooked Bacon: In the photo below, I used miniature turkey sausages along with pre-cooked bacon. The end result was not my personal favorite, as I thought they were too dry. The teenagers that I served these too, though, must have thought that they were great. There wasn’t a piece left:-)
Make Ahead: These can be prepared all the way to the point of baking. Simply wrap sausages, arrange on foil lined tray, and sprinkle with brown sugar. Keep in fridge until ready to cook. These can also be made an hour or so ahead and kept in a warm oven until serving.
The short video below shows how easy it is to wrap the sausages in bacon and how yummy the appetizers are when pulled from the oven.
You can’t go wrong with this fun and yummy appetizer. It is a perfect food for tailgating or game day viewing. If you try any version of these, let me know how they turn out. As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!