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10 Cocktail Sausage Recipes (Easy Little Smokies Ideas)

Below, you’ll find some quick and easy cocktail sausage recipes that will blow you away!

If you thought cocktail sausages were only good for pigs in a blanket, think again.

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They say good things come in small packages. Well, with the itty-bitty cocktail sausage, this sentiment couldn’t be more true!

I’m always amazed by how much smoky, juicy flavor is packed into each little irresistible bite.

Best of all, cocktail sausages are so easy and convenient to make since they’re usually already pre-cooked. 

I mean, where can you go wrong with the timesaving powers of the cocktail sausage? 

They’re easy, quick, and oh-so-delicious. Find your new favorite rendition in this list of cocktail sausage recipes!

1. Baby Sausage Dogs 

If you love corn dogs but wish they could be smaller and bite sized, then this is the recipe for you.

This tiny version of the fairground classic will blow you away with juicy, mouth-watering flavors. You’ll have a hard time resisting another one.

If you have young ones around, then they’ll love this crowd-pleasing recipe.

It’s the perfect kid-approved finger food for backyard bashes and picnics.

2. Atomic Buffalo Turds

Don’t let the name off put you, as this recipe is about to become your new favorite thing.

You wrap each cocktail sausage in mouth-watering bacon before drizzling on a smoky-sweet glaze. 

You’ll obsess over the sugary-savory flavor duo that will delight your palate, unleashing tantalizing flavors all over your taste buds.

Serve these bad boys as a swoon-worthy appetizer at your next potluck or barbeque.

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You’ll certainly give your guests something to obsess over.

3. Jalapeño Popper Pigs in a Blanket

How can it get any better than these jalapeno popper pigs in a blanket?

In this recipe, you combine the two classic Super Bowl snacks to create something wonderful.

Adding jalapenos is a smart way to increase the flavor content of the timeless pigs in a blanket recipe. 

Not only does it infuse so much flavor into each bite, but you’ll satisfy that part of your palate that goes crazy for the spicy heat.

4. Ultimate Slow Cooker Cocktail Sausages

This recipe is a beautiful representation of the possibilities of cocktail sausages. 

You can thank two unlikely additions that create this beautiful recipe.

By adding apple butter and hoisin sauce, you create an unforgettable glaze that enhances the sausages perfectly.

All you need to do is toss the ingredients into the slow cooker then let the machine work its magic. 

If guests are coming over in a couple hours and you’re swamped for time, do yourself a favor and prepare this crave-worthy appetizer. 

5. Crockpot Honey Garlic Little Smokies Sausages

Anything honey and garlic related always gets my attention.

You’ll fall in love with this easy, tasty recipe. Each little bite is bursting with sweet, tangy flavors that will make you go back for seconds.

All you need to do is toss these sausages with a handful of pantry ingredients and dump the batch into the crockpot. That’s it!

Don’t fret about what to serve at your cocktail party. Put your feet up and get in some much-needed R&R before guests arrive.

6. Mini Sausage Rolls (Cocktail Sausage Rolls) 

I just love this twist on the classic pigs in a blanket!

Between the crispy golden puff pastry, juicy sausages, and crispy sesame seeds, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more satisfying bite.

As for what to serve with pigs in a blanket/sausage rolls, you can’t go wrong with homemade barbeque sauce! 

7. Little Smokies Wrapped in Bacon

I think everything is better with bacon, and if you couldn’t agree more, then you’ll fall in love with this recipe. 

With just three ingredients you can create this classic finger food that your party guests will obsess over.

You wrap each cocktail sausage with tasty bacon before sprinkling a healthy dose of brown sugar over top.

Each bite will melt in your mouth with sweet, smoky goodness.

If you need a go-to app, this recipe will save the day (and then some). Who could resist the diving combination of crispy and juicy?

8. Sausage Bites in Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce 

If you’re one of the select few that enjoys pineapple on pizza, then this recipe is for you.

It contains the addition of the sweet, juicy fruit to enhance the tender sausages.

Combined with the savory onion and spicy pepper, this is one recipe that’s bursting with flavor.

The best part about this dish is the homemade barbeque sauce that brings out the smokiness of the sausages. 

In just 15 minutes, you can have this recipe prepped and ready for the Crockpot to take over so you can focus on other tasks.

9. Sticky Korean Cocktail Sausages

After tasting these sticky Korean cocktail sausages, you’ll crave the deliciousness time and time again.

You’ll obsess over the mouth-watering glaze that coats each sausage to perfection.

Each mouthful brings tantalizing flavors of spicy sweetness to your palate.

If you’re trying to shake up the appetizer menu at your next party, then this recipe will serve you well. 

You might want to double the batch because these cocktail sausages will not last long!

I mean, who could resist the combination of garlic, honey, and soy sauce? 

10. Honey & Mustard Cocktail Sausages

These cocktail sausages are surprisingly addictive. After just one taste of the mustard sweetness, you’ll have a hard time resisting seconds.

You can thank the glaze for giving these smokies a crave-worthy flavor.

The bite of the whole grain mustard mixed beautifully with the sugary honey to make one marvelous mouthful.

All you need are four ingredients to create these delectable dogs!

When you find yourself rushing through the pre-party prep work, remind yourself of this simple dish.

After you set out a platter full of these tantalizing sausages, you’ll watch them fly like hotcakes throughout the party.

10 Easy Ways to Make Cocktail Sausages

These cocktail sausage recipes are perfect for any party! From pigs in a blanket to sausage rolls, you’ll flip for these tasty weenies.


  • Baby Sausage Dogs

  • Atomic Buffalo Turds

  • Jalapeño Popper Pigs in a Blanket

  • Ultimate Slow Cooker Cocktail Sausages

  • Crockpot Honey Garlic Little Smokies Sausages

  • Mini Sausage Rolls (Cocktail Sausage Rolls)

  • Little Smokies Wrapped in Bacon

  • Sausage Bites in Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce

  • Sticky Korean Cocktail Sausages

  • Honey & Mustard Cocktail Sausages


  • Select your favorite recipe.
  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Prep a cocktail sausage in 30 minutes or less!
Cocktail Sausage Recipes

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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