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Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies

If you’ve never served Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies at your Super Bowl party, you’re missing out on the perfect game day appetizer that is a sure fire crowd pleaser. With little smokies sausages, delicious bacon slices, and a brown sugar glaze, the flavor combinations in this easy recipe are what make it such a great appetizer. 

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Bacon Wrapped Smokies Recipe

These brown sugar bacon little smokies have been one of my favorite appetizer recipes for a long time and have become the best part of our spread while watching the football game with our friends, particularly for any guests trying to stick to a low-carb diet.

This little smokies recipe is one of a few great options for first time or more inexperienced cooks, as it has simple ingredients and is under 10 steps long.

I’ve been on an appetizer kick recently and I highly recommend trying out this easy appetizer recipe for your next party!

Check out my Crockpot BBQ Lil Smokies, Bacon Wrapped Pickles, and these Bacon Wrapped Crackers!

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Ingredients Needed

Bacon – My favorite bacon for this recipe is the Hillshire Farms brand of thick-cut bacon. Use center cut bacon, but regular bacon will do if it’s all they have at the grocery store. 

Lil’ smokies – Lil smokies are the most important ingredient of this recipe, but swap for any little smoke sausage or hot dogs that you prefer.

Brown sugar – Replace the cup of brown sugar with white sugar and molasses, which mimics the taste of dark brown sugar.

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How To Make Bacon Wrapped Smokies

FIRST: Preheat oven to 350F. Cut slices of bacon into thirds. Open lil smokies and pat dry.

SECOND: Wrap each in a piece of bacon. Place with seams of your strips of bacon facing down in a single layer inside baking dish. Continue until you wrap them all or the bacon is all gone.

THIRD: Sprinkle with sticky brown sugar melt until evenly coated. Place your baking pan in the oven for 40 – 45 minutes or until pieces of bacon are crispy and brown sugar turns caramelized. Remove and serve!

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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How long do Smokies take to cook?

Lil smokies cooking time is generally around 30 minutes on a lined baking sheet pan.

Can you reheat little smokies wrapped in bacon?

The short answer – yes! Store your leftover lil smokies in a large bowl sealed tightly with plastic wrap or an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Once you’re ready to reheat them, just place them on a lined baking sheet and pop in the oven at 350F for 30 minutes or until they’re heated all the way through. 

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What goes with Bacon Wrapped Smokies?

This delicious appetizer has a few options of what to serve it with, depending on the flavors that you prefer. The most popular condiment is barbecue sauce. It pairs extremely well with the smoky flavors and provides extra kick.

Another popular combination is creating a brown sugar mixture with red pepper flakes, chili powder (or cayenne pepper), and garlic powder before coating your bacon-wrapped sausages. This seasoning gives it a little spice, and still goes well with a sweet bbq sauce. 

How do you cook Lil Smokies?

I personally recommend taking a few minutes of prep time to line your rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. For this Lil smokies recipe, lay them down in a single layer to evenly cook all the way through. 

Another popular way of cooking little smokies is in a crock pot or slow cooker over medium heat. Keep them on a warm setting for an hour or two until the sausages are cooked thoroughly.

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Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • To keep the bacon from falling off while baking, secure with a toothpick.
  • For easy cleanup, Let bacon grease cool to room temperature and solidify. From there, all you need to do is wipe it off with a paper towel and throw it away! 
  • For a crunchier bacon, try cooking on parchment paper as opposed to tin foil. 

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As one of my favorite finger foods, this bacon wrapped little smokies recipe is the best! It mixes complimentary flavors including the best crispy bacon, sweet brown sugar, and golden brown little sausages, into a fan favorite. This is one of those addictive appetizers that won’t last long, and is atop the list of amazing recipes for easy appetizer options!

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Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies

Yield: 20 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Bacon wrapped little smokies recipe combine crispy bacon, sweet brown sugar, and golden brown little sausages, into a fan favorite!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 (16 ounce) package Little Smokies sausages
  • 1 cup brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare a dish or baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  2. Cut the bacon strips into thirds. Open and pat dry the lil smokies with a paper towel.
  3. Wrap each one in a piece of bacon. Place seam side down in a 9x13 dish.
  4. Continue until all are wrapped.
  5. Sprinkle the brown sugar over all the smokies as evenly as possible.
  6. Bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and the sugar is caramelized.
  7. Remove and serve!

Notes

  • To keep the bacon from falling off while baking, secure with a toothpick.
  • For easy cleanup, Let bacon grease cool to room temperature and solidify. From there, all you need to do is wipe it off with a paper towel and throw it away! 
  • For a crunchier bacon, try cooking on parchment paper as opposed to tin foil. 
  • Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 20 Serving Size: 2
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 417mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 8g

    This nutrition information was generated via a third party. I can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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