Little Smokies wrapped in bacon make the best party appetizer and so easy with only 3 ingredients. It will be a crowd-pleasing appetizer and all you need is a package of smoked little sausage, a package of bacon, and maple syrup. Make an extra batch because they will go fast!
These smoked little sausages are wonderful for parties and you can make some BBQ Little Smokies in addition to these bacon wrapped ones.
BACON WRAPPED LITTLE SMOKIES
These little smokies are so addictive, everyone loves them from kids to adults. What’s not to love here? It’s smoked little sausages that are dipped in maple syrup and wrapped in bacon. No 3 ingredients have tasted better together.
Lit’l Smokies sausage come in all beef or pork and chicken flavors and you can choose either one. Both will taste wonderful with crispy bacon around it. You can use your favorite bacon for this recipe but make sure it’s not the thick cut and not center cut. Thick cut bacon will take a long time to cook and the fat parts will not render completely. (And noone likes to chew on fatty pieces.) Center cut bacon will be too small to cut in 3 and won’t be enough to wrap all the sausages.
The best bacon I found for this recipe is the maple bacon. Maple flavor in the bacon is a great compliment to the maple syrup on the sausage.
It really is an easy appetizer, even though it takes a few minutes to wrap the bacon around each sausage. But don’t worry, you can make it the night before and bake it when ready.
HOW TO MAKE BACON WRAPPED LITTLE SMOKIES
Preheat the oven to 425° and cover a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean up. Place toothpicks into a bowl with water to soak for about 10-15 minutes.
Take sausages and bacon out of the package and pour maple syrup into a small bowl. Cut the whole stack of bacon into 3 even potions, that way each slice is cut into 3.
Dip a sausage in maple syrup and wrap a piece of bacon around it. Secure bacon with a toothpick.
Bake bacon wrapped sausages for 13 minutes and flip each one onto the other side. Bake for another 10-13 minutes, depending on thickness of bacon.
CAN I MAKE LITTLE SMOKIES AHEAD OF TIME?
Absolutely! Simply wrap sausages in bacon according the recipe and lay them out on the baking sheet. Cover the whole baking sheet in plastic wrap and make sure it’s air-tight. Refrigerate it for up to a day.
When ready to bake, pull the baking sheet out of the refrigerator and take off the plastic wrap. Preheat the oven to 425° and bake them according to the recipe.
HOW TO STORE AND REHEAT
If you have any sausages leftover, you can store it in an air-tight food storage container, in the refrigerator.
You can easily reheat them on stove top. Preheat a cooking pan on medium heat, place sausages into the pan, and reheat covered with a lid until hot. Flip them over half way though to heat the over side. It should only take about 5-7 minutes.
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Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies
- 14 oz little smokies sausages (some come in 12 oz packages)
- 16 oz maple bacon
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- more maple syrup for baking
- Place toothpicks into a bowl with water to soak for about 10-15 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 425° and cover a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean up.
- Take sausages and bacon out of the package and pour maple syrup into a small bowl. Cut the whole stack of bacon into 3 even portions, that way each slice is cut into 3.
- Dip a sausage in maple syrup and wrap it around with a piece of bacon. Secure bacon with a toothpick.
- Place wrapped sausages on a baking sheet about 1 inch apart.
- Bake bacon wrapped smokies for 13 minutes and flip each one onto the other side. Bake for another 10-13 minutes, depending on thickness of bacon.
- Serve with some maple syrup for dipping.