Bacon-Wrapped Smokies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.

Makes

about 3-1/2 dozen

Updated: Sep. 21, 2023
These cute little bacon-wrapped smokies are finger-licking good. They have a sweet and salty taste that's fun for breakfast or as an appetizer. —Cara Flora, Kokomo, Indiana
Bacon-Wrapped Smokies Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sliced bacon
  • 1 package (16 ounces) miniature smoked sausage links
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar

Directions

  1. Cut each bacon strip in half widthwise. Wrap one piece of bacon around each sausage.
  2. Place in a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake, uncovered, at 400° until bacon is crisp and sausage is heated through, 30-40 minutes.
Bacon-Wrapped Smokies Tips

How do you serve bacon-wrapped smokies?

Bacon-wrapped smokies are one of our best bacon recipes because of their rich flavor and fun, poppable size. They’re perfect as a toothpick cocktail snack for a fancy party, or as a one-bite appetizer at a tailgating party, especially when paired with a spicy aioli or a cooling dip like ranch.

How do you store bacon-wrapped smokies?

Like other bacon-wrapped recipes, you’ll want to let the smokies cool before transferring them to an airtight container. They'll last in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can also make them ahead of time and store them in the fridge until you're ready to serve. Reheat the smokies in a 350° oven until the bacon crisps up and the sausage is warmed all the way through, about 15 minutes.

Can you freeze bacon-wrapped smokies?

Bacon-wrapped smokies freeze well, especially if they’re frozen in a single layer on a baking sheet to prevent the little pieces from sticking together first. To keep them from getting freezer burn, transfer them from the sheet to a freezer-safe bag for long-term storage. They should maintain their quality for up to 3 months. Thaw the bacon-wrapped smokies in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

Lindsay Mattison, Taste of Home Contributing Writer

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 90 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 293mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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