30+ BEST Sausage Appetizers with Recipes

Sausage appetizers are always a guaranteed crowd-pleaser! Here’s 30+ SUPER delicious sausage appetizer recipes to try for your next party.

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Is there anything better than sausage?

Short answer? No. It’s hearty, meaty flavor is completely irresistible!

But what are the best appetizers to make with sausage?

There are so many options! Especially since sausage comes in so many different varieties – smoked sausage, mini sausages (or ‘lil smokies), ground Italian sausage, and even turkey sausage.

So let’s get started.

Here are some of the absolute best appetizer recipes made with sausage.

PS – Be sure to check out these 30+ satisfying smoked sausage recipes too! And, here’s 50+ Easy Appetizer Recipes to try.

📋 The BEST Sausage Appetizers

Sausage bites arranged on grey plate with small bowl of mustard sauce.
Sausage Bites are simmered in white wine & served with a creamy, spicy mustard dipping sauce. They’re a delicious party appetizer that cooks up quick.
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These super delicious Pineapple Sausage Bites are a simple and easy to make appetizer perfect for your party. Keep it simple and serve them in a bowl or get fancy and skewer them on toothpicks. Either way, your guests will LOVE these!
Get the RECIPE from The Endless Meal
Sausage Rolls are kind of like Pigs in a Blanket, but transformed into a fun bite-size appetizer! Paired with a sweet & spicy Pepper Jelly, these Mini Sausage Rolls are sure to please.
Get the RECIPE from The Cookie Rookie
Cheesy Tuscan Sausage Dip is guaranteed to be your new go-to party recipe. So much flavor is packed into this easy, creamy dip.
Get the RECIPE from Cookies and Cups
New Orleans Creole Butter Smoked Sausage Kolaches are a great game day tailgating football appetizer!
Get the RECIPE from Swanky Recipes
Easy party appetizer, these sausage phyllo cups are always a hit at parties! Plus, they are made with just 4 ingredients!
Get the RECIPE from Best Appetizers
Smoked Sausage in the Air Fryer is always a family favorite. For a simple appetizer, serve these with a toothpick in each, or have them on a crusty bun with all the trimmings like onions and peppers.
Get the RECIPE from Everything Air Fryer
These sausage bites always deliver and are fast work. Ideas on how to vary the type of sausage & dip to enjoy German, Italian, Mexican + more versions.
Get the RECIPE from Craft Beering
Two ingredient Sausage and Bacon Appetizers! Easy to make and quick to bake. You are going to love these!
Get the RECIPE from Gluten Free Palate
Maple Dijon Bacon Wrapped Smoked Sausage are the most delicious appetizer bites. Sweet and savory, these sausages are perfect for everything from holiday buffets to game day spreads.
Get the RECIPE from My Casual Pantry
Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
This recipe for Italian sausage stuffed mushrooms is a quick and easy appetizer that’s sure to please any crowd. No one at your next holiday party will be able to resist the juicy combination of
Get the RECIPE from What’s in the Pan
Sausage Bites with Sweet & Sour Dipping Sauce are delicious, moist and tender! They are baked until fully cooked and served with an easy
Get the RECIPE from 2 Sisters Recipes
Cheddar and Smoked Summer Sausage Pinwheel Appetizers are a guaranteed crowd pleaser!
Get the RECIPE from The Little Kitchen
Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage with Cranberry Bites are an easy appetizer made with cubes of white cheddar and whole cranberry sauce.
Get the RECIPE from Must Love Home
Cajun Sausage Bites with Spicy Dipping Sauce the perfect appetizer for your next party. They’re kicked up a notch to satisfy your cravings.
Get the RECIPE from Pudge Factor
Sausage Pretzel Bombs with Mustard Cheese Sauce - Best Appetizer!
Can’t make your mind up between mustard or cheese on your pretzel? Have both and Italian Sausage, too, with Sausage Pretzel Bombs with Mustard Cheese Sauce!
Get the RECIPE from An Affair From the Heart
crostini lasagna appetizer on grey plate
These Lasagna Crostini are a perfect make ahead party appetizer. The Italian meat sauce, creamy ricotta and melty mozzarella cheese are irresistible.
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Italian Sausage Pizza Bites. Mini pizzas topped with a homemade pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and hot Italian sausage with peppers.
Get the RECIPE from Chocolate Moosey
Cuban Sausage Pinwheels are great for parties!
Get the RECIPE from Sweet and Savory Meals
As easy to make as they are delicious, these smoked bacon-wrapped kielbasa bites (a.k.a. pig balls) are the perfect appetizer for any event.
Get the RECIPE from Amazing Ribs
Beer Brat Bites
These beer brat bites are juicy bratwurst sausages that are grilled to perfection, then sliced and tossed in a beer glaze.
Get the RECIPE from Dinner at the Zoo
Try these Sausage Cucumber Bites! Fun to make and to eat. A delicious appetizer that's healthy too.
Get the RECIPE from Yummy Healthy Easy
This Sausage Wreath Appetizer is perfect for the holidays!
Get the RECIPE from Big Oven
These cheesy sausage wonton bombs were created with only 4 ingredients but the flavor is incredible. Try them for your next party or event!
Get the RECIPE from Flos Favorites
Here’s a tasty hot appetizer for all those parties that feature fun finger foods. These bites always disappear so fast.
Get the RECIPE from Taste of Home
These fun little Sausage and Pineapple Bites are an easy appetizer to make in a hurry and would make a great appetizer for your party!
Get the RECIPE from Noshtastic
A recipe for spicy Sausage-Cheddar bites that’s made completely from scratch without a baking mix!
Get the RECIPE from Brown Eyed Baker
This sweet and savory appetizer from Jocelyn Ruggiero, a blogger at Foodie Fatale, is perfect for any holiday bash.
Get the RECIPE from Parade
Enjoy a little taste of the tropics with these Sausage & Pineapple Appetizer Kabobs!
Get the RECIPE from Joy in Every Season
You’ll love these Smoked Sausage Appetizers with chopped bell peppers and mozzarella.
Get the RECIPE from Delicious Made Easy

🕕 How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these sausage appetizer recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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Sausage bites arranged on grey plate with small bowl of mustard sauce.

30+ BEST Sausage Appetizer Recipes

Sausage appetizers are always a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Everyone loves its meaty flavor. Here are 30+ recipes to try, including this recipe for Sausage Bites that are simmered in white wine & served with a creamy, spicy mustard dipping sauce.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 people


  • 2 19- ounce packages Italian sausages (mild or hot, cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1/2 bottle dry white wine

Creamy Mustard Dipping Sauce


  • Place sausage pieces in a large, deep skillet and add wine. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer uncovered, for 20 minutes, or until fully cooked, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the creamy mustard dipping sauce. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cover and refrigerate, until ready to serve.
  • Once the sausages are cooked, remove them with a slotted spoon and place on a baking sheet.
  • Broil (on HIGH) for 6-8 minutes, until the sausages are browned, tossing halfway through.
  • Serve with toothpicks and creamy mustard dipping sauce.
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Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 64mg | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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