Sausage appetizers are always a guaranteed crowd-pleaser! Here’s 30+ SUPER delicious sausage appetizer recipes to try for your next party.
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.
📋 The BEST Sausage Appetizers
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
This sweet and savory appetizer from Jocelyn Ruggiero, a blogger at Foodie Fatale, is perfect for any holiday bash.
Get the RECIPE from Parade
🕕 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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2 19- ounce packages Italian sausages (mild or hot, cut into 1-inch pieces) 1/2 bottle dry white wine Creamy Mustard Dipping Sauce ½ cup sour cream ¼ cup dijon mustard 1-2 teaspoons hot sauce 1 clove garlic (finely grated) Salt and pepper (to taste)
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.
Calories: 72 kcal | Carbohydrates: 2 g | Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 7 mg | Sodium: 117 mg | Potassium: 64 mg | Vitamin A: 90 IU | Vitamin C: 0.7 mg | Calcium: 25 mg | Iron: 0.3 mg