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BBQ little smokies are a hit any time you serve them. What’s not to love? It’s little sausages and barbecue sauce. They’re perfect for football season or the holidays.

Crockpot little smokies are also incredibly easy to make. Even if you want to make sure to catch every second of the game, this BBQ appetizer is going to become a go-to during football season.

Crockpot BBQ Little Smokies served on white plate
These are always a hit.

If this football game appetizer sounds good to you, make sure to check out our homemade bbq sauce recipe.

Not only is it great on grilled chicken, but it’s amazing on these crockpot bbq little smokies. With only three ingredients, you’ll love putting this barbecue sauce on everything that needs a boost, even the kids’ chicken nuggets.

What are little smokies?

Ingredients for BBQ Little Smokies
Little smokies are just a smaller version of smoked sausage.

Little smokies are small fully cooked sausages that you can use in a variety of recipes. From pigs in a blanket to baked beans, these sausages are a great ingredient to work with.

You can find them made with beef or pork, some also have chicken or turkey added to them. If you like smoked sausage, you’ll like little smokies cause they’re the same thing, only smaller.

Can you eat little smokies raw?

Little smokies are sold fully cooked. So, yes, you can eat them straight from the package if you want.

However, they will taste so much better if you take a few minutes to heat them up. Just toss them in a skillet and cook for 5 minutes and you’re good to go.

What goes with smokies for dinner?

There are so many things you could serve with little smokies. Even these crockpot bbq little smokies could be served with some macaroni and cheese, baked beans, and cornbread for a complete meal.

Little smokies go great with pinto beans and kraut. You could also serve them with scrambled eggs and hash browns for a breakfast for dinner menu.

Add them to dirty rice in place of ground beef or ground sausage, or even a pot of gumbo. The possibilities are endless!

What are the ingredients to make BBQ little smokies?

The ingredients to make these bbq smokies are so simple. You’ll need ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, little smokies sausages, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and onion powder. If you really want to rush things, you can use your favorite bottled bbq sauce and omit the ketchup, brown sugar, and vinegar.

How do you make crockpot little smokies?

The first thing you want to do is make your homemade barbecue sauce for your bbq little smokies. Combine the ketchup, brown sugar, and vinegar together until the brown sugar is dissolved. Add the Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and onion powder. Whisk to combine.

Whisking the Ingredients
You want to make sure to whisk until everything is dissolved.
Keep whisking!

Put the smokies in the crockpot and heat on low for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the sausages are heated through. Add the barbecue sauce and continue heating on low heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until everything is hot. Serve immediately.

Smokies in Crockpot
Mmm mmm!
Crockpot BBQ Little Smokies

Crockpot BBQ Little Smokies

BBQ little smokies are a hit any time you serve them. What’s not to love? They’re perfect for football season or the holidays.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ Smokies, Crockpot Appetizer, Little Smokies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 442kcal
Author: Mark Rogers


BBQ Sauce


  • In a medium bowl add ketchup, brown sugar, and vinegar to make your BBQ sauce **see notes
  • Whisk together until well combined
  • Add in Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder and onion powder
  • Whisk again until well combined
  • Put the two packages of little smokies into the crockpot and cook on low heat for 20-30 minutes, or until sausages are heated through
  • Pour sauce into the crockpot and stir to coat all of the smokies
  • Let it continue to set at low heat for an additional 15-20 minutes or until everything is heated through
  • Serve immediately


You can also use 1 ¾ cup of your favorite BBQ sauce if you would prefer.


Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 2036mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 252IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 2mg

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