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Little Smokies Recipe

These crockpot little smokies are made with 4 simple ingredients. They make the perfect appetizer for any occasion.

If you love my crockpot BBQ meatballs, you’re going to love this lil smokies recipe too! They couldn’t be easier to whip up and are one of our top appetizer recipes for game day. Some of our other favorites are pigs in a blanketjalapeno poppers and bacon wrapped smokies.

lil smokies

Lil smokies

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know I’m all about quick and easy recipes that taste delicious. And these little smokies (aka lil smokies) are just that! They are seriously so simple and take only a few minutes to prep. Plus they’re pretty similar to my famous crockpot BBQ meatballs recipe, so you know they’re going to be good. :)

We love to make these lil smokies when entertaining or bringing an appetizer to a party. They are so fun to serve with fancy toothpicks and are always a big crowd favorite. You can even make them for dinner too…they really are perfect for any occasion.

The little smokies sauce tastes so rich and flavorful…you would never know that there are only 4 ingredients in this recipe! Plus I love that the crockpot does all the work for me. Just add the ingredients to the bottom of your slow cooker, mix together, then cook for 1-2 hours. You can either serve immediately or keep on warm until ready to serve. SO easy and delicious!

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What are the ingredients in little smokies?

What I love about these lil smokies is that they are made with just 4 simple ingredients! Check them out below.

  • Little smokies
  • BBQ sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Worcestershire sauce

Are little smokies already cooked?

Yes! That’s part of what makes this recipe so easy. The smokies are fully cooked, so all you need to do is let them marinate in the sauce while they heat up. It should only take about an hour or two for the lil smokies to warm up in the crockpot.

little smokies crockpot

How to make little smokies

It honestly doesn’t get any easier than this crockpot little smokies recipe. Just follow the simple steps below to get started. Scroll down for the printable recipe for lil smokies.

  1. Add BBQ sauce, brown sugar and Worcestershire in bottom of crockpot and stir.
  2. Then add lil smokies and mix until well coated.
  3. Cook on low in crockpot for 1-2 hours, or until ready to serve.

How long do little smokies last in the fridge?

If you have leftover lil smokies, they will keep in the fridge for about 3 to 5 days. Just make sure to store in an airtight container. To reheat, simply microwave for 1-2 minutes or cook in a pot on the stove until warm. You could also warm back up for a few minutes in the oven as well, if preferred.

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What goes with little smokies for dinner?

These lil smokies also make a quick and easy dinner! They’re great for busy weeknights since you can throw all the ingredients in the crockpot and they’ll be ready in a couple of hours! Below are a few of our favorite sides to serve with lil smokies.

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Little Smokies Recipe

4.82 from 16 votes
These Crockpot Little Smokies taste so rich and flavorful…your guests will never know they’re made with just 4 simple ingredients! One of my favorite ‘set it and forget it’ appetizer recipes that is always a huge hit! 
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 16



  • Stir together the BBQ sauce, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce in the bottom of a crockpot. Add the little smokies and stir until coated.
    lil smokies crockpot
  • Cook on low for 2-3 hours or until ready to serve. Stir and then turn to warm until ready to serve.
    lil smokies

Serving: 5smokies | Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 787mg | Potassium: 160mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: Jamielyn Nye

Little smokies grape jelly

Sometimes I like to switch up the little smokies sauce and replace the brown sugar with grape jelly. They are super similar to my crockpot BBQ meatballs, which are one of my most popular recipes! The grape jelly adds such a nice tang and gives the lil smokies that delicious sweet and savory taste. Yum!

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