Crockpot BBQ Little Smokies are easy to prepare with only a handful of ingredients!  Little Smokies are simmered in a tangy, mouthwatering bbq sauce.  Perfect for dinner or to feed a crowd!

little smokies

Little Smokies are one of those things that I get a craving for every once in a while.  I only remember having them at parties as a kiddo.  But, now just like my Grape Jelly Meatballs, I like to make these for dinner too!  It’s a simple dinner that everyone in the house agrees on.  This recipe also makes enough for a decent sized crowd if you’re having your Little Smokies just as an appetizer!

How to Prepare Little Smokies:

  • Little Smokies come fully cooked.
  • Because they are fully cooked, in theory, you could just heat them up on the microwave or stove top since they taste better warm.
  • I like to prepare ours with an easy bbq sauce and heat them in the slow cooker, it only takes about an hour for them to heat up.

bbq sauce for little smokies

Simply whisk together your BBQ sauce ingredients, pour them over the little smokies in the slow cooker and give it a good stir.  Cover with the lid and be ready to eat in about an hour or two!

crockpot little smokies

NOTE:  I use the regular Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce when I make these.  You can use your favorite brand!  If you are using a sweet BBQ sauce like honey BBQ, you may want to leave out the brown sugar.

What are Little Smokies:

Little Smokies are simply smoked sausages!  From what I have seen you can get them in regular, or beef.  Any brand of Smokies is just fine for this recipe.

little smokies in the crock pot

What goes with Little Smokies?

If you are serving these as an appetizer for a party, you can simply serve them with toothpicks.  This makes them easy to eat so that your guests don’t get their hands messy.

If you are making Little Smokies for dinner they are great served with rice to soak up that tasty BBQ sauce!  I typically will also make some kind of a side salad or other vegetable to go along with them.  If you want something even more hearty, Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes would be great!

bbq little smokies



5 from 31 votes

Little Smokies

Crockpot BBQ Little Smokies are easy to prepare with only a handful of ingredients!  Little Smokies are simmered in a tangy, mouthwatering bbq sauce.  Perfect for dinner or to feed a crowd!
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 1 hour
Total 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 10



  • In a large bowl whisk together the bbq sauce, brown sugar, mustard, garlic powder, and hot sauce.
  • Pour both packages of little smokies into the bottom of your slow cooker. Pour the sauce over the Smokies.
  • Cook on low for 2-3 hours or high for 1-2 hours until heated through.


NOTE:  There are approximately 40 links in each package of Little Smokies.  For us, this would serve about 10-15 people as an appetizer.  For dinner, this will serve 4-6.


Calories: 371kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 58mg, Sodium: 1474mg, Potassium: 278mg, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 115IU, Vitamin C: 0.5mg, Calcium: 29mg, Iron: 1.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    Just wanted to leave a tweak because I made this for my keto family and made tweaks where necessary. I used stevia in place of brown sugar, G Hughes sugar free smokehouse bbq sauce (sweet and spicy), and chipotle tabasco where the recipe called for hot sauce. We also used stone ground mustard (just because we love it!). Maybe this will help someone. ?peace and love❤

  2. 5 stars
    These were absolutely delicious. Thanks for the great recipe. I warmed them in my Crock-Pot, and they were a big hit.

  3. 5 stars
    Made these for a Halloween party this weekend and everyone devoured them! I’ve honestly never been a huge fan of any of the lil smokies I’ve eaten at parties in the past, but these have officially been added to my pinterest page! Thanks for the awesome recipe and winning appetizer!