We love a good sausage. But why stop at just one? Here are 19 tasty Sausage Appetizers that will have everyone asking for seconds!
We’ll admit it: we’re obsessed with sausage.
We’re not even sure how to explain it, but something about the idea of wrapping a delicious hunk of meat in another delightful hunk of meat just makes us want to roll around on the floor and weep.
And we’ve got good news—we’ve discovered our favorite way to celebrate this wonderful gift from above: making sausage appetizers.
Now, don’t get us wrong.
We love sausages as much as the next person, and we have no problem eating them plain jane.
But when you add a little bit of creativity, especially in breading and dipping sauces, you’ve got yourself a real treat!
And you won’t even need to be that fancy about it; we’ve found that throwing together some cream cheese, jalapeños, and bacon can create an appetizer that’s absolutely unbeatable.
The Cheesy Sausage Wonton Bites, Hissy Fit Dip, and Buffalo Cheesy Slow Cooker Sausage Balls are some of my favorite recipes from this list that were fun to make, and my friends loved them so much.
So today, we’re going to share with you some of our favorite sausage appetizers that will impress you at your next get-together.
Some are easy enough for even the most kitchen-shy novice to make, while others will require more advanced skills (but trust us when we say they’re worth it).
And for your next party, you might want to check #18.
It’s so good that everyone will beam with delight when they taste it!
So, let’s get going!
This bread is everything.
It’s cheesy, it’s savory, it’s hot, and it’s delicious.
It’s quick to make (just 20 minutes prep time), and then you pop it in the oven and forget about it until you get hungry again.
But what makes this bread so delicious?
Part of the answer is obvious: Italian sausage!
This recipe uses spicy Italian sausage, but if you like milder food or want to serve it to kids, feel free to use a mild one instead.
This appetizer can make your guests forget about whatever else you’re serving or even where they are.
They’ll only think about how to make the next cheesy sausage ball appear in their mouth magically.
Who can blame them?
These Sausage Cheese Balls have that perfect golden brown on the outside while oozing with cheesy deliciousness on the inside.
You’ll want to serve them up as soon as possible so everyone can get in on the action, too!
The tangy, peppery bite of the sausage in this recipe will be the perfect complement to the rich, meaty flavor of the mushrooms.
And the chard?
It adds a nice hit of color and also gives you an opportunity to sneak some extra cheese and more mushrooms.
You’ll want to serve this with mashed potatoes because you can’t go wrong with a safe starch-like potato.
Eating wontons with a hearty sausage filling?
It sounds like a recipe for a decadent dish, but our true goal is to help you take your eating gaming to the next level.
Cheesy Wonton Bites aren’t just snacks; they’re something more.
They’re made with a savory sausage filling and then wrapped in a flavorful cheese sauce.
The result is an explosion of deliciousness that’s guaranteed to put your taste buds on edge and put a smile on your face.
Puff pastry is a beautiful, versatile food.
Turn it into a savory pie crust, and you can make the best, flakiest sausage pinwheel known to man.
But did you know that puff pastry also makes for a great appetizer?
Yes! That’s right!
These Puff Pastry Sausage Cheddar Pinwheels are the perfect savory-sweet appetizer that everyone will enjoy.
The sausage brings a meaty and savory flavor, while the cheddar cheese adds just the right touch of sharpness to balance out the bready taste of the puff pastry.
Stuffed Banana Peppers are an appetizer that is typically stuffed with sausage, cheese, and spices.
These spicy stuffed peppers are packed full of ingredients that make them an explosion of flavor in your mouth.
The chorizo sausage and goat cheese provide a kick that will make your tastebuds tingle.
And the basil and chives add a herby taste to the mix.
This appetizer will be the talk of any dinner party!
7. Hanky Panky
Sometimes the best dinners and appetizers are the ones that have been around for a long time.
And Hanky Panky is no exception!
They’re absolutely delicious, easy to prepare, and sure to warm your guests with their old-fashioned goodness.
This bread-based appetizer is unusual because it combines ground beef and pork sausage.
With the addition of shredded cheese, it’s a sure bet to please just about everyone.
8. Scotch Eggs
Can’t get enough of Scotch Eggs?
You’re not alone.
This tasty snack can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or anytime in between.
They’re delicious, warm, and crispy right out of the fryer or perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast, road trip, or picnic.
To make the eggs extra special, you can boil them, so the yolks are runny or set; the choice is yours.
Let’s talk about Hissy Fit Dip’s flavor profile.
The first thing to note is its creamy texture.
Then there’s a nice kick from the spices, balanced out by the cheese flavor.
The final touch comes from Worcestershire sauce and parsley.
All you need now are some chips or veggies for dipping!
If you’ve never had one of these Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies, you’re in for a treat!
The secret to this recipe is using little smokies.
These mini sausages are just the right size to provide a burst of flavor with every bite.
Plus, they cook up perfectly wrapped in bacon, so you get a crisp exterior.
And adding a hint of cayenne pepper makes them extra amazing!
But if you don’t like the spice, you can just leave it out.
This Supreme Pizza Egg Rolls recipe will change the way you think of pizza forever.
You heard us right: the delicious flavors of a supreme pizza rolled up inside an egg roll wrapper!
They’re crispy, cheesy, saucy, meaty—all the little bites of perfection that you need in your life.
They’re absolutely delicious, and we can’t wait for you to try them.
If you’re looking for the ultimate, savory treat, it doesn’t get better than these Cheesy Sausage Biscuit Bites.
These little guys are like your favorite breakfast sausage and biscuit, all rolled up into one.
They’re easy to make, and they feature a savory sausage flavor with cream cheese as a tasty addition.
Plus, they’re perfect for brunch or as a party appetizer!
13. Beer Brat Bites
These Beer Brat Bites are juicy bratwurst sausages grilled to perfection, then sliced and tossed in a beer glaze!
It is the perfect recipe for any party or get-together!
And not only is it simple, but it is also very versatile.
You can easily use hot dogs for a kid-friendly version or Italian sausages for something different.
Plus, you can even use chicken sausage to make these a little lighter.
We’re not sure about you, but for us, any fun grilling or bbq meal needs to be paired with a great appetizer idea.
And this Cheesy Sausage Bruschetta is the perfect addition to your menu!
It’s a mouthful of cheesy, sausagey goodness.
Plus, it’s the perfect side dish or appetizer.
How could we possibly keep this one from you?
If you’re in the mood for a kicky, spicy flavor but don’t have much time to spare, these Sausage Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers fit the bill.
This recipe is simple to make and only requires a few ingredients.
The jalapeños are stuffed with savory sausage and cheese, then baked until they are soft and the cheese is melted. (Sounds yummy, right?)
And the heat from the jalapeños is balanced out by the creamy filling, making them perfect for anyone who enjoys a little zing in their food.
Forget your run-of-the-mill buffalo hot wings and buffalo chicken dip.
This recipe for Buffalo Cheesy Sausage Balls is what’s up for all seasons!
These little bites of deliciousness are also packed with flavor, and they’re super easy to make—all you need are four ingredients!
Plus, they’re hot, spicy, and everything you’re craving at most times.
Out of all the sausage appetizers here, these Spicy Shrimp & Sausage Skewers are the best thing you’ll eat all week (believe it).
They’re easy, spicy, and savory.
And if you’re a vegetarian?
Just swap out the shrimp and sausage for seitan, tofu, or other plant-based alternatives.
And the best part? You can cook this recipe on the grill or in a broiler in your oven.
Either way, you’re going to end up with seriously delicious food.
Do you know what’s better than jalapeno poppers?
Jalapeno poppers wrapped in sausage and bacon.
And do you know what’s even better than that? Jalapeno poppers are wrapped in sausage and bacon and smoked until perfectly crispy.
On the surface, they just look like smoked eggs.
But when you crack them open and take a bite?
You’ll get that familiar taste of eggs, but a smoky flavor will blow your mind.
Can’t decide whether you want to make an apple pie or a sausage casserole for dinner?
Why not have both?
This recipe combines all the flavors by stuffing baked apples with savory sausage, mushrooms, onions, and sage, then topping it all off with a flaky crust.
It’s a creative way to change up Sunday dinner this week!
The bottom line
If you’re searching for a new appetizer recipe, sausage is the way to go.
Whether you’re hosting a big football game or just hanging out with friends at home, these tasty sausage appetizers are sure to please everyone at the party.
And we know your mouth will be watering after taking a look at all of these great ideas, so go get inspired, create some tasty appetizers, and don’t forget to invite us!
We’d love to pull up a chair and enjoy your handiwork.
- Italian Sausage Appetizer Bread
- Sausage Cheese Balls
- Sausage & Swiss Chard Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
- Cheesy Sausage Wonton Bites
- Puff Pastry Sausage Cheddar Pinwheels
- Stuffed Banana Peppers
- Hanky Panky
- Scotch Eggs
- Hissy Fit Dip
- Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies
- Supreme Pizza Egg Rolls
- Cheesy Sausage Biscuit Bites
- Beer Brat Bites
- Cheesy Sausage Bruschetta
- Sausage Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers
- Buffalo Cheesy Slow Cooker Sausage Balls
- Spicy Shrimp & Sausage Skewers
- Smoked Armadillo Eggs
- Savory Baked Apples With Sausage Stuffing Recipe
- Have a look at our list of Sausage Appetizers.
- Choose the dish you want to recreate.
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