Looking for a delicious and simple appetizer for your next gathering? It doesn’t get any easier than these mouth-watering bacon wrapped sausages. They’re savory, perfectly crispy, and there’s just two ingredients – bacon and sausage!
It’s almost summer time – and that means party time. Backyard barbecues and tailgate parties and pool parties and… well you get the idea. So it’s time to break out some appetizer recipes that are perfect for serving up at all those gatherings.
And what could be more of a crowd pleaser than finger foods wrapped in bacon?! I’ve been serving up these bacon wrapped zucchini and Keto Armadillo Eggs for years and it’s always a hit. And now I present – bacon wrapped sausages!
Making Bacon Wrapped Sausages
The absolute best part of this recipe is the simplicity. There are only two ingredients – bacon and sausage. You really don’t need to add anything else, as they are both very flavorful on their own. I used Italian sausages, but you can use any variety or flavor that you prefer.
To assemble your bacon wrapped sausages, simply take one sausage and wrap a piece of bacon around it, securing the bacon with a toothpick at each end. Repeat this process with the remaining sausages and bacon, placing each sausage on the baking sheet as you go.
Once you've assembled all of your bacon wrapped sausages, pop them in the oven and bake at 400°F for 20 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy and the sausages are cooked through.
And there you have it – a delicious and easy-to-make appetizer that's sure to be a crowd-pleaser! But before you get started, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
Tips & Variations
If you're short on time, you can assemble your bacon wrapped sausages ahead of time and store them in the fridge until you're ready to bake them. This is perfect for party planning.
You don’t really need to serve these with anything, as they are plenty flavorful on their own. But if you want to get fancy, you can put out some dipping sauces like a sweet and tangy honey mustard or a spicy sriracha mayo. Yum!
For an extra flavor boost, you can sprinkle your bacon wrapped sausages with your favorite herbs and spices before baking. A combination of smoked paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper is a good choice.
Make it Healthier.
If you're looking for a healthier version of this recipe, you could try using turkey bacon instead of regular bacon, or swapping in chicken sausages for a lower-fat option.
Finally, don't be afraid to experiment with different types of sausages and bacon to find your perfect flavor combination. Whether you prefer spicy and smoky or sweet and savory, there's no wrong way to make these delicious bacon wrapped sausages!
More Tasty Ideas
And if you love these bacon wrapped sausages, be sure to check out these other delicious recipes:
- 4 italian sausages (hot or medium will work)
- 8 slices bacon
- Preheat oven to 400 F, line a baking sheet with foil and place a roasting rack on top
- Wrap each sausage with 2 strips bacon
- Place on prepared rack, then bake in the oven 20 minutes, or until sausages are cooked through