Easy Kielbasa Appetizer

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This Easy Kielbasa Appetizer is sweet, savory and packs a spicy punch! Perfect little bites for game day, holiday buffets, or any party!

Easy Kielbasa Appetizer

You are going to love this Easy Kielbasa Appetizer! The savory sausage is smothered in a sweet and spicy sauce that is so irresistible! They’re the perfect little party appetizer, whether you’re entertaining a crowd at a fancy holiday party or casually watching the big game on a Sunday afternoon. They’re just the right amount of sweet and savory with a hint of jalapeno. Plus they are so easy to make! You just toss all the ingredients in the slow cooker and let it do the work. Delicious and easy, it doesn’t get better than that!

Crock Pot Kielbasa Appetizer

This sweet and savory appetizer comes together with just THREE ingredients! What could be easier than throwing ingredients into the slow cooker? That’s the beauty of this easy kielbasa recipe. Here’s what to do:

  • Slice kielbasa into bite size rounds and add them to the Crock Pot.  I like to use all beef kielbasa sausage but you can use any kind you like. Some other delicious alternatives are turkey sausage, pork, spicy or mild, just about any kind will do. It comes in a u-shape package in the meat section of your grocery store.
  • Add a cup or so of your favorite barbecue sauce. My go to is always Sweet Baby Ray’s.
  • Then stir in the star ingredient of this show: Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry Jalapeño Fruit Spread. I’m so in love with this new flavor from Smucker’s. It is really fun to experiment with for all kinds of recipes. Smucker’s has really done a fabulous job balancing the sweet and spice in this spread. You first taste the flavor of sweet, fresh strawberry and then the mild heat of the jalapeño comes through.
  • Let it all simmer in the slow cooker for two to three hours until serving time.
Easy Kielbasa Appetizer

Suggestions for Serving

  • Offer your guests a plate of these sweet and savory bites with some colorful toothpicks and the crowd will go wild!
  • I also love to eat these kielbasa bites over a cracker with some Strawberry Jalapeño cream cheese. The cream cheese spread is really easy to make. It’s just cream cheese and Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry Jalapeño Fruit Spread. That’s it! You’ll have plenty of fruit spread left from making the Kielbasa bites so all you need is some crackers and cream cheese and you are good to go.
  • Spread the strawberry jalapeno cream cheese over bagels, on toast, just about anything! So yummy!
Easy Kielbasa Appetizer

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How to Make this Easy Kielbasa Appetizer

Appetizer of Keilbasa bites served on a white plate

Easy Kielbasa Appetizer

5 from 4 votes
This Easy Kielbasa Appetizer is sweet, savory and packs a spicy punch! Perfect little bites for game day, holiday buffets, or any party!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine German, Mexican/Spanish
Servings 12


  • Crockpot Slow Cooker


For the Strawberry Jalapeño Cream Cheese:


  • Cut the Beef Polska Kielbasa into small rounds and place in a slow cooker with the barbecue sauce and Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry Jalapeño Fruit Spread.
  • Cook on high for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Remove from heat and serve with toothpicks or crackers and Strawberry Jalapeño Cream Cheese.

For the Strawberry Jalapeño Cream Cheese:

  • In a medium sized bowl, blend together the cream cheese with the Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry Jalapeño Fruit Spread until completely mixed in and smooth.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 309mgPotassium: 87mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 307IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg

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  1. Wow, I would have never thought of this flavour combo!! I will definitely give this a go, because it sounds so interesting!!

  2. 5 stars
    Wow – yummy! As a Ukrainian girl I love anything kubassa (that’s how we spell it) and I love the sweet/spicy sauce even more!