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A bowl of crockpot little smokies with a fork in it.

Crockpot Little Smokies

These little smokies are cocktail sausages simmered in the crockpot in a sweet and savory barbecue sauce.  A super easy slow cooker appetizer that takes just minutes to put together and always gets rave reviews.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 335kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 2 packages little smokies 12-14 ounce size
  • 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Place the little smokies into a crockpot.
  • Place the barbecue sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder and garlic powder in a medium bowl. Whisk until well combined.
  • Pour the sauce over the little smokies. Cover and cook on low heat for 2-3 hours, then serve.



  1. You can use your favorite store bought barbecue sauce for this recipe, or make your own. Either way works great!
  2. I recommend cooking the sausages for at least 2 hours so that they're warmed all the way through, but you can cook them for longer if needed. You can also cook on low for 2 hours, then keep the crockpot on the warm setting so that the little smokies stay hot throughout the whole party.
  3. The sauce for this recipe can be made up to 3 days in advance.


Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 741mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg