BBQ Pineapple Cocktail Sausages – Easy Slow Cooker Appetizer

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Need a perfectly EASY and delicious hot appetizer for your next party or tailgate? These BBQ pineapple cocktail sausages are amazing! So simple to make and the perfect tangy sweet taste.

Simple Appetizer

Ah… the cocktail sausage.  Staple of party appetizer menus nationwide!  There are several reasons that these miniature sausages make a great addition to any party – they’re cheap, tasty and super easy to prepare.  (You can literally heat and serve them.) If you’re looking for a simple appetizer, this is about as easy as it gets.

I love tossing them into our small warming crock pot before a party and I usually add a squirt of barbecue sauce to jazz them up a little.

Last week I made them and added a small piece of pineapple to each toothpick.  OhEMgee.  DELICIOUS!  It was the perfect combo of tangy + sweet.

Make it even simpler: If you don’t have time to dice up a fresh pineapple (if you do, you NEED this pineapple corer!), you can absolutely substitute canned pineapple!!

Easy appetizers free up your time!

You will need:

Cocktail Sausages
Pineapple (cut into 1 inch cubes)
Barbecue Sauce

BBQ Cocktail Sausages

How to make: 

1. Add entire package of cocktail sausages to crock pot.

Cocktail Sausages

2. Add some BBQ sauce (I added about 1/2 Cup) and stir until all sausages are coated.

BBQ Sauce on Cocktail Sausages

BBQ Cocktail Sausage

3. Heat on low/warm for a couple of hours, until heated through.  Sometimes I’ll leave them in the crock pot during the party and let guests help themselves.  For these poppers I heated them in the crock pot for about 2 hours and then removed them.

Sausage in Crock Pot

4. Place each cocktail sausage on a toothpick with a piece of pineapple.  Drizzle with BBQ sauce and serve!

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Sometimes it’s the simplest recipes that end up being the crowd favorites and this one is no exception! Enjoy the minimal prep required to make this appetizer and free up more of your time to spend with yours guests.

Easy BBQ Pineapple Cocktail Sausages Recipe

BBQ Pineapple Cocktail Sausages

Easy and delicious slow cooker appetizer for your next party!
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, cocktail sausage, pineapple, snack


  • Small slow cooker


  • 1 pack cocktail sausages
  • pineapple chunks (fresh or canned, 1 per sausage)
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce plus extra to drizzle/dip


  • Place one package of cocktail sausages in a small slow cooker.
  • Add 1/2 cup bbq sauce and stir to coat all of the sausages.
  • Heat on warm or low for a couple of hours.
  • Guests can serve themselves from the slow cooker (and add their own pineapples) OR you can remove the sausages from the cooker just before serving.
  • Place 1 sausage and 1 piece of pineapple on a toothpick. Drizzle the sausage/pineapple combo with more bbq sauce.


BBQ Pineapple Cocktail Sausages PIN

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