30 Minute Smoked Sausage Appetizer!

Smoked Sausage & Cheese Cranberry Bites

 Looking for a simple appetizer for an upcoming party or just a simple snack while you’re waiting for your bigger cook to finish?  Try out this easy to make Smoked Sausage & Cheese Cranberry Bites! 

The hearty flavor of the sausage pairs well with the tanginess of the cheese and sweetness of the cranberry sauce. 

 Give it a try and let us know what you think!



  • 1 pound fully cooked polish kielbasa - (or your favorite smoked sausage)
  • 8oz block of extra white cheddar cheese - (or use your favorite cheese)
  • 15 oz can of whole cranberry sauce 
  • 2 tbsp All Ration All Purpose BBQ Rub


Preheat smoker to 400 degrees

Cut cheese into 30 same-size cubes. Separate whole cranberries from sauce. Set aside.

Cut kielbasa into ½ inch slices. Place in a single layer on tinfoil pan and season with All Ration

Assemble the bites by placing the cheese on the sausage and spoon cranberry sauce on cheese. Keep together with a toothpick

Smoke at 300 degrees until the cheese is melted - about 10 minutes

Remove from heat, let cool, and enjoy!

variation - smoke the kielbasa first until the edges start to get brown. Remove from heat and then assemble the cheese and cranberry toppings - eat!



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