Air Fryer BBQ Little Smokies are little sausages that are fun to make for appetizers. These are perfect for snacking during the big game, or just because! Made with Lit'l smokies sausages, brown sugar, and BBQ sauce - all done in just minutes!
I love a good Air Fryer Appetizer and these BBQ sausages are one of my favorites. Made with just a handful of ingredients and in just a few minutes! These Lit'l Smokies are perfect for game day, backyard barbecues, and family get-togethers.
If you like these, you might also like these Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket. They're another favorite quick and easy appetizer that disappears fast.
They're so delicious and easy to make. If you're looking for something quick and easy, this will definitely "fit the bill" so to speak.
The best part? You don't need to have a lot of ingredients on hand to make this easy air fryer appetizer.
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- Lit'l Smokies sausages
- BBQ sauce
- Brown sugar
How Do I Make BBQ Little Smokies in the Air Fryer?
- Add the Lit'l Smokies sausages to the prepared air fryer basket and cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 6 minutes. Toss halfway through.
- Brush the sausages with BBQ sauce and then sprinkle the brown sugar over the top. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the brown sugar to almost caramelize.
- Carefully remove from the air fryer and serve.
Note: These were cooked using the Cosori 5.8 Air Fryer. If you're using a different air fryer you may need to add 1-2 minutes to ensure your Lil Smokies are fully cooked. If you're using the Cosori 5.8, they'll be perfect!
How long should I cook Lit'l Smokies sausages in the air fryer?
All air fryers can cook differently according to the power output, or wattage. I find that cooking them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes is perfect.
What dipping sauce can I use for Air Fryer Little Smokies?
I use my favorite brand of barbecue sauce (Sweet Baby Ray's) to dip these in. However, that caramelized brown sugar mixed with the barbecue sauce makes them delicious enough to skip the dipping sauce.
How do I store leftover Lit's Smokies?
Store leftover Air Fryer Little Smokies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place the little smokies in a single layer in the preheated air fryer basket and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through.
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We hope you enjoy making and noshing on this recipe as much as we do! We love making these BBQ Little Smokies in the Air Fryer and don't need much of an excuse to make them. 🙂
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Air Fryer BBQ Little Smokies
- Air Fryer
- 12 oz Lit'l Smokies
- ¼ cup BBQ sauce
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- Add the Lit'l Smokies to the prepared air fryer basket and cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 6 minutes. Toss halfway through.
- Brush the Lit'l smokies with BBQ sauce and then sprinkle the brown sugar over the top. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
- Carefully remove the sausages from the air fryer and serve.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.
What do I do to prepare air fryer basket?
Every air fryer is different. You might have a nonstick coating on your basket so you might not need to do anything. If you don't, you can use nonstick spray, olive oil, parchment paper, or foil if your specific air fryer allows it. You can also check your manual to see what they recommend you prepare your basket with. Hope that helps!