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Traeger Bacon Sausage Bites

Bacon Sausage Bites are a savory sweet bite-sized appetizer that is going to have everyone reaching for more. You’d better make two trays, just to be safe.

Traeger Bacon Sausage Bites

Bacon is magical. Sausage is wonderful. Bacon wrapped around sausage covered in brown sugar and baked inside a Traeger grill? That is what tailgating daydreams are made of.

Easy to prepare and cooking only involves starting the grill, putting them inside, and setting a timer for ninety minutes. The thing you need to make as soon as you can, is here.

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Recently, I made these for a group of my co-workers while we were on a “guys weekend” at a cabin that one of them owns. I made a large tray, and they did not last long. In fact, they never had a chance. They nicknamed them “meat candy”. I said, “inappropriate”. We all had a good laugh and filled our mouths with more “meat candy”.

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Now that I have a Traeger grill, I am constantly thinking of all of my favorite things I’ve enjoyed eating over the years, and how much better they’ll be if I make them on the Traeger. I’ve had these appetizers many times in my life and have always enjoyed them. I knew they were the perfect match for the Traeger, and I wasn’t disappointed. The added smoke flavor from the real wood fired pellets put them over the top.

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Have I mentioned that their are more flavors than ingredients in these? It’s bacon, sausage, and brown sugar. Every bite is sweet, salty, smokey, and savory.

These are tailor made for tailgating, or bring them to any party you’re going to. You’ll have to ice your hand from all the high fives you’re gonna get for bringing these with you. Let the uninspired bring the chips and salsa. You bring the “meat candy”.

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Yield: 10 people

Bacon Sausage Bites

Bacon Sausage Bites

These Traeger Bacon Sausage Bites are a perfect appetizer for your next gathering! Salty, smoky, and sweet – these hit alllll the right notes.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 package smoked sausage
  • 1 pound thick-cut bacon
  • 2 cups brown sugar


  1. Slice the sausage into thirds, and wrap with segments of bacon. Secure with toothpicks.
  2. Place into a lined baking pan, and sprinkle brown sugar on top of the sausages. 
  3. Preheat your Traeger (or over) according to manufacturer instructions to 300 degrees. Place the sausages inside for 30 minutes. 
  4. Remove and let cool for 10-15 minutes, and serve warm.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 620Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 1384mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 0gSugar: 59gProtein: 27g

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Jeremiah is Mr. Or Whatever You Do, and is finally joining the writing team here at the site after 7 long years of his wife telling him he'd be a great blogger. The time is finally here, folks. Buckle up. Many of the recipes on OrWhateverYouDo already have been developed, tested, and cooked by him – now hear what he has to say about the process and his thoughts behind the recipe as well!

Sydney Rockwell

Tuesday 21st of June 2022

What size package of smoked sausage works best for this recipe?

Nicole Johnson

Tuesday 21st of June 2022

The 12oz package available at most grocery stores works really well.

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