Slow Cooker Apple Kielbasa Bites – sliced kielbasa in a sweet and spicy sauce. Only 5 ingredients and cooked in the crockpot! Perfect for a weeknight dinner or an easy appetizer.

Slow Cooker Apple Kielbasa Bites - sliced kielbasa in a sweet and spicy sauce. Only 5 ingredients and cooked in the crockpot! Perfect for a weeknight dinner or an easy appetizer.

This recipe originally posted on August 7, 2014. Updated on March 14, 2019.

It’s that time of year!

Time to transition from Thursday margarita posts to Thursday football snack posts! Wooo! I know we have a few weeks left before football actually starts but I cannot wait any longer!

I have decided, after months of deliberation, that I am going to become the world’s biggest Broncos fan. I know, that sounds crazy.

But since I’ve also decided that I’m never leaving Colorado, I might as well be one of those people walking around in a Broncos jersey every Sunday. Yeah, I already bought one. I bought one for all the kids, too. And I guarantee the dogs will both have one before the season starts. We’re all in.

As much as I love the games, my number one favorite thing about football will always be the food. Why is food such an important part of football? Who knows. But for whatever reason, football season gives you an excuse to snack from Thursday night to Monday night.

And I like that.

Slow Cooker Apple Kielbasa Bites - sliced kielbasa in a sweet and spicy sauce. Only 5 ingredients and cooked in the crockpot! Perfect for a weeknight dinner or an easy appetizer.

Slow Cooker Apple Kielbasa Bites!

I really like to make things like these Slow Cooker Apple Kielbasa Bites for games because you can just leave them in the slow cooker (on warm) and set some toothpicks next to it. People can eat whenever they want!

It’s also incredibly easy. Just the sliced kielbasa tossed in the slow cooker with brown sugar, applesauce, garlic, and crushed red pepper. Let it cook all day and the kielbasa gets coated with a thick sweet and spicy sauce that no one will guess started with applesauce.

If you’re looking to make this into a really easy weeknight dinner, the kielbasa is delicious on top of mashed potatoes with some of the sauce drizzled over everything.

 Slow Cooker Apple Kielbasa Bites - sliced kielbasa in a sweet and spicy sauce. Only 5 ingredients and cooked in the crockpot! Perfect for a weeknight dinner or an easy appetizer.

 More Kielbasa Recipes:

Slow Cooker Beer and Browm Sugar Kielbasa – kielbasa and sauerkraut cooked all day in beer and brown sugar. Sweet and sour and perfect to serve on buns or alone.

Cheesy Potato and Kielbasa Casserole – serious comfort food! Potatoes and smoked sausage in a rich and creamy cheese sauce.

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Kielbasa – sliced kielbasa in a sweet and sour sauce. This is a kid favorite and can be either an appetizer or easy dinner!

Slow Cooker Apple Kielbasa Bites
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 10 mins
 

from Belly Full

Servings: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds fully cooked polska kielbasa sausage cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in the slow cooker and give it a good stir. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours. 

More easy slow cooker recipes?

Slow Cooker Cheeseburgers

Slow Cooker Cheeseburgers

Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Meatballs

 Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Meatballs

Slow Cooker Apple Kielbasa Bites - sliced kielbasa in a sweet and spicy sauce. Only 5 ingredients and cooked in the crockpot! Perfect for a weeknight dinner or an easy appetizer.

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