13 Super Sausage Starters for the Holiday Season

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January 16, 2023
Nicole Johnson

Please welcome Nicole from Or Whatever You Do today. She is sharing some seriously incredible sausage appetizers for us today, just right for the holidays or any parties you have coming up soon!

13 Super Sausage Starters - You will love this collection of savory appetizers just right for any occasion!

My favorite part of the holidays is all of the awesome food that comes with the season. Everyone puts their best food forward when fixing holiday dinners, and I’m no exception. My very, very favorite part of all the gatherings are the appetizers! So delicious! I like to try and host at least one appetizer-only party where everyone brings a few of their favorites, and we just munch all evening.

Someday when I don’t have so many tiny children under my feet every second, I’m going to start a neighborhood tradition. Appetizers, wine, and festive warm drinks! Tis the season!

These sausage appetizers will get you off to a great start in your menu planning. We love sausage here, so I can’t wait to try several of these awesome dishes. What’s your favorite appetizer?

BBQ Jammy Sausage from Copy Me That

A picture truly says a thousand words with this one. I’m drooling. These are beautiful, and I can almost taste them! That’s the way a food photo should make you feel. This one is right on the mark and is going right on my menu.

Jammy Sausage

Sausage and Green Pepper Wontons from Julie’s Eats and Treats

Wonton wrappers are such a great appetizer shortcut! Perfect for little bit-sized portions. These ones are filled with sausage and green pepper. YUM.


Easiest Ever Meatballs from The Weary Chef

Ground sausage makes some mean meatballs, and they couldn’t be easier to whip up!

Easiest Ever Meatballs and Gravy - You only need 6 ingredients and 20 minutes for this delicious dinner! #meatballs #easy

Nacho Cheese Sausage Dip from The Two Bite Club

Dips are always always always a hit at holiday get-togethers around here. My kids will especially like this one.


Maple-Glazed Apple-Chicken Sausage Bites from The Noble Pig

The Noble Pig does it again! The pretzel servers here bring me right back to my childhood in the BEST way possible.


Cheesy Taco Sausage Balls from Whitney Bond

I’ll admit. I’ve never actually had a sausage-taco, but looking at these I think I need to remedy that – and soon.


Sausage and Stuffing Balls with Cranberry Dipping Sauce from I Should Be Mopping the Floor

You mean all my favorite parts of Thanksgiving can be put into ONE little appetizer bite? Ummm, OKAY! Sign me up!!

sausage stuffing balls

Emergency Sausage Rolls from Fiction Kitchen

Quick, easy, AND delicious? You don’t have to tell me twice.


Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms from Confessions of a Picky Eater

I can’t believe I went 20-some years of my life being a mushroom-hater. I missed out!! LOVE stuffed mushrooms!


Sausage Stuffed Fried Olives from What the Fork

This is probably the most unique recipe on the list. What a great idea! Olive lovers will go crazy for these.


Spicy Shrimp and Sausage Skewers from Iowa Girl Eats

No explanation necessary here. Shrimp + Sausage = YESSSSSS


Spinach and Sausage Phyllo Cups from Mantitlement

Phyllo is another of those awesome ingredients that is not nearly as complicated as the name sounds. GREAT base for all kind of different things, but especially for these little bites!


Sausage and Arugula Rolls by The Weary Chef

We have these for dinner sometimes. I love them so much.

Sausage Rolls with Arugula - A fun and easy crescent roll recipe!

Need some other ideas for appetizers? Check these out!

30 Easy Dip Recipes for Any Occasion! - wearychef.com


Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson is a super busy mom of SEVEN, but she somehow manages to maintain a beautiful blog called Or Whatever You Do full of family-friendly recipes with photos that will make your mouth water.


6 years ago

Your link for the “Sausage and Stuffing Balls with Cranberry Dipping Sauce” recipes goes to a Cheesy Vegetable Soup recipe.

Andi Gleeson
6 years ago

Oh sorry about that! I’ll fix it ASAP. Thanks so much for letting me know!

8 years ago

Oh my. So many of these look sooo good and easily try-able. And Andi, I LOVED your quesadilla spot @ Community Table. I saw more than a few that would make life easier in my kitchen. I need to keep more tortillas around! Thanks for all the goodies you share.

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

You are so sweet, Jane. Thank you so much!!

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