Baked BBQ Sausages


Author: Rachel

Published Date: December 22, 2023

In the mood for something irresistibly savory, a tad sweet, and wonderfully comforting? Today I’m sharing one of my favorites: Baked BBQ Sausages. Imagine juicy kielbasa sausages, bathed in a rich, smoky BBQ sauce, with just the right touch of spices and sweetness – it’s a dish that promises to tickle your taste buds and leave you craving more. Whether you’re a busy parent looking for a quick dinner solution, a beginner in cooking, or simply in need of a delightful meal to lift your spirits, this recipe is for you.

  • Save
  • Save

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Effortless and Quick: With a prep time of just 5 minutes and a total cook time of 50 minutes, this recipe is perfect for busy days.
  • Flavorful Delight: The combination of smoky BBQ sauce, savory sausages, and a hint of sweetness from brown sugar creates a mouth-watering dish.
  • Versatility: This dish is perfect for a cozy family dinner, a weekend barbecue, or even a potluck.
  • Kid-Friendly: The sausages are a hit among kids, making meal times fuss-free and enjoyable.
  • Customizable: Easily adaptable to suit different taste preferences, this recipe allows for various substitutions and additions.
  • Save

Baked BBQ Sausages Ingredients

  • 2-3 lbs Kielbasa Sausage
  • 2 cups BBQ Sauce, I use Sweet Baby Rays
  • 1 tsp Liquid Smoke
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar

*Scroll to Printable Recipe Card below for detailed amounts!

  • Save

How to Make Baked BBQ Sausages

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time:  45 minutes
  • Total Time:  50 minutes
  • Servings: 6
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Slice the kielbasa sausages into ½ inch round slices.
  3. In a large bowl combine BBQ sauce, liquid smoke, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.
  4. Add the sliced sausages to the BBQ sauce mixture and toss until evenly coated.
  5. Pour the coated sausages and all the liquid into a 9X13 baking dish and evenly sprinkle the brown sugar on top.
  6. Bake for 20-15 minutes until bubbling and sticky and the sauce has caramelized. Broil for 2-3 minutes on high to get burnt ends.
  • Save
  • Save
  • Save
  • Save

Storage and Reheating Instructions

How to Store Baked BBQ Sausages:

Cool the sausages to room temperature and store them in an airtight container. They’ll last in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

How to Reheat Baked BBQ Sausages:

Gently reheat in the microwave or in the oven until warm. If using the oven, cover the dish with foil to prevent drying out.

  • Save

Helpful Tips & Substitutions

Can This Be Frozen?

Absolutely! BBQ Baked Sausages freeze exceptionally well. Allow the dish to cool completely. Store in freezer-safe bags or containers. They can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Reheat in the oven or microwave until heated through.

Can This Be Made Ahead of Time?

Yes, this recipe is perfect for preparing ahead. You can slice the sausages and prepare the BBQ sauce mixture a day in advance. Store them separately in the refrigerator. Just before baking, combine the sausages and sauce, then proceed with the recipe as directed.

Substitutions & Variations

  • Sausage Varieties: Feel free to use any type of sausage you prefer.
  • BBQ Sauce: Experiment with different flavors of BBQ sauce for variety.
  • Sweetness: Adjust the brown sugar to suit your taste. Honey or maple syrup are great alternatives.
  • Spiciness: Add a dash of hot sauce or chili flakes for a spicy kick.
  • Save

Helpful Cooking Notes

  • Browning the Sausages: For extra flavor, consider browning the sausages in a skillet before baking.
  • Sauce Consistency: If you prefer a thicker sauce, reduce the BBQ sauce mixture on the stovetop before adding to the sausages.
  • Broiling: Watch closely while broiling to prevent burning. This step adds a nice caramelized texture to the sausages.

What to Serve with Baked BBQ Sausages

  • Save

Baked BBQ Sausages


3.85 from 19 votes
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 662 kcal
BBQ Baked Sausages are ideal for weeknights or casual gatherings. Sausages smothered in a delicious BBQ sauce and baked to perfection!

INGREDIENTS
  

  • 2-3 lbs Kielbasa Sausage
  • 2 cups BBQ Sauce, I use Sweet Baby Rays
  • 1 tsp Liquid Smoke
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Slice the kielbasa sausages into ½ inch round slices.
  • In a large bowl combine BBQ sauce, liquid smoke, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.
  • Add the sliced sausages to the BBQ sauce mixture and toss until evenly coated.
  • Pour the coated sausages and all the liquid into a 9X13 baking dish and evenly sprinkle the brown sugar on top.
  • Bake for 20-15 minutes until bubbling and sticky and the sauce has caramelized. Broil for 2-3 minutes on high to get burnt ends.

NOTES

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

How to Store Baked BBQ Sausages:

Cool the sausages to room temperature and store them in an airtight container. They’ll last in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

How to Reheat Baked BBQ Sausages:

Gently reheat in the microwave or in the oven until warm. If using the oven, cover the dish with foil to prevent drying out.

Helpful Tips & Substitutions

Can This Be Frozen?

Absolutely! BBQ Baked Sausages freeze exceptionally well. Allow the dish to cool completely. Store in freezer-safe bags or containers. They can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Reheat in the oven or microwave until heated through.

Can This Be Made Ahead of Time?

Yes, this recipe is perfect for preparing ahead. You can slice the sausages and prepare the BBQ sauce mixture a day in advance. Store them separately in the refrigerator. Just before baking, combine the sausages and sauce, then proceed with the recipe as directed.

Substitutions & Variations

  • Sausage Varieties: Feel free to use any type of sausage you prefer.
  • BBQ Sauce: Experiment with different flavors of BBQ sauce for variety.
  • Sweetness: Adjust the brown sugar to suit your taste. Honey or maple syrup are great alternatives.
  • Spiciness: Add a dash of hot sauce or chili flakes for a spicy kick.

Helpful Cooking Notes

  • Browning the Sausages: For extra flavor, consider browning the sausages in a skillet before baking.
  • Sauce Consistency: If you prefer a thicker sauce, reduce the BBQ sauce mixture on the stovetop before adding to the sausages.
  • Broiling: Watch closely while broiling to prevent burning. This step adds a nice caramelized texture to the sausages.

NUTRITION

Serving: 6gCalories: 662kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 26gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 2819mgPotassium: 426mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 2mg
Course Dinner
Tried this recipe?Mention @sweettea_and_sprinkles or tag #sweetteaandsprinkles


Leave a Reply

Recipe Rating






Sweet Tea and Sprinkles Rachel Profile Pic-1
Sweet Tea and Sprinkles Hello

I'm Rachel.

If you love easy, semi-homemade recipes that remind you of your favorite comfort foods and look like a million bucks, this is the place for you friend!

let's be friends