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Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage Cranberry Bites

You’ve got to try these Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage Cranberry Bites – made with cubes of white cheddar and whole cranberry sauce. They’re incredibly easy to make and everyone will totally devour them! Promise.

Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage with Cranberry Bites made with cubes of white cheddar and whole cranberry sauce. They're incredibly easy and perfect for holidays or an appetizer for any gathering! #mustlovehomecooki8ng

Have you ever thought about making sheet pan appetizers? Let me tell you – for totally easy cooking ANYTIME – the sheet pan method is the way to go.

Looking for a super simple appetizer to serve for the holidays? These Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage Cranberry Bites are incredibly finger foods for every special occasions, and your guests will totally love the spicy, sweet and tangy flavor of this unique appetizer.

If you’re looking to change up your party food appetizer menu or a new treat, you’ll definitely want to try your hand at these scrumptious smoked sausage bites! If you love smoked sausage, you’ll also definitely want to try our Asian Barbecue Sausage Bites.

Why You’ll Love These Simple Sheet Pan Appetizers

  • Simple to make with 4 easy ingredients found at any grocery store.
  • The Sausage is fully cooked, so the recipe’s fool-proof.
  • Gorgeous and irresistible on any holiday appetizer tray!
  • Hits all the flavors – spicy sausage, tangy cheese and a hit of sweet from the cranberries!
Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage with Cranberry Bites made with cubes of white cheddar and whole cranberry sauce. They're incredibly easy and perfect for holidays or an appetizer for any gathering! #mustlovehomecooki8ng

Ingredients to make Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage Cranberry Bites

Only 4 easy ingredients needed to make these pretty little bites.

assembled smoked sausage bites on sheet pan
  • Smoked Sausage – we used a 1-pound fully cooked smoked sausage rope from the grocery store.
  • Cheddar Cheese – a block of extra sharp white cheddar is especially tangy! Use your own favorite semi-hard cheese if you like.
  • Whole Cranberry Sauce – empty the can into a bowl and use a fork to pick out the whole cranberries. No worries covering the apps with sauce, the extra sweetness is a good thing!
  • Parsley – this is optional, but bright fresh parsley will make your plate of appetizers look festive!

Add gorgeous silver skewers like these to brighten any holiday table.

Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage with Cranberry Bites made with cubes of white cheddar and whole cranberry sauce. They're incredibly easy and perfect for holidays or an appetizer for any gathering! #mustlovehomecooking

If you’re looking for more easy appetizer recipes, check out the collection on our Appetizer recipes page.

Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage with Cranberry Bites made with cubes of white cheddar and whole cranberry sauce. They're incredibly easy and perfect for holidays or an appetizer for any gathering! #mustlovehomecooking
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Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage Cranberry Bites

You'll love these delicious, Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage Cranberry Bites made with cubes of white cheddar and whole cranberry sauce. They're incredibly easy and perfect for game day or as an appetizer for your special events!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 30
Calories 97kcal

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound smoked sausage
  • 8 ounces white cheddar cheese
  • 15 ounces whole cranberry sauce, 1 can,
  • 1 tbsp parsley, snipped

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut cheese into 30 same-size cubes. Separate 30 whole cranberries from the sauce. Set aside.
  • Cut sausage link into 1/2-inch slices.  Place in a single layer on baking sheet.
    smoked sausage on parchment sheet on sheet pan
  • Bake until sausage is starting to brown around the edges.
    baked smoked sausage on parchment sheet on sheet pan
  • Remove pan from the oven and top each sausage with a cheese cube.
    baked smoked sausage with cheese cube on parchment sheet on sheet pan
  • Top each cheese cube with a whole cranberry. Place skewer thru the top into the sausage.
  • Place assembled bites onto a serving platter, and sprinkle with parsley. Serve with remaining cranberry sauce on the side.

NOTES

Nutrition information based on all sauce consumed equally among servings.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg

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Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage with Cranberry Bites made with cubes of white cheddar and whole cranberry sauce. They're incredibly easy and perfect for holidays or an appetizer for any gathering! #mustlovehomecooking

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