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Honey-Sesame Roasted Cocktail Wieners


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Honey-Sesame Roasted Cocktail Wieners

Kick those Little Smokies up a notch with an Asian-inspired Honey-Sesame glaze. Oven-roasting brings it together for sweet-salty cocktail sausage bites that your holiday guests will love.



8 servings


5 min


25 min


30 min

These cocktail wieners are then tossed in the sauce and roasted in the oven until they are caramelized and crispy on the outside.

Once the cocktail wieners are done, they are garnished with toasted sesame seeds and served warm.

They make a perfect appetizer for any occasion, from holiday parties to game-day gatherings.

The combination of sweet and salty, along with the satisfying texture of the sesame seeds, makes these cocktail wieners a crowd-pleaser that is sure to disappear quickly.

Honey-Sesame Roasted Cocktail Wieners

Why are cocktail sausages called cocktail sausages?

Well, it seems like there's a bit of mystery surrounding the origin of the name "cocktail sausages."

Some people believe these bite-sized sausages were often served at fancy cocktail parties, while others think they're the perfect size for snacking while holding a cocktail in your other hand.

Why do some call cocktail sausages cocktail weiners?

Cocktail sausages seem to have quite a few aliases, but the term "wiener" comes from the German word "wienerwurst," which means Vienna sausage.

This is because the sausage was initially made in Vienna, Austria.

Honey-Sesame Roasted Cocktail Wieners

What goes with cocktail sausages?

Cocktail sausages are versatile little smokie bites that can be paired with various side dishes and accompaniments.

Here are some delightful options to serve alongside your cocktail sausages:

Bread and crackers: Serve cocktail sausages with an assortment of bread like mini buns, sliced baguettes, or even small dinner rolls. You can also include a variety of crackers for a different texture.

Cheese: A cheese board with a selection of hard and soft cheeses, like cheddar, brie, and goat cheese, can complement the savory flavors of the sausages.

Fresh vegetables: Include a platter of fresh vegetables like cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, carrot sticks, and bell pepper strips for a healthy and colorful addition to your spread.

Fruit: Fresh fruit, such as grapes, strawberries, or melon cubes, can provide a sweet contrast to the savory sausages.

Olives and pickles: Offer a selection of olives and pickles, like cornichons or gherkins, for a tangy and briny flavor.

Nuts: A bowl of mixed nuts, such as almonds, cashews, and walnuts, can provide a satisfying crunch to your cocktail sausage platter.

Potato dishes: Serve cocktail sausages with a side of roasted or boiled baby potatoes or even a potato salad for a more substantial pairing.

Remember to keep your guests' dietary preferences in mind and offer a variety of options to suit everyone's tastes.

With these suggestions, you'll have a delicious and well-rounded spread that will be a hit at any gathering.

Honey-Sesame Roasted Cocktail Wieners

Can cocktail sausages be eaten cold?

Absolutely, cocktail sausages can be enjoyed cold as well as warm! These bite-sized treats are pre-cooked, so they're safe to eat straight from the package.

Store them in the fridge after opening the package to maintain their freshness.

In this recipe, pop any leftovers in the refrigerator and enjoy them whether you like them hot, warm, or cold!


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1 pound cocktail sausages, mini-party, ready to serve
1 tablespoon honey
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1 teaspoon sesame oil
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1 teaspoon soy sauce, tamari
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¼ teaspoon garlic powder
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Preheat the oven to 400℉ (200℃)

In a medium bowl, stir together the honey, sesame oil, soy sauce, and garlic powder.

Add the cocktail sausages and toss to coat.

Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring several times during baking or until sausages have browned to your preference.

Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and serve warm with toothpicks at the ready.

This recipe can easily be doubled or scaled up further to serve a crowd.

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