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3-ingredient Brown Sugar Glazed Kielbasa Bites

3-ingredient Brown Sugar Glazed Kielbasa Bites

With just 3 ingredients, these Brown Sugar Glazed Kielbasa Bites will be your favorite appetizer for holidays, dinner parties or snack time. WARNING: They are quite addictive.

I’ve been making these bites for years!

What started as a little experiment has now turned into a delicious recipe… er obsession.

Quite possibly, the recipe I make the most often when I have company over. My friends ask for Brown Sugar Glazed Kielbasa Bites almost every time they come over my house and, even when I go over their house!

Yep, I’ve even made these in other people’s home.

The obsession is real.

My friends and I have been affectionately calling them coke sausage through the years. Ha!

This is why I always have kielbasa sausages on hand. They are an awesome appetizer and a quick bite to make when you have unexpected company. Thankfully, they are SUPER easy to make and come together in no time.

And I mean, it’s only 3 ingredients! Well, 4 ingredients if you count patience. The caramelization waiting time is really the hardest part of this recipe. Just be careful not to eat them too soon after you transfer them to a plate. Sugar gets HOT. They are definitely hard to resist but you don’t want to burn your mouth (speaking from experience here).

Also, please note, not all stoves are created equal. As I mentioned above, I’ve made these kielbasa bites before in other kitchens. Sometimes it takes 10 minutes, other times it takes 35 minutes. You will have to eyeball the glaze to see when the brown sugar + coke mixture thicken. You know your stove better than I do. Use your best judgement when making these.

From appetizers to simply having them served over rice for dinner, you can’t go wrong with these little bites!

I promise you will absolutely LOVE making them (and eating them too!).

I see these in your future!

You too are going to be making these over and over again.

I hope you make these and LOVE them!

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With just 3 ingredients, these Brown Sugar Glazed Kielbasa Bites will be your favorite appetizer. WARNING: They are addictive!
3-ingredient Brown Sugar Glazed Kielbasa Bites
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins

With just 3 ingredients, these Brown Sugar Glazed Kielbasa Bites will be your favorite go-to appetizer for holidays, dinner parties, or snack time. WARNING: They are quite addictive.

Servings: 10 people
Author: Jamie Silva
  • 1 package kielbasa sausage
  • 1/2 can cola
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • toothpicks optional
  1. Cut sausage into thin slices. In a skillet, add sausage and brown for about 4-5 minutes.

  2. Pour cola + brown sugar into the skillet. Stir and simmer anywhere from 10 to 40 minutes. (All stoves are different. On my stove, it takes about 30 minutes. I've made these at friends' houses and it has taken 10 minutes. You have to eye ball it. You know your stove better than I do. What you're looking for is a thick, caramelized consistency so keep stirring until it becomes a thick glaze.)

  3. Once the cola + brown sugar mixture become a glaze over the sliced sausages, remove the skillet from the heat. Transfer sausages to a plate and let cool for 10 minutes before serving. The sausages will be VERY HOT, please be careful. Enjoy! 

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Honey Balsamic Bacon Goat Cheese & Pistachio Bites

Honey Balsamic Bacon Goat Cheese & Pistachio Bites

Mini phyllo cups filled with basil, garlic, creamy goat cheese, chopped pistachios, and crumbled applewood smoked bacon then topped with a honey-balsamic glaze. OH. EMM. GEE. There is no better appetizer, I PROMISE YOU.

I have no words.


They are beautiful.

After trying to think up new ideas for appetizers, especially now for the holidays, I came up with this masterpiece. My usual go-to are these Brown Sugar Glazed Kielbasa Bites because my friends are crazy about them. Needless to say, I make them all the time. But I wanted to change things up.

And that I did, my friends.

Enter Honey Balsamic Bacon Goat Cheese & Pistachio Phyllo Cups! Or is it fillo shells? I never know.

What I do know is that you WILL be addicted to these.


I actually had originally purchased these fillo shells to make pulled pork something (maybe I should still do that?)…but I just have SOOO many pulled pork recipes on this blog that I nixed the idea. Pulled pork is so good. Omg.

P.S. You can find these mini fillo shells in the frozen food section of your grocery store. You remove them from the package, let them thaw for a bit, fill them, bake them, and boom. Done in minutes.

I’m a GIGANTIC fan of savory and sweet everything. In case you haven’t already noticed. Most of the recipes on this blog are savory sweet. You know, the way cooking should always be, in my humble opinion.

This recipe was a complete vomit from my crazy brain. I have an obsession with goat cheese so imagine a cheesy app with some crunch, saltiness, and sweet. Hmmmmm. Of course, bacon had to be there because duh. Pistachios are my best friend’s favorite nuts so I know she will enjoy these (she’s the pickiest eater in the entire world). Finally, something sweet… honey because YUM.

But wait, there’s more!

“What happens if I mix honey and balsamic glaze together?” MAGIC. That’s what happens. I just put a tablespoon of balsamic glaze and a tablespoon of honey in a bowl, tasted it, and was beyond excited to try it on this recipe.

So should we run down the list again? It’s a lot I know. I could barely fit everything in the title of this post!

We have some salty, crispy, crunchy deliciousness from the bacon and pistachios, some soft and creamy from the goat cheese, and tangy sweet from the honey-balsamic glaze. I’d say this is a winner!

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