Crockpot Grape Jelly Smokies are little sausages cooked in a slow cooker and smothered in grape jelly and chili sauce. For the same great flavors on homemade meatballs, try my Crockpot Grape Jelly Meatballs!

Crockpot Grape Jelly Lil Smokies inside the SlowCooker

Grape Jelly Smokies

It’s nice to have an appetizer you can have in the slow cooker, ready to be served when guests arrive. Plus, with the optional warm setting on a slow cooker, these smokies can be ready to eat for quite a few hours with no fuss, just like my Slow Cooker Bourbon Glazed Kielbasa.

This recipe can’t get much easier. With just three ingredients and a slow cooker, you can have this appetizer warm and ready to go in a few hours without any work from you.

The precooked lil’ smokies (cocktail weenies, cocktail sausages) are smoked sausages that are often used as breakfast sausage. But, they are delicious with the grape jelly and chili sauce, which gives them a little more kick than they already have.

Overhead of a Plate of Crockpot Grape Jelly Lil Smokies

How to Make Grape Jelly Lil Smokies

To make this flavorful and popular appetizer, first, get out a slow cooker and add the smokies. Then, pour the grape jelly and chili sauce over the smokies. Finally, set the slow cooker on low and walk away for a few hours. That’s it! It really is that simple. After about 3 hours, the smokies will be warm enough to eat. 

Process Images of Crockpot Grape Jelly Smokies

How to Serve Lil Smokies

To serve this appetizer, have some toothpicks or cocktail forks available. Or, enjoy these as part of a dinner. Some ideas that would pair well with smokies are:

Crockpot Grape Jelly Lil Smokies with Toothpick

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Crockpot Grape Jelly Lil Smokie on Toothpick
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Crockpot Grape Jelly Smokies

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Crockpot Grape Jelly Smokies are little sausages cooked in a slow cooker and smothered in grape jelly and chili sauce.


  • 2 packages (14 ounces each) little smokies
  • 1 ¼ cups (12 ounces) grape jelly
  • 1 ¼ cups (12 ounces) chili sauce


  • Place the little smokies, grape jelly, and chili sauce in a slow cooker. Cook on low for 3 hours. Serve warm.

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  1. One of the men that worked with my husband made these for pot lucks he would add canned chili beans to the recipe. They were awesome

  2. I made these Grape jelly smokies back years ago for a Christmas Party, Everyone Loved them, just didn’t make enough!!!

    1. 5 stars
      Heinz Chili sauce, but I canNOT figure out how to post in a picture in here. There are many generic brands too, in every grocery store. Red, but thicker than catsup. But in a pinch, catsup might work too! 🙂

    2. I have made these with 1 can Cranberry sauce, 1 10 Oz Chili Sauce. Not quite so spicy, but I like them that way.

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