Polish Bacon and Sausage Appetizer Recipe - Boczek i Kielbase

Bacon-Wrapped Sausage
Bacon-Wrapped Sausage. © George Crudo / Getty Images
  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 3 dozen pieces (12 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
393 Calories
26g Fat
20g Carbs
19g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 dozen pieces (12 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 393
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 1034mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 19g
Calcium 35mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This appetizer recipe for bacon and sausage or boczek i kiełbasę zakąska (BOH-chek ee kyehw-BAH-sehn zah-KOHN-skah) is an Americanized recipe that can be cooked in the oven and then kept warm in a slow cooker for parties, potlucks, and tailgates.

Yield: About 12 appetizer servings of Bacon and Sausage


  • 1 pound kiełbasa (smoked, cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1 pound bacon (slices, cut in half or thirds)
  • 1 cup brown sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Wrap the bacon slice around the kielbasa slice and secure with a toothpick.

  2. Place a grate or rack on a rimmed cookie sheet that has been lined with foil to catch the bacon drippings.

  3. Place the bacon-wrapped sausages on the rack. Sprinkle with brown sugar and bake for 25-30 minutes. You can keep these warm in a slow cooker set on low.

  4. Note: Can be assembled the night before and baked before serving.

Note: To make things even easier, you can use 24-ounces of premixed spicy honey mustard.

Source: Adapted from a recipe by Theresa Kulasa Child of Valparaiso, Ind.