This keto little smokies recipe is perfect anyone that wants to stay on the keto diet, but also have a yummy indulgence. These little smokies are so easy and quick, you will be making them every weekend!
You can make these for an appetizer for your next game day party or just as fun side dish to bring to a pot luck dinner.
If you’re in a hurry to get dinner on the table. Don’t worry, this recipe for little smokies is quick and easy enough that it won’t leave you hungry.
The Instant Pot is the perfect kitchen appliance for busy people. This simple keto little smokies recipe can be made in an instant!
What are Little Smokies?
Little smokies are miniature hot dogs that are traditionally served in a roll with either mustard or ketchup. Of course, when you are on the keto diet, you should skip the roll.
Little Smokies are a great source of protein and fiber, which makes them an ideal snack for anyone. They’re also perfect as an appetizer or game day food because they have little to no calories.
Each package of lil smokies contains approximately 24 smokies that can be eaten alone or put in a sandwich with other ingredients to make it more flavorful.
Are Little Smokies Keto Friendly?
Since little smokies are just mini sausages, they are low carb and keto friendly. They are a great source of protein and fat for those of us on the keto diet.
Can I store these keto little smokies?
You can store these little smokies, but do so at your own risk.
Keto Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies are best straight out of the oven.
They should be stored in the fridge and reheated in the oven or microwave. You can prep up to three days ahead of time, which will ensure that they’re always ready when you need them!
What sausages are keto friendly?
There are a lot of sausages that can be eaten on a ketogenic diet, but in general, the following types of sausage are most likely to be keto friendly:
Bratwurst, Polish sausage, Italian sausage (sweet or hot), Hot dogs without the bun
We found this recipe for Little Smokies that looked like it would be keto friendly and easy to make:
-1 package of Little Smokies (we found these at Walmart)
-2 cups water
-1 tablespoon pink Himalayan salt or sea salt, plus more for seasoning
-1 tablespoon paprika
-1 teaspoon garlic powder
We cooked the Little Smokies in the Instant Pot on manual for 5 minutes. We then poured off some of the fat, leaving about 2 tablespoons. We threw in the spices and let it cook for 5 more minutes on manual, then we set the Instant Pot to saute mode until they were crispy.
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Do Little Smokies expire?
No, Little Smokies do not expire.
Little smokies are pre-cooked and all you have to do is warm them up. You can make a quick dinner with little or no effort, so they’re perfect for busy days.
They last about 2 weeks in the refrigerator before expiring, but because of their low cost per serving it’s not really worth worrying about it being expired if you don’t need the product until then!
How long do little smokies last in fridge?
If you don’t finish your lil smokies, they’ll last in the fridge for 3 to 5 days. They can be reheated by microwaving them or cooking them on the stove until they’re warm and soft.
How long do little smokies last after opening?
Lil smokies will keep in the fridge for 3 to 5 days. They must be stored in an airtight container, and should thaw in the refrigerator before heating them up again.
What you Need to Make instant Pot Little Smokies
To make these lil smokies in the Instant Pot, you will need two packages of Little Smokies and Sugar Free BBQ Sauce.
Primal Kitchen BBQ Sauce
A lovely sugar free organic bbq sauce is from Primal Kitchen. Primal Kitchen®, a US-based company, is promoting all natural and organic food products. Their Classic BBQ Sauce is seasoned with organic cumin, organic chipotle powder, and organic dijon mustard.
The Primal Kitchen® Classic BBQ Sauce has a smoky, bold taste that will add depth to any dish. It isn’t overly sweet nor salty which makes it great for all kinds of meat dishes such as ribs, chicken wings or grilled shrimp.
For those who want it spicy, add more chipotle powder or cayenne pepper to the sauce before cooking or dip your choice of meat in the sauce while grilling!
This savory sauce with USDA organic ingredients like organic tomato paste and organic balsamic vinegar. It is made without high-fructose corn syrup, agave, honey, dates, maple syrup, or cane sugar, this unsweetened BBQ Sauce is uncompromisingly delicious, as well as Certified Paleo, Keto Certified, and Whole30 Approved®.
G Hughes Sauce Barbecue Original Sugar Free
Flavored with a unique blend of spice and sweetness, and completely sugar and gluten free! Whether you’re looking to cut back on sugar. Have diabetes or celiac disease. Or you just flat out love BBQ.
So, here’s to delicious, sugar-free, gluten-free and guilt free memories that start in your kitchen or backyard with a BBQ sauce that will make your next BBQ the best on the block.
How to Make Little Smokies in the Instant Pot?
Pour little smokies into the Instant Pot liner.
Then, top them with the sugar free BBQ sauce.
Lock the Instant Pot lid and set the vent to sealed.
Select Manual with a high pressure and set time to 15 minutes.
When the Instant Pot beeps, release the pressure valve and remove the lid.
Stir and serve.
Bacon wrapped little smokies
You can also wrap little smokies with bacon. In fact, the bacon wrapped little smokies are a low-carb substitution for the traditional hot dog, and they’re easy to make.
Roll the bacon up around the little sausage and tie it with a piece of string or use a toothpick.
You can cook them in an air fryer for 5 minutes at 350 degrees.
How to keep warm when serving
- 2 packages Little Smokies
- 1 ½ cups Sugar Free BBQ Sauce
- Pour smokies into the Instant Pot liner and top with the BBQ sauce
- Lock the Instant Pot lid and set the vent to sealing
- Select Manual and set time to 15 minutes
- When the Instant Pot beeps, release the pressure valve and remove the lid
- Stir and serve