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My husband has a big birthday coming up and I’m putting together a menu for 12 people who will be helping us celebrate. When planning a dinner party I like to find appetizers and main course dishes that can be prepared ahead of time. This recipe for glazed pineapple kielbasa bites is just perfect. I can make the glaze ahead of time and cut up the kielbasa earlier in the day. Before baking I will soak the toothpicks and put the pineapple on top of each kielbasa slice. Just before the company arrives I will pop these delicious glazed pineapple kielbasa bites in the oven and they will be ready to serve in no time.glazed kielbasa bites


Glazed Pineapple Kielbasa Bites




1 (14 oz) Kielbasa, I used a turkey kielbasa

1 (20 oz) can pineapple chunks, use juice for the glaze

3 Tbsp. Teriyaki sauce

1 Tbsp. Sweet chili sauce

1 Tbsp. Honey

1 Tbsp. Pineapple juice

Plain toothpicks




Soak the toothpicks in water for 20 minutes before baking.


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a piece of pineapple on top of each slice of kielbasa and place on the parchment-lined pan. Put the toothpicks in after you put the glaze in, this will keep the toothpicks from burning in the oven!glazed kielbasa bites


In a small bowl combine the glaze ingredients. Glaze the kielbasa and pineapple bites. Stick each portion with a plain toothpick.glazed kielbasa bites Bake for 15-20 minutes or until hot. Let cool slightly and serve.


I tried these out for a small diner party we had and they were a big hit. The leftovers kept well and we were able to enjoy them the next day. I’m sure they will be a big hit at my husband’s birthday party too! Do you have a favorite appetizer that you can make before the company arrives?

7 comments on “Glazed Pineapple Kielbasa Bites

Jess on January 30, 2018 3:15 pm

What a neat idea!

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Christie Hawkes on February 2, 2018 2:02 am

They look delicious! Thanks for sharing on #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

Nancy Wolff on February 2, 2018 12:21 pm

You’re welcome Christie!

Heather on February 2, 2018 2:35 pm

This is awesome. I just moved to Costa Rica where sausage and pineapple are both very popular. These sound like a great snack item too!

Nancy Wolff on February 4, 2018 9:54 pm

I’ll bet using fresh pineapple would be fabulous!

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on February 2, 2018 3:27 pm

Looks like some great football food! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party and have a great weekend!

Miz Helen on February 6, 2018 5:50 pm

Your Glazed Pineapple Kielbasa Bites are awesome and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

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