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 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
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!
In a small bowl combine the glaze ingredients. Glaze the kielbasa and pineapple bites. Stick each portion with a plain toothpick. 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?