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Instant Pot Cocktail Wiener Recipe

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Do you need the perfect appetizer for a gathering or party? This Instant Pot Cocktail Wiener Recipe is the best! Simple appetizers like this are a must.

Using the Instant Pot makes this dish a breeze. You’ll be snacking on a simple dish and loving every bite in just a few moments.

This cocktail weenie recipe has been around for ages – but I tend to like to put a spin on the classic recipe and make this version instead!

Instant Pot Cocktail Wiener Recipe

While you could technically eat this for dinner, you can also make a simple appetizer for anyone to enjoy whenever they want.

This recipe proves that when the craving hits, you can start it immediately. My boys are all about this recipe and love eating them with toothpicks!

If you have to feed many mouths and have a short time, don’t miss out on making this classic weenie. They’re so good!

What is another name for cocktail weenies?

Cocktail weenies are a popular party snack. They are small sausages typically served on toothpicks with various dipping sauces.

While the name “cocktail weenies” might be the most common, these tiny sausages do have another name. The alternative name for cocktail weenies is “little smokies.”

This name might not be as widely used, but it’s still helpful to know if you’re looking for this specific type of sausage at your local grocery store.

So whether you refer to them as cocktail weenies or little smokies, one thing is for sure – they are a delicious and easy-to-prepare snack that all can enjoy.

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Little Smokies Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Meal planning is one of the best ways to stop worrying about what to make for lunch or dinner. Putting it down on paper helps with prepping and shopping!

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Once you make this Lil’ Smokie Recipe, you might find out you love eating dinner appetizers. Check out some of these other appetizers you might like eating for dinner!

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These Appetizer Dip Recipes are a must-make for a party!

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What is a cocktail wiener?

A cocktail wiener is a small sausage commonly served as an hors d’oeuvres or snack food. These miniature sausages are made from various types of meat, including pork, beef, and chicken, and are often seasoned with spices like paprika and garlic.

Cocktail wieners can be served hot or cold and are typically skewered with toothpicks for easy snacking. They originated in Europe in the late 1800s but gained popularity in the United States in the mid-20th century.

Cocktail wieners are a staple at parties and events, and their bite-sized form makes them a perfect addition to any gathering.

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Instant Pot Cocktail Wiener Recipe

Instant Pot Cocktail Wiener Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute

This Instant Pot Cocktail Wiener Recipe is a great way to prep for a party or make a quick snack.


  • 1 package - 12 ounces cocktail wiener
  • 1 jar 12 ounces jalapeno jelly
  • 14 brown sugar
  • 14 cup chili sauce
  • 12 cup chicken or veggie broth
  • 1 diced jalapeno


  1. Pour 12 cups of broth into the Instant Pot.
  2. Put the cocktail wieners into the Instant Pot.
  3. Add the brown sugar, jalapeno jelly, diced jalapenos, and chili sauce. Coat all the wieners.
  4. Close the lid and the steam valve and set to pressure, low for 1 minute.
  5. Quick release and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1470Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 263mgSodium: 8943mgCarbohydrates: 173gFiber: 17gSugar: 126gProtein: 84g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 8/25/2023

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