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What Goes With Little Smokies for Dinner: 18 Easy Ideas

Elen Rustick By Updated May 8, 2023

Little smokies definitely have their place on my dinner (or apéro) table, and for a good reason. They taste delicious!


But let’s be honest, they can’t be a complete meal alone. So what should you serve with these little smokies?

Well, various tasty dishes!

From crispy French fries, decadent potato salad, and healthy grilled veggies to surprising fruit salad, this list of the best side dishes for little smokies has you covered!

I hope you’ll like it!

01. Sweet Potato Fries

Crispy on the outside, soft and melt-in-the-mouth on the inside, these sweet potato fries are the perfect bite that pairs superbly with little smokies!

While a lot of recipes call for deep frying the potatoes, this recipe doesn’t. Instead, they’re baked and broiled until you get a really crispy fry.

Guilt-free but equally delicious!

Cut the fries evenly to get the best texture. And spread them out on the baking tray to avoid soggy sides.

02. Mashed Potatoes

If you want something simple, why not make mashed potatoes? They’re an all-time favorite and with little smokies, you get the immaculate complete meal.

What’s more? This savory side dish is creamy, garlicky, and fluffy – it’s just to die for!

For very soft garlic and an even more creamy recipe, the recipe suggests roasting it in foil.

Definitely a show-stopper.

03. Baked Potato Wedges

These baked potato wedges are impossibly crispy on the outside, yet soft on the inside.

They’re seasoned generously with garlic and onion powder before being baked in healthy olive oil.

Potatoes wedges go well with almost anything. But their crispness complements the tenderness of little smokies so well that serving them together only makes sense!

05. Potato Salad

Little smokies have a distinct smoky goodness. And with a crisp, creamy potato salad, they’ll form a delicious meal!

Loaded with fresh dill, mayonnaise, green pepper, red onion, and a deliciously tangy mustard sauce, this potato salad is a guaranteed hit!

The flavor is great, but the textural contrast between the crunch and silky potatoes is flawless.

06. Pasta Salad

Craving for a refreshing side dish to go with little sausages? Serve a pasta salad!

This dreamy pasta salad will fill your palate with the slightly sweet and bitter flavors from the tangy tomato dressing. And you only need 15 minutes to make it!

Definitely, a recipe to try!

07. Mac and Cheese

Little smokies and mac and cheese, a match made in heaven! Just the sight of golden yellow mac and cheese and the juiciness of the mini sausages are enough to make your mouth water.

Plus, this creamy and decadent mac and cheese recipe has something special.

To add even more creaminess, its base is made with a roux, which is basically a butter-flour paste cooked in milk. Yum!

08. Grilled Vegetables

Alternatively, you can go with grilled vegetables to serve with little smokies.

Asparagus, mushrooms, and red onions are colorful, healthy, and ridiculously delicious (and this is only half of the ingredients).

They taste even better when flavored with garlic, herbs, olive oil, and lemon juice marinade, and grilled to perfection.

The truth is, vegetables are boring for a lot of people. And this is exactly why they’re grilled. The process brings out their flavors, making them taste better!

09. Southern Baked Beans

Listen up everyone, baked beans just got an upgrade!

With this delectable BBQ twist that complements little smokies to perfection, they taste so good. It’s like heaven in your mouth!

And while most recipes don’t include meat, this one includes fried bacon bites.

Perfect for summer BBQs, this baked beans-mini sausages combo will leave everyone full and happy.

10. Roasted Broccoli

Looking for a healthy and flavorful side to serve with your little smokies? Look no further than roasted broccoli!
Roasting intensifies the flavors of the broccoli, giving them a taste you’ll never forget.

Plus, a plate of this roasted broccoli is packed with a TON of vibrant colors and texture.

Trust me when I say that it’s sure to be a hit with everyone!

11. Fruit Salad

Fruit salad with little smokies? Yes please!

This unexpected combination forms a refreshing duo, perfect for a bbq or summer party.

This delightful salad features red grapes, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and kiwi in a delicious honey sauce.

Its bright colors make it so appealing. But the taste is one you’ll crave forever.

12. Potato Chips

Both the little smokies and the chips stand on their own individually, but when served together? It’s a love match!

Plus, these potato chips are so easy to make that you’ll wonder why you ever bought them in a store.

I love the simple oil and salt flavoring, but you could just as easily toss them in a little ranch dry mix.

13. Green Beans

These spicy green beans are the perfect pairing with a little smoked sausage.

It’s loaded with flavors and healthier. Plus, the harissa paste gives it a nice spicy kick.

Since they’re roasted, you don’t have to sauté anything. You just have to arrange the green bean on a baking sheet, and the oven does the rest!

It’s easy and delicious.

14. French Fries

French fries pair perfectly with almost any meal. But have you actually tried it with little smokies?

Spiced with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, paprika, brown sugar, salt, pepper and cornstarch, you’ll never look back on regular French fries.

Make sure to soak the potatoes first and double fry to get the perfect crispiness. You’re welcome.

15. Apple Sauce

While this may seem like an unlikely combination, little smokies, and homemade applesauce are a great flavor union that can’t be beaten.

The applesauce is a dipping sauce for each juicy little sausage. And the smoky aroma from the cocktail weenies will really be brought out by the sweetness of the apple.

It’s a dinner you’ll have to try for yourself.

16. Rice

If you’re looking for a simple partner for little smokies, this recipe is for you!

This rice isn’t just plain boring white rice. It’s upgraded with a flavorful, buttery garlic broth.
It’s cooked in an instant pot too. But don’t worry! You can do the same with a simple pan.

For a cheesy, gooey result, add extra parmesan. It’s ready to be devoured!

17. Glazed Carrots

Serve little smokies with glazed carrots, and I guarantee everyone will love them (kids included).

Plus, no cooking skills required! You’ll just have to coat sweet baby carrots in a thick honey and butter glaze, then roast until extra tender and juicy.

See? You don’t have any excuses!

18. Coleslaw

KFC (and little smokies) lovers, I’ve got a recipe for you!

This KFC creamy coleslaw will make you travel to the restaurant without leaving your house.

The secret weapon of this fresh, delicious dish is the buttermilk addition. It will make it taste like the real deal!

And with little smokies, you get a unique pairing!

What Goes With Little Smokies for Dinner: 18 Easy Ideas


  1. Choose your favorite side dishes to accompany your little smokies

  2. Gather all of the ingredients together before your dinner or bbq

  3. Prepare your dishes, doing as much as you can ahead of schedule

  4. Serve to your family and friends and enjoy!


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