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There’s something about sausages wrapped in bacon that makes them completely irresistible. Good quality sausages wrapped in smoky bacon with a drizzle of honey, spiked with fresh herbs. Utterly moreish! This is the ultimate side dish to accompany Christmas dinner. But they’re also a great addition to ramp up a regular roast and make fab party appetizers. They’re a guaranteed crowd-pleaser! Sure they’re indulgent, but that’s nothing to feel guilty about when following a healthy balanced diet.
- Ingredients You’ll Need
- How To Make Sausages Wrapped In Bacon ~ Step-By-Step
- Why You’ll Love These Bacon-Wrapped Sausages
- Recipe Variations
- Tips For Making The Perfect Sausages Wrapped In Bacon
- More Side Dish Recipes
- How To Make Sausages Wrapped In Bacon ~ Full Recipe
- Pin Sausages Wrapped In Bacon For Later!
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Herby Pork Chipolatas (Breakfast Pork Sausages)
- Smoked Streaky Bacon
- Fresh Rosemary
- Fresh Thyme
- Sea Salt Flakes
The star of this recipe is the sausage. I recommend using herby pork chipolata sausages for a juicy, succulent flavor that shines through. The best bacon to use in this recipe is thin smoked streaky bacon for an extra smoky flavor that pairs perfectly with the spices in the sausage. Thinner bacon slices help to make sausages wrapped in bacon next level crispy.
As for additional ingredients, honey adds a touch of sweetness, while rosemary and thyme add earthiness and balance the flavors nicely. Finally, the sea salt flakes bring a subtle yet delightful crunch and just enough saltiness to bring all these flavors together.
TIP: Choosing Sausages
Sausages are notorious for being high-fat meat with excessive salt, fillers, and preservatives. Therefore, I recommended looking for 100% natural sausage. Primal Cut’s Gluten-Free Pork Chipolatas are a great option.
How To Make Sausages Wrapped In Bacon ~ Step-By-Step
Pour the honey into a small bowl. Add the rosemary, thyme, and sea salt and stir to combine.
Lay the bacon rashers on a board. Using a pastry brush (or teaspoon), brush one side of a piece of bacon with the herby honey.
Then, take a chipolata and, starting at one end, roll the bacon strip around the sausage until it’s completely wrapped. You want the honey side to be inwards, against the sausage. This prevents the honey from burning before the sausages are cooked. Place the sausage wrapped in bacon on the parchment paper lined baking sheet. Repeat until all 12 sausages are coated with herby honey and wrapped in bacon.
Cook the sausages in a preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, turning once halfway through. 10 minutes before the end, pour the remaining honey over the sausages and give them a good toss.
- Serve u0026 Enjoy!
Once cooked, the sausages should be a dark golden color, surrounded by crispy bacon. Serve as a side dish on a Sunday roast, Thanksgiving, or Christmas day.
Full recipe and ingredients list in the recipe card below.
Why You’ll Love These Bacon-Wrapped Sausages
- They’re delicious. This is the most important reason, of course. Sausages wrapped in bacon are simply delicious. Combining the two types of meat creates a flavor that is out of this world. If you’re a fan of either bacon or sausage, you’re sure to love this dish.
- They’re easy to make. Another great reason to love sausages wrapped in bacon is that they’re easy to make. You don’t need any special skills or equipment to make them – all you need is some bacon and sausages!
- They’re perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a party, game days, or just looking for a quick and easy meal, sausages wrapped in bacon are perfect. They can be served as an appetizer, side dish, or even a main course, and they’re sure to please everyone. If you want to serve them as finger food, simply poke them with a cocktail stick to avoid sticky fingers. They’re also great served with a tomato or spicy mayo dipping sauce. BBQ sauce works great too.
- They’re versatile. Sausages wrapped in bacon can be made with any type of sausage and any type of bacon. So, whether you like your sausage spicy or mild and your bacon smoked or not, there’s a combination for you.
- Sausages Wrapped In Prosciutto – for a twist on bacon, why not wrap each sausage in prosciutto instead? Lovely!
- Spicy Sausages Wrapped In Bacon – add some diced jalapenos or red pepper flakes into the herby honey mixture for a spicy kick.
- Different Herbs – you can also switch up the herbs. Sage or oregano instead of rosemary and thyme make great additions – or skip the herbs altogether if you’re looking for something simpler. The possibilities are endless!
- Maple Sausages Wrapped In Prosciutto – swap out the honey for maple syrup for a different flavor variation.
- Mini Sausages – you can also use mini sausages (cocktail sausages or little smokies) and half a slice of bacon for a little bite of deliciousness!
- Giant Pigs In Blankets – use regular Cumberland sausages to make these sausages wrapped in bacon the main event.
- Hot Links – If you live in the U.S., hot links will make this a great appetizer.
Tips For Making The Perfect Sausages Wrapped In Bacon
First, for great results, ensure your sausages are at room temperature before wrapping them in bacon so they cook evenly without burning on the outside.
2Tightly Wrap Your Sausages
Ensure each sausage is tightly wrapped with bacon, so they don’t fall apart during cooking. You can use toothpicks to secure the end of the bacon if you want to. Just remember to take them out before serving!
3Don’t Skip The Final Glaze
Finally, don’t forget about the final basting of herby honey. Brushing the sausages wrapped in bacon with the remaining herby honey mixture in the final ten minutes of cooking will give them an amazing glaze that will have everyone coming back for more!
More Side Dish Recipes
If you love this recipe, here are some more side dishes to check out.
- The Best Crispy Roast Potatoes
- Braised Red Cabbage
- Sage And Onion Stuffing
- Honey-Roasted Parsnips
- Honey Glazed Carrots with Orange & Cumin
- Roasted New Potatoes with Garlic, Rosemary & Shallots
- Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pink Peppercorns
- Creamy Cauliflower Mash with Thyme
How To Make Sausages Wrapped In Bacon ~ Full Recipe
Sausages Wrapped In Bacon (Pigs In Blankets)
- 12 pork chipolata sausages
- 12 rashers thin streaky bacon
- 1/4 cup (85 g) runny honey
- 3 sprigs rosemary leaves finely chopped
- 3 sprigs thyme leaves finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp sea salt flakes
- Preparation: Gather your ingredients. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Remove the sausages and bacon from the fridge and bring them to room temperature. Preheat oven to 350ºF/180ºC/gas 4.
- Flavoring: Pour the honey into a small bowl. Add the rosemary, thyme, and sea salt to the honey and stir to combine.
- Assemble: One at a time, lay a bacon rasher on a board. Using a pastry brush (or teaspoon), brush one side of the rasher with the herby honey. Then, take a chipolata and, starting at one end, roll the bacon rasher around the sausage until it's completely wrapped. You want the honey side to be inwards, against the sausage. This prevents the honey from burning before the sausages are cooked. Place the sausage wrapped in bacon on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all 12 sausages are coated with herby honey and wrapped in bacon.
- Cook: Cook the sausages in a preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, turning once halfway through. 10 minutes before the end, pour the remaining honey over the sausages and give them a good toss. Once cooked, the sausages should be a dark golden color, and the bacon should be nice and crispy.
- Serve: Serve hot as a side dish with your Sunday roast, Thanksgiving, or Christmas dinner. Also, great served cold as an appetizer.
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