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What To Serve With Little Smokies – 13 Delicious Side Dishes

If you’re wondering what to serve with your little smokies, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 13 of the most popular side dishes for little smokies.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with little smokies are mashed potatoes, orzo bake, sweet potato wedges, and panzanella salad. If you’re making them for a party, serve them with grape jelly meatballs and pretzel bites. For healthier options, try buttered veggies and roasted brussels sprouts and squash.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Mascarpone mashed potatoes

Take inspiration from the classic English dish bangers and mash – serve your little smokies over a bed of creamy mashed potatoes.

But if you want to switch up your traditional mashed spuds, why not try adding mascarpone cheese?

It’ll make your mash extra smooth and rich. 

Making your smokies with barbecue sauce? Scoop some of it over these mashed potatoes – absolutely delicious.

Try this mascarpone mashed potato recipe for the creamiest mash you’ll ever have.

Broccoli cheddar orzo bake

Planning to serve little smokies for a family dinner? Make it a complete meal with this orzo bake.

It features the popular broccoli cheddar combination in pasta form and is sure to be a massive hit.

After all, no one can resist anything covered in cheese sauce, right? 

Your kids will be begging you to make this cheesy broccoli cheddar orzo bake for dinner every week.

Panzanella salad

Got some leftover bread?

Take advantage of it and make panzanella salad to go with your little smokies. 

The secret to getting this salad right is letting it sit.

This allows the croutons to absorb the dressing and the tomatoes’ juices, making them slightly soft but not soggy. 

Brighten up any meal with this light and refreshing panzanella salad.

Sweet potato wedges

These sweet potatoes are given a savory touch with the help of herbs such as oregano, thyme, sage, and basil.

This sweet and savory flavor combination is an excellent complement to little smokies. 

You won’t be able to stop eating these sweet potato wedges

Psst… Your smokies will also go great with the honey-chipotle sauce included in the recipe. 

Zucchini cheddar waffles

Serve your little smokies over these savory zucchini cheddar waffles for a hearty brunch meal. 

These waffles are a great way to amp your kids’ veggie intake – they won’t even question the little zucchini pieces spread across the waffles.

All they’ll taste is cheesy cheddar goodness.

These zucchini cheddar waffles will be your new go-to brunch dish.

French toast 

Want that sweet and savory flavor combo for breakfast? 

Have your little smokies with a slice (or two) of French toast. 

It’s an indulgent breakfast meal fit for a king.

But if you’re wondering how to make French toast with perfectly crisped edges and a pillowy soft middle, don’t worry.

Food Charlatan’s recipe will walk you through everything you need to do to achieve the best French toast

Psst… want to discover more great pairings for french toast?

Grape jelly meatballs 

If you’re throwing a party, these grape jelly meatballs are what you need to add to your spread.

The best thing about this dish? It works perfectly with frozen meatballs. 

But you can still make them from scratch if you prefer.

Don’t forget the toothpicks when you serve these crockpot grape jelly meatballs.

Jalapeno popper pinwheels

Jazz up your little smokies with a serving of these jalapeno popper roll-ups.

They’re everything you love about jalapeno poppers, with the addition of a soft tortilla holding everything together. 

They’re creamy and cheesy, with a hint of smokiness that pairs superbly with little smokies.

Plan ahead and make a double batch of these jalapeno popper roll-ups. They’re guaranteed to be snapped up fast.

Pro-Tip: If you’re sensitive to spicy food, boil your jalapenos first to reduce their heat level.

Southern baked beans 

Serving little smokies at your next barbecue? 

These Southern baked beans are the best summer food to accompany your little smokies.

They give you the perfect balance between sweet, savory, and tangy flavors.

Head on to Little Spice Jar’s smoky southern baked beans recipe to find out what her secret ingredient is!

Pretzel bites

Make these pretzel bites to go with your little smokies for a hearty snack. 

First time making homemade pretzels?

Don’t worry – they’re super easy to make. 

Aside from the pretzel salt, the six other ingredients for these are probably already sitting in your pantry.

West Via Midwest’s recipe bakes these pretzel bites in the air fryer, which reduces cooking time and gives them a delightful crust. But don’t worry – they include oven instructions too.

Spinach and feta frittata

If you’re having little smokies for breakfast, serve them alongside this spinach frittata for a nutritious start to the day.

This dish may look intimidating, but it’s actually very simple.

Everything comes together in one pan,  and you finish it off in the oven to ensure the eggs are cooked through.

It’ll only take 30 minutes to get this spinach leek and feta frittata from the kitchen to your plate.

Buttered veggies

For those days when you’re simply too busy to cook, a serving of little smokies and buttered veggies ticks the boxes for a healthy and well-rounded meal. 

The great thing about this dish is you can use any veggies you like – great for using up anything lying around in your fridge!

Here’s the recipe: Easy Buttered Vegetables.

Roasted brussels sprouts and butternut squash

Make your dinner a special meal with a heaping helping of this roasted sprouts and squash recipe.

It’s a low-effort dish that doesn’t require you to spend hours in the kitchen. 

You just need to peel and prep the veg, then they’re ready to be roasted. 

Get the full maple-roasted brussels sprouts and butternut squash recipe here.

The best side dishes for little smokies

  • Mascarpone mashed potatoes
  • Broccoli cheddar orzo bake
  • Panzanella salad
  • Sweet potato wedges
  • Zucchini cheddar waffles
  • French toast
  • Grape jelly meatballs
  • Jalapeno popper pinwheels
  • Southern baked beans
  • Pretzel bites
  • Spinach and feta frittata
  • Buttered veggies
  • Roasted brussels sprouts and butternut squash

What To Serve With Little Smokies

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your little smokies.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: little smokies side dishes, what to serve with little smokies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 320kcal


  • 1 portion little smokies


  • Prepare your little smokies according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: mascarpone mashed potatoes, broccoli cheddar orzo bake, panzanella salad, sweet potato wedges, zucchini cheddar waffles, french toast, grape jelly meatballs, jalapeno popper pinwheels, southern baked beans, pretzel bites, spinach and feta frittata, buttered veggies, and roasted brussels sprouts and butternut squash.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 320kcal

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