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Keto BBQ Bacon and Kielbasa Cups

These Keto BBQ Bacon and Kielbasa Cups are the perfect bite-sized appetizers! They are simple to make with just a few ingredients, and look like elegant little puffs when you’re done. Everyone is sure to love these, so make sure to put them in your favorites because you’ll want to make them again and again!

Keto BBQ Kielbasa Bacon Cups

Finger foods are my favorite to make for friends, get-togethers, and parties of all types! Why? Because they’re easy, tasty, entertaining and go great with any drink just like these chicken fajita cups do!

Kielbasa, bacon, and BBQ sauce is the ultimate food cocktail. I’d be lying if I said you can eat just one because you really can’t. But the good news is that they are low carb and keto friendly so there is a plus to not feeling guilty for eating more.

How to Make Keto BBQ Kielbasa Bacon Cups

If you’ve never had Kielbasa, it is a Polish sausage made out of pork that is lightly smoked and often mistaken for smoked sausage. It can be cooked in a variety of ways and is an ingredient I use often in party dishes because it’s versatile and goes with lots of different flavor combinations. Adding bits of bacon to the kielbasa give it delicious flavor.

They’re crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside — plus, you don’t need toothpicks for this appetizer. Serve these Keto BBQ Kielbasa Bacon Cups as is and use your fingers to eat!

Recipe Tips & Variations

  • Make it spicy by adding some heat using hot sausage, chopped jalapenos in the mix or Cajun seasoning.
  • Don’t have Kielbasa on hand? Swap out for any kind of smoked sausage.
  • Don’t want to make it keto? Swap out fathead dough with frozen phyllo or pizza dough and use regular BBQ sauce.
  • Save time by making these up ahead of time! Just follow the directions, store appropriately and reheat the next day.

Ingredients for Kielbasa Bacon Bites

Makes 24 appetizers

Fathead Dough
1 package Kielbasa, sliced
1 Sweet Onion, thinly sliced
6 strips Bacon, cut into small pieces
1 1/2 cups G Hughes Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce
Parsley, finely chopped

Ingredients for Fathead Dough

3 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
4 oz. cream cheese, cut into cubes
2 large eggs
2 2/3 cups almond flour

How to Make Kielbasa Bacon Bites

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large skillet, cook Kielbasa over medium heat until brown and cooked thoroughly. Remove Kielbasa and set aside.

Cut the bacon into small pieces and cook in a large pan over medium high heat until bacon is crispy. Set bacon aside and leave the grease in pan.

Add sliced onions to the pan with bacon grease and saute until golden brown.

Add the bacon and Kielbasa back to the skillet with onions and pour the BBQ sauce over top stirring making sure everything is fully coated and allow to simmer for a few minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Make the Fathead Dough

Add mozzarella cheese and cream cheese in a bowl and microwave for 45 seconds. Stir. Put back in microwave for another 45 seconds.

Beat eggs and add to mozzarella and cream cheese plus add in almond flour and mix.

Knead with hands until dough forms.

Lay a piece of parchment paper down, add the dough to the top and then lay another piece of parchment paper on top of the dough.

Roll out the dough until it’s about a 1/2 inch thick. (If there is too much dough you may need to separate it in half and repeat the steps of rolling it out.)

Take off the top parchment paper and leave the bottom one for the dough to set on.

Using a knife cut the dough into 24 mini squares and big enough to fit into each muffin tin.

Assemble the Cups

Spray a 12 count mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Place a square over top each muffin tin and press down gently to form little cups.

Spoon the Kielbasa mixture on top of the dough until the cups are full.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes, or until dough is completely done, and golden brown.

Garnish with parsley, serve, and enjoy!

Storing and Reheating

  • To Store: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • To Reheat: Heat in microwave on a microwave safe plate until warm.

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Keto BBQ Bacon and Kielbasa Cups

Keto BBQ Bacon and Kielbasa Cups

Yield: 24 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These Keto BBQ Bacon and Kielbasa Cups are the perfect bite-sized appetizers! They are simple to make with just a few ingredients, and look like elegant little puffs when you’re done.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Kielbasa Bacon Bites

  • Fathead Dough
  • 1 package Kielbasa, sliced
  • 1 Sweet Onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 strips Bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups G Hughes Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce
  • Parsley, finely chopped

Ingredients for Fathead Dough

  • 3 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 2/3 cups almond flour

Instructions

    How to Make Kielbasa Bacon Bites

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large skillet, cook Kielbasa over medium heat until brown and cooked thoroughly. Remove Kielbasa and set aside.
  3. Cut the bacon into small pieces and cook in a large pan over medium high heat until bacon is crispy. Set bacon aside and leave the grease in pan
  4. Add sliced onions to the pan with bacon grease and saute until golden brown.
  5. Add the bacon and Kielbasa back to the skillet with onions and pour the BBQ sauce over top stirring making sure everything is fully coated and allow to simmer for a few minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Make the Fathead Dough

  1. Add mozzarella cheese and cream cheese in a bowl and microwave for 45 seconds. Stir. Put back in microwave for another 45 seconds.
  2. Beat eggs and add to mozzarella and cream cheese plus add in almond flour and mix.
  3. Knead with hands until dough forms.
  4. Lay a piece of parchment paper down, add the dough to the top and then lay another piece of parchment paper on top of the dough.
  5. Roll out the dough until it’s about a 1/2 inch thick. (If there is too much dough you may need to separate it in half and repeat the steps of rolling it out.)
  6. Take off the top parchment paper and leave the bottom one for the dough to set on.
  7. Using a knife cut the dough into 24 mini squares and big enough to fit in muffin tin.

Assemble the Cups

  1. Spray a 12 count mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Place a square over top each muffin tin and press down gently to form little cups. Spoon the Kielbasa mixture on top of the dough until the cups are full.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes, or until dough is completely done, and golden brown.
  3. Garnish with parsley, serve, and enjoy!

Notes

Recipe Tips & Variations

  • Make it spicy by adding some heat using hot sausage, chopped jalapenos in the mix or Cajun seasoning.
  • Don’t have Kielbasa on hand? Swap out for any kind of smoked sausage.
  • Don’t want to make it keto? Swap out fathead dough with frozen phyllo or pizza dough and use regular BBQ sauce.
  • Save time by making these up ahead of time! Just follow the directions, store appropriately and reheat the next day.

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