Sweet and Tangy Hasselback Kielbasa Bites

If you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing appetizer or a delightful snack that’s easy to prepare and bursting with flavor, look no further than these Maple BBQ Hasselback Kielbasa Bites. Combining the smoky goodness of kielbasa with the sweet and tangy flavors of maple syrup and barbecue sauce, these bites are sure to be a hit at any gathering. The hasselback technique not only makes them look impressive but also allows the delicious sauce to seep into every slice.


  • 2 rings (13.9 ounces each) kielbasa
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup (79 g) maple syrup
  • Parsley, chopped for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare the Kielbasa:
    • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
    • Lay the kielbasa rings on a cutting board. With a sharp knife, make cuts along each ring about ¼ inch apart, being careful not to slice all the way through. The cuts should create a fan or accordion-like effect.
  2. Make the Sauce:
    • In a medium bowl, mix together the barbecue sauce, Dijon mustard, and maple syrup until they are well blended. This mixture will create a sweet and tangy glaze for the kielbasa.
  3. Glaze the Kielbasa:
    • Place the sliced kielbasa rings on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy cleanup. Brush the maple BBQ sauce generously over the kielbasa, making sure to get the sauce into the slices.
  4. Bake:
    • Bake the kielbasa in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the kielbasa is heated through and the sauce is caramelized and bubbly. Baste with additional sauce halfway through the baking time if desired.
  5. Garnish and Serve:
    • Remove the kielbasa from the oven and let it cool slightly. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with chopped parsley for a fresh touch if desired. Serve warm and enjoy!


These Maple BBQ Hasselback Kielbasa Bites are the perfect blend of sweet, smoky, and savory flavors, making them a surefire hit at any party or gathering. The hassleback technique ensures that every bite is infused with the delicious maple BBQ sauce, creating an irresistible taste experience. Easy to prepare and visually appealing, these bites will have your guests coming back for more. Enjoy the delightful combination of flavors and the ease of this wonderful recipe!