Instant Pot ‘Lil Smokies in Sweet Barbecue Sauce

  • Author: Lisa @ This Pilgrim Life
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes


Instant Pot ‘Lil Smokies are not only an instant crowd pleaser, they are also ridiculously easy to make, even with a from-scratch sweet barbecue sauce!



Sweet Barbecue Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

1 24oz package of little smokies or small sausages


  1. Add the little smokies to the Instant Pot. Stir together the barbecue sauce ingredients in a glass measuring cup, then pour over the smokies.
  2. Turn the Instant Pot onto Saute, and simmer the smokies and barbecue sauce for about 10 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly and the smokies are glazed with sauce.
  3. Switch the Instant Pot to Keep Warm and serve hot.