Keto Candied Bacon Sausages

Low Carb / Keto / Gluten Free

Ever come across one of those recipes that is your go-to when you’re asked to make something for a party or event? Yeah. This is one of those dishes. They’re always the first thing gone and they’re pleasantly addictive to pop in your mouth!

My sister taught me how to make these Keto Candied Bacon Wrapped Sausages after she had made them for a family gathering. Let me tell you – they are simple and so incredibly delicious.

Not only do they do amazing things for the taste buds, but they also perfume the entire house like a holiday ham would.  I’m instantly transported back to Christmas time with my family and it leaves the biggest grin on my face!

I know I’m going to get some sort of feedback on the use of actual sugar over something more natural/artificial as we’re taught to avoid sugars! The amount is almost so minimal that I feel it unnecessary. I will say though, if you aren’t watching your sugar intake or anything, these are even better with a bit more brown sugar. The mixture of bacon fat rendered with the brown sugar creates a delicious, smoky candied bacon. So delicious.

If you’re very adamant about not using sugar, I would maybe try a touch of blackstrap molasses or maybe even maple syrup. I’m not sure how sugar free syrups would work in the oven or if they can even "candy" things. Maybe I’ll try that out next! If you want to serve these at a party, I suggest using toothpicks.

Be wary of the brand of sausages you buy. I’ve seen some go from 0g of carbs all the way up to 5! The brand that I use is Lil Smokies by Hillshire Farms.

Macro/Nutrition: For 3* mini sausages, these come out to roughly 150 calories, 3 carbs, NET carbs, 12 grams of fat, 0 grams of fiber and 9 grams of protein per serving!

Candied Bacon Sausages

Candied Bacon Sausages


  • 1 package bacon
  • 1 package mini smoked sausages
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar packed


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cut package of bacon in half and wrap each individual smoked sausage in one of the halved strips.
  3. Place all of the bacon wrapped sausages in a foiled pan and sprinkles the brown sugar over top of them.
  4. Bake for roughly 30 minutes or until the bacon reaches the preferred crispness.
  5. Enjoy! These are quite addictive.

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  1. Cindy Grady on August 30, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    My coworker just grilled a non-keto version (i.e. more sugar LOL) of these for our Labor Day work lunch, and everyone was drooling like crazy over them. How funny to be looking through my favorite low-carb sites, and here’s a recipe for them! Gosh, they are so good. I need to make these for my husband. Thank you for posting.

    • Dominic Geracia on September 1, 2013 at 3:49 pm


      Aren’t they great? They’re a staple in our family. Glad you liked the more keto-friendly recipe! 🙂


      • Linda Lee on November 10, 2013 at 12:52 pm

        Have you tried the Splenda brown sugar? I have some in my pantry so I may try it out. I also have a delicious SF maple syrup. I will do some experimenting because they sound so good. I love your recipes because they are foods that you can nibble on as you go by. Thanks!

        • Dominic Geracia on November 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm

          Linda Lee-

          I haven’t tried the Splenda brown sugar or syrup. I personally felt that maybe the SF maple syrup might not work since it’s really just sugar alcohols and whatnot, might come out funky. But let me know your results!


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