This easy cheesy BBQ little smokies casserole is a delicious 4 ingredient bake that is so simple anybody can make it! Always a huge hit with our family!
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Easy Cheesy BBQ Little Smokies Casserole
When you tell people you're a food blogger (or just someone really, really into food), they tend to expect certain things. Yes, I drink expensive snooty coffee, order up weird foods most people would bristle at, and try out my fair share of gourmet meals.
But... there's a huge part of me that, after all the locally sourced/artisan/imported/five star food I've had, I sometimes just want a processed heaping pile of 'murica on a plate. And that would be this biscuit bake - Filled with little smokies- Doused with BBQ sauce - And smothered in cheese.
Can't you just hear Lee Greenwood singing now?
How to make Cheesy BBQ Little Smokies Casserole
First you will need to assemble these ingredients:
- Little Smokies – little smokies are basically just mini-hot dogs and are a great filling for this casserole. You don’t have to buy the little smokies brand, you can use any mini-hot dogs.
- BBQ Sauce – the BBQ sauce is the strongest flavor in this casserole so pick whatever kind of BBQ sauce you like. I personally like a slightly spicy BBQ sauce.
- Cheddar cheese – shredded cheddar cheese will make this casserole cheesy and delicious
- Grand Biscuits – these pre-made biscuits save you a lot of time and come in a roll of 8. Don’t be afraid to push them and pull them, they will still puff up well!
Once you have assembled the ingredients use the following method
Build the base. Grease a square casserole dish well and add the biscuits to the dish, pressing them to fill it well, try not to leave any gaps between them. Bake the biscuits in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. They should be puffy but not brown.
Prep the sauce. Slice the little smokies in half and add them to a pan on the stovetop with the BBQ sauce. Let them cook in the sauce for about 10 minutes.
Assemble. Remove the biscuits from the oven and top with the little smokies and BBQ sauce. Top with the shredded cheddar cheese.
Bake and enjoy. Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the biscuits are brown. Enjoy while hot!
Tips and Tricks for Perfect Cheesy BBQ Little Smokies Casserole
Add a bit of spice. Aren't sure what BBQ sauce to use I would go with Sweet Baby Ray's honey BBQ sauce and add a few squirts of sriracha. It won't make the sauce spicy but will help balance out the sweetness.
Use a glass dish. While you can use any type of square casserole dish for this, I recommend you use a glass one so you can see how the biscuits on the bottom of the dish are baking. You don't want to remove the casserole from the dish from the oven when the biscuits on the bottom are raw.
Spice it up. To turn the heat up on the BBQ casserole you can add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the BBQ sauce when you are simmering the little smokies.
Leftover casserole can be covered or placed in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Warm in the oven or microwave.
Yes, I use cheddar because it melts well so be sure you pick a cheese that will melt in the oven. Gouda, Pepper Jack or Colby Jack cheese would all work well.
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Easy Cheesy BBQ Little Smokies Casserole
Delicious bbq little smokies cheesy bake is a simple, delicious dish with just 4 ingredients!
- 14 oz package little smokies
- ¼ cup bbq sauce, your favorite
- 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 grands biscuit, package containing 8 biscuits
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a 8.5" x 8.5" casserole dish well.
- Add grands biscuits to dish and press to fill in.
- Bake for 10 minutes until biscuits are puffy but not browned.
- While biscuits are cooking, slice little smokies in half and add to a pan on the stovetop with BBQ sauce.
- Sautee over medium high heat until biscuits are ready.
- Remove biscuits from oven when they are about halfway cooked, top with little smokies and BBQ sauce.
- Top with shredded cheddar cheese.
- Bake for 15 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and biscuits brown.
- Serve immediately.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 659Total Fat 43gSaturated Fat 17gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 22gCholesterol 69mgSodium 1427mgCarbohydrates 48gFiber 1gSugar 7gProtein 21g
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What size dish? And just 1 pack little smokies??
You will want to use an 8.5 x 8.5 squash baking dish and yes one packet of smokies. I have updated the recipe to reflect those notes, thanks for pointing it out!
8x5 is from side to side???
It's an 8 1/2 inch by 8 1/2-inch pan, a square pan. You can use a larger pan if you want to push the biscuits down and spread them out a bit. Thanks!
Easy to make & includes my littles favorite things! We added cheese curds too!
So easy and seriously delicious!! Thank you! Family loved it!
Can crescent rolls be used instead of biscuits?
You can definitely use crescent rolls instead of biscuits! They are different flavor, so you wont get the buttery flavor, but they will still be delicious, just different.
Rebecca S Burriss
I added red and green bell peppers and chili powder when I made this yesterday. Came out fantastic. Thanks for sharing!