Hearty Dinners/ Pork/ Potato

Sticky Honey Mustard Sausage Tray Bake

April 2, 2019 (Last Updated: June 2, 2019)

Looking for a delicious and easy dinner recipe? Look no further than this hearty Sausage Tray Bake. Roasted in a sticky honey mustard sauce, it’s definitely one to add to your rotation dinners!

Don’t you just love a one pan meal? I say this after a full day of recipe development and about 2 hours of washing up 😅 Quite possibly maybe definitely the inspiration for this recipe! Any who, let’s see what you’ll need for this sausage tray bake shall we?

Sticky Honey Mustard Sausage Tray Bake fresh out the oven garnished with fresh thyme

Sausage Tray Bake Ingredients

  • Pork Sausages
  • Baby Potatoes
  • Onion
  • Fennel
  • Apple
  • Rosemary & Thyme
  • Honey Mustard Sauce

For me, this is a marriage of ingredients that you simply can’t beat, and it’s all there to celebrate the main event – the sausages.

Pork and Fennel – Yep.
Pork and Rosemary/Thyme – Oh yes!
Pork and Apple – *drools*
Pork and Honey Mustard Sauce
 – NOW we’re talking!

You get the point 🤣

Honey Mustard Sauce Ingredients

  • Dijon Mustard
  • Honey
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Salt & Black Pepper

Sausage Tray Bake with Stick Honey Mustard Sauce fresh out the oven with parsley to garnish


Like I said, pork and fennel really is a match made in heaven. However, it definitely is an acquired taste. If you’ve never had fennel before, I usually describe the taste as quite similar to liquorice, with anise-like flavour.

I personally LOVE it, but if you’re not keen or not sure you’d like it please leave it out. I’d sub a pepper/capsicum instead.

When it comes to making a sausage tray bake, just like my Spanish Chicken Tray Bake, it truly couldn’t be easier!

How to make Honey Mustard Sausage Tray Bake

  1. Combine all of your tray bake ingredients in a suitably sized oven tray.
  2. Pour over Honey Mustard Sauce.
  3. Combine and pop in the oven until the sausages begin to brown.
  4. Take tray out, flip sausages and slot in apple wedges, then bake again until golden and sticky.

Easy right?

How to make a sausage tray bake with honey mustard sauce - 4 step by step photos

What type of sausages to use?

Most sausage recipes I see as an opportunity to throw my Homemade Sausages into the ring. However, a tray bake is based on convenience, so store bought sausages are perfect for this recipe.

I usually go for a good quality Cumberland sausage, but you really can go for any variety you fancy.

However, I do recommend sticking with pork sausages, for all the reasons I ranted on about near the top of this post 😂

What variety of apple to use?

For this recipe I usually go for green apples, just because I like the sharper taste with the pork and as a nice contrast to the sweet honey. However you can definitely use a sweeter variety of apple if you fancy!

Right, shall we tuck into the full recipe? I think so 😏

Honey Mustard Sausage Dinner served on a white plate with a silver fork and white cloth in the background

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How to make a Sausage Tray Bake with Sticky Honey Mustard Sauce (Full Recipe & Video)

Honey Mustard Sausage Dinner served on a white plate with a silver fork and white cloth in the background

Sticky Sausage Tray Bake in a Honey Mustard Sauce

Looking for a delicious and easy dinner recipe? Look no further than this hearty Sausage Tray Bake. Roasted in a sticky honey mustard sauce, it's definitely one to add to your rotation dinners!
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Dinner / Main Course
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 3
Calories: 907kcal

Ingredients (check list):

Honey Mustard Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Garlic, minced
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste

Tray Bake

  • 8 Pork Sausages
  • 15-20 Baby Potatoes, sliced in half
  • 3 small Red Onions, Quartered
  • 1 Apple, sliced into thick wedges (see notes)
  • 1 bulb of Fennel, sliced (see notes)
  • few sprigs of Rosemary and Thyme


  • In a bowl, combine your honey mustard sauce ingredients. Place to one side.
  • In a suitably sized tray, add all of your tray bake ingredients and combine with your sauce. Stab the sausages a few times, then pop in the oven at 190c/375f for 20mins, just until the sausages start to brown.
  • Take out the oven and slot in your apple wedges. Flip your sausages and pop back in the oven for another 15-20mins, or until the sausages and nicely browned and the sauce is sticky. This may take longer, but don't be tempted to turn up the temp as the honey will burn.

Quick 1 min demo!


a) Fennel - If you're not keen on fennel, or not sure you'd like it, please sub for a pepper/capsicum. Fennel has a very powerful and distinctive taste, quite similar to liquorice. It goes beautifully with pork, but will ruin the whole dish if you don't like it. 
b) Apple - I use green apples as I like the sharp taste with the pork and sweet honey. However, you can use any sweeter variety if you fancied!
c) Calories - Based on using 17 potatoes and sharing between 3 people.


Nutrition Facts
Sticky Sausage Tray Bake in a Honey Mustard Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 907 Calories from Fat 558
% Daily Value*
Fat 62.04g95%
Saturated Fat 20.207g101%
Trans Fat 0.005g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7.987g
Monounsaturated Fat 30.762g
Cholesterol 127mg42%
Sodium 1387mg58%
Potassium 1575mg45%
Carbohydrates 60.7g20%
Fiber 8.8g35%
Sugar 25.24g28%
Protein 29.18g58%
Vitamin A 1700IU34%
Vitamin C 57.8mg70%
Calcium 120mg12%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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  • Reply
    Robin Gagnon
    April 4, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    5 stars
    The honey mustard on this sausage dish really zips it up! YUM

    • Reply
      April 5, 2019 at 10:45 am

      So much yum!!

  • Reply
    April 4, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    5 stars
    Honey and mustard sausages is one of my favourite comfort foods and we often make it in a tray bake. So yummy!

    • Reply
      April 5, 2019 at 10:45 am

      It’s the best isn’t it!?

  • Reply
    Jessica Formicola
    April 4, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    5 stars
    I love everything about this, and I can’t wait to make it for dinner this week! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Reply
      April 5, 2019 at 10:45 am

      Thanks Jessica! Enjoy 🙂

  • Reply
    April 4, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    5 stars
    Ahh I love fennel seeds! And I can only imagine how good it will taste with pork! Can’t wait to give this a go.

    • Reply
      April 5, 2019 at 10:46 am

      Pork and Fennel is THE best combo!

  • Reply
    Shashi at SavorySpin
    April 4, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    5 stars
    This looks so comforting and delicious! That honey mustard sauce would be wonderful on EVERYTHING!

    • Reply
      April 5, 2019 at 10:46 am

      Yup, I really do pour it over everything

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