Hearty Dinners/ Pork/ Potato

Sticky Honey Mustard Sausage Tray Bake

April 2, 2019 (Last Updated: April 2, 2020) by Chris Collins

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!

Sticky Honey Mustard Sausage Tray overhead shot of tray bake fresh out the oven garnish with fresh thymeBake fresh out the oven garnished with fresh thyme

The ULTIMATE Sausage Tray Bake

Sausage tray bakes are truly one of the easiest no-fuss dinners out there. One pan, minimal prep, minimal washing up AND it tastes beyond delicious! Before we get into the who, what, when, why and how, let’s quickly see what you’ll need: 

  • Sausages – Invest in some good quality pork sausages, they are the star of the show after all!
  • Baby Potatoes – Cheap and easy to prep, slice ’em in half and you’re done.
  • Onion – Small red onions, quartered so they’re nice and chunky.
  • Fennel – Love it or hate it, it goes with pork beautifully. 
  • Apple – I usually go for green as the slightly sour taste works nicely with the sweet honey. Any variety works great though!
  • Rosemary & Thyme – Always fresh, keep them whole and chuck ’em straight in!
  • Honey Mustard Sauce – More on this in just a sec.

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 🤣

close up shot of sausage in a tray bake fresh out the oven

Honey Mustard Sausages

There’s not many things in life that goes more beautifully with pork than honey and mustard, and this sausage tray bake is no exception. Not only does this add a punch of flavour to the tray bake, it also makes the sausages go nice and sticky when they cook! Here’s what you’ll need for the sauce:

  • Dijon Mustard
  • Honey
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Olive Oil

This is easily whipped up in advance and cooks down beautifully in the oven. 

How to make Honey Mustard Sausage Tray Bake (quick summary)

  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.

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

Sausage Tray Bake FAQ

Can I prep this in advance?

Sure! Prep up until the point of place in the oven, then tightly cover and pop in the fridge overnight/until needed. Add another 5-10mins on to cooking time if baking straight from the fridge.

Can I sub the Fennel?

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.

What type of Sausages to use?

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 😂

overhead shot of sausage tray bake plated up on white plate with fork

If you’re looking for more easy tray bake ideas be sure to check out my Roasted Leg Quarters Tray Bake and Spanish Chicken Tray Bake!

For more delicious sausage recipes check out these beauties:

Easy Sausage Dinners

How to make a Sausage Tray Bake (Full Recipe & Video)

overhead shot of tray bake fresh out the oven garnish with fresh thyme

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!
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Servings (click & slide): 3
Course: Dinner / Main Course
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Calories per serving: 907kcal
Cost per serving: £3 / $4


  • Suitably Sized Baking Tray
  • Small Pot (to mix sauce)
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board
  • Spatula/Turner

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

  • 8-9 Pork Sausages
  • 15-20 Baby Potatoes, sliced in half
  • 3 small Red Onions, Quartered
  • 1-2 Apples, sliced into thick wedges (see notes)
  • 1 bulb of Fennel, sliced (see notes)
  • few sprigs of fresh Rosemary and Thyme


  • In a bowl, combine 2 tbsp dijon mustard, honey and olive oil, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp garlic and a good pinch of salt and pepper. 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.
  • Plate up and enjoy!

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) Sausages - As the sausages are the star of the show I recommend investing in some good quality ones! Cumberland sausages are my fave.
c) 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!
d) Herbs - I strong recommend using fresh for this recipe, dried won't infuse the sauce particularly well. But, if that's all you have I don't recommend more than a tsp of each (dried herbs are much stronger than fresh).
e) Calories - Based on using 17 potatoes, 1 apple and 8 sausages 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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