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?
Sausage Tray Bake Ingredients
- Pork Sausages
- Baby Potatoes
- 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
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Olive Oil
- Salt & Black Pepper
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
- Combine all of your tray bake ingredients in a suitably sized oven tray.
- Pour over Honey Mustard Sauce.
- Combine and pop in the oven until the sausages begin to brown.
- Take tray out, flip sausages and slot in apple wedges, then bake again until golden and sticky.
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 😏
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How to make a Sausage Tray Bake with Sticky Honey Mustard Sauce (Full Recipe & Video)
Sticky Sausage Tray Bake in a Honey Mustard Sauce
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
- 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!
Looking for another sausage dinner recipe? Check out my Toad in the Hole!