Honey Mustard Sausages are a quick and easy dinner idea that you won't break a sweat making. More than 'just sausages' they offer a delightful balance of sweet and savory flavours. The kids won't get bored of these and instead ask you to make them each week which you be happy about cause they don't take much effort. Mustard and honey sausages will make your life easy without sacrificing maximum yum.
🤍 Recipe Highlights
I have summarised everything that you will come to know and love (LOVE ❤) about the recipe in the points below:
- Simple ingredients: you will be able to get everything you need to make this one pot recipe at your local grocery store. They are ingredients which are available all year round and easy to get your hands on.
- Budget friendly: the ingredients need to make this recipe are cost effective and you might already have the butter, honey and mustard in the fridge or pantry. In which case you only need the 1 ingredient - sausages!!
- Family friendly: these sausages in mustard and honey have enough flavor that everyone from little kids to big ones (adults 🤣) will enjoy them. The flavours are not too intense and there is no heat or spice putting little eaters off.
- Versatile: I am showing you a serving suggestion with the photos throughout the post by pairing the sausages with salad and onion rings. This is not a set and fast rule though. If you want to turn these into honey mustard cocktail sausages (party food) go right ahead my friend 😉👍
- Dinner in 20 minutes: this super fast honey and mustard glazed sausages recipe requires minimal prep and will allow you to get dinner sorted and on the table in less than 30 minutes. Woot, woot! You have got to love a recipe that ticks that box on busy week nights!
The photo below is to show you everything you need to make the sticky honey sausages. Please refer to the printable recipe card for specific ingredient measurements as well as detailed instructions.
As you can see the recipe calls for:
- Butter: I recommend unsalted butter. A soft creamy one like a French butter is perfect. We use this as the starting point in making the honey mustard sauce.
- Mustard: dijon mustard is great as it is also not too in your face or 'hot'. That being said there is a wide variety of options here and I am not going to stop you from using your favorite mustard.
- Honey: sweet, sticky and delicious, this ingredient is how we get the 'sticky honey sausages'.
- Sausages: pork sausages are what I usually use to make the recipe and the ones shown in the photos throughout the post. I choose plain, reasonably thick sausages with no additional flavors or herbs.
Tasty Tip: I like to provide you with a number of substitutions and variations giving you an array of options when making my recipes. If in doubt of any of the above ingredients, or wanting alternatives, read this section (further below) before jumping into the instructions on how to make the recipe which are coming next 😉👌.
Here are the step by step instructions to make the recipe. We start by melting the butter in a frying pan.
- Melt Butter (Photo 1)
- Add honey and mustard (Photo 2)
- Stir to combine and cook (Photo 3)
- Add sausages (Photo 4)
👩🍳 How to Make Honey Mustard Sausages
To make the sausages, start by creating the honey and mustard sauce. Do this by placing a large frying pan on the stove and turning the heat to high.
Add the butter and let it melt then pour in the honey and dollop in the mustard.
Use a wooden spoon to stir the honey-mustard mixture together allowing it to cook for around 2-3 minutes.
This helps the mustard to melt and the sauce to have a smooth and thick consistency.
Once the sauce looks combined use kitchen tongs to place the raw sausages into the bottom of the pan.
Use tongs to flip them to each side with a total cooking time of around 15 minutes.
- Cook the sausages for 15 minutes (Photo 5)
You will find that because of the sauce creating a thick layer on the bottom of the pan the sausages will take a little bit longer to cook than if they were simply popped into a frying pan with no sauce.
Once they are cooked you can get ready to serve them! I have some suggestions below on how you can do this.
🍽 Serving Suggestions
If you want to serve the sausages for dinner one idea you can try is by combining a simple salad and crunchy onion rings.
I use the Caprese Salad With Cherry Tomatoes and substitute spinach leaves for the basil. I also use the Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings to make some crispy, crunchy onion rings as I find they work so well to perfectly compliment the sticky sausages!
An alternative type of onions to try are the Air Fried Onions. Or you can roast some brussels sprouts, they always go well with sausages!
You can see this combination in the photo above. It is one of those easy dinner ideas that works as it doesn't require too much effort.
Another point that I will make is that as the sausages are so 'saucy', I find and you might too that you don't need an additional sauce for them.
In saying this as it is almost unforgiveable to serve a plate of food without sauce, I do drizzle the salad with balsamic glaze so that the entire plate is not sauce less.
Or if you are a 'I need gravy' sausage eater, the Kottbullar Meatballs have a gravy that you can use. It is the Ikea style sauce and you might love that with your sausages.
For a completely different type of carb try the Baked Polenta With Spinach. A small portion of this will go nicely on the side of your sausages.
An alternative salad idea that will work nicely is the Fresh Herb Salad.
👍 How to Guide
How to Store
Store leftover sausages in a sealed, air tight container in the fridge. They can be kept for up to 3 days and are best reheated before being consumed.
How to Reheat
Reheat the sausages on a plate covered with cling film in the microwave on high for 2 minutes.
How to Freeze
I don't recommend freezing cooked leftover sausages with the sticky sauce as you will loose some of the delightful fresh sense about them. You can however repurpose leftovers and pile them into a hoagie roll, combine with a pasta sauce or chop and pop onto a pizza.
Your organised self can however. purchase your sausages, store them in the freezer and grab them out when you know you want to make the recipe that night.
In which case the sausages are best left to thaw so that you can cook them from thawed not frozen.
😉 Substitutions and Variations
Here are my sub ins and outs that you might be thinking about as you read the post and I will tell you if I think they will work or why they won't:
- Whilst I use pork sausages more often than not when I make this recipe you can use alternatives if you wish to. For example beef sausages, chicken sausage or your favourite sausage flavor.
- Normal sausages or plain ones without extra herbs and spices are best as it allows the contrast between the saltiness of sausages and sweetness of honey.
- If dijon mustard is not your favorite, you can substitute your favorite mustard to the equivalent amount. Grainy mustard will work too!
- Or you can use maple syrup (equivalent amount) in place of the honey.
- You can use this combination to make chipolatas and serve them with cocktail sticks for a party starter.
💡 Tasty Tips
Here are my top tips and tricks that I want to share with you so that you master the recipe from the get go:
- When you are combining the honey and mustard with the melted butter, use a rigorous stirring motion, almost but not quite to the point of whisking it. This motion helps the ingredients to combine.
- You will want to move and rotate the sausages as they are cooking. Kitchen tongs are a super handy way of doing this.
- Once the sausages are cooked and you want to transfer them to a plate they will 'stick' to the plate. Something to keep in mind if you want to plate them straight up on dinner plates or a serving platter.
- Once you have removed the cooked sausages from the pan fill this with water straight away. It will make cleaning it up easier 😉👌!
🤓 Frequently Asked Questions
Is it better to cook sausages in the oven or pan?
Cooking sausages in the oven and the frying pan are both good methods to cook the sausages. Generally cooking them on the stove is a faster, cheaper and more convenient way to cook them. This is because you don't have to wait for the oven to heat and the cook time is much faster.
How long do you cook sausages in a frying pan?
It will take around 15 to 20 minutes for the sausages to cook in the frying pan. This time is a little shorter if there is no sauce involved in which case the sausages will only take 10 to 15 minutes to cook.
Should you cover sausage when pan frying?
No, it is not necessary to cover the frying pan when cooking sausages. You actually want to be able to see how they are cooking and flip them to the other side which is also easier done without having to squint to look through a lid or use one hand to remove it.
😍 More Easy Dinner Recipes
Time is not always of the essence when it comes to making dinner. Week nights usually call for this but sometimes on weekends, it is a pure joy to cook something which fills the house with aromatic yum over a 3 or 4 hour period. Here I like to offer you a bit of both:
- Greek Lamb Shanks
- Italian Meatballs in Sauce
- Panko Pork Chops
- Cocktail Sausages
- Wagyu Meatballs
- Garlic Pepper Beef
- Salmon Fettuccine Alfredo
- Wagyu Beef Burger
- Dutch Oven Pulled Pork
- Slow Cooker Pulled Lamb
It is time to get our snags on my friend. Just not on the barbie, stove top is totally fine. I make no apologies if you will never be able to eat a plain sausage again after making this recipe 🤣. You can also find all of my quick and easy recipes in the one spot.
Honey Mustard Sausages
- 40 grams/3 tbs butter unsalted
- ⅓ cup/80ml honey
- ¼ cup/60ml djion mustard
- 8 pork sausages
- Melt butter: place a large frying pan on the stove and turn the heat to high. Add the butter and let it melt.
- Honey and mustard: add the honey and mustard to the melted butter and stir to combine. Then let this cook for 2-3 minutes. This allows the mustard to melt and the 2 ingredients to consistently combine.
- Sausages: once the sauce is combined use kitchen tongs to transfer the raw sausages into the pan. Cook them for 15 to 20 minutes, using the tongs to rotate them as they cook. We want the sides to be crispy and browned.
- To serve: once the sausages are cooked, transfer them to dinner plates and pop some crispy onion rings and a side salad on the plate (optional).
- Note 1 - Butter: I recommend unsalted butter. A soft creamy one like a French butter is perfect. We use this as the starting point in making the honey mustard sauce.
- Note 2 - Mustard: dijon mustard is great as it is also not too in your face or 'hot'. That being said there is a wide variety of options here and I am not going to stop you from using your favorite mustard.
- Note 3 - Honey: you can use maple syrup to the equivalent amount if you wish to.
- Note 4 - Sausages: pork sausages are what I usually use to make the recipe and the ones shown in the photos throughout the post. I choose plain, reasonably thick sausages with no additional flavors or herbs.
- Serving suggestions: you don't have to serve your sausages in the exact same way I am in the photos. If however, you do want to the salad is the Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad. I use spinach leaves in place of the basil leaves. The Air Fryer Onion Rings are a great pairing also. They offer a crispy, crunchy texture which nicely compliments the sweet sticky sausages.
- Portion size: this will depend on how many sausages you want to serve per persoon. 2 is general a good amount to aim for or increasing that for hungry eaters.