Smoked sausage is coated in brown sugar and baked to make these delectable snack dippers, complete with a honey mustard sauce.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
20 mins
30 mins
1 hr 5 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Unwrap and place sausage on a tray or baking sheet. Freeze, uncovered, 30 minutes.

  • Transfer sausage to a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to bias-slice the sausage into 1/4-inch pieces.

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Arrange sausage slices in a single layer on the baking sheets. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake about 20 minutes or until just beginning to brown.

  • Meanwhile, for dip, in a small bowl combine mayonnaise, mustard, honey, and black pepper. Serve with warm sausage slices.

Nutrition Facts

337 calories; protein 6.6g; carbohydrates 12.4g; fat 28.9g; cholesterol 38mg; sodium 575.2mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
Turned out great. Even my better-half loved it. We had a second and third go at it in three days. Had a visitor on the second day (my wife's sister) and she also loved it. A great snack it seems for everyone. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 5
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
Fun way snack or appetizer to please all! The honey mustard was a perfect balance to even out the slightly sweet glaze that forms on the sausage. I did broil for just a minute or two to get a little more cartelized texture. Next time I will sprinkle a little cayenne on the sausages to give them a kick. Super easy snack and could always have the ingredients on hand if you keep the sausage in your freezer for those times friends pop in. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
3.2.20 What a simple tasty and quick and easy snack. I ve used Hillshire Farm Chicken Hardwood Smoked Sausage (50% less fat) for years and that s what I used for this recipe. I spread a sheet of foil out on the baking pan so cleanup for this recipe also was a breeze. Next time I ll cut the sausage just a bit thicker and take out of the oven at 18 minutes (personal taste preference). When football season is in full swing I can see this as a go-to game day snack. You could make the dipping sauce the day before cut up additional sausage and store in a zip-top bag and then when you need more it ll be so easy to make another batch. Not only was the sausage delicious the honey mustard sauce was the perfect partner and strong enough to stand on its own for so many other dishes. This one s a keeper for sure. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
DELICIOUS! I started out by making a half batch and it was so great and snackable that I immediately made the rest of them. This does make a LOT of (very very delicious) dip I think I might halve the amount of dip next time to avoid leftovers though it would be yummy on sandwiches or wraps too! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Interesting twist to an old classic. A little sweet for my personal taste but the kids gobbled them up! I do agree the sauce is fantastic but you could easily half the amount & have plenty. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Loved this! I honestly thought this would be too sweet for my tastes but it was perfect. The combination of flavors was excellent and this will be what I take to my next food day at work. I did broil them for a few minutes but only because I like my sausage really brown. You really can't go wrong with this recipe. I can't imagine they would last long at any type of party. 5 stars all the way! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was a fun easy to make snack. I think the next time I make it I will cut back on the mayo a bit and add more mustard. It was a tad too sweet with the carmelized sausage. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I liked the interesting spin of adding brown sugar to make a sweet and salty appetizer. For ease I used the bake function on my air fryer and they are done in 5-7 minutes per tray. The dip no one really cared for. I think more of a spicy mustard would have been better. This dip tasted more like mayo. I will more likely make the sausage with brown sugar again though for an easy appetizer. Ty so much. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Loved the addition of brown sugar! My family enjoyed it. We're not big honey mustard fans in general but we will make the sausage with brown sugar again since we love bacon made that way too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was great! I made this as a meal and warmed up the honey mustard sauce. Kids loved it! Read More