Sweet and Tangy {Quick and Easy} Smoked Sausage

This is something I've made a bajillion times. And it never, ever occurred to me to tell you about it before because it’s so ridiculously easy. But I've learned something about y’all over that last few years… y’all like the quick and easy stuff as much as I do!

We sound like a hot date: quick and easy. Ha!

I think maybe a lot of you are just like me… you’re crazy busy and working with a limited budget but still want to sit down with your family every night and eat supper.

We have this at least twice a month. I usually serve this with boiled potatoes and pork n’ beans. Just good ol' blue collar grub made with good ol' working mama love.


Sweet and Tangy {Quick and Easy} Smoked Sausage
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 pound smoked sausage (such as Hillshire Farms)

Cut smoked sausage link evenly into 6-8 pieces. Slice each piece in half, lengthwise (I usually stop just short of cutting all the way through, then just “open” each piece like a little book). Arrange sausage pieces on a baking sheet, cut-side up (skin down).

Broil sausage in the oven until sizzling and starting to brown.

Meanwhile, mix mustard and brown sugar; set aside.

Remove sausage from oven and baste with mustard mixture. Return sausage to oven and continue broiling until all pieces are browned and bubbly. Serve immediately.

This recipe was featured at the Weekend Potluck!



  1. I've never seen my daughter gobble up sausage as fast as she did with these. The mustard/sugar glaze is farkign amazing.

    1. What did you serve with it?

    2. My hubby and kids loved it with mac and cheese and peas. Great recipe! Definitely a keeper.

  2. I always put Brown sugar and mustard on ham when I bake it, never thought of sausage,sounds good

  3. Sounds amazing and I have all the stuff to make it tonight! Awesome!

  4. I make something like this in the crock pot. I cut them in about 1/2 slices and put in crockpot. I cook them on high for 3 hours.

    1. Anybody got an opinion on using hot italian sausage in this recipe? I like the idea of using the crockpot for these busy baseball days!
      Kimberly in NC

  5. We love, love, love this dish -- it's become a regular for us too! Also, love using andouille sausage -- gives it an extra kick!


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