Sausage Bites with Creamy Mustard Dipping Sauce

These Sausage Bites are simmered in white wine & served with a creamy, spicy mustard dipping sauce. They’re a delicious party appetizer that cooks up quickly & easily with just 5-ingredients!

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It’s that time of year when delicious appetizer recipes are in high demand. Whether you’re headed out to a holiday party or you’re in need of a tailgating snack, these sausage bites are the perfect thing to bring along.

These sausage appetizers are super easy to make and the prep time will take you less than 10-minutes! All you need to do is slice up some sausages and open a bottle of wine. Let them all simmer together for about 20 minutes until the sausages are cooked through and the wine has evaporated a bit.

What’s the best white wine to use for cooking?

  • For cooking, I prefer to use a wine with bright acidity and nice flavors. Use a wine that you would actually drink, but it doesn’t have to be an expensive bottle. Some of my favorite wines for cooking with are Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Vinho Verde and unoaked Chardonnay. Here are 13+ of my favorite white wines for cooking.

While these sausage bites are simmering away in that wine, it’s the perfect time to mix up your creamy mustard dipping sauce.

Side view of sausage bites on grey plate.

Sauce for sausage bites

The sauce for these sausage bites takes just four ingredients:

  1. Sour Cream
  2. Mustard
  3. Hot Sauce
  4. Garlic

But, if you want to make things even easier, you could just mix up the mustard with a bit of sour cream (or mayonnaise) and season it with salt and pepper.

I like to use dijon mustard this recipe. By adding a spoonful of it to this creamy sauce, it elevates the flavor so much and makes for the most delicious, rich & tangy sauce that’s just perfect paired with these sausage bites.

Once the sausage bites have simmered away in the white wine, I like to give them a good browning under the hot broiler. That makes them extra crispy and gives them that great golden color.

To do that, just preheat your broiler to high. Move the top oven rack so that it’s 2-3 inches below the heat source. Spread the sausage bites out on a baking sheet and broil for 4-6 minutes, tossing them halfway through.

I would say that these sausage bites are the perfect party appetizer. They’re super flavorful from being simmered in the wine, they’re easy to skewer onto a toothpick, and everyone loves a great dipping sauce, right?

Sausage bites arranged on grey plate with small bowl of mustard sauce.

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Sausage bites arranged on grey plate with small bowl of mustard sauce.

Sausage Bites Appetizer

Sausage Bites are simmered in white wine & served with a creamy, spicy mustard dipping sauce. They’re a delicious party appetizer that cooks up quick.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 people


  • 2 19- ounce packages Italian sausages (mild or hot, cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1/2 bottle dry white wine

Creamy Mustard Dipping Sauce


  • Place sausage pieces in a large, deep skillet and add wine. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer uncovered, for 20 minutes, or until fully cooked, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the creamy mustard dipping sauce. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cover and refrigerate, until ready to serve.
  • Once the sausages are cooked, remove them with a slotted spoon and place on a baking sheet.
  • Broil (on HIGH) for 6-8 minutes, until the sausages are browned, tossing halfway through.
  • Serve with toothpicks and creamy mustard dipping sauce.
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Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 64mg | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.3mg

This recipe for sausage appetizers was originally published in 2018. It was updated in 2020 to add new photographs and an instructional video. The original sausage appetizer recipe remains the same. Enjoy!



14 thoughts on “Sausage Bites with Creamy Mustard Dipping Sauce”

  1. I love it when appetizers are a) bite-sized and b) come with a little bamboo stick or another way to easily eat them. When I’m talking and drinking and meeting people, I don’t want to worry about fitting an app in my mouth or getting food all over my fingers!

  2. This was delicious and easy! We don’t like spicy, so I substituted the hot sauce with honey and it turned out great. A very versatile recipe 😊


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