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Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe

This easy homemade Honey Mustard Sauce recipe only needs 6 ingredients! You’re only a few minutes away from making your favorite dipping sauce right at home!

Easy Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce

ONE of my favorite things today: Honey Mustard Sauce! Delicious and simple, smooth and creamy dipping sauce that also serves as a salad dressing!

I could eat my screen.

Hello hello, friends! It’s Monday and I’m really in a chocolate cake type of mood, and since I also have a full day of work + back-to-school shopping + soccer practice, I think that’s more than a good enough reason to tackle both, chocolate AND cake.

But first, Honey Mustard and all the things that you can dip IN IT.

Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce in a small white bowl with a spoon placed in the sauce.

Look at this dreamy and creamy little sauce! How can we survive one more moment just looking at it on our screen? It needs to appear in our hands, STAT.

Lemme ask you a question, though. Do you ever ask your waiter about how your food was prepared and what ingredients were used? I do that. A LOT. I think I embarrass my friends and husband, but do I care? nope. I’m a food blogger – they should accept me for who I am, gosh darn it!  

A while back, like years and years, I was at a Baker’s Square restaurant (are those still around?!) and ordered my usual chicken fingers with honey mustard. This particular time, though, the honey mustard sauce tasted even better than ever before. All I wanted to do was drink up the sauce.

When the waiter came back, I had to ask – how do you make this?!? He went back to the kitchen and returned with a piece of paper that said “secret recipe, BUT here’s my own…”

Ingredients for Honey Mustard Sauce

  • Yellow Mustard
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • Vinegar
  • salt, pepper, cayenne pepper

(See recipe card below for ingredient amounts.)

close up of ingredients that go into a homemade honey mustard sauce.

The chef couldn’t give me the restaurant’s recipe, but gave me his own, which was just as good!
I have been making it almost exactly as his recipe with very few tweaks for the past 10 years and we totally love it. It’s wildly delicious.

Tips and Variations

  • I like to change this up sometimes and add yogurt instead of mayonnaise when I want to use it as a salad dressing.
  • Also, for a healthier spin, I have used Hellmann’s Cholesterol-Free and Egg-Free Sandwich Spread in place of the mayonnaise.
  • I especially like to make this when we have company because you can serve it with anything from chicken nuggets to pretzel bites, to raw veggies. Sweet and tangy, this homemade take on a classic appeals to both, kids and adults.
dipping chicken nuggets in honey mustard sauce.

Now all I want to do is make one massive bowl of Honey Mustard Sauce with a side of chicken fingers. Some chicken nuggets, too. Some carrots! Zucchini! Some asparagus?!?

Okay I’ll stop.


Spooning out Honey Mustard Sauce from a small white bowl.

Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
This easy homemade Honey Mustard Sauce recipe only needs 6 ingredients! You're only a few minutes away from making your favorite dipping sauce right at home!
4.85 from 13 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • teaspoon sweet paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste (optional)


  • Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl, except salt and pepper, and whisk until well combined.
  • Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly; add salt and pepper if needed.
  • Store it in an airtight container and keep it refrigerated.


  • I like to change it up sometimes and add yogurt instead of mayonnaise when I want to use it as a salad dressing. Also, I have used Hellmann’s Cholesterol-Free and Egg-Free Sandwich Spread for a healthier spin instead of the mayonnaise.
  • Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.


Serving: 2 tablespoons | Calories: 66 kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.8 g | Protein: 0.5 g | Fat: 0.3 g | Sodium: 437 mg | Fiber: 0.4 g | Sugar: 12.3 g | Net Carbs: 13 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade condiments, homemade honey mustard sauce
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42 comments on “Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe”

    1. Sure. You can try to add more mayonnaise or more mustard, or use a honey with a thicker consistency or stir in less honey. Try these couple of different ways to reach the desired consistency.

  1. Hello from New Zealand, I have been searching for such recipe and this one of yours seems to be the one I want to try. However, this yellow mustard, would that be the tangy non-hot mustard and not the English mustard? I need to make this recipe of yours and want to get it right! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Yellow mustard is not hot and it’s not English mustard, for sure. Click for 👉 yellow mustard on Amazon. FYI, this is an affiliate link. I hope this helps.

  2. First time I made this I didnt have any dijon mustard so u sed whole grain it still came out well but I am about to try a new mix by using half wholegrain mustard and half dijon. I live in Britain and have trouble getting things like honey mustard dip and red and green pepper jelly. If anyone has an easy recipe for pepper jelly I’d love to try it.

  3. So good and so easy! I halved the recipe and made it with maple syrup instead since I didn’t have any honey on hand. Still turned out delicious!

  4. I made this sauce on Christmas Eve to go with my homemade chicken strips, and it was a HUGE hit. Everyone commented on how delicious it was and said it tasted even better than restaurant honey mustard sauces. I will definitely make this recipe again! Thank you!!

  5. Just made this – SOOOOO good! I wish I would rate this recipe 10 stars! Will definitely be a new staple with my chicken! Thanks Katerina!

  6. My all-time favorite salad dressing. The one I usually buy from store has yellow mustard seeds in as well, so I’m wondering how much I should put in? Please advise. Thank you. Fowzia, Cape Town.

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    Sasha Jamison

    I tried the honey mustard recipe and it came out really good !!
    I’ll never buy more bottled sauce !!! Thank you it was pretty helpful

  8. I get Honey Mustard when I sometimes order chicken tenders. It isn’t spicy at all {that’s the way I can eat it, because of all the medicine I take I can’t eat anything spicy at all. It will burn my mouth. I bought some from the grocery store and it is very spicy. I just want to know if your recipe is spicy or not. It really looks good.

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      It isn’t spicy, but there is paprika in it which does have a hint of spicy, but it’s not noticeable.

  9. Amazing! Best honey mustard I’ve ever had. I licked the bowl clean when I was done. I was out of honey mustard and I was making a chicken salad with grapes and apples and the recipe called for honey mustard so I used your recipe. My goodness it is so good thank you for putting this recipe on your website

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    Jelani Eversley

    Hi, my sauce came out much darker than this and I would like to know what I could do to lighten it, I like to follow the instructions along with the pictures so I’m quite unnerved it did not come out the same

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      I don’t know why it would come out darker – did you use red vinegar instead of white vinegar? Maybe it wasn’t dijon mustard and it was brown mustard?

  11. It looks delicious, but there is no such thing as Fat Free Mayonnaise, then it ain’t Mayonnaise! Don’t fear Fat, fear Carbs!

  12. ican’t find how much honey to use in your honey mustard sauce.. Did I miss it somewhere? Wanted to make it for a luncheon soon.

      1. Big, medium og small cup ?
        Over here we tend to use exact measurements like 25 grams or 50 milliliter.

        How much is a cup ?

        Thank you from Denmark

        1. Katerina - Diethood
          Katerina Petrovska

          Hi! I have no idea what it would be in ml or gr, but 1/4 cup is roughly around 4 tablespoons, and one whole cup of mayonnaise is about 230 grams according to the mayonnaise container that I’m looking at right now. 🙂 And it says that 1 tablespoon of mayo is 14 grams. Does that help? I hope! 😀

  13. Initially it says use cayenne pepper – but then the picture and the printable recipe instructions say paprika. Which is correct?

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Jenn! Yes, the cook at the restaurant suggested using cayenne and that is why I said that in the post – I was quoting his recipe – but I like using paprika instead, because of the smokiness that it adds to the overall taste. 🙂

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Renee! Is the print button on the recipe card not working for you? Please let me know. Thank you!

  14. if you read the ingredients on fat-free items, you’ll see how many more chemicals they have then full-fat. They have found that you’re better off eating the full-fat. Fat-free actually cause weight gain.

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    Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen

    I always want to ask how they make things when I go out to eat too! This sauce looks perfect for so many things.Can’t wait to try it!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

    I want to dip all the things!! This looks so creamy and perfect, just how honey mustard should be!

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    Holly N @ Spend With Pennies

    I love honey mustard so much I think I could literally drink it! This would also be awesome on grilled chicken burgers, I’ll have to give it a try this week!

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