Honey Mustard Sauce

How many of us have rifled through the junk drawer looking for a honey mustard sauce packet when the fast food you just hit forgot to put it in the bag? With this delicious and easy honey mustard sauce recipe, you no longer need to worry about it.

Honey mustard sauce in a small ramekin with Pigs In A Blanket.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

Making honey mustard is super easy to throw together and is a great sauce that has many applications. With just a handful of ingredients, you can have fresh, homemade honey mustard at any time. It’s a perfect dipping sauce and salad dressing and is ready in less than 5 minutes.

This recipe makes a very tasty honey mustard which is easily modified for your particular tastes. See the Tips and Variations sections for other ideas.

Ingredients Needed

Two kinds of mustard, mayonnaise, honey, and a bit of lemon juice, and you have a perfect honey mustard. It’s that easy!

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How To Make A Honey Mustard Sauce

Are you ready for all the steps?

  • Add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk well to combine. Refrigerate until you are ready to use it.
Honey mustard ingredients in a dark bowl.
Honey mustard in a dark bowl with a whisk.

Told you it was easy! 😀

Whip it up and use it as you need, such as on salads, sandwiches, or appetizers that could use a dipping sauce. We found that this honey mustard sauce was perfect for our Pigs In A Blanket!

A Pig In A Blanket being dipped into honey mustard.


Getting your honey mustard just right is all about balance. If you find your sauce leaning too tangy, a spoonful of honey can bring back that delightful sweetness.

On the flip side, if it’s a tad too sweet for your liking, a squeeze of lemon juice or a bit more mustard can add the perfect zing. Remember, your taste buds are the best guide here!

Love your sauces thick and creamy, or prefer them a bit on the runnier side? You’re in control! For a thicker consistency, hold back on the lemon juice or add an extra dollop of mayonnaise.

If you’re after a lighter, more drizzle-friendly sauce, a touch of water will do the trick. It’s all about achieving that perfect texture for your dips and drizzles.


The Spicy Twist: For those who love a bit of heat in their condiments, adding a kick to your honey mustard can be a game changer. A few drops of your favorite hot sauce, a pinch of cayenne pepper, or hot honey can elevate the sauce from simply sweet and tangy to dynamically spicy. Perfect for those who crave that extra zing! A sauce like that would pair well with grilled meats.

The Herb Infusion: Herbs have a way of adding a fresh and aromatic dimension to sauces. Consider whisking in some finely chopped dill, parsley, or tarragon. These herbs not only add a burst of color but also infuse the sauce with subtle, earthy flavors, making it an exquisite dressing for salads or a refined dip. Something like this would be great for salads.

The Creamy Dreamy Version: If you’re a fan of creamier textures, here’s a delightful twist. Blend in a spoonful of Greek yogurt or sour cream to your basic honey mustard recipe. This not only adds creaminess but also introduces a slight tang, offering a richer and smoother experience. It’s particularly great for sandwich spreads or as a dip for crunchy veggies.


How long can I store homemade honey mustard sauce in the refrigerator?

Homemade honey mustard sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Make sure to keep it in an airtight container.

Can I make this sauce without mayonnaise for a healthier version?

Absolutely! For a lighter version of this sauce, you can substitute mayonnaise with Greek yogurt. It gives the sauce a creamy texture while reducing the fat content and adding a boost of protein. Adjust the quantity to match the consistency you prefer.

Is this honey mustard sauce suitable for people with gluten intolerance?

Yes, this homemade honey mustard sauce can be gluten-free, provided you use gluten-free mustard. Most mustards are naturally gluten-free, but it’s always important to check the labels, especially if you have a gluten intolerance or celiac disease.

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Honey mustard sauce in a small ramekin with Pigs In A Blanket.

Easy Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe

Make your meals exciting with this easy-to-make Honey Mustard Sauce. Quick recipe, versatile uses, plus tips and variations for all tastes!
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Course: Dressing / Dip
Cuisine: American
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 162kcal


  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until fully incorporated. Refrigerate until ready to use.
    1/2 cup Mayonnaise, 1 tbsp Yellow mustard, 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, 3 tbsp Honey, 1 tsp Lemon juice


Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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