Honey Mustard Sauce

$1.43 recipe / $0.24 serving
by Beth - Budget Bytes
4.80 from 60 votes
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While I was rummaging through my fridge for sauces to dunk my homemade baked chicken nuggets in, I realized the one sauce I really wanted was one that I didn’t have—Honey Mustard Sauce. Luckily, homemade honey mustard sauce takes only a few minutes to whip up and only requires simple pantry staples. This quick Honey Mustard Sauce was so tangy, creamy, sweet, and delicious that I couldn’t stop licking my spoon! Luckily I saved some for my chicken nuggets. :)

Honey Mustard Sauce dripping off a spoon into a white bowl.

What is in Honey Mustard Sauce?

Honey mustard sauce is the most incredible sweet, tangy, and creamy sauce made from simple ingredients like honey, mustard, mayonnaise, vinegar, and a couple spices. It takes only a few minutes to make and can be used several ways. Once you make a batch you’ll likely want to smear a little sauce on just about everything!

How to Serve:

This week I used it as a dip for my Homemade Baked Chicken Nuggets, but it also works great as:

  • a dip for fresh vegetables
  • a spread for wraps and sandwiches
  • Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad
  • dressing for chicken salad
  • dressing for green salads
  • a glaze or sauce for grilled or roasted meats

How to Store:

This tasty sauce should definitely be stored in the refrigerator. I don’t suggest keeping the sauce for more than 4-5 days, so make sure you adjust your batch size to the amount you plan on using. This recipe yields about 3/4 cup honey mustard sauce, but the quantity can be adjusted in the “servings” box in the recipe below. All of the ingredients will auto adjust with the change in servings.

Love honey mustard? Check out my 20 Minute Honey Mustard Chicken, Honey Mustard Pork Chops, and Honey Mustard Chicken Salad.

Honey mustard sauce in a dish in the middle of a basket of chicken nuggets and vegetables.
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Honey Mustard Sauce

4.80 from 60 votes
This sweet, tangy, and creamy homemade honey mustard sauce only takes a few minutes to make and is great for sandwiches, salads, dipping, and more!
Honey Mustard Sauce dripping off a spoon into a bowl
Servings 6 2 Tbsp each
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 0 minutes
Total 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise ($0.80)
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard ($0.09)
  • 1 Tbsp yellow mustard ($0.09)
  • 3 Tbsp honey ($0.36)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar ($0.02)
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder ($0.02)
  • 1/8 tsp paprika ($0.02)
  • 1/8 tsp salt ($0.02)
  • freshly cracked pepper (about 5 cranks of a pepper mill) ($0.02)


  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir until smooth. Use immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.

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Serving: 2TbspCalories: 170.55kcalCarbohydrates: 10.05gProtein: 0.05gFat: 14.67gSodium: 282.12mgFiber: 0.03g
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How to Make Honey Mustard Sauce – Step by Step Photos

Ingredients for honey mustard sauce in a bowl

There is only one step to this honey mustard sauce! Just combine all of the ingredients (1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard, 1 Tbsp yellow mustard, 3 Tbsp honey, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar, 1/8 tsp garlic powder, 1/8 tsp paprika, 1/8 tsp salt, and some freshly cracked pepper) in a bowl and whisk or stir until smooth.

Whisked honey mustard sauce in a bowl with the whisk lifting out of the sauce.

Seriously, though. It’s just as delicious and tangy as that looks. Time to start dipping!! …Or drizzling over everything and anything.

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  1. Was making some homemade buttermilk chicken tenders and realized I didn’t have anything to dip them in so I whipped this up in about 3 minutes using what I have on hand. I had everything except yellow mustard so I used double the Guldens Brown Mustard and had Hellmans Lite Mayo. This Honey Mustard was the BEST! Nice and tangy with the touch of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar!

  2. I wanted this kind of sauce for my grilled salmon and vegetables.. I found this recipe and literally whipped it up in 3 minutes and I was amazed at how great it was!! Very nice job!! 👏🏽👏🏽

  3. My husband brought home a bucket of Lee’s boneless wings and forgot my honey mustard! So I quickly searched for a recipe and found this one. I whipped it up real quick and I was a happy camper! It tastes EXACTLY like Lee’s! I’ll be making this again and again!

  4. Great recipe! I double mustard personally, all other proportions are perf imo.

  5. The honey mustard sauce is the BEST I have ever had! Bonus…I had all the ingredients in hand!

  6. Not good. Too much mayo, not enough mustard or honey, garlic powder unnecessary. I made my go-to…1 part mayo, 1/2 part Dijon, 1/2 part yellow mustard, 1 part honey.

  7. Delicious!! I used maple syrup instead of honey, and a tiny bit more salt. I halved the recipe. I can’t believe how legit it tastes – like a restaurant! Currently dipping a grilled cheese-bacon-tomato sandwich in it – a copycat Friendly’s Four Cheese and Bacon Supermelt. May drizzle on roasted wedge potatoes next!

  8. This is the first time I’ve ever (that I can remember) taken the time to leave a review on a recipe. Honey Mustard seems like it’d be such a simple and easy sauce to make, but I’ve tried multiple recipes and none ever quite worked for me. This is the first one that really hit the spot, for me!!

    I happened not to have garlic powder or paprika on hand when making this so far, and it tastes great without them. I’ve also replaced the honey with light corn syrup (because it’s cheaper) and it isn’t quite the same, but still very good. I got dark corn syrup today, along with the paprika and garlic powder, and I’m looking forward to trying this with them!!

  9. I was looking for a regular honey mustard.
    I did equal parts honey and yellow mustard. Then equal miracle whip to that. Still great. Lots of tang.

    1. I was wondering how it would be with Miracle Whip cause we don’t do Mayo ;) Thanks!

  10. Thank you for the recipe. It is really tasty! I made it to use with soft pretzels and it got the spot!

  11. Used this on Turkey sandwiches with homemade stuffing, cranberry sauce and rustik brand buttered and toasted bread. The sauce took an already amazing sandwich up a few notches. Amazingly delicious.

  12. I’ve made this several times as written and it’s so yummy. Switching out the honey for Mike’s hot honey makes this a delicious spicy honey mustard sauce as well. I love to use this in my homemade McDonald’s snack wraps.