Classic Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe

Fall means a lot of things to different people. Whether you gather for holiday events, football games, or cookouts to celebrate the last warm afternoons before winter, your dip game needs to be on point. One great way to add some tangy spice to your table is with some honey mustard dipping sauce. While there are store-bought options, recipe creator Christina Musgrave came up with this recipe to make your own sweet, golden, and magical mustard. Musgrave, whose other creations can be found on her website Tasting With Tina, blends Dijon mustard with a series of other spices for a special dish that's sure to impress all your guests. It's guaranteed to be a requirement at every party you get invited to.

"The star of this is the honey," says Musgrave, "so I recommend using good quality honey to get the right balance of sweet and savory in this sauce."

Honey mustard's legacy

Honey mustard is a famous sauce that works brilliantly for dipping, as well as for marinating. It is far from new, however. Some sources credit the ancient Egyptians as the first to combine mustard with honey. Now, honey mustard can be seen as the base for various barbecue sauces, and as a popular dipping sauce (via SPICEography). There are countless recipes that utilize honey mustard as a base for the flavor. It is great with chicken, as a dressing, and can even be used as a delicious alternative to standard mustard

Honey mustard recipe ingredients

This amazing recipe, while full of somewhat complex flavor profiles, can be made with several ingredients that could be found in most pantries. Given the name, it's a safe bet that a first ingredient should be Dijon mustard — the most important ingredient according to recipe-creator Musgrave. "Any Dijon is good to use," Musgrave adds. You will also need mayonnaise, honey, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper.

Whisk the ingredients in a bowl

Whisk together mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar, salt, and black pepper in a bowl. As Musgrave explains, "This [honey mustard] is going to be less processed than store bought honey mustard, and have a cleaner flavor. The texture should be smooth and creamy." 

Serve and enjoy

The honey mustard sauce is now ready for serving. As explained, you can serve it in a bowl for dipping, use it as a marinade, or you can use it as a topping. "I love serving this with french fries, chicken tenders, or even on a cheeseburger," Musgrave suggests. It's so good, you might just want to add a little extra onto everything.

Classic Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe
5 from 36 ratings
A classic honey mustard sauce is superior for dipping, and this homemade recipe will elevate any bottled sauce.
Prep Time
Cook Time
honey mustard sauce with spoon
Total time: 5 minutes
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  1. Whisk all ingredients in a large bowl, until smooth.
  2. Serve as a dressing or dip.
Calories per Serving 183
Total Fat 15.2 g
Saturated Fat 2.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 7.5 mg
Total Carbohydrates 12.3 g
Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
Total Sugars 11.7 g
Sodium 226.2 mg
Protein 0.4 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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