Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce – So Easy! (VIDEO)

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Smooth, a little sweet, and creamy Honey Mustard sauce – this is one of my favorite dipping sauces and trust me when I say everything tastes better when dipped in my homemade Honey Mustard!

Homemade honey mustard sauce in a jar.

Watch the Homemade Honey Mustard Recipe Video Below!

My deep love for Honey Mustard started as a kid, when I realized how it literally made everything taste better (not just chicken tenders and fries!) Once I started making Honey Mustard sauce at home, I was blown away by how simple it is. You only need 4 ingredients (plus salt and pepper) and it takes under 5 minutes to throw together!

Homemade Honey Mustard Ingredients

Raw ingredients for honey mustard sauce on a table.
  • ¾ cup full fat mayonnaise – For Homemade Honey Mustard, I recommend using full fat mayo for the richness and creaminess, which will balance out the tang of the vinegar. You can substitute with a lower fat mayo if you prefer.
  • 1/3 cup honey – You can adjust this to your preference – if you like a sweeter Honey Mustard, add more honey!
  • ½ cup Dijon mustard – If you like a spicier Honey Mustard, you can add more dijon mustard.
  • 2 tbsp distilled white vinegar – you can also use apple cider vinegar.
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper – I always recommend using freshly ground black pepper – pre-ground black pepper loses a lot of it’s flavor and pepperiness due to time in storage and oxidation. Freshly ground black pepper has a bold peppery flavor that cannot be beat, especially in homemade sauces.

My Other Favorite Homemade Sauces & Condiments

Some of my favorite recipes that you will love are:

How to Make Homemade Honey Mustard

Making Homemade Honey Mustard is so simple – all you have to do is add all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix well!

Raw ingredients for honey mustard in a bowl.

Key Tip

Customize Your Honey Mustard

Make sure to taste your homemade Honey Mustard and customize it to your liking! That is the beauty of making your own sauce at home – you can make it exactly to your preference!

For example:

  • If you prefer it sweeter, add more honey
  • If you like it spicier, add more dijon mustard
  • If you like it tangier, add more distilled white vinegar
  • If you want a lower fat Honey Mustard, use a low fat mayo or mayo alternative

How to Store Homemade Honey Mustard

  • You can store homemade Honey Mustard it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • Make sure your container is well sealed to prevent your Honey Mustard from spoiling.
  • Avoid dipping directly into the jar and only use clean utensils – any bacteria from food or used utensils will make your Honey Mustard go bad faster.
  • Don’t leave your Honey Mustard out – put it back in the refrigerator after opening or using, as the mayo can lead to your Homemade Honey Mustard going bad if left out.

Key Tip

Make it a Salad Dressing!

You can use my homemade Honey Mustard sauce as a salad dressing without making any changes – some people prefer a thicker salad dressing! But if you are looking for a Honey Mustard salad dressing with a thinner consistency, it’s super easy – just add olive oil!

Take your mixed homemade Honey Mustard sauce and slowly drizzle in olive oil and mix until your preferred consistency. I would start with mixing in 2 tablespoons of olive oil and add more if needed.

What Should I Serve with Homemade Honey Mustard?

My favorite way to use Homemade Honey Mustard is as a dipping sauce for my favorite food in the world, Fried Chicken! I also like to use it in lieu of spicy mayo for Japanese Fried Chicken Karaage or Air Fryer Japanese Fried Chicken Karaage.

Homemade Honey Mustard goes beautifully either drizzled over roasted vegetables, like Honey Roasted Carrots, Roasted Cauliflower, and Roasted Brussels Sprouts (Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts), or as a dipping sauce!

During the summer time, I’m always grilling and I love to have Homemade Honey Mustard with my Grilled Chicken Wings and Grilled Chicken Thighs!

KEY TIP

Why I love Making Homemade Sauces

I love making as many Sauces and Condiments at home as possible! It allows me to:

  • control the quality of my ingredients
  • avoid unnecessary additives or preservatives
  • I can customize it to my taste (I usually prefer sauces on the less sweet and more spicy side)

I would highly recommend you try making some of your favorite sauces or condiments at home as well!

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Homemade Honey Mustard

Servings: 20
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Homemade honey mustard sauce in a jar.
(Makes about 2 cups)

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  • Place in an air tight container and store any leftover in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Nutrition

Calories: 21kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 0.3gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0.001gSodium: 127mgPotassium: 13mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Sauce
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I’m a third generation Chinese-American home cook who has always loved cooking & eating! Welcome to my food blog, where you can find trusted, tested, easy & approachable recipes for the everyday home cook that taste delicious! I am so glad you're here!

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