Honey Mustard Recipe [just 5 ingredients]

Prep 5 mins
Total 5 mins
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This EASY homemade Honey Mustard recipe has just 5 ingredients to create the perfect smooth and creamy dipping sauce for chicken, fries, veggies and much more!

If my family and I are having chicken tenders or fries, you can bet that I am reaching for the honey mustard.

I always love a good mustard, but the combination of sweet honey, dijon mustard and a little creamy mayo is a classic for a reason — it’s delicious!!

Honey mustard is very versatile and pairs with so many different things. From proteins, to veggies and even as a salad dressing.

Read on to find all the different uses and the recipe for my favorite homemade honey mustard recipe! 

Ingredients for Honey Mustard recipe on a chopping board.

Honey Mustard Recipe Ingredients 

  • dijon mustard
  • honey
  • mayonaise
  • lemon juice (or white vinegar)
  • cayenne pepper — just a pinch!!

You more than likely have all the ingredients for this homemade honey mustard sitting in the kitchen! 

Some people use a combination of regular mustard and dijon mustard. You absolutely can if you prefer it that way.

However, I find full dijon mustard provides the best flavor and creates a superior flavored dip. 

Honey Mustard in a jar with a whisk

How far ahead can I make Honey Mustard sauce?

Weeks! The great part about this homemade Honey Mustard sauce is that it will last for weeks in the refrigerator. 

To be completely safe, I should say you should only keep it two weeks in your refrigerator. 

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However, I usually check my expiration dates on my ingredients and if they are far in the future, I feel comfortable keeping my honey mustard for up to a month. 

Just make sure you use a clean jar, with a lid, and that you keep it refrigerated!

Honey Mustard in a bowl on a platter of sausage balls

How to Serve Honey Mustard Sauce

You can use Honey Mustard in so many delicious ways. My favorite is as a dipping sauce for my bisquick sausage balls recipe (as seen above!) or chicken — particularly my favorite crispy Dill Pickle Chicken

  1. a dip chicken nuggets, tenders and fries
  2. spread inside sandwiches or wraps
  3. a dip for fresh vegetables
  4. as a dressing for salads (just add a little extra vinegar to thin it out!)
  5. a marinade/glaze for grilled or roasted chicken or pork 

Honey Mustard sauce in a glass jar with a spoon scooping some out.

If you love honey mustard, just wait until you try this homemade version with easy ingredients you probably already have on hand.

This sauce is deliciously creamy and all you have to do is whisk the ingredients together. You will never buy store bought again!

If you try this homemade honey mustard recipe, please leave a review/comment below letting me know how it turns out!

Yield: 3/4 cup sauce

Honey Mustard Recipe

Honey Mustard on a spoon dripping into glass.

This EASY homemade Honey Mustard recipe has just 5 ingredients to create the perfect smooth and creamy dipping sauce for chicken, fries, veggies and much more!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (or white distilled vinegar)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients together and serve!
  2. Store in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Information:


12 tablespoons

Serving Size:

1 tablespoons

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 57Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 208mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 0g


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35 Responses
  1. Mary

    I made this with smaller proportions. I used some yellow mustard. Just eyeballing the amounts made an impressive sauce. I left out the cayenne.

    This is no faul!

  2. Eat What You Want

    This is delicious, made as a dipping sauce for crispy chicken strips. Very yummy. Thank you for the recipe.

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      1. Daeja Showers

        Adding 1/4 tsp onion powder and 1/4 tsp turmeric really took this to the next level for me. Great recipe, thank you!

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    1. Ginny Brady

      I made this for my family to go with our chicken wraps. We LOVED it!!! My 18yr old nephew said it was the best honey mustard he’s ever had! (He loves honey mustard lol) I didn’t have mayo so I used miracle whip but it was still a winner! This will be my go to for honey mustard!!

  4. Rakitia

    Whipped this up for my kiddos in 2 minutes flat. Easy and delicious. Storing the extra in fridge for use in lunches throughout the week.

  5. Mitzi Ingold

    This tastes better than store bought! And I know exactly what went into it. Will share this one with friends and family. I had bought all the items for a dinner salad for my husband and myself, but forgot salad dressings. I will be following your site too, just in case I need help again.

  6. Teresa Tomasulo

    Fantastic dipping sauce! Made this with the ingredients listed and used the lemon juice option. It’s so good that I will be using this as a dressing for my Chicken Chinese Salad with Almonds and crispy wontons! Oh My Yum!

  7. Gwenalee

    I can’t have honey or sugar, so I made mayo from scratch and substituted maple syrup for the honey. This still was delicious!  Thx for sharing!

  8. Brittany Taylor

    Excellent recipe! The only thing I changed was the Dijon… I used stone ground mustard for more of a tangier sauce. 

  9. Marie

    Best honey mustard recipe. Made it a bunch of times now and tonight I made a triple batch. We use it for dipping chicken into most often but last week I added it to my wrap for lunch and it was SO good. 

  10. Devin Scott

    My wife is looking to make a tangy mustard sauce for a recipe she’s trying to make and she wants to make her recipe unique. I’ll be sure to tell her to use mayo, mustard, and honey for a great mustard sauce.

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