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Creamy, tangy homemade honey mustard sauce uses simple ingredients and only takes a few minutes to make. It’s the perfect condiment for chicken, pork, or even as a dip for French fries or vegetables!
Next time you’re looking for a delicious way to spice up your meal, give this quick honey mustard sauce a try. This homemade honey mustard sauce packs some serious flavor and takes just minutes to prepare.
With the perfect balance of sweetness of honey and the tangy flavor of mustard, this sauce is so easy to make at home with mayo, mustard, honey, and seasonings. Use your sauce for dipping and serve along with breaded chicken tenders and homemade soft pretzels at a party. This honey mustard sauce also makes a wonderful salad dressing.
This creamy homemade honey mustard sauce is perfect for dipping. Made with simple pantry staples, this honey mustard sauce will take all your dishes to the next level.
Honey Mustard Sauce Ingredients
- Mustard - yellow mustard
- Vinegar - apple cider vinegar
- Paprika - sweet paprika
- Garlic powder
We like to use clover or standard honey for this easy recipe. Wildflower honey is also good to use because it is usually pretty mild. Some of the other types of honey on the market can be very strong in flavor, or they are specialty honey from certain flowers, so they will yield different flavor outcomes to your honey mustard sauce. Using a clover or standard honey keeps this simple for this great recipe.
Make sure you use sweet paprika, also labeled as just “paprika,” for this honey mustard sauce. Smoked paprika will give your honey mustard a smoky flavor. You can try this substitution if you love smoked paprika and want a little twist to a traditional honey mustard sauce.
This sauce is the consistency of a thick yet pourable salad dressing. A mason jar is a perfect way to store this delicious homemade sauce in the fridge.
How to Make Honey Mustard Sauce
FIRST STEP: In a small mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, yellow mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar, sweet paprika, garlic powder, and salt.
SECOND STEP: Whisk all the ingredients together to fully incorporate and make a smooth honey mustard sauce.
Can I make this sauce thicker?
If you want a slightly thicker sauce for dipping, add a couple of additional tablespoons of mayonnaise. You will want to start with 2 tablespoons for taste and consistency before adding more to get the desired consistency.
Can I freeze honey mustard sauce?
This honey mustard recipe will not freeze very well as the mayo will separate once thawed. Since it is quick and easy to make, we recommend making this sauce fresh. You can store this creamy sauce in the fridge for up to 1 month.
What does honey mustard sauce taste good with?
Any food you enjoy dipping would be an excellent choice for serving with your homemade sauce. It would also be delicious used as a salad dressing and burger topping.
How to Store Honey Mustard Sauce
IN THE FRIDGE: You can store this honey mustard dipping sauce in a lidded airtight jar or airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. You may need to stir your honey mustard sauce before serving if it has sat in the refrigerator for some time.
IN THE FREEZER: We do not recommend freezing this delicious sauce as the mayo will separate and not thaw well.
Honey Mustard Sauce
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon sweet paprika
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, yellow mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar, sweet paprika, garlic powder, and salt.
- Whisk all the ingredients together to fully incorporate and make a smooth honey mustard sauce.