Honey Mustard Sauce – A Southern Soul

Made with just 6 ingredients, this flavorful Honey Mustard Sauce can be used in so many ways! It’s creamy with a spicy kick and great as a dip for veggies, and fries. It makes a terrific wholesome spread on sandwiches and is delicious served with a holiday ham.

This creamy, tangy sauce is crazy good with Chicken Wings, Cream Cheese Sausage Balls and Pigs In A Blanket!

Honey must in a white bowl served with chicken nuggets and pretzels.

5-Star Reader Comment

“We used this sauce for dipping chunks of ham. It was so good. Everyone raved about it.”


Homemade Honey Mustard is one of my all-time favorite sauces. I’m not sure if I like it more as a dipping sauce for pretzels, veggies (Brussels sprouts are my fav,) and chicken or slathered on bread with a slice of leftover Christmas ham. It’s so versatile that it can also be used as a salad dressing. As you can tell, I’m kind of off in “honey mustard land,” just dreaming up new ways to use it.

What Goes Into Homemade Honey Mustard?

Ingredients - dijon mustard, mayonnaise, honey, whole grain mustard, salt and pepper for honey mustard recipe.Ingredients - dijon mustard, mayonnaise, honey, whole grain mustard, salt and pepper for honey mustard recipe.
  • Mustard – You will need whole grain mustard and Dijon mustard for all the mustard flavor.
  • Mayonnaise – Adding just a smidge of mayo creates that luscious texture that makes great honey mustard dressing!
  • Honey – Use high-quality honey. I usually get one at the farmers market. I don’t recommend raw honey because it can be a bit too thick and hard to mix up.
  • Salt & Cayenne Pepper – Both add just the right amount of spice to really bring this sauce to life.

Honey Mustard Using Vinegar

Many honey mustard recipes use apple cider vinegar, which, for me, turns the sauce into more of a salad dressing. If you want a dressing or vinaigrette, add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to the recipe.

How To Make Honey Mustard In Just 5 Minutes!

Honey mustard in a mixing bowl with a wire whisk.Honey mustard in a mixing bowl with a wire whisk.
  1. Whisk together everything in a small bowl or jar.
  2. Serve immediately or store it in an airtight container.

How To Store

This gourmet honey mustard sauce should be kept in the fridge. It will keep for 4 to 5 days in a sealed container like a mason jar.

Frequently Asked Questions With Answers

Can I make it ahead of time?

Yes! You can make it up to 5 days in advance and store it in the fridge until you want to use it. I love to make a batch to enjoy through the week.

Can I use yellow mustard instead of Dijon?

No. You’ll want the balance of flavor that the Dijon mustard brings.

How can I make this spicy?

This recipe is go good using hot honey! You can also add more cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes for a bold kick.

Honey mustard in a small glass jar served with a spoon.Honey mustard in a small glass jar served with a spoon.

What Tastes Good With Honey Mustard?

We need a whole section dedicated to how to use my signature honey mustard sauce – I told you I’m on a kick with ways to use it!

Chicken nugget dipped in honey mustard.Chicken nugget dipped in honey mustard.

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Honey mustard in a small glass jar served with a spoon.Honey mustard in a small glass jar served with a spoon.

Honey Mustard Sauce

Course: Appetizer, Extras, Snack

Cuisine: American

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 2 cups

Calories: 715kcal


This homemade Honey Mustard Sauce, made with just 6 ingredients is absolutely THE BEST! It’s creamy with a spicy kick that’s great as a dip for veggies, wings, fries, or just about anything you can think of. It makes a terrific spread on sandwiches and delicious served with a holiday ham.


Calories: 715kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 26g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 2310mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 72g | Vitamin A: 229IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2mg

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