This tasty honey mustard recipe is tangy, savory and sweet: here for all your dipping needs! Use it for fries, sandwiches, and more.

Honey mustard recipe

Hello there, lusciously creamy, savory sweet dipping sauce. This epic Honey Mustard recipe is begging to be part of your life! Despite what you might think, honey mustard isn’t just honey plus mustard. Nope, you’ll need a couple more condiments you probably already have in your fridge. All you need are 5 minutes to make this quick dip. Dunk in a crunchy fry and take a taste: the pop of flavor will make you a quick believer!

Ingredients in honey mustard

Think honey mustard is just honey and mustard? Think again. It tastes great, but the texture is pretty runny. You’ll want a dipping sauce to be a little thicker. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Mustard: use yellow mustard for a mild sauce, or Dijon mustard for a spicier twist
  • Honey
  • Mayonnaise
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • BBQ sauce: it’s optional, but if you happen to have it on hand, it adds a delicious nuance in flavor

How to make it? Simply mix all the ingredients. It takes just a few minutes and it’s ideal for dipping just about anything.

Honey Mustard sauce

Why it works

Why these ingredients work? The mayo adds body to the honey mustard, making it into a lusciously creamy dipping sauce. The BBQ sauce adds just a hint of additional complexity and roundness to the flavor. It tastes delicious without it, but it’s even better with just a few teaspoons. Don’t knock it until you try it!

Ways to use honey mustard

How to use honey mustard? Let us count the ways! We first made it for these tasty steak fries, and we’ve been using it for dipping and spreading ever since. Here are some great ways to use it:

What other ways do you plan to use this sauce? Let us know in the comments below!

Honey Mustard Recipe

More great dipping sauces

Love dipping? Here are a few more sauces you’ll love:

This honey mustard recipe is…

Vegetarian, dairy free and gluten-free.

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Honey mustard recipe

Honey Mustard Recipe

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: ¾ cup 1x


This tasty honey mustard recipe is tangy, savory and sweet: here for all your dipping needs! Use it for fries, sandwiches, and more.


  • ¼ cup yellow mustard (or Dijon mustard for spicy)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons BBQ sauce (optional but recommended)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar


  1. Whisk together all ingredients. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 1 month.
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Honey mustard, Honey mustard recipe, Honey mustard sauce

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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