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A little sweet. A little tangy. You only need 3 ingredients and 5 minutes or less to create this creamy honey mustard sauce. Enjoy it as a dip, dressing, and topping for basically everything!

Update: This recipe was originally published in 2020 and has been republished with all new photos.

Honey Mustard has long been my husband’s favorite condiment. I’m not exaggerating when I say he won’t eat a salad without it. But it’s so much more than just a dressing! I love this creamy sauce as a dip for chicken fingers, crispy chicken nuggets, sweet potato fries (any french fries really), and veggies. There are so many different things you can enjoy it with.

When I started working on a homemade honey mustard recipe a few years ago I got super creative. I used lots of ingredients and let me just say that was totally unnecessary. Over the years I’ve learned to simplify it to only 3 simple ingredients. No weird preservatives and made with only simple pantry staples. Now this easy recipe is just right! You’re going to really appreciate the taste and ease of this pretty perfect (if I do say so myself) 3-Ingredient Honey Mustard my whole family loves.

Some honey mustard is more mustard and some is more honey. We think the perfect sauce is a bit on the sweeter side but still has a tangy flavor. That balance is so important. Read on to see how I make the very best honey mustard recipe.

Honey Mustard Sauce Ingredients

  • Mayonnaise: Use regular mayo or light mayo. This is an essential ingredient which balances out the strong flavor of mustard and the sweetness of the honey. It also makes your sauce creamier.
  • Honey: It wouldn’t be honey mustard without honey! There are several options for honey but whichever you choose will work. I have tested this with both raw honey and clover honey. Use what you have.
  • Dijon mustard: Dijon mustard gives us the tanginess we want in a honey mustard sauce.

How to Make Honey Mustard Sauce

To make, simply combine the ingredients in a small bowl and stir until you have a smooth sauce. You’re only a couple of minutes away from the very best honey mustard sauce. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

Taste and add more honey or dijon mustard if desired. You can even add a pinch of salt or cayenne pepper for a little kick if you like. (I stick to the original recipe and don’t make any adjustments when I prepare this.)

Can you use yellow mustard?

I strongly recommend sticking with dijon mustard for the perfect flavor in this tasty sauce.

How to Serve Honey Mustard Sauce

Now let’s talk about some of my favorite ways to enjoy this creamy homemade honey mustard sauce. There are so many ways to use this easy and incredibly versatile recipe.

How to Store Honey Mustard Sauce

Want to enjoy this homemade honey mustard sauce the next day or later in the week? Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Give it a quick stir before using in case there is a little bit of separation.

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5 from 6 votes

3-Ingredient Honey Mustard Sauce

By Christina
A little sweet. A little tangy. You only need 3 ingredients and 5 minutes or less to create this creamy honey mustard sauce. Enjoy it as a dip, dressing, and topping for basically everything!
Prep: 3 minutes
Total: 3 minutes
Servings: 6 (2 tbsp) servings


  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
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  • Add mayonnaise, honey, and dijon mustard to a small bowl. Stir until well combined.


Serving: 2tbsp, Calories: 110kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 117mg, Potassium: 14mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g, Calcium: 3mg, Iron: 1mg

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

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  1. Michele Nesbitt says:

    Yowza! Thank you!

  2. Magsxx says:

    Love it… quick and simple… very flavoursome

    1. Christina says:

      Happy to hear that! Thank you!!

  3. Missy says:

    Christina has done it again! I have made this recipe every week since the beginning of December because I am obsessed with it. it’s the perfect balance of flavors

  4. Canopas says:

    This honey mustard sauce is a staple in my kitchen, and your recipe looks amazing! The simplicity of three ingredients makes it even more appealing.

    1. Carrie F says:

      I have made this recipe twice now and YUMMMY!!! Simple, fast and full of flavor. Great for dipping your fried chicken tenders in!!

  5. Tracie says:

    You saved my bacon yesterday with this recipe!!! Hosting my father in law’s  82nd birthday dinner I made a huge beautiful salad for the big meal, I thought there was a new bottle of store bought honey mustard dressing in pantry, there was nothing! I quick pulled up your recipe and saved the day! Everyone raved! No need to ever buy store bought again.