Creamy Honey Mustard Sauce

I’m in love with our homemade honey mustard sauce recipe. It’s ridiculously quick to make, and honestly, you can dip almost anything into this creamy sauce, and it will taste better.

Honey Mustard Recipe Video

My family goes bonkers for this easy honey mustard sauce. We are officially obsessed. I bet you already have everything in the fridge to make it.

Of course, our chicken nuggets are amazing with this creamy sauce, but I actually love it with roasted broccoli (so good!). For a less creamy version that’s more suitable for salads, try our incredible honey mustard salad dressing.

Dipping chicken nuggets into homemade honey mustard sauce

Key Ingredients

  • Mayonnaise and sour cream: I love combining mayo and sour cream for this creamy dipping sauce. The mayonnaise is creamy and rich, while the sour cream lightens things a bit. We do this when making our favorite potato salad dressing. If you don’t have both, you can still make the sauce and use what you have. I love using homemade mayo.
  • Honey: You can’t have honey mustard sauce without honey. Some brands taste sweeter and more floral than others. You may need to adjust the amount of honey in the sauce to get the flavor right.
  • Mustard: For the best honey mustard sauce, use BOTH yellow (American-style) and Dijon mustard. Yellow mustard contains a lot of vinegar, which enhances the sauce’s flavor. Dijon mustard adds the punchy mustard spice we need.
  • Vinegar or lemon Juice: Creamy sauces taste better with a little extra acid. In this case, we love distilled vinegar or lemon juice.

Ways to Use Creamy Honey Mustard Sauce

I love this honey mustard dipping sauce. It’s perfect for dipping our homemade chicken nuggets, popcorn chicken, or my son’s favorite fish sticks. I love it with baked French fries or sweet potato fries! It’s also really delicious, spooned over baked pork chops and grilled chicken breasts.

Creamy Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Creamy Honey Mustard Sauce

  • PREP

Our homemade honey mustard sauce recipe is quick and easy and uses simple pantry staples. You can make this delicious sauce in five minutes or less. We love the combination of mayonnaise and sour cream. The mayo is rich, and the sour cream adds a little tang.

Makes 2/3 cup

Watch Us Make the Recipe

You Will Need

2 tablespoons mayonnaise, try homemade mayonnaise

2 tablespoons sour cream

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoon Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons yellow mustard

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice or distilled white vinegar


    1Stir all of the ingredients in a medium bowl until well blended. Taste, and then adjust with additional honey or mustard depending on preference.

    2Store in a jar or air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • The nutrition facts provided below are estimates.
Nutrition Per Serving Serving Size 1 tablespoon / Calories 41 / Total Fat 2.6g / Saturated Fat 0.6g / Cholesterol 2.6mg / Sodium 129.6mg / Carbohydrate 3.8g / Dietary Fiber 0.1g / Total Sugars 3.6g / Protein 0.2g
AUTHOR:  Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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12 comments… Leave a Review
  • EDDIE DAVIS June 2, 2024, 7:35 pm

    I just made your version of the honey mustard for some homemade chicken fingers, and it is the flavor that I wanted from a honey mustard recipe. FANTASTIC!!! It is so good that I was actually eating it with a spoon.. thanks

    • Adam June 20, 2024, 5:07 pm

      Yay! Glad you love it 🙂

  • Brenda Wieler December 22, 2023, 5:06 pm

    This is the absolute best honey mustard sauce I have ever made or tasted. So so delicious. Everyone that has tried it loves it. This is in my recipe book and my go to ALWAYS. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe

  • Sarah November 11, 2023, 10:30 am

    Loved this recipe! One of the best I’ve made!

    • Joanne May 21, 2024, 5:59 pm

      That’s wonderful, Sarah! Thanks for coming back.

  • Brenda October 29, 2023, 4:58 pm

    Great consistency and very tasty. This recipe converted two non honey mustard fans!

  • Martin July 23, 2023, 7:00 am

    What a wonderful taste. This will become my favourite sauce.

  • Stephanie Sicard April 17, 2023, 7:04 pm

    I made this sauce and served it with venison. Sausage, Brussels sprout and sweet potato sheet pan meal. It was the perfect dipping sauce for the sausage and divine on the sprouts! Everyone loved it

  • Kristie April 10, 2023, 7:18 pm

    Absolutely delicious! I like the sour cream and mayo combo.

  • Paula February 15, 2023, 7:36 pm

    Really easy and delicious. The whole family loved it!

  • Heather June 23, 2022, 4:44 am

    Made this sauce with oven baked pork chops. Super easy and delicious!

  • Mate Mate PH June 15, 2022, 7:56 am

    It looks good and is so tasty with snacks. Surely going to try this one.


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