This honey mustard sauce recipe comes together in about 2 minutes–just whisk together yellow mustard, honey, brown sugar, a little mayonnaise, and apple cider vinegar. So easy and so delicious!

What is it about honey mustard sauce that kids just love? My little grandson Luke occasionally likes a bite of chicken to go with his honey mustard sauce, and ketchup, of course!

A jar of honey mustard sauce.

This honey mustard sauce recipe is a quick way to enhance just about any meat. We use it for these easy Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders and even on roasted salmon. You could slather some of this homemade honey mustard on pork chops too. It’s easy and versatile!

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Easy Honey Mustard Recipe

For this honey mustard sauce recipe, you’ll need:

  • Regular yellow mustard
  • Honey
  • Brown Sugar
  • Mayonnaise
  • Apple Cider Vinegar

How to Make Honey Mustard Sauce

Step 1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together mustard, honey, brown sugar, mayonnaise, and apple cider vinegar. Whisk until well-blended and there are no lumps from the brown sugar.

Do you have a good whisk at home? It’s essential to me for a lot of sauce recipes. I use one from Williams Sonoma that’s similar to this one and it gets a workout almost daily in my kitchen.

A bowl of ingredients to make Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe.

Step 2. Transfer honey mustard sauce to a jar or bowl for serving. The sauce will keep in the refrigerator for several days.

Whisk inside a bowl that contains homemade honey mustard.

Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe Serving Suggestions:

You can serve this honey mustard sauce with so many things: try it alongside these easy Parmesan Chicken Cutlets, which are a family favorite, or drizzle a little over these Easy Baked Fish Sticks. If you keep a jar of this honey mustard sauce in the fridge, you might be surprised at what your family decides to eat it with!

A plate of chicken and salad with a serving of honey mustard.

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Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe

This honey mustard sauce recipe comes together in about 2 minutes–just whisk together yellow mustard, honey, brown sugar, a little mayonnaise, and apple cider vinegar.
Prep: 2 minutes
Total: 2 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
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  • ½ cup yellow mustard
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar


  • Whisk all ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Transfer to a container and store in refrigerator for several days.


Serving: 8servings, Calories: 110kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 200mg, Sugar: 20g
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Calories: 110
Keyword: honey mustard sauce, honey mustard sauce recipe
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  1. Thanks for the recipe; could you pls. tell us if we can make it without mayonnaise, because its perishable.


  2. My husband loves Honey Mustard. I’m wondering after reading the contents, if this could be made in larger quantities and canned?

    1. Hey Donna,
      I am not a canner so I really can’t say but I don’t think I would can something that has a perishable ingredient like mayonnaise. The sauce is pretty easy to make though and keeps for several days in the fridge. Hope that helps! Thanks for visiting Southern Food and Fun!