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This mustard sauce is creamy and perfect for dipping! It takes minutes to whip up with mustard, mayonnaise and honey.

Mustard Sauce

Need a creamy condiment for sandwiches or dipping? Here’s just what you need: mustard sauce! This irresistibly zingy and balanced sauce stars two types of mustard, mayonnaise and honey. It comes together in just 1 minute, and the flavor is divine! Use it for dipping vegetables or wings, or slather it on sandwiches and burgers. It adds a bright pop of flavor to everything it touches and it’s beyond simple to stir together.

Ingredients in mustard sauce

This mustard sauce recipe is so simple and tasty, it’s become one of our “back pocket” recipes that we use in a pinch. It’s perfect for grilled vegetables, fried fish, and burgers, and we can’t get enough of it! Here are the ingredients you’ll need, which you might already have on hand in your refrigerator:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • Yellow mustard
  • Honey (or sugar)

Simply mix them together in a bowl until combined: easy as that! Take a taste from the end of the spoon and it’s tangy, savory, a little spicy and sweet all at once.

Dijon vs yellow mustard

For the best flavor, this mustard sauce relies on two types of mustard: Dijon mustard and yellow mustard. Dijon mustard is spicier, with a sharper flavor. Yellow mustard is a bit more mild, but it adds a nice roundness to the flavor and color to this sauce. If you only have one or the other, the sauce will still work! It will taste slightly different, but it works in a pinch.

Mustard Sauce

Varying the sweetness and sweetener

We like honey in this sauce, which makes it almost like a honey mustard sauce recipe. In fact, you can increase the amount of honey as desired to make it sweeter and more honey-forward.

You also can change the sweetener according to your tastes and preferences! The sugar is helpful to make for a balanced flavor. However, you can use less if desired, or use sugar, maple syrup or agave syrup. If you omit the sugar, the sauce will taste very spicy and have a subtle bitter aftertaste.

Storage info

Homemade mustard sauce lasts at least 1 month in the refrigerator in a sealed container. You can likely store it for longer, but ours never lasts that long! Mayonnaise remains stable in the refrigerator for months, while mustard can last up to 1 year.

Shrimp Burger

Ways to serve mustard sauce

There are so many ways to serve mustard sauce once you’ve whipped up a batch! We originally made ours for these Shrimp Burgers. Here are a few ideas:

More sauce recipes

This sauce recipe is a favorite in our arsenal. Here are a few more easy sauce recipes to try:

This mustard sauce recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan (with sugar), plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.

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Mustard Sauce

Mustard Sauce

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Scant ½ cup 1x


This mustard sauce is creamy and perfect for dipping! It takes minutes to whip up with mustard, mayonnaise and honey.


  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey (or sugar)


  1. In a small bowl, stir all ingredients together. (If desired, add more honey to taste.) Store refrigerated for up to 1 month.
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Sauce
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Mustard sauce

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. 10/10 served it to my family and they loved it with our salmon. My daughter usually refuses to eat fish of any kind but she loved it with this sauce!