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Perfect honey mustard dip for serving with your favorite appetizers like chicken nuggets, sausage balls, or hot pretzel bites. My recipe is not too sweet and just the perfect consistency for dunking!

A hand dunks a sausage ball into a small cup of honey mustard dip.

My oldest is a bit of a mustard connoisseur, it is by far her very favorite condiment.

If you peeked in my fridge, you'd see numerous bottles of different kinds of mustards from Dijon, to yellow, to spicy brown, to whole grain, and more. We're always trying new flavors.

But try as we might, we just have not found a prepared honey mustard that is worth our time. They are often too thick, or too sweet, or don't have enough mustard flavor with the honey overpowering the whole bottle.

I finally decided to mix up our own combination with just the right balance of mustard to honey.

She took one bite and with eyes wide said: "Be sure to save this recipe! Exactly how it is! It's perfect."

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Why This is the Best Recipe

Some honey mustard sauces are far too sweet or far too thin in consistency. My daughter and I perfected this version and think this is the best honey mustard dip recipe because:

  1. Perfect Texture: It is just thick enough to cling to your dunker but not goopy.
  2. Perfect Mustard Ratio: By combining both Dijon mustard and Yellow mustard, you get a perfect mustard balance.
  3. Not Too Sweet: We like things more tangy and a stronger mustard flavor with just a hint of honey sweetness.
  4. Smidge of Heat: Just a pinch of cayenne pepper gives the dip some warmth without being spicy.

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The ingredients to make homemade honey mustard dip

You only need a few easy pantry ingredients to make this simple mustard dip:

  • Honey: Regular honey is the obvious choice but if I were making this just for myself I'd totally use Mike's Hot Honey for some kick.
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • Vinegar: You could use white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. If you're out of vinegar, you could substitute fresh lemon juice.
  • Cayenne Pepper: This adds so much flavor but does not make the dip spicy.
  • Kosher Salt: Just a pinch but it is optional.

Whisk the Dip Together

Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk them together.

The ingredients have been measured into a mixing bowl.

That's it! Easy peasy.

The dip has been whisked together and is a smooth and creamy yellow.

Make Ahead Tips

You can whisk together the honey mustard and store it in a mason jar or other container with an airtight lid in the fridge for up to one week.

How to Use Honey Mustard Dip

The small cup of honey mustard dip is set on a platter of homemade sausage balls.

Honey mustard dip pairs really well with savory chicken and other easy appetizers.

You could whisk together a batch to serve with broiled chicken tenderloins or a pan of baked chicken nuggets for a quick dinner the kids will love.

Serve a bowl of honey mustard dip with seasoned pretzels or hot soft pretzels for a simple party snack.

Honey mustard dip goes perfectly with a batch of savory Bisquick sausage balls for a holiday appetizer, too.

More Easy Dip Recipes

Looking for more easy dips to add to your dinner routine? You won't want to miss these other family-friendly recipes:

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A hand dunks a sausage ball into a small cup of honey mustard dip.

Honey Mustard Dip

4.50 from 2 votes
Make a quick batch of this easy honey mustard dip for dunking delicious appetizers like homemade sausage balls, baked chicken nuggets, or soft pretzel bites in under a minute.
TOTAL TIME 5 minutes
PREP TIME 5 minutes
YIELD 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 5 tablespoons (1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon) mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp vinegar (white or apple cider) or fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch kosher salt


  • Add all the ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisk them together.

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  1. 4 stars
    Do you have a recipe for honey mustard salad dressing? I see the mustard vinaigrette, but was looking for honey mustard dressing. Sorry if I missed it. I love your recipes! Things a home cook can and would make.

    1. Oh thank you so much for the compliment, Cookie! My mustard vinaigrette recipe is much thinner in consistency than a classic honey mustard dressing. I don't have a regular dressing recipe yet but thanks for the suggestion!

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