These hot honey recipes will inspire you to use this delicious sweet and spicy condiment in dozens of different ways to make weeknight dinners even tastier.
Once I tried drizzling hot honey over a pizzeria pizza, I became completely obsessed with Mike's Hot Honey.
It was such an unusual condiment to find sitting at the table next to the grated parm and crushed red pepper flakes, I was curious.
I tentatively dipped the edge of my pizza crust in a little of the sweet and spicy and honey and quickly found myself grabbing for more.
Now this unique item is an absolute staple in my kitchen pantry!
Over the last couple of years, I've found dozens of different ways to use hot honey to make my regular weeknight dinners even tastier.
If you haven't gotten into the hot honey craze yet, here are the easiest, and most delicious, places to start:
What Is Hot Honey?
Hot honey is a chili pepper infused honey that has a deep red-amber hue. It is my new favorite sweet and spicy condiment.
The original hot honey is Mike's Hot Honey but other honey makers have jumped on the bandwagon and you can find lots of alternatives at most grocery stores these days.
You could also order a bottle of Mike's Hot Honey on Amazon here.
Hot Honey Chick-Fil-A Sauce
The absolute easiest and one of the most delicious ways to use hot honey is to combine it with fried chicken.
I found the best fried chicken nuggets in the freezer section at Costco. You can bake them in an air fryer or in the oven and they get perfectly crispy.
Drizzle the hot honey right over the nuggets or stir it into my easy homemade Chick-fil-A sauce for a chicken nugget dip.
Drizzle on Pizza
This was the original way I first tasted hot honey. The pizzeria served it in huge bottles with an easy drizzle spout that I loved.
You could dip the crust in a little dollop of honey on your plate or do like I do and just give the entire slice a gentle drizzle.
Biscuits and honey are a match made in heaven. Make my easy buttermilk drop biscuits and drizzle the hot honey over the top while they are still warm.
Or beat the hot honey into whipped butter for a hot honey butter spread!
Honey is a great alternative to brown sugar in some recipes. My spicy sauce for sandwiches could easily be tweaked to use the hot honey in place of the brown sugar.
Spread this on a cold deli ham sandwich or grill it and make a spicy hot ham and Swiss cheese sandwich.