Creamy Mustard Sauce

Creamy Mustard Sauce
The Spruce
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
74 Calories
8g Fat
1g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 74
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 145mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 1g
Calcium 20mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This quick and easy creamy mustard sauce is perfect for fish, pork, ham, poultry, or vegetables. This sauce turns a basic chicken breast into an elegant entrée impressive enough to serve your dinner guests.

Perhaps this sauce was born out of the idea of the classic French Béarnaise—a sauce made from wine, vinegar, shallots, tarragon, egg yolks, and butter that is whisked and emulsified to create a velvety pale yellow sauce. In this recipe, the combination of heavy cream and Dijon mustard results in a similar smooth texture and a pale yellow color, but also adds a little bit of tang to the taste. Made simply from two ingredients (with salt and pepper to season), the sharpness of the mustard is counteracted a bit by the mellow flavor of the cream. 

You can change the sauce up a bit by adding a little grainy mustard in place of some of the Dijon. It will bring a new depth of flavor as well as an interesting texture.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a small saucepan, mix cream, mustard, and pepper over low heat.

  3. Simmer until sauce thickens slightly, stirring constantly—about 1 minute. Season to taste with salt.

  4. Use as a condiment, a dip, or in a marinade. Enjoy!