2-Ingredient Honey Mustard Sauce

Easy honey mustard sauce recipe

The Spruce / Katarina Zunic

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Yield: 1 cup
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
75 Calories
1g Fat
17g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 75
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 811mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 57mg 1%
*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 recipe stays true to its name as only honey and mustard are needed to make this simple but delicious honey mustard sauce. It is a tasty glaze for baked ham but can also be served as a dip alongside chicken nuggets and vegetables, spread inside a turkey wrap, or even used as a quick salad dressing. Once you have a container of this honey mustard in the fridge, you may find unexpected ways to use this sweet and tangy sauce.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for honey mustard sauce
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  2. Combine the mustard and honey in a bowl, mixing thoroughly.

    Combine honey and mustard
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  3. Enjoy with baked ham, as a sandwich spread, or as a dip.

    Easy honey mustard sauce served next to a ham
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How to Store

This honey mustard sauce can be stored in an airtight container (such as a jar) in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.

Ways to Use Honey Mustard

  • Place alongside ham as a dip, or glaze the ham before, during, or after baking with the honey mustard sauce.
  • Use instead of bottled salad dressing when making pasta salad.
  • Baste grilled chicken with the sauce as it is cooking.
  • Drizzle over roasted vegetables.
  • Serve as a dip with soft pretzels.
  • Brush onto salmon steaks or fillets before roasting or broiling.
  • Add to a turkey and brie sandwich.
  • Coat a pork tenderloin with the sauce before slow cooking.
  • Use in place of a mayonnaise mixture when making chicken salad.

Recipe Variations

  • For a creamier texture, add a bit of mayonnaise.
  • Sprinkle in a little fresh or dried herb, such as tarragon or thyme, to give the sauce another layer of flavor.
  • Drizzle in a neutral oil to create a thinner consistency, perfect for salads.
  • Add a dash or two of hot sauce to give it some heat.

Ham Glazing Tips

It's important to glaze the ham at the right time. After the ham is heating a while, and it is about 120 F, turn the heat up higher. Brush the ham with glaze and then bake for about 10 minutes. After that, glaze it again and broil the ham for a few minutes until it caramelizes and the skin crisps. Glazing should take about 15 minutes in all and is only done at the end of the cooking process.