30 Zesty Ways To Use Honey Mustard

Add Zing and Sweetness to Your Dishes

Skillet Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

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Sweet and tangy honey mustard is a versatile condiment that can add flavor to a wide variety of dishes. Think beyond salad dressing and sandwich spreads, and get creative with these delicious ideas and recipes for how to use honey mustard in your cooking.

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    Homemade Honey Dijon Mustard

    Homemade Honey Dijon Mustard

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    This essential recipe for Dijon honey mustard with white wine, garlic, and optional dashes of hot sauce will infuse your cooking with great taste. Make it a few days ahead of cooking with it, to allow the ingredients time to mingle and develop their flavors.

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    Honey Mustard Pork Roast

    Honey Mustard Pork Roast

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    Your slow cooker is the secret to fantastically tender, juicy meat in this hearty recipe for rolled boneless pork loin roast. The roast braises slowly all day in the crock pot, smothered in a spicy, savory honey mustard sauce that is a perfect complement to mild pork.

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    Grilled Tuna With a Dijon Honey Mustard Marinade

    Grilled Tuna Steak

     

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    Pescatarians and those eating healthy will be all smiles at your next cookout when you serve up this tasty grilled tuna dish. Meaty tuna steaks are bathed in a flavorful marinade made with Dijon honey-mustard, soy sauce, olive oil, and rice wine vinegar, then cooked to flaky perfection on the grill.

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    Honey Mustard Meatloaf

    Honey Mustard Meatloaf

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    A delicious honey-mustard glaze replaces the traditional ketchup glaze in this meatloaf recipe, giving the meat a tantalizing taste. Make it the classic way with lean ground beef, or use a combination of beef and turkey for a healthier family meal. Leftovers make great sandwiches!

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    Deviled Eggs With Honey Mustard

    Deviled Eggs With Honey Mustard

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    Deviled eggs are an essential picnic food, and make a popular appetizer at cookouts and buffet parties. Honey mustard is added to the mayonnaise that's mixed with cooked egg yolks in this recipe, giving these eggy bites a welcome, tangy lift.

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    Mahi-Mahi Burgers With Honey Mustard Sauce

    Mahi Mahi Burgers With Honey Mustard Sauce

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    Mahi-mahi is a firm-textured white fish that stands up well to grilling. Deliver a different burger option at your next cookout party, with this crowd-pleasing recipe for grilled mahi-mahi burgers with honey mustard sauce.

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    Honey Mustard Salmon Pasta Salad

    Honey Mustard Salmon Pasta Salad
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    Honey mustard salmon pasta salad is a colorful, bright-tasting, nutritious dish that makes a great dinner idea on hot summer days. Chunks of sweet salmon are combined with cooked pasta, fresh tomatoes, chopped bell peppers, creamy avocado, and mild cheese cubes, in a creamy honey mustard dressing.

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    Honey Dijon Hamburgers

    Honey Dijon Hamburgers

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    Use freshly ground chuck (ask your butcher for an 80-20 mix) to make these mouth-watering beef burgers that are sure to earn you a reputation as the best grill master on the block. You'll want to put the included honey-mustard-tarragon-mayonnaise sauce on everything you grill!

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    BBQ Corn With Honey-Dijon Baste

    BBQ Corn with Honey-Dijon Baste

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    Barbecue corn is a must-have at summer cookouts and tastes fantastic prepared with a salted honey-mustard glaze. Serve the corn ears whole, or remove the cooked niblets for combining with vegetables, cooked pasta shapes, and crumbled cheese in summer salads.

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    Skillet Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

    Skillet Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

    The Spruce

    In less than 30 minutes, you can serve up a fragrant, flavorful chicken dinner for your family. Meaty, flavorful, inexpensive chicken thighs are cut into strips, then simmered in a rich honey mustard sauce, along with carrots, onions, and garlic. Serve atop hot cooked rice, couscous, or pasta noodles.

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    Easy Honey Mustard Sauce

    Easy Honey Mustard Sauce

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    Here's a super-easy honey mustard sauce recipe that you can use to glaze a baked ham, drizzle over roasted vegetables, or as a dipping sauce for chicken wings, soft pretzels, or pigs in a blanket.

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    Honey Mustard Pork Loin Chops

    Honey Mustard Pork Loin Chops

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    Pork loin chops cooked in tasty honey mustard and white wine cream sauce are quick and easy to make on busy weeknights, but special enough for company. This recipe is made entirely in one skillet, so clean-up is easy, too.

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    Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Bites With Honey Mustard Sauce

    Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Bites With Honey Mustard Sauce

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Salty, savory bacon-wrapped chicken bites with honey mustard sauce make a fantastic party appetizer or game day nosh. Seasoned chicken breast chunks are wrapped in bacon strips, and oven-basted in a luscious, sweet and sour sauce.

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    Honey-Dijon Arctic Char

    Honey-Dijon Arctic Char

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    Offer cookout guests a healthy, delicious main course option with this tasty grilled fish recipe. Arctic char fillets are marinated in a mixture of Dijon mustard, honey, olive oil, and simple seasonings, then cooked skin-side down on a well-oiled grill.

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    Baked Curry Honey Mustard Chicken

    Honey mustard chicken thighs

    The Spruce

    With only five ingredients, this curried honey mustard chicken dinner is made for busy weeknights. Simply microwave the sauce ingredients and pour over boneless chicken breasts, for baking easily in your oven. Add some frozen veggies to the pan and serve over rice for a yummy one-dish dinner.

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    Crock Pot Honey Mustard Ham

    Crock Pot Honey Mustard Ham

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    Gorgeous glazed ham makes a show-stopping main dish at holiday time. The slow cooker makes for a hands-free preparation, so you can spend more time with guests. The ham cooks all day in an easy sauce made with honey, mustard, and brown sugar, producing delicious, tender, sweet, salty meat.

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    Chicken, Mozzarella, and Avocado Pretzel Bun Sandwich With Honey Mustard

    Chicken, Mozzarella, and Avocado Pretzel Bun Sandwich With Honey Mustard

    Grilled Cheese Social

    This is not your usual sandwich recipe! A split pretzel bun is piled high with thinly sliced chicken meat, creamy avocado, orange tomato, spicy pickled red onions, fresh mozzarella, and honey Dijon mustard, for a satisfying sammie with tons of flavor.

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    Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken With Spinach

    Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken with Spinach

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    Budget-friendly family meals don't have to skimp on flavor. Boneless chicken breast halves take on great flavor and color after cooking all day in your crock pot with a simple honey mustard glaze and buttered spinach leaves. Serve with rice or potatoes for a complete meal.

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    Alice Springs Chicken

    Alice Springs Chicken

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Now you don't have to go to Outback Steakhouse to enjoy the restaurant chain's famous Alice Springs chicken dish, featuring honey mustard chicken breasts topped with bacon, mushrooms, and melting cheese. Use an oven-proof skillet for this 30-minute recipe that starts on your stovetop and finishes in the oven. We also love this copycat version of Outback Steakhouse bread!

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    Baked Honey Mustard Salmon

    Baked salon with mustard sauce

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    A tasty, healthy weeknight dinner is as simple as this 20-minute recipe for moist and flavorful salmon fillets. Baked in an easy, delicious sauce made with creamy honey mustard salad dressing, grainy mustard, mayonnaise, and pantry spices, plus some lemon juice for brightness, it's definitely one that you'll be coming back for seconds.

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    Grilled Honey Dijon Turkey Breast

    Grilled Honey Dijon Turkey Breast

    Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    Why wait until Thanksgiving to enjoy turkey, when it tastes so great on the grill? Enjoy it in summer too, with this recipe for well-seasoned, grilled turkey breasts with an outrageously tasty honey Dijon and chipotle glaze.

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    Vegetarian Apple Cheddar Panini Sandwich With Honey Mustard

    Vegetarian Apple Cheddar Panini Sandwich With Honey Mustard

    The Spruce / Jolinda Hackett

    Upgrade your usual lunchtime meal with this gourmet grilled cheese sandwich recipe with apples that uses honey mustard in place of the usual butter. It makes a fabulous, healthy school lunch idea for kids or a nice change from your usual brown bag lunch at work.

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    Honey Dijon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

    Honey Dijon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

    The Spruce / Molly Watson

    Wake up fresh greens with tangy and sweet salad dressing made with honey, Dijon mustard, and balsamic vinegar. Mix it up quickly in a jar or bowl for a flavorful dressing that is additive-free.

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    Oven-Fried Honey Mustard Chicken With Crispy Panko Coating

    Oven-Fried Honey Mustard Chicken With Crispy Panko Coating

    The Spruce

    Enjoy fried chicken without all the calories of deep-frying, with this clever recipe for oven-fried chicken with a crispy panko breadcrumb coating. Honey mustard and mayonnaise add a zesty tang to the chicken pieces in this picnic or party-ready dish.

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    Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin

    Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Pork tenderloin comes out juicy and fork-tender in this slow cooker recipe that makes a great weeknight dinner. Balsamic vinegar and dark brown sugar are added to the honey mustard sauce that cooks with the pork, creating great sweet and sour flavor.

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    Grilled Honey Mustard Sea Bass

    Grilled Honey Mustard Sea Bass

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    Buttery-tasting grilled sea bass fillets are enhanced by a simple sweet and savory cooking sauce of white wine, honey, Dijon mustard, olive oil, sea salt, and Worcestershire sauce. Serve it for dinner over hot cooked rice with a green salad on the side.

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    Chicken Waldorf Sandwich

    Chicken salad sandwich

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    Honey mustard adds piquant flavor to a chicken sandwich with savory and sweet notes. Cooked chicken is combined with chopped Granny Smith apples, celery, walnuts, dried cranberries, honey mustard, mayonnaise, yogurt, and lemon juice, and sandwiched between slices of cinnamon raisin bread.

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    Crock Pot Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

    Crock Pot Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

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    Kids can enjoy tasty honey mustard chicken for dinner. While parents will appreciate this budget-conscious, 3-ingredient recipe that cooks easily in the crockpot, with boneless chicken thighs, Dijon mustard, and a little bit of honey. Win-win all around!

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    Crock Pot Honey Baked Beans With Ground Beef

    Crockpot Honey Baked Beans With Ground Beef

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Slow cooker baked beans and ground beef are flavored with a honey barbecue sauce mixture, some mustard, and onion soup mix, in this hearty, protein-rich recipe that is filling enough to serve as a meal on its own, or with a tossed salad on the side.