18 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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    Grilled Tuna With a Dijon Honey Mustard Marinade

    Marinated Grilled Tuna With Dijon Honey Mustard

    The Spruce / Danielle Moore

    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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    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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    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

    Burgers With Honey Dijon Sauce

    The Spruce / Loren Runion

    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

    Corncobs On Barbecue
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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 recipe

    The Spruce / Katarina Zunic

    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-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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    Crock Pot Honey Mustard Ham

    Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham

    The Spruce / Loren Runion

    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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    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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    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

    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 Japanese 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 Waldorf Sandwiches

    The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

    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

    Serving bowl with slow cooker honey mustard chicken.
    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    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!