Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

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Sometimes the only way you make a scrumptious bite better is to add some sauce.

What would crispy chicken tenders be without a dipping sauce? They would be good, but still begging for a scrumptious dip to be plunged into. This sauce has only four ingredients, but the depth of flavor is truly spectacular. And it will keep in the fridge for repeated use for days and days! So good!

A close-up view of a small silver condiment vessel filled with homemade honey mustard dipping sauce surround by chicken tender.

How To Make Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce


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The Ingredients You Will Need

Since there are only four ingredients in this sauce, be sure to go with top-notch brands. Here’s what you’ll need to have on hand:

Dijon mustard – Regular Dijon is great, for a more distinct flavor, try stone ground or spicy brown.
MayonnaiseHomemade is great, but a good-quality store-bought is perfectly fine.
Honey – Go with a good brand, if possible. It really makes a difference in the final taste and texture.
Paprika – Smoked adds a nice depth of flavor. Not overpowering, just flavorful.

A glass bowl filled with unmixed quantities of mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, honey, and smoked paprika for making a honey mustard dipping sauce.

Other Amazing Dipping Sauce Recipes to Try

These can be used to dip vegetables or fried food in, as a spread on your favorite sandwich, or anywhere you want to bump the flavor of your prepared dishes.

Homemade Ranch
Creamy Blue Cheese
Cajun Remoulade
Creamy Scallion Remoulade
Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce
Classic Marinara Sauce
Best-Ever Tartar Sauce
Rosemary and Basil Aioli
Mornay (French Cheese) Sauce
Tex-Mex Queso

These are all so amazing in their own way. But, in the meantime, isn’t this dipping sauce catching your eye?

An overhead view of a glass bowl filled with a honey mustard mixture with a whisk in the middle of it.

We love this sauce so much, we put it on practically everything.

Of course, it is the perfect sauce for crispy chicken fingers, sweet potato crosshatch fries, and homemade french fries.

But, it also makes a great sandwich spread or salad dressing. But, oh, boy, is it the perfect match for our homemade crispy chicken tenders.

An overhead view of a silver condiment holder filled with homemade honey mustard dipping sauce surrounded by crispy chicken tenders.

Ready to make the best dipping sauce in town? Go for it!

And when you do, be sure to take a photo of it, post it on Instagram, and tag @HowToFeedaLoon and hashtag #HowToFeedaLoon!

A close-up view of a small silver condiment vessel filled with homemade honey mustard dipping sauce surround by chicken tender.

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce may only have four ingredients, but the depth of flavor is truly amazing. The sauce can be made several days in advance of serving. It's great as a dipping sauce, but also as a sandwich spread or even salad dressing.
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Course: Dipping Sauce
Cuisine: American / French
Keyword: dipping sauce recipe for chicken tenders, how to make honey mustard sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 129kcal


  • cup Dijon mustard
  • cup honey
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika


  • Place all of the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and whisk together until fully combined. Serve at once, or place in a bowl with a tight-fitting lid and keep in the refrigerator for up to 7 to 10 days.
    ⅓ cup Dijon mustard, ⅓ cup honey, ¼ cup mayonnaise, ¼ tsp smoked paprika


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Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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