DIY Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce

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Homemade Honey Mustard

The neighborhood we live in now is in stark contrast to the neighborhood we left in California.  Since we moved into townhomes owned by the seminary, you can guess that there are other young family residents, resulting in many other kids for Judah to play with.  Back in California, Judah had no friends his age in the neighborhood and the closest playground was a 15-minute drive.  The closest playground here?  About 20 feet from my kitchen window.  🙂

Needless to say, Judah is having the time of his life.  And, he is being forced to share his toys.  Today, he clobbered a girl twice his size as she ran towards his Hot Wheels collection that he so proudly displayed on the sidewalk.  Then after the blow, he yelled “Mine!”  That’s when I clobbered him.  Not really.  But, that’s when I wanted to.  :

Judah’s a good kid.  But, he is really having to figure out this sharing thing.  I mean, he just turned two, and he’s never had to share his own toys very often, so I should give him some slack.  But, I’m going to nip it while it’s hot.

You know who else needs to work on their sharing skills?  Chick-fil-a.  I need them to share their various sauce recipes.  Specifically, their Polynesian sauce (right, Steph?).  😉  But, trying to find a “copycat” recipe for them is pretty much impossible.  So, I took a few packets from their restaurant the other day and will be playing around in my kitchen with the ingredients listed.

Even though Chick-fil-a does have a honey mustard sauce, this honey mustard recipe is actually reminiscent of their “Chick-fil-a Sauce,” (although definitely not exact).  There are many different ways to make honey mustard.  Some people use horseradish, others add more honey, then someone else might throw in some OJ.  I like to keep it as simple as possible, with ingredients I always have on hand.  This formula is just that and creamy, tangy and the perfect dip for our chicken nuggets.

Honey Mustard Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 1/4 cups

Honey Mustard Sauce

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
  • Juice from half a lemon (or 1 Tablespoon)

Combine all ingredients and stir. Cover and chill 2 to 3 hours before serving.

Source: Adapted from Paula Deen, via The Food Network

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  1. I love honey mustard sauce!

  2. My husband loves honey mustard sauce, I will have to try this!

  3. Oh my gosh, if you can duplicate their Polynesian sauce, I would give you….my first born? Probably not, but man it would be good to know how to make that stuff!

  4. I found a recipe online for Chick Fil A sauce that included Kens (has to be kens) honey mustard, smokey BBQ sauce, and Ketchup. Maybe that will get you started 🙂

  5. My daughter loves Honey Mustard Sauce. I am so glad you shared this recipe:) Thanks!

  6. I reallllly love honey mustard. My mouth puckers just thinking of a delicious chicken nugget dunked in that tangy, sweet stuff!

  7. I just discovered your blog and LOVE it. Welcome to MS! I am so glad you are enjoying it!! We live in Vicksburg, are you in Jackson?

    • Thanks, Jennifer! We are currently in seminary housing in Clinton so we can scope out the area before buying. 🙂 Vicksburg’s not far, right? I’ve heard it’s a neat place!

  8. I absolutely LOVE this post. I always wanted to know how to make Honey Mustard. I tried making it before but I really didn’t like the recipe too much.. I can’t wait to try this one.

  9. April was in CT now CA says:

    This was timely! I made chicken tenders for dinner tonight and when this popped into my reader I made it right away so it would have time to sit. So good, thanks!! And if you do figure out their Polynesian sauce I will be all over that!

  10. Yes! Vicksburg is only 30 mins away from you. Just jump on I-20 and head west! Vicksburg would be a fun day trip! See the river, eat at Rusty’s, drive around downtown and see the antebellum homes.
    Your little one would love the river front park!

  11. ShoeFanatic says:

    This was a huge hit served with the soft pretzels for the Super Bowl. Absolutely delicious and couldn’t be easier!

  12. are y’all at RTS?…If so I know exactly where you are! We lived there for about 2 years while my dad worked on his 3rd Masters.

  13. How are you finding Jackson? I was there for 6th and 7th grade and attended school at Bailey Magnet High School (for 7th grade) if you have not seen this building then you should at least drive by, its a huge,deco style structure with massive relief sculptures on the outside…Has the community become safer? The house that RTS put us in was on Andover Dr. less than a mile from the campus, the neighborhood was really rough….major gang problems, hopefully its not that way anymore! I was always envious of the on campus housing, with the playground right in the backyard:) My dad received his MAMFT from RTS Jackson, what is your Husband pursuing?,and how long are you planning on staying?

  14. Madison M. says:

    I’ve heard that their polynesian sauce is actually just Marzetti Honey French dressing. Don’t know if that’s true or not and I haven’t actually tried that dressing but I’ve heard this over and over again so it must be close at least!

  15. Ashley Doss Ü says:

    I am using it for my 4-H at my school hopefully 1 place Ü

  16. i love honey mustin

  17. I just made this but used plain Greek yogurt and some olive oil instead of mayonnaise and it so delicious! Thanks for your recipe!

  18. I just stumbled upon this and couldn’t wait to try it. It was delicious! It tasted exactly like the honey mustard in my favorite restaurants. Next time I won’t add the honey first, because it stuck to the bottom of the bowl. 🙂

  19. love new recipies they all sound great

  20. Just made this and it tastes a lot like Ken’s Steakhouse honey mustard….

    • Oh really? I’ve never had Ken’s Steakhouse honey mustard. Is that a good thing or bad thing in your opinion? 🙂

  21. Can i leave the lemon…because in my country..its hard to find lemon or should i replace it with other substances

    • The lemon helps cut the strong mustard taste, so you can leave it out if you don’t mind it being strong. Otherwise, if you have access to oranges (or orange juice) try using that instead.

  22. Love it! I saw some one else’s made it with olive oil and Greek yogart would love that reciepe also!! I’m trying to eat healthy and trying to get my kids on board!! Absolutely love this reciepe!!

  23. How long with this keep in the frig?

  24. Thanks I would assume that it would be good for as long as the mustard, mayo and honey is good right!!

  25. Whoa, that is delish! And easy….LOVE!

  26. I made it and was a little skeptical but it actually tastes delicious!

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