Recipe: Restaurant Style Honey Mustard


I don’t know about you, but I don’t care for any of the pre-made honey mustards that are sold in stores. I do love a good honey mustard, and my favorites are the honey mustard at Outback Steakhouse and Chilis. I have never found a pre-made bottle of honey mustard that taste like the ones that are served at either of those restaurants. After doing some researching and tweaking I have found the perfect copycat recipe for restaurant style honey mustard. I know it may sound like a weird combo with the mayonnaise added in, but I promise you, you won’t be disappointed with this recipe.

3/4 cup of good quality mayonnaise
1/4 cup of honey
2 Tablespoons of dijon mustard (grey poupon)


Combine all three ingredients, mix well, make sure there are no lumps.
Refrigerate for a couple hours for the flavors to come together.


You can use this on salads, chicken, ham sandwiches, whatever your little heart desires. You will love this honey mustard!


  1. This seems like a very yummy recipe!!!! I love honey mustard and I put it on basically everything!!

  2. Yay! I’ve been looking for an option where I can make this homemade. I’m allergic to garlic, which is in everything, so I like to make homemade whenever I can. With a recipe, I can modify it and take out the garlic whenever it shows up. I hope you’ll do some more of these salad dressing recipes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. darlene says:

    Thanks for this easy and delicious dip recipe. This will be great for chicken (nuggets!) nights!

  4. sania wasif says:

    yummy !!

  5. Lindsay Giedosh says:

    Thank you for this! There’s nothing quite like restaurant style condiments in my opinion

  6. Easy enough and one I’ll be trying soon. Sounds delicious too!

  7. Robin H says:

    Will sure be trying this one. My family loves this stuff!

  8. That sounds pretty good. We love to use mustard as a dipping sauce.

  9. We like Honey Mustard in our house. We usually put it on our chicken patties. Tho I dislike dijon mustard I will substitute regular mustard instead. thanks much for the recipe

    • I don’t like dijon mustard either, at all…but it’s what makes this honey mustard. I recommend trying it out.

  10. Yana Lyfar says:

    My husband LOVE honey mustard, this recipe is a keeper !!!!

  11. My family loves honey mustard dipping sauce, and this recipe looks marvelous! Thanks for sharing it…it’s so easy ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. M.Clark says:

    I am a big fan of honey mustard, I love to make this and use it as a dipping sauce for everything. Thank youfor sharing this recipe.

  13. kamilah says:

    looks very easy, thanks

  14. nancyfancypink says:

    I have been looking for a honey mustard recipe that is restaurant quality! I can’t wait to try this. My Hubby LOVES honey mustard on just about everything.

  15. Sally T. says:

    Thank-you for the recipe,I will have to try this one.
    I have made a different one and my family thought it was so-so.I will
    be anxious as what they say about this one.

  16. Seems easy enough I bet it would be great on grilled chicken. I would rather make sauces like this than buy it there are to many variations.

  17. Dorothy Boucher says:

    yummy and easy to do, love it, i love being able to dip chicken into this ๐Ÿ˜‰ thanks for share

  18. this looks like wow i had no idea i can make it like this its so simple and saves a trip to the store if we have the ingredients

  19. I tried this with chicken nuggets. It tastes good. And, it couldn’t be easier to make.

  20. maria c says:

    This looks so good and easy to make. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  21. Thank you for sharing how to make this. My husband loves this.

  22. So THAT’S how my boyfriend makes this! It is indeed delicious. Now I wonder how he makes his “famous” honey cinnamon butter.

  23. Sherrie C. says:

    That looks delicous! My granddaughter and I both love honey mustard but I’ve never actually made it at home. I’m going to have to try this out. Thanks for the recipe.

  24. Ronald G says:

    I love this receipe because I can never get my own right..and I love honey mustard

  25. Lisa Konieczke says:

    Oh yes! I am going to make this! I love Honey mustard on my salads and for dipping my chicken fingers in. This is super easy to make. Thank you for sharing. Pinned it.

  26. Krystal Waters says:

    Pinning this one, I love a good honey mustard, thanks for sharing.

  27. Thank you for sharing how to make this at home!

  28. I want to dip my chicken nuggets in this. Yum. Thanks for the recipe.

    slehan at juno dot com

  29. Well, here is an update since my last post. I made this and it tastes sooooo good!!! We made hamburgers on the grill and put this on it. I will be making this at every cookout for sure.

  30. nenasinclair says:

    We use a lot of honey mustard in our household, so this is great! At least then, I know what’s in it!

  31. This dressing is great on lots of things. Thank you for posting!

  32. This sounds delicious to use on salads!! Just in time for Memorial Day bbq ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. I just need honey to make this. Thank you again!

  34. Our family loves honey mustard, except for my husband. This recipe is so easy, I’ve never even thought about making it.

  35. Lauryn R says:

    This recipe sounds great! I love making homemade dressings, the store bought bottles just never taste good to me!

  36. Nicole Bear says:

    Who knew the secret ingredient was my good friend mayo?!!! I always just mixed honey and mustard and that was that.

  37. Kat Olmstead says:

    Will definitely be trying this! Thank you!

  38. Deborah D says:

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! So simple!

  39. Jan Lee says:

    I always wanted to know how they make it in restaurants; the best I have found is from KFC tho, and I haven’t tried any others that come close, so I’ll have to try this and see if it is just like theirs, lol Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. This sounds so easy and it tastes so good. Thanks for the quick recipe and I will use it soon. I am going to pin it so I have it too!

  41. I tried this and it was good. Easy to make and great on my sandwiches.

    slehan at juno dot com

  42. Another update!!! I can’t get enough of this recipe!!! I made it today and all of my family and friends loved it and all asked for the recipe!!

  43. nicole dz says:

    WOW very easy to make at home. Love this quick and easy recipe to whip up. I love the restaurant version nd this seems like a great verison of it.

  44. Terri S says:

    Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I will be trying this.

  45. I just had a fantastic honey mustard at The Hard Rock Cafe this weekend and was wondering why my honey mustard never tastes the same when I add honey to mustard, lol! Thanks for the recipe!

  46. Thanks for the recipe. I make homemade mayo and mustard, but knowing that I can mix them for a flavor treat is great. ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. Susan Campbell says:

    I tried this, It’s delish, and it saved me a run to the store!! Thanks!!

  48. salleefur says:

    I can’t wait to try this: my Honey/Hubby’s favorite dressing. We especially love it on a Spinach (Mushroom, Bacon, HB Egg) Salad. I know this will make so much better than the bottled dressing I use now (Marie’s – which is actually pretty good!) Still I’m going to make this THIS weekend and I’ll let you know how it goes with the Honey/Hubby.

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger

  49. Sarah Hayes says:

    i love honey mustard! it goes good on so many dishes. this is so easy to whip up too

  50. I think this would be a great way to make salads taste yummier! Thanks again for sharing.

  51. rochelle haynes says:

    I would love to try this

  52. Sarah Elyce says:

    This recipe looks great. I will have to whip this up the next time I need honey mustard.

  53. Dorothy Boucher says:

    i have to say i have been using this recipe so thanks for sharing this with us ๐Ÿ˜‰

  54. Amy Orvin says:

    Yum! I’d love this in salad.

  55. Sally T. says:

    I tried the recipe on the family and they love it.

  56. That is super duper easy! I love honey mustard and never thought to add mayo to it! I will have to try this next time!

  57. Edna Williams says:

    This will be good for dipping chicken. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  58. I have been looking for a good chicken dijon recipe. McCormack used to make a dry mix that was excellent. Do you have a recipe for the chicken that you could share?

  59. This is an update: I have been using this recipe on everything!!! I am addicted to it. It tastes so good.

  60. Brigid OHara Koshko says:

    Thank you for the recipe. I love honey mustard but never could get the flavors right and I did not want to spend the money for the bottled variety. I can make my own whenever I want.

  61. I love Chili’s honey mustard as well. Whenever we go I have to request extras of this for dipping fires in. I will try this out! Thanks for sharing!.

  62. What a simple recipe. Thank you for sharing.

  63. i love restaurant honey mustard so i have to try this! Great on…everything!!

  64. Love to try this love chikfilas honey mustard

  65. M.Clark says:

    I make this when we have honey and I use it as a dipping sauce for chicken nuggets. Thank you for sharing this this great recipe post.

  66. sounds delicious and not to complicated

  67. My husband and I love honey mustard on sandwiches and for dipping.I think this one will be fantastic because everything is better when it’s homemade.Thanks for posting this for us.

  68. Christina Gould says:

    Thanks for this recipe. Who knew three little ingredients could be combined to make something so delicious?

  69. This would make a great dipping sauce for so many things. What a great recipe.

  70. Debbie Welchert says:

    What a simple yummy recipe. I’ll be trying this out real soon. I know my grandson will love it. He’s a honey mustard freak.

  71. I love making honey mustard for my chicken nuggets, but it didn’t taste the same as a restaurant – I never including mayo – that must be the trick and I feel like running home this minute to make it – it is a must do for this weekend! and a big batch of nuggets!

  72. Sally T. says:

    Thank-you for sharing my family loves it.

  73. Maria Iemma says:

    My granddaughter loves to dip her chicken nuggets in honey mustard — we do not buy pre-made or pre-cooked nuggets and now I can make the dipping sauce myself. Thank you very much.

  74. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I never realized how much mayonnaise is in a honey mustard. I think this would also be great to coat chicken breasts before breading them, and then use it as a dipping sauce afterwards.

  75. Julie W says:

    This looks delicious. I’ve always made it with just mustard & honey, hadn’t ever thought of using mayo. I’ll have to give it a try.

  76. I’ll bet this would taste good on a hot, salty, soft pretzel. I tried this on chicken strips and it is good.

  77. Melissa S says:

    I never think to make our own honey mustard, it looks easy though and I have had homemade and it tastes better than bottled.

  78. Thank you for the delicious recipe! Love to try!

  79. I don’t know about use as a salad dressing, but my husband and I have been making the best honey mustard sauce for potato salads and for use as a sauce with chicken dishes. The secret we’ve found is use of a champagne dijon mustard. It adds a certain spark and bubbliness to the sauce that I find to be absolutely perfect.

  80. sheila ressel says:

    Yum! I usually just use mustard and honey but it was missing something. I would have never guessed to use mayo. Thanks so much!

  81. Birdiebee says:

    I agree that I have never found a really good tasting honey mustard in a jar or bottle. I have pinned this and will test it out on my family. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  82. jennifer gleaton says:

    This is great! I love honey mustard at rest. I can’t wait to try this. Looks

  83. I had to come back and tell you I tried this out on some chicken baked in the over , wrapped in foil and it came out so yummy ๐Ÿ™‚ so thanks

  84. Sally T. says:

    Yum chincken fingers with mustard dipping sauce.

  85. ellen beck says:

    This is really superr good I have used this same recipe for quite a few years now. This is also great for a sauce when you BBQ!

  86. This is an excellent basting sauce for any kind of meat. I just love to dig around in the fridge and mix my odds and ends up and come up with new concoctions! It drives my hubbie bonkers because so many times I mix up a winner and do not write it down so it is tough to re create again . Aha well I need to learn to pause and write! Have an A+ kinda week Y’all!

  87. jenn huey says:

    Yum, what an easy recipe, and I never thought to use mayo. I also use honey mustard in my potato salad, so I am excited to try this and I will be pinning it

  88. OMG ! I am so happy to have seen this post. You have no idea how long I’ve been trying to find one to mimic Chili’s. Thank you so much. We love honey mustard here. And so easy. Who knew ๐Ÿ™‚
    Carol L

  89. That makes a good dipping sauce. It also tastes good on a sandwich too.

  90. Shannon says:

    This sounds great. I need to make this soon.

  91. Kelly Crenshaw says:

    YUM! Thanks for the recipe! I am glad to see you using the Olive Oil Mayo too.. I have been wondering if that is good or not. I will definitely have to try!

  92. Brigid OHara Koshko says:

    Would be delicious on just about everything and love that you make it fresh and not something pre-made.

  93. lilybutt_family says:

    I can’t wait to go to the grocery store! I have always loved honey mustard from the restaurants and now I can finally have it at home!!

  94. I’m pinning this one now!!

  95. Julie Mauricio says:

    I have to try this!!! My husband and I LOVE honey mustard!!!

  96. Maria Iemma says:

    We love honey mustard, did not know I could make it myself! Thanks!

  97. Oh, I love honey mustard! This looks good!

  98. Carrie Demas says:

    I am definitely going to make this! I love honey mustard and I don’t really LOVE any of the premade ones you can buy either….and I’ve tried them all! It seems like the honey mustard you get at a restaurant always tastes better! Thank you for sharing!!!

  99. Kylie M. says:

    This seems simple enough!

  100. Julie Wood says:

    I never thought about making this type of recipe. But this looks so delicious and great to put on burgers. I will have to give it a try because it is so easy to make.

  101. tat2gurlzrock says:

    Great recipe!I bet this is so much better than the store options.Thanks for sharing!

  102. That was super simple and looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  103. There are a lot of good sauces and dips that can be made at home. I’ve found a few copy cat recipe books that are pretty good. Todd Wilbur has some out.

  104. How are you Today? Well I hope! I Always make my own dressings because not only is it Cheaper but I Like Coming Up with New Recipes! This Honey Mustard Recipe Sounds Delicious on maybe a Grilled or Fried Chicken Salad! Great Blog! God Bless! Jana Williams

  105. This recipe looks easy enough and I will be trying it soon. Thank you for sharing

  106. Laken Ramey says:

    Thank you! I’ve been looking for a recipe like this! My kids will also thank you! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  107. pumpkinsfan76 says:

    I bet this would be great for veggie chicken nuggets. I will have to try it.

  108. M.Clark says:

    I make honey mustard sauce when I eat chicken nuggets. As a side note, I have not tried Mayonnaise with Olive Oil, I think I need to try it.

  109. This sauce looks and sounds great. Thank you for your recipe.

  110. Jana Williams says:

    I Enjoy Reading your Blogs and I have Been Trying to Eat Healthy Lately! I Really Prefer to Make Not Only My Own Salad Dressings but My Own Sauces as Well! I Know when I make them, How Many Calories or Fat is Going into them and If I don’t Like Something I can Eliminate it From a Recipe! I Love Honey Mustard on Chicken but I Prefer a Good Vinaigrette on My Salad or as a Marinate! Do You have any Good Recipes for a Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette? Thanks A Lot & God Bless! Jana

  111. Melissa E says:

    I adore honey mustard! I used to eat it with everything. Now I can make it at home and control the ingredients used! Cool!

  112. Thanks for the recipe. I love this!! I didn’t realize it was so simple. I make cole slaw with honey and mayo and just add wine vinegar and it is wonderful. This is very similar to make. Rita Spratlen

  113. Kelly Faber says:

    My two favorite dipping sauces are ranch and honey mustard!! We eat a lot of chicken nuggets, so this recipe would be a perfect addition! So easy! Thank you for sharing!

  114. Alison Gibb says:

    I love honey mustard. I put that shit on everything! Thanks for the recipe!

  115. Mmmm…I put honey mustard on everything. This looks like an easy recipe to try. Thanks for sharing!

  116. I cannot wait to try this on a salad tonight. This sounds soooooooooooooo good! I love honey mustard. See ya got to go to the store for some honey! yummmmmmmm

  117. md kennedy says:

    Num! This will make a great BBQ sauce for chicken. We’re having a family Que next week so I’ll have to try it out.

  118. I think I’ll put it on some chicken breasts when I roast them in the oven.

    slehan at juno dot com

  119. Christina Strapp says:

    This sounds really good. I bet it’s better than store bought!

  120. Juanita A says:

    OOh- that sounds good! I love honey mustard from restaurants but the bottles in the store aisles just dont cut it for me. I have these ingredients so I will have to try this recipe. Thanks!

  121. scarlett says:

    I can never find good honey mustard at the grocery stores. It’s nothing like it is at the restaurant. I can’t wait to try this reciper! Thanks ๐Ÿ˜€

  122. Chrystal Thurston says:

    I’m with you, I don’t like the bottled stuff. Thanks for the post can’t wait to try it!

  123. Thank you for sharing this recipe. My family loves honey mustard

  124. pumpkinsfan76 says:

    This is an awesome recipe, I tried it out not too long ago. Thank you again for posting.

  125. mooooondog says:


  126. I’ve never made honey mustard at home! Never even thought if using mayo lol. I’d like to okay with it to get it perfected for my tastes! Thanks!

  127. I do not like honey mustard dressing but my kids love it. I am going to try and make this for them, seems like it would be a lot cheaper than the store bought.

  128. tat2gurlzrock says:

    I don’t generally like honey mustard but we made some of this the other day for chicken tenders and it was delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  129. Amber Ludwig says:

    My son is so in love with honey mustard! Im trying to do more organic condiments and this would be so easy to make using organic products! Then I wouldn’t feel as bad while he eats it by the spoonful!

  130. My family really likes honey mustard and this recipe is so good. I really appreciate you passing this along to us

  131. Well now, that was easy enough and I like honey mustard.

  132. What a delicious and easy to make recipe. Thank you for posting.

  133. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    We love honey mustard at our house. This recipe was great. Thank you so much for sharing this

  134. Edna Williams says:

    This is easy! Yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  135. clojo9372 says:

    I am not much of a mayonnaise person, I am more of a mustard girl when it comes to condiments. But this recipe looks so delicious to enjoy on a sandwich. I look forward to giving this a chance. Thank yoU! ๐Ÿ™‚

  136. Ester Orta says:

    Hi: I was looking for this recipe for long time. I love Chilis Honey Mustard. Thanks.

  137. Armando Rincon says:

    uhm nice recipe I’m gonna try it but I don’t have olive oil mayo just the regular one I’m sure it will taste great too.

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