McDonald’s Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe (Photos + Video)

A great dipping sauce makes your food tenfold better. McDonald’s honey mustard sauce is one such sauce. This sauce has a contrasting flavor of sweet honey and peppery mustard

How to Make McDonald's Honey Mustard

In the list of soulmates, honey mustard sauce and chicken must be added. The peppery flavor of the mustard is balanced by the sweetness of the honey. Spices enhance the flavor, and mayonnaise adds a creamy touch to the already flavorful sauce. 

McDonald’s introduced this amazing dipping sauce in 2011 to its wide range of sauces. Ever since then, it has been a fan favorite and a loyal companion to the McNuggets. People love the sweet yet spicy flavor that goes great with everything. 

If you are a honey mustard fan, you can recreate the McDonald’s sauce at home with just a little bit of our help from us. Keep reading to find out all about McDonald’s honey mustard recipe with all the recipe steps and a full video.

Does McDonald’s Sell Honey Mustard Sauce Separately?

Yes, you can get a packet of honey mustard dipping sauce separately from McDonald’s.

You can easily get it to pair with anything you want (without any judgment). The price of the sauce varies from location to location, but it’s not that high. 

The highest price for the sauce is $0.3, and the lowest price is $0 (yes, that means free). You can buy two to three if you like. You’ll also get sauces complimenting your nuggets and fries as well. 

McDonald's Honey Mustard Recipe

Is Honey Mustard The Best Dipping Sauce At McDonald’s? 

Although this point is subjective, by popular vote, honey mustard is considered the best dipping sauce at McDonald’s. The sauce is mellow but still retains the robust and peppery flavor of mustard, along with undertones of honey and spices. 

There are a lot of sauces on the McDonald’s menu, but if you check people’s opinions, honey mustard always falls among the top 3 sauces.

Thrillist considers it to be the best sauce to be paired with chicken, putting it on number one. 

Is There Still A Honey Mustard Shortage?

In 2022, the world, along with the U.S.A, saw an overall decline in mustard. The crop failed due to climate change, and hence there weren’t enough mustard seeds for the production of your favorite condiment. This affected the production of your favorite dipping sauce as well. 

Thankfully, the next crop of the season came in August 2022, and a lot of the mustard needs were met, putting your favorite honey mustard back on the shelf.

Let’s just hope that it stays there!


What Kind of Mustard McDonald’s Use In Their Honey Mustard Sauce?

McDonald’s uses only the best ingredients to make their sweet and spicy honey mustard sauce.

McDonald’s use “zesty Dijon mustard” in their original honey mustard recipe. To take the taste up a notch, we like to add some yellow mustard into the mix as well.

There are a lot of other facts about McDonald’s that tell you the crazy secrets of their recipe. However, this wasn’t crazy, just a fact. 

Equipment Used To Make McDonald’s Honey Mustard Sauce?

  • Bowl – Take a bowl to combine all the elements to make honey mustard sauce.
  • Spoon – Stir in all the components with the help of a spoon. 
McDonald's Honey Mustard Ingredients

McDonald’s Honey Mustard Sauce Ingredients

  • Mayonnaise – Mayonnaise is a base sauce for making honey mustard sauce creamy.
  • Honey – A teaspoon of honey will add a subtle sweetness to the mustard sauce.
  • Dijon Mustard – Add a teaspoon of Dijon mustard to add sharp flavors to the sauce.
  • Yellow Mustard – A teaspoon of yellow mustard will add that strong peppery mustard flavor to the sauce. 
  • White Vinegar – White vinegar is the secret to the sauce’s tang. 
  • Garlic Powder – Garlic powder adds a subtle warmth to the sauce.
  • Black Pepper – Enhance the peppery flavor of the sauce with some black pepper. 
  • Salt – Salt balances and brings together all the flavor in the honey mustard.

McDonald’s Hot Mustard Sauce Ingredients Substitutions

  • Mustard – Our recipe uses Dijon and yellow mustard, but you can just use Dijon mustard as well.
  • Mayonnaise – If you don’t have mayonnaise, you can also use some sour cream for the recipe. 
  • Garlic Powder – Instead of garlic powder, paprika adds a much sharper flavor. 

McDonald’s Honey Mustard Sauce Preparation Time

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
5 Minutes5 Minutes

McDonald’s Honey Mustard Sauce Instructions With Images

McDonalds Honey Mustard Sauce Step 1

Step 1- In a bowl, add mayonnaise for the base of the base.

McDonald's Honey Mustard Step 2

Step 2- Add Dijon mustard and yellow mustard to the mix. Mix everything together.

McDonald's Honey Mustard Step 3

Step 3- Then add garlic powder, black pepper, salt, and honey to the mix.

McDonald's Honey Mustard Step 4

Step 4- Lastly, add white vinegar to the bowl. Mix everything together.

McDonald's Honey Mustard Step 6

Step 5- Your McDonald’s honey mustard sauce is ready once everything is properly mixed!

McDonald’s Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe Video

Here is a video of this McDonald’s honey mustard recipe that we’ve prepared at our kitchen.

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What Does McDonald’s Honey Mustard Sauce Taste Like? 

McDonald’s honey mustard sauce has a sharp and peppery flavor of mustard and a sweet flavor of honey. It is one of the tastiest dipping sauces you can choose with your order of chicken McNuggets.

The sauce also has a creamy texture courtesy of the mayonnaise. The mayo also mellows the flavor of the mustard to some extent, but it doesn’t take away the peppery mustard aroma. 

McDonald’s Honey Mustard Nutritional Facts

These are the nutritional facts of the McDonald’s honey mustard sauce. If you’d like to know about the nutritional values of other McDonald’s food and why McDonald’s food is not good for our body, then do check out these respective blog posts.

Calories50 kcal
Carbohydrates6 g
Fat3 g
Dietary Fiber1 g
Sugar5 g
Sodium110 mg
Cholesterol5 mg
Protein2 g
Potassium49 mg
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Where Can You Use This McDonald’s Honey Mustard Sauce?

You can order a packet of honey mustard sauce at McDonald’s or make it at home, you can always pair it with your favorite McNuggets, McDonald’s Fries, Hamburgers or McChicken Chicken Sandwich.

You can even use it to dress your sandwiches and salads. You can also use it to marinate your chicken, meat, and fish and then grill them to make amazing dinner recipes.

This versatile honey mustard sauce can be used in many different ways. 

How To Properly Store This Honey Mustard Sauce?

This honey mustard sauce tastes amazing, but if you want to store it, you need to keep it in the refrigerator.

In the refrigerator, the McDonald’s honey mustard sauce will last up to 4-5 days. I suggest you keep it in a clean airtight container. This will keep your sauce fresh for longer. 

Other McDonald’s Sauces That You Can Try Too

This McDonald’s copycat honey mustard sauce tastes brilliant. Make it at home so your nuggets never feel lonely. If you are a Mickey D’s fan and are curious to know about the recipe for their other famous sauces, don’t worry.

We’ve covered them all. We have the recipes for McDonald’s Habanero SauceMcDonald’s Big Mac SauceMcDonald’s Hot Mustard SauceMcDonald’s Szechuan Sauce, McDonald’s Hot Fudge Sauce and McDonald’s Breakfast Sauce.

You can also find amazing McDonald’s copycat recipes easily recreated at home. Comment down how you liked this recipe. I’ll see you another time. 

Printable Version

McDonald’s Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe

McDonald's honey mustard sauce is a delicious and easy-to-make sauce. With just a few elements make it easily at home and store it for future use. Stir in all the components until the sauce is silky smooth. The knockoff honey mustard sauce will be ready with a blink of an eye.
4.50 from 12 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Copycat Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 50 kcal


  • Bowl
  • Spoon


  • 1 tablespoon Mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Yellow Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  • 1 teaspoon White Vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Salt


  • In a bowl, add mayonnaise for the base of the base.
  • Add Dijon mustard and yellow mustard to the mix. Mix everything together.
  • Then add garlic powder, black pepper, salt, and honey to the mix.
  • Lastly, add white vinegar to the bowl. Mix everything together.
  • Your McDonald’s honey mustard sauce is ready once everything is properly mixed!


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Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g
Keyword Honey mustard sauce, McDonald’s, Mcdonald’s Honey Mustard Sauce
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is McDonald’s honey mustard made of?

McDonald’s honey mustard sauce is prepared with Dijon mustard, honey, mayonnaise, sour cream, and Heinz 57 sauce. Just stir in all the components and the honey mustard sauce will be ready.

What kind of mustard does Mcdonald’s use?

McDonald’s uses Dijon mustard with subtle tones of honey to make its honey mustard sauce.

What is the most popular McDonald’s sauce?

The popular sauce offered at McDonald’s is the sweet and sour sauce.

Does Mcdonald’s have packets of mustard?

Yes, McDonald’s have mustard sauce packets. They offer the sauces with the food and the sides ordered.


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