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

McDonald’s Honey Mustard Sauce is a game-changing addition to your kitchen. When I tried making this sauce recipe, it became my go-to condiment, from salads to burgers. I am sure when you know the easy process of making this recipe, it’ll become your favorite, too. 

How to Make McDonald's Honey Mustard

What truly sets this sauce apart is its infusion of balanced sweet and tangy flavors, combined with its creamy texture, making it an irresistible addition. Moreover, the beauty of this sauce lies in its adaptability. You can easily swap the ingredients according to your choice and dietary preferences. 

Apart from this, let’s not forget the nostalgia of having the Honey Mustard sauce with your favorite McNuggets. Many people still enjoy this combination whenever they rush to McDonald’s. 

But the best part is that I knew I had stumbled upon something extraordinary since I mastered the recipe for making this restaurant-style sauce. Replicating the restaurant flavors right in my kitchen was inspiring. If you want to make this sauce just like I did, then you have to trust the process and follow all the instructions precisely. 

Equipment Required

  • Bowl: I combine all the elements in a bowl when making this honey mustard sauce. 
  • Measuring Spoons: I use measuring spoons to add spices and other ingredients as they accurately measure the ingredients. 
  • Container: Once the sauce is ready, I prefer storing it in an empty container. 
  • Mixing Spoon: I recommend using a whisk instead of a spoon.
  • Blender: Using a blender saves me a lot of time. However, you can also use a hand mixer instead. 
McDonald's Honey Mustard Ingredients

Preparation & Cooking Time

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
5 Minutes5 Minutes

How To Make McDonald’s Honey Mustard Sauce

McDonalds Honey Mustard Sauce Step 1

Step 1- Take a medium-sized bowl and add mayonnaise to it. 

McDonald's Honey Mustard Step 2

Step 2- Now, add Dijon and yellow mustard in the same bowl.

McDonald's Honey Mustard Step 3

Step 3- Add honey, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to the mix.

McDonald's Honey Mustard Step 4

Step 4- Pour white vinegar into the mix.

McDonald's Honey Mustard Step 6

Step 5- Mix all the ingredients properly and your McDonald’s honey mustard sauce is ready!

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.

  • Balance Sweetness: I believe balancing the sweetness with a pinch of honey will help you attain the natural flavors. Measure the honey before you mix it with other ingredients. 
  • Herbs and Spices: To bring out more flavors in this honey mustard sauce, I prefer adding freshly chopped herbs and spices such as thyme, parsley, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, or chives. 
  • A Few Drops Of Worcestershire Sauce: For a nice and complex flavor profile, I suggest adding a few drops of Worcestershire sauce when making this honey mustard sauce. 
  • Add Oil Gradually: I ensure that I add oil gradually for the emulsification to be smooth and the sauce to get a perfectly creamy consistency. 
  • Give Proper Rest: I let the sauce rest for at least one hour before enjoying it to ensure the flavors seep in well.
  • Add Warm Honey: If you warm the honey a little bit before adding it to the sauce, it will dissolve properly. 
  • Smoked Honey: To add a hint of smokiness to this honey mustard sauce, I suggest using smoked honey instead of regular honey. 

FAQs About McDonald’s Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe

Nutritional Information

McDonald’s Honey Mustard sauce contains a moderate amount of calories, which makes it suitable for a balanced diet. However, you can always control the quantity of ingredients added.

Now, take a look below for a precise calorific value:

Calories50 kcal
Carbohydrates6 g
Fat3 g
Dietary Fiber1 g
Sugar5 g
Sodium110 mg
Cholesterol5 mg
Protein2 g
Potassium49 mg

Are you adhering to dietary guidelines? If yes, then I have good news: You can easily relish this sauce as it is gluten-free, vegetarian, and keto-friendly. However, people on a vegan diet can check out the alternatives to prepare the sauce. 

Recipe Variations For Different Diets

  1. Vegan Diet: People following a vegan-friendly diet can swap the regular mayo for plant-based mayonnaise and honey for agave nectar. By incorporating these plant-based ingredients, you can easily enjoy the sauce. 
  2. Low-Calorie Diet: Traditional honey mustard recipes often call for ingredients like mayonnaise and honey, which can contribute to a high calorie and fat content. I recommend swapping some of these ingredients for lighter alternatives like Greek Yogurt or agave syrup.

Storing This Recipe

  1. Refrigerator: This honey mustard sauce can be refrigerated for up to five days. Therefore, to maintain its flavor and freshness, it is important to store the sauce in an airtight container before placing it in the refrigerator. I believe you should let the sauce sit for some time until it reaches room temperature before refrigerating. This will help increase the shelf life of the sauce. 
  2. Freezer: I prefer refrigerating this sauce over freezing it, as the mayonnaise will separate when thawed. Therefore, it’s best to refrigerate the sauce instead of freezing it. However, if you still want to freeze it, you may by storing it in an airtight container for a month, but remember that the texture may get affected. 

What To Serve With This Recipe

If you are looking forward to serving suggestions with this sauce, here is a list of some crazy options. Take a look at them and enjoy:

  • Cheeseburgers: I enjoy the elevated flavors of my cheeseburgers with the addition of Honey Mustard sauce. If you like juicy and creamy cheeseburgers, try pairing them with this delicious sauce.
  • Chicken Fingers:  I am a huge fan of chicken fingers, and experimenting with them with different sauces is my favorite thing to do. I fell in love when I tried chicken fingers with this super delicious sauce. So, I recommend you try this combo, and I am sure you won’t regret it. 
  • Salad Dressing: Salads are incomplete without dressings. If you agree with me, then add a drizzle of this Honey Mustard sauce to your salad dishes. I am sure you won’t regret it because this addition transforms the bland flavors of your salads. 
  • McDonald’s French Fries:  The homemade fries dunked into creamy and delicious Honey Mustard sauce will leave you drooling even more. I can vouch that this combination will amp up your snacking experience. 
  • Salmon: I love pairing salmon with sauces. The flaky texture of salmon complements the creamy richness of Honey Mustard sauce, making this combination perfect for any meal of the day. 
  • Pork Chops: To elevate the flavors of pork chops, I choose to drizzle this luscious McDonald’s Honey Mustard Sauce all over them. This ensures the pork chops are succulent and savory to enjoy. 

Printable Version

McDonald’s Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe

Author : Ashwini Rakhe
Serving : 4
Calories : 50 kcal
Total time : 5 minutes
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.
5 from 12 votes


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


  • Bowl
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Container
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Blender


  • Take a medium-sized bowl and add mayonnaise to it.
    McDonalds Honey Mustard Sauce Step 1
  • Now, add Dijon and yellow mustard in the same bowl.
    McDonald's Honey Mustard Step 2
  • Add honey, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to the mix.
    McDonald's Honey Mustard Step 3
  • Pour white vinegar into the mix.
    McDonald's Honey Mustard Step 4
  • Mix all the ingredients properly and you McDonald’s honey mustard sauce is ready!
    McDonald's Honey Mustard Step 6


Prep Time : 5 minutes
Total Time : 5 minutes
Cuisine : American
Course : Copycat Recipes, Dips and Sauces


Serving : 1Serving  |  Calories : 50kcal  |  Carbohydrates : 6g  |  Protein : 2g  |  Fat : 3g  |  Cholesterol : 5mg  |  Sodium : 110mg  |  Potassium : 49mg  |  Fiber : 1g  |  Sugar : 5g

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McDonald’s Honey Mustard Sauce is a tasty and versatile condiment that many people like. It’s a perfectly balanced sauce infused with sweet and savory flavors. I suggest you check all the important information that I have mentioned just for you. 

Follow the guide as best you can, whether it’s the list of ingredients or equipment required or the substitutes that you can use. Now, I would like to take a break and come back with another incredible recipe like this. 

Until then, try out this one and enjoy! But yes, don’t forget to come back and share your experience of making this honey mustard sauce.

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