Thursday, August 8, 2019

Honey Mustard Recipe (Copycat Wendy's Sauces)

This Honey Mustard Recipe is a copycat for one of the Wendy's sauces. Sweet, creamy and delicious. Make this dipping sauce easily at home!
 titled photo:Copycat Wendy's sauces - honey mustard dipping sauce

Once upon a time, I lived next door to a Wendy’s restaurant.  I bought dinner there just about every night.  Why?  Well, I was a 20-something. It was close, it was cheap and I had a love affair going on with the honey mustard dipping sauce.  

Oh how I loved that sauce. To date, no other restaurant's honey mustard recipe compares to Wendy's sauces.

Uses for this honey mustard recipe

You would be surprised at all the ways you can use dipping sauces. Sandwiches and salads are so much better with honey mustard sauce.

I use it when I make our version of Outback's Alice Springs Chicken. It's so delicious!

Last week, I made baked chicken nuggets for Munchkin.  She asked for some "dippin’ sauce” and quite frankly, the thought of ketchup and chicken nuggets kinda makes me gag.

I found a honey mustard recipe that looked promising. I was skeptical, but oh my, it is better than I hoped for. It really tastes like the Wendy's sauce!

Their recipe for honey mustard is sweet, with a tangy mustard flavor, and it's perfectly delicious. We devoured the whole first batch and made a double batch after dinner. 

Recipe Notes: How to Make Honey Mustard:
  • You may use the sauce immediately, but the flavors meld overnight and become a fantastic creation!
  • Use fresh lemon juice for the best results.
  • Organic "raw" honey will give you much better flavor 
  • Dijon mustard is what I use. I don't recommended traditional yellow mustard. If you want to use a grainy mustard, that could be delicious!

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    honey mustard dipping sauce in a red bowl next to chicken nuggets

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    Yield: 1 Cup

    Copycat Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce (Wendy's Sauces)

    This Honey Mustard recipe is a copycat for one of the Wendy's sauces. Sweet, creamy and delicious. Make this dipping sauce easily at home!


    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    • 3 tablespoons raw honey
    • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


    1. Combine ingredients in a small bowl.  Whisk until well combined.  
    2. Allow to sit overnight in the refrigerator. You may use immediately, but the flavors meld overnight and become a fantastic creation!
    3. Serve and enjoy.

    Adapted from All Recipes

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    1. My daughter adores honey mustard sauces - I will print this for her! Thanks - have a great week.

    2. I can eat honey mustard on everything! Thank you!

    3. it even looks better than Wendy's! You bet I am trying this like- TONIGHT

    4. This is the same recipe I've used to make honey mustard in the past and the boys loved it! I'll have to try your version with a little bit more honey next time and see how we like it. Thanks, chickie!

    5. No vinegar at all? I like the mayo in there, I'll have to play with this one some.

    6. Just now I tried it and wow!! everybody liked it so much... I was looking for Honey mustered sauce in Hyderabad , India, but was not able to find one... This one rocks!! my search ends and doing it at home now .... Thanks for the great recipy

    7. Tried it tonight. Absolutely delicious! Next time I will refrigerae overnight I'm sure it will be doubly good. To Chris...,the lemon juice takes the place of the vinegar. Try it first before playing with it. I am sure you will be pleased with it as is.

      1. Mustard has Vineger in it so no need to add vinegar

    8. I haven't tried this recipe yet...but like Chris was wondering about the absence of vinegar (only because I am a huge fan of vinegars in dressing!) Just as an additional bit of reference should anyone want to adjust the recipe, here are the actual ingredients to "Wendy's Deli Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce" and the link where the information was obtained:
      Ingredients (29): Soybean(s) Oil, Water, Corn Syrup High Fructose, Mustard Seed, Water, Mustard Dijon (, Citric Acid, Vinegar Distilled, Salt, Spice(s) ), Sugar, Vinegar, Wine White, Tartaric Acid, Calcium Disodium EDTA To Protect Flavor, Citric Acid, Egg(s) Yolks, Paprika Extractive, Turmeric Extractives, Honey, Mustard Seed, Potassium Sorbate, Salt, Sodium Benzoate, Contains Spice(s), Turmeric, Xanthan Gum, Propylene Glycol Alginate, Flavor(s) Natural

    9. Sorry...there are 2 types of Honey Mustard at Wendy's and if you are like me, I like the version that is sold with the nuggets....the ingredients for that are here rather than the version I just posted - hope it helps if you need to tweak this recipe at all!:
      Wendy's Honey Mustard Sauce For Nuggets
      Soybean(s) Oil, Honey, Vinegar Distilled, Mustard Seed, Water, Mustard Dijon (, Citric Acid, Egg(s) Yolks, Salt, Spice(s) ), Vinegar, Water, Wine White, Tartaric Acid, Paprika, Salt, Sodium Benzoate, Contains Spice(s), Sugar, Xanthan Gum, Yellow 5, Oleoresin Paprika

    10. This really needs brand names because the taste from different mayo and mustards are so extreme. You had me at Wendys because it is a VERY specific taste, and I've tried about a dozen brands from the store with no luck. Just saying "half cup mayo" is kind of unhelpful. We really need to know the exact brands to get the exact taste that you found better than Wendy's.

      1. Good point. Hellmans/Best Foods Mayo and Guldens Yellow Mustard. Dijon is Grey Poupon. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

    11. I'm unable to see the recipe for the Wendy's Honey mustard, could I grab a link to it? Thank you!

      1. It is on the page above the comments here. Start at the top and scroll down below the last large image. It's is here. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

    12. Tried this. Very, very good! I used vegan mayonnaise, and it still tasted just like the honey mustard dips I love at my favorite pizza joint.

    13. I added Miracle Whip along with mayo for the vinegar flavorings which also kept it creamy!

    14. Can I still make this if I have no lemon?

    15. I came across your recipe last night and whipped up a batch following the exact directions and refrigerated it overnight. I also had a Wendy's Honey Mustard condiment from a few days ago that I kept on hand and used it to do a comparison. Holy cow! This is the real deal!!! You nailed this recipe. It tastes exactly like Wendy's. It's so good, I'm thinking about trying it as a glaze on a ham for soon now that I have an ample supply.

    16. This is my go-to honey mustard! I use homemade mayo - yum!

    17. Outstanding honey mustard recipe. Absoloute perfection!


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