Honey Mustard Sauce

Honey Mustard Sauce

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We based our recipe on The Slow Roasted Italian’s “Better than Wendy’s Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce” recipe. As a former Wendy’s employee, I have always loved Wendy’s food, and I’ll be posting tips and tricks to make your own at home.

I absolutely love Wendy’s Honey Mustard Sauce – but, wait! There’s two different Honey Mustard Sauces! There’s the one that goes on the grilled chicken sandwich and then the one that your dip your nuggets into. Both are very different – the sandwich sauce is very smooth, with a slightly more Dijon flavor (it was also thick and sticky, so clearly heavy on the honey), and the dipping sauce is a bit on the spicy side (in terms of flavor, rather than heat).

honey mustard sauce
The cast of characters. We had to dismiss the Honey, though, he was difficult to work with.

This recipe is a bit of both – a crossover/mashup, if you will. It has that smooth sweetness, as well as a bit more flavor than the sandwich sauce.


  • Mayo
  • yellow mustard
  • Dijon mustard
  • honey
  • lemon juice
  • salt
  • pepper

Donna over at theslowroasteditalian skips the yellow mustard, but I think it is important to come close to the Wendy’s chicken nugget dipping sauce. Her recipe is based on another Yummy recipe from allrecipes.com. She also recommends organic & fresh lemons, but I never have lemons laying around.

I just mix it altogether, taste it and adjust. I just use a bowl with a lid and a spoon. Nothing fancy here.

It is important to see the flavor flecks in your sauce. Add a bit more Dijon to get it there if you have to. If you like it a bit spicy, add extra pepper, fresh ground peppercorn or try white pepper.

Paired with my Not-So-Spicy Buffalo Wings, the sweet spicy goodness comes home to Janet’s (not Wendy’s).

This makes a great side dish or appetizer for a Game of Thrones themed party, with my “Chicken Littlefingers”.

Honey Mustard Sauce

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce (or Sandwich Sauce)
Prep Time5 minutes
Course: Dip, Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 98kcal
Cost: $2


  • ¼ c Hellmann's Olive Oil Mayonnaise Dressing
  • 2 T Yellow mustard, prepared (French's)
  • 2 T organic Dijon mustard
  • 3 T Honey
  • ½ t Lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • Combine ingredients and refrigerate (overnight is best).


% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.3g6%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 364mg16%
Total Carbohydrate 15.4g6%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g1%
Total Sugars 13g 
Protein 0.4g 
Vitamin D 0mcg0%
Calcium 6mg0%
Iron 0mg1%
Potassium 20mg0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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