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McDonald’s Hot Mustard Sauce

This McDonald’s hot mustard sauce copycat recipe is so incredibly good, you’ll want to use it in all your dishes!

The McDonald’s hot mustard sauce is my go to dip when ordering chicken nuggets. But they discontinued serving it for a while, to my great sorrow. 

Hot Mustard Sauce in a Red Bowl
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Fortunately, they brought it back. But I am not taking any chances this time.

Life is unpredictable, and you never know if they will take this spectacular sauce away again. 

The solution? Make your own! This recipe is quick, easy, and dare I say it? The sauce tastes even better than the original. 

What is McDonald’s Hot Mustard?

McDonald’s hot mustard is one of the dips for their iconic chicken McNuggets. It has that wonderful combination of creamy, sweet, savory, and tangy.

It’s perfect not just with chicken nuggets and tenders, but even burgers, fries, and other savory dishes.

Contrary to its name, the hot mustard is not that hot. Sure, it has a little bit of a kick to it, but I wouldn’t call it spicy.

It has just the right balance of flavors, making it such a fantastic dip.

But even though many people loved it, apparently it did not do so well compared to the other dips. 

So what did Mickey Dee’s do? They stopped producing it for a while. Thankfully, they came to their senses and started serving it again.

Hot Mustard Sauce


Dijon Mustard. Dijon mustard is made with black and/or brown mustard seeds and white wine. It has a sharp, intense mustard flavor that’s bordering on hot and bitter. 

Yellow Mustard. Yellow mustard is more mellow, tangy, and sweet. Together, these first two ingredients form the mustard component of this sauce.

Heinz 57 Sauce. Heinz 57 sauce is a steak sauce with an orange-yellow hue. Unlike other steak sauces, it tastes a lot more like a combination of ketchup and mustard seed. 

Out of all the ingredients on this list, this is the only one that you may not have on hand. But don’t worry, because it’s available in all local grocery stores.

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Mayonnaise. Mayonnaise gives that creamy and sweet aspect to the sauce. It is also what makes the sauce incredibly thick.

Sour Cream. Last but not least, you’ll need sour cream to give the sauce some tartness. It will also give it that super smooth and creamy consistency.

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McDonald’s Hot Mustard Sauce



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  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard

  • 2 tablespoons Heinz 57 Sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup sour cream


  • Stir all the ingredients in a bowl until incorporated.
  • You may use or serve the sauce right away, but it is better if you wait for a few hours before you do. This will give the flavors of the ingredients to blend together, giving you a tastier sauce.
  • For proper storage, keep it in the fridge in a covered container for up to two weeks.
McDonald's Hot Mustard Sauce

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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