Finish off your meal by topping the main course with a divine Dijon mustard sauce. In less than 10 minutes you can make this luxurious and creamy Dijon sauce that will add an amazing depth of flavor to your meal!

This creamy mustard sauce will add elegance to a weekday meal. It will also make guests feel like they’re getting the royal treatment when they come to dinner. And it only took a few minutes and a handful of ingredients to make!

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Adding homemade sauces and dressings to baked, grilled, or pan-fried meats is a great way to enhance and complement the flavors of the meat. Chicken in White Wine Sauce keeps the chicken so flavorful and moist. Chimichurri is a saucy garnish that adds zing and flavor to any meat.

In this case, we created an incredible Dijon mustard sauce to accompany this delicious grilled beef tenderloin. It’s the ultimate holiday entrée, and one your guests will be so thrilled to partake in!

This Dijon sauce recipe can be whipped up in a few minutes and drizzled over chicken, pork or fish. It soaks into the meat to add moisture and turns every morsel of meat into a succulent bite.

It adds spiciness and a memorable tangy bite to your meal. You’ll find yourself dipping your potatoes and vegetables into the sauce as well!

A white bowl full of Dijon mustard sauce, surrounded by beef tenderloin on a platter

Why You’ll Love Dijon Sauce

  • Rich and Creamy
  • Adds Deep Flavor to Dishes
  • Quick and Easy to Make

Dijon Mustard Sauce Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Heavy Cream – Also called Whipping Cream. Use Heavy Cream for the richest and creamiest sauce, but can replace with half-n-half if desired.
  • Dijon Mustard – This adds the perfect amount of spice and tang to the sauce. You can substitute with a French mustard or whole grain mustard, but will get a slightly different flavored sauce.
  • All-purpose Flour – Helps to thicken the sauce.
  • Salt – Keeps all of the flavors in balance.
  • Chives – Provide a mild onion flavor and a lovely bit of color. Can use chopped green onions for more onion flavor.
  • Butter – Makes the sauce rich and flavorful.
A white bowl full of Dijon mustard sauce, surrounded by beef tenderloin on a platter

Variations

  • Use light cream or half-n-half to make a lighter sauce.
  • Replace Dijon mustard with a different mustard of your choice.
  • Sauté the chives or green onions before you add them to the Dijon mustard sauce.
  • Use different herbs that you enjoy the flavor of, like rosemary, dill, or basil.

How to Make a Creamy Dijon Sauce in Just 4 Easy Steps

  1. Make the Roux
  2. Stir in Herbs
  3. Emulsify
  4. Serve Over Chicken, Fish, Pork, or Beef

Watch the video where Julie will walk you through each step of this easy recipe. You will find a collection of recipe videos right here on our website with corresponding recipes.

A white bowl full of Dijon mustard sauce, surrounded by beef tenderloin on a platter

Tips

  • Make sure the flour is really stirred in well so that their aren’t any clumps.
  • Don’t walk away from the sauce when it is heating. Just stay and stir for the full 3-5 minutes. This ensures that it doesn’t boil or stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Whisk vigorously as the final step so that the ingredients are fully incorporated and smooth.
  • Whip up the sauce when your meat is almost done cooking. Then they’ll both be ready to eat at the same time.

Scaling up, down or substituting? You’ll love this printable Measurement Conversion Chart!

Shortcuts

  • Use dried chives.
  • Use salted butter and omit the salt.
A white bowl full of Dijon sauce, surrounded by beef tenderloin.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dijon sauce used for?

Dijon sauce is the perfect luxurious sauce to enhance meats, especially fish, pork, and chicken. It keeps everything moist and flavorful. You can also serve it over savory egg dishes like crepes or popovers. And it would be fabulous over vegetables.

Why can’t the sauce boil?

Heavy cream shouldn’t curdle when boiled, but we just want to get the ingredients heated up so they can all incorporate and form a smooth, thick sauce. This will also keep the sauce from burning on the bottom of the pan.

What is the difference between Dijon mustard and yellow mustard?

Dijon mustard is made from brown mustard seeds and has a spicier, deeper flavor. Yellow mustard is made from yellow mustard seeds and is milder.

Make Ahead

  1. Make a batch of Dijon mustard sauce and store in the fridge for up to a week.
  2. Slowly heat on the stove top, stirring constantly. Add a little more cream to thin if needed.
A white bowl full of Dijon mustard sauce, surrounded by beef tenderloin on a platter

How to Store

  • At Room Temperature – Keep at room temperature while using, but transfer to the refrigerator after a couple of hours.
  • Refrigerate – Store in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to a week.
  • Freeze – Let cool then store in an airtight container. Freeze for up to a couple of months. Note that because this sauce contains cream and has been emulsified, the consistency and texture may not be smooth and creamy like the original sauce.

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What to Do with Leftovers

  • Drizzle over a savory crepe filled with eggs, sausage/bacon, tomatoes, spinach, and cheese.
  • Spoon Dijon sauce over vegetables like asparagus or broccoli.

Dietary Considerations

  • Gluten Free – Check your mustard to make sure it doesn’t contain flour as a thickener
  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian
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Dijon Sauce

Creamy Dijon mustard is flavorful and smooth, and is the perfect way to enhance your meal.
Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 8 minutes
Servings: 8
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Ingredients  

  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chives
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Instructions 

  • In a 1 quart sauce pan over medium heat, combine heavy cream, Dijon mustard, flour and salt.
  • Stir constantly, for 3-5 minutes until mixture begins to thicken. Do not allow to boil.
  • Stir in green onions, then remove from heat.
  • Add butter 1 tablespoon at a time so it slowly emulsifies, whisking vigorously, until smooth.
  • Serve sauce immediately over chicken breasts or fish.

Julie’s Tips

To Store

  • At Room Temperature – Keep at room temperature while using, but transfer to the refrigerator after a couple of hours.
  • Refrigerate – Store in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to a week.
  • Freeze – Let cool then store in an airtight container. Freeze for up to a couple of months. Note that because this sauce contains cream and has been emulsified, the consistency and texture may not be smooth and creamy like the original sauce.
Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 369IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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