Copycat Outback Steakhouse Honey Mustard Dressing

Upgrade your meals with this flavorful Outback Steakhouse copycat Honey Mustard recipe. The dressing combines bold mustard, delightful honey, and creamy mayonnaise to create a versatile condiment that complements a variety of dishes, not just salads.

Copycat Outback honey mustard dressing in a bowl and a salad.

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Outback honey mustard sauce

Despite its name and accent, Outback Steakhouse is an American invention. As an Australian-themed, American-style chain of casual dining restaurants, Outback Steakhouse operates over 1000 locations throughout the world. Four friends founded the first restaurant in 1988 in Tampa, Florida, where it is still headquartered today.

If you’re anything like me, you can never get enough of Outback Steakhouse Honey Mustard Sauce. The good news is that the recipe isn’t a secret anymore. Now, you can make it at home with this copycat recipe.

What makes the Outback Steakhouse honey mustard so good?

The use of high-quality ingredients is what makes this honey mustard dressing so flavorsome. The Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard is a white wine-infused mustard with an ultra-creamy texture and just the right amount of vibrant spice.

When you combine it with good-quality mayo and honey, all of the components play off each other to create a luxurious dressing.

Why you’ll love this recipe

It doesn’t get any easier than this! You don’t need a blender or any special equipment to make this dressing. Just make sure that you thoroughly combine the ingredients and give a while for the flavors to meld before you enjoy it.

Also, this dressing isn’t limited to just salads! You can use it as a dipping sauce for chicken, smother it on a sandwich, or use it as a meat marinade for chicken or pork before they hit the grill. Since it is so versatile, you won’t have trouble putting it to use.


Outback Steakhouse Honey Mustard Sauce uses only three ingredients, but you cannot use substitutions if you want to achieve the authentic taste and texture.

  • Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard
  • Mayonnaise – I recommend Hellman’s or Best Mayonnaise brand
  • Honey

Whipping together these three basic ingredients will give you a great tasting salad dressing, dipping sauce, and barbecue sauce.

Copycat Outback honey mustard dressing ingredients in bowls.

Ingredient notes

The original Grey Poupon mustard, named after the two men who combined their mustard-making businesses to form one company in 1866, did indeed start as French mustard. Today though, the mustard is owned and manufactured by an American company and made with Canadian-grown mustard seeds.

Although Miracle Whip is a fine substitute for mayonnaise in almost any recipe, it won’t work here. Miracle Whip is a combination of mayonnaise and other ingredients. Because it doesn’t have enough egg in it as real mayonnaise does, it will separate when you add the honey, which is quite dense.

But don’t let that shy you away from making my version of Outback Steakhouse Honey Mustard Sauce. This delicious sauce is easy to make and you probably have everything you need in your cupboard already.

How to Make Outback Honey Mustard at Home

It’s so simple to make copycat Outback honey mustard dressing! Here’s how:

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
Copycat Outback honey mustard dressing ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  1. Stir or whisk until thoroughly combined.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Copycat Outback Steakhouse honey mustard dressing and a salad.

How to store the salad dressing

In order to stay fresh, this dressing needs to be in a container with a lid or a squeeze bottle with a tight-fitting cap. You can’t just loosely wrap it with plastic wrap. However, when stored correctly, this yummy dressing lasts 7 days.

Other ways to use honey mustard

There are plenty of uses for this honey mustard salad dressing! Here are some ideas:

  • Use it as a sandwich spread. This dressing tastes phenomenal on a chicken sandwich or even a turkey burger.
  • Use it as a dip. You can dunk onion rings, Outback Steakhouse Aussie Fries, or chicken tenders into this delicious dressing!
  • Make wraps more exciting. Making some wraps for lunch? Luckily, this honey mustard tastes great with ham, turkey, and other deli meats you can load into a wrap.
  • Add it to other types of salads. Jazz up your egg salad or potato salad by adding some of this instead of plain mustard! Even pasta salad can benefit from its tangy yet sweet flavor.

Love the dressing on their steak salad? Get the Outback Blue Cheese Vinaigrette recipe.

A salad and a bowl of copycat Outback honey mustard dressing.

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Copycat Outback honey mustard dressing in a bowl and a salad.

Copycat Outback Steakhouse Honey Mustard Dressing

You can make Copycat Outback Steakhouse Honey Mustard Dressing at home. 
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Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Outback Steakhouse Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 118kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Grey Poupon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup honey


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • Refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours before serving.



You must use Grey Poupon Mustard – do not substitute.
Do not substitute mayonnaise with Miracle Whip.


Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Ayala

    4 stars
    That’s pretty close tbh, 9/10 on the similarity scale. It does seem like a lil something is missing, but that could be because I quartered everything, since it looks to make a bunch and we only have 3 people in this household (one of which doesn’t like honey mustard)

    But it turned out closer to outback Honey mustard dressing than anything I’ve tried upto this point, nice work!

  2. Charlie Boudreau

    4 stars
    This is pretty darn close. I use to work at the original Outback.
    The accurate recipe is equal parts mayo/honey and 1-3 parts honey. So for every 3 tablespoons of mayo and honey you have 1 tablespoon mustard.

  3. nancy parks

    I have looked at many recipes and none appear to hit what is truly Outback’s House Nonet mustard vinegarett recipe. They wil also refer to this as :Italian” There are spices that can be seen in the dressing and NONE of the recipes call for it. What’s up?????

    • Stephanie

      My guess, is that they used to serve a honey mustard dressing, this recipe has been on my website for 20+ years, it sounds like they also serve another salad dressing as well.

  4. gellegbs

    5 stars
    Being on a diet I could not eat this but my whole family did and devoured their salads. Even my very picky 8 year old daughter loved this salad dressing (the only salad dressing she would eat was ranch).

  5. Anon

    Outback Honey Mustard 1x Batch

    6 cups honey
    4 cups Grey Poupon
    1 Gallon Mayo
    Small batch

    3/4 cup honey
    1/2 cup GP
    2 cups Mayo

  6. Julie

    I have been looking for this recipe for years, I have even bought the stuff from out back hahaha. Thank you so much for posting this!!

  7. BBN

    Re: Outback Steakhouse Honey Mustard Dressing recipe

    You state that Steven Man suggests using lite mayo rather than regular. I was wondering — does he suggest the change to make the recipe taste more like Outback’s, or does he offer it simply to make the dressing more low cal?


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