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Spoon lifting Creamy Dijon Sauce out of a sauce jug.

Creamy Dijon Sauce

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  • Author: Vanessa Gilic
  • Prep Time: 2 min
  • Cook Time: 8 min
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: French, American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Learn how to make a delicious Creamy Dijon Sauce that’ll make your meals pop and add that gourmet touch! And the best part? It’s so simple to make!


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh herbs (see notes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine cream and mustard: To a medium saucepan, add the heavy cream and both mustards. Stir together and bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat for a couple minutes until combined and slightly thickened.
  2. Season: Reduce heat to low, stir through the fresh herbs and season to taste with salt and pepper. 
  3. Serve: Drizzle over your dish! The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools down.  If it seems too thick, just whisk in a bit of water.


  • Fresh herb options: I like to use tarragon in this sauce to add that “French” flavor.  Other herbs that work well are thyme, combination of thyme and parsley or a combination of chives and parsley.
  • Make a pan sauce: If you’re already pan searing meat like chicken breast or pork tenderloin, make this sauce directly in the same pan afterwards while the meat rests (instead of in a separate saucepan). The little caramelized bits on the bottom of the pan add so much extra flavor to the sauce! It’s also less dishes!
  • Ways to use this sauce: This Dijon Cream Sauce is delicious drizzled over chicken, pork, steak, salmon as well as other fish and seafood.  Also great over baby potatoes, asparagus, green beans and roasted veggies.