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    Dijon Cream Sauce Recipe

    Published October 30, 2022. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    This simple-to-prepare Dijon cream sauce recipe comes together in minutes and goes fantastic on beef, chicken, pork, fish, and vegetables. You will love the bold flavors from this.

    A sauce can make or break any meal; I believe the easier to prepare, the better. Try out my chimichurri sauce or Herb and Garlic Butter that goes great on everything.

    jar of Dijon cream sauce

    Dijon Cream Sauce

    Dijon cream sauce is a simple sauce consisting of reduced heavy cream and mustard. It’s a tasty sauce with chicken, beef, pork, fish, or even alongside or on top of vegetables.

    This is a sauce I learned to make decades ago at a restaurant I worked at. A few simple common ingredients and an easy technique will render a great-tasting everyday sauce to serve to friends and family.

    Ingredients

    • Cream – You will need heavy whipping cream for this recipe.
    • Mustard – I use a combination of yellow, Dijon, and whole-grain mustard. However, you can use Dijon mustard.
    • Seasoning – Sea salt is all you will need. The mustard will provide plenty of spice to balance out the sauce.

    How to Make Dijon Cream Sauce

    Add the cream to a medium-size saucepot and cook over medium-low heat while whisking constantly.

    whisking cream in a pan

    It will become very thick. Think alfredo sauce.

    cream sauce coating a spoon

    Stir in the different mustards and salt and serve.

    mixing mustards in a cream sauce

    Make-Ahead and Storage

    Make-Ahead: You can make this recipe up to 3 days ahead of time.  Keep cool until ready to use.

    How to Store: Cover and keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.  This does not freeze well.

    How to Reheat: Add the desired amount of Dijon sauce to a small-size saucepot and heat over low heat until hot. 

    Chef Billy Parisi

    Chef Notes + Tips

    • If you are looking to use milk instead of cream, you will need to make a bechamel sauce and add in the different mustards once it is finished.
    • I prefer to serve this sauce with my grilled spatchcock chicken.
    • The combination of mustard makes for a very flavorful, aesthetically pleasing sauce.

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    Dijon Cream Sauce Recipe

    5 from 2 votes
    This simple-to-prepare Dijon cream sauce recipe comes together in minutes and goes fantastic on beef, chicken, pork, fish, and vegetables.
    Servings: 8
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes

    Ingredients 

    • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
    • sea salt to taste

    Instructions

    • Add the cream to a medium-sized saucepot and cook over medium-low heat while whisking constantly. Which takes about 8 to 10 minutes. It will become very thick. Think alfredo sauce.
    • Whisk in the different mustards and salt and serve.

    Notes

    Make-Ahead: You can make this recipe up to 3 days ahead of time.  Keep cool until ready to use.
    How to Store: Cover and keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.  This does not freeze well.
    How to Reheat: Add the desired amount of Dijon sauce to a small-size saucepot and heat over low heat until hot. 
    If you are looking to use milk instead of cream, you will need to make a bechamel sauce and add in the different mustards once it is finished.
    I prefer to serve this sauce with my grilled spatchcock chicken.
    The combination of mustard makes for a very flavorful, aesthetically pleasing sauce.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 2gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 109mgPotassium: 69mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 881IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 0.2mg
    Course: sauces
    Cuisine: American, French