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Mustard Pretzel Dip

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With straightforward ingredients, this addicting mustard pretzel dipping sauce is a hit every time.

Perfectly made for dipping soft snackable pretzels, the slightly sweet Dijon mustard pairs well with the spices and seasonings to make a quick and easy appetizer dip ready to eat in under 30 minutes. 

large bowl of mustard pretzel dip on a plate.

No matter whether you are looking for a tailgating snack, a party favorite, or a movie night medley, soft pretzels, and mustard dipping sauce should be on your agenda.

And while pretzels are just as good with pretzel cheese or sea salt, an easy-to-make mustard pretzel dip makes every bite extra delicious. 


  • sour cream
  • real mayonnaise
  • prepared Dijon mustard
  • granulated sugar
  • dry Italian dressing mix
  • creamy horseradish
  • soft pretzel bites with coarse sea salt

Pro Tip: Try this with a packet of envelope Ranch dressing mix instead! Apart from being the perfect dipping sauce for fluffy pretzels, this flavorful pretzel dip recipe can also be used as a spread for sandwiches or as a glaze for proteins like chicken and pork. 

How to make Mustard Dip for Pretzels

  1. Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, sugar, dry dressing mix, and horseradish in a mixing bowl.
  2. Cover the mustard dip and refrigerate for a minimum of 20-30 minutes. 
  3. Mix the dip well before serving with homestyle pretzels.
mixing up easy mustard dip for pretzels.

Important Tips

Too sweet or not sweet: This recipe has granulated white sugar, giving it a sweet edge. To have less sweetness, use less sugar. One trick I also like to do is substitute the white sugar for a little bit of honey instead. 

Do I need to leave it in the fridge for 30 minutes? It helps the grainy texture of the sugar melt into the dip and allows the coarse texture of the seasoned dressing mix packet to soften up.

If you do not have time to wait too long for your dip, there are other fantastic dip recipes like sour cream and chive dipcream cheese veggie dip, or even a butter board that you can try.

easy mustard dip.

Variations are endless: You can switch up this classic snack dip to fit your taste preferences, from adding different herbs and spices to swapping out the type of mustard used (try with yellow mustard instead of Dijon!).

What dipping pretzels do you recommend? We like a box of frozen superpretzels for a quick snack. No fuss, no dough to rise, no yeast—pop in the microwave and enjoy during family time. 

While pretzel rods, pretzel sticks, and pretzel bites with flaky salt reign supreme for this mustard dip, fresh veggies, and even little sausage bites also make a good choice. 

super pretzels are a great choice for mustard dip.
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Mustard Pretzel Dip

Prep Time 5 minutes
You will love our delectable mustard pretzel dip with a subtle touch of sweetness, tailor-made for indulging in soft and fluffy pretzels. Crafted using a delightful combination of simple yet flavorful ingredients, this addictive mustard sauce guarantees a perfectly balanced bite that will leave you craving more.


  • mixing bowl


  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup real mayonnaise We prefer Hellmanns.
  • ½ cup prepared Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 oz. Italian Dressing Mix dry packet
  • t tbsp creamy horseradish sauce

Serve with

  • soft pretzel bites
  • raw vegetables


  • Mix sour cream, real Hellmann's mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, granulated sugar, dry Italian dressing mix, creamy horseradish together.
    ½ cup sour cream, ½ cup real mayonnaise, ½ cup prepared Dijon mustard, ¼ cup granulated white sugar, 1 oz. Italian Dressing Mix, t tbsp creamy horseradish sauce
  • Cover mustard dip and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes to soften the seasonings and white sugar properly.
  • Mix dip well before serving with soft pretzels. 
    soft pretzel bites, raw vegetables


This dip is a great choice to make ahead and allow all the seasonings to soften up. Just prep the night before and leave in an airtight container overnight. 
Try substituting the Italian dressing mix packet for Ranch instead!


Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 883kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 74g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 35g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 3391mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 2mg

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