Creamy Dijon Sauce

  • 10MINS
  • 30MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 90KCAL

A creamy mustard and mushroom sauce perfect with pork, lamb, beef or chicken.

  • Batch Cook
  • Everyday Light
  • Freezable
Easy Peasy Creamy Dijon Sauce

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories90
  • Carbs6.5g
  • Protein7.5g
  • Fat3.7g
  • Saturates1.1g
  • Sugars4.2g

Creamy Dijon Sauce - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

This delicious Creamy Dijon Sauce is such a versatile sauce, and the cream cheese complements the sharpness of the mustard wonderfully. It tastes great with chicken, beef, pork and lamb – you name it, and this sauce will likely be the perfect accompaniment.

Why not experiment and see what flavour combinations you can come up with?

You can even cook a large batch of this and freeze in portions. This is super handy for those rushed weeknight dinners when you want the creamy, rich taste of mustard and mushroom in a hurry! 

What diets is this Creamy Dijon Sauce suitable for?

This Creamy Dijon Sauce recipe is suitable for vegetarians if using a vegetable stock pot.

It can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Dijon mustard
  • Stock pot

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Creamy Dijon Sauce?

Nope – all of the ingredients for this recipe should be easy to find in most supermarkets!

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How many calories are in this Creamy Dijon Sauce?

There are 90 calories per portion in this Creamy Dijon Sauce, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Creamy Dijon Sauce is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Spray a small saucepan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a low heat.

Step 2

Add the onion and fry for 5 – 10 minutes, stirring until golden and slightly softened.

Step 2

Step 3

Add the garlic, mushrooms, mustards and stock. Simmer over a low heat, uncovered, for 15 – 20 minutes.

Step 3

Step 4

Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cream cheese until completely blended.

Step 4

Step 5

Season to taste with black pepper.

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What could I serve with this Creamy Dijon Sauce?

You could serve this with meatloaf, chicken breasts, pork steaks, beef steaks or lamb medallions – the possibilities are endless! If you’d like some inspiration, try these:

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How do you know when this Creamy Dijon Sauce is cooked?

 The sauce should be cooked until it’s bubbling and piping hot. This will take 20-30 minutes.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep this Creamy Dijon Sauce in the fridge? 

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you have any leftovers, allow them to completely cool and make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Creamy Dijon Sauce in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this Creamy Dijon Sauce?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Allow to cool thoroughly before freezing and freeze as soon as it’s cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat this Creamy Dijon Sauce?

From chilled: To reheat on the hob, place into a small covered saucepan over a medium heat for 8 – 10 minutes, or until bubbling and piping hot.
To reheat in the microwave, place into a bowl suitable for the microwave. Cover with cling film, turning back the edge a little to create a small vent. Heat on medium setting for 4 – 6 minutes, stirring halfway through, until bubbling and piping hot.

From frozen: Defrost overnight in the fridge before reheating as above.

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Creamy Dijon Sauce

A creamy mustard and mushroom sauce perfect with pork, lamb, beef or chicken.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 90
  • Carbs 6.5G


  • 2 small onions (approx 60g each) peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 200 g button mushrooms sliced
  • 1 chicken or vegetable stockpot made up with 300ml boiling water
  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp English mustard powder
  • 3 tbsp low fat cream cheese
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • low calorie cooking spray

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  1. Spray a small saucepan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a low heat.
  2. Add the onion and fry for 5 - 10 minutes. Stir until golden and slightly softened.
  3. Add the garlic, mushrooms, mustards and chicken stock. Simmer over a low heat, uncovered, for 15 - 20 minutes.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cream cheese until completely blended.
  5. Season to taste with black pepper.

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Tom MasonTuesday 22nd June 2021

Could this sauce (Creamy Dijon) be used minus Dijon to make Taragon sauce. My Wife had meal out and raved about the sauce. Fresh Taragon doesn’t appear popular with Supermarkets we use ?


    SharonFriday 9th July 2021

    Hi Tom, we like your idea of making this recipe into a tarragon sauce!It should work well; just add some chopped fresh tarragon at the end with the cream cheese, stir in and warm through. Let us know how you get on!


      Steph HaywoodTuesday 23rd August 2022

      If you can’t get fresh tarragon, try using dried, it’s readily available in most supermarkets, just put it in a bit earlier than suggested and add to taste, a little bit at a time as it can be overpowering.

      SharonFriday 26th August 2022

      Hi Steph, thanks for your tip, it’s very helpful.

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