4 Substitutes For Dry Mustard

Dry mustard is incredibly useful for adding rich and full-bodied flavor to countless dishes, without having to actually directly add any mustard to the dish.

4 Substitutes For Dry Mustard

However, sometimes you may find yourself in an awkward situation in which you find yourself totally lacking dry mustard right when it counts!

What can you do in such a situation? Are there any things you can use as an alternative to it? Luckily, there are! But what are they?

And how do you use them? Make sure to read on down below to get the answers that you seek for these questions!

Dijon Mustard

1. Dijon Mustard

If you’ve found that you’ve run out of dry mustard, but you have plenty of prepared dijon mustard in your kitchen pantry, then why not put it to good use?

You can easily use full dijon mustard as a replacement for dry mustard, as it will easily mix into most recipes.

For every teaspoon of dry mustard that you would have used, substitute in around 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard!

Ordinary Mustard

2. Ordinary Mustard

If you don’t have any dijon mustard in your kitchen, but you have plenty of other prepared mustard alternatives, then you can also make use of those!

If you have jars or bottles of ordinary mustard, such as French’s mustard, then you can easily add that instead! 

For every individual teaspoon of dry mustard, you would have used, make use of a tablespoon of ordinary mustard.

However, you should keep in mind that ordinary mustard generally lacks the depth of flavor that dry mustard has. 

Horseradish Powder

3. Horseradish Powder

Horseradish and mustard actually come from the same plant family, which explains why they both have such strong and iconic flavors that are incredibly comparable.

This means you can easily use horseradish powder in your recipe in place of dry mustard!

However, if you are using horseradish powder as a replacement, then you should make sure to use only around half of what you would use with dry mustard with horseradish power.

For example, if your recipe calls for a teaspoon of dry mustard, then only use half a teaspoon of horseradish powder. This is because horseradish is much stronger than mustard in terms of taste!

Wasabi Powder

4. Wasabi Powder

Similar to horseradish and mustard, wasabi has a very powerful flavor that can become overwhelming if overused in a dish.

If you want to use wasabi powder in place of dry mustard, then you should try to use a very small amount to start with, around half of the amount of dry mustard.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Make Dry Mustard?

If you want to create your own dry mustard, simply grab a mortar and pestle, and crush down some mustard seeds (see also ‘5 Substitutes You Should Try Instead Of Black Mustard Seeds‘)! Once you have done that, simply sift the leftover powder to get it as fine as possible!

Why Use Dry Mustard In Recipes?

Mustard powder has a slightly acidic flavor profile, which makes it perfect for adding unique flavors to recipes. It goes particularly well with cheese sauces!

Can I Substitute Regular Mustard For Dry Mustard?

Definitely. Regular mustard makes for a perfect replacement for dry mustard, thanks to the way it tastes! 

4 Substitutes For Dry Mustard

4 Substitutes For Dry Mustard

Recipe by Jenna

Dry mustard can be added to countless recipes to create for more acidic and powerful flavor. But what can you use instead if you ever run out? Try these!

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  • Dijon Mustard

  • Ordinary Mustard

  • Horseradish Powder

  • Wasabi Powder


  • Decide on what substitute you need
  • Pick a substitute from the list above
  • Read what you need to substitute with
  • Create the recipe and enjoy

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