Easy Homemade Yellow Mustard


This quick yellow mustard recipe will give your store-bought favorite a run for its money.

Homemade mustard served in a small white bowl with metal spoon across it.
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Hands On Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
1 cup

Nearly all types of mustard are a combination of ground mustard seeds and some form of liquid. But the type of seeds and liquid used differentiates one variety of mustard from the next.

Yellow mustard is the most widely grown type of mustard seed and has the mildest flavor; its bright yellow color comes from a mixture of mustard powder and turmeric. Learn how to make your own for a fresher, more customizable flavor.


  • ¾ cup mustard powder

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder

  • teaspoon garlic powder

  • teaspoon paprika

  • ½ cup white vinegar


  1. In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup water, mustard powder, salt, turmeric, garlic and paprika over low to medium heat. Cook for 35 minutes, stirring often until the mixture thickens into a paste.

  2. Add the vinegar and continue to cook until thickened into mustard consistency, whisking regularly for about 10 minutes.

  3. Cool to room temperature and store in an airtight container or bottle in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.

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