This honey garlic sauce is the all-in-one recipe every kitchen needs.

This sweet, savory, and sticky sauce comes together with 5 ingredients in less than 10 minutes.

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Easy Sweet and Savory Sauce

  • This honey garlic sauce recipe is a simple combination of ingredients.
  • Make it anytime for a quick sauce, marinade, or glaze.
  • Garlic and soy sauce are balanced by honey and brown sugar.
  • Stir in some extra seasonings to create a unique, signature sauce.
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Ingredients And Variations

Sweet: Honey and brown sugar cook down into a sweet coating. Maple syrup or a dash of ketchup can be switched out or added to the sauce.

Savory: Soy sauce and garlic add depth of flavor. Omit the soy sauce for lower sodium coconut aminos, and grate in some fresh ginger with the minced garlic.

Spicy: Add in some sriracha, Tabasco, cayenne pepper, or red pepper flakes for color and a spicy kick.

How to Make Honey Garlic Sauce

  1. Add all ingredients to a small saucepan (recipe below).
  2. Whisk in slurry, and bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer until thickened.

A Versatile Sauce

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How To Store Garlic Honey Sauce

Keep this sweet garlic sauce in a covered container like a mason jar in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Freeze in ice cube trays before transferring individual portions to a zippered bag. Use these handy portions to mix into a marinade or add to a stir fry.

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Honey Garlic Sauce

Make this tasty homemade honey garlic sauce with simple ingredients and in just 15 minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Author Holly




  • Combine soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, and garlic in a saucepan. Turn heat to medium and cook for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Mix cornstarch and water, then whisk into the saucepan, stirring constantly.
  • Bring sauce to a boil, then turn heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, or until desired consistency.


  • Recipe will make about 1 cup of sauce.
  • Nutrition is calculated on a 1 Tablespoon serving.
  • This sauce will keep in the refrigerator for 1 week. 
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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  1. 5 stars
    This sauce is AMAZING, and so simple!!!
    I love this so much that I think I could even put it on pancakes!!
    I wrote this down and taped it to the inside of my pantry door-not gonna lose this one!!
    Thank you!!

  2. 5 stars
    I made this to go with meatballs and it was amazing! I added a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes and a squirt of Sriracha. So easy to make and way better that store products.

    1. I am not sure, I have never tried canning this recipe. Maybe another reader can offer some guidance.

  3. 5 stars
    I just made this sauce to put on baked Salmon and oh my it is delicious!!! I added a dash of sesame oil and chefs kiss. Thank you!