Awesome Sauce

This Awesome Sauce recipe is a totally addicting dipping sauce for so many different foods! This easy sauce is great on steak, chicken, fish and sandwiches!

Try using this delicious dipping sauce on Fried Artichoke Hearts or with Homemade French Fries!

Homemade dipping sauce in a mason jar

What Is Awesome Sauce?

Is it an expression that people use to add another level to the word “awesome”, or is it a sauce that’s truly mind blowing?

The short answer is – it’s both.

So is there is actually an Awesome Sauce recipe…like is it not just a saying…but is it an actual thing? Some people call the McDonald’s signature sauce recipe “awesome sauce,” but there didn’t seem to be much on Google for how to make awesome sauce at home. So it got me thinking.

I should totally come up with a dipping sauce recipe to go along with this phrase, but it does obviously need to be awesome.

Awesome in flavor for sure, but also awesome in the sense that it can be used for so many different things like steak or chicken or fish or french fries or sandwiches.

Ok I’ll stop there but you get the idea.

A jar of Awesome Sauce with a spoon taking some sauce out

I have to admit, I used to be a TOTAL non-condiment guy.

I mean, I’d watch people eat a perfectly good steak and dip it in hollandaise or a red wine steak sauce of some sort and think what the actual *!#@ are they doing?

But as we make more things here on the site I have experienced more and more things I like covered in tasty sauce. Like these Honey Mustard Pulled Pork Taquitos, or this Sheet Pan Chicken Murphy.

Both recipes I love and wouldn’t be the same without the tasty sauces that are what make those recipes.

One of my catch phrases these days is actually “the sauce makes this recipe”. Christie thinks it’s funny for me, the non-condiment guy, because I’ll still go out to eat and order a burger with nothing on it.

Old habits die hard, my friends.

Is Awesome Sauce Easy To Make?

Now I have to tell you…this dipping sauce recipe is EASY. Just get all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them together.

Nothing complicated here.

A red whisk stirring up dipping sauce ingredients

Can You Make This Dipping Sauce Ahead Of Time?

Absolutely! And you should. The flavors in this sauce recipe are going to blend together as they sit in the refrigerator for a while so it just gets better.

So even if you’re making it for a meal right away, try and give the sauce at least an hour in the refrigerator before you need it.

Should This Dipping Sauce Be Used Cold?

Now brace yourselves, I’m about to blow your minds. Because the other awesome thing about this sauce recipe is that it’s good cold or warm.

YES! Warm or cold. Or even just at room temperature! Also chilling the sauce will combine the flavors more, but I’m telling you. Right out of the bowl after you mix it will do just fine.

Make a big batch, eat it cold from the fridge or warm it up a little in the microwave and use it for a steak…or whatever else you can think of.

How Long Does This Sauce Keep?

This Awesome Sauce recipe is going to keep in your fridge for about a week, but it never lasts that long at my house so expiration time isn’t really an issue.

A jar of Awesome Sauce on a board with chives and salt

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Awesome Sauce

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x

This Awesome Sauce recipe is a totally addicting dipping sauce for so many different foods! This easy sauce is great on steak, chicken, fish and sandwiches!



  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 2 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional but won’t make the sauce too spicy)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together well.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for an hour to let the flavors blend if you can wait.
  3. Use Awesome Sauce on everything you can think of.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American

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14 Responses
  1. ELijah Epic

    I must inform you of how AWESOME!!!! This sauce is. THIS sauce makes me sooooo cool. I LOVE! THis sauce it goes so great with cool beans.

  2. Jeanene

    Asking for a thought on the Mayo replacement. Egg allergy. Thinking Greek Yogurt? Or 1/2 “Just Mayo” and 1/2 Greek Yogurt? Sounds amazing and would like to try.

  3. Ally 922

    How do you think of would be if I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk in place of t the milk. I’m a widow and don’t buy regular milk. Hmmmm wonder if that’d work coz it doesn’t have a ‘sweet’taste. Any thoughts from anyone? .

  4. Jeremi C

    This is a decent dipping sauce although it does lack enough flavor to be honest! I personally added some smoky spice seasoning, used Dijon mustard instead of the brown spicy mustard (can’t find it in the grocery store) and added sriracha and it became a perfect dipping sauce for multiple things!

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