34 Homemade Sauce Recipes


It’s time to quit buying your favorite sauces at the store and make them from home. Check out these 34 homemade sauce recipes, including everything from bbq sauces to pasta sauces to dipping sauces to condiments to dessert sauces - and anything in between. We promise these homemade sauces are way better than store bought.

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Come Back Sauce “Comeback sauce has grown in popularity immensely in the...

Come Back Sauce

“Comeback sauce has grown in popularity immensely in the last few years. Nowadays just about every restaurant that serves fried foods have a version of it and sometimes they tweak the recipe a little here and there to add a little difference to the flavor but they are all still pretty much interchangeable – and wonderful for dipping fries, chicken tenders, or whatever else happens to be on your plate.” - Christy

Copycat Chick-fil-A Sauce “One of my sons loves this sauce so much...

Copycat Chick-fil-A Sauce

“One of my sons loves this sauce so much on a recent visit to Chick-fil-A he said, ‘I wish we could have this at home.’ Well, that’s all it took. Surely I could come up with a very close homemade chick-fil-a sauce for us to enjoy. So after quite a bit of experimenting I came up with this and made my sons very very happy chicken nugget eating campers.” - Melissa

Light Copycat Outback Blooming Onion Dipping Sauce “Light Copycat Outback Blooming Onion...

Light Copycat Outback Blooming Onion Dipping Sauce

“Light Copycat Outback Blooming Onion Dipping Sauce is a creamy mayonnaise based spicy sauce that’s great for dipping, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and tacos.” - Paula

Quick Easy and Delish Dill Tartar Sauce “I came up with this...

Quick Easy and Delish Dill Tartar Sauce

“I came up with this tartar sauce recipe after browsing through a few others. I'm not really into dill but I tried a dill tartar sauce at a bar and grill. It was so good I ate it with my shrimp and fries. Hope you enjoy!” - Yolanda

Honey Mustard Dip “This recipe is fabulous!!! It makes a wonderful dipping...

Honey Mustard Dip

“This recipe is fabulous!!! It makes a wonderful dipping sauce and for salad dressing Im addicted!!! Thank you for this recipe!!” - Ann

French Fry Dipping Sauce “This is a really good dip for just...

French Fry Dipping Sauce

“This is a really good dip for just about anything. Great with fries, chicken strips, etc.” - Glenda

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch or Chipotle Ranch “My son loves Ranch dressing so...

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch or Chipotle Ranch

“My son loves Ranch dressing so this is quick and easy to whip up and better than store bought with all those preservatives and things you can't pronounce! Just be mindful of the date on your buttermilk because that will be the expiration date of your dressing. Great for salad dressing or a ranch dip for all kinds of things!” - Victoria

Bonnie’s Cocktail Sauce for Shrimp “Excellent for fried shrimp and shrimp cocktail....This...

Bonnie’s Cocktail Sauce for Shrimp

“Excellent for fried shrimp and shrimp cocktail....This is the best cocktail sauce we have ever tasted. We like it so much that when we go out to a restaurant to have shrimp, I usually make it right at the table.” - Bonnie

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Alabama White BBQ Sauce “I love it on grilled or smoked chicken...

Alabama White BBQ Sauce

“I love it on grilled or smoked chicken or turkey, but it’s also great on pork. I recommend basting with it toward the end of cooking and serving it with the meat as a dipping sauce. It’s also great on lots of other things, too – salads, as a dip for chips or pretzels, you name it! If you’ve never tried this, I bet you’re going to love this deliciously tangy sauce.” - Stacey

Christy’s Number 5 BBQ Sauce “This divinely distinct barbecue sauce is perfect...

Christy’s Number 5 BBQ Sauce

“This divinely distinct barbecue sauce is perfect on pretty much anything. Chicken, ribs, burgers, pulled pork, shredded beef, and sometimes, I just smear a little bit on some wheat bread!” - Christy

Southern Peach, Vidalia Onion & Bourbon BBQ Sauce “Excellent BBQ sauce recipe!...

Southern Peach, Vidalia Onion & Bourbon BBQ Sauce

“Excellent BBQ sauce recipe! You can use it with any grilled meat or vegetable- its sweet, spicy flavor is fantastic! This is my new go-to BBQ sauce!” - Barbara

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Stacey’s Basic Marinara “I’ve got a great little recipe for you today....

Stacey’s Basic Marinara

“I’ve got a great little recipe for you today. This SUPER EASY marinara is a real show stopper. It’s great just by itself served over pasta (that’s how we like it at our house), but it also has lots of other uses like replacing a jarred spaghetti sauce and works great when making lasagna!” - Stacey

Homemade Inexpensive Alfredo Sauce “This alfredo sauce has great taste, minus the...

Homemade Inexpensive Alfredo Sauce

“This alfredo sauce has great taste, minus the calories of other alfredo sauces. We added to pasta and grilled chicken as Chandra suggests, and it went really fast in the Test Kitchen.” - Kitchen Crew

Mom's Spaghetti Sauce “I made it exactly as written, and it came...

Mom's Spaghetti Sauce

“I made it exactly as written, and it came out great! It even looked just like the picture you posted...hehe. I had always cooked my sausage in the skillet. I liked it better in the broiler. This spaghetti ROCKS... thanks for sharing it!” - Linda

Cheap and Easy Pesto for Garlic Lovers “I love making pesto fresh...

Cheap and Easy Pesto for Garlic Lovers

“I love making pesto fresh from the garden. Here is the best recipe that I know! Pine nuts are so expensive. If you are looking for an easy, cheaper alternative try using Walnuts!” - Andrew

Microwave Cheddar Cheese Sauce “This microwave cheese sauce is a simple sauce...

Microwave Cheddar Cheese Sauce

“This microwave cheese sauce is a simple sauce to use for drizzling on steamed veggies or chips or dipping pull apart bread. My favorite use for this sauce, is to whip it up in the microwave while I have pasta cooking on the stovetop for a quick kid-pleasin’ macaroni and cheese.” - Melissa

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Sweet Chilli Sauce “Sweet chili sauce is one of my all time...

Sweet Chilli Sauce

“Sweet chili sauce is one of my all time favourite condiments and I make my own all the time! It’s sweet, it’s spicy and it’s amazing on pretty much anything! (Or by the spoonful!)” - Kevin

The Ultimate Steak Sauce “In my quest to eliminate as many chemical-laden,...

The Ultimate Steak Sauce

“In my quest to eliminate as many chemical-laden, store-bought products, I turned my attention to steak sauce. I wanted a sauce that was spicy, with a vinegary tang, and a little kick. I would say something similar to A1 Steak Sauce; however, not a copycat recipe. This is what I came up with. It is great on a good steak, and I love it on a nicely grilled burger.” - Andy

Creamy Horseradish Sauce “I use this homemade creamy horseradish sauce quite frequently...

Creamy Horseradish Sauce

“I use this homemade creamy horseradish sauce quite frequently and it’s so easy to make! I like to slather this on roast beef, use it in sandwiches and as a dip. This sauce starts out with the biting horseradish which is mellowed out with a combination of sour cream and mayo and seasoned with hits of dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice making for one really tasty sauce!” - Kevin

Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Burger Sauce “Ketchup and mustard can get boring on...

Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Burger Sauce

“Ketchup and mustard can get boring on a burger. This sauce has the tangy flavor of sun-dried tomato mixed with fresh basil and garlic that livens up a burger and makes it pop. Full of flavor, this sauce is quick and simple to prepare. It is sure to be a memorable and delicious addition to any burger bar. It would make a great sauce for dipping french fries too.” - Kitchen Crew

Homemade Ketchup “My aunt Naomi made this every year. It was always...

Homemade Ketchup

“My aunt Naomi made this every year. It was always on the table when we had a dish that ketchup could be used on. The first time I ate store bought ketchup I did not like it. There is something about homemade anything that is just better.” - Ginger

Grammie's Homemade Mayo “This is my Grandma Roberta Campbell's recipe for home...

Grammie's Homemade Mayo

“This is my Grandma Roberta Campbell's recipe for home made mayonnaise and it is delicious. It is lighter in texture than regular mayonnaise and way more flavorful. It is also a really easy recipe to make.” - Kim

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Mango Tango Sauce “Wow... this sauce is heavenly! It's easy to make...

Mango Tango Sauce

“Wow... this sauce is heavenly! It's easy to make and packs a punch of sweet mango flavor. The chili sauce adds a hint of heat. We used 2 tablespoons but may try 3 next time for more heat. It was amazing on grilled chicken. But, would be tasty on other meats like pork chops too.” - Kitchen Crew

Apricot Barbecue Sauce for Grilling “My husband requested barbecued chicken on the...

Apricot Barbecue Sauce for Grilling

“My husband requested barbecued chicken on the grill for dinner. Since I didn’t have any store bought barbecue sauce, we played around with some ingredients and came up with this delicious sauce that was perfect for the chicken. Served with a huge fresh salad, this was a wonderful dinner.” - Amy

Blackberry Balsamic Reduction Sauce “Drizzle this blackberry balsamic reduction sauce over your...

Blackberry Balsamic Reduction Sauce

“Drizzle this blackberry balsamic reduction sauce over your grilled meat to take it to another level. A breeze to prepare, we thought it was delightful over grilled pork. It's sweet and tart with notes of blackberry flavor throughout.” - Kitchen Crew

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Pizza Sauce “Doing pizza night tonight? Instead of reaching for that jar...

Pizza Sauce

“Doing pizza night tonight? Instead of reaching for that jar of store bought pizza sauce, how about making your own? Homemade pizza sauce is so easy to make and it’s so much better than store bought! It’s as easy to make as simmering some garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes in tomatoes along with some basil and onions until the sauce has thickened.” - Kevin

Tonna's Hot Dog Sauce “This is my own easy recipe for hot...

Tonna's Hot Dog Sauce

“This is my own easy recipe for hot dog sauce, done the way I like it - a little sweet and a little spicy. Done in an hour... Can't beat that!” - Tonna

Brandy Mushroom Sauce “This sauce is so good on pork tenderloin or...

Brandy Mushroom Sauce

“This sauce is so good on pork tenderloin or any protein. A must try!!” - Sherri

Buffalo Wings Sauce “Back in the days when I was a flight...

Buffalo Wings Sauce

“Back in the days when I was a flight attendant I would occasionally find myself in Buffalo and just had to have the Anchor Bar wings. Sometimes the pilot would even radio ahead and have some of these delicious wings delivered so we could eat them during our downtime! This recipe brought back a lot of pleasant memories for me. If you can’t make it to Buffalo this is the next best thing.” - Kitchen Crew

Candi's Enchilada Sauce “This sauce is fresh, hearty and flavorful. The blend...

Candi's Enchilada Sauce

“This sauce is fresh, hearty and flavorful. The blend of spices makes it delicious! I served this with cheese and onion enchiladas and it was fabulous. I cooked a double batch and kept it warm in my Crock Pot because I was having company. The aroma of this enchilada sauce made everyone so hungry when they entered. So much better than a canned sauce!” - Kitchen Crew

Hollandaise Sauce “Hollandaise is one of the five classic French ‘mother’ sauces....

Hollandaise Sauce

“Hollandaise is one of the five classic French ‘mother’ sauces. It has a very buttery rich flavor that kicks up any dish it’s used on.” - Andy

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Blueberry Dessert Sauce “Blueberry Dessert Sauce is an easy homemade sauce that...

Blueberry Dessert Sauce

“Blueberry Dessert Sauce is an easy homemade sauce that uses either fresh or frozen blueberries and comes together in 10 minutes.” - Paula

Caramel Sauce “This homemade caramel sauce recipe is delicious. Drizzle on to...

Caramel Sauce

“This homemade caramel sauce recipe is delicious. Drizzle on to cheesecake or apple pie, use as a dip for fruit, or spoon on top of ice cream. It takes some practice but once perfected you'll never buy the jarred stuff again.” - Kitchen Crew

Thick -N- Rich Hot Fudge Sauce “This hot fudge is so simple...

Thick -N- Rich Hot Fudge Sauce

“This hot fudge is so simple to whip up and so yummy on so many things, like as a drizzle on my chocolate fudgy cupcakes or ice cream or sundaes or fruit or use in trifles, the list is endless. So easy to store too!” - Wendy




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