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How to Make Mcdonald’s Spicy Pepper Sauce Recipe

Mcdonald’s Spicy Pepper Sauce Recipe

McDonald’s spicy pepper sauce is a beloved condiment that adds a fiery and tangy kick to their menu items. This versatile sauce can be used as a dip for fries or chicken nuggets or spread on sandwiches for an added burst of flavor.
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 79kcal


  • mixing bowl


  • 2 tsp finely minced jalapeño pepper
  • 1/4 cup tomato ketchup
  • 2 tsp finely minced serrano pepper
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp finely minced red chili pepper
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • Begin by finely mincing the jalapeño, serrano, and red chili peppers. Make sure to remove the seeds and white membranes as they contain most of the heat. Protect your hands by wearing gloves while handling hot peppers.
  • In a petite mixing bowl, combine the minced peppers with tangy tomato ketchup, creamy mayonnaise, fiery hot sauce, pungent garlic, smoky paprika, tart lime juice, along with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Stir vigorously until all ingredients are uniformly blended.
  • Sample the sauce and adjust the spiciness to your preference. For an extra kick, add more hot sauce or minced peppers. If you prefer a milder version, mix in additional mayo or ketchup.
  • Allow the sauce to chill by covering the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerating it for at least an hour before serving. This will enhance the flavors and create a mouthwatering experience. Serve chilled alongside your favorite dishes, just like it’s done at McDonald’s.


  • You can use any variety of hot sauce you prefer, such as Tabasco or Sriracha.
  • To make a vegan version of this sauce, simply use a plant-based mayo instead of regular mayonnaise.
  • For an extra kick of flavor, add a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce to the mix.
  • If you want a smoother consistency, you can blend the sauce in a food processor before chilling.
  • This spicy pepper sauce pairs well with fries, chicken tenders, burgers, and sandwiches.
  • You can also use it as a marinade or dipping sauce for grilled meats and vegetables.
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