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Easy Big Mac Sauce

I found the best way to make homemade big mac sauce that tastes like it came straight from McDonald’s. It’s so good my husband eats it by the spoonful!

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big mac sauce in a bowl with french fries

Copycat Big Mac Sauce might just be better than the original!

My husband loves a good Big Mac, but we don’t eat fast food often. He challenged me to create a homemade Big Mac sauce that we could make every time we had hamburgers and fries.

Challenge accepted and won. I’ve never seen him use so much sauce on a burger. He also dips his fries in it and I even caught him once eating a spoonful by itself.

He now requests I make this copycat recipe every time we have hamburgers and when we have family over for summer BBQs. It’s easy to whip up, so I don’t mind, especially because it takes our burgers to a whole new level.

And, if you love a good sauce, try my buffalo sauce, BBQ sauce, honey sriracha sauce, and honey garlic sauce!

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What is Big Mac Sauce?

Big Mac sauce is a tasty condiment McDonald’s introduced to go with its famous Big Mac burger. It’s slightly tangy, sweet, and savory and goes oh-so-well on top of a juicy burger.

ingredients needed to make big mac sauce

Easy Big Mac Sauce Ingredients

  • Miracle Whip — or mayo
  • Sweet pickle relish
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Yellow mustard
  • Seasoning — paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, turmeric, and salt

How to Make Big Mac Sauce Dipping Sauce

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: In a medium bowl, combine the Miracle Whip, relish, vinegar, mustard, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, turmeric, and salt until well mixed. 

mixing all of the ingredients in a bowl

STEP TWO: Refrigerate easy Big Mac sauce until ready to serve. 

a spoonful of Mcdonalds mac sauce

Best Big Mac Sauce Recipe Uses

I honestly put this big mac sauce on almost everything! My favorites are on air fryer burgers, frozen burgers, turkey burgers and Impossible burgers.

I also love serving it as a dipping sauce with French fries, waffle fries, crinkle fries, or curly fries.

adding mcdonalds sauce to burger patty

How to store Homemade Big Mac Sauce

To any leftoveer Big Mac Sauce stored it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

I’ve found that always using a clean spoon to serve it helps maintain its flavor and keeps it fresh longer.

homemade big mac sauce on a glass jar with a spatula

Big Mac Sauce Recipe Easy FAQs

Is Big Mac sauce the same as Thousand Island dressing?

Big Mac Sauce is not the same as Thousand Island dressing. Though both sauces have some common ingredients, Big Mac sauce uses a specific blend of spices and does not include ketchup, which is common in Thousand Island.

Does Big Mac Sauce have Ketchup?

Despite the common misconception, authentic Big Mac sauce does not use ketchup. 

My copycat recipe uses the same ingredients as McDonald’s to achieve its signature flavor without the need for ketchup.

big mac sauce in a bowl with french fries

Best Big Mac Sauce Recipe

Samantha Erb
Unlock the taste of an iconic burger with this foolproof homemade Big Mac Sauce, and take your next burger night to a whole new level! 
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Sauces & Dips
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 34 kcal


  • 1 cup Miracle Whip
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • ½ – 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric


  • In a medium bowl, combine the miracle whip, relish, vinegar, mustard, and spices.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.


One serving = 2 tablespoons. 


Calories: 34kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 0.2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.03gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 368mgPotassium: 24mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 130IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.1mg
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