Authentic KFC Pepper Mayonnaise Recipe

KFC pepper mayonnaise sauce has been a beloved favorite for many, including me, because of its tangy and spicy flavors and velvety texture. Therefore, if you have been looking for its recipe, then here it is for you. 

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The reason why I felt it’s time to share the recipe with you is because I know many people have signed a petition asking KFC to serve its pepper mayonnaise sauce as a dipping sauce. 

If you have been planning to sign the petition as well, then wait up! I’m about to share the exact same recipe with you all. It took me just 8 ingredients and five simple steps to replicate the exact taste. 

After perfecting it, I made Jasbir try it, and he couldn’t believe it was homemade. Since then, we have been enjoying KFC pepper mayonnaise as a dip for fries, spread for sandwiches, and as a dressing for salads. Now it’s time for you to do so!

Equipments Required For KFC Pepper Mayonnaise

Now, quickly take a look at the types of equipment you will need to make this sauce at home. 

  • Food Processor – A food processor will help you blend the ingredients for making mayonnaise. 
  • Spatula Or Spoon – A spatula will help you scoop out the mayonnaise from food processor.
  • Measuring Cups – Preparing KFC mayo is easy, however it is important to get the measurements right to enjoy the exact taste. Therefore, you must keep measuring cups and spoons handy.
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KFC Pepper Mayonnaise Ingredients & Substitutions

Note: This recipe makes five servings. You can increase the quantity of ingredients depending on your serving size. You can also use premade for convenience. 

We fell in love with making KFC Pepper Mayonnaise as it requires the use of simple ingredients. Moreover, I bet you have all the ingredients stocked in the fridge all the time!

KFC Pepper Mayonnaise
  • 2 Eggs Yolks – You will need egg yolks to act as a natural emulsifier for the mayonnaise.
  • 4 Teaspoon Fresh Lime Juice – To achieve that essential tangy flavor in the mayonnaise, you will need lime juice.
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil – A cup of oil acts as another emulsifier. I sometimes use regular vegetable oil for this purpose. 
  • 2 Cloves Garlic – Add some garlic for that earthy aroma and taste.
  • 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard – Add some flavor to the creamy mayonnaise with mustard.
  • 1 Red Pepper – Red pepper because it’s pepper mayonnaise. 
  • 1 Teaspoon Coarse Salt – A little salt will enhance the flavors come together.
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper – Black pepper will add an extra kick of heat to the mayonnaise.
KFC Pepper Mayonnaise Recipe

 KFC Pepper Mayonnaise Preparation & Cooking Time

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
5 Minutes _5 Minutes

How To Make KFC Pepper Mayonnaise

KFC Pepper Mayonnaise Preparation
  1. Begin by adding egg yolks, garlic, lemon juice, and salt in a food processor.
  2. Pulse the ingredients together until they are smooth.
  3. Now pour the vegetable oil into the processor and mix it again.
  4. Using the spatula or spoon, scoop out all the mayonnaise from the food processor and transfer it to a bowl.
  5. Add a pinch of pepper powder and mix it until well combined.
  6. Voila! Your KFC Pepper Mayonnaise is ready! Place it in the refrigerator to chill and then serve when you want to.

Frequently Asked Questions About KFC Pepper Mayonnaise

Some Tips & Tricks To Make This Recipe Better

Preparing this KFC style mayonnaise at home is easy. However, some simple tricks helped us make it even better. 

  1. It is best to take the mayonnaise out of the refrigerator an hour before preparing it. This will ensure that all the ingredients blend together more easily.
  2. If your mayonnaise is runny, you can gradually add egg yolk to fix it.
  3. You can balance the acidity of the mayonnaise with lemon juice or vinegar.

KFC Pepper Mayonnaise Nutritional Information

The best part about indulging in KFC Pepper Mayonnaise is that it’s healthy. A single serving doesn’t contain many calories, fat, and sodium. Moreover, you can make it healthier by using low fat mayonnaise.

Calories 413 kcal
Fat46 g
Sodium 480 mg
Carbohydrates1 g
Protein1 g

What’s even better is that this dip is naturally gluten-free and keto-friendly.

Recipe Variations of KFC Pepper Mayonnaise

With increased awareness about food allergies, many people have started following a vegan-friendly or dairy-free diet. If you too follow either of the diets, take a look at the substitutes you can you to make it suitable for your diet. 

  • Vegan –  To make this recipe vegan-friendly, simply replace regular mayonnaise with vegan mayonnaise.
  • Dairy-Free – To make it dairy-free friendly, I use premade or homemade vegan mayonnaise.
  • Low-Fat – For a low calorie version of this recipe, I recommend you using low-fat mayonnaise. 

How To Store KFC Pepper Mayonnaise

We love to make a big batch of KFC pepper mayonnaise as it tastes amazing with a lot of food items. But, it is important to store it properly so that its freshness remains intact. 

Therefore, we recommend you to store KFC Pepper Mayonnaise in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to its expiration date. However, we don’t recommend you to freeze KFC pepper mayonnaise as its texture changes upon defreezing. 

Serving Suggestions With KFC Pepper Mayonnaise

KFC Pepper Mayonnaise makes every KFC food item delicious. However, we tried it with many more food items and were left amazed with the results. So I would love you to try all the pairing suggestions mentioned below to experience its delectable magic for yourself. 

  • Chips and Crackers – KFC Pepper Mayonnaise makes for amazing dip with chips and crackers. So, pair it with any chips or crackers of your choice.  
  • Sandwich – You can use KFC Pepper Mayonnaise as a spread or dip for sandwiches.
  • Fries – Just like at KFC, you can serve this mayonnaise with chicken fries or potato fries. 
  • Salad – We also tried making a salad using KFC Pepper Mayonnaise as a dressing. The result was amazing!  
  • Deviled Eggs – One of main ingredients of making deviled eggs is mayonnaise. So, next time you plan to make them, try using KFC Pepper Mayonnaise. 

Printable Version Of KFC Pepper Mayonnaise

KFC Mayo

KFC Pepper Mayonnaise Recipe

This KFC pepper mayonnaise sauce is great to accompany with corn fritters. The sweetness of roasted red peppers and the rich smoothness of the mayonnaise provides a welcome counterpoint to the crispy fritters.
3.39 from 13 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Copycat Recipes, Dips and Sauces
Cuisine American
Servings 5 people
Calories 413 kcal


  • Food Processor
  • Airtight Container
  • Spoon


  • 2 Eggs Yolks
  • 4 teaspoons Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Red Pepper (roasted)
  • 1 teaspoon Coarse Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper


  • Begin by adding egg yolks, garlic, lemon juice, and salt in a food processor.
  • Pulse the ingredients together until they are smooth.
  • Now pour the vegetable oil into the processor and mix it again.
  • Using the spatula or spoon, scoop out all the mayonnaise from the food processor and transfer it to a bowl.
  • Add a pinch of pepper powder and mix it until well combined.
  • Voila! Your KFC Pepper Mayonnaise is ready! Place it in the refrigerator to chill and then serve when you want to.



Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 25g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 480mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 109IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Keyword Pepper Mayonnaise, Pepper Mayonnaise Sauce, Spicy KFC Pepper Mayonnaise
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More KFC Recipes You Can Try

KFC is our favorite fast-food restaurant. Its food always makes us hungry. However, visiting the restaurant all the time is not easy. That’s why our chef has replicated many KFC recipes so that we can make them at home anytime the cravings hit. Take a look at them.

  1. KFC Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe – This recipe will help you make the exact crispy fried chicken at home with simple ingredients and techniques. Trust me to try it!
  2. KFC Gravy Recipe – You must learn how to make a rich and savory KFC-style gravy at home that goes amazingly well on top of biscuits and chicken. 
  3. KFC Potato Wedges Recipe – You would not want to have fries any other way after trying out this KFC potato wedges recipe. It makes for a crunchy side that also tastes delicious.
  4. KFC Chicken Nuggets RecipeKFC Chicken nuggets are a favorite of millions. But not everyone has an excess to its secret recipe like you do. So, take note of it quickly and surprise everyone with your cooking skills.


So friends, its time to prepare KFC Pepper Mayonnaise at home. The recipe is super easy to follow, so you shouldn’t encounter any problem. Moreover, if you don’t wish to make it from scratch, you can always make it with the help of premade mayonnaise. 

I have done that multiple times when I was short on time, and the result was amazing! So, give this recipe a try and tell us how did you find it. If you have any questions regarding it, please feel free to ask me in the comments sections below. 

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