McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce Copycat Recipe (Photos + Video)

Get ready to fall in love with this quick and easy magical McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce recipe, perfect for making at home! I can tell you from my personal experience that it’s the best option for amplifying the flavors of your favorite food. 

Big Mac Sauce Copycat Recipe

Peeps, if you can make this sauce, you are surely leveling up your game with your day-to-day meals. Whenever I feel my food is tasteless or bland, my only savior is this Big Mac sauce. 

You can even purchase this sauce easily at some McDonald’s outlets. Since people have been demanding this sauce a lot, McDonald’s often sells it just as it is, for limited times, but only at some locations. 

However, I prefer making it on my own as it allows for customization. It may be easier for you as well to make it at home with this excellent recipe, as you can alter the recipe according to your taste preferences. 

Moreover, I also suggest making the sauce beforehand. This way, it will have ample time to settle in the flavors, making it more flavorful and delicious. Now, without any further ado, let’s dive into the particulars. 

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Equipment Required For McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce 

You will find a list of equipment that I have mentioned below, which will help you while making the recipe. Use them, and you’ll get to know:

  • Bowl – I prefer combining all the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl to make this Big Mac sauce. However, you can also use a large bowl. 
  • Knife – To cut the onion evenly I recommend using a sharp knife as it helps to cut the veggies evenly. 
  • Tablespoon I usually add salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika to the sauce using just one tablespoon. 
  • Whisk – I like this sauce without chunks, so I mix the ingredients using a whisk. However, if you want small chunks in your sauce, you can mix the ingredients with a spoon.
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McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce Ingredients & Substitutions

I have mentioned all the primary ingredients below and cited some substitutions for your convenience. 

  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise – Whenever I am out of mayo, my go-to choice is Greek yogurt. It gives perfect richness and creamy texture to the sauce. 
  • 2 Teaspoons Mustard – My recommendation for replacing mustard is horseradish. However, be mindful while adding it to the sauce as it has a stronger and spicy flavor than mustard. Therefore, prefer adding less horseradish as compared to mustard.
  • White Onions 
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweet Pickle Relish – I suggest you substitute sweet pickle relish with dill pickle relish if you don’t have any. It is the closest substitute for sweet pickle relish and it also serves more savory flavors.
  • ½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder 
  • ½ Teaspoon Onion Powder 
  • 2 Teaspoon White Vinegar – My best choices for replacing white vinegar when I am out of the ingredient, are apple cider vinegar, red wine vinegar, or sherry vinegar. You can use any of them.
  • ½ Teaspoon Paprika Powder – Cayenne pepper is easy to access compared to paprika powder as it’s always available in the kitchen. Therefore, to substitute paprika powder, it’s always cayenne pepper for me.
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt 
  • ½ Teaspoon Sugar
McDonald's Big Mac Sauce Copycat Recipe

McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce Preparation Time

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
5 Minutes5 Minutes

McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce Recipe Steps


Step 1- Take a big bowl and add mayonnaise to it.


Step 2- Now, add chopped onion to the bowl.


Step 3- Add mustard and sweet pickle relish to the sauce mix.


Step 4- Further add paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt to the sauce mix.


Step 5- Lastly, add some sugar and white vinegar. Whisk the sauce, and you’re done.

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Step 6- Your creamy McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce is ready to serve!

McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce Recipe Video

Here is the recipe video for this McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce. Do check it out.

Frequently Asked Questions About McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce


Expert Cooking Tips & Tricks To Make This Recipe Better 

If you want to up your game with this McDonald’s Big Mac sauce, then try out the tips and tricks I have mentioned below. 

  • Creamier Version – Some people prefer creamy sauce, and I am one of them. My go-to ingredient to make this sauce creamy is sour cream. It’ll make this Big Mac sauce more creamy. Sour cream also makes your sauce a little dense.
  • Variations – If you have a sweet tooth like me then you can use maple syrup or honey to make it sweeter. 
  • Use An Immersion Blender – Using an immersion blender is the best option as it will eliminate the chunks from your sauce. Your sauce will get smoother. 
  • Be Careful With The Ingredients – If you are not too sure about the flavor of any of the ingredients, add small amounts and then add more as per your taste preference.
  • Spicy Kick – I love spicing up things a little so when making this Big Mac sauce, I prefer adding hot sauce such as sriracha or Cholula. It gives a nice underlying heat to your sauce. 

McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce Nutritional Value 

McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce is not considered a healthy option because of its high-calorie content and it’s high in fat and sodium. Hence, I recommend having this in sauce moderation without a doubt. For a clearer vision, I have given a table that will serve you with calorific value.

Calories 70 kcal
Total Fat7 g
Carbohydrates2 g
Protein0 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Dietary Fiber0 g
Total Sugars1 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Calcium6 mg
Iron0 mg
Potassium 5 mg
Sodium 70 mg

Amazingly, this creamy and delicious McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce is gluten-free because this recipe doesn’t include any gluten-containing ingredients. The recipe is not only gluten-free, but it is also keto-friendly as it contains only 1g of carbs in one serving. Hence,  you can relish the amazing flavors of this sauce without any hesitation.

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Recipe Variation Of McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce You Can Try 

The recipe may not be suitable for vegetarians and people who follow a vegan diet. However, there is no need to worry as I have a perfect solution for you. You can modify this recipe to make it suitable for vegetarians and vegans by making some adjustments and replacements. Follow the guide mentioned below:

  • Vegan Diet – This Big Mac sauce is not suitable for people following a vegan diet as it includes mayonnaise which is animal-derived.  However, I have a simple solution for you, replace mayonnaise with any plant-based mayonnaise. Hence your vegan version of this sauce is ready. 
  • Vegetarian Diet – Just like a vegan diet, for vegetarians, replacing mayonnaise with egg-free mayo will make this sauce suitable for them. 

How To Store This McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce 

If any leftovers are there, then don’t even think of throwing them away. I’m sharing a few methods to store this sauce. It’ll help keep the sauce safe for a short and long time too.

  • Refrigerating – The simplest and the best way to store this delicious McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce is refrigerating. However, I suggest you make sure that it is properly sealed in an airtight container as this will help maintain the freshness of the sauce. It also prevents from absorbing the odors from the other food kept in the fridge. 
  • Freezer – I prefer refrigerating sauce because storing it in the freezer may alter the texture and consistency of the sauce. So, choose to refrigerate for storing. But still, if you want to store it for longer, you can freeze it for up to two months. But, you will have to fix the sauce before using it. Also, don’t forget to fix the sauce, whenever ready to use. Ensure to whisk the sauce vigorously to bring the ingredients back together.
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Serving Suggestions 

Here is a list of some crazy dishes to try with this creamy and flavorful sauce:

  • McDonald’s Big Mac  If you want to enhance the flavors of your McDonald’s Big Mac then adding a layer of this sauce is the best choice ever. This will do wonders in terms of the taste of your burger. It’ll add a balancing flavor of sweetness and tanginess. 
  • Sandwich You can also use this Big Mac sauce as a spread for sandwiches. If you want to elevate the flavors of your sandwich then this sauce is the one for you. 
  • Onion RingsOnion rings taste far better when dipped in a sauce. So, I prefer eating those crunchy and crispy onion rings with this Big Mac sauce. 
  • McDonald’s French Fries Fries are always better with some sauce. Ketchup is the most common option for fries. But, I suggest you give your fries a little kick with this Big Mac sauce, and you’ll thank me later. 

McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce Printable Version

McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce Copycat Recipe

Author : Yamini Rathore
Serving : 1
Calories : 47 kcal
Total time : 5 minutes
The Big Mac sauce is a flavorful combination of different sauces and spices. This sauce has a more tangy kick with a creamy texture. You'll find the texture to be a bit chunky as well. This is because there is some relish in the mix too.
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  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 Teaspoons Mustard
  • White Onions
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweet Pickle Relish
  • ½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 2 Teaspoon White Vinegar
  • ½ Teaspoon Paprika Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Sugar


  • Bowl
  • Knife
  • Tablespoon
  • Whisk


  • Take a big bowl and add mayonnaise to it.
  • Now, add chopped onion to the bowl.
  • Add mustard and sweet pickle relish to thye sauce mix.
  • Further add paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt to the mix.
  • Lastly, pour white vinegar and add sugar to the mix.
  • Your creamy McDonald's Big Mac Sause is ready to serve!
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Prep Time : 5 minutes
Cook Time : 5 minutes
Total Time : 5 minutes
Cuisine : American
Course : copycat


Calories : 47kcal | Fat : 4g | Saturated Fat : 2g | Monounsaturated Fat : 3g | Cholesterol : 7mg | Sodium : 145mg

More McDonald’s Recipes You May Like 

I have mentioned some of the best dishes that will become your favorite. 

  • McDonald’s Hash BrownCrunchy McDonald’s hash brown is something you should try. Its savory and mild potato flavor will make you love these crispy hash browns. Also, it is crispy outside and soft inside. 
  • McDonald’s Chicken NuggetsNo one can resist a bite of these McDonald’s chicken nuggets. It’s dredged with bread which gives it perfect crispiness. Moreover, it’s a perfect snack for your evening. 
  • McDonald’s McRib Sandwich McDonald’s McRib sandwich is an ideal choice when it comes to a light meal. Also, as you know this McRib sandwich is limited, but now you don’t have to wait anymore instead make your own at home and enjoy!
  • McDonald’s Holiday PieIf you have a sweet tooth, then you must try out this appetizing McDonald’s holiday pie. No need to wait for the release time of delicious McDonald’s holiday pie. You can relish the amazing flavors of this pie whenever you want. 
  • McDonald’s Breakfast BurritosBurritos are my personal favorite. My weekends are incomplete without these delicious and crunchy breakfast treats. 
  • McDonald’s Mocha FrappeThere is nobody who doesn’t like mocha frappe. McDonald’s mocha frappe will just blow you off with its perfect sweetness and coffee flavor. 


Creamy McDonald’s Big Mac sauce is ready! Surprisingly it was very simple and easy to make this delightful recipe at home. You should give it a try. It gets ready with just a handful of ingredients and makes your meal perfect and flavorful. 

Other than that, you can customize the sauce according to your taste preferences. Whether it’s about using some alternative ingredients or making it with some special tips and tricks, you will find everything in this article. 

So, peeps, what are you waiting for? Make this super delicious McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce at home and enjoy! Also, don’t forget to come back and share your experience with us.

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