How to Make McDonald’s Tartar Sauce at Home

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Sahiba Sharma
Sahiba is a long time food lover. She has a soft spot for cuisines in her heart. Although she loves to cook with her mother, she is also a nutritionist. This means that she knows the science behind the food; what is good and bad in each ingredient. With her experience in cooking and nutritional education, she is a great resource to tell us about food and recipes.

Tartar sauce is one of those sauces that I love to have with my McDonald’s food. So today, I am going to share how you can clone McDonald’s tartar sauce at your home.

Do you guys know that McDonald’s sell 4,500 burgers every minute, 270,000 burgers every hour and 6.48 million burgers every day? But one of the best sauces served with McDonald’s food is tartar sauce. But did you know you can easily make it at your home in 5 minutes and enjoy it whenever you want? 

McDonald’s uses mayonnaise, dill pickles, chopped onion, parsley flakes and capers to make their tartar sauce. Just blend all the ingredients and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Your tartar sauce is ready! 

To make tartar sauce exactly like McDonald’s, make sure you use the same mayonnaise and dill pickles which I recommend in the detailed recipe below. So let’s see the ingredients for making the tartar sauce.

Ingredients for McDonald’s Tartar Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Craft Mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ tsp Capers
  • 3 ½ tbsp Relish Dill Pickle
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Onion
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Parsley

You only require all these ingredients for making a perfect tartar sauce just like McDonald’s. I recommend you use craft mayonnaise and relish dill pickles for the best tartar sauce. Now let’s how much preparation and cooking time it will take to make McDonald’s tartar sauce.

How Much Time It Will Take To Make McDonald’s Tartar Sauce?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
5 minutes2 minutes7 minutes

It doesn’t take much time to make the sauce. Only refrigerating it will take much of your time. Let’s see the detailed recipe now.

Steps to Make McDonald’s Tartar Sauce

  1. Take a blender and blend mayonnaise, 2 tbsp relish, capers, 1 tbsp chopped onion, parsley, and sugar.
  2. Blend them until they are completely smooth.
  3. Take the rest of the relish and onion. Stir both into the blended mixture.
  4. Transfer the sauce to the bowl and cover it with plastic wrap.
  5. Refrigerate it for at least 2 hours.

Your tartar sauce just like McDonald’s is ready and serve it with fish and chips, crab cakes or whatever you like.

Nutritional Breakdown of McDonald’s Tartar Sauce

Here is the complete nutritional breakdown about this tartar sauce.

Carbohydrates1.5 g
Fat14.6 g
Protein0.3 g

How to Make McDonald’s McDonald’s Tartar Sauce at Home | Video

I thought of providing a full step by step tutorial video for clearing any of your doubts. So make sure you watch this video to make the best tartar sauce.

Video by Stephanie Manley

Make and save this sauce for serving with snacks or whatever you like. We’re eagerly waiting for your reviews in the comment section below. So don’t forget to leave one.

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