Made with simple ingredients, my homemade quesadilla sauce is the perfect dipping sauce for quesadillas, and tortilla chips. It’s also a great sauce for tacos, burritos, burgers, and many of your favorite sandwiches.
My easy quesadilla dipping sauce goes perfectly with my Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla. The combination of the two makes a delicious dinner for a busy weeknight, gameday, lunch, or just to treat yourself to deliciousness.
I love how easy it is to make this sauce and how versatile it is. I promise after one taste, you’ll be using it on a lot more than just quesadillas!
Ingredients to make Quesadilla Sauce
Let’s start by gathering the ingredients we need to make my creamy quesadilla sauce recipe. In Chef Speak, this is called the Mise en Place, which translates into Everything in its Place.
Not only does setting your ingredients up ahead of time speed the cooking process, but it also helps ensure you have everything you need to make the dish.
Can I adjust the recipe?
Yes, you can. You can use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream to make the recipe. You can also replace the mayonnaise with sour cream or Greek yogurt. The flavor will be subtly different but still delicious. You can also use whipped cream cheese to make this yummy sauce.
For a touch of heat, add your favorite hot sauce, cayenne pepper, or chopped jalapeno peppers (or chipotle peppers) to the mixture.
If you prefer a less spicy sauce, cut back on the jalapeno juice or leave it out of the sauce.
How to make Quesadilla Sauce
- Add the mayonnaise, sour cream, pickled jalapeno juice (from a jar of pickled jalapenos), sweet paprika (or smoked paprika), ground cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, and salt to a medium bowl.
- Whisk to combine the ingredients into a creamy sauce.
Refrigerate the quesadilla sauce until ready to use.
This creamy jalapeno sauce is the perfect accompaniment for homemade quesadillas or any of your Tex-Mex favorites.
Store any leftover quesadilla sauce refrigerated in an airtight container for 4-5 days.
Yes, quesadilla sauce can be made in advance. It can be stored refrigerated in an airtight container for 4-5 days. This sauce does not freeze well and isn’t recommended.
Absolutely! Quesadilla sauce is versatile and can be used with a variety of dishes. It’s a natural complement to tacos and burritos. It can also be used as a dip for tortilla chips and french fries. You can use it as a condiment on burgers, hot dogs, fried chicken; and as a vegetable dip or salad dressing.