This Easy Alabama White Sauce Recipe is one of the best ways to upgrade your cooking!

This versatile condiment takes less than 5 minutes to put together and it will give the almighty Homemade Ranch a good run for its money. 

Put the tomato-based BBQ sauce aside and give this recipe a try the next time you’re looking for a delicious dipping sauce!

Simple Ingredients you need 

Mayo: This is a mayonnaise-based sauce which means it is creamy.

Apple Cider Vinegar: Gives the sauce a vinegar flavor profile. You can also add additional vinegar if you want your sauce to me a little thinner. This is interchangeable with other vinegars such as a white vinegar, white wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar – each will give a little bit of different flavor. 

Brown sugar: Adds sweetness to the sauce to help balance from the heat and vinegar. 

Mustard: Spicy brown mustard or dijon mustard adds some great additional heat to this sauce. 

Lemon Juice: Feel free to add more lemon juice if you like extra tangy sauce.

Worcestershire sauce: This is optional to add to the sauce, but it has a ton of flavor alone. You don’t need a ton, just a little bit will do.

Horseradish: This will bring some bold flavor to the sauce. 

Seasonings: Salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and cayenne pepper or a Cajun Blend 

How to make Easy Alabama White Sauce Recipe

Combine all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Thoroughly mix all of the ingredients with a whisk or spatula until they’re well combined.

Pour the sauce into an airtight container then place it in the fridge. I like to chill the sauce for 10-15 minutes before serving it.

The sauce can be stored in an airtight container such as a mason jar for up to 1 week. Remove it from the fridge, give it a mix then enjoy!

Easy Alabama White Sauce Recipe
Photos from this recipe are from Brittany Scott (Instagram: @the_salted_bite)

Who created the original Alabama White BBQ Sauce recipe?

This tangy vinegar sauce was originally created in 1925 by Robert Gibson of Big Bob Gibson’s Bar-B-Q in northern Alabama and it has become a BBQ staple across the country. This sauce was originally served on pork and chicken at weekend barbecues, but this is an all purpose sauce that goes great on many different things!

What to eat with Alabama White Barbecue Sauce

There are many different ways to enjoy Alabama white sauce because it makes a great dipping sauce for many different proteins. Below are some of my favorite ways to use this easy sauce. 

Turkey: Drizzle on top of a Cajun Fried Turkey Leg. The creamy sauce balances out the spicy deep fried turkey leg for the perfect bite. 

Chicken: Alabama white sauce is a perfect dipping sauce for grilled chicken wings. Dry rub your chicken wings with a spicy dry rub then dip them in the sauce for one of the best game day bites! Another great way to enjoy it is to coat a smoked chicken in the sauce then serve it up. Any form of BBQ chicken will go great with this sauce.

Beef: Make some smoked BBQ pulled beef or some smoked beef brisket then put it on a sandwich. You can either drizzle the sauce on top or dip the sandwich in the sauce. 

Pork: Pulled pork sandwiches topped with Alabama white sauce instead of traditional BBQ sauce is one of my favorite ways to enjoy it. This also goes great by drizzling it on top of some grilled pork chops. 

Dipping Sauce: Dip French fries, chicken tenders or onion rings in the sauce to add the perfect amount of flavor on a crunchy side.

Salad Dressing: We know it can be used as a dipping sauce, but it also works great as a salad dressing!

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Easy Alabama White Sauce Recipe

Easy Alabama White Sauce Recipe

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This Easy Alabama White Sauce Recipe is the ultimate flavor upgrade to any BBQ. A creamy, tangy sauce perfect for any protein!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 18 servings 1x


  • 1 cup mayo
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp brown mustard
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp horseradish
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly until they’re all combined.
  • Store the sauce in an airtight container for up to 7 days and chill in the refrigerator before serving.
  • Author: Nick Nesgoda
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes

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