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Alabama White Sauce

This Alabama White Sauce only takes 5 minutes to make and is a great condiment for topping, drizzling, dipping and more!

A TASTY HOMEMADE SAUCE RECIPE

There is nothing that I like more than a homemade bbq sauce. My mom is originally from Alabama and she would make this Alabama White Sauce all the time and we have always adored it. It is such a versatile sauce and good on so many things! It only takes 5 minutes to prepare and an hour to chill. Once you try this type of creamy white bbq sauce, there really is no going back! There is just something about this Alabama White Sauce recipe that will have you using it over and over!

Close up of mason jar with Alabama White Sauce in it.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What is Alabama White Sauce?

Alabama White Sauce or White BBQ Sauce is a creamy barbecue sauce that is sweet and tangy with a hint of spice from horseradish. It is typically served with barbecued chicken but can be used with other meats.

What is the difference between Alabama White Sauce and Comeback Sauce?

There are a few small differences between the two sauces. Comeback Sauce is from Mississippi and it is similar to Yum Yum sauce. While it is also mayonnaise based, it contains ketchup where Alabama White Sauce does not. Alabama White Sauce also has additional ingredients like apple cider vinegar that enhances the flavor among other things.

What is the secret to Alabama White Sauce?

To me, horseradish is the secret ingredient to Alabama white sauce. It gives that unique heat you can’t get from other ingredients but it is not an overwhelming flavor in the sauce.

Is this a spicy sauce?

This sauce has a bite to it but I wouldn’t exactly call it hot and spicy. It just has a little “kick” to it. If you want it more spicy, you could add some cayenne pepper. Or if you want less “kick”, remove the cayenne pepper and use a regular yellow or dijon mustard instead of the spicy brown mustard.

What can I serve Alabama BBQ Sauce with?

This white bbq sauce can be used on (and in) so many dishes from topping sandwiches and as a dipping sauce for fried green tomatoes, okra, hush puppies, etc. This is also great as a salad dressing. Just try things with it and you will surprise yourself on how well it works with so many recipes.

Does this bbq sauce need to chill?

Yes, I like for it to chill for at least 1 hour before using it so the flavors can marry. Personally I think the longer it chills, the better the flavors get.

How do I store leftovers?

This can be stored in a lidded jar in the refrigerator where it will keep for up to 2 weeks. We do not recommend freezing.

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INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • mayonnaise
  • apple cider vinegar
  • garlic
  • light brown sugar
  • spicy brown mustard
  • prepared horseradish
  • lemon juice
  • worcestershire sauce
  • kosher salt
  • cayenne pepper
Ingredients needed: mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, garlic, light brown sugar, spicy brown mustard, prepared horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, kosher salt and cayenne pepper.

HOW TO MAKE ALABAMA WHITE SAUCE:

In a medium-sized bowl add the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, garlic, brown sugar, mustard, horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Gently whisk together until fully combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or place the sauce in an airtight container. Let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour so the flavors can combine.

All ingredients in clear bowl ready to be mixed together.

Place in lidded container if desired after chilling.

Overhead photo of Alabama White Sauce in mason jar.

Enjoy!

Alabama White Sauce drizzled over bbq chicken sandwich.

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Alabama White Sauce

This Alabama White Sauce only takes 5 minutes to make and is great condiment for topping, drizzling, dipping and more!
5 from 7 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Chill Time:: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • pinch of cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • In a medium-sized bowl add the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, garlic, brown sugar, mustard, horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Gently whisk together until fully combined.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or place the sauce in an air-tight container. Let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour so the flavors can combine.

Notes

  • This recipe makes approximately 2.5 cups of sauce. 
  • You can control your own spice level on this, see above on how to do that.
  • This can be refrigerator for 2 weeks.
  • Make sure that this chills for at least 1 hours.
  • This goes great on so may recipes, see some ideas above.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 1277kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 134g | Sodium: 2211mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Just got done mixing this up and it’s currently chilling down in the fridge. I can’t wait to try it, vinegar and horseradish are 2 of my favorite flavors!

  2. 5 stars
    I will be making this for Memorial Day this year. We’ve got family coming from out of state and lots of grandchildren are coming with them. This white sauce will be a fun addition to our usual Texas one, and I can’t wait to see how they like it. I love reading and making your wonderful recipes, Brandie. Have a happy holiday!