A delicious and easy homemade version of Burger King's zesty sauce served for onion rings. This copycat recipe for onion ring sauce is a zesty, homemade dipping sauce that tastes even better than the original and it's so tasty you'll want to put it on everything! This creamy dip is one of the world's most popular sauce recipes and you can try it with a lot more than just onion rings; it goes great with Bloomin' Onions and fries too!
This homemade special recipe is as close as it gets to the onion ring sauce Burger King makes!
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Be sure to see the recipe card at the bottom of the post for full ingredients & instructions!
What is Onion Ring Sauce made of?
Copycat Burger King zesty sauce or dip is made by combining simple ingredients like mayonnaise, prepared horseradish or creamy horseradish, a little ketchup, some smoked paprika, oregano and some salt and pepper.
The “secret ingredient” that gives the sauce its signature zesty taste are the spicy flavors of the horseradish. Feel free to adjust the amount of horseradish depending on your own tastes if you'd like a spicy sauce or something with less of a kick.
Variations: It's not in the original recipe, but if you want to make this zesty sauce recipe spicier you can add some cayenne pepper. Lemon juice can also be added to the recipe for a tangy, sour taste. You can also try swapping the mayo for sour cream!
How to make Burger King zesty Onion Ring Sauce
Making your own homemade version of Burger King onion ring sauce is super easy! All you have to do is combine all the ingredients (horseradish, mayo, etc) and let it chill for at least 3 hours before serving.
How long is Onion Ring Sauce Good for?
When stored in an air-tight container in the fridge, onion ring sauce will be good for about a week.
Can I freeze it? As the sauce is made with mayonnaise, I'd recommend not storing it in the freezer as its texture will be affected. Whenever I make it, it's usually completely gobbled up before I even need to think about storing it longer than a few days! lol yum!
Use this Copycat Burger King Onion ring sauce with:
This delicious zesty dipping sauce goes great with any of the following:
- Onion Rings – this is my guide on how to make the perfect crispy onion rings right at home!
- Bloomin' Onion
- A roast beef sandwich
- French fries
- Chicken nuggets
- Chicken strips
- Burgers (Drizzle some of the sauce on your hamburger bun)
- Mozzarella Sticks
- Fries and tater tots
- Anything crispy and deep fried is delicious to serve with the sauce!
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Onion Ring Sauce
- Total Time: 5 min prep, 3 hr chill
- Yield: about 1 cup 1x
- ½ cup mayonnaise – it's best to use the real kind, like Hellmans
- 2 tbsps creamy or prepared horseradish
- 1 tbsp ketchup
- ¼ tsp smoked paprika
- ⅛ tsp dried oregano
- ¼ tsp salt
- pepper, to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Cover and chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours to allow the flavours to develop.
- Serve as a dip for onions rings, bloomin' onions, fries or any other crispy fried food.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Chill Time: 3 hours
- Category: Dips and Condiments