Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce

This copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce is just like the real deal and so simple to make at home. Spice up your favorite quesadilla with this yummy sauce.

This copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce is just like the real deal and so simple to make at home. Spice up your favorite quesadilla with this yummy sauce.

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This copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce is just like the real deal and so simple to make at home. Spice up your favorite quesadilla with this yummy sauce.
We love a good sauce or dip around here. Don’t get me wrong, good ‘ole sour cream or guacamole is great for a quesadilla but sometimes you just need a change, a boost, a kick. And this Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce has all those things.

A College Creation

When a few of my friends and I were living together during our senior year of college, we would occasionally stop by Taco Bell for a quick and cheap dinner. Quesadillas were always my poison because of that yummy sauce.

And also because everyone knows that’s the best item on the menu. I haven’t been in years thanks to pregnancy aversion but it was always the quesadilla for me.
This copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce is just like the real deal and so simple to make at home. Spice up your favorite quesadilla with this yummy sauce.This copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce is just like the real deal and so simple to make at home. Spice up your favorite quesadilla with this yummy sauce.
Anyway, one day we decided we should try to make the quesadilla sauce at home. We found a copycat recipe online and played around with it until it was just right for us. 

I should have known I was destined to have a food blog even when cooking in a tiny, linoleum covered, laminate topped apartment kitchen that I shared with two friends. This was back before blogging was a thing. 

At the restaurant, the quesadilla sauce is slathered onto the quesadilla before it’s cooked. That’s the way Joel likes his but for me, I prefer to dunk and dip.

I like to choose exactly how much I get in each bite. Control freak much?
This copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce is just like the real deal and so simple to make at home. Spice up your favorite quesadilla with this yummy sauce.
The sauce is spicy, smoky and slightly sweet just like the real deal. It’s the perfect compliment to our favorite chicken, bacon and black bean quesadillas but it’s good on any crispy, tortilla creation.

At first the ingredient list may seem a little weird but trust me, it comes together into the perfect copycat taco bell quesadilla sauce. Mayo, sour cream, a handful of pantry spices and jalapeno juice (from a jar of pickled jalapenos) give this creamy sauce its flavor. All things I always have around. Score.

Whether you’re slathering like Taco Bell or dipping like a kid at heart, I’m pretty sure you’re going to love this copycat recipe.

Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
 

This copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce is just like the real deal and so simple to make at home. Spice up your favorite quesadilla with this yummy sauce.

Keyword: quesadilla sauce
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Meg's Everyday Indulgence
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup mayo (I use the olive oil kind)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp. jalapeno juice (from the jar)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together. Slather on inside on tortilla before topping with filling ingredients or use as a dip for cooked quesadillas.

  2. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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This copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce is just like the real deal and so simple to make at home. Spice up your favorite quesadilla with this yummy sauce.

2 comments

  1. My hubs loves TB. Gonna have to try this one.

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