Bacon Jalapeno Fry Sauce

In just 5 minutes, you can have a super versatile and delicious sauce ready to be dipped, smothered or drizzled over just about anything.

angle view of bacon jalapeno fry sauce with a jalapeno slice


Fry Sauce Variations

Homemade fry sauce is a pretty amazing thing with endless variations, but we’ve found one that we think is just the bee’s knees. Here we go again with bacon coming out and greatly adding value to a recipe. Bacon does make everything better.

This easy sauce is a mix between classic fry sauce and big mac sauce, but with crunchy bacon bits and spicy pickled jalapeno pieces.

overhead of fry sauce with fresh jalapenos and french fries

Other options include adding a dash of onion powder, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce or cayenne pepper.

What’s in Fry Sauce?

These simple ingredients are probably in your fridge already. Well, maybe not the jalapenos and bacon- but for us, these are staples.

  • Mayonnaise– this is the base of the sauce. Some folks that are adverse to mayonnaise can use a plain Greek yogurt, but make sure that it is Greek because it is thicker because it has been drained and thus more the same consistency as mayo. Also, try making your own!
  • Ketchup– The other prime ingredient in the sauce, there isn’t much you can swap it out with, but if you want to try to make your own to control the sugar levels.
  • Pickled jalapenos– The pickled version, you know the ones you get in a jar, are the swap for pickles (or relish) in the traditional version. If you want to sweat, use fresh jalapenos.
  • Yellow Mustard– or get fancy with Dijon mustard!
  • Ground black pepper– Or white pepper if you want a milder taste.
  • Sugar– Sugar helps balance all the acidic flavors. Natural sweeteners can be used.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar– The signature tang comes from vinegar. Apple cider is my favorite, but white wine or plain vinegar can also be used.
  • BaconMake your own bacon or grab pre-cooked bacon bits.
  • Top with sliced scallions (green onions), chives more crumbled bacon or even a slice of fresh jalapeno.
step by step of how to make fry sauce

Toss everything except the bacon in a small food processor (also my most used of kitchen appliances, I suggest everyone have one!) and give it a few blitzes until it smooths out. You can also hand mix it, but it will have more texture. Mix in the bacon by hand. For best results, cover and refrigerate it for at least an hour to let the flavors marry.

angle of fry sauce on a wood cutting board

What to Serve it With

But it doesn’t have to stop there. Bacon Jalapeno Fry Sauce can be used on literally anything! Clearly, just use the homemade fry sauce for dipping homemade french fries, but I also used it on my Copycat In-N-Out Burger Animal Style Fries. If you’ve never had them, you don’t even know what you are missing.

Use fry sauce for  onions rings and Onion Strings, tater tots, chicken nuggets, sweet potato friespotato wedges or slather it onto a burgerhot dog or chicken sandwich.

fries dipping into bacon jalapeno fry sauce

Storage & Make Ahead

Keep saucy foodie friends, keep it saucy. Keep it chilled in an airtight container for up to a week. We do not recommend freezing any mayo-based sauce.

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white bowl of bacon jalapeno fry sauce with fries

Bacon Jalapeno Fry Sauce

4.84 from 12 votes
Bacon Jalapeno Fry Sauce is the best spicy dipping sauce for French Fries, hamburgers, hot dogs, onion rings and even deli sandwiches!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6



  • Combine the ketchup, mayonnaise, jalapenos, mustard, vinegar, pepper and sugar in a bowl or food processor. Blitz or whisk until combined. Fold in the bacon by hand.
  • Cover and chill the sauce for at least an hour before serving.
  • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or star ratings.


Other options include adding a dash of onion powder, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce or cayenne pepper. 


Calories: 172 kcal, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 16 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 11 mg, Sodium: 342 mg, Potassium: 72 mg, Sugar: 5 g, Vitamin A: 115 IU, Vitamin C: 0.8 mg, Calcium: 3 mg, Iron: 0.1 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 172
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fry sauce, zesty sauce
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    This is my new favorite fry sauce! I love that extra kick of heat and flavor from the bacon and the jalapenos. It was so perfect on my burger AND for dipping my fries.

  2. 5 stars
    Oh, this sauce is everything! lol It’s absolutely delicious on fries, and takes burgers to a whole new level. This will be a regular in my kitchen, thank you so much!

  3. 5 stars
    This fry sauce is yummy! It has just the right amount of heat and who doesn’t love bacon? I have been dipping all the things into it! delish!