52+ Recipes That Use Worcestershire Sauce

Whether using a bottle of worcestershire sauce from the grocery store or a homemade worcestershire sauce recipe, you are going to want to use it to make these delicious recipes that use worcestershire sauce! 

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What Is Worcestershire Sauce?

Worcestershire sauce is a widely used condiment with a distinctive and complex flavor profile. This thin sauce is known for its ability to add depth, umami richness, and a savory kick to a variety of dishes. Its origins trace back to Worcester, England, where it was first created.

Although the exact recipe is a closely guarded secret, Worcestershire sauce typically contains ingredients such as anchovies, vinegar (often malt vinegar), molasses, tamarind, garlic, onions, salt, sugar, and a blend of spices and seasonings. These components are carefully fermented, aged, and then strained to create the flavorful sauce used in many global cuisines.

The sauce’s popularity stems from its ability to balance sweet, sour, savory, and spicy elements, making it a versatile ingredient. This popular sauce adds a distinctive and robust flavor that elevates the overall taste of many dishes.

Use it as a marinade, a seasoning in sauces, or a flavor enhancer in cocktails and soups.

Ways to Use Worcestershire Sauce

One of the funniest memes I’ve ever seen was a picture of a Worcestershire bottle and someone saying they only buy one every decade. Well, foodie friends, I use mine a lot and probably buy a bottle once per month!

It is a versatile condiment that adds a savory, umami-rich flavor to a wide range of dishes. Here are some popular ways to use Worcestershire sauce:

  1. Marinades: Combine Worcestershire sauce with other ingredients like olive oil, garlic, herbs, and spices to create flavorful marinades for meats, chicken, seafood, or tofu. It is also acidic, so it digs deep into fibers and helps to tenderize.
  2. Steak Sauce: Drizzle Worcestershire sauce over cooked steaks or mix it with melted butter for a classic steak sauce.
  3. Bloody Mary: Add a dash or two to your Bloody Marys for an extra layer of umami flavor and richness.
  4. Caesar Salad Dressing: Incorporate Worcestershire sauce into your Caesar salad dressing recipe to enhance the depth of flavor. Some even use it instead of anchovies.
  5. Barbecue Sauce: Use it as an ingredient in homemade barbecue sauces to give them a tangy and savory kick.
  6. Soups and Stews: Add a few dashes to soups and stews, such as beef stew or chili recipes, for a deeper, richer flavor in a flash.
  7. Burgers: Mix Worcestershire sauce into your ground meat when making burgers for added juiciness and flavor.
  8. Meatloaf: Incorporate this sauce into your meatloaf mixture for beefy flavor.
  9. Roast Vegetables: Toss roasted vegetables with a bit of Worcestershire sauce before serving for an extra layer of flavor.
  10. Gravy: Add a teaspoon to beef or mushroom gravy for a savory twist.
  11. Glazes: Create glazes for baked or grilled meats, such as ham or chicken, by combining Worcestershire sauce with other ingredients like honey, brown sugar, or Dijon mustard.
  12. Seafood: Use Worcestershire sauce as a dipping sauce for seafood, such as oysters or shrimp cocktail.
  13. Beef Jerky: Include Worcestershire sauce in your homemade beef jerky marinade for a unique flavor profile.

Now that you’ve got the rundown on this secret ingredient, check out some of our favorite recipes that use it! From appetizers to sauces and everything in between, these recipes are all made better by the dark amber fermented condiment.

Appetizers

A few drops of worcestershire sauce is a great way to take a dip or other appetizer up a notch. These are some of our favorites.

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Fresh Dill Dip

This EASY fresh Dill Dip recipe is packed full of bright and tangy flavor from fresh dill and creamy sour cream (or Greek yogurt!)
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Sloppy Joe Sliders

These EASY cheesy Sloppy Joe Sliders have all of the original flavors of classic sloppy Joes but in slider form. Perfect for parties!
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Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

These EASY Ham and Cheese Pinwheels have crusty, flaky dough that envelops hot ham and a melty combination of cheese! The perfect appetizer!
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salmon pattie with white creamy sauce on top

Salmon Croquettes Recipe

Salmon Croquettes are a southern classic! Full of salmon, peppers, onions and seasoning, this versatile dish is sure to be loved by all!
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Bacon Ranch Chicken Pinwheels Recipe

This cream cheese chicken pinwheel recipe is the ultimate finger food, tortilla roll ups are perfect for entertaining.
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Stuffed Mushrooms with Crab

With a delicious creamy crab filling, these Crab Stuffed Mushrooms are the BEST! Great for dinner parties, or even a light lunch or dinner!
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cheesy crab rangoon dip

Crab Rangoon Dip

This Crab Rangoon Dip is creamy, cheesy and packs all the flavor of the classic crab rangoon. It's quick & easy to make and takes only 30 minutes to make!
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Bacon Ranch Dip

Bacon and ranch collide into one delicious chip dip with this easy Bacon Ranch Dip recipe!
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This cheese ball with cream cheese is a classic Party Cheese Ball recipe, made with simple ingredients. A must-make for any and all parties! #partycheeseballrecipe #creamcheeseball www.savoryexperiments.com

Party Cheese Ball

This cheese ball with cream cheese is a classic Party Cheese Ball recipe, made with simple ingredients. A must-make for any and all parties!
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Crab Cake Egg Rolls

Creamy jumbo lump crab meat and cheese stuffed in a crunchy egg roll wrapper, gently fried and topped with spicy Old Bay aioli.
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French Onion Dip

This French Onion Dip requires just 3 main ingredients and 5 minutes of prep. You’ll never buy sour cream and onion dip from the store again! 
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Maryland Crab Dip

Hot Crab Dip with cream cheese is a is a Maryland classic! Blended with cheese, lump crab meat and old bay, this crab dip served hot is the best party appetizer recipe!
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Main Dishes

Meat loaf, chili and even burgers, these main dishes are all made better by a dash of worcestershire sauce. The savory flavor of these meals are certainly even better.

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Skyline Chili Recipe (Cincinnati Chili)

A Cincinnati favorite, This EASY Skyline Chili is easy to make and can be served over noodles and with piles of cheddar cheese on top!
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Italian Meatloaf

Italian Meatloaf blends Italian sausage and ground beef with spices and cheese for a tender one dish meal. The perfect family meal!
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Crock Pot Beef and Noodles Recipe

With chunks of tender beef, egg noodles and gravy to cover it all, this Crock Pot Beef and Noodles recipe is the ultimate comfort food.
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Stuffed Pepper Casserole

If you're craving traditional stuffed peppers but don't want to put in the work, try this quick and EASY Stuffed Pepper Casserole recipe!
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Mushroom Swiss Burgers

Rich mushroom gravy and lacy Swiss cheese make this MushroomSwiss Burger one of the best you’ll ever sink your teeth into!
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Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

Beef Stew is one of the most iconic comfort foods and this version features tender beef, onions, potatoes, fire roasted tomatoes in a rich herb filled stew. This recipe can be made in the slow cooker or Dutch oven.
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Shepherd’s Pie

The BEST Shepherd’s Pie is made with frozen vegetables like peas, corn, carrots, and green beans and is perfect for an easy dinner!
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Dijon Pork Chops are a simple and zesty recipe that can be grilled, baked or pan fried. A family favorite grill recipe!

Grilled Dijon Pork Chops

Grilled Dijon Pork Chops are a favorite for pork on the grill. A zesty and easy pork marinade recipes perfect for grilled or baked pork chops!
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Best Burger Recipe in the Skillet

Ready to make the BEST hamburgers at home without a grill? These easy Skillet Hamburgers are simple to put together and ready in less than 30 minutes for the perfect diner-style meal at home.
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Crockpot BBQ Chicken

Crockpot BBQ Chicken take just minutes to get into the slow cooker. Hours later you have flavorful, fork tender chicken perfect for sandwiches, salads or even quesadillas! 
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Meatloaf Muffins

Using a simple meatloaf recipe, meatloaf muffins are individual sized servings frosted with mashed potatoes and garnished with French fried onions.
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Blue Ribbon Award Winning Chili is, you guessed it, a chili cook-off winning recipe! A robust and rich stew loaded with beef, sausage, bacon and tons of vegetables. The best chili recipe ever! #awardwinningchili #bestchilirecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Blue Ribbon Award Winning Chili

Blue Ribbon Award Winning Chili is, you guessed it, a chili cook-off winning recipe! A robust and rich stew loaded with beef, sausage, bacon and tons of vegetables. The best chili recipe ever! #awardwinningchili #bestchilirecipe www.savoryexperiments.com 
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Crab Stuffed Lobster Tails is the ideal dinner for a special occasion. You won't believe how easy they are to make and how good they are! #lobsterrecipes #stuffedlobstertails www.savoryexperiments.com

Stuffed Lobster Tail

Crab Stuffed Lobster Tails is the ideal dinner for a special occasion. You won’t beleive how easy they are to make!
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oscar style steak with lemon and side salad

Oscar Style Steak (Crab oscar)

Fork tender beef tenderloin filets topped with crab oscar and buttery sauce! Ready in under 30 minutes and the perfect romantic dinner idea.
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Grandma’s BBQ Meatball Recipe

The best darn BBQ meatballs you’ll ever sink your teeth into!
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This Simple Chili only takes 30 minutes to throw together and will leave you wanting more. Lean beef, a blend of beans and spices, plus tomatoes and peppers make this packed with healthy ingredients. #simplechili #homemadechili #easychilirecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Simple Chili

Simple Chili Recipe- this easy chili recipe is one of the best chili recipes around! Only 30 minutes to make, this healthy recipe doesn’t even need a crockpot!
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Marinades and Sauces

Fish sauce, a bloody mary cocktail and so many more sauces and condiments can be elevated by one single ingredient- a splash of worcestershire sauce!

sliced skirt steak marinade on cutting board

Skirt Steak Marinade

This skirt steak marinade is sure to infuse maximum flavor and give you the juiciest steak ever. Throw it on the grill or cook it stovetop, oven or even smoker.
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Homemade Turkey Injection Recipe

This Homemade Turkey Injection Seasoning is super easy, taking only 5 minutes for a flavorful and slightly sweet bird just like the Cajun turkey injector they sell at the store!
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Classic Cocktail Sauce with shrimp and lemon

Best Cocktail Sauce

Classic Cocktail Sauce is more than just ketchup and horseradish. Come see how to make a spectacular, restaurant quality sauce in just 5 minutes!
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two chili dogs on a tray with onion rings

Homemade Hot Dog Chili Recipe

Planning a backyard bbq? Take your hot dogs to the next level with EASY Hot Dog Chili! Made with simple pantry ingredients and so flavorful!
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Remoulade for Crab Cakes

Get ready to try your new favorite sauce! This EASY Remoulade for Crab Cakes will take your seafood game to the next level.
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Steak Kabob Marinade

Whether you call them kebabs or kabobs, this Steak Kabob recipe is the best! Made with a flavorful marinade and served with veggies, it can't be beat!
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Bloody Mary Mix

The best Bloody Mary is WAY more than tomato juice, horseradish and Worcestershire sauce. Tastes great as a virgin mocktail and even better with vodka.
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Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

The best homemade Blue Cheese Dressing using two simple ingredients to really make it POP! Perfect for salads, dipping and buffalo wings.
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homemade ketchup with french fries

Easy Homemade Ketchup

This classic Homemade Ketchup recipe is simple to make and a healthier alternative to store-bought ketchup. Pair this ketchup with all of your favorites including french fries, tater tots, cheeseburgers, hot dogs or grilled cheese.
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horseradish cream sauce with chives

Creamy Horseradish Sauce

Creamy Horseradish Sauce comes together in less than 5 minutes with a sour cream base, tangy horseradish, this is a winner that will rival any steak sauce!
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A Clamato Michelada is the perfect party beverage blending Clamato juice with beer, hot sauce and spices to create a refreshing drink for brunches and celebrations everywhere!

The Ultimate Clamato Michelada

A Clamato Michelada is the perfect party beverage blending Clamato juice with beer, hot sauce and spices to create a refreshing drink for brunches and celebrations.
Zesty Cola BBQ Sauce is delicious on anything grilled including chicken, ribs, brisket and pulled pork. It only takes 10 minutes to make! #colabbqsauce #homemadebbqsauce www.savoryexperiments.com

Cola BBQ Sauce

Zesty Cola BBQ Sauce is delicious on anything grilled including chicken, ribs, brisket and pulled pork. It only takes 10 minutes to make!
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Chipotle Honey BBQ Sauce is a delicious recipe that will leave you with your very own homemade BBQ sauce! Slightly sweet and slightly spicy, it tastes perfect on anything that needs homemade BBQ sauce. #BBQsauce #homemadeBBQsauce www.savoryexperiments.com

Chipotle Honey BBQ Sauce Recipe

Chipotle Honey BBQ Sauce is rich, sweet and spicy, perfect for anything that begs to be slathered in a zesty dressing.
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Garlic Dressing (Non-Creamy Caesar)

This Garlic Salad Dressing is a lighter version of creamy Caesar favorite with no anchovies or raw eggs! Use on salads, marinades and more.
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Bloomin Onion Sauce Recipe

Outback Bloomin Onion Sauce is a zesty and fun dipping sauce that can be made in just 5 minutes. Versatile and perfect for serving with nearly anything!
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Homemade Italian Dressing - Creamy, zesty Italian dressing made in just 10 minutes from whole ingredients. www.savoryexperiments.com

Creamy Italian Dressing Recipe

Homemade Italian Dressing – Creamy, zesty Italian dressing made in just 10 minutes from whole ingredients.
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Homemade Steak Sauce Recipe (Peter Luger Steak Sauce)

The best homemade steak sauce is my Copycat Peter Luger Steak Sauce! Sweet and spicy, rich and decadent, it complements even the best piece of meat and even chicken! 
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Golden BBQ Sauce

Looking for an awesome golden bbq sauce recipe for grilling this summer? This tangy, sweet gold bbq sauce is fantastic on pork chops, pork tenderloin, grilled chicken and more!
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Blue Cheese Sauce

This delicious blue cheese sauce recipe brings together slightly tangy Greek yogurt with of blue cheese flavor. The chunks of cheese add texture to the creamy yogurt base!
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Alabama White Sauce

This unique mayonnaise-based Alabama white sauce is creamy, tangy, and slightly spicy BBQ sauce that's perfect for smoked meats!
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Side Dishes

​Not only are main dishes and appetizers great with worcestershire, but it’s also a great addition to lots of side dishes. An easy way to go from boring to delicious! 

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Slow Cooker Baked Beans

This Slow Cooker Baked Beans recipe is made with 4 types of beans simmered with brown sugar, bacon, and more! Perfect side dish for barbecues!
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crab smashed potatoes

Crab Smashed Potatoes

Crispy smashed potatoes slathered in butter, topped with creamy crab, given another butter bath before being topped with bacon and baked.
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wooden spoon full of potatoes and peppers

Potatoes O’Brien

This is a traditional Potatoes O’Brien recipe with one special ingredient to really amp up the flavors! Potatoes, bell peppers and onions, you just can’t go wrong!
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About the Author

Chef Jessica Anne 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, Mashed and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. What a fabulous list of dishes made using Worcestshire. They all look and sound marvelous and I can’t wait to get started making them.

  2. This is such a unique and delicious collection; my family loves Worcestershire sauce! Looking forward to giving these a try!

  3. Such a wonderful collection of uses for Worcestershire sauce! I especially love the Creamy Italian Dressing and Crock Pot Beef and Noodles.