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Taco Bell Copycat Quesadilla Sauce Recipe

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If you love the Taco Bell quesadilla sauce, you’re going to love this copycat recipe! And while Taco Bell serves it just on their quesadillas (unless there is some secret menu item I don’t know about!), this creamy jalapeño sauce is delicious on SO much more than just quesadillas! This yummy sauce will definitely take your favorite quesadilla to the next level.

Serve this quesadilla sauce recipe with quesadillas (ground beef, shrimp, chicken fajita, steak, black bean, and buffalo chicken), but also try it over shredded chicken nachos, taco salad, or chicken burrito bowls. It’s also delicious as a dip for tortilla chips, I have yet to find something that I don’t love this sauce on!

Jar of quesadilla sauce.

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

Drizzle of creamy jalapeno quesadilla sauce over steak quesadilla.

What You’ll Love About Quesadilla Sauce Recipe

  • Creamy and zippy with a great kick (mild!)
  • So many ways to use it
  • Just 5 minutes prep
  • Super easy recipe
  • Made with simple ingredients
  • The best way to add flavor to quesadillas


  • Sour cream – Use full fat for best flavor, or whatever type you prefer! You could also use full-fat Greek yogurt if you prefer.
  • Mayonnaise – Use full fat for best flavor, or whatever type you prefer!
  • Pickled jalapeños – Look far jarred jalapeños, you can use sliced or chopped. You could use fresh jalapeños, but it would be super spicy!
  • Jalapeno brine – This is the liquid or jalapeño juice from the pickled jalapeños, not something you need to buy separately.
  • Sugar – I’ve used granulated sugar, but you could use any sweetener. Honey, agave, or a sugar-alternative will all work well.
  • Spices – Chili powder, salt, onion powder, garlic powder
Ingredients to make copycat Taco Bell quesadilla sauce.

How to Make Copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce

This is an overview on how to make Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce, the detailed instructions can be found below in the recipe card.

Add ingredients. Add the sour cream, mayonnaise, jalapenos, jalpaneo brine, chili powder, sugar, salt, onion powder, and garlic powder to a blender or food processor. TIP: If you want to add a little heat to this creamy quesadilla sauce, add some cayenne pepper or hot sauce to taste.
Ingredients for quesadilla sauce in a blender.
Blend. Blend or process until quesadilla dipping sauce is mostly smooth. Pour this creamy sauce into a small bowl for serving.
Blended creamy jalapeno sauce for quesadillas in the blender.


What sauce is on Taco Bell quesadilla?

Taco Bell’s quesadilla sauce is this creamy jalapeno sauce. It comes on the Taco Bell quesadillas, but you can also add it to other items like tacos and burritos.

Is Taco Bell creamy chipotle sauce the same as the quesadilla sauce?

No, these are two different sauces! Taco Bell has a variety of sauces that you can add to many different items on the menu. Try spicy ranch, nacho cheese sauce, guacamole, red sauce, the creamy jalapeno sauce, avocado ranch sauce, chipotle sauce, and Mexican pizza sauce. Whew, it’s a lot of sauces.

Storage Instructions

Store easy quesadilla sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Hand holding quesadilla into creamy jalapeno dipping sauce.

What to Serve with Homemade Quesadilla Sauce

This homemade quesadilla sauce is obviously designed for quesadilla recipes, but it’s also delicious on so many other things!

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Quesadilla Sauce Recipe

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Love the Taco Bell quesadilla sauce? Now you can make it at home! This quick and easy recipe is made with just 3 ingredients plus spices. 


Units Scale
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapenos
  • 2 Tbsp. jalapeno brine from pickled jalapenos
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder


  1. In a blender or food processor, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, jalapenos, jalapeno brine, chili powder, sugar, salt, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  2. Blend or process until smooth. 


  • Nutrition facts are an estimate based on 2 tablespoons per serving

Keywords: quesadilla sauce recipe, Taco Bell quesadilla sauce

Food styling and photography by Loren Runion.

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