Cookout Quesadilla Sauce Recipe

Take a guess: would any quesadilla taste good if it wasn’t for the savory quesadilla sauce on the side? It might, but the sauce amplifies the flavor and gives new shades to the dish. 

Cookout Quesadilla Sauce is creamy and packed with flavor. You can excellently make it with a few simple ingredients at home. So it isn’t only about quesadillas. Quesadilla sauce works well on anything from chicken chipotle and papadia to burritos, crispy chicken wraps, and nachos.

If you’re disappointed you can’t find a decent Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce copycat recipe, look no further. We’ve got you covered.

How to Make Cookout Quesadilla Sauce

Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce is also known as jalapeno sauce, which you spread on the spicy chicken quesadilla. But to experience the same tangy flavors, you don’t have to order it at a restaurant. You can replicate this jalapeno sauce recipe at home in under 20 minutes.

Although Cookout Quesadilla Sauce is creamy, it has enough tang and spice to take standard dishes to the next level. 

All you need is some standard pantry ingredients and some inspiration.

Ingredients:

(4 servings)

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 3 tsp, pickled jalapenos
  • 2 tsp juice from pickled jalapenos

Instructions

This sauce comes together in minutes, so you can quickly fix it while making the rest of the meal. Like, how hard could making a cream-based sauce be?

You need to combine all of the ingredients and stir. However, the secret is to take time and dice the jalapenos evenly. But chopping them could also work. 

Besides, if you want Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce to taste better, let the flavors mingle in the fridge for a while.  

So, there is nothing other than that. Let’s revise it in steps.

Step 1: 

Start by dicing the pickled jalapenos evenly. Then mix them with sour cream, paprika, mayonnaise, garlic powder, salt, and jalapenos juice.

Step 2: 

Stir all the ingredients together until properly combined. Cover and store in the fridge, so all the flavors are released, or serve immediately with your favorite quesadilla or other Mexican-inspired dishes.

Ingredient Substitution

Although the Cookout Quesadilla Sauce calls for simple ingredients, they blend perfectly into tangy, creamy goodness. So if you want to keep your quesadilla sauce authentic, stick to the recipe. 

But to level up or decrease the heat or other flavors, you must get playful with the herbs and spices.

1. Greek yogurt

Mayo is not an ideal ingredient for many, so it’s not a wonder you might want to change it for this recipe. Greek yogurt is one of the most incredible mayonnaise substitutes since it has the same creamy consistency. 

The tangy flavors are similar too. And note that greek yogurt has more protein than mayo. However, sticking with the non-flavored yogurt for this sauce is best.

2. Chili powder

Since cumin is one of the main ingredients in chili powder, it is a great way to get some of that cumin flavors in your quesadilla sauce. 

But there is one moment. Chili powder includes cayenne pepper, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and oregano. It would be best to consider how these additional flavors would work for you in this recipe. They’ll affect the taste for sure.

3. Red chili flakes

Red chili flakes are very common in kitchens. And since cayenne pepper is the staple of many red chili flakes, you can easily substitute cayenne with red chili flakes here. Plus, it won’t be as hot as the cayenne, which is great if you opt for milder flavors.

But there is also one downside. Crushed red pepper flakes may lead to spotty heat even if you mix the sauce thoroughly since it’s not a powder. So keep this in mind.

What to Serve with Cookout Quesadilla Sauce

Once you make this Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce, you can serve it with any Mexican food. It will be just as delicious on the burrito as on the taco. 

However, this Quesadilla Sauce will also become your favorite addition to many other meals. Particularly something that calls for creaminess.

Chicken bites

Other than Mexican dishes, creamy Quesadilla sauce works well on fried food, particularly chicken bites. The rich and creamy texture of the sauce provides a nice contrast to the crunchy and savory deep-fried chicken

But it could also be any fried chicken, from wings and nuggets to chicken fingers or even grilled chicken fillets.

Burritos

Since the burrito is an ultimate Mexican dish that goes with many filings and flavors, it requires some creaminess. The flavors Quesadilla sauce is packed with will pair perfectly with all kinds of burritos

Whether you decide to put it on ground beef, roasted chicken, beans, or cheese, this creamy jalapeno sauce will make it better. But it would be best if you tried it with the shredded chicken burrito we’ve recently prepared. 

Grilled steak

Apart from being used as a dipping sauce,  you could also use the  Cookout Quesadilla Sauce differently.

Everything that is fried, grilled, and has a crunchy texture can’t do without a savory sauce. You can drizzle some of the Quesadilla sauce on the steak to centralize its flavors and add a little spice to the dish.

How to Store Cookout Quesadilla Sauce

Since this Taco Bell Quesadilla sauce is so easy to put together, I recommend you make it fresh whenever possible. But if you want to make it in advance, it is also acceptable.

Store Cookout Quesadilla Sauce in the Fridge

To store the Quesadilla Sauce in the fridge, transfer it to an airtight container or a glass jar and keep it for at least a week. But keep in mind that this sauce has a creamy nature. So if there are any signs of deterioration, throw them away.

Store Cookout Quesadilla Sauce in the Freezer

Mayonnaise and sour cream are not the best for freezing since they don’t thaw well. Your Quesadilla sauce will be in pieces, literally.

So we don’t recommend freezing this sauce. You will want to enjoy it fresh anyway.

cookout quesadilla sauce

Cookout Quesadilla Sauce Recipe

Are you looking for the best food to complement your Mexican-inspired dishes? Cookout Quesadilla Sauce will do the job since it’s a creamy, savory, and spicy mix of flavors. Everything tastes better with this sauce that takes about 10 minutes to whip up.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 257 kcal
Equipment
  • 1 bowl
Ingredients
  
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 3 tsp pickled jalapenos
  • 2 tsp juice from pickled jalapenos
Instructions
 
  • Start by dicing the pickled jalapenos evenly. Then mix them together with sour cream, paprika, mayonnaise, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and jalapenos juice.
  • Stir all the ingredients together until properly combined. Cover and store in the fridge so that all the flavors are released, or serve immediately with your favorite quesadilla or other Mexican- inspired dishes.
Nutrition
Calories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 474mgPotassium: 112mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 856IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 1mg
DMCA.com Protection Status
error: Content is protected !!