McDonald’s Secret Sauce

McDonald’s Secret Sauce isn’t a secret anymore. The McDonald’s secret sauce is easy to make, and can be made in a couple of minutes.  Although the McDonald’s Secret Sauce goes well on a Big Mac, it also goes well on a sandwich. India relish can be found at your local grocery store. India relish is a type of pickle relish, just like there is dill relish.

Make your own McDonald's Secret Sauce from scratch

This is a great sauce to make at home. It is super easy to make this recipe. I love to make this up whenever I grill burgers. This secret sauce is a great alternative to ketchup. I find this stays fresh in the refrigerator for about 1 week if you store it in an air tight container. You may want to serve this with the McDonald’s Big Mac.

McDonald's Secret Sauce

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  • Recipe Type: CopyKat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Salad Dressings
  • Prep time:10 minutes
  • Cook time:20 minutes
  • Serves: 1
McDonald's Secret Sauce

This sauce is is so good the kids will love it on their sandwiches or their burgers!


  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons India relish, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Thousand Island dressing


Mix all ingredients well. Let stand for at least 20 minutes, allowing to sit overnight is desired.

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  • kkbarringer

    The sauce is
    1 cup miricle whip
    2 Tbs. Dill relish
    2 Tbs sugar
    2 Tbs katchup
    mix well.
    I mix it to taste, so add or subtract what you like. We made this for our salad before they put thousand island in a bottle.
    That’s all mc Donalds uses

  • Lorna Schinske

    I worked at a McDonalds in Ft Pierce FL in the late 1970′s. I opened up #10 cans of the “special sauce”. The labels said “Thousand Island Dressing”. Then the labels changed. The new labels (slapped on top of the old labels) said “McDonalds Special Sauce” yet was still the same old “Thousand Island Dressing” both on the label and in the can.

  • DeeDee

    this is the recipe that i know of 1/4 cup salad dressing( miracle whip) 1/4 cup mayo, 3 tbs french dressing, 1/2 tablespoon sweet pickle relish, 1 1/2 tbs. dill pickle relish , 1 tsp sugar 1 tbs hydrated onions. mix together heat in microwave 25 sec remove and stir repeat then place in refrig for hr before serving. enjoy !!

  • DeeDee

    there is hydrated onions in the sauce this recipe is not correct.

  • Dweyer

    Can’t be true. Worked at McDonald’s for quite a few years and I’m positively sure there’s onion in the sauce.

  • Erin Hernandez

    it’s a simple thousand island dressing.try it at home on your own burgers and you’ll see, just like Mc’d

  • Ednastrickland88

    Its ketchup, relish and mayo.

  • Claire

    There has to be more to it. Your sauce is white while McD’s is somewhat orange.

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    your are SO STUPID

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  • Anonymous

    this is the best ever