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White BBQ Sauce

White BBQ Sauce is a tangy mayo based sauce that is seriously delicious served over grilled chicken, pork and beef. This is a twist on the famous version of Alabama White BBQ Sauce and we can’t get enough of it!

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If you have yet to try Alabama white sauce, you are missing out! We love it drizzled over a smoked roast beef sandwich, grilled chicken tenders, juicy pork chops and baby back ribs. It even makes a pretty tasty dip for chips.

White BBQ Sauce with a spoon dipping from the jar over a red check napkin

Ingredients for White BBQ Sauce:

White BBQ Sauce Ingredients

  • Mayonnaise
  • Sour Cream
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Lemon Juice
  • Prepared Horseradish
  • Brown Sugar
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Onion Powder
  • Onion Flakes
  • Kosher Salt 
  • Black Pepper

jar of white bbq sauce with napkin, grilling brush and spoon

How to Make White BBQ Sauce:

Bowl with mayo, sour cream, mustard, lemon juice with wood handle spoon

In a bowl, add mayonnaise, sour cream, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and horseradish.

making white bbq sauce in a bowl with mayo, mustard, brown sugar

Next, add brown sugar, garlic, onion powder and flakes, salt and pepper.

Bowl of white bbq sauce

Whisk until well combined.

Jar of white bbq sauce, red napkin, spoon and grilling brush

Pour into a jar or sealed container and refrigerate one hour before serving.

How Long Will it Keep?

Store up to 2 week in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Stir before using.

spoon dipping white bbq sauce from a jar

What to Serve White BBQ Sauce With:

White BBQ Sauce is generally drizzled over grilled meat after it comes off of the grill. So think of it more of a condiment than a grilling sauce. 

plate of 2 baby back ribs with white bbq sauce, potato salad, deviled egg

The Sweet Garlic and Onion Ribs that we made were delicious on their own but were even better when drizzled with white bbq sauce. 

Dress up burgers, grilled chicken, or pork chops with white bbq sauce. It’s also great on roast beef sandwiches and pulled pork

More Homemade Sauces to Try:

BBQ Sauce could be it’s own food category at our house and we are always coming up with new combinations. 

Homemade BBQ Sauce is a classic Memphis style barbecue sauce that use standard pantry ingredients and will likely beat out your favorite store bought brand. 

Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce is great for grilling everything. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and tangy with just the right amount of spice. Also great for dipping your favorite chicken strips or fries.

Rosemary Mustard BBQ Sauce is like no other bbq sauce. It’s mustard based with hints of brown sugar, garlic and lots of rosemary. Great for smoked chicken, pork chops and even burgers!

Orange BBQ Sauce is one of my all time favorites. Sticky sweet with a spicy kick. One reader said that we might ought to alert the FDA because it’s so addictive!

Still want more? Check out all of our Sauce Recipes

red napkin with jar of white bbq sauce

The next time you fire up the grill for ribs, chops, chicken or burgers, mix up this White BBQ Sauce recipe to serve alongside. I think it’s something you’ll want to keep on hand for all of your meals on the grill.




White BBQ Sauce in a jar with red check napkin
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White BBQ Sauce

White BBQ Sauce is a tangy mayo based sauce that is seriously delicious served over grilled chicken, pork and beef.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Alabama white bbq sauce, horseradish bbq sauce, mayo based barbecue sauce
Servings: 1 3/4 cup
Calories: 64kcal
Author: Milisa


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 ½ teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • In a bowl add mayonnaise, sour cream, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and horseradish.
  • Mix in brown sugar garlic, onion powder, onion flakes, salt and pepper. with a whisk until well combined.
  • Cover and refrigerate one hour before serving.


Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks, stir before serving.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 135mg | Sugar: 1g


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