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It is a universal fact that the sauce is what makes most wraps, sandwiches, meals, and everything in between, over the top delicious; and this Copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce is a hidden gem waiting to blow your mind!
With a creamy combination of Mayonnaise, sour cream or Greek yogurt, pickled jalapeño and its juice, and a variety of spices, this sauce is tangy, a little bit spicy, and downright sinful!
Really think you won’t get hooked after the first taste? Well, may the odds be ever in your favor!
The Easiest Sauce to Your Quesadillas
Copycat Taco Bell recipes are blowing up left and right; and since their Quesadilla Sauce is one of my favorite items on the menu, and the only thing that keeps me going back for more, you just know I had to try it!
Turns out, the sauce is made with staple ingredients, takes literal seconds to whip out, can be use in a whole bunch of different things, and is not too shy to blow your mind with an incredible taste!
A 10 out of 10 for sure!
What is Taco Bell’s Quesadilla Sauce
Taco Bell’s creamy Jalapeño sauce is hands down, the reason why everyone’s so obsessed with their chicken quesadilla (one of my favorite items on their menu, might I add).
So basically, you should expect a flour tortilla made with chicken, cheese, and their incredible sauce!
But worry not! It is time to bid those late night crawls farewell, because this Copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce recipe will take the junk-food-guilt factor away, and allow you to make something delicious from the comfort of your own home!
P.s. This will save you money, effort, and gas! Life just got a bit sweeter! LOL!
The Creamiest Jalapeno Sauce
I have quite a lot to say here, because this is my favorite part in any recipe! I just love giving serving suggestions, especially if the end-product is super versatile like this sauce!
Use it as dipping sauce for tortilla chips, chicken tenders, nacho chips (with cheese obviously), or dunk that loaded homemade quesadilla right in there!
This one is also a great sauce for taco salads (as a salad dressing), burrito bowls, burgers, tacos or fajitas, or just any Mexican-inspired meal, especially cheese quesadilla.
Honestly, however you choose to use this sauce, I am pretty sure you will enjoy every bite!
While You Are at It, Give a Taco Bell Quesadilla a Chance!
Making Taco Bell’s signature chicken cheese Quesadilla couldn’t get any easier! Here’s how you do it!
Start by seasoning chicken breast on both sides with salt and pepper, then cooking it in a hot skillet with vegetable oil on medium-high heat.
The next step would be dealing with the bread tortilla. Place them in a hot skillet, then add a tablespoon of sauce and cheese (shredded cheese and a slice of American cheese) with half of the chicken on one side of the tortilla.
Finally, fold tortilla and press gently with a spatula. Cook for a few minutes on each side.
Cut it into 4 pieces with a pizza cutter, and enjoy!
As much as I love a good old traditional Taco Bell Quesadilla, it is so much fun mixing things up!
Try substituting the chicken with ground beef or steak. Follow the same instructions mentioned above and you should be fine!
Oh! You can also indulge in a vegetarian Tex-Mex quesadilla made with a spicy corn and black bean mixture! Sounds delicious, no?!
Taste the Authenticity
Let me give you a quick tip. Learn how to properly store Taco Bell’s Quesadilla sauce, because it is super versatile and can be used in a whole bunch of different ways. You simply won’t get enough of it!
To store: Store this sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for about a week. It may keep for a bit longer.
To Freeze: Since this recipe is made with mayonnaise as the base, I don’t necessarily recommend freezing. I don’t think there is a need anyways, you can easily whip it out in seconds!
Tips for The Best Taco Bell Sauce
Tip 1: If you are interested in an extra spicy flavor, add a pinch of cayenne pepper. Enjoy your spicy sauce!
Tip 2: Give creamy jalapeño sauce a chance, by putting the ingredients in a food processor.
Tip 3: Replace the mayo with sour cream or ranch dressing if it is not available. I will always prefer Mayo though.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can absolutely have a taste right away, but you will best enjoy the sauce if it was chilled for at least 2 hours, and a minimum of 30 minutes.
The obvious answer would be to cut back on the jalapeño slices. But if it is too late, then add in some extra sour cream. That should fix the problem right away.
Some recipes use fresh jalapeño peppers instead of pickled. I have personally never tried it before, so I can’t be a judge of the taste. However, I would suggest playing it safe and sticking to the recommended ingredients found in the recipe card if this is your first try.
List of Simple Ingredients
Mayonnaise: Use your favorite mayonnaise or even homemade mayo.
Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt: Feel free to use either one of these options, according to what’s available. You can use full fat or light sour cream.
Pickled jalapeño, diced: You can adjust the amount used according to your preferences.
Pickled jalapeño juice, from jar: This one is also called Jalapeño brine. There is no need to buy it separately, use it from the jar you are already using.
Seasoning: You will need garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, cumin powder, and salt.
Follow The Instructions
In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients until well combined.
Enjoy right away. For best results, place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
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Copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce
- ½ cup Mayonnaise
- ½ cuo sour cream, or Greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoons pickled jalapeño , diced
- 4 tablespoons pickled jalapeño juice, from jar
- 1 teaspon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1½ teaspoon cumin powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients until well combined.
- Enjoy right away. For best results, place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
- If you are interested in an extra spicy flavor, add a pinch of cayenne pepper. Enjoy your spicy sauce!
- Give creamy jalapeño sauce a chance, by putting the ingredients in a food processor.
- Replace the mayo with sour cream or ranch dressing if it is not available. I will always prefer Mayo though.