Sauces

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Feeling Saucy

Now is a great time to experiment with making your favorite fast food sauces at home. The pandemic has not gone away yet, and with another wave potentially in the future, it’s great to be able to make your own fast food-style meals. Most of these sauce and dip recipes are simple to make with only a few ingredients, so beginning cooks will have no problem. If you’ve always wanted to recreate your favorite fast food condiments, start with these copycat recipes. (If you have a stockpile of condiments, here are 26 Delicious Recipes That Use Up Those Aging Condiments in the Fridge.)

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Horsey Sauce by Chris Martin (CC BY-NC)
Taco Bell Fire Sauce by Shane Ronemus (CC BY-NC-ND)
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KFC Gravy by Karl Baron (CC BY)
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Cheesy Fries by kizzzbeth (CC BY-SA)
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Taco Bell Diablo Sauce 3 by theimpulsivebuy (CC BY-SA)
Szechuan Sauce by melvin imanuel (CC BY)

McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce

Originally released to coincide with the movie "Mulan," McDonald’s Szechuan dipping sauce made a 1-day comeback a few years ago because it was featured on a popular adult cartoon "Rick and Morty." The lengths fans went to get the sauce were legendary, but it sold out fast. Now the only option is to make your own.

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Chipotle Salad by Michael Saechang (CC BY-SA)