Spicy Quesadilla Sauce


This homemade spicy quesadilla sauce is very good! Best if allowed to sit before using. Keep refrigerated.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 10 mins
1 1/2 cups


  • 1 cup mayonnaise (such as Hellman's®)

  • 3 tablespoons canned diced jalapeno peppers, drained (reserve juice)

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Mix mayonnaise, jalapeño peppers, 3 tablespoons of pickling juice from peppers, sugar, paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and salt together in a bowl.

  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 4 to 6 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

93 Calories
10g Fat
2g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 93
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 126mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 16mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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