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McDonald's® Tartar Sauce Copycat

Rated as 4.94 out of 5 Stars

"I tweaked this recipe for months until I came up with a very good clone of McDonald's® famous tartar sauce."
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2 h 5 m servings 136
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Blend mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons relish, capers, 1 tablespoon chopped onion, parsley, and sugar in a blender until smooth. Stir remaining relish and onion into the blended mixture.
  2. Transfer sauce to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If you have a problem blending this because it's too thick, add in a teaspoon of milk or cream. Also, use dill relish, not sweet dill relish.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 136 calories; 14.6 1.5 0.3 7 202 Full nutrition

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I HATE sweet relish and so I usually shy away from tartar sauce because of that reason so this one appealed to me in a big way. I like capers and typically have them on hand but was certain that...

I'm the submitter of this recipe and I think the flavor is spot on with Mickey Dees. However the last time I made it, it was runnier than I like it. I recommend that you squeeze out the reli...

I've tried several other recipes claiming to taste like McDonald's Tartar sauce -- one my Martha Stuart. None of them came close. Frankly, I had given up. Then I tried this one. It nailed it...

EXCELLENT! I made this to go with tonight's dinner of crab cakes. Normally, I just mix mayo and relish so this really caught my eye. I love the addition of capers so I put in a little extra. ...

It's been quite a while since I've had a McDonald's fillet of fish sandwich, but I did remember trying them many years ago and being surprised to find myself liking tartar sauce for the first ti...

I've eaten no less than one bazillion fillet o' fish from McDonalds (my guilty pleasure). It's bang on....and maybe even a little nicer. good. I've never had Mc D's tarter sauce to compare this to, but this was so good you could just eat it with a spoon and forget the fish. I didn't use a blender, I just finely chopped ...

As the recipe is it is GOOD. BUT Sometime I add 1/2 teaspoon crumbled dried tarragon,2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves,1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice. I like t...

this is perfect. i love the flavor that adding the capers and using the dill relish and adding onion makes. i used to use sweet relish mayo and that was it, and really hated it because i think m...