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McDonald's® Tartar Sauce Copycat

Rated as 4.93 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...

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...

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.

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... 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 ...