McDonald's Tartar Sauce Copycat


I love McDonald's tartar sauce and tweaked this recipe for months until I came up with a very good clone.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins


  • ½ cup mayonnaise (such as Kraft®)

  • 3 ½ tablespoons dill pickle relish, divided

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion, divided

  • 1 ½ teaspoons capers

  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley flakes

  • ½ teaspoon white sugar


  1. Combine mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons relish, 1 tablespoon chopped onion, capers, parsley, and sugar in a blender until smooth.

  2. Transfer sauce to a bowl; stir in remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons relish and 1 tablespoon chopped onion. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.


If you have a problem blending this because it's too thick, add a teaspoon of milk or cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

136 Calories
15g Fat
2g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 136
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 202mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 17mg 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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