This is the white sauce that you find in Mexican restaurants. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Measure salad dressing into a medium bowl. Gradually stir in the milk. Season with red pepper flakes, cumin, salt, garlic powder, and oregano, and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to blend. If you taste it right away, all you will taste is salad dressing.

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Nutrition Facts

65.8 calories; 0.3 g protein; 3.4 g carbohydrates; 7.3 mg cholesterol; 218.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2008
You MUST MUST add ranch dressing.. It wont taste anything like the mexican white sauce without it! Also a dash of cayenne if you want that little bit of spicyness! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/24/2005
I know how to make it, and it doesn't contain all of these ingredients. I'm not sure who came up with this recipe but it's incorrect. The restaurant employees try to keep it a big secret, but I found out. It took a while, though... This recipe was not very good when I tried it a couple of months ago... Read More
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  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 13
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2008
You MUST MUST add ranch dressing.. It wont taste anything like the mexican white sauce without it! Also a dash of cayenne if you want that little bit of spicyness! Read More
(76)
Rating: 2 stars
08/24/2005
I know how to make it, and it doesn't contain all of these ingredients. I'm not sure who came up with this recipe but it's incorrect. The restaurant employees try to keep it a big secret, but I found out. It took a while, though... This recipe was not very good when I tried it a couple of months ago... Read More
(328)
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2008
You MUST MUST add ranch dressing.. It wont taste anything like the mexican white sauce without it! Also a dash of cayenne if you want that little bit of spicyness! Read More
(76)
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2010
This was a great base recipe! I followed some of the other reviewers advice. I used 1 cup Miracle Whip, 1 cup sour cream, and only put in 1/2 cup milk (I like it a little thicker). I also added in addition to the other ingredients a heaping tbls of ranch dressing, a 1/2 tsp paprika and onion salt, 1/4 tsp cayanne pepper, and doubled the red pepper flakes. It was very good! I am a big fan of the white sauce in my fav VA Beach Mexican joint. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2003
I thought I knew Mexican foods pretty well living in So. Ca my whole life but this sauce was unknown to me and intrigued me. I made it to see if we could use it as a topper in tacos. We ended up dipping tortilla chips before dinner. Almost as good as guacamole. Thanks for a new and tasty recipe Jen! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2007
DELICIOUS! It was a huge success when I used one cup Miracle Whip and one cup sour cream (low fat) with double the amount of red pepper flakes and a little onion powder and paprika. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
I have been looking for this recipe for a long time! It is a great mexican dip to have with a jumbo margarita! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/27/2005
I followed the recipe exactly, but after two hours it still just tasted like Miracle Whip to me, with a little spice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
You have no idea howlong I have been looking for this recipe. It tasted so authentic and was super easy to make. I no longer serve salsa with my tortilla chips at parties. Everyone loves this dip more!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
I cannot believe that more people have not tried this recipe. This board needs to put this recipe up as a great party/get together snack! It is wonderful and truly tastes just like that in mexican restaurants...Im sure its the same stuff. It is so easy and you should let it sit a couple hours so the flavors blend. Making it today for a beach/girlfriend get together! Thank you. Read More
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