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Alabama White Sauce is a tangy, flavorful, white barbecue sauce that will perfectly complete the grilled items in your summer BBQ spread.
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Table of Contents
  1. Homemade White BBQ Sauce
  2. Why We Love This Recipe
  3. Ingredients/Shopping List
  4. How to Make Alabama White Sauce Recipe
  5. Variations / Options / Add-ins
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. More Great Homemade Condiments
  8. Alabama White Sauce Recipe

Alabama White Sauce is a tangy and creamy white barbecue sauce that will perfectly complete the grilled items in your summer BBQ spread. This classic southern favorite has a mayonnaise base and is perfect for smoked chicken or other barbecue and adds just the right kick of heat!

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Homemade White BBQ Sauce

Is your family a condiment family? What I mean by that, is do you tend to have about 5-10 condiments sitting out for dinners, potlucks, and barbecues? We are definitely guilty of this in my house. But, I truly believe that the perfect condiment can totally complete a dish.

One sauce that you definitely need to add to your summer spread is this Alabama White Sauce. It’s a tangy, peppery white barbeque sauce that has a bit of a punch because of the addition of Horseradish. It’s so good on wings, grilled chicken, burgers, or even used as a dipping sauce!

Why We Love This Recipe

  • Only 5 minutes to prepare
  • Better than a store-bought bbq sauce
  • Delicious tangy flavor with a little kiss of heat
  • Awesome dipping sauce
  • Great to toss with grilled chicken wings
  • Alternative to traditional BBQ sauce
  • Another option for a condiment at your summer barbecues
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Ingredients/Shopping List

  • Mayonnaise
  • Buttermilk
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Spicy brown mustard
  • Horseradish
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Kosher salt & black pepper
  • Garlic & onion powders

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How to Make Alabama White Sauce Recipe

Once you see how easy it is to make Alabama White Sauce, it will be something you always have in the fridge. There are only 2 steps in the instructions, and this tasty sauce is prepared in just about 5 minutes.

Whisk together all of the ingredients until smooth.

all ingredients in the bowl

Transfer sauce into a mason jar with a lid and refrigerate before serving.
Pro-tip: To save time and dishes, you can add all the ingredients directly to your mason jar.  Just make sure to mix it really well before putting on the lid and refrigerating it.

alabama white sauce in a jar

Variations / Options / Add-ins

  • VINEGAR, SUGAR, HORSERADISH: You can adjust the amounts of the vinegar, sugar and prepared horseradish according to your taste adding a little more or less.
  • HOT SAUCE: You can also add a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce if you like your sauce a little more on the hot and spicy side.
  • PAPRIKA: If you want a little more of a “smoky” flavor, you can add a ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika to your spice ingredients for this sauce.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Alabama White Sauce taste like?

Alabama White Sauce is a white barbecue sauce with mayonnaise as its base, as opposed to a tomato base. However, unlike a traditional barbecue sauce, Alabama White sauce is not sweet. It has a tangy, peppery flavor and a bite that comes from the addition of horseradish. It’s a delicious alternative to traditional BBQ sauce. At our house, we love to have both on hand at all times!

How to Store Alabama White Sauce

Store sauce tightly covered in a lidded jar, a mason jar works great, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Do not freeze this sauce. The mayonnaise will separate when it thaws and it will completely lose its texture. This is best served fresh and cold.

What to serve with Alabama White Sauce?

You can serve Alabama White Sauce with anything that you’d normally serve BBQ sauce with. It’s delicious on burgers, pulled pork, or used as a marinade for various meats. I especially love to put it on my Grilled Chicken Wings.

Where did Alabama White Sauce Originate?

Alabama White sauce got its name from its originator, Robert Gibson from Big Bob Gibson’s Bar-B-Q in Decatur, AL.

alabama sauce served with grilled meat

More Great Homemade Condiments

Buffalo Dipping Sauce | Homemade BBQ Sauce | Easy Homemade Salsa | Easy Guacamole | The Best Steak Marinade Recipe | Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce

5 from 3 votes
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Alabama White Sauce

Serves — 1
Alabama White Sauce is a tangy, flavorful, white barbecue sauce that will perfectly complete the grilled items in your summer BBQ spread.
Prep Time 5 mins
Chill time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tsp prepared horseradish
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together all the above listed ingredients.  Make sure there are no lumps from the mayonnaise.
  • Transfer sauce to a pint sized mason jar, or any container with a lid, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour prior to using to allow all the flavor to blend well.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage
Store sauce tightly covered in a lidded jar, a mason jar works great, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Do not freeze this sauce. The mayonnaise will separate when it thaws and it will completely lose its texture. This is best served fresh and cold.
Important Notes:
To save time and dishes, you can add all the ingredients directly to your mason jar. Just make sure to mix it really well before putting on the lid and refrigerating it.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 1687kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 170g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 100g | Monounsaturated Fat: 39g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 2922mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 263IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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