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Alabama White Sauce

An incredible substitute for the traditional ketchup barbecue sauce, my Alabama White Sauce is a tangy, mayonnaise based white sauce that delivers big on flavor.
Prep Time5 mins
Resting Time30 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American, Southern, Western
Keyword: Alabama sauce, Alabama white sauce, BBQ sauce
Servings: 12
Calories: 273kcal


  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup cream style horseradish (See Note 1)
  • 1⁄4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne


  • In a bowl whisk together all the ingredients. Cover and set aside for 30 minutes before using. Cover and refrigerate if not using immediately.


  1. Prepared horseradish is made with grated horseradish root, vinegar, and salt. Prepared horseradish is not the same as horseradish sauce but is an ingredient in it. Creamy Horseradish Sauce combines prepared horseradish with cream, sour cream, or mayonnaise, which makes it milder and creamier (The Spruce Eats). If using prepared horseradish, I would start with a 1/4 cup and taste test to suit your tastes for heat level.


Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 870mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg