Copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce Recipe

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copycat taco bell quesadilla sauce recipe


This sauce is super creamy and has a great kick, but not overpoweringly so. It’s terrific when served alongside any Mexican meal, whether it be tacos, quesadillas, or burritos. If you’re using fresh jalapenos, you can leave a few of the seeds in for extra heat.

Copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce Recipe
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp mayo not Miracle Whip
  • 1 tbsp chopped jalapenos fresh or canned
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/16 th tsp cayenne powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  1. In a medium bowl, blend together all ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Allow the sauce to chill in the fridge for at least an hour, to let the flavors develop.
Copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce Recipe
Copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce Recipe

Holly N

5 comments on “Copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce Recipe”

  1. The sauce sounds delicious! What recipe did you use for the quesadillas?

  2. This recipe definetly came close! The only thing I would have to say is add some more paprika and cumin, and also add a pinch of onion powder and sugar. If you want it extra spicy I wouldn’t add the jalapeño seeds- almost burned my tongue off on that one, and I love spicy! Fun new sauce to try, especially if you’re like me and can’t get enough of Taco Bell sauces!! Thanks!

  3. I tried this sauce last night and it is perfect! It tastes so close to the Taco Bell version. My husband and I ate way too much last night because we couldn’t get enough of that sauce. Yum!!

  4. We had this today and the garlic was way over powering. Next time we’ll only do half of what recipe calls for garlic powder.

  5. Perfect! I have been making this at least every two weeks since I came across this site. I think my husband looks forward to steak nights just so that we can make quesadillas the next day with the leftover steak!

    The only thing I would say is that you definitely need to let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. An hour is not enough and it tastes completely different the next day!

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