Taco Bell Spicy Chipotle Sauce Copycat


Taco Bell Spicy Chipotle Sauce Copycat

Taco Bell's chipotle sauce is perhaps their tastiest product. Now you can make it at home!

Taco Bell Spicy Chipotle Sauce Copycat
Taco Bell Spicy Chipotle Sauce Copycat

For a deliciously spicy sauce that will add an extra layer of zest to your meals, this Taco Bell Spicy Chipotle Sauce Copycat recipe gets the job done! It's so easy to make, and it tastes so creamy and delicious that you'll be making it over and over again and finding new ways to use it in your everyday cooking.

If you want to make this Taco Bell creamy chipotle ranch sauce recipe more health-conscious, you could easily substitute Greek yogurt as the base, so it's just a little bit healthier and lighter than some other sauces and dressings. What really makes this uncanny Taco Bell chipotle sauce copycat stand out is the unique blend of ingredients, seasonings, and spices that make the finished product taste just like the original. 

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Preparation Time5 min



Total TimeUnder 15 minutes

Type of DishDipping Sauce


  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle sauce from can of adobo
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder


  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.

  2. Chill for 1 hour and serve.

Recipe Q&As

What is in Taco Bell chipotle sauce?
In this recipe, you will find a few simple ingredients like sour cream, white vinegar, onion powder, and garlic powder. To see the full list of ingredients, be sure to check out the full recipe!

However, if you were to buy Taco Bell's chipotle sauce from the store, you would find the following ingredients: Soybean Oil, Water, Whey (from Milk), Vinegar, Buttermilk, Salt, Egg Yolks, Sugar, Modified Food Starch, Garlic, Chipotle Chile Pepper Puree, Spice, Garlic Juice, Onions, Citric Acid, Chipotle Chili Pepper, Xanthan Gum, Phosphoric Acid, Red Bell Pepper, Natural Flavor, Disodium Inosinate and Disodium Guanylate, Extractives of Paprika, Natural Smoke Flavor, With Sorbic Acid and Calcium Disodium Edta As Preservatives.

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What kind of sauce is on a Taco Bell quesadilla?
Surprisingly, you won't find this recipe for Taco Bell's chipotle sauce on their quesadilla! Instead, Taco Bell flavors this menu item with a creamy jalapeno sauce. If you're craving a jalapeno sauce, be sure to check out this Copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce Recipe from Centsless Meals!

What is the Baja sauce at Taco Bell?
While Taco Bell's chipotle sauce is flavored with seasonings such as onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and cumin, their Baja sauce is made with onion, red bell pepper, jalapeno, and lime juice. If it's the Baja sauce you're looking for, be sure to check out this recipe for Baja Sauce from Kayotic Kitchen!

What kind of sauce is on a cheesy gordita crunch?
When it comes to Taco Bell's Cheesy Gordita Crunch, you will find the siganture menu item topped with a sauce made from red bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, and vinegar - similar to their Baja sauce! You can find a delicious Cheesy Gordita Crunch Recipe from Blog Chef.

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This does not taste anything like taco belles chipotle sauce and its way too salty.

This was delicious! The only change I made was that I added a little bit more chipotle, just to make it spicier

My friend Erin is OBSESSED with Taco Bell and I cannot wait to surprise her with this sauce next time we get together for a girls night!


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