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Comeback Sauce is an amazing Southern classic dipping sauce. It’s a delicious sauce with chicken, wings, salads, fries and more! I have no idea who created it, but I sure wish I could hug their neck in gratitude.

Comeback Sauce Recipe | ©

A long standing southern classic, Comeback Sauce comes from the Mississippi region of the south – or so I understand – and I couldn’t be happier that friends of ours from that area while growing up introduced it to my family.

Comeback Sauce Recipe

Comeback Sauce Recipe | ©

Full of delicious flavor, Comeback Sauce is easily one of my favorite go-to items in my refrigerator for all sorts of things. Of course it works perfectly as a dip for chicken fingers, chicken wings, chicken legs, as a salad dressing, and yep – even on eggs. (It’s really delicious on eggs!)

How to Make

This southern favorite sauce couldn’t be easier to whip up and takes only minutes!

All you do is mix all of the ingredients together really well. Then store sauce in the refrigerator. That’s it!

Just do me a favor and try it soon. I promise you won’t be sorry that you did. I wouldn’t steer you wrong!

Here’s that scrumptious Comeback Sauce recipe. I know you’ll love it!

4.84 from 6 votes

Comeback Sauce Recipe

Sauces 5 mins

Prep Time 5 mins
Servings 10
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Comeback Sauce is a classic, southern dip or dressing. Get this family favorite Comeback Sauce recipe to keep on hand for everyday use!


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder


  • Mix mayonnaise, chili sauce, garlic salt, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, and onion powder together in a small bowl until well combined.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


Makes 1 ¼ cup. 
Nutrition information is for 2 tablespoons of sauce. 

Nutritional Information

Serving: 2 tablespoons | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

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    1. 4 stars
      It is a spicy tomato ketchup. Comes in small 12 oz size bottles. Could sub ketchup and sirachi hot sauce.

    2. It’s in TNT grocery store with catsup & etc. I believe the one I buy is by Heinz.

  1. 5 stars
    We love this sauce! It’s so delicious and versatile. I add chipotle sauce to your recipe to give it a little extra kick. Thanks so much for all your great recipes.

  2. Homemade Comeback Sauce and homemade Chili Sauce are always in my  refrigerator. I make them in double batches when I make them because I’ve always treated them like they keep refrigerated as long as the shortest time of any of the ingredients that I use to make them. I have never had an issue with this logic, and have been doing it for over thirty years.

    The only difference in my regular Comeback recipe is an added 1 tsp of prepared horse radish. 

    Here’s another variation that I sometimes use, although the one here at addapinch is the one I always “Comeback” to.

    1 cup mayonnaise
    ¼ cup ketchup
    ¼ cup chili sauce
    1 tsp Dijon mustard
    1 tsp onion powder
    1 tsp garlic powder
    2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    ½ tsp ground black pepper
    ½ tsp Louisiana sauce
    ¼ cup oil
    juice of one lemon 

    Variation II:
    ⅔ cup chile sauce
    ½ cup vegetable oil
    2 Tbsp lemon juice
    1 tsp Worcestershire 
    2 dashes Louisiana sauce
    1 tsp black pepper
    1 Tbsp fine grated onion
    3 cloves minced garlic
    1 cup mayonnaise
    ¼ cup ketchup
    1 tsp dry mustard
    ¼ tsp paprika
    ¼ tsp salt
    1 tsp celery seed
    ¾ tsp curry powder
    3 tsp horseradish 

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