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.

Chicken tenders in a blue bowl beside a clear glass bowl of comeback sauce.

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

Chicken tender dipped into a glass container filled with comeback sauce.

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!

Comeback Sauce Recipe

4.84 from 6 votes
Comeback Sauce is a classic, southern dip or dressing. Get this family favorite Comeback Sauce recipe to keep on hand for everyday use!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce, or 1/4 cup each ketchup and hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Stone House Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, or coconut aminos
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder


  • Mix mayonnaise, chili sauce, Stone House Seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, and onion powder together in a small bowl until well combined.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


Makes 1 1/4 cup. 
Nutrition information is for 2 tablespoons of sauce. 


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

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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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. Gosh, I had forgotten about this sauce whipped in a pinch and before so many choices that are speciality flavors. A little mayo is magic when you start adding this and that. Any southerner knew how to mix this or their own version.

  2. what is chili sauce? the heinz one you recommended does not sound familiar. can you describe it so i can find something similar? is it like enchilada sauce or franks red hot?

    1. Chili Sauce is similar to cocktail sauce, you can usually find it around the Ketchup Aisle. There are off brands but it is much thicker than ketchup.

  3. The Comeback Sauce I grew up on was originally used as a dip for boiled shrimp and fried catfish.
    You mix it based on how much fish / shrimp you have. Mayo, a little mustard and ketchup, a couple of dashes of worchestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, Tabasco to taste. Grate onion…I use yellow onion, and grate several peices of garlic. It should be about the color of Thousand Island Dressing.
    I can eat this with a spoon!! Delicious with french fries, chicken, just whatever!

    1. Comeback sauce is a classic in MS. Mine also uses ketchup instead of chili sauce but we use Crystal Hot Sauce instead of Tabasco!

  4. Comeback or kumback was created at the old Rotesserie restaurant in Jackson mississippi. Now served at the Mayflower restaurant in Jackson.

  5. When you say mayo do you mean “real mayonnaise” like Hellman…or would Miracle Whip work? I always check when recipes say mayonnaise to make sure which they mean…or if they are interchangeable. I can’t wait to try this.

    1. Hi Catherine,
      Yes, for mayonnaise I mean whichever one is your favorite. For me, we generally use Kraft, Dukes, or Hellman’s, and all of those work perfectly in this. Hope you enjoy it!

    2. Hi Nancy,
      It stores well in the refrigerator for at least a week or so, but never seems to last that long around my house! I hope you enjoy it!

  6. 5 stars
    We use ketchup instead of chili sauce( I live in Alabama). My 12 yr old eats it on anything. MMMMM