McDonald’s Breakfast Sauce Recipe

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This McDonald’s breakfast sauce recipe is sure to take your breakfast sandwich to the next level with its incredible flavor. If you have been missing this sauce since it was taken off the McDonald’s menu, then you must try this simple recipe to make your own at home.

Bowl of yellow sauce and a spoon.


McDonald’s sauces can add lots of flavor to an otherwise ordinary meal. Their breakfast sauce has unfortunately been taken off the menu but was a favorite of mine and many customers.

Why you need to make this copycat McDonald’s breakfast sauce

  • Taste: This creamy sauce tastes just like what used to be on the McDonald’s breakfast menu. It’s savory, sweet, and tangy all in one simple sauce.
  • Simple: Can be made easily at home in minutes.
  • Delicious: This sauce isn’t just for breakfast food. You can use it on so many things like this copycat McDonald’s steak, egg, and cheese bagel, breakfast sausage burrito, wraps, seafood, chicken, and more. It’s also perfect to use for dipping things like chicken tenders, onion rings, and fries.

Ingredients needed for breakfast sauce

Every wonder what McDonald’s breakfast sauce is made of? You might be surprised its made with just a few simple ingredients you might already have in your kitchen.

  • Mayonnaise – You can use your favorite mayonnaise.
  • Mustard – Yellow mustard is needed for this sauce recipe.
  • Steak Sauce – I am using A1 steak sauce but use your favorite.
  • Lemon Juice – This helps add a little acidity and tangy flavor to the sauce.
  • Dried Dill Weed – Fresh dill can also be substituted for dried.
  • Salt & Pepper – Sea salt and ground black pepper adds seasoning and flavor. Adjust the amount to taste.
Bowl of mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, steak sauce, and seasonings.

How to make Copycat McDonald’s Breakfast Sauce Recipe

Step one: Place mayonnaise, mustard, steak sauce, lemon juice, dill, salt, and pepper in a small mixing bowl. Stir well with a spoon or whisk to combine.

Step two: You can serve immediately or place it in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator to let the flavors come together.

Bowl with mustard, mayonnaise, steak sauce, and seasonings.

Recipe tips and variations

Portions: This recipe makes about 1 cup. If you would like more for the week, you can easily double the recipe ingredients.

Mustard: If you like a punch of flavor, try substituting the yellow mustard with Dijon mustard.

Heat: Like spicy flavors? Try adding a splash of hot sauce or a pinch of cayenne pepper to the mixture.

Chill: If you have time I would recommend letting the sauce chill in the refrigerator for a few hours. It really helps the flavors come together for the most flavorful sauce.

Bagel topped with egg and sauce and a bowl of sauce.

How to store

Store any leftover McDonald’s sauce in an airtight container like a jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

This sauce does not freeze well.

If you made this delicious sauce be sure to let me know in the comments.

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Bowl of yellow sauce and a spoon.
4.87 from 84 votes

McDonald’s Breakfast Sauce Recipe

By Heather
Copycat McDonald's breakfast sauce is creamy and full of amazing flavor. Use for your favorite breakfast sandwiches, wraps, and so much more.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 cup


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1 tablespoon steak sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Place mayonnaise, mustard, steak sauce, lemon juice, dill, salt, and pepper in a small mixing bow.
  • Stir with a spoon, fork, or whisk until well combined.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.



Calories: 799kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 85g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 50g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 1871mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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  1. Pretty spot on recipe, thank you so much!

    As for my recommendation, I used a McDonald’s honey mustard cup and used a smidge less mayonnaise and it was almost exactly like it! (Not as bright yellow as the actual sauce though).

  2. This was great to find on a pinch! I had made the sandwich and knew this was missing so I whipped it up real quick and added it …great recipe! Thank you so much!

  3. 5 stars
    My wife is a not a huge fan of mustard so I just put a teaspoon in and it was really good. Definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing.

  4. 5 stars
    This is awesome. Thank you for this. I been making breakfast sandwiches for years an years. This brought it to another level of greatness. I did cut the mustard in half cause of a review. I think this is better than McDonald’s. You can control how much you put on it.

  5. Still unsure of what steak sauce to use. It looks almost exactly like it, just should be more runny, which can easily be adjusted. As for taste, it’s not 100% even with the ingredients mentioned, but you have to take into account the brand of mayo/sauce/mustard you’re using.

    I will not stop until I get that exact sauce down, even if I have to beg the McDonald’s CEO for the recipe myself. Feel free to contact me for my alternative recipes.

    1. Chris do you have a more exact recipe yet? Please help so I can stop going to McDonald’s for the bagel sandwich lol! I like making breakfast at home so I just need this exact sauce!!

    2. Mcdonalds sources all of their own ingredients. Meaning you can’t get the brands they use. It’s not available for consumers. How ever you can just buy the sauce from McDonald’s. They sell all of their food items in bulk

    3. 5 stars
      I used Worcestershire sauce and Hellman’s real mayonnaise and some regular yellow mustard it was really good but I accidentally salted it too much

  6. 3 stars
    I made the sauce exactly as specified, and used (like you) a-1 sauce, but did not have yellow mustard, so used Dijon. First taste of sauce immediately after blending was not at all like McDonalds bagel sauce. I’m going to put it together for dinner with egg and cheese and see how that goes. Here’s hoping it morphs into something wonderful, because the best part of the McD bagel sandwich is definitely the sauce. Theirs is yellow; this one turned out more brownish, probably because I did not use French’s yellow mustard, or could be the a-1. I’ll see later. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Hi Rosemary, respectfully, this isn’t a fair review if you didn’t use the same ingredients as the recipe.

  7. At one time I had found an amazing recipe for this sauce and lost it. I have been looking for another sauce mix but have not found one that was even close. Yours is close but not like the previous one. I do know it had the mayonnaise and it used a whole grain mustard, dill and a small amount of sugar. Yours is the closest one I have found. Thank you!

    1. 4 stars
      What ever you do dont use lemon extract
      I was out of lemons so I tried to substitute with lemon extract lol it was basically lemon breakfast sause 😛

      1. 3 stars
        Not bad flavor however, it doesn’t taste like the sauce I’ve had on McDonald’s breakfast sandwiches. I think less mustard would make it even better. It’s very mustardy.

    2. There is actually a creamy dill mustard you can buy. I bet that is the key ingredient. I’m going to try that with this recipe.

  8. 3 stars
    I made exactly as listed. It tastes kind of like what you would put in potato salad or deviled eggs with 2 tablespoons of mustard. After you have for a while it calms down. Going to make again with 1 Tablespoon.

  9. 5 stars
    I made the sauce today because I wanted to make an epic at home breakfast sandwich. I had all the ingredients in the fridge, except for the dried dill, so I used oregano and I also added red pepper chili flakes. Honestly it was so good! Definitely tasted like the McDonald’s sauce, I could’ve used a little bit less lemon juice. Overall I’m going to make this sauce again it was a tasty alternative to a basic mayonnaise or butter.