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McDonald’s Breakfast Sauce Recipe

Add a tangy twist to your eggs, bagels, and hash browns!

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Claire Onidi
Passionate about food and pastries since always, Claire spends most of her time in the kitchen to develop new recipes. She is French but lived many years abroad.
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Updated December 24, 2022

Get the flavor of your favorite fast food breakfast with this McDonald’s Breakfast Sauce! This creamy delicious sauce goes great on homemade Egg McMuffins, omelets, and practically any other breakfast food!

McDonald_s Breakfast Sauce

McDonald’s has perfected American fast food, from burgers to fries, and even breakfast. The restaurant got its start in 1954 in California but only began serving breakfast items in 1975.

McDonald’s first and still most popular breakfast menu offering is their Egg McMuffin. Eventually, they expanded their breakfast menu to include bagel sandwiches, which is where their breakfast sauce was born!

This sweet, creamy, and tangy breakfast sauce is a blend of mayonnaise, mustard, and a hint of dill. It’s the perfect way to give eggs that satisfying savory flavor that McDonald’s is so famous for.

This copycat recipe will give you that McDonald’s Breakfast Sauce taste, right at home. All you need is a few easy ingredients and five minutes!

All About The McDonald’s Breakfast Sauce Ingredients


Mayonnaise is a rich tasting sauce made by blending oil and egg yolks. The two substances form an emulsion with a high ratio of fat, giving it its famous creamy texture.

Mayonnaise is typically used to add fat to dishes like salads and sandwiches. Because it is so thick, it can hold ingredients together and keeps dishes moist without them getting soggy.

You can use sour cream instead of mayonnaise in this McDonald’s Breakfast Sauce since they have similar textures. However, sour cream is a dairy product and will not keep fresh as long as mayonnaise.

Dijon Mustard

As the name suggests, Dijon mustard is a style of mustard that comes from Dijon, France. Its spicy and tart flavor makes it a wonderful addition to sandwiches and vinaigrettes.

That tart flavor comes from a unique ingredient in Dijon mustard called verjuice. Verjuice is made from fermenting the juice of fruits like crab apples or grapes.

This sour tartness makes Dijon mustard an excellent pairing for fatty sauces like mayonnaise. The tartness cuts through the fat and allows the flavors to shine.

Stone Ground Mustard

Stone ground mustard has a texture somewhere in between whole grain mustard and smooth Dijon mustard. It gets its name because the mustard seeds are traditionally ground with a stone mortar and pestle.

This type of mustard tends to be spicier than yellow mustard, but less spicy than Dijon mustard. It gets its tart and tangy flavors from vinegar, rather than verjuice.

Some recipes substitute Dijon and stone ground mustard with steak sauce and lemon juice. But the complex flavors of mustard are what give this recipe its uniqueness.

Dried Dill

Fresh and dried dill weed is very popular in the cuisines of Western Europe. It’s most widely known as the flavor used in dill pickles.

As with most dried herbs, dry dill has a less potent flavor than fresh dill. It’s best used in salad dressing and cooked dishes where the flavor can be drawn out over time.

Fresh dill has a bright and zesty flavor that works wonderfully in fresh dishes like dips and seafood. A popular German dish called gurkensalat is made with cucumbers tossed in fresh dill.

Dill helps give this McDonald’s Breakfast Sauce its famous tanginess. There’s definitely no substitute for this unique ingredient!

Granulated Sugar

Sugar helps round out the flavor of this creamy sauce. It cuts through some of the acidity of other ingredients like mustard and makes the breakfast sauce taste balanced.

This leads to a better overall flavor, and a smooth mouthfeel. Think of all your favorite sauces like teriyaki, mayonnaise, and ketchup—they all contain sugar!

Sugar also helps preserve sauces by stabilizing their water content. This keeps bacteria and mold from growing and helps make the breakfast sauce last longer.

McDonald_s Breakfast Sauce recipe

McDonald's Breakfast Sauce Recipe

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time0 min
  • Total Time5 min
  • ServingsN/A
  • Yield1 1/2 cups of McDonald’s Breakfast Sauce

Level: Easy




  1. Add Ingredients to Bowl

    Add the mayonnaise, mustards, sugar, and dill to a medium bowl.

  2. Whisk Together

    Whisk ingredients together to form a sauce.

  3. Season with Salt and Pepper

    Taste the sauce and add salt and pepper. Add more pepper if you want your breakfast sauce a bit spicy.

  4. Serve and Store

    Serve your homemade McDonald’s Breakfast Sauce with eggs or on a breakfast sandwich. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

McDonald_s Breakfast Sauce serve

What Can You Serve with McDonald’s Breakfast Sauce?

This McDonald’s Breakfast Sauce recipe was designed for breakfast sandwiches! It adds flavor to the egg and pairs well with both bacon and sausage.

Spread this delicious breakfast sauce on homemade Egg McMuffins, egg and bagel sandwiches, or breakfast burritos! It also makes an excellent dip for omelets or hash browns.

Looking for a way to use this McDonalds Breakfast Sauce recipe outside of breakfast? Try serving it as a dipping sauce for chicken nuggets.

In the same vein, it also makes a delicious alternative to ketchup for burgers and fries. Add a little hot sauce or cayenne pepper and it makes a great chicken wing dip too!

McDonald’s Breakfast Sauce can also be enjoyed with healthy foods like salad wraps and deli sandwiches. I’ve even used it as a tasty dip for carrots and celery sticks.

Storage Instructions

Mayonnaise contains egg whites which are perishable. To prevent spoilage, store McDonald’s Breakfast Sauce in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

An airtight container also prevents other foods in the refrigerator from contaminating the breakfast sauce. If stored properly, this breakfast sauce will keep for up to two months.

There aren’t any dairy products in this McDonald’s Breakfast Sauce, so you can also store it in the freezer. When frozen, this breakfast sauce will maintain its texture and flavor for up to three months.

Once you thaw this McDonald’s Breakfast Sauce, do not refreeze it. Foods lose moisture when they thaw, so refreezing tends to degrade the texture and quality.

Like most foods, this McDonald’s Breakfast Sauce tastes best when made fresh. Luckily, the ingredients are very common and most are shelf-stable, so it’s easy to keep them on hand.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
  • 1071Calories
  • 82g Fat
  • 86.1g Carbs
  • 5.1gProtein
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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat82g 105%
Saturated Fat11.7g 58%
Cholesterol61mg 20%
Sodium2517mg 109%
Total Carbohydrate86.1g 31%
Dietary Fiber2.2g 8%
Total Sugars39.6g
Vitamin C0mcg 0%
Calcium87mg 7%
Iron2mg 11%
Potassium140mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.
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