When you run out of ketchup or BBQ sauce, these DIY sauce and condiment recipes will save you! You just need to keep a few ingredients on hand.
Finally, avoid that feeling of panic that happens when you run out of things and can’t make it to the store. These are the most common sauce and condiment recipes you buy and how to make them at home.
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Even if you don’t run out of sauces, sometimes it’s fun to make your own. Homemade tarter sauce and mayonnaise has a richer flavor that any you can buy at the store. Plus, when you make it yourself, you know what’s in it. You can control how much sugar it has.
DIY Sauce and Condiments You Can Make
Some toppings and condiments are so complicated that it’s not worth making yourself. Others though, are so easy that you should give it a try!
Few things are more frustrating than running out of a sauce and not being able to get to the store. When you are stuck at home, here’s how to make your own.
With just honey, vinegar, tomato paste, and some spices, you will have your own homemade ketchup. Make a really big batch and you’ll never have to run to the store for this again.
Find the recipe on An Oregan Cottage.
#2 Tartar Sauce
Save this recipe. It’s so easy to make your own tartar sauce that there’s no reason to buy any from the store. It’s basically mayo, relish, mustard, and vinegar.
Find the recipe on The Gracious Wife.
#3 Cocktail Sauce
This recipe makes a slightly-spicy cocktail sauce for fish and shrimp. Ketchup and horseradish are the main two ingredients. After you make it, you might never buy the store version again.
Find the recipe on Confessions of An Overworked Mom.
#4 Pickle Relish
Canning is an excellent way to prepare for unknown days ahead. Canned relish will last for 2 years unopened! This relish basically has cucumbers, peppers, onion, vinegar, and sugar.
Find the recipe on Dear Creatives.
What’s in homemade mayo? It’s basically egg yolks, oil, salt, and a little mustard. You don’t have to add the mustard, but I think it adds flavor.
Find the recipe on Savory Experiments.
#6 Spaghetti Sauce
I love this spaghetti sauce recipe. You can make a really large batch and even freeze it for later. Stock your pantry with canned chopped tomatoes and tomato paste. Then, throw in some onions and spices and you have the most amazing spaghetti sauce ever.
Find the recipe on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry.
#7 BBQ Sauce
This recipe reminds me of my favorite smoky and sweet Kansas City BBQ sauce. The pantry staples of tomato sauce, apple cider vinegar, sugar, molasses, and liquid smoke (along with a bunch of other ingredients) create this irresistible sauce!
Find the recipe on The Proverbs 31 Wife.
#8 Horseradish Sauce
I love horseradish sauce with my steak! Make your own homemade horseradish sauce by combining prepared horseradish with sour cream, vinegar, and spices.
Find the recipe on Savory Experiments.
#9 Yum Yum Sauce
I love the name of this condiment. I always ask for more of it when I go out to eat! Now, you can make it at home. Surprisingly, it’s basically mayonnaise, ketchup, and a few spices. It’s so easy!
Find the recipe on Mom Foodie.
#10 Teriyaki Sauce
I like to call teriyaki sauce “sweet soy sauce.” This is because it really is basically soy sauce with honey and a few extra spices. I prefer to make my own so I can control how much sugar I put in it.
Get the recipe on Daily DIY Life.
#11 Ranch Dressing
Finally, I picked out a dairy-free ranch dressing recipe. I’m lactose-intolerant and this recipe tastes even better than the cream-based one. It’s made with pureed cashews, lime, and a bunch of yummy spices.
Find the recipe on This Healthy Kitchen.
How To Use DIY Sauce and Condiment Recipes
My favorite way to use these DIY sauce and condiment recipes is as a dip for my meats. I like to dip shrimp in cocktail sauce, fish in the tartar sauce, and steak in the horseradish sauce.
You can also marinate any kind of meat in the teriyaki sauce.
Be creative. Try the dairy-free ranch dressing in your next cold-cut wrap. Toss the spaghetti sauce on your zucchini noodles. The fun thing about cooking is that you have free reign to make any changes that you want. Make sure to stock up on plenty of mason jars to help store all your new favorite dips and sauces!
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