Chipotle Sauce (Best Creamy Chipotle Sauce in 5 Min.)

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Let me show you how to make this incredible easy blended creamy chipotle sauce! It’s best on tacos, sandwiches, burgers, and enchiladas. It’s also great for dipping!

Creamy Chipotle Sauce

One thing that I love about this sauce is that it’s so versatile! It’s perfect on burgers, sandwiches, chicken, shrimp, tacos, steak, burritos, burrito bowls, quesadillas, and drizzled on enchiladas.

The flavor profile is easily adaptable to your preferences as well.

Prefer a little sweetness to balance out the spice? Add a little honey.

Wish it was spicier? Add more chipotle.

Like it spicy but wish the spice was a little more mild? Add more Mexican crema or Greek yogurt.

A labeled bowl of ingredients to make chipotle sauce.

Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce

This recipe would have the most authentic flavor if you used chipotle peppers in adobo instead of roasted red peppers.

Where I live, they’re pretty hard to come by. So, I made a version that has ingredients that are easier to find.

If you want to use chipotle peppers, you definitely can. Just substitute the roasted peppers and chipotle powder with 1 – 2 small chipotle peppers (depending on taste preference).

Beer battered chicken tenders with three small containers of dipping sauce.

How to Make Chipotle Sauce

All you have to do is measure the ingredients, add them to your blender, and blend until everything is completely combined!

This recipe will be runny at first, so if you like it thicker it’s best to refrigerate it before serving. It won’t become thick, but it will get noticeably thicker after cooling.

Mexican Crema, Greek Yogurt, or Sour Cream?

All three of these dairy bases are relatively interchangeable for this sauce. I prefer it most made with Mexican crema, followed by 2% Greek yogurt.

If you only have sour cream on hand, definitely go ahead and use it! It will still turn out really well.

A process collage showing how to make chipotle sauce.

How to Make Vegan Sauce

You can make this naturally vegetarian Southwest sauce vegan by substituting the Greek yogurt with vegan yogurt or vegan sour cream.

How to Make Gluten Free Sauce

This sauce is naturally gluten free! No adaptations are needed.

A bowl of chipotle sauce on a blue striped napkin.

If you love sauces that pair perfectly with Mexican food, try my Copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce or my Chipotle Sour Cream Sauce! They’re both incredibly delicious, super simple, and very popular.

Copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce in a bowl with jalapeno slices.

What You’ll Need

This recipe is so easy! You do need a blender or food processor, but other than that, you only need a few ingredients.

The ingredients you’ll need are chipotle peppers OR roasted red peppers and chipotle powder.

Yield: 1 1/4 cups

Chipotle Sauce

An image of a spoon pouring chipotle sauce into a bowl.

Let me show you how to make this incredible easy creamy chipotle sauce! It’s best on tacos, sandwiches, burgers, & enchiladas. It's also great for dipping!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until completely smooth.

Notes

This sauce will be runny at first, but it will thicken some as it rests in the refrigerator.

If have canned chipotles in adobo, you're welcome to use 1-2 small chipotle peppers in place of the pimento pepper and chipotle powder.

This should keep in an airtight container in the fridge for about a week. To help it stay fresher, you can pour a thin layer of olive oil to cover the top before securing the lid.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

2 Tablespoons

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 25Total Fat: 0.6gSaturated Fat: 0.4gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2.5mgSodium: 150.5mgCarbohydrates: 1.7gNet Carbohydrates: 1.7gFiber: 0gSugar: 1.2gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate. Nutrition was calculated based off of 2% Plain Greek Yogurt.

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An image of a spoon pouring chipotle sauce into a bowl.

Try making this creamy chipotle sauce for your next burger, sandwich, or Mexican food dinner!

An image of a spoon pouring chipotle sauce into a bowl.

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