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.
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.
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.
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.
What You’ll Need
- 1 ¼ cups Mexican crema or 2% plain Greek yogurt
- 1 roasted and cooled red pepper (seeds removed, I use a canned pepper)
- ½ teaspoon chipotle powder
- 1 medium clove garlic
- Juice of 1 lime (about 2 ½ Tablespoons)
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt (or to taste)
- Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until completely smooth.
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.
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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Try making this creamy chipotle sauce for your next burger, sandwich, or Mexican food dinner!