How to Make Chipotle Sauce

Better Than Subway - Creamy Chipotle Sauce

If your looking for a simple and easy way to spice up your sandwiches or dipping sauces, you’ve come to the right place! My favorite subway sandwich sauce  is the southwestern chipotle sauce. I tried it once on a tuna sandwich and that’s it… I became hooked! Since then I’ve never ever ordered a subway sandwich without it.

I love subways and all but I do most of my cooking at home. But that sauce! If I can get my hands on it at home I would be dreaming.

So a few months ago I began experimenting and experimenting for weeks until I came up without my very own chipotle sauce. Now it’s not exactly like the subways chipotle sauce, it’s better!

Better Than Subway - Creamy Chipotle Sauce

I added my own little twist on it, added some fresh cilantro, spiced it up a little more, and BAM! It’s a kick of southwestern goodness in a jar!

You can use this sauce on all different types of sandwiches, on salads, as a dip, or mix it with shredded chicken and make chipotle chicken sandwiches or wraps like I did with my award winning chipotle chicken grilled cheese sandwich.

Chipotle grilled cheese sandwich

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How to Make Homemade Chipotle Sauce

Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Layla


  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce plus 1 tsp. sauce canned
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. dried dill
  • Kosher salt to taste


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth about 2-3 minutes or until the mixture is nice and creamy. Pour into a jar or small bowl and refrigerate for up to 4 weeks. Be sure to keep it in the fridge! Enjoy!

Better Than Subway - Creamy Chipotle Sauce Better Than Subway - Creamy Chipotle Sauce

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    Hannah Mullin

    How long would thIs last in the fridge?


    This is Better than the subway sauce (which i love) thank you for an amazibg recipe ill be using it a lOt. I lIke more heat than the subway sauce With this i just aDd extra of the adobo sauce.

      sanjit singh

      thanks for your valuable comments anita

    Aditya Saraswat

    Awesome, I definitely make sauce with this receipe. GrrrrEATt.


    Love it Layla (except for the dill – would love to like it, but it doesn’t like me for some reason!). Have you ever tried using it with shrimp –


    Awesome recipe! I ran out of my favorite chipotle salad dressing and couldn’t find it in the stores, so I needed this! I used it to make deviled eggs- everyone loved them! Just added extra salt and pepper for them. Now using it for my salads, and just about everything! Thanks!


      Glad you like this recipe, Kristi! I will try it on deviled eggs!

    Lady Lei Lani

    I made this Chipotle Sauce and put it on philly cheese steak sandwiches and it was super yummy!!!


    Substituted Just Mayo* for mayonnaise and veggie broth for the yogurt for a vegan version
    Thankyou for posting, you have saved my dinner tonight

    Puja. P

    I tried the Chipotle sauce recipe today for Taco night and it turned out beautifully. Thanks for this amazing recipe 🙂


    What kind of chile is? Can you send a picture?


      It’s the chipotle chili that come in a small can. You should be able to find them in the spanish section in you’re supermarket.

    Annabella Moon

    Made this recipe 3 weeks ago and everyone loved it! I made it again to dress a chicken fajita salad and it was a huge hit again. This time I added a 1 inch wedge of vidalia onion, 1 tiny clove garlic, juice from 1/2 a lime and a pinch of the zest. I love this recipe because it is flexible. Thank you for sharing!


    I have one quick question about the chipolte dipping sauce.
    What do you mean about the
    1 chili in Adobe sauce plus , 1teaspoon sauce canned


      Obviously – take 1 chipotle pepper from a can of chipotles in adobo sauce, alongside a teaspoon of the latter.

    Jay Rivers

    You say you are a huge subway fan, I love their oil and vinegar, do you know of any way I can replicate a cold cut combo with oil vinegar and mayonnaise?

    Christanna Tucker

    I would like to try the baked potato soup!


    I’ve been loving breakfast for dinner lately and I’m dying to try the 2 ingredient chocolate pancakes – they look easy and delish!

    Denise C

    I’d like to try your no-fail easy shredded chicken. One, the word “easy” is in the title. Two, shredded chicken sounds really good right now. I must be hungry!


    Baked Potato soup – yum!


    just made the mango smoothie….delicious and refreshing!

    christine jessamine

    I would love to make the greek pasta salad


    I want to try your Chipotle Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich. I know my family would love this so it is on the menu for next week. Thanks for sharing.

    Debbie Welchert

    I would love to try the Chipotle Sauce recipe. With summer here and lots of bbq’s coming up there will be lots of food to try this sauce on.


    I plan to try and make the Quick and Easy Leftover Chicken Quesadillas.

    Linda Meyers-Gabbard

    I want to try the sunday-morning-pineapple-upside-down-pancakes/


    I’d like to try the mango protein smoothie

    Debbie Warila

    I love this recipe for the Subway Chipotle Sauce — it sounds so delicious!

    Joni Mason

    I found a recipe for Zucchini Onion Pie that I can’t wait to try!

    Stephanie Phelps

    I would love to try the Healthy Mango and Greek Yogurt Smoothie {3 Ingredients, No Sugar} you posted about!

    Deb C

    I am going to try a recipe for Naan pizza on the grill and also a very easy one for Cheesy Potatoes in Foil on the grill. I will have fresh berries coming in soon and I am looking for a new recipe for Blackberry Cobbler that is easy but good.

    Candie L

    We would love the chipole dressing, but also some of the fun smoothies. Thank you

    Michaela K

    I would love to try the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles! Oh my gosh they look amazing! I can almost smell them thru my screen! LOL!


    Sounds yummy!

    Dezi A

    I’m actually dying to try the Jalapeno Popper Cheese Breadsticks. Oh my yum!!


    I’d love to try your Jalapeno Popper Cheesy Breadsticks!


    I can’t wait to try the spinach and beef stuffed shells!

    Shirley Carr

    Tater Tot casserole

    Carla S

    I want to try baked potato soup.

    Darlene Wright

    I want to try the Chipotle Dressng!

    Helen @ Scrummy Lane

    I’m a big fan of the Greek yoghurt-mayo combo in dressings, Layla, but you’ve really spiced this up and taken it up to a new level. I trust you that it’s very very good!

    Evelyn Chuter

    I would love to make the Spinach and Beef stuffed shells.