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Skinny Big Mac Sauce

This Skinny Big Mac Sauce is perfect on burgers, chicken tenders, fries, and salads! It’s simple to make and requires just a few basic ingredients!!

Servings: Makes 10 (2 Tbsp) servings 

GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: 1 Smartpoint for 2 Tbsp of sauce/dressing

 

What is the story behind the delicious Big Mac Sauce?

When McDonald’s franchise owner Jim Delligatti first came up with his double patty, triple bun creation in 1967, he needed the perfect sauce to top it off. By 1968, the Big Mac® was launched nationally, and featured this delicious, creamy signature Big Mac® Special Sauce.

Over the next few years, the Big Mac Sauce ingredients were fine-tuned, and there were  two different versions of the McDonald’s Special Sauce being used. To eliminate inconsistency, a single recipe was developed that satisfied customers who had a taste for either one. This became Big Mac® Sauce recipe “72.”

In 1974, the name “Special Sauce” was used in the famous advertising campaign: “Two all-beef patties, Special Sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions – on a sesame seed bun.“

The recipe was again tweaked in 1991 and remained that way until 2004 when Fred Turner, who had worked alongside founder Ray Kroc, wanted it changed back.

After tracking down the original formula in the McDonald’s archives, Turner contacted the supplier who had helped develop the McDonald’s Special Sauce years ago, and the McDonald’s Special Sauce recipe was returned.

Big Mac sauce is incredibly creamy, with a sweet tang that adds just the right balance to a meaty griddled burger.

What do you use this Skinny Big Mac Sauce for?

This Skinny Big Mac Sauce is basically a copy-cat version of the classic McDonald’s Special Sauce just made lighter! You won’t believe that 2 Tbsp of this AMAZING sauce is only 1 Smartpoint!!! That’s right….now run and go make it!!

It makes for the BEST salad dressing on my Big Mac Salad. (Click HERE for the recipe.)

It’s also perfect for dippin’ fries, chicken tenders, or as a spread for your sandwiches or hamburgers! 

What Ingredients do I need for this Skinny Big Mac Sauce?

  • Light Mayo Best Foods or Light Kraft Mayo-gives this dressing that nice creamy, fattening flavor without all the fat or calories. 
  • Non fat Greek or plain yogurt-helps keep the points low while giving the dressing a nice creamy flavor. You won’t be able to even notice there is yogurt in this dressing-you’d think it’s all mayo!! 
  • No Sugar Added Heinz ketchup-you could also use a sugar free BBQ sauce to give a bit of a zest.
  • Water-to thin out the consistency of the sauce or dressing. If you want it thicker-add less water. If you want it thinner-add more water. 
  • White onion– finely minced
  • Sugar– for sweetness 
  • Sweet pickle relish-gives the sauce the sweet, tangy flavor 
  • White vinegar– you could also use apple cider vinegar, if you preferred. 
  • Salt-helps balance out the sweetness 

How do I make this Skinny Big Mac Sauce?

Using a small bowl or food processor  you’ll whisk or blend the ingredients together.

Now, if you want the texture thinner for a salad dressing than I recommend using a food processor for a smoother texture.

Note: If you want the sauce for a spread or sauce-you can keep the consistency chunky and thicker by whisking the ingredients together in a small bowl. 

Pour into a dressing bottle or an airtight container.

 Put the dressing in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving. 

Serve with my Big Mac Salad, as a sauce on chicken wraps, sandwiches, hamburger, or a dip for nuggets or tenders. 

 

 

Ingredients: 

Directions:

  1. Using a small bowl or a food processor (I recommend using a food processor for a smoother texture) whisk or blend the light mayonnaise, white vinegar, fat plain or Greek yogurt, no added sugar ketchup, salt, water, sweet pickle relish, minced white onion, and sugar, until your desired consistency.
  2. Pour into a dressing container or an airtight container. 
  3. Put dressing in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  4. Serve with my Big Mac Salad, as a sauce on chicken wraps, sandwiches, hamburger, or a dip for nuggets or tenders. 

 

Servings: Makes 10 (2 Tbsp) servings 

GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: 1 Smartpoint for 2 Tbsp of sauce/dressing

Author Notes:

  • Point value is the same regardless if you use regular sugar or monk-fruit sweetener. 
Yield: 10

Skinny Big Mac Sauce

Skinny Big Mac Sauce

This Skinny Big Mac Sauce is perfect on burgers, tenders, fries, and salads! It's simple to make and requires just a few basic ingredients!!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Light Mayo Best Foods or Light Kraft Mayo 
  • 1/2 cup non fat Greek or plain yogurt
  • 6 Tbsp No Sugar Added Heinz ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 3 Tbsp white onion, minced
  • 2 tsp sugar 
  • 1 Tbsp sweet pickle relish
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • dash of salt

Instructions

    1. Using a small bowl or a food processor (I recommend using a food processor for a smoother texture) whisk or blend the light mayonnaise, white vinegar, fat plain or Greek yogurt, no added sugar ketchup, salt, water, sweet pickle relish, minced white onion, and sugar, until your desired consistency.
    2. Pour into a dressing container or an airtight container. 
    3. Place dressing in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. 


      Servings: Makes 10 (2 Tbsp) servings 

      GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: 1 Smartpoint for 2 Tbsp of sauce/dressing

Notes

    • If you want the sauce for a spread or sauce-you can keep the consistency chunky and thicker by whisking the ingredients together in a small bowl. If you want a thin consistency for a dressing, I recommend using a food processor for a thinner, smoother texture.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgCarbohydrates: 4gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g

Janealma

Monday 17th of May 2021

Lindsay, I love your recipes and use them often. Would you be able to tell me how many points one tablespoon of this delicious sauce is? Thank you!!

Lindsay Kehl

Monday 17th of May 2021

HI Janealma

Thank you for loving the recipes and making them a part of your journey. This recipe makes 20 Tablespoons. The point value is 1 smartpoint for 1 Tbsp but it is also 1 smartpoint for 2 Tbsp as well.

Angela W Broyles

Monday 30th of November 2020

YUM!!

Laura Rebeiro

Wednesday 14th of October 2020

Looks delicious. How long can it keep in the fridge?

Lindsay Kehl

Wednesday 14th of October 2020

Hi Laura,

Thank you! It’s delish! Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Thank you

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