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Homemade Fry Sauce

This homemade fry sauce is the perfect french fry, veggie fry, onion rings, veggie rings, or tater tot dipping sauce! Made with just a few simple ingredients you can go from boring dipping to flavor-packed dipping!

homemade fry sauce in a dipping bowl surrounded by baked veggie fries.

This post is sponsored by Green Giant®. All opinions and thoughts are 100% my own.

There is nothing more I love than grilling up a big juicy cheeseburger. And, now that summer is almost here I have the PERFECT sauce to pair with my fries -homemade fry sauce!

If you’re not familiar with fry sauce no worries. Until recently, I wasn’t either!

It’s apparently pretty common in the western part of the United States but especially in Utah.

So, what’s a girl to do when she learns about a new condiment?

Make her own and get to dipping!

And, if you don’t eat it all in one sitting you can easily store it in your fridge for a few days.

This makes it extra easy to always have something on hand for dipping.

And, because I’m teaming up with Green Giant for this post I’m gonna share all the delicious tips and tricks on using their new Green Giant® Veggie Fries® to really amp up the flavor and to get a little more veggies in your nightly meals!

homemade fry sauce in a bowl.

What is fry sauce?

At it’s most basic fry sauce can be just a mix of mayonnaise and ketchup.

Which, is totally delicious but I opted to bring a little more flavor to the party!

For my recipe I’m adding in a little pickle juice for flavor and tang along with spices like paprika, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.

Of course, you can even more cayenne if you desire BUT I’ll leave that up to you.

If you’re a spice fan you’ll wanna dial it up at least another 1/8 teaspoon.

frozen veggie fries being poured onto a sheet pan.

What can I dip in fry sauce?

All. The. Things.

Obviously, the first option is, of course, fries.

For this post, I opted to use Green Giant Veggie Fries in 2 delicious flavors – zucchini garlic and Parmesan and cauliflower ranch with bacon.

Both are totally delicious on their own but really knock it out of the park paired with this simple dipping sauce. PLUS the veggie fries have one full serving of vegetables!

I also love using this sauce right on my burgers too. If I’m not dipping a fry I’m dipping my burger!

veggie fries being dipped into homemade fry sauce.

What are some variations of fry sauce?

If you talk to 10 lovers of fry sauce you’ll soon find out everyone like their fry sauce just a little different.

So, I went ahead and came up with a few fun swaps you can make to add a little more flavor or just to change it up.

  • Add BBQ sauce instead of ketchup for a more smoked fill flavor.
  • Substitute all or some of the mayonnaise with plain Greek Yogurt for a lighter dip.
  • Use smoked paprika in place of plain paprika for a heavier smoked flavor.
  • Add in a little dill pickle relish for a burst of brine flavor.
2 bags of Green Giant veggie fries.

Tell me more about Veggie Fries!

I have always loved the Green Giant® Veggie Tots® Cauliflower but I was over the moon happy when I saw they now make Veggie Fries!

Both varieties of Veggie Fries I purchases tasted great and cooked up wonderfully in the oven. I also noticed you can even make them in the air fryer! I’m loving that companies are now including air fryer directions.

veggie fries cooked on a sheet pan.

Back when I was a nanny it was always tough trying to get kids to eat more vegetables but the good thing about products like this is that they are a tasty (and crunchy!) way to include more vegetables into their diet.

PLUS (and I’m telling this to you 2 times because it makes me so excited) you get a full serving of vegetables in these fries!

homemade fry sauce in a in a bowl with veggie fries on a baking tray.

How do I store fry sauce?

If you have any leftover fry sauce (and this is a big IF) you’ll want to store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

You can also easily cut this recipe in half to make less.

If you want to add a little more heat to your dip try adding in more cayenne pepper or a splash (or two!) of your favorite hot sauce. 

homemade fry sauce being poured into a serving glass.

Love this homemade fry sauce?

Why not try a few of my other delicious homemade condiments!

Homemade Fry Sauce

Author: Brandy O’Neill – Nutmeg Nanny
This homemade fry sauce is the perfect french fry, veggie fry, onion rings, veggie rings, or tater tot dipping sauce! Made with just a few simple ingredients you can go from boring dipping to flavor-packed dipping!
4.49 from 25 votes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings



  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl add all ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  • If your sauce is too thick add a little more pickle juice to thin it out.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 516mg | Sugar: 4g
Keyword condiments, fry sauce, homemade condiments, homemade fry sauce, mayo and ketchup
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