Alabama White BBQ Sauce Recipe

White BBQ Sauce (aka Alabama White Sauce) Recipe

Different from any other bbq sauce, this white bbq sauce (aka Alabama white sauce) uses mayo as a base, along with vinegar, sugars and spices. A southern favorite!
Course Main Course, sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword bbq, bbq sauce, recipe, spicy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 268 kcal


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown mustard I use a spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish I use a hot horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste I use ½ teaspoon each


  1. Whisk all of the ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth.
  2. Use the white bbq sauce right away, or transfer to a sealable jar and refrigerate a few hours to let the flavors develop and meld.

Recipe Notes

Spice Factor: Mild, though you can spice it up if you’d like with hotter powders and/or chili flakes. This isn’t meant to be hot.

Makes about 1.5 cups/24 tablespoons.

Will last a week in the refrigerator or longer.

Nutrition Facts
White BBQ Sauce (aka Alabama White Sauce) Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 259mg11%
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.