There is nothing quite like Taco Bell Quesadillas. They’ve just got the flavors spot on. It’s no surprise why it’s such a popular order. But what is that delicious sauce they use? Let’s find out, shall we?
So, what sauce does Taco Bell use on their Quesadillas? Taco Bell uses their own signature Creamy Jalapeno sauce in their Quesadillas. This comes included as standard, and pairs wonderfully with the cheese blend and seasoned beef which also add to the flavor.
Chances are, you are here for the Creamy Jalapeno sauce.
In fact, if you are anything like me you add extra when ordering.
That being said, it’s important to point out that you can add other sauces to Quesadillas at Taco Bell too.
Avocado Ranch, Chipotle, Green Sauce, Guacamole, Nacho Cheese Sauce, Red Sauce, Reduced Fat Sour Cream, or Spicy Ranch.
Just bear that in mind.
Particularly if someone ordered for you, and added a sauce without your knowledge.
Nevertheless, chances are you are here for the creamy ranch.
So let us now take a closer look at what it is made of, whether you can buy it, and a copycat recipe that’s worth trying at home!
That way, you can enjoy it much more regularly.
At least, that’s what I do!
What Is Taco Bell’s Quesadilla Sauce Made Of?
Taco Bell’s Quesadilla Sauce (or Creamy Jalapeno sauce) is made from Soybean Oil, water, vinegar, jalapeno peppers, buttermilk, egg-yolk, and a range of other spices and flavorings.
In fact, the full ingredient list as provided by the restaurant chain is as follows:
In terms of allergens, it does contain milk and egg.
So, if you cannot eat foods with these allergens, just be aware.
And here is the nutritional information for the sauce, for reference too:
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Can You Buy Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce?
It is not currently possible to buy larger bottles of Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce (Creamy Jalapeno). The only way of ‘buying’ this sauce is to purchase more when you order. Although, it will cost you around $0.50 for each additional serving.
So, there’s no real practical way of getting more of it.
This is not the case for all other sauces on the menu, however.
For instance, Taco Bell does sell a range of its other sauces in bottled versions.
Baja sauce, Creamy Chipotle sauce, and Taco Bell Hot sauce are three such examples.
You can buy these as large bottles at large grocery store chains such as Walmart, or online on Amazon.
Unfortunately, the company is yet to release Creamy Jalapeno as a standalone product.
So, the only way to get more is to make it yourself.
And let’s be honest, it’s not the authentic original.
Even if it does taste pretty good!
Nevertheless, let us look at the recipe below!
How To Make Your Own Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce
The following sauce can be added to your own Quesadillas at home prior to cooking, or you can even use it as a delicious dipping sauce!
And it’s a simple recipe too.
All you need to do is acquire the ingredients (if you don’t have them lying around already), measure out the ingredients and mix them together.
Here are the ingredients you need, and the ratios of each:
- ½ Cup of Mayonnaise
- ½ Cup of Sour Cream
- 2 Tablespoons of pickled Jalapeno Juice (from a jar of pickled jalapenos)
- 2 Tablespoons of Pickled Jalapenos
- 2 Teaspoon of Paprika
- 2 Teaspoon of Ground Cumin
- 1 Teaspoon of Garlic Granules
- 1 Teaspoon of Onion Powder
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- Salt to Taste
That should do it!
You can either serve up right away or add to the refrigerator for up to one hour to let the flavors infuse together and to get the sauce nice and cold.
Failing that, or if you make up a larger batch by doubling the quantities, you can always put the surplus in an airtight container and store it in the fridge.
It should remain fresh for up to 7 days; so you can get it out again for dipping, spread it on your sandwiches, or use it however you like!
Taco Bell Quesadilla sauce – the creamy, flavorful, tangy sauce with a hint of spice.
And otherwise known as Creamy Jalapeno sauce.
However you want to refer to it, the truth remains the same. It’s absolutely delicious.
The only downside is that Taco Bell has not bottled it up nor sold it like they do with some of their other sauces.
So, either order extra when in a restaurant or follow the recipe above to make your own from home.
Hi there. I’m Jeremy – a passionate food technologist with several decades in the food industry. With a love for sauces, food, and nutrition, I decided to create WeWantTheSauce. Here I share my experience, knowledge, and recommendations; from ingredients and recipes to storage all the way through to nutrition for every sauce imaginable.