White Barbecue Sauce

Adam’s uncle owns a barbecue restaurant in Alabama that is phenomenal. They actually even catered our rehearsal dinner. This was where I first tried white barbecue sauce and it was so creamy and tasty! My mom absolutely loves it so I knew I wanted to make some for her sometime. Adam’s uncle’s recipes are top secret, but I had come across a recipe several years ago in Southern Living but had never got around to making it. I thought our BBQ Father’s Day dinner would be the perfect time to try it out. This was so creamy and added such a great flavor to the regular barbecue sauce without taking away from it. This is great alternative to your typical bbq and also fun for an additional topping for your guests. I cooked my chicken in the regular bbq sauce and then used the white for topping.

White Barbecue Sauce

Source: Southern Living, October 2007

1 1/4 cups light mayonnaise
1/4 cup horseradish
3 tbsp. cider vinegar
Juice of 2 lemons (approx. 1 tbsp)
1 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. kosher salt

Place all ingredients in a small bowl. Stir to combine. Cover and chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour to allow flavors to marry.

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  1. Wow I have never heard of white BBQ sauce. I am curious.

  2. Southern Pink Lemonade says:

    I’m from Alabama and worked in a restaurant that served several dishes featuring white bbq sauce. I haven’t had it since I worked there which has been several years. Thank you for posting this because you reminded me how much I loved it then and now I can’t wait to make it so I can enjoy again 🙂

  3. Chrystal's Corner says:

    I too have never heard of white BBQ sauce…can't wait to try it!

  4. Macaroni and Cheesecake says:

    I hadn't ever heard of it either until right before we got married. Glad I could introduce/remind you of it:)

  5. Stephanie says:

    Wow this sounds awesome…. in Southern Az we are almost to fall (which is a nice bbq season) as summer is way too hot to even want to stand by the grill. Totally tucking this away until then. Also one of those who had never heard of white bbq sauce. Thinking it would probably be a good white sauce on a bbq chicken pizza. Thx 🙂

    • Oh I bet this would be fabulous on bbq chicken pizza! I like to use both regular bbq sauce and then this white bbq sauce together on my bbq sandwich, so I bet it would also be good to maybe use regular bbq sauce on the bottom of the pizza and then drizzle this one on top too. Fabulous idea!!

  6. The white bbq sauce sounds awesome. What is the broccoli salad recipe? That looks really good too.