In-N-Out Burger Spread Dipping Sauce (Copycat)

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In-N-Out Burger Spread is the delicious “secret” sauce that is used on all burgers and topped on Animal Style Fries. Easy to make and tastes exactly the same!

We made this and it tasted EXACTLY like In-N-Out's Spread!In-N-Out Burger Spread may sometimes be confused with regular 1000 Island dressing but the truth is that with just a few ingredients you can have an actual honest to goodness copycat.

This is literally how simple it is!Animal-Style French Fries are fried golden brown, topped with melty American Cheese, buttery melted caramelized onions and a signature fry sauce. Serve with a fork or eat with your fingers if you dare, these fries are a cult favorite!

I should know something about these copycats, I actually made this dipping sauce as part of my original In-N-Out copycat posts. But then I would get emails asking if I was going to share the sauce recipe (it was in the post, just not highlighted enough).

There really aren’t many ways to adjust this recipe so I have some ideas for uses:

  • Obviously as a dipping sauce or spread.
  • Paired with grilled chicken, red bell peppers, tomatoes and roasted onions on kebabs. I brush this over the skewer at the last minute.
  • Top meatloaf with it in the last 10 minutes of baking.
  • On a hot dog, also top the hot dog with fries.

We love this In-N-Out Spread Dipping Sauce and it is so easy to make!

Looking for other In-N-Out recipes?

Tools Used in the making of this In-N-Out Burger Spread Dipping Sauce:
Mayonnaise: This is my favorite brand with the most similar flavor.
Sweet Pickle Relish: This was tested against three others and was the most similar in flavor.
Ketchup: Yes, I even tested varieties of ketchup.
White Vinegar: No differences here, this is just the brand I like to keep on hand.

 

Recipe

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In-N-Out Burger Spread

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  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Course: Sauce
  • Cuisine: American
In-N-Out Burger Spread is the delicious "secret" sauce that is used on all burgers and topped on Animal Style Fries. Easy to make and tastes exactly the same!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Combine all the ingredients into a bowl and stir.
  2. Let cool in a refrigerator (covered) for an hour before serving for best flavor.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 servings, Amount per serving: calories

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We made this and it tasted EXACTLY like In-N-Out's Spread!
The PERFECT In-N-Out Spread Copycat!

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  1. I’ve made this sauce all my life, we call it thousand island dressing, and can be found in any old cookbook under salad dressings. Or in a bottle in you local grocery store.

    1. Not quite, there is a difference in some of the ratios, there are many people who say innout is just 1000 island dressing but there is a very unique taste that theirs has. Yes, similar, but still something different. This recipe is the copycat for the flavor of their sauce.

    2. How great it is that you have so much spare time that you can pause and leave a rude and nasty note. Do you act this way every time you visit someone else’s home? If so, you probably don’t get invited over very often.

  2. Great composition. I have made a similar mock In’n’out sauce except that one had mustard. I could taste the mustard and didn’t think it should be there and, sure enough, same recipe without it and it was good. I prefer dill to sweet pickles personally.

    Rating: 5
  3. I was hesitant in how this would turn out, however I was shocked at how amazing it was! The ratio is perfect. Highly recommend this recipe. I would always get extra packs of spread when going to N-N-Out so that I could use it on my own hamburgers. The taste of 1000 island dressing and N-N-Out spread are different for the record. 

    Rating: 5
  4. I grew up on these burgers. This recipe is close but try fine chopped dill pickles instead of sweet pickle relish and the dill pickle juice instead of white vinegar to get a closer taste.

  5. SO GOOD! I grew up having In & Out so close to home and we love this sauce. We honestly couldn’t taste a difference from the original thing! Thanks for sharing!

    Rating: 5
  6. Loved it.  Glad a friend shared this with me.

    I grew up eating in n out and now live in a state that doesn’t have in n out.  

    So this is awesome 🙂

    Thank you !

  7. I made this spread tonight and it was incredible. The flavor is 100% identical to In N Out’s spread. It really is quite awesome. Spot on recreation! Thanks!

    Rating: 5
  8. I made it! Wow… tastes just like In-N-Out dressing. I should know. I am a regular at that burger place…LOLThank you so much for sharing. This recipe will now be part of my “go-to” recipes collection…

    Rating: 5