Schlotzsky’s Signature Sauce Recipe

5/5 - (3 votes)

Want to spice up your culinary creations? Schotzsky’s signature sauce recipe will completely meet your quest. Schlotzsky has been offering tasty meals in a casual seat-up since 1971. Though started in Austin, Texas now they are serving delicious food in their 300+ restaurants.

Our Schlotzsky’s signature sauce is the heart of Schlotzsky’s original sandwich, fresh salads, and pizza. This flavorful hot sauce is vinegar-based with a spicy tinge of Louisiana cayenne peppers. With this easy Schlotzsky’s signature sauce recipe, you may never want to buy hot sauce from the store again. 

Schlotzsky's Signature Sauce Recipe

What is Schlotzsky’s Signature Sauce?

Curious about what Schlotzsky’s signature sauce actually is? Let me tell you in simple terms. Schlotzsky’s signature sauce is a flavorsome condiment that adds extreme flavor to your sandwich and pizza. Even a flat piece of bread may turn tasty with this sauce.

If you love your sauce to be creamy and tangy, this recipe is definitely for you. This sauce has a perfect balance of sweetness and spice. It is a moderately hellacious, Louisiana-style hot sauce. Schlotzsky’s signature sauce is like one sauce for all as it goes well with a wide variety of dishes. 

Schlotzsky’s Signature Sauce Ingredients

In Schlotzsky’s signature sauce recipe, we used simple ingredients. By varying the measurements, you can make it as mild or as hot as you want. If you are a hot sauce lover like me, brace your breath and know the 6 simple ingredients with me. 

Cayenne Peppers:

The first and signature ingredient to mention in this recipe is cayenne peppers. Cayenne pepper is a kind of chili pepper used to spice up dishes. It is moderately hot in nature. Louisiana cayenne pepper is used in the signature sauce recipe. But you can use any variety available to you. 500gm fresh cayenne pepper is used in our recipe.


If you are a mayonnaise lover, you’ll enjoy the taste of Schlotzsky’s signature sauce. The cold, creamy mayo gives the sauce more depth. You can use your favorite store-bought mayonnaise or go for homemade ones. ½ cup mayonnaise is needed in the recipe.

Distilled Vinegar:

Vinegar is the most commonly found ingredient in hot sauces. As its nature is to make anything hot and sour, it does the same with our signature sauce. The acidic flavor of vinegar helps to balance out the sweetness of honey used. 3 cups of distilled white vinegar are used in the recipe. 


Salt is the most common flavoring agent, isn’t it? Apart from adding the salty flavor, salt also enhances other active flavors in our sauce. It balances the bitterness of vinegar. 1 teaspoon of salt is used in the recipe. 


Garlic is a powerful herb both for its taste and aroma. It is used to attach complexity to the flavor of the sauce. Apart from that it has many health benefits. 7-8 cloves of fresh garlic are used in Schlotzsky’s garlic sauce. 


Do you prefer honey over sugar in your recipes? Honey enriches and adds sweetness to our Schlotzsky sauce recipe. It’s a natural substitute for sugar and has antibacterial properties. 5 tablespoons of honey will be enough to balance the tangy flavor of the sauce. 

How To Make Schlotzsky’s Signature Sauce?

Isn’t it interesting that a hot sauce is made in such a way that is so perfect even for breakfast? Our Schlotzsky’s signature sauce has a tangy, lime kind of aroma. It’s strong, vinegary, salty, and harsh from the use of cayenne pepper. But not as harsh as other hot sauces to upset your taste buds. 

Now that we know all the necessary ingredients, let’s learn about the simple and amazing recipe together. Trust me you’ll love it! 

Step 1:

Put 500 gm of fresh cayenne pepper in a large saucepan. Add 2 cups of vinegar and 7-8 cloves of fresh garlic. Close the lid of the pan as the smell may be bitter. Boil it in medium flame for 15 minutes. 

Step 2:

After 15 minutes turn off the gas and let it cool down. The cayenne pepper is soft and moist by now. Blend it well into a thick paste-like texture. 

Step 3:

Put the blended cayenne pepper in the saucepan and turn on the flame. Add 1 cup vinegar, ½ cup mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon salt, and 5 tablespoons of organic honey. Stir on a medium flame for 10 minutes. Your cooking part is done. Oh, the smell! Sweet and bitter and creamy at the same time!  

Step 4:

When the sauce cools down, strain it with your regular strainer. And your Schlotzsky’s signature sauce is ready to serve. Enjoy it with your sandwich, breakfast egg, sausage, or whatever you like. Even I dip potato chips into it. 

Schlotzsky's Signature Sauce Recipe

Schlotzsky’s Signature Sauce Recipe

This Schlotzsky's Signature Sauce recipe only needs a few simple ingredients and is super easy to make. Packed with cayenne pepper, vinegar, and mayonnaise this sauce improves the enjoyment of food for real.
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Servings30 Tablespoon
AuthorNaomi Rogers


  • 3 Cups Distilled vinegar
  • 500 Gm Cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 5 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 7 Cloves Fresh garlic


  • Put fresh cayenne pepper, vinegar and garlic cloves in a saucepan and boil for 15 minutes
  • Let it cool and blend it smoothly
  • Put it again on tha pan. Add mayonnaise, salt and honey. Stir for 10 minutes on medium flame
  • Let it cool down. And then strain it with a strainer
  • And Tada! Your Schlotzsky’s signature sauce is ready to spice up your favorite sandwich
  • Store it in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for later use


  • Ready for storage tips? You don’t need to do much. Just keep it in an airtight jar and store it in the fridge. It will remain fresh for up to two weeks.
  • Make sure to never keep the sauce out of the fridge for over 20 minutes.
  • You can adjust the use of salt according to your taste.
  • Try to use organic honey for better health benefits.
  • Use eggless mayonnaise, if you have egg allergies.
  • To sustain the sauce’s quality, stir it before serving it. This will work for balancing the density and temperature making it durable. 
  • You can use cumin powder if you like the flavor of cumin in the sauce.


Calories: 26kcal


Whether you’re enjoying sandwiches, fresh salad, or a wrap, this sauce puts an extra layer of spice that makes your meal mouthwatering. Isn’t this recipe a good one to pick? With its creamy and rich texture, it affects not only the taste but also the consistency of the dish. 

Even better, with this recipe, you can alter the measurements to adjust the spiciness according to your taste buds. So don’t hesitate to experiment. So, what’s stopping you?  Go ahead and make your one sauce for all today!

Explore More Recipes:

Nick Tahou’s Hot Sauce Recipe

Spaghetti Factory Clam Sauce Recipe

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

Scroll to Top
Scroll to Top