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Raising Cane’s Dipping Sauce Copycat Recipe

by Kari
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Raising Cane’s Dipping Sauce is a tangy, creamy, peppery, and addicting dipping sauce for fries, chicken, chips, and burgers. Give any meal some Cajun flare and customize it to fit your dietary needs.

A jar of light orange Raising Cane's dipping sauce with a metal spoon and a jar of Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning on a gray wooden background.

Ingredients

• ketchup
• mayonnaise
• black pepper
• garlic powder
• worchestershire sauce
Tony Chacheres’s Sreole Seasoning

A marble board with the labeled ingredients for making Raising Cane's Sauce - mayonnaise, ketchup, Worchestershire Sauce, black pepper, garlic powder, and Tony Chachere's seasoning.

What is Raising Cane’s Sauce?

For anyone who has not ever been to a Raising Cane’s franchise, it is a fast-food chain that serves amazing fried chicken tenders with a chicken dipping sauce that people (my fiance Michael) will actually lick out of the container. The very first Raising Cane’s was opened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the LSU campus. I have heard many stories of late-night studying sessions fueled by Raising Cane’s.

A jar of light orange Raising Cane's dipping sauce with a metal spoon on a gray wooden background.

Here’s How to Make It:

Making Cane’s Sauce is really simple. You literally just put your mayonnaise, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, pepper, and Tony Chacheres’s Creole Seasoning in a bowl and whisk it all together. That’s all you need to do.

The ingredients in Raising Cane's sauce in a glass bowl with a red spatula
A white bowl of Raising Cane's Sauce ingredients: ketchup, mayonnaise, pepper, garlic powder, Worchestershire sauce, and Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning.

The way to get the real flavor is to let the mixed sauce sit in the fridge for several hours before serving. A minimum of 6 hours will give you the best flavor (I KNOW.) The longer the better for the best sauce – if you eat it right away it might taste a little too ketchup-y.  If you let it sit for 24 hours, it will be AH-MAZING.

What Can You Use Raising Cane’s Sauce For?

Cane’s sauce is, of course, meant for dipping chicken tenders, but you can use it for anything that you like to dip.
We use it for:
french fries
sweet potato fries
as an “aioli” for sandwiches and burgers
chicken dipping

What Does Raising Cane’s Sauce Taste Like?

Raising Cane’s sauce is tangy, peppery, and has a little bit of spice. It has a little bit of tang from mayonnaise, a little bit of the sweet tomato flavor from ketchup, and this is all balanced out by the black pepper, Tony Chachere’s, and garlic powder.

A bowl of orange Raising Cane's sauce in a glass bowl with a red spatula and a can of Tony Chachere's Seasoning.

How Do You Make this Paleo or Vegan?

One of the biggest perks of making your own sauce at home is that you can make it Paleo, Whole30 Approved, gluten-free, dairy-free, and even vegan. You can use Paleo mayonnaise or Vegan mayonnaise, Paleo ketchup (without added sugar for Whole30), and Paleo Worcestershire Sauce (some have added caramel color/sugar/gluten/soy – this recipe is really good.)

If you don’t want to customize your sauce, you can use whatever mayonnaise or ketchup that you have in your refrigerator. It is so easy and delicious no matter what ingredients you use.

What is the Shelf Life?

Any homemade sauce can unfortunately expire. Store your sauce in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Use it within 10-14 days if using store-bought ingredients, but try to use it in around a week (7 days) if using homemade mayonnaise and ketchup. Ketchup and mayonnaise with additives will last a bit longer than their homemade counterparts.

*I am in no means trying to steal or sell the real Raising Cane’s sauce – we can’t get it here and that makes us sad! The real recipe does not have any Tony Chachere’s Seasoning in it (a bitter employee leaked what they claim is “the real recipe” on Twitter.) My recipe is what we have found to be the closest recipe to the real deal and it is our favorite. Until Raising Cane’s starts selling their sauce in a bottle, we will keep making our own to hold us over until we can visit again 🙂

A jar of light orange Raising Cane's dipping sauce with a metal spoon and a jar of Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning on a gray wooden background.

Copycat Raising Cane’s Sauce Recipe

Raising Cane's sauce is a tangy, creamy, peppery, and addicting dipping sauce for fries, chicken, chips, and burgers. Give any meal some Cajun flare and customize it to your dietary needs.
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American, Cajun
Keyword: dippingsauce, louisiana, paleo, southern, whole30
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Sitting Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 2 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 210kcal
Cost: $3

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisk until combined.
  • Transfer to an airtight container.
  • Let your Raising Cane's sauce sit in the refrigerator for a least 4 – 6 hours before serving, leaving it overnight for 24 hours will give you the best amazing flavor.

Notes

Store your Raising Cane’s sauce in the refrigerator. Use it within 10-14 days if you are using store-bought ingredients as they do contain some preservatives, but try to use your sauce within 5 – 7 days if you are using homemade and Paleo ingredients.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 318mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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10 comments

Kristen Cottano February 26, 2020 - 6:08 pm

5 stars
Tried it and this is the closest recipe I’ve found! Think I’ll stick with making this one from now on. My husband loves Cane’s and he said it’s really close to the real thing! Thank u for ur recipe 😁

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Kristen Cottano February 26, 2020 - 6:12 pm

5 stars
Also, all these same ingredients are what I use to make my crawfish dip when we boil crawfish! And it’s amazing!!

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Kari February 27, 2020 - 12:53 pm

I’m so glad you guys liked it! I’m definitely going to try it as a crawfish dip – that sounds awesome!

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Colleen | Bakes & Blunders October 17, 2019 - 5:05 pm

5 stars
My husband doesn’t know it yet, but he’s thanking you! We loved Raising Cane’s when we were in Ohio, but I don’t think we have any nearby now. Thanks for making a yummy copycat recipe!

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Kari October 22, 2019 - 11:47 am

My fiance says it is as good as the real thing – hope you guys enjoy!

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Erika October 17, 2019 - 4:11 pm

5 stars
My kids LOVE Raising Cane’s and they always ask for extra sauce. Definitely going to have to make this.

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Kari October 22, 2019 - 11:48 am

I hope you guys enjoy it! We love it!

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Debbie Wright July 22, 2019 - 4:41 pm

5 stars
My oldest son would love this!! He always gets extra sauce at Cane’s …Can’t wait to to try it .

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Beth June 14, 2019 - 8:43 pm

5 stars
This sounds fantastically flavorful! And I love sauces that I can just whisk together. I will look for Tony’s in Denver, though I see it’s available on Amazon. Looking forward to it!

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