Subway Chipotle Southwest Sauce is my favorite from all the Subway Sauces! It’ll make any sandwich taste delicious and tastes just like the chipotle sauce from Subway! 

subways southwest chipotle sauce in a container and squeezable bottle by a sandwich

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I love replicating some of my favorite Restaurant menu items! Such as Taco Bell’s Creamy Jalapeno Sauce or the tasty Chick-fil-a Sauce for dipping fries and chicken sandwiches! This Subway sauce was another successful experiment! Try our Subway’s Peanut Butter Cookies if you favor Subway!

Subway Chipotle Southwest Sauce

It’s real folks, you can actually make one of my most favored subway sauces right at home! I’m so excited about this one because there was a time I ordered packs of them from the Subway Restaurant, (talk about pregnancy cravings!), And when I order a subway sandwich you’re likely to see this orange zesty chipotle sauce drizzled over my Subway Club, Black Forest Ham or Oven-Roasted Chicken Sandwich! Trust me I know how it needs to taste I used to work at subway so, I’m pretty familiar with the flavor profile!

Now just because I worked at Subway doesn’t mean we knew the sauce recipes, they simply came pre-made. It wasn’t until years later that I decided to replicate my favorite Subway sauce. The recipe development was a total hit even though I threw out batches of it before it reached the perfect stage!

subway southwest chipotle sauce prepared and put into a container sitting by a ham sandwich

Making Subway Chipotle Southwest Sauce

As of a result, after inspecting the sauce that I ordered to go one day, I realized it had specks of dried herbs in it like a bottle of ranch dressing. That gave me the clue that it had to be ranch with chipotle peppers and sure enough, it took off from there. I tried and tried, added sour cream, more mayo tossed, and started again until it tasted just like the Southwest Chipotle sauce that I had right beside me to compare!

I had my sister-in-law as the testing individual who had to put up with all my different creations and she herself said you got it! (Before you think she was just being gullible she was actually quite difficult to please because she too knows her chipotle sauce, so let’s just say I had some straightforward feedback to deal with.)  😆

However, I couldn’t be any more excited about this! Making the Subway Chipotle Southwest Sauce was quite rewarding when I got it to taste like Subway’s sauce! I want to hear from you! Leave your feedback and comments below!

How to Make Chipotle Southwest Sauce like Subway:

Subway Chipotle Southwest Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Author: Alyona Demyanchuk
Subway Chipotle Southwest Sauce is my favorite from all the Subway Sauces! It'll make any sandwich taste delicious and tastes just like the chipotle sauce from Subway! 


  • blender


Southwest Chipotle Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup ranch dressing (Hidden Valley Original)
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 2 Tbsp Chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce (that's 1.2 oz or half of a 7oz can if you like it spicy)
  • 2 Tbsp white distilled vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


How to Make Subway Southwest Chipotle Sauce:

  • Blend all the ingredients in a blender. Pour into a squeezable bottle and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.


  • Notes: all given proportions work best, cutting back on one ingredient may not turn out like mine.
  • Chipotle Peppers- come in little 7 oz cans with adobo sauce, use the adobo sauce from the can too when measuring. The sauce gets better after sitting for 24 hours. 

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1servingCalories: 102kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 151mgPotassium: 13mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 30IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg


What is in Subways Southwest Chipotle Sauce?

The Subway Southwest Chipotle sauce is among my favorite subway sauces! Recognized from its orange color the southwest chipotle sauce is spicy, zesty, and sweet! The flavors mostly come from canned adobo peppers and with the right spices and creamy base you can create one of the tastiest sandwich sauces!


  • ranch dressing- the creamy base with speckled herbs.
  • mayo- adds creaminess.
  • sugar- sweetens the sauce.
  • chipotle peppers- the main ingredient for southwest flavors!
  • onion powder- adds tons of flavor!
  • vinegar- gives tartness.
  • garlic powder- flavors the sauce.

Is it Spicy?

The Southwest Chipotle Sauce from Subway is spicy. However, it shouldn’t be too overwhelming.

How long does it keep?

Prepared sauces can keep for some time, especially when made from already prepared items like ranch or mayo. Keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freeze.



  1. Use a hand blender or blender to beat everything together.
  2. Squeezable bottles help with storing the sauce properly and prevent the sauce from darkening.
  3. Keep Sauce for up to 2 weeks or freeze.
  4. To make it less spicy decrease the amount of adobo sauce.

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    • Eleanor

    I made it came out great put in frig overnite it would not come out of squeeze bottle. It is thick.Any suggestion. I could put it in a jar.

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Hi, I’d give it a stir and should be fine to use.

    • Eleanor Lovett

    I made it in my bullet blender it taste just right.Will make a vegetable Delight tomorrow.

    • Sarah

    Any chance you could recreate Subways CaesarSauce too?!?! 🙏🏻🙏🏻

    • Grace

    Congratulations. You just made subway lose a customer. Recreated my go to sandwich using your chipotle sauce recipe and it is almost exactly the same. I made my mine spicier with more chipotle peppers. So good!

    • Christine Smith

    my husband’s favourite too…thanks going to make this as soon as i get the ranch dressing…the only thing i do not have…quite excited…i made your subway buns twice and they are fabulous …thank you…today am making your hamburger buns to go with korean beef patties recipe thanks again for all your recipes…sincerely happy cooker …

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      That’s wonderful! I’m happy you’re enjoying the recipes!

    • Tobias

    Really good.. This girl is awesome at recreating. <3

    Thanks alot for sharing.

    • Valerie P

    I don’t usually leave comments on recipes, but this was really delicious! Left out the vinegar since my can of chipotle peppers had enough. Will definitely remake!

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Wonderful, Valerie!

    • Tony C

    Very good sauce. Really got to let it sit for awhile before it taste close to the subway chipotle southwest sauce. Depending on your brand of chipotle in Adobe beware of the vinegar. Otherwise a solid sauce.

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Hi Tony, yes, it gets better the longer it sits.

    • Sam

    This is brilliant, Alyona!
    Thank you so much for sharing this.
    My brother and I have been searching for a good southwest sauce replica and this is by far the best, pretty much perfect!
    Thanks again,

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Thank you, Sam! Happy to hear the wonderful feedback!

    • Brittany

    I live in an area where I can’t find chilis in adobo sauce. Can Chipotle hot sauce/pepper sauce be substituted instead?

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Hi Brittany, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce have a distinct flavor very similar to the southwest sauce, so I can’t really think of good substitutes. Usually, these small cans can be found near the Mexican foods in most grocery stores.

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