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

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's Cooking
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! 

Equipment

  • blender

Ingredients

Southwest Chipotle Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup ranch dressing (Hidden Valley Original)
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 3.5 oz Chipotle peppers (half of a 7oz can with adobo sauce)
  • 2 Tbsp white distilled vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

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

  • 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 in adobo sauce. I used 1/2 of the can with the adobe sauce.  

Nutrition per serving

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

Q&A

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!

Ingredients: 

  • 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.

 

Tips:

  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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35 comments

    • Todd

    I love chipotle and southwest flavors. The sauce at subway is my favorite there, I literally put it on ever single sand which I get there. That being said, I just made the sauce with this recipe, and it is VERY close to the real deal. I put a bit more Adobe sauce in mine, as I like spicy foods… great job!!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Oh wonderful, Todd!

    • Stephanie Wilson

    This is the closest recipe i have ever found to the actual subway southwest sauce! Thank you!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      I’m so happy to hear that! 😀😀😁

    • William J Stefens

    Good, but found too spicy for me, but then I am more for mild than spicy. So probably what is mild for many would be very spicy too me. Next time will try cutting the amount of adobe by at least half. Figure I can always add a bit if I need to. But otherwise very good.

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi William, thanks for the feedback. I’ve tried using fewer adobo peppers for a milder sauce but the ranch seems to stand out stronger. However, I’ve noticed the flavors marinated better as it sat so do try to have it sit some.

    • Jon Felts

    Great job on this one… taste very much the same as Subway. Half the can of chipotle with adobo is pretty Spicey if you taste the sauce by itself but perfect when put on food.

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      I agree, Jon it’s pretty spicy by itself but once it’s in a sandwich it’s much better!

    • Lorna

    I don’t have access to chipotle peppers – however I do have chipotle chilli paste. Could I use this in place of the peppers?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Lorna, not sure how the paste will work since it might be flavored in its own particular way. The chipotle peppers in a can are typically marinated in adobo sauce which is key to that Southwestern flavor.

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