Dipping Sauce for Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños (Spicy, Sweet, and Smoky)

Nothing like the perfect dipping sauce to take a dish up a notch. And when it comes to bacon-wrapped jalapeños, there’s no better sauce than one that is spicy, sweet, and smoky.

My favorite dipping sauces for bacon-wrapped jalapeños include honey mustard, ranch, sriracha, chipotle, and BBQ sauce.

Dipping Sauce for Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños (Spicy, Sweet, and Smoky)

This blog post will show you how to make the perfect dipping sauce for your next party!

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Dipping Sauce for Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños (Spicy, Sweet, and Smoky)
Raw bacon-wrapped jalapenos. Credit: canva

Bacon-wrapped jalapenos are a classic party appetizer that will please your guests. The spicy, meaty jalapenos paired with smoky bacon create a perfectly balanced flavor profile that can’t be beaten.

This appetizer originated in the Southwestern United States and quickly spread across the country. It’s always a crowd-pleaser at any party or get-together, from backyard barbecues to summer potlucks and holiday parties.

Dipping Sauce for Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños

Dipping Sauce for Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños (Spicy, Sweet, and Smoky)
Bacon-wrapped jalapenos with honey mustard sauce and hot sauce. Credit: canva

I’ve put together this list of my three favorite dipping sauces for bacon-wrapped jalapeños. These sauces will take your jalapeño appetizer to the next level!

Sweet Dipping Sauce

Honey Mustard

Honey mustard is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, making it an excellent choice for bacon-wrapped jalapeños.

The sweetness of the honey complements the smokiness of the bacon perfectly, while the mustard gives the whole thing a nice zing.

Plus, honey mustard is super easy to make at home with just a few ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

To make the sauce, whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth and creamy.

Ranch Dressing

Dipping Sauce for Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños (Spicy, Sweet, and Smoky)
Ranch dressing. Credit: canva

Ranch dressing is the perfect dip for bacon-wrapped jalapenos! The creamy, zesty flavor pairs perfectly with the spicy jalapeno and salty bacon. Easy to make and perfect for parties!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk or milk
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth and creamy.

Spicy Dipping Sauce

Dipping Sauce for Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños (Spicy, Sweet, and Smoky)
Pico de Gallo. Credit: canva

Pico de Gallo Sauce

If you’re looking for something a little spicier, try making pico de gallo sauce as your dipping sauce for your bacon-wrapped jalapeños.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced jalapeño pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Stir all ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

Hot Sauce

Dipping Sauce for Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños (Spicy, Sweet, and Smoky)
Hot sauce. Credit: canva

I’m a big fan of using hot sauce to add heat and flavor to dishes.

Whether you prefer spicy or mild hot sauce, this ingredient will add extra heat to your jalapenos. Plus, making your homemade hot sauce is easier than you might think!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl until well combined. If you prefer extra heat, add more hot sauce.

Sriracha Aioli

Dipping Sauce for Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños (Spicy, Sweet, and Smoky)
Sriracha sauce. Credit: canva

This sriracha aioli is the perfect dipping sauce for those who like it hot. This sauce is also great on sandwiches or as a dip for french fries.

Trust me; you’re going to want to put it on everything.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Here is how to make it. In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients until well combined. If you want it extra spicy, add another squirt of sriracha.

Smoky Dipping Sauce

Dipping Sauce for Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños (Spicy, Sweet, and Smoky)
BBQ sauce. Credit: canva

BBQ Sauce

If you’re looking for something a little smokier and heartier than the other dipping sauces on this list, there’s no better option than BBQ sauce. Whether you make your homemade sauce or go with a store-bought variety, it’s sure to add some delicious depth and smokiness to your jalapeño poppers.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

Chipotle Sauce

Dipping Sauce for Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños (Spicy, Sweet, and Smoky)
Chipotle sauce. Credit: canva

Chipotle sauce is delicious. It is a spicy addition to any dish. It’s made with chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, and other spices.

Chipotle sauce is a delicious and versatile condiment that can be used on tacos, burritos, quesadillas, or just about anything else you can think of.  It pairs well with chicken, steak, fish, and shrimp.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

The best way to make the chipotle sauce is by combining all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blending until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

Store the sauce in the fridge for later use.

FAQs

Can this dipping sauce be used for other appetizers?

Yes, this sauce pairs well with various appetizers such as chicken wings, vegetable chips, and fried calamari. It can also be used as a dip for chips or veggies, a topping on sandwiches or wraps, or even a marinade for meat.

Is the sauce gluten-free?

Many sauces are naturally gluten-free, but some may contain traces of gluten. If you have a gluten intolerance, it is best to check the ingredients list before using it.

Can the sauce be heated before serving?

Yes, it can be heated in a microwave or stove to increase the flavor. Doing so may also soften the consistency of the sauce, making it easier to dip your jalapeños into.

How long can the sauce be stored in the fridge?

It can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just be sure to thaw the sauce before using it.

Can the sauce recipe be easily doubled or tripled for a larger crowd?

Yes, most dipping sauce recipes can be doubled or tripled to make more servings.

Simply increase the ingredient quantities proportionally and use a large bowl to mix them.

Does the dipping sauce contain any dairy products?

Many sauces contain dairy products such as milk, cheese, or butter.

However, this recipe does not use any dairy products, making it an excellent option for those with dairy allergies or intolerances.

Can the dipping sauce be made ahead of time?

Yes, this dipping sauce can be prepared 1-2 days in advance and stored in the fridge until ready to serve.

Just be sure to let it come to room temperature before serving.

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