Boom Boom Sauce that Makes a Bang!

Boom Boom Sauce is a delicious sweet and savory (with a bit of heat) condiment. A base of mayonnaise creates a creamy and satisfying sauce. Dip your french fries in it, drizzle it on hot dogs, hamburgers, or onion rings, or make the famous Boom Boom Shrimp dish and impress your friends. Whether you’re looking for a sauce for rice or just for dipping, however you use it, it will quickly become your favorite dipping sauce.

We’re sort of big on condiments in our house, but this one has quickly become our go-to for nearly any meal. I discovered this sauce initially at Sheetz Gas Stations while driving through Pennsylvania. Then I started buying it at the grocery store. But I swear, making it at home always tastes better!

Is Yum Yum Sauce the same as Boom Boom Sauce?

Yum Yum Sauce is very close to Boom Boom Sauce with a few key differences. The first is that Boom Boom Sauce is a tad spicy while Yum Yum Sauce is more mild. Yum Yum Sauce is also a tad sweet because of dash of sugar added to it.

How to Make Boom Boom Sauce

Prep time: None!

Total time: 5 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce
  • 2 tablespoon sweet chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • salt to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika (optional)
  • a dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • minced cilantro (optional)


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine all of your ingredients and mix well.
  2. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to one week.
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Boom Boom Sauce

Spicy, sweet, and savory. Perfect as a dipping sauce or whatever your imagination can dream up!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: boom boom sauce, condiment, dipping sauce
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 148kcal


  • 2 tsp ketchup
  • 2 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 2 tsp sweet chili sauce
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • salt to taste
  • tsp paprika (optional)
  • cilantro minced (optional)
  • cayenne pepper to taste (optional)


  • In a small mixing bowl, combine all of your ingredients and mix well.
  • Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to one week.


Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

Vegan Boom Boom Sauce

Absolutely! You can definitely make Boom Boom Sauce vegan. Just swap out the regular mayonnaise for vegan mayonnaise. My favorite vegan mayo brand is by far Sir Kensington’s Vegan Mayo with Avocado Oil. Most of the time you can find this mayo in a large grocery chain. If you can, click on the link and get in on Amazon.

If you want to make your own vegan mayo, that’s also an option. Making vegan mayonnaise is very simple. You’ll combine: soy milk, vinegar, salt, Dijon mustard and lemon juice to a blender and blend until smooth. With the blender running, slowly add olive oil until the mayonnaise is thick and creamy. If you’d like, you can add a pinch of sugar or maple syrup to sweeten it up a bit. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Here is a great recipe for vegan mayo.

How to Use Boom Boom Sauce

The possibilities are really endless. Below are a few of my favorites.

Use this dipping sauce for these Crispy Green Bean Fries or traditional potato fries.

As much as I love ranch dressing (I have a great copycat outback ranch recipe! See end of post.) you can use this sauce for dipping your Crispy Nuwave Air Fryer Chicken Wings, or drizzle it on these Chipotle Lime Shredded Beef Tacos.

Pretty much any appetizer you can think of it’s a dipping sauce for. From Coconut Shrimp to even Air Fried Ravioli! And finally, substitute Boom Boom Sauce for anything you’d typically put hot sauce on.

I will say though that my favorite way to use this dipping sauce is substituting it for salad dressing. I like to thin it down with a bit of rice wine vinegar and whisk it well.

Last but not least (even if it’s the healthiest) use this Boom Boom Sauce as a side dipping sauce to spruce up an otherwise boring veggies plate.

More Boom Boom Sauce Uses

  1. As a condiment for burgers, hot dogs, and other sandwiches.
  1. As a dipping sauce for chicken fingers, onion rings, and other fried foods.
  1. As a marinade for beef, chicken, pork, or shrimp.
  1. Use boom boom sauce as a dressing for salads or tacos.
  1. Add to your favorite barbecue or buffalo sauce recipe for an extra kick of flavor.
  1. Use to top off pizza or pasta dishes.
  1. Spike your favorite soup or chili recipe with a few spoonfuls of boom boom sauce.
  1. Drizzle it over popcorn for a unique and delicious snack.
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Copycat Outback Ranch Dressing

Boom Boom Sauce is delicious because it is a perfect balance of sweet and spicy. The ketchup and chili sauces add the perfect amount of sweetness and heat, while the mayonnaise adds creaminess and depth of flavor. This sauce is the perfect accompaniment to fried foods like onion rings or chicken, but it’s also great on sandwiches or wraps.

Every food blogger in the universe has their own favorite version of Boom Boom Sauce. Not to mention they all swear that their is the best dipping sauce ever! Use this recipe above as a base and then tweak to your liking. Because the best sauce in the world is really the one that tastes best to you. Still, looking for more? Check out more of our fav sauce recipes.

Have questions or just want to say hi? Drop a note in the comments below. Until next time: Stay salty, and sweat 😉

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