How to Make Creamy Sweet Chili Sauce (Dipping Sauce, Fry Sauce)

 How to Make Creamy Sweet Chili Sauce that is perfect for dipping appetizers in, vegetables or even salads!It would also make a great fry sauce.

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I love sweet red Thai chile sauce, so when I needed a dip for my Bisquick sausage balls, I whipped up this Creamy Sweet Chili Sauce to try it out. This is an awesome sauce for those of you that love sweet chili sauce, the mayo and the sour cream temper the heat slightly, but you can add as much or as little red chile sauce as you want! I would love to try this on French fries next, I think this is going to be one of those sauces that you can put on everything!

Sweet Chili Sauce in a dipping saucer placed in the middle of sausages balls

You can also make this into a great lower calorie, lower fat dip if you want, simply use a low or no fat sour cream and mayonnaise. The taste won’t be exactly the same as what I taste-tested with this version of the dip, but it will be close and it will still be delicious!

close up of Sweet Chili Sauce in a dipping saucer garnish with parsley leaves
How to Make Creamy Sweet Chili Sauce

Who else loves a good sweet chile sauce? I also like it as-is on shrimp, simply stir fry them up with some sweet chile sauce…ah, perfection! But speaking of shrimp, it just occurred to me that this dip would be fantastic with battered shrimp as an appetizer as well! Mmm. Now I want shrimp.

Have a great weekend everyone!



How to Make Creamy Sweet Chili Sauce (Dipping Sauce, Fry Sauce)

 How to Make Creamy Sweet Chili Sauce that is perfect for dipping appetizers in, vegetables or even salads!It would also make a great fry sauce.
4.98 from 39 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Thai sweet red chile sauce


  • Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. You can adjust the amount of chile sauce to your own liking, start at 2 tbsp and work your way up!

Recipe Notes

The nutritional values in this dip are not going to be the same as what you make, it will depend on the brands of sour cream/mayo/chile sauce and the types you use!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 63kcal, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 141mg, Potassium: 11mg, Vitamin A: 50IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 8mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

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  1. Cathy says

    This definitely needs way more chili sauce than called for. I only used a couple of tablespoons of mayo and sour cream (only two of us). Took almost half a cup of chili sauce to get a nice taste. Also needs a little s&p.

  2. Kimberly says

    So simple and yummy. Great with the sausage balls!
    I can see this being used as a base & many ways. A bit of chives… splash of Worcestershire… trade the chili sauce for a salsa!

  3. Stacey Bard says

    Great idea for a sauce! Sounds perfect for the sausage balls. I’m trying tonight!

  4. Jenniffer Lortie says

    If you’re looking to make some chili dogs in a hurry, it’s not going to hurt to take a can of chicken broth and add some tomato paste to the pan. This is a much easier recipe to follow and gives you some added flavor.

  5. Karen McGowan says

    Has anyone tried making these and freezing them PRIOR to baking…then bake the day you need them? Thanks!

    • Argress Mack Polite says

      I make them all of the time, form into balls and place them on a tray in the freezer until frozen and the place in a freezer bag. I take out what i need to cook.

  6. Jenny says

    We only had about 1/4 cup sour cream so just used more mayo. O.M.G. Delicious! Will be even better withe right amount of sour cream. Fantastic with your sausage cheeseballs!5 stars

  7. Nick says

    I want to try this but I’m not sure where you get some heat. Sweet chili sauce has no heat. Am I missing something?

    • Karlynn says

      Hey Nick, the sweet chili sauce has red chili peppers in it and it definitely has heat just make sure to pick up the right one!5 stars

  8. Trader Mac says

    Try this sauce on a baked potato! Illegal, immoral, and fattening! allergic to Thai peppers? Me too, try Loperamide Hydrochloride and an adult diaper and just walk it off!5 stars

    • Sherry says

      🙂 I laughed out loud (seriously) at Trader Mac’s comment. (Thank you for the smile 🙂 🙂

  9. Tammy says

    I’m allergic to Thai peppers. What else can I use?4 stars

    • Leigh Anne says

      I bet Chipotle peppers would be good, can you eat those? I have made same dip using the chipotle’s and it’s yummy.

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