Copycat Red Lobster Tartar Sauce

Companies as large as Red Lobster tend to be very tight-lipped when it comes to “trade secrets.” This recipe comes pretty darn close to replicating the real thing, according to reviews. It starts with a base of Miracle Whip, instead of mayo. This creates a sweeter flavor profile, which is right on track with the taste of Red Lobster’s famous tartar sauce.

Copycat Red Lobster Tartar Sauce Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped sweet white onion
  • 3 teaspoons minced carrot
  • 1/3 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing
  • 2/3 cups sour cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sweet relish, minced onion, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and sugar.
  2. Stir well until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
  5. Serve alongside your favorite seafood dishes and enjoy the delicious taste of Red Lobster at home!