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Fried blooming onion with dipping sauce.

Outback Steakhouse Bloomin’ Onion Dipping Sauce: Copycat Recipe

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  • Author: Bobbie Morris
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Here is a simple recipe for the dipping sauce typically served with the Outback Steakhouse’s Bloomin’ Onion appetizer.


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons cream-style horseradish sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional, for extra heat)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder


1. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients: mayonnaise, ketchup, cream-style horseradish sauce, paprika, salt, dried oregano, black pepper, cayenne pepper (if using), Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and onion powder.

2. Mix everything together until well combined.

3. Taste the sauce and adjust seasoning according to your preference. You can add more horseradish for extra kick, or more ketchup for sweetness.

4. Once satisfied with the flavor, cover the bowl with plastic wrap or transfer the sauce to a jar with a tight-fitting lid.

5. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.


The prep time for making this Bloomin’ Onion dipping sauce is quick: about 10 minutes. However, to enhance the flavors, it is best to refrigerate the sauce for at least 30 minutes before serving. This recipe yields approximately six servings of dipping sauce, with each serving being around two tablespoons.

  • Prep Time: 10