Copy Cat Recipe Papa John’s Garlic Dipping Sauce

July 20, 2012



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What You Need

1/4 Cup Margarine ( stick or other)

1 tsp Garlic Powder

Pinch of Salt ( very small)

What To Do

Melt Margarine in the microwave

Add salt and powder

Mix and Enjoy!

Copy Cat Recipe - Papa John's Garlic Dipping Sauce
Gluten - Free
  • ¼ Cup Margarine ( stick or other)
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Pinch of Salt ( very small)
  1. Melt Margarine in the microwave
  2. Add salt and powder
  3. Mix and Enjoy!

Recipe is adapted from HERE

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Nicole July 20, 2012 at 8:26 pm

I’m excited to try this one! It’s my favorite thing about Papa John’s!


Deborah July 21, 2012 at 1:58 am

I’ve tried to recreate this several times and always failed…who know that NOT using butter would be the key!!! I can’t wait to make some the next time I make homemade pizza!


Desiree October 9, 2012 at 5:46 pm

It’s true that the butter separates, but it tastes just as good and margarine is SO terrible for you.


Karen Call January 20, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Actually, the real Papa John’s dipping sauce is Vegan. It has no cow’s milk in it whatsoever: it’s soy-based. And it’s the best part about Papa John’s. So, this recipe is actually not doing any favors to your health, taste buds, or the environment.


Erin March 29, 2013 at 4:43 pm

The environment? Are you joking? How’s the view from that high horse if yours?


rafer February 5, 2014 at 4:34 am

Amen brother.


Anonymous May 15, 2013 at 12:25 am

Don’t worry, eating the pizza makes up for the “healthy” garlic dipping sauce. Too funny.


B January 5, 2014 at 11:56 am

Vegan doesn’t mean healthy, you could guzzle and pound of sugar (that wasn’t processed with bone char) and it’d be vegan.


P March 31, 2015 at 10:52 am

Hi do you know if brown sugar is processed through bone char? thanks!


heidmarie December 27, 2013 at 12:42 am

Um, this recipe IS vegan. Margarine is non dairy. Duh.


B January 5, 2014 at 11:57 am

Margarine is rarely non dairy. It usually has milk proteins or powder, at the least.


Me March 7, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Most soy is GMO so its not doing any favors for your health either.


Samantha June 3, 2013 at 10:23 pm

yummy thanks!


Maggie C July 27, 2013 at 2:01 pm

I was laying in bed last night, dying for Papa John’s. Then I realized I like the dipping sauce far more than the pizza. Now I can have that dipping sauce all the time. Thanks!


Autumn September 22, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Was good, but too garlicky for me. Will use less garlic next time, thanks!


Valerie Evans January 24, 2014 at 2:45 pm

I want the recipe for the cheese dipping sauce from Papa Johns!


sj February 13, 2014 at 7:18 pm

How is it that real Papa John’s garlic sauce doesn’t get solid in the refrigerator?


Janet May 6, 2014 at 10:41 pm

I wonder if they use mild olive oil?


kelly mcgrew February 21, 2014 at 8:14 pm

i remember when you used to be able to get this alongside your pizza at many pizza places! now i cannot find any that still make/sell this.. (i don’t have a papa johns near me) but i may try this myself! take that pizza shop! haha thanks for the recipe!


jennifer March 8, 2014 at 6:20 am

yumm! my favorite.


Jenn Westad April 4, 2014 at 8:01 pm

This is my weakness……


Sarah Gillespie April 4, 2014 at 9:08 pm



Patricia April 5, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Thanks for this recipe – we’ll enjoy this often.


Katherine August 28, 2014 at 10:29 pm

I love garlic sauce I can’t eat pizza without it!


Jessica November 23, 2014 at 10:14 pm

I like it when the sauce is thick, I added a little flour and it worked perfect! Thanks


jared September 9, 2015 at 4:01 am

How much flour?


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