Easy Cocktail Sauce Dips and Dressings

A zesty cocktail sauce is so easy to make with just a few ingredients!

Of course this condiment is great for dipping cold shrimp but it’s also great for other types of seafood!

Cocktail Sauce with shrimp

No Ask for to buy the store-bought variety when cocktail sauce is so easy to make at home with things that you already have in the fridge!

What is in Cocktail Sauce?

Cocktail sauce contains just a few ingredients. Simply stir them together (per the recipe below) and refrigerate.

  • ketchup (can substitute chili sauce if desired)
  • horseradish
  • Worcestershire
  • lemon juice

ingredients to make Cocktail Sauce

More Uses

Cocktail sauce is great for shrimp cocktail and scallops but also tastes great as a zesty dip.

Use for fries, or even as a topping for scrambled eggs or really anything that needs an extra punch of flavor!

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  • Cheesy Hot Crab Dip – perfect party appetizer
  • Creamy BLT Dip – easy & creamy

Did you make this homemade Cocktail Sauce? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below! 

Cocktail Sauce with shrimp

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Review Recipe

Cocktail Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Holly Nilsson
Homemade cocktail sauce is perfect for cold shrimp, roasted veggies, or even baked potatoes!
Print Recipe


  • cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice or to taste
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Mix well and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

Optional Additions:

  • a few dashes hot sauce
  • replace 2 tablespoons of ketchup with chili sauce

Keep up to 1 week in the fridge.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 199, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1636mg, Potassium: 626mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 38g, Vitamin A: 821IU, Vitamin C: 16mg, Calcium: 42mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Easy Cocktail Sauce Dips and Dressings

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