Papa John's Garlic Dipping Sauce

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 2 mins

I LOVE Papa John's garlic sauce!! I think I could practically drink the stuff!! I found this recipe on the net, and I am posting per request. Haven't tried it yet, but it sounds good!!


  1. Melt butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
  2. Add salt and garlic powder (to taste).
  3. Microwave for 5 seconds longer.


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I have not yet tried to make this recipe, but there's something about the real Papa John's garlic sauce I thought should be addressed. Before you use the sauce, you have to shake it. This is because, if you open a cup without mixing it, you'll notice that the sauce actually *separates*. This is an indication that Papa John's uses, in addition to butter or margarine, some type of liquid oil, such as vegetable or canola oil, although I have no way of discerning exactly what kind. I just thought this issue should be brought up, as it would *seem* to imply that there is an ingredient missing from this particular recipe.

On a related but somewhat different topic, a tip that many people may find quite useful: While I enjoy Papa John's garlic sauce for dipping their crust in, I rarely get pizza from there. I use their garlic sauce for a completely different purpose: hamburger condiment. Papa John's garlic sauce is absolutely *perfect* for hamburgers, and I use it in my own special homemade sauce, which consists of ketchup, mustard, Papa John's garlic sauce, Taco Bell taco sauce, and cayenne pepper (4 cups ketchup, 1 cup each for other three, 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper). I highly recommend the garlic sauce for any hamburger gourmets.

Alexis Brooke October 18, 2012

I doubled the margarine, not the garlic powder or salt and it was actually better than Papa John's. Thanks for sharing I'll make this instead from now on!

pinehurstheidi May 29, 2012

Not quite like Papa John's and a little too salty for our taste when made using the full amounts. But after diluting it with a little additional margarine was a great addition to the pizza crust.

Mark & Stacy March 07, 2010

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