Smokey Paprika Chipotle Dip or Sauce

Smokey Paprika Chipotle Sauce is great on steaks, sandwiches or as a dip for crudités (julienne vegetables)
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I made this sauce to add to my collection of Fondue Chinoise Sauces. My birthday is in early January, and since we still had some leftover sauces from Christmas Dinner, I added this one to replace one completely devoured at Christmas (Chimichurri). Since a lot of Fondue Chinoise Sauces already have mayonnaise, I wanted a different base to differentiate the taste. Something rich and elegant to accompany all the fine meats coming out of that hot delicious bouillon. So I made it only with Crème Fraiche. This makes it very rich, lighter in consistency, but also with more calories than sour cream or mayonnaise. Fondue Chinoise is usually served for Christmas so lets just say ‘screw the calories!’ Its delicious and really a fantastic sauce for Fondue Chinoise (which normally has at least 6 different sauces to choose from).

This sauce goes great with a juicy steak, or some grilled chicken or fish. It also keeps for at least 2 weeks so you can enjoy it more than one way!

There are a lot of recipes for Paprika Chipotle with mayonnaise. It can be used as a dip or put on sandwiches, tacos, etc. This is more of a spread and obviously thicker in consistency. And it has less calories. However, if you are using a store bought Mayo than you really are losing out on a lot of the taste and freshness of this wonderful sauce. You should make it with fresh mayonnaise or a mixture with sour cream. This is delicious and this recipe can be adjusted for that. Just replace the crème fraiche with one or the other, or a mixture of the two.

Smoked Paprika is key to this sauce and I use La Chinata’s Smoked Paprika. This is a staple requirement in my kitchen. It can used for so many great recipes!

Smokey Paprika Chipotle Dip or Sauce

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 15 mins Total Time 15 mins
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


A versatile sauce that can be made with Crème Fraiche, Sour Cream, and Mayo. 

Great with meats and sandwiches!


How to make Smokey Paprika Chipotle Sauce


How to make smokey Paprika Chipotle Sauce or Dip

  1. Add Creme Fraiche, Smoked Paprika, Chipotle, and Lime Juice in a small bowl 

    Mix all together 


  2. Add Parsley and serve!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 116kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Sodium 21mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 1g1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g2%

Calcium 5 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Keywords: Smokey Paprika, Chipotle, Crème Fraiche, Sour Cream, Mayonnaise

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