The creamy chipotle sauce only 5 minutes

This chipotle sauce recipe is a delicious, smoky, yet light-tasting sauce that will add a lot of punch to your favorite dishes.

This creamy chipotle sauce is made with adobo chipotles, plain yogurt or Mexican crema, garlic, and lime juice. Chipotle is smoked dried jalapeños. I used canned chipotles in adobo for this recipe, which means the peppers are soaked in a tomato-based sauce. You can find canned chipotles in adobo at most regular grocery stores. Some options for replacement in case you can’t find them include ground chipotle powder and dried chipotles – you’ll need to soak these in water. This recipe used a creamy European-style yogurt (whole), but any thick plain yogurt will work. If you want a richer variation of this creamy chipotle sauce, you can also try it with Mexican Mexican style available in most Latin grocery stores) or with crème Fraiche.

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Creamy chipotle sauce

Recipe for a spicy and creamy chipotle sauce made with adobo chipotles, plain yogurt or Mexican crema, garlic, and lime juice.


  • 1 cup plain yogurt recommend European style yogurt, or Mexican crema (or crème Fraiche)
  • 1-2 small chipotles in adobo seeds removed – adjust to taste based on the desired level of spiciness
  • One clove of garlic
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt to taste


  • Combine all the ingredients in the blender or mini-food processor. Mix until you have a smooth, creamy sauce. Taste and adjust the spice level based on your preference.
  • Use immediately or refrigerate until ready to use. The sauce will be very liquid right after making it; this is normal; refrigerate the sauce for it to thicken (if you prefer a thicker sauce).
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This chipotle sauce is a perfect blend of creamy, tangy, and spicy. You can adjust the level of spiciness according to your preference; if you want it super spicy, add several chipotles. If you prefer a milder sauce, then add one or even half. If you’re not sure, taste a bit of the adobo sauce to gauge the heat level. Also, if it turns out too spicy, you can always add more yogurt or crema to reduce the heat. I use this creamy chipotle yogurt sauce as a topping for tacos, quesadillas, or enchiladas. It’s also a fantastic dipping sauce for empanadas and goes excellent with soups. I also served it with grilled shrimp – seriously, this sauce works for anything.

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