Known for tasty fresh bread, soups, salads, and sandwiches, Kneaders Bakery and Café has quickly become one of the favorite restaurants in several US countries. One of the reasons for the bakery’s stellar reputation is its sauce, which adds that recognizable flavor to its sandwiches. So, what is Kneaders sauce?
Kneaders sauce is a mayonnaise-based sauce that can be used as a base for various sandwiches. It’s an easy-to-make sauce made of mayonnaise, sour cream, salt, sugar, and yellow mustard. Moreover, it’s an essential ingredient in most Kneaders sandwiches, including Turkey Bacon Avocado, Roast Beef, or Club sandwich.
Since Kneaders sandwiches are beloved by many, people would probably want to know how to make those delicious copycats in their own kitchen. So, in the following article, I will explain how to make this delicious sauce, how to use it, and how long you can keep it in your fridge.
What Is Kneaders Sauce Made Of?
Kneaders sauce is made of five common ingredients in most fridges and pantries, including mayonnaise, mustard, sour cream, salt, and sugar. Some of these ingredients, like mayonnaise and mustard, are often used as sauces on their own for sandwiches, salads, or meats. 
So, when mixed together and then complemented by sour cream and seasoned with salt and sugar, they create another flavorful combination that adds extra flavor to various meals.
While mayonnaise, sour cream, and salt are straightforward ingredients, you may wonder why you should use yellow mustard or how sugar fits in the whole mixture.
Yellow mustard, aka American mustard, is the most popular type in the US, which is why Americans call it just mustard. One of the possible reasons why Kneaders Bakery uses yellow mustard is because it is based in Utah, US.
Moreover, because it features a mellow flavor, this mustard is an all-purpose product often used as a condiment on hamburgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches, as well as in marinades, dressings, and barbecue sauces.
Sugar provides balance to the acidity of vinegar or citrus juice from mayonnaise and mustard, while it can also help prolong shelf life. This is why every person could add a bit more or less sugar, depending on their taste.
How to Make Kneaders Sauce?
Kneaders sauce is easy to make at home since you only need one mixing bowl and a rubber spatula. Besides, the sauce does not include a cooking process, as it only takes putting the ingredients in a bowl and mixing them nicely.
Regarding the portion of ingredients, you can adjust it depending on how many sandwiches you want to make. The following amounts are enough for 4 servings:
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 3 teaspoons yellow mustard
- 1/8 teaspoon salt, or you can add it to taste
- 1/8 teaspoon sugar, or you can add it to taste
Now, the easiest part:
- Put all the ingredients in a bowl.
- Stir them together.
- Put it in the fridge if you won’t use it immediately.
How to Use Kneaders Sauce?
When it comes to Kneaders Bakery, they use their famous sauce only in sandwiches. These include all variants of their Classic Cafe Sandwiches, like Veggie Avocado, Dave’s Bit, and Pastrami, then Ham, Roast Beef, Club, and Turkey sandwiches, as well as the most popular Tukey Bacon Avocado sandwich.
This list shows that Kneaders sauce goes well with avocados, provolone cheese, bacon, roast beef, ham, and turkey.
Turkey Bacon Avocado Sandwich Like at Kneaders
To make the famous Turkey Bacon Avocado Sandwich, you need to slice one focaccia bread in half and then spread the Kneaders sauce on each slice.
After that, sprinkle some Provolone cheese on one side, put bacon, turkey, tomato, lettuce, red onion, and avocado, season it with salt and pepper, and place the other half of the bread on top.
Before you start enjoying your sandwich, cut the focaccia in half and serve. If you prefer, you can substitute turkey with chicken.
How Long Does Kneaders Sauce Last?
The best place to store any sauce is a refrigerator, while you can also freeze some.
How long a sauce will last depends mainly on the ingredients it contains. Since Kneaders sauce has sour cream that lasts between 1 to 3 weeks after opening, you shouldn’t wait longer than that to use it.
However, to be safe, you should use the sauce within 3 to 4 days of making it, which is a general recommendation for all homemade sauces. This shouldn’t be hard if you make just enough amount you need for a couple of days.
While you can, in theory, freeze mayonnaise-based sauces, that’s not recommended because there is a risk the sauce will not be the same once you defrost it since mayonnaise is known to be a bad condiment to freeze.
Kneaders Sauce for Turkey Bacon Avocado Sandwich
- 1 cup Mayonnaise
- ¼ cup Sour Cream
- 2 tsp Yellow Mustard
- ⅛ tsp Salt
- ⅛ tsp Sugar
Turkey Bacon Avocado Sandwich like at Kneaders
- 1 Focaccia bread One big bread.
- 4 slices Provolone cheese
- 5.3 oz Turkey or chicken breast
- 4 slices Bacon
- 4 leaves Lettuce
- ¼ Red onion
- ½ Tomato
- ½ Avocado
- To make Kneaders sauce, simply mix all the ingredients: mayonnaise, sour cream, yellow mustard, salt and sugar.
Turkey Bacon Avocado Sandwich
- Prepare your veggies. You do that by slicing them into thin slices.
- Bake the bacon in the oven or on a hot pan. I prefer the second idea because it is a quick method.
- Slice the focaccia in half so you can stuff it with the ingredients.
- Now spread one tablespoon of Kneaders sauce on both sides of the focaccia.
- Add cheese, then turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, red onion and, finally, avocado.
- Cover the sandwich, cut it into two equal sandwiches and enjoy!