7 Simple Finishing Sauces to Spoon on Everything

Elevate basic burgers, chicken, and more with versatile dressings you can make in under 5 minutes.
Published March 30, 2020

Most of us are cooking more than usual these days. Whether you’re using the extra kitchen time to churn out four-course daily menus or cooking up big ol’ batch recipes to eat for days, keeping homemade meals interesting is the name of the game.

Enter finishing sauces: This class of condiment-esque dressings is great for warding off a culinary rut. Even when your base dish is basic—think burgers, grilled chicken breasts, pork cutlets or baked potatoes—a flavorful finishing sauce can make your meal feel special. Read on for seven sauces to get you started. Stir ’em together in under 5 minutes, and drizzle over whatever goodness you’re dishing up today. 



Leslie Fink, MS, RD, has worked on the WeightWatchers® editorial team for more than 21 years. She plays a key role in food, recipe, and program content, as well as product partnerships and experiences.