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But did you know that you can warm it up too? Many people are not aware that mayo can be heated, and if you are one of these folks, please allow me to lighten your darkness.
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Can you Heat Up Mayonnaise (How To)

Can You Heat Up Mayonnaise? Yes, as long as you warm it on a low, steady heat and make sure not to overheat it, you can warm it successfully.
Prep Time2 mins
Active Time5 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: can you heat mayo, can you heat up mayonnaise, can you microwave mayo, can you microwave mayonnaise, can you warm up mayonnaise, warm mayonnaise


  • pan


  • mayonnaise


  • Fill pan three-quarters full with water and bring to a simmer. Do not boil.
  • Spoon the mayonnaise into a heatproof bowl and position it on top of the simmering water.
  • Gently warm the mayo through, stirring all the while.
  • When it is as warm as you want it – spoon the now sauce onto the food.


  • Gently warming mayo like this makes it runny. The rich, fluffy texture will give way to a smooth, velvety sauce. The taste will still be that of mayo.
But if you want to spruce it up a bit, please feel free to add a little citrus juice, curry powder, or garlic, or whatever other flavor enhancer takes your fancy.