What happens if you eat expired yum yum sauce?

In this article, we will answer the question “What happens if you eat expired yum yum sauce?”, and what is yum yum sauce and how to make it?

What happens if you eat expired yum yum sauce?

Eating expired store-bought yum yum sauce may not necessarily make you sick. It is because commercially bottled yum yum sauce has preservatives added and comes with a best-by date. 

Before consuming expired yum yum sauce, make sure It passes all the quality parameters. In case of any strange texture, smell or appearance, discard the sauce. Homemade yum yum sauce lasts a week in the fridge If stored in an air-tight container. 

Homemade yum yum sauce does not have preservatives so It is not recommended to consume It past a week. 

How to make yum yum sauce?


  • 2 cups Mayonnaise (use vegan mayo to make it vegan-friendly)
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Paste (you can also use ketchup instead, skip sugar when using ketchup)
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp melted butter (use coconut oil to make it vegan)
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • ¼ cup Water
  • Salt to taste


  • Whisk the mayonnaise until smooth followed by adding the rest of the ingredients.
  • Mix well until homogenous.
  • Refrigerate in an air-tgiht container.

Nutrition facts 

Calories 532kcal
Carbohydrates 2g
Proteins 1g
Fats 58g
Saturated fats 10g
Cholesterol 36mg 
Sodium 513mg
Potassium 51mg
Fiber 1g
Sugar 2g
Vitamin A 370IU
Vitamin C 0.6mg
Calcium 6mg 
Iron 0.3mg 

Serving suggestions

There are endless ways to serve yum yum sauce. You can serve it with steamed shrimps, fried rice, steaks, vegetables, potato wedges, wraps, fish fingers, sandwiches, baked potatoes, stir-fries, and chicken. 

It also pairs well with sushi, rice balls, or anything grilled. It works great as a dipping sauce for dim-sums, wontons, and potstickers. Not only this, it works great with hamburgers and hot dogs as well.

What happens if you eat expired pasta sauce?

Eating expired pasta sauce won’t make you sick unless the sauce is spoiled. The bets-by date on the past sauce bottle or jar is not an indication of safety. 

It only gives you a rough estimate of how long the product will remain in its prime quality. Spaghetti sauce will stay fresh for 3-5 months past its expiry If the bottle is unopened.

How good is pasta sauce after opening? 

Pasta sauce, once opened, will last anywhere between 3-5 days in the fridge. 

In the fridge  (opened)In the freezer (opened)
After opening In freezer container
Newman’s Own Spaghetti Sauce lasts for3-7 days Recommended, but time not listed
Ragu Cheese Based Pasta Sauce lasts for3 days Not Recommended
Ragu Tomato Based Pasta Sauce lasts for3-5 days Not Recommended
Barilla Pasta Sauce lasts for3-5 days 3 months
Classico Tomato Based Pasta Sauce  lasts for3-5 days 2-3 months 

The shelf-life of the pasta sauce depends on its base ingredients. 

Types of pasta sauceIn the pantry(unopened)In the refrigerator(opened)
Tomato-based pasta sauce1 year5-10 days
Cream-based pasta sauce6-8 months7 days
Oil-based pasta sauce1 year2 weeks
Dry-package pasta sauce6-12 months7-10 days(If prepared)

Tomato-based pasta sauces will generally keep for longer due to the acidity of the tomatoes.  If the tomato-based sauce contains meats, consume it within 2-3 days of refrigeration as the meat will spoil quicker than the tomato sauce. 

Diary-based pasta sauces like Carbonara, alfredo, Cajun alfredo, pesto cream, white clam, and beer cheese sauces should be consumed within hours of preparation because they spoil rapidly.

Other FAQs about Sauces which you may be interested in.

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What is yum yum sauce?

Yum yum sauce gained its popularity as a Japanese Steakhouse sauce. Unlike the name may suggest, yum yum sauce did not originate in Japan. 

Instead, It is a very famous condiment of the US, Canada, and US-based Japanese restaurants. It is a staple condiment of the famous Hibachi Grill House in the US.

What is marinara sauce?

Marinara sauce is a staple ingredient of Italian-American cooking. The word ‘marinara’ is derived from ‘mariner’s and it shows the way fishermen paired the marinara sauce with their freshly caught fish. 

It is made with tomatoes, herbs, garlic, and onion. Capers, olives, or wine are optional ingredients.

What is Alfredo Pasta Sauce?

Alfredo pasta sauce has a rich consistency and a creamy mouthfeel. It is made with Butter

Heavy whipping cream, Cream cheese, Garlic (minced and powder), Italian seasoning, Salt, Peppe, and some Parmesan cheese. 


In this article, we answered the question “What happens if you eat expired yum yum sauce?”, and what is yum yum sauce, and how to make it?




Hello, I'm Sana Ameer. I'm a student of Food Science and Technology at UVAS. I like to bake and I aspire to become a Food blogger.