Olive Garden Creamy Italian Dressing (copycat) transforms store bought salad dressing into a creamy and tangy dressing like the popular restaurant.

Olive Garden Creamy Italian Dressing (copycat)

Olive Garden Creamy Italian Dressing is tangy and creamy, just like the dressing that is served at the popular restaurant.

I found this recipe for Olive Garden Creamy Italian Dressing on several websites. There were slight differences in the recipes, but they were all pretty much the same. I went from blog to blog to blog,and about 5 blogs later, I ended up on the one that I think had it first. Barenaked Chef said so… had the earliest date, so that is the blog I am crediting.

Olive Garden Creamy Italian Dressing (copycat) transforms store bought salad dressing into a creamy and tangy dressing like the popular restaurant.

Olive Garden Creamy Italian Dressing (copycat) transforms store bought salad dressing into a creamy and tangy dressing like the popular restaurant.

We rarely eat out at places like Olive Garden, because I can’t justify spending so much money for a meal that I can make at home for a fraction of the cost. Before I learned to cook, going out was more of a treat because we could eat a good meal at a fair price. It wasn’t something that I could make at home because my cooking skills were limited. (It has been a while since that has been the case.)

We would go out and spend a ton of money, and when we got done eating Lee usually says something like, “I like yours better”, or “you could have made that”, or “that just wasn’t very good”. So we eat fast food once a week or so, and save the expensive meals for my birthday, Mother’s Day, or our anniversary. We only go out to full service restaurants for special occassions.

Olive Garden Creamy Italian Dressing (copycat) transforms store bought salad dressing into a creamy and tangy dressing like the popular restaurant.

Olive Garden Creamy Italian Dressing (copycat) transforms store bought salad dressing into a creamy and tangy dressing like the popular restaurant.

So, I like to make recipes like this Olive Garden Creamy Italian Dressing. This way we get to eat foods we love, at a fraction of the price. Some of the recipes I like to tweak to our taste. I can always find a recipe somewhere on the internet to at least give me a place to start.

I love the internet! Some people complain about it, but for me, the good outweighs the bad, by a lot!

Olive Garden Creamy Italian Dressing (copycat) transforms store bought salad dressing into a creamy and tangy dressing like the popular restaurant.

Olive Garden Creamy Italian Dressing (copycat) transforms store bought salad dressing into a creamy and tangy dressing like the popular restaurant.

This Olive Garden Creamy Italian Dressing goes great on the Italian Style Salad that I will be posting next week. (I will update this post and insert a link.) I also make an Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing that is easy and yummy.

Olive Garden Creamy Italian Dressing (copycat)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 packet Italian dressing mix, .7 ounces
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients into a jar or cruet with a tight lid and shake until well combined. Or mix ingredients together in a medium bowl with a whisk.

Notes

Dressing will settle in the refrigerator, shake well before using. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks in a sealed container.

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Olive Garden Creamy Italian Dressing (copycat) transforms store bought salad dressing into a creamy and tangy dressing like the popular restaurant.

7 Comments

  • Missy March 27, 2017 at 8:38 am

    I’m cracking up over your post because my daughter always says my food is better when we go out to eat.

    This dressing looks tasty! We aren’t big ranch fans (which is practically a sin for our area), but we’re always looking for other dressings to try.

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd March 27, 2017 at 11:56 pm

      I love it when they say my food is better. Thanks!

      Reply
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  • David @ Spiced February 28, 2017 at 6:58 am

    I totally agree with you here, Mindy. Every time we go out to eat (which isn’t often now that we have Robbie), we often end up thinking that we could have done better at home. But then again, there is something to be said for going out and not having to do dishes! 🙂 So we usually end up only going out for stuff that is hard to make at home…like sushi. We love (love!) Olive Garden’s dressing…and now I need to try to make it instead of buying the bottles of it from the store. Thanks for sharing this yumminess!

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    • Mindy Boyd February 28, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      I agree! I do like going out sometimes, and there are things that I just don’t make at home that are worth going out for. Thanks!

      Reply
  • Angie@Angie's Recipes February 24, 2017 at 4:05 am

    Easy peasy and so tasty for some garden salads!

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    • Mindy Boyd February 24, 2017 at 10:37 am

      I also used it on a sandwich, yummy! Thanks for stopping by.

      Reply

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