Imitation Olive Garden Dressing

            We all have our own choice of favorites when it comes to dressings. Well, I have recently just tasted Olive Garden’s Dressing and fell in love. Of course, I had to turn around and make an imitation version since you know it takes money to eat out all the time.

Want to save this recipe? Enter your email below and we’ll send the recipe straight to your inbox!

NOTE: By saving this recipe, you agree to join our weekly recipes newsletter.

Besides, the hubby would laugh at me if I wanted to go out to eat just for the dressing all the time.

            The hubby told me that I should not have to buy the salad dressing either when I made it the first time. He was literally blown away when I told him that I had made it, not bought it. To say he smiled is an understatement. He later told me that I deserved a gift, because I just saved him a ton of money!! Yay!! Guess who is going shopping!!

            In all actuality, the dressing is pretty ebay to make and does taste almost identical! I was thrilled with the outcome.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            How long can I store this dressing?

I really cannot answer that. Now that I know how to make it, it does not last long in my refrigerator. I do believe I had a half of a bottle that was in there for two days and it still tasted amazing.

            The recipe states mayo, but not Miracle Whip, why?

Miracle whip is a great spread, however, it tastes slightly different than mayonnaise does. I prefer mayo for this recipe.

What do you need to make Imitation Olive Garden Dressing

            1 envelope Italian Salad dressing Mix

            ¾ cup extra virgin Olive Oil

            ¼ cup, plus 2 tbsp White Vinegar

            ¼ cup water

            ½ tsp Italian Seasoning

            ½ tsp sugar

            ½ tsp salt

            ¼ tsp black pepper

            ¼ tsp garlic powder

            ½ tbsp Mayo, not Miracle Whip

How to make Imitation Olive Garden Dressing

FIRST STEP:

In a bowl combine all ingredients

a)

b)

c)

d)

e)

f)

g)

h)

i)

j)

SECOND STEP:

Stir Together until smooth

Pour into a dressing bottle or small jar

THIRD STEP:

Place into the refrigerator until ready to use.

Enjoy!

YUM!

Imitation Olive Garden Dressing

Imitation Olive Garden Dressing

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  •             1 envelope Italian Salad dressing Mix
  •             ¾ cup extra virgin Olive Oil
  •             ¼ cup, plus 2 tbsp White Vinegar
  •             ¼ cup water
  •             ½ tsp Italian Seasoning
  •             ½ tsp sugar
  •             ½ tsp salt
  •             ¼ tsp black pepper
  •             ¼ tsp garlic powder
  •             ½ tbsp Mayo, not Miracle Whip

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

In a bowl combine all ingredients

Stir Together until smooth

SECOND STEP:

Pour into a dressing bottle or small jar

THIRD STEP:

Place into the refrigerator until ready to use.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 227mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g