Two years ago I did some copycat Olive Garden recipes for you to make for Valentine’s Day. I did a variation of Olive Garden’s Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo and Black Tie Mousse Cake for dessert. Olive Garden is definitely one of my favorite restaurants to eat at. Don’t believe me? I have copycat Zuppa Toscana and Chicken & Gnocchi Soup recipes as well! I definitely used to go to Olive Garden a lot more before I got married and had kids, but honestly, I don’t need to go back. My homemade versions are just as good and a lot cheaper to make myself.
This recipe is top notch! Like, I know you can buy the Olive Garden Salad Dressing at Sam’s Club and even Costco, but for those who don’t have club memberships, this is as close as you can get to the real deal! My husband is obsessed with this dressing and won’t stop asking me to make more. He can down the whole bottle himself, it’s ridiculous! Haha. Next time you have salad, you need to try this dressing! You won’t regret it! It might even become an obsession for you like it has for my husband!
- 1 packet Good Seasonings Italian Dressing Mix
- ¾ cup oil (vegetable/canola)
- ¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp white vinegar
- ¼ cup water
- ½ tsp sugar
- ½ tsp dried Italian seasoning
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ½ Tbsp mayonnaise (not miracle whip)
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Whisk briskly so that there are no clumps of mayo. Keep refrigerated.
Recipe lightly altered from The Country Cook