Copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing + Video
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This Copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing is as close as it gets to the real deal, without the high fructose corn syrup!
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, Chicken & Gnocchi Soup, and the famous Olive Garden Breadsticks recipes too!
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! Now, I know you can buy the Olive Garden Salad Dressing at pretty much any grocery store, but this is as close as you can get to the real deal, without the high fructose corn syrup. (Check the label!)
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!
Copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing
- 3/4 cup oil (vegetable/canola)
- 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp white vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 packet Good Seasonings Italian Dressing Mix
- 1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 Tbsp mayonnaise (not miracle whip)
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Whisk briskly so that there are no clumps of mayo. Keep refrigerated.
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
*Video added 7/7/17
151 Comments on “Copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing + Video”
We LOVE THIS RECIPE! I make it often
Yay! I’m so glad to hear that!
Not sure if you still monitor this blog but I have used this recipe since you dropped it and it has always been superior even to the dressing Olive Garden released. It tastes fresh and not full of preservatives. I make this over buying it already made.
I’m so glad to hear that Liz! Thanks fore taking the time to share your experience with this recipe.
Sooo good, I’ve made it 4 times already, we eat a lot of salad. Do you keep yours in the fridge.
I’m so glad you are enjoying this dressing Brenda! I do refrigerate it.
I like to use True Lemon granules..not a whole pkg though. It makes everything taste very fresh. The bottled OG dressing didn’t meet my expectations either.
Love this dressing! I’ve made double batches of this multiple times already. All three of my kids and my husband love the dressing also. I’ve been eating salad every day with this. Thanks for the recipe!
Awesome! So glad you are enjoying this recipe!
I believe the bottled version has high fructose corn syrup as an ingredient, so I no longer buy it. Thank you so much for the recipe! I cannot wait to try it!
The store bought version does have high fructose corn syrup, which is another reason I’m glad to have this recipe! I hope you love it too!
They have a olive garden italian dressing you can buy In Stores that you can do a side by side taste test on for some reason i was thinking there is parmesan in the stuff you buy in stores
You can definitely whisk in some finely grated Parmesan/Romano cheese. It still is pretty darn close to the original without it. A great alternative without high fructose corn syrup.
Copy cat or no copy cat this is one of the best dressings I’ve ever made. Love it, and today I will double the recipe. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
That’s great news! Thanks for your comment Bernie!
This is GREAT!!! Thank you for sharing! It definitely helps to toss the salad with the dressing prior to serving, that way every crevice of the salad is touched. My kids devour this!! I am no longer allowed to buy bottled dressing – and why would I with this fabulous alternative!! Looking forward to your copycat breadsticks!
Hi Lexi! I’m so glad to hear that you love this more than the bottle version! Thanks for following along!
So glad I finally got around to making this dressing. Picky kids and adults will make salads disappear along with this dressing. Thank you for posting, Amber 🙇
Awesome! Thanks for sharing Amy!