Kittencal's Creamy Italian Salad Dressing

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This dressing must chill for 6 or more hours before serving don't even think about serving it right away as the flavors intensify with chilling time, even better if made a day ahead, I have left the Parmesan as optional you may add in or omit, you may adjust all amounts to taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a blender or food processor blend all ingredients together (except Parmesan cheese and black pepper) until well blended, starting with 2 teaspoons sugar and adding in more if needed after mixing.
  2. Season with black pepper then mix in Parmesan cheese (if using).
  3. Adjust all ingredients to taste.
  4. Cover, and refrigerate for 6 or more hours before using.
Most Helpful

My Dh loved this. I made as written, mabey a touch on the heavy side w/ the seasons but not to heavy. i tend to have a heavy hand. This was very good. I did make it in the blender so it was very easy. I did use 3 tsp of sugar ( tried to stay in the middle of the road). My DS loved this and he doesn't "like creamy italian") he's a purest or so he says,LOL. Will definately make again. My DH loved this and says he prefers this over store bought. Store bought is to thick and has a "funky" flavor. I wonder how it would taste with fresh herbs??? I guess i will see in the summer. Thanks for the winner recipe. I wouldn't change a thing and the thickness suited us just fine. Happy cooking!!!

Jules211 December 20, 2008

Very easy dressing to make and much fresher flavor than bottled dressings. Marintated for 5 hours and loved the flavor but would cut down a bit on the oregano. I used kosher salt, 2 teaspoons of sugar, and garlic red wine vinegar. This is not a thick dressing so wont smother your salad. Thank you sweetie for posting!

lauralie41 January 10, 2008