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Creamy Italian Dressing

This homemade Creamy Italian Dressing couldn't be any easier to make! Made with ingredients you probably have in your kitchen.

Not to brag 😉 – but this Creamy Italian Dressing is better than anything you’ll find sold in a bottle! It also couldn’t be any easier to make.

Chances are you have most of the ingredients to make this Creamy Italian Dressing already in your kitchen – mayonnaise, extra virgin olive oil, Dijon mustard, Parmesan cheese, and a blend of Italian seasonings including oregano, basil, garlic powder, celery salt, freshly ground black pepper – plus a pinch of red pepper flakes for some gentle heat.

Creamy Italian Dressing - A Family Feast

We also used champagne vinegar in this homemade Creamy Italian Dressing, and it adds a unique, extra punch to this dressing. (In a pinch, white wine vinegar can we swapped in, but please try to use the champagne vinegar if possible to ensure the best results.)

This Creamy Italian Dressing is very versatile, and it is wonderful on a tossed garden salad. And – check out our Creamy Italian Pasta Salad which is also made with this fantastic, creamy dressing.

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Creamy Italian Dressing

Creamy Italian Dressing - A Family Feast

An easy, homemade Creamy Italian Dressing.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups

Ingredients

¼ cup champagne vinegar

2 teaspoons granulated sugar

1 teaspoon dry oregano

½ teaspoon dry basil

½ teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon celery salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Pinch of red pepper flakes

¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

½ cup mayonnaise

Instructions

In a medium bowl, whisk vinegar, sugar, oregano, basil, garlic powder, celery salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, Parmesan cheese and Dijon mustard.

While whisking, slowly drizzle in the olive oil. (Helpful hint: Place a towel under your bowl so it stays in one place while you whisk).

Whisk in the mayonnaise and serve.

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This homemade Creamy Italian Dressing couldn't be any easier to make! Made with ingredients you probably have in your kitchen.

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  1. This sounds delish but could I used red wine vinegar or plain while vinegar instead of champagne ? I have always purchased the bottled dressing, which I like, but this sounds awesome!

    • Yes – we mentioned in the post that we recommend white wine vinegar as a substitution for champagne vinegar. We hope you enjoy the recipe!

  2. Could I substitute celery seed for celery salt?

    • Hi Kathy – My apologies for the delay in responding. Celery salt is a mix of salt and celery seed – so you can use a mix of the two in this dressing. Hope that helps!