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Russian Dressing

Homemade Russian Dressing - Easy to make with common ingredients and so much better than the bottled version!

If you’ve followed us for a while here at A Family Feast, then you know that we are big proponents of cooking from scratch. This holds particularly true when it comes to salad dressings – like today’s homemade Russian Dressing!

Why buy the bottled stuff when you can make a delicious homemade version that tastes so much better? In fact – Russian Dressing is made from fairly common ingredients you might already have in your kitchen!

It’s a mix of mayonnaise, red onion, sweet pepper relish, ketchup, dill pickles, chives and prepared horseradish. We also like to give our homemade Russian Dressing a little extra ‘oomph’ 🙂 with the addition of some hot Hungarian paprika – but regular paprika can also be used if you prefer.

And – check out our delicious Kielbasa Reuben sandwich recipe that is made using this homemade Russian Dressing!


Russian Dressing

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 3 1/2 cups


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup minced red onion
  • ½ cup sweet pepper relish (not pickle relish, but pepper relish. Looks red and is sold everywhere)
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¾ cup fresh dill pickles, drained, dried and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon hot Hungarian paprika


  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Dressing may be stored for up to a week refrigerated.

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  1. Mmmmm, this sounds so much better than store bought!

  2. Homemade dressings are just the best!

  3. I love making homemade dressings. I can’t wait to try this!

  4. I do love things homemade, but you seem to be the master of homemade! This dressing looks great! Can’t wait to see the sandwich…

  5. Growing up my step mom always used to make her own Russian dressing. Don’t tell her but yours looks way better 🙂

  6. This looks similar to a thousand island dressing which my family loves, so I am thinking they would love this for sure!

  7. I always forget how easy it is to make dressing at home – and the taste is SO much better! Love this!

  8. Great recipe! We love making everything from scratch too and this looks like a fantastic all around dressing!

  9. You’re right – homemade dressings beat the bottled stuff any day of the week. This dressing looks dangerously addictive.