Creamy Italian Salad Dressing

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This creamy Italian salad dressing really hit the spot for me. It has a good dose of garlic. There’s a bit of the nuttiness’ from Parmesan. And just the right amount of Italian seasoning. I’m a big fan of creamy dressings. They are my weakness, for sure. I put a lot more on my salad than I should, I’m sure.

Creamy Italian Salad Dressing

The original recipe for this creamy Italian salad dressing stated to just up and add 2 tablespoons of water to the mix before you blend it. I found that the dressing was too thin when I did this. I recommend that you blend the dressing without any water first. If you find it to be too thick, add a bit of water (maybe half a tablespoon at a time) and blend again. The dressing will get a big thicker as it rests in the fridge, but not a lot thicker. You can’t take the water back out, so I would be light with it.

On the off-chance that you do make the dressing too thin by adding too much water, you can add a bit more mayonnaise and blend again. This will help thicken it up some.

You’ll also want to try these other awesome homemade dressings and toppings:
Catalina Salad Dressing
Creamy Blue Cheese Salad Dressing
Creamy Carolina Vinaigrette
Everything Bagel Salad Dressing
Smoky French Salad Dressing
Smoky Spicy Ranch Salad Dressing

Also checkout my always-growing list of the best homemade garden salad dressings and toppings!

Creamy Italian Salad Dressing

Creamy Italian Salad Dressing

A delicious blend of Italian seasoning and nutty Parmesan cheese.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
refrigerator time 12 hours
Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 231 kcal



  • Place all ingredients EXCEPT the water in a small food processor or blender and process until blended.
  • Check the dressing for consistency. If you like it thicker you're probably done, but if you like it thinner, add a bit of water and process again. Repeat until you get it just like you like it. The dressing will get a little thicker as it sets.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve, at least 12 hours.
  • Stir before serving.


Calories: 231kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 2gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 186mgPotassium: 17mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 48IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword creamy, Italian
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