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Large Italian salad drizzled with creamy Italian dressing. Pan of breadsticks and jar of dressing on the side.

How to Make Creamy Italian Dressing

Creamy Italian dressing has the tangy flavor of classic Italian dressing with a creamy texture. It’s easy to make. You only need one bowl and a few pantry ingredients.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Whisk together 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, and 3 tablespoons extra virgin oil until smooth.

  2. Add 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon dried basil, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Whisk until smooth. Taste. Adjust seasonings. Chill for 30 minutes before serving.

  3. Store dressing in the refrigerator for up to five days.