Olive Garden's House Dressing

Serving Size: 0
Ingredients:
8 ounces Paul Newman's Own vinegar and oil dressing
1 garlic clove -- peeled, halved
1/2 tablespoon dried basil
1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon sugar
(or 3 pkgs of Sweet and Low)
Cooking Directions:
Put ingredients into the bottle of dressing and shake well.
Refrigerate 24 hours before using.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just buy a bottle of Wish Bone brand italian dressing, because that is what they use.
I have been to several functions that were catered by Olive Garden, and have seen the large commercial bottles of it there. There is no big "secret" to thier dressing, the same as the biscuits from Red Lobster..it's just Bisquick...the recipe is on the box...

Anonymous said...

You gotta be joking, right? That's like saying Kraft's buttermilk ranch dressing is the same as grandma's.

As a partaker of quality salad dressings, "Wish Bone brand italian dressing" is not their house recipe nor is it in the same zip code as O.G.'s.

Anonymous said...

Wish Bone brand Italian dressing is the same as Olive Garden's???? Yes, I am sure that is a joke and not to be taken seriously.

Anonymous said...

I have actually been a server at Olive Garden for two years now and we do make the dressing ourselves, it is not Wish Bone.

Anonymous said...

This is also not the recipe for the house dressing, not even close actually.

Anonymous said...

I tried this recipe and it is so salty I couldn't use it.

Anonymous said...

I don't know how this is going to turn out because I followed your recipe before I researched any others...but all the other ones call for 1/2 TEASPOONS not tablespoons of the seasonings.

Anonymous said...

15 years ago when I worked at olive garden, we used wish bone Italian dressing, then we doctored it up with cheeses (Parmesan, Romano?) and herbs. Been so long ago, I wish I could remember what they were.

Anonymous said...

I work at Olive Garden and no... we do not use wish bone dressing, we have our own secret recipe (and no... I do not know what it is) but you can buy a bottle at any OG for like $5.. i wouldn't bother trying to re-create it, by the time you buy all of the ingredients you will be spending more than $5 I'm sure.

hungryintheuniverse said...

I live in central Missouri and can buy the real stuff at local grocery stores for about $4. I assume others can too.

Anonymous said...

Just use Kraft light house Italian, its not the same but really good.

Anonymous said...

Someone I know works for McCormick Seasoning and THEY make the wonderful dressing for Olive Garden.

Anonymous said...

I worked at the Olive Garden for many years, and it is not Wish Bone Dressing! It is their own recipe, that even most of the employees don't know. That is a ridiculous comment!

Anonymous said...

I had restaurant for 21 years and the only Italian dressing we used was Sysco brand separating Italian. Never found better and as good if not better than Olive Garden. We had customers that we ordered gallons for. The only problem is finding a commercial outlet that will purchase it for u from Sysco. Luck to you!

Anonymous said...

wow, stupid people... says right on the back of the bottle that mccormick does indeed make it... now the real question is if you can buy the mccormick labeled OG italian for 1/2 the cost and the convience of buying it at your local grocer.

Anonymous said...

I work at Olive Garden, and there really is no need to make your own dressing..we sell it for $4.95.

Anonymous said...

I purchased a bottle of the salad dressing that said it was from olive Gardens recipes, but it had so much high fructose corn syrup that I never used it, YUCH! I will make my own...

Anonymous said...

I purchased a bottle of the salad dressing that said it was from olive Gardens recipes, but it had so much high fructose corn syrup that I never used it, YUCH! I will make my own...