Thick and Creamy French Dressing Recipe
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Thick and Creamy French Dressing Recipe

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This dressing is an excellent salad topper that is thick and well-seasoned. It goes great with a variety of salad greens. —Ruth Ann Stelfox, Raymond, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 small onion, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • Salad greens, tomato wedges and cucumber slices or vegetables of your choice

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 163 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a blender, combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, vinegar, sugar, onion, salt and pepper; cover and process until smooth. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Serve with salad. Refrigerate leftover dressing. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Creamy French Dressing in Taste of Home February/March 2002, p9

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scbbc81 User ID: 8604822 236771
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2015

"Mayo!? No that makes it more like Thousand Island rather than what is known as American style French dressing."

bwilkin User ID: 3339114 222107
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

"Great salad dressing!! We love french salad dressings and I have quite a few different recipes that I use. This one is a keeper for sure. I did omit the onion and used half sugar & half splenda. Tastes almost exactly like the marzetti country french. Much less expensive to make your own and so easy."

mom5 User ID: 32139 34286
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

"Oh my goodness, who knew! This dressing is wonderful. I did decrease the sugar to 1/3 cup and the oil to 3/4 cup. Will never buy bottled again. Thank you!"

Caynicci User ID: 8027093 99718
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2014

"Best French dressing ever... Never buy it in store again...sooo easy to make & freezes well!

Tell moonview if they want thousand island dressing to make that,
not French dressing. This recipe is for FRENCH"

atyour6 User ID: 8002806 83968
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2014

"This recipe was the basis for my new French Dressing. I like the basic ingredients used, but modified it to utilize more healthy oils that I have on hand. Instead of Canola oil, which is generally a GMO food, I used organic Red Palm oil (harvested sustainably) and organic sunflower oil, in equal parts. (I also used all organic onion, ketchup and mayo.)

I love the results. This recipe is going into my "Dressings" file."

moonview User ID: 7995501 204738
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2014

"Horrible! If you want a terrible thousand island dressing make this recipe. A total waste of ingredients! Never again."

Alabamagrandma User ID: 7994869 204737
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2014

"Excellent! No more store bought!"

kim966 User ID: 7720286 99717
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2014

"Made it on the fly and it was great."

havingfunwithmyfamily User ID: 7043692 83117
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2013

"This dressing is absolutely delicious! I had an abundance of tomatoes from the garden, and needed tomato recipes - pronto. This French Dressing was a huge hit with the family! I had to use my garden tomatoes so I substituted 2 fresh tomatoes for the the ketchup. I cut the oil down a bit. I used 1/2 cup. Delicious!"

Ringtx User ID: 7297325 130978
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2013


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