French Dressing

Total Time

Prep: 10 min.


3 cups

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
This French salad dressing recipe is a favorite of our family's. It's best shaken in a jar, not made in a blender. My mother made this French salad dressing when I was a child, and we have been enjoying it for over 50 years! —Gloria Rentmaster, De Pere, Wisconsin


  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon steak sauce
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small onion, minced (1/4 cup)


  1. Place all ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake well. Refrigerate until serving. Shake dressing again just before serving.

French Dressing Tips

How do you make French dressing from scratch?

Making French dressing from scratch is super easy! To make this homemade recipe, all you need is to mix the ingredients in a jar and refrigerate. Don't forget to shake once more before serving.

Is there egg in French dressing?

There is no egg in this homemade salad dressing. Traditionally, French dressing recipes are made of oil, vinegar, ketchup, sugar, onion and multiple seasonings and sauces. Some variations include other ingredients like lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce. However, eggs are one of the most popular thickening agents for salad dressings and other sauces. So if your dressing isn't as thick as you like, don't be shy about adding an egg.

How do you use French dressing?

We recommend drizzling this dressing recipe on top of a salad, of course, or using it as a marinade for sweet barbecued pork chops or mixing it with a few other ingredients to make this recipe for Cola Burgers.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 112 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 237mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.