Creamy Parmesan Salad Dressing

Creamy Parmesan Salad Dressing is a homemade Italian dressing similar to Caesar but without any anchovies.
Creamy Parmesan Salad Dressing

Creamy Parmesan Salad Dressing

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Creamy Parmesan Salad Dressing is my recipe of the day. I make  many of my  own salad dressings at home and this  is one of them.  It is fairly  similar  to a Caesar dressing without the anchovy.  It still retains the  Parmesan character. You’ll love it.  I am sure.

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Creamy Parmesan Salad Dressing

It makes a nice jar full that you can  keep in the fridge  for a week or longer. It might need a gentle  shake if it has  sat for a  few days. The  flavor  is good  on any type  of  tossed salad you make.

I  will warn you off from using the grated Parmesan in the green jar. You will find it gives a bad, grainy  texture to the dressing. Be sure to grate your Parm yourself (use a food processor with a fine disk) or use the pre-shredded  types  from  the deli section  at the  market. Save your green jar cheese for something  else.

Creamy Parmesan Salad Dressing

Bigger options include serving this on salads with  grilled  or  breaded chicken. It would  also  be good with  grilled salmon, depending on the seasoning  you use for the fish.  Obviously,  teriyaki isn’t going to work. But most general grilling  or Italian seasonings would be tasty.

I also use this dressing  in some prepared salads like pasta salad  which I will  share very  soon.

And don’t forget to  try this as a dip for  your homemade chicken nuggets or  celery sticks with Buffalo wings. As dressings go, this has many uses.

Creamy Parmesan Salad Dressing

Creamy Parmesan Salad Dressing

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Creamy Parmesan Salad Dressing

Creamy Parmesan Salad Dressing

Sue Lau
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Condiments, Salad dressings
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 20
Calories 116 kcal


  • 1 Blender (or food processor)


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic


  • Mix in blender or food processor.
  • Yield 2-1/2 cups


From the kitchen of


Calories: 116kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 2gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 159mgPotassium: 21mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 87IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 1mg
Keyword homemade salad dressings
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