Sweet Italian dressing

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Sweet Italian dressing

One of my grandmother’s favorite dressing recipes, this Sweet Italian dressing recipe from the 50’s is homemade and a fresh way to top any salad. One thing about these older recipes is the fact that they are generally very simple to make. You only need a few ingredients to make this dressing and it’s ready to serve.

What I love about this recipe

  • Homemade flavor – This dressing is full of Italian herbs and you know it’s not full of processed junk.
  • Can be made in advance – You can easily make this the night before you are ready to serve and keep chilled in the fridge.
  • Can be used as a marinade on chicken or steak
  • Wonderful to serve on a side salad with any pasta dish!

Can I add anything extra to this dressing recipe?

Yes, you could sun dried tomatoes or red pepper flakes for an extra kick in the dressing. You could also add finely ground Romano cheese or parmesan cheese to the dressing, then make sure you shake it all up again before serving so that it is mixed up.

How to make sweet Italian dressing

  • Gather all the ingredients you will need to put the dressing together and don’t forget a mason jar with a lid.
  • Mix oil and sugar in the jar
  • Then add all the required spices and vinegar
  • Place the lid on the jar and shake vigorously until all the ingredients are mixed together
  • Place in the fridge to chill until you are ready to serve

Be sure to check out my full video tutorial on Tiktok and if you need a couple of dinner ideas to serve this with we think you might like our version of Air fryer loaded pizza pasta as well as our copy recipe for Panera bread flatbread pepperoni pizza.

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Sweet Italian dressing

Published by: Jennie
Sweet Italian dressing, a vintage recipe full of flavor and spices, the perfect dressing made from scratch.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 1 Jar with lid


  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dry Mustard
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Celery seed
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seed
  • 1 tbsp Minced onion
  • 1 cup Oil


  • Mix sugar and oil in a jar
  • Next add seasonings
  • Then add vinegar and shake well in pint jar.
  • Chill in fridge until ready to serve.
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