Homemade Classic Thousand Island Dressing

Once again here I am sharing a recipe for a condiment. You’d think that my refrigerator door was empty but its not, just not holding exactly what I always need, despite being packed full. Or maybe I just don’t want chemical filled bottles in there. Either way it’s not that hard to make your own condiments like this homemade thousand island dressing

Homemade Thousand Island Dressing

Thousand Island Dressing

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This recipe came about because we were making patty melts and needed the dressing to go with it. BUT this is also great for fresh garden salads, and as a vegetable dip.

What you need:

  • 1 ⁄2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp white onion finely minced
  • 1 ⁄8 tsp salt
  • a dash black pepper

How to make this Homemade Thousand Island Dressing recipe:

This is so simple to make. Simply throw some onion into a food processor to get it really fine, especially if you have kids, like me, who think they hate onions. I say think for my kids because they just love them when they don’t realize they are eating them, typical kids I know.

You can mix everything together in your food processor if you want, or simply, mix it up in a food storage container to save any that might be left over afterwards.

I personally only use Rubbermaid, because the lids click together to save storage space, and because I have had the same set for at least 5 years and they still look and work like brand new.

Mix it all together and refrigerate for a couple hours before using to give the flavors time to mix.

I wouldn’t keep it for more than a few weeks before tossing it.

Homemade Thousand Island Dressing
Yield: 5

Thousand Island Dressing

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 ⁄2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp white onion, finely minced
  • 1 ⁄8 tsp salt
  • a dash black pepper


  1. Mix it all together and refrigerate for a couple hours.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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