Outback Steakhouse Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

Once you find the perfect Caesar Salad Dressing, you will never need another one. This is that Caesar Salad recipe! The Outback Steakhouse Caesar salad dressing may be the best around and now you can make it at home.

Homemade copycat Outback Steakhouse caesar salad served with homemade caesar salad dressing

Why this Recipe Works

Once you find a great Caesar salad dressing, you never want to let go.  This Outback Steakhouse Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe goes with just about everything.  It can be your go-to salad for all of your favorite Outback Steakhouse Recipes too.

A Caesar salad dressing recipe may also feel ingredient heavy.  But consider this, if you could make a dressing recipe that is good for two weeks, wouldn’t that be worth it!  I say yes!

What Makes a Great Caesar Salad

If you make a lot of salads, you know what works and what doesn’t work. Keep these salad tips in mind next time you plan to make a caesar salad.

  • Always buy the freshest of ingredients. If you are not sure if the lettuce is at it’s best, put it in ice-cold water to help make it extra crisp. Make sure to dry it all the way before adding the dressing.
  • After you buy your romaine lettuce, remove the outer layer and discard. These leaves tend to have a bitter taste.
  • Instead of cutting up the lettuce, consider leaving it alone and arranging the long leaves on a plate with the dressing and accessories on top
  • Splurge on the Parmesan cheese! It’s always nice to have quality cheese for anything but especially a Caesar salad. Make sure you pick-up Parmigiano-Reggiano that is aged for at least 24 months. This will give you the perfect sharp flavor for your salad.

How to Make this Caesar Salad Dressing

Making a Caesar Salad dressing is really easy — and did I mention it’s good for up to two weeks?  Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Egg Substitute
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • Lemon Juice
  • Anchovy Paste
  • Chopped Garlic
  • Sugar
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Parsley

It’s super simple to mix up, and then you can make the salad by adding the romaine lettuce, croutons to a bowl, and maybe some fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese for the top!

using a mixer to prepare homemade caesar salad dressing

10 (Yes 10!) Suggestions for What You Can do with Your Caesar Salad Dressing

  • A dressing for a pasta or potato salad. Ditch your usual dressing and use Caesar instead. It’s thick enough to thoroughly coat your ingredients and instantly add a flavor boost.
  • Swap it for plain old mayo. Caesar dressing makes for a much more interesting and tastier chicken or tuna salad.
  • Make a superior coleslaw. Using Caesar dressing for coleslaw is a big win. It adds that touch of richness that coleslaw desires.
  • A delicious dip for veggies or breadsticks. Just like crisp lettuce, raw veggies love Caesar dressing. Pour some in a bowl and get dunking.
  • Toss your veggies in it before roasting. Choose your veggies — potatoes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower – all work well. Toss them with Caesar dressing and roast until they’re caramelized, crispy, and extra tasty.
  • Drizzle it on corn on the cob. Of course, corn on the cob is terrific with just a little butter and salt, but try drizzling a little Caesar dressing on it for an extra delight.
  • Spread it on your sandwich bread or burger bun. Forget ketchup or mustard; slather Caesar dressing on instead.
  • A marinade for meat. Toss chicken in Caesar dressing and let it marinate for several hours or overnight. When grilling or roasting your chicken, the rich dressing tenderizes and adds a wonderful flavor to the meat.
  • Use it on wings. Toss chicken wings in Caesar dressing before baking them for a different twist on this popular way to eat chicken.
  • Spread some on fish before baking. Caesar dressing makes a flavorful sauce for fish such as salmon, tuna, or cod.

It’s impossible to mess up when making this dressing – it’s just so easy to put together. And, it tastes even better if it’s allowed to chill in your refrigerator overnight. In fact, it will keep in your fridge for up to two weeks. So why not make some extra so you’ll always have it on hand. I look forward to hearing how you use this copycat Caesar salad dressing.

two bowls of homemade caesar salad

Homemade copycat Outback Steakhouse caesar salad served with homemade caesar salad dressing

Outback Steakhouse Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

Make your own Outback Steakhouse Caesar Salad Dressing at home. 
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Caesar Salad, Outback Steakhouse Recipes, Salad Dressing
Servings: 12
Calories: 1989kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon anchovy paste
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed dried parsley

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer for about 1-2 minutes. Cover and chill for several hours. This salad dressing stays fresh for about two weeks. Special thanks to gnvdude for this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 1989kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 204g | Saturated Fat: 34g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 3101mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 389mg | Iron: 2.7mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Jillian

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse for several years so I was very excited to see this recipe because Outback honestly has the best Caesar dressing in my opinion. I was disappointed that this didn’t taste anything like it- this had a very mayonnaise-y taste to it.I followed the directions to the T and even let the dressing sit overnight. I made some adjustments that made the dressing taste similar. I didn’t measure anything but I added the following ingredients. Hope this helps:
    – added about 1/4 cup more olive oil
    -added about 2-3 tablespoons of Worcestershire
    – added about 2 more tsps of lemon juice
    -added about 2- 3 tablespoons of dijon mustard
    – added about 1 tablespoon of raw horseradish
    – added about 1 tablespoon of seasoned parmesan cheese

  2. SousCh3f

    I personally worked for Outback Steakhouse for 5 years. I made this dressing daily for 2 1/2 years. This was an oil based dressing and was prepared in a blender. Also the key to this recipe was the fact that real anchovies were used in the recipe among other spices u do not have listed in your recipe.

  3. Carol-Trenton, Mich

    This is an outstanding recipe. Now we can have Ceasar Salad at home as good as the Outback. What a treat! I omitted the anchovy paste. I tastes better the longer you chill it. You must try this. Don’t forget to put big croutons before you serve it. MMMMMMMMMMMMMM Good!

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