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Carrabba's House Salad Dressing (Creamy Parmesan) Copycat Recipe
Carrabba's House Salad Dressing (Creamy Parmesan)
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Salad Dressing
Calories: 224
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.3 (3 reviews)

When Johnny Carrabba and his uncle Damian Mandola opened the first Carrabba's restaurant in 1986, they used a collection of their own traditional family recipes to craft a terrific Italian menu. You'll even find the names of friends and family in several of those dishes including Pollo Rosa Maria, Chicken Bryan, Scampi Damian and Insalata Johnny Rocco. Now you can easily recreate the taste of the delicious dressing that's tossed into the salad that's served before each Carrabba's entree. And you need only six ingredients. For the grated Parmesan cheese, go ahead and use the stuff made by Kraft that comes in the green shaker canisters. And if you don't have any buttermilk, you can substitute regular milk. Since it's so thick, this dressing is best when tossed into your salad before serving it, just like the real thing.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur.

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Submitted on: 08/02/07
I have to be honest. This does NOT taste just like Carrabba"s dressing. HOWEVER, it is wonderful. I know I will make it again and again.
Submitted on: 07/24/07
This recipe is great. I have never had the orginal from Carrabas but nonetheless I love this recipe!
Dorothy S.  
Submitted on: 07/26/05
Made this right after it appeared on the Website. It was very good and one I have made several times. I usually go for French or Italian, but this is delicious.