Thousand Island Dressing Recipe

thousand island on reuben sandwich
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Yield: 2 cups
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
201 Calories
21g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 201
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 293mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 47mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These days, Thousand Island dressing is probably more popular as a sandwich spread than a salad dressing. For a real treat, try it on your next burger.

Any of the mayonnaise-based salad dressings can be made with store-bought mayonnaise, but if you really want the full effect, why not try making your own mayonnaise?


  • 1 pint mayonnaise

  • 1/2 cup chili sauce, cocktail sauce, or ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon minced onion

  • 2 tablespoons minced green pepper

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pimento, drained

  • 1 large hard-boiled egg, chopped

Steps to Make It

  1. In a glass bowl, combine the mayonnaise and other ingredients. Chill.

  2. Store unused portion in the refrigerator, where it should keep for a day or two.