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Thousand Island Dressing Recipe

This Thousand Island Dressing recipe is flavorful, creamy, and ready in 5 minutes! Mayonnaise, ketchup, sour cream, and relish combine to make the perfect dressing or sauce to add a tangy kick to your favorite dishes.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: dressing
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings


  • ¾ cup mayonnaise*
  • ¼ cup sour cream*
  • 3-4 Tbsp. ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. sweet relish
  • 2 Tbsp. sweet onion minced
  • 2 tsp. white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • ¼ tsp. salt to taste


  • Combine And Whisk: Mix all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl until well combined.
    ¾ cup mayonnaise*, ¼ cup sour cream*, 3-4 Tbsp. ketchup, 2 Tbsp. sweet relish, 2 Tbsp. sweet onion, 2 tsp. white wine vinegar, ½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce, 1 clove garlic, ¼ tsp. paprika, ¼ tsp. salt
  • Store or Serve: Keep in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours for the best flavor. Enjoy!


Prep-Ahead Instructions:
This sauce is best when prepared up to 24 hours in advance to allow the flavors to meld.
Storage Directions:
Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks if using fresh garlic, or 1 month if garlic powder was used. Freezing is not recommended as separation will occur.
Recipe Tips:
  • Make it vegan. Use a plant-based mayonnaise, sour cream, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Mince it fine. Avoid big chunks of onion.
  • Sweet is key. Use sweet relish to balance out the tanginess of the dressing.
  • Double it up. Make a big batch with garlic powder and store for up to 1 month.
  • Let it rest. Allowing the dressing to sit in the fridge for at least a few hours gives the flavors a chance to come together.


Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 166IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.1mg