This Surprising Ingredient Makes the Creamiest Caesar Dressing Ever

You won’t believe the secret for our creamiest dressing.

<p>Dotdash Meredith / Janet Maples</p>

Dotdash Meredith / Janet Maples

Even though there are plenty of great store-bought Caesar dressing options, none compare to how good our favorite homemade creamy Caesar dressing is. In fact, it’s so good that we have dubbed it as the last Caesar dressing you’ll ever need, thanks to one surprising ingredient: half-and-half.

That’s right, half-and-half is the star of this restaurant-quality creamy Caesar dressing that’ll make you never want to buy bottled again. It’s great to make a Caesar salad, use as a dip for vegetables, or even spread on a wrap.

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Classic Caesar salad dressings use a mixture of ingredients like egg yolks, olive oil, anchovies, and Dijon that give it its signature creamy-salty-savory goodness, but this recipe builds on those flavors and has all of the elements of a great Caesar dressing—but with the inclusion of mayonnaise and half-and-half that give it an extra creamy flavor, without the need to work with raw eggs.

When you think about it, it’s actually not that surprising—but instead genius—to add half-and-half to your Caesar dressing. Half-and-half is a mixture of equal parts whole milk and light cream, so when you add it to a dressing, it can provide a creamy texture without overpowering it too much. In fact, some people add half-and-half to their ranch dressing to make it creamy without being too heavy.

One reviewer, Ellen M, used to solely make traditional Caesar dressing…until they tried this recipe: “It’s fantastic, I make it often and it never disappoints. Even people that aren’t wild about Caesar dressing love this when I’ve served it.”

Another reviewer, Linda M, loves this creamy dressing so much that she urged other reviewers to “double the recipe the first time you make it because you're going to want more! I've made this at least six times and still love the recipe!”

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