How To Make A Quick Tasty Thousand Island Dressing

Tasty Quick Thousand Island Dressing
Tasty Quick Thousand Island Dressing

This Thousand Island dressing recipe is so much better than what you can buy in the store and it comes together in seconds with ingredients you may already have on hand!

Thousand Island Dressing Ingredients

· Mayonnaise: This creamy dressing starts with mayonnaise.
· Ketchup: Ketchup adds a sweet and tangy tomato flavor.
· Relish: The recipe calls for ¼ cup of sweet pickle dressing, but you can use more if you like.
· Worcestershire sauce: A teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce lends smokiness and depth.
· Horseradish: Use store-bought or homemade horseradish.
· Paprika: Paprika gives the Thousand Island dressing mild smoky flavor.

How Do You Make Thousand Island Dressing?

Simply mix all the ingredients in a bowl. That’s it! It is, however, important to let the Thousand Island dressing chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before you serve it. This will give the flavors time to meld.

How to Use Thousand Island Dressing

Use your homemade Thousand Island dressing on all kinds of salads. It would pair especially well with our Chef Salad recipe. You can also use it as a burger or hot dog topping, dipping sauce for French fries, or sandwich spread. It’s an essential ingredient in a classic Reuben Sandwich.

How to Store Thousand Island Dressing

Store the Thousand Island dressing in an airtight container or tightly sealed jar for up to one week in the refrigerator.


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup sweet pickle relish, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish, or more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon paprika, or more to taste


  1. Combine mayonnaise, ketchup, pickle relish, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, and paprika in a bowl; mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and chill before serving.