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Russian Dressing

Yield: Makes about 1-1/2 cups

Sure, you can buy Russian dressing, but homemade is so much better. Plus, you likely have all the ingredients on hand. It’s terrific on a Reuben or alongside Baked Eggs with Corned Beef and Sauerkraut Hash.


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 Tbs. finely chopped shallots
  • 1 Tbs. prepared horseradish
  • 2 tsp. hot sauce, such as Cholula; more to taste
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. dried mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika

Nutritional Information

  • Nutritional Sample Size per 2 Tbs.
  • Calories (kcal) : 130
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 120
  • Fat (g): 14
  • Saturated Fat (g): 2
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 8
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 3
  • Cholesterol (mg): 10
  • Sodium (mg): 200
  • Carbohydrates (g): 2
  • Fiber (g): 0
  • Sugar (g): 2
  • Protein (g): 0


  • In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients. Season to taste with additional hot sauce. Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.


Smoked paprika makes a fairly standard recipe more interesting. If you don’t have it, substitute hot paprika.


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    TrendyCat | 01/18/2017

    Where thousand island dressing is sweet, Russian has spice. So much better! Onions can substitute for the shallots but either needs to be very finely chopped.

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