Carrabba's House Salad Dressing (Creamy Parmesan) copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Carrabba's House Salad Dressing (Creamy Parmesan)

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When Johnny Carrabba and his uncle Damian Mandola opened the first Carrabba's restaurant in 1986, they used a collection of their own traditional family recipes to craft a terrific Italian menu. You'll even find the names of friends and family in several of those dishes including Pollo Rosa Maria, Chicken Bryan, Scampi Damian and Insalata Johnny Rocco. Now you can easily recreate the taste of the delicious dressing that's tossed into the salad that's served before each Carrabba's entree. And you need only six ingredients. For the grated Parmesan cheese, go ahead and use the stuff made by Kraft that comes in the green shaker canisters. And if you don't have any buttermilk, you can substitute regular milk. Since it's so thick, this dressing is best when tossed into your salad before serving it, just like the real thing.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
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John McFalls
Mar 22, 2021, 12:12

I've been hooked on Todd"s recipes for years. I made this dressing the other night. It was so incredibly delicious. As are all of his recipes. Now we loved this dressing so much that I said to my wife we should actually try and find a Carrabba's so we can see how spot on this is. Then I said ahhh who cares what Carrabba's taste like this is incredible. To me even though he is a master at cloning these recipes pretty damn perfect. It doesnt really matter if they're a perfect clone cause they're always delicious!!!!!

Jul 23, 2007, 22:00

This recipe is great. I have never had the orginal from Carrabas but nonetheless I love this recipe!

I'm Todd Wilbur,
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For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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