Caesar Salad

Easy Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

To make a caesar salad properly, you should be using fresh cooked bacon, homemade croutons, and a homemade Caesar salad dressing. You can get restaurant quality food and it won’t cost you any more than the “salad in a bag” approach.

Check out the bottom of this page for complete instructions on how to prepare the perfect Caesar salad.

This homemade caesar salad dressing recipe uses anchovies. If that makes you squeamish, feel free to leave them out.

Simple Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad Dressing Ingredients

You will need:

  • A bunch of fresh garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • An egg
  • Fresh Parmesan cheese
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Fresh ground pepper. Like in one of those big pepper thingies.
  • And optionally, some anchovy fillets

How to Prepare Caesar Salad Dressing

There is surprisingly little preparation in this dressing. You won’t even really be cooking it.

First things first, you need to measure out your ingredients.

Take four to six garlic cloves and chop them up finely. Chop six anchovy fillets, and coddle an egg. (Egg coddling is basically a light poaching.)

Combine your garlic, anchovies, and egg in a food processor or a blender. Add the juice of half a lemon, two tablespoons of freshly shredded Parmesan, and two teaspoons of worcestershire sauce.

Finally, add a quarter cup of olive oil and grind in as much pepper as you think you would enjoy.

Blend, process, whatever.

Chill in the refrigerator for at least fifteen minutes before serving.

Tips for Making Caesar Salad Dressing

Combine with homemade croutons and perfectly cooked bacon when making your caesar salad.

Don’t make more than you need. Even after coddling, the egg is practically raw. Use all of the dressing when you make it. Don’t try to store it for extended periods of time.

Extra Cheesy Alfredo Sauce

Extra Cheesy Alfredo Sauce

Most alfredo sauces you see are quite thin and creamy but that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. With a few minor tweaks you can get a thicker, richer cheesy alfredo sauce.

Extra Cheesy Alfredo Sauce

For a more traditional recipe for alfredo sauce, check out this easy alfredo sauce recipe.

Cheesy Alfredo Sauce Ingredients

While much cheesier than our other alfredo sauce recipe, this one still uses only a few simple ingredients.

You’re going to need:

  • Fresh garlic
  • Butter
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Parmesan cheese
  • And a bit of cream cheese

How to Prepare Extra Cheesy Alfredo Sauce

In a saucepan, combine three quarters of a cup of butter with three cups of cream and three or four tablespoons of cream cheese. Simmer at low to medium heat.

Add four finely minced garlic cloves.

Slowly add one and a quarter cups of parmesan cheese. You want to prevent clumping, so add a little bit, allow it to start melting in, and then add some more.

Continue simmering at low heat for about fifteen minutes.

Pour over pasta, and enjoy.

Cheesy Alfredo Sauce Tips

  • Make sure you don’t let the sauce come to a boil. It pretty much just burns the cheese and makes the whole thing terrible.
  • As with any homemade pasta sauces, it is always a good idea to at least consider making your own homemade pasta to really get the full value out of your time spent cooking.