Homemade Thousand Island Dressing

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Homemade Thousand Island Dressing

If you like Thousand Island Dressing, here is your warning: tasting this homemade Thousand Island dressing will officially ruin you for all other versions.

We eat this on hamburgers, and salads (of course), dip carrots & celery sticks in it, and I have been known to go to the fridge with a spoon from time to time just to taste it!

This is Thousand Island at its freshest, creamiest best. 

I am serious – do NOT make this if you want to fall back on store-bought versions. 

You will rue the day Kraft ever decided to desecrate such a wondrous invention.

You’ll need: Chili sauce, mayonnaise, pickle relish, three or four hard-boiled eggs, and some finely diced onion.

Place mayo in a bowl. That looks kind of gross, doesn’t it? Hang in there – I promise the outcome will be DIVINE!

Pour in your onion.
Dice up your eggs and add them in there.
Add chili sauce. I didn’t add the whole bottle – you can go by the recipe for the perfect amount.
Add pickle relish – again, add the amount according to the recipe.

Stir, Stir, Stir!

And Voila! *Chef’s kiss!*

thousand island dressing in process

Best Thousand Island Dressing

Made with mayonnaise, boiled eggs, chili sauce, pickle relish, onion, and pimento, this is the best Thousand Island dressing recipe.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dressing, thousand island
Servings: 4
Calories: 57kcal


  • 4 cups mayonnaise
  • 2-4 chopped hard-boiled eggs
  • 3/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup pickle relish
  • 1 tsp minced onion
  • 2.5 ounces diced pimento


  • Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until fully blended.
    4 cups mayonnaise, 2-4 chopped hard-boiled eggs, 3/4 cup chili sauce, 1/2 cup pickle relish, 1 tsp minced onion, 2.5 ounces diced pimento
  • Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  • If you'd like it a little thinner, you can add a bit of milk. Enjoy!


Calories: 57kcal
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  1. Loved this!! And I also got a chuckle out of your no-show pimento. Dr. Seuss would have been proud! Big blessings!

  2. minced or finely cut celery, red onion slivered, mayo, catsup, tobasco sauce, celery seed and ms dash. Best sauce for a Rueben I’ve ever had. Put it on a ham and cheese sandwich and nuke it!!

  3. I use ketchup instead of the chili sauce and add cottage cheese to make it creamier. Just smoosh it with a fork to break it up. (I turned up my nose the first time someone told me he made it with cottage cheese but it works!) It’s so good!! I love it on a cold wedge of iceberg lettuce. 🙂

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