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Jun 5, 2009 06:55 AM

Romano Salad Dressing

I know I will probably be crucified on this post, but I was wondering if anyone knew how to make or even where to possibly purchase the Romano Cheese Salad Dressing that Pizza Hut uses in their house salad. I really like that dressing and can not seem to get an answer from the restaurant or find it on any site or in any grocery store. Would really love if someone could point me in the right direction.

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  1. I too loved the Romano Salad Dressing from Pizza Hut. It was made by Kraft. I worked at Pizza Hut and we made a DELICIOUS Pasta Salad with a mixlutre of the Romano and also the Creamy Italian Dressing. it is so hard to find. I found a brand called Vivenne or something like that, but it is not sold in my area. I want to try it, but until I can find a store that sells it then I may consider buying a whole case from this company.

    1. I tried to invent a copycat based on homemade mayonnaise. This is a tasty trial batch; easy to make.

      Mystic Pizza Hut Romano Dressing

      1 cup neutral oil
      2 T buttermilk or milk
      2 T red wine vinegar or other vinegar
      2 T. lemon juice
      ½ tsp salt
      2 tsp minced garlic or equivalent powder
      ½ tsp white pepper or black pepper
      ½ tsp mustard powder
      ½ tsp onion powder
      2/3 cup grated Romano, pre-blended to small grain
      ¼ tsp MSG or omit
      2 eggs 1 might be enough

      Stick blend all ingredients except oil in 1 pint container.
      Add oil very gradually while blending until it thickens but remains pour-able, refrigerate; it will thicken more.

      This is pretty tart, maybe 1T lemon juice, not 2
      Could double the pepper
      Could add ½ tsp more salt
      Could add ½ to 1 tsp sugar

      1. If you Google "pizza hut romano dressing recipe" you get a few hits for copycat recipes. Here is one: