SO, I have been on the lookout for a copycat recipe for Pizza Hut's Romano Cheese dressing for over a decade! Really, since I worked there back in high school in the mid '90s!
And, unfortunately, I have yet to find one!
So, today I decided to attempt it. I got online and went to Pizza Hut's ingredient info and pulled all the ingredients that they use...or close to it.
And, I just started throwing it together! I looked at a few other recipes to see about what the ratios would need to be for a creamy dressing...
And you know what?! Other than the fact that it's got a bit too much lemon in it, it's otherwise perfect (I decreased the lemon below)! :) SOOOOOOOOOOO excited!!!!!! I can't wait til dinner's ready to toss it on a salad! And of course, it's amazing on breadsticks and pizza crust!
Romano Cheese Dressing
1/4 cup olive oil mayonnaise
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp cider vinegar
2 Tbsp shredded Romano cheese
1 Tbsp grated Romano cheese
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp lemon juice
1. Combine milk and lemon juice in a small bowl or measuring cup. Let sit for about 5 minutes (this will curdle the milk, making buttermilk!)
2. In larger bowl, combine mayonnaise, olive oil, cider vinegar, romano cheese, garlic, and sugar.
3. When milk has set for 5 minutes, pour into other ingredients. Blend in blender or with an immersion blender to fully combine and make creamy!.