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Stouffer's Restaurant Spinach Salad Dressing

Subject: Re: recipe
From: Cheryl
Date: 11/6/2018 5:53 AM

On 11/5/2018 10:16 AM, Cheryl wrote:

I am looking for the recipe for spinach salad dressing used at Stouffer restaurants years ago. 
Can you help? 


Hi Cheryl,

I could not find any mention of this salad dressing anywhere at all. I would speculate that Stouffer's salad dressings were made at a central commissary or by an outside vendor. That's often the case with restaurant chains.

If so only the commissary  or vendor employees and Stouffer's home office would know the recipe. I could not locate a "copycat" or "tastes-like" recipe.

I'll post this for reader input.


Thank you so much they made their own salad dressings I worked there and the head dietitian 
gave me the recipe for the spinach salad dressing it has gotten so worn and so torn and 
splattered that I can no longer read it unfortunately I was not smart enough to think ahead 
and copy it down on a fresh piece of paper best spinach salad ever.


Another possibility is that the dressing recipe might be in "The Stouffer Cookbook of Great American Food and Drink." You can get a used copy from Amazon for as little as $1.22 plus shipping. See: The Stouffer Cookbook of Great American Food and Drink


This cookbook is a 1974 publication by the Restaurant and Inn Division of the Stouffer Corporation.  According to the preface in the cookbook, the Stouffer Corporation had its beginnings in Cleveland, Ohio some fifty years earlier.  The cookbook is a celebration of fifty years in business from a simple milk delivery operation, to a lunch counter and ultimately a string of nation-wide hotels.  The Stouffer Corporation eventually sold the chain in the early 1990s to focus on its frozen food division which was growing from its 1982 introduction of "Lean Cuisine" line.

The Stouffer family thought that "the best birthday gift we could give would be the recipes that you have enjoyed". The cookbook is divided into the following sections:

Hor d'oeuvers, Canapes, and Dips
May we suggest something to start?
From the Dinner Menu
From the Late Supper Menu
Would you like a vegetable?
A salad?
Or hot bread?
For dessert we have...
And other good things
When company comes -- for parties and the holidays
Something from the bar

Author: The Stouffer Corporation

Subject: Re: recipe
From: Cheryl
Date: 11/6/2018 7:05 PM

Thank you so much for that suggestion I do own that cookbook and it is not in there
I will have to try to make it on my own from what I remember thank you so much for 
your help

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