Does Bleu Cheese sauce make you blue? Does Ranch dressing make you wretch? Have I got a dip for you! I call it Alpine sauce because it is as close as I can get to the Alpine Sauce of my favorite childhood pizza hangout – Lindenloft Pizza. The would spread it over hot dog buns and call it garlic bread (it is garlicky) which cost $.92 cents an order back then. It was also good as a salad dressing. No one ever knew what it was exactly because the owner wouldn’t let anyone make it besides him and his wife however, my childhood best friend, Lisa, worked that and one time the owner and his wife got sick so he gave the recipe to Lisa. She never shared it with anyone and did not write it down but to the best of her memory, this is correct. We enjoy it with chicken wings, raw vegetables and occasionally Top Girl and I will pour it over hot dog buns, heat it up and call it garlic bread.
Before we make it, you should know that it stays in the fridge for about a week and I recommend you making it at least 3 hours before you plan to use it to let all the flavors meet, mix and marry!
1 Cup Mayonnaise
¼ Cup Sour Cream
½ Cup Buttermilk
¼ Cup Red Wine Vinegar
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1 envelope Italian Seasonings dressing mix – dry
1 Tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon dill
Hot pepper sauce to taste – this is optional and not part of the original dish
Mix it all together.
Cover and refrigerate for at least a few hours and preferably overnight.
This looks like something I’d like and you did a nice arrangement of it with the peppers.
Thank you! I pulled that one pepper out of the dip and popped it right into my mouth! 🙂
It is funny how those favorite foods from childhood stay with us (read “haunt us”). Kudos to you for trying to replicate it. I never had the original, but this sounds delicious (even on hot dog buns!) LOL
Choc Chip Uru
I want to devour these peppers with this sauce, so colourful!
Choc Chip Uru
Thank you CCU! have you rested up from your trip around the world?
Caprice @ The Home Heart
I’m definitely making this! I especially love anything with dill. Looks wonderful!
Let me know what you think!
I’m guessing this is the same dressing served by the Kens Pizza (and later Mazzios-same ownership) here in Midwest in 60s and 70s. Used to dip our Kens Pizza in it. AMAZING! Been searching for it among food brokers I have but can’t find it. Looking forward to trying this with my fav pizza. Thank you!
You are welcome! Thanks for dropping by!
That’s so pretty that I pinned it under Food Art. First time I’ve ever done that!
Thank you Stacy! I thought it turned out pretty as well – of course Mr. Picky Eater had a hand in it too, but he would not eat it……buttermilk….:)
I love dips and this one looks and sounds yummy!
Thanks Tana – but of course Ranch is ambrosia around these parts! 🙂
Looks delish, Kelli! You are so fortunate to have a friend to share this childhood recipe with you! We love everything garlic, so this will definitely be on our table soon. Thanks!
My goodness, that looks delicious! Hubby doesn’t like ranch except on salad, so we may have to try this out for dipping things…
It’s very tasty and different! I hope you like it!
I’m intrigued! I’ve never heard of this, but I’m not a fan of blue cheese… and it would be a nice change from Ranch! Can’t wait to try it.
It’s good – but you have to let it rest for a while or it tastes funny! 🙂
Hi kelli is this the same alpine sauce that lindenlofts uses on their alpine cheese pizza?
looks delish 🙂
Anita at Hungry Couple
Sounds good. I’m always looking for new dressings to try.
This sounds great Kelli! Both with veggies and wings! 🙂
Hi! I’m popping in from Weekend Potluck.
This looks so yummy! I’m going to have to try this one out soon. 🙂
I think you will love it! Thanks for dropping by and please come back again!
This dip looks yummy! A nice alternative to everything else out there. Love your blog, found you over on Weekend Potluck 🙂
Thank you Jessica! We like the sauce very much – Thanks for dropping by and please come again!
Is this the same recipe from the Lindenloft in Muskogee Oklahoma?
Are you from Muskogee too? I spent a lot of time at Lindenloft Pizza when I was a girl………It is my attempt at the same recipe! It comes as close as I have ever come……….just short of having the original recipe. Sort of like those homemade white dip recipes from Hamlin’s! I hope you like it…….since we can’t go back in time and I’m not sure Johnny would share the recipe! 🙂 Let me know what you think and thanks for dropping by!
I can get you Hamlins white dip recipe possibly. My old boss is friends with the owners and makes it all the time.
That’s a great idea! Share if you can – thank you for dropping by and please come back!
I’m from Muskogee too! I thought how funny never heard of another lindenloft pizza lol cant wait to try it
Hi Nicole, Can’t wait to hear back from you and see how you like it! I’m thrilled you commented and please come back anytime!
Lindenlofts alpine pizza in Muskogee is hands down the best
Hi Brittnie – You are correct, Lindenloft’s Alpine Pizza in Muskogee IS that best and yes, that Alpine sauce is the one I’m talking about. Thanks for dropping by and please come back again!
When I was a teenager, my Nanny would take me to a restaurant in Muskogee called Stan’s Pizza & Moore. They served a ham & cheese sandwich w Alpine dressing on it as well as broil French bread topped w the dressing & mozzarella cheese. It was wonderful. They sadly went out of business but I never forgot that sauce. I am looking forward to seeing if this is the same.
It should be close to the same – I remember Stan’s Pizza and they made the sauce after Lindenloft’s went out of business!
Are you from Muskogee? That’s where Lindenloft pizza is. Its an odd place but the food does taste good and is insanely cheap.
Yes, i was born and raised there – Lindenlofts Pizza used to be where the Homeland is now. It was called Chandler Road Mall back in those days and my best friend worked at Lindenlofts – making the Alpine sauce. Now it’s in Arrowhead mall right? I don’t get home much – I always go to Hamlin’s when I’m home for white sauce!
Shadow wood Mall
I’m from Muskogee also, and gave been searching & searching for the alpine recipe!! Can’t wait to try it, thank you!
I’m coming onto this a couple years late from its posting, but I feel the need to leave a comment.
Muskogee area seems to be the Alpine Sauce area, doesn’t it? I’ve never been to Lindenloft Pizza while it was in operation, but I was a big, big fan of Simple Simon’s pizza, who uses either the same or a similar recipe in regards to the sauce they use in their calzones, as well as breadsticks. Beyond that, the Pisano’s Pizza (also in Muskogee) also used/uses the sauce as both a salad dressing, or a white sauce for their pizza.
A bit of research reveals that the first appearance of what we call Alpine Sauce, was actually made by a brand called Swiss Chalet, as ‘Alpine Italian Dressing’. Assumption is it was from this, that the Alpine Sauce variations and recipes sprung forth. Of course I could be completely wrong, but that’s my assumption. Swiss Chalet is defunct now, but the recipe was bought up by Sara Lee’s ‘Bonne Chere’ brand, and is now sold simply as ‘Creamy Italian Dressing’. The catch is that it’s only sold at food service stores, and the smallest amount you can get is one gallon for $60.
In any case. I moved away from the Muskogee area to Orlando, Florida, about 8 years ago, and have had no access to Alpine Dressing in any way shape or form since then. This recipe you posted here, coupled with a beer pizza crust and a mix of fresh mozzarella, chopped pepperoni, and crumbled italian sausage, has recreated for me, my childhood favorite dish, the classic calzone. I have you, and your friend to thank, for sharing the recipe that brings it all together.
Thank you so much for writing! It’s never too late and I honestly get comments about once a year about this sauce! It makes me feel so good that I helped you relive some of your childhood – thanks for letting me part of it! Kelli
Yes Simple Simon’s! My brother and I loved the Alpine cheese sticks from there that had what must have been similar to this sauce on the crust base and topped with cheese. Such a yummy memory I’d love to recreate and I’m going to try it with this recipe!
Isn’t this the same alpine that Simple Simons uses? And if so this dressing isn’t as translucent as it should be. I remember it having an almost pearl like color.
Hi Larry! No, it’s not exactly the same and Simple Simon’s – the good thing about theirs is – You can buy it by the bottle! It’s 2 different recipes but thanks for stopping by!
Where can you buy simple Simons by the bottle? Only at their stores?
God bless you! I live in OKC now but grew up just south of Muskogee in a little town called Warner. Lindenloft’s actually moved to the basement of the Shadow Wood Mall, and I remember one year for my birthday we went and I had the Alpine Cheese Pizza and fell in love! Of course I was also raised on Simple Simon’s pizza, so already had a taste for alpine sauce. Thank you so much for sharing!
Kelli and Holli
Hi Hannah!! I know Warner — The Warner Eagles, right? I have a co-worker friend who went to Warner as well — it’s a small world, isn’t it? Hope you enjoy!!
Hey. Grew up in Muskogee, loved linden loft. They are for sure out of business now – but Pisanos still make it. Just got a large alpine and it tastes like childhood.
Thank you for the recipe seems good, I’ll have to try it. See how it compares
How close is this to simple Simons alpine sauce? We moved to Minnesota couple years ago and there is not a simple Simons in sight and I have been craving their calizone so bad, so thought about making it but have no idea what the sauce is!
Kelli and Holli
It’s close but — if you want, you can buy it from Amazon. But, I’ll warn you — it is very expensive@