Best Homemade Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing

This blue cheese dressing is creamy, tangy, thick, chunky, and amazing! It can be whipped up in less than 5 minutes.  Really, it’s that easy.

Blue Cheese Dressing in a mason jar with carrots and celery in the background.

Why You’ll Love This

Once you try this dressing you will never purchase bottled again.  I promise.

This easy blue cheese dressing comes together in a jiffy!

The best blue cheese dressing recipe you will ever make.

Making salad dressing at home is simple and tastes way better than store bought.

We love to serve this blue cheese dressing with our Buffalo Chicken Meatballs, Baked Chicken Wings, Blue Cheese Wedge Salad, Buttermilk Cauliflower Wings, and Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels.

What You’ll Need

No special equipment is required.  For a complete list of ingredients and instructions, see the recipe card below.

  • Blue cheese crumbles – Blue cheese comes in both crumbles and blocks at most grocery stores. If you can only find the block of blue cheese, just crumble it by breaking it apart with a fork.
  • Buttermilk – Adds extra tanginess to the dressing.
  • Mayonnaise and Sour Cream – We highly recommend the full-fat versions but low-fat works too. It just won’t be as rich and creamy tasting.
  • Worcestershire Sauce and White Vinegar – Adding acid to most recipes brighten and enhances the flavors.
  • Seasonings – Garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.

How to Make Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue Cheese Dressing ingredients in a metal bowl.

Add 1/2 the blue cheese crumbles and the buttermilk in a small bowl. Mash with the tines of a fork until it resembles large cottage cheese curds.

Blue Cheese Dressing mixed in a metal bowl with a spatula.

Add mayonnaise, sour cream, Worcestershire, white wine vinegar, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and remaining crumbled blue cheese. Stir to combine.

Pour into your container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.  This dressing needs time for the flavors to combine.

Blue Cheese Dressing in a mason jar with carrot sticks and celery sticks on a plate in the background.

That’s it.  I told you, just 5 minutes to prepare.  

How to Serve Blue Cheese Dressing

This homemade blue cheese dressing recipe is perfect as a dipping sauce for vegetables like carrots and celery. Don’t forget buffalo wings.

It’s also a tasty salad dressing for wedge salads and loads more.

Use it to top steaks, burgers, or baked potatoes.

Tips

  • Stilton and Roquefort blue cheese are both on the strong flavor side. Choose one of these in the dressing if you want a more robust flavor.
  • Gorgonzola has a milder flavor and is creamier in texture. Choose this one if you like a milder blue cheese flavor.
  • The type of blue cheese is a personal preference, so choose your favorite blue cheese for this recipe.
  • If you don’t want chunks of cheese in the dressing, mash all of the blue cheese completely. Or you could throw all the ingredients in a food processor or blender to thoroughly blend until creamy.
  • This dressing gets better with time. Be sure to allow the flavors to combine.
  • You could also try adding a little fresh lemon juice. Toss in some chopped fresh herbs like parsley or thyme.
  • If it’s too thick for your liking, add some more buttermilk to thin it out. I prefer it thick.

FAQs

Storing

Place the blue cheese dressing in a jar with a tight fitting lid and refrigerate for up to one week.

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Blue Cheese Dressing in a mason jar with carrots and celery in the background.

Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

Creamy, tangy, and chunky blue cheese dressing in just 5 minutes!
4.75 from 8 votes
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Course: Dressing / Dip
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 16 ounces
Author: Don’t Sweat The Recipe

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 5 oz blue cheese or Gorgonzola crumbles

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 of the cheese crumbles and buttermilk. Mash with a fork until combined and it resembles large curd cottage cheese.
    1/3 cup buttermilk, 5 oz blue cheese or Gorgonzola crumbles
  • Add mayonnaise, sour cream, Worcestershire, white wine vinegar, garlic powder, salt, fresh ground black pepper and remaining blue cheese crumbles.
    1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste, 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • Stir to well to combine.
  • Store in a tight sealing mason jar or other container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Notes

If you don’t want chunks of cheese in the dressing, mash all of the blue cheese completely. Or you could throw all the ingredients in a food processor to thoroughly blend until creamy.
If it’s too thick for your liking add some more buttermilk to thin it out.
Storing – This dressing will last about one week in the refrigerator stored in an airtight container.

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34 Comments

  1. Love bleu cheese dressing! And this one is perfect. I really have to watch for gluten in dressings, and making my own is the best way to make sure there isn’t any. I love it tangy! We eat wedge salads, wings, and use it for a veggie dip! You’ve made my day!5 stars

  2. i love blue cheese! This looks so fresh and creamy. Featured at Be Inspired this morning. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. I love making my own salad dressings, this sounds wonderful, blue cheese is one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!

  4. My kids would love this! They all love blue cheese. I didn’t care for it, but lately it’s been growing on me. Not literally of course! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  5. Pinning this for our next batch of buffalo wings! Blue cheese is my husband’s favorite! Thanks so much for sharing it at You Link It, We Make it!

  6. I seriously need to start making my own dressing. Healthier and tastier for sure. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us at Merry Monday this week!

  7. Can you believe I’ve never tried to make my own dressings? Tsk, tsk. Pinning, because I love blue cheese! Thanks so much for linking up at You Link It, We Make It! We hope to see you back this week!

  8. My husband is really going to LOVE this! It’s his favorite dressing, but I have never made it and he is not a fan of the bottled variety so he only gets to enjoy it at a good restaurant that makes it.5 stars

  9. I love love love blue cheese dressing. It’s one of my naughty weaknesses. It goes so well with chicken, salad, you name it. I’m pinning this to give this a try. Yummy!

    Sally @ Life Loving
    #LifeLovingLinkie

  10. OOO this looks delicious and perfect for snacktime dipping! I think the little chap would like it too! Look forward to seeing you back next week πŸ™‚

  11. There’s nothing like homemade salad dressings, and this one is going into my collection! It looks so good! Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  12. Thanks for sharing this on Peace, Love, Link-up #001!

    Stop on by for the next link-up, Friday the 8th and share any other projects you are working on : )

  13. That looks delicious and so true … once you make your own, you’ll never buy from the shelf again! If you like buffalo chicken, this is great with a buffalo chicken salad! Hoping over from Think Tank Thursday!

  14. Pinned! This is so scrumptious! Thank you for sharing this. I appreciate being able to make this at home because I get skeeved out about the preservatives and other synthetics in our pre-packaged foods. #BrilliantBlogPosts5 stars

  15. OH you can’t beat a good dip for a party. I love the sound of this and would be great with so many different dippings too. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your creations on #ShareWithMe5 stars

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