Blue Cheese Dressing

This blue cheese dressing is creamy, tangy, thick, chunky, and ah-mazing! 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.

Once you try this dressing you will never purchase store-bought again.  I promise.

What You’ll Need

No special equipment is required.  

  • Blue cheese crumbles – Blue cheese comes in both crumbles and blocks at most grocery stores.
  • 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 tasting.
  • Worcestershire sauce and white vinegar – Adding acid to most recipes brighten and enhances the flavors.
  • Garlic powder, salt, and black pepper – For added flavor.

Tips

  • Stilton and Roquefort blue cheese – These two are both on the strong flavor side. If you want more stronger flavor choose one of these to use in the dressing.
  • Gorgonzola has a milder flavor and is creamier in texture. Choose this one if you like a milder blue cheese flavor.
  • Choose your favorite blue cheese for this recipe. It’s really a matter of preference.
  • 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.
  • This dressing gets better with time. Be sure to allow the flavors to meld.
  • 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.

How to Make Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue Cheese Dressing ingredients in a metal bowl

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

Blue Cheese Dressing mixed in a metal bowl

Add mayonnaise, sour cream, Worcestershire, white wine vinegar, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and remaining blue cheese crumbles. 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

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

Try our Southern Buttermilk Ranch Dressing recipe.

How to Serve Blue Cheese Dressing

This homemade blue cheese dressing recipe is perfect as a vegetable dip, buffalo wings dip, salad dressing, wedge salads, and loads more. Use it to top steaks, burgers, or baked potatoes.

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
Print Pin Rate
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.
  • Add mayonnaise, sour cream, Worcestershire, white wine vinegar, garlic powder, salt, fresh ground black pepper and remaining blue cheese crumbles.
  • 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

This will keep for about 2 weeks in the refrigerator. (If it lasts that long. I have had a salad and veggies every day just to be able to eat this dressing. Please don’t judge me.)

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34 Comments

  1. 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. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your creations on #ShareWithMe5 stars

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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 : )

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

  6. 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 🙂

  7. 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

  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. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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

  13. 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?!

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

  15. 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

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