Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing is super creamy, perfectly tangy and savory, and the right amount of funky. It’s the perfect dipping sauce for chicken wings or veggies.
Once you try this homemade blue cheese dip, you will have a tough time going back to bottled blue cheese dressing.
The flavor of this dressing comes from a generous amount of deliciously pungent blue cheese, and it’s perfectly balanced with a creamy base and a hint of lemon juice.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Tastes SO Much Better – Bottled blue cheese dressing has nothing on this homemade version. You won’t believe how good this tastes.
- 5 Minute Recipe – Just mix all of the ingredients together. It’s really that simple and easy.
Key Ingredients In Blue Cheese Dressing
Here’s what you need to make this delicious dip!
Complete list of ingredients and amounts can be found in the recipe card below.
- Blue Cheese: Choose a type of blue cheese that you enjoy. Here I used Stilton cheese. Tips are below if you want to know more about how to choose a good blue cheese.
- Mayonnaise and Sour Cream, and Buttermilk: Using all three of these creamy recipe builders is key to getting a perfect consistency. This blue cheese dressing is thick and rich!
- Sugar and Lemon Juice: A really good salad dressing will have a rounded, balanced flavor. Here we have sweet and sour to balance the slightly bitter flavor of the blue cheese.
- Seasonings: Salt, pepper, and garlic powder add the final touches.
How To Make Blue Cheese Dressing
- Mash: In a bowl, use a fork to mash the blue cheese with the buttermilk.
- Mix: Add the sour cream, mayo, sugar, lemon, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.
For a thinner consistency, add a tablespoon of additional buttermilk, regular milk, or water.
This yummy blue cheese dip/dressing will stay fresh for up to a week, as long as you started out with fresh ingredients. Store it in an airtight container (I usually keep it in a glass jar) in the refrigerator.
What To Serve With Blue Cheese Dressing
The possibilities here are truly endless. The tangy, creamy flavor of blue cheese dressing can perk up so many meals! Try these ideas:
- Chicken Wings: Of course! Start with my recipes for Buffalo Chicken Wings, and Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings. My Buffalo Chicken Tenders need a side of blue cheese as well.
- Pizza: This might be a regional thing, but my friend in Buffalo swears by dipping Pepperoni Pizza into blue cheese dressing. You should also dip Buffalo Chicken Pizza into blue cheese, or drizzle some right on top.
- Salads: Blue cheese dressing is an excellent addition to a chef’s salad, a Cobb Salad, or any mixture of greens and veggies you plan to enjoy. It’s a must for a classic Wedge Salad too.
- Crudites: Cut up some fresh veggies and serve with a big bowl of blue cheese for dipping. It’s the perfect healthy party option.
- More! Try dipping more things into Blue Cheese Dressing; I bet you’ll find new favorites. Buffalo Fried Shrimp, French Fries, Chicken Nuggets, and Hamburgers are a good place to start.
It’s only bleu cheese if you’re speaking French, or if the variety of blue cheese you’re talking about is a French type, like Roquefort, or Bleu d’Auvergne.
While the dressing is fairly white and creamy, the actual cheese has blue-colored mold in it. Don’t worry, the mold is not harmful, but it does give blue cheese its enjoyable funk.
This will depend on what you enjoy. There are three classic varieties that you should try if you haven’t. Roquefort is a famous French blue cheese that is traditionally made from sheep’s milk and is super creamy. Gorgonzola is an Italian variety that is well-liked by many. Stilton is England’s blue cheese offering, and it’s sharp and salty.
If you want the flavor of your blue cheese dressing to be less funky, choose Gorgonzola or Danish Blue cheese.
You’re going to want to put this stuff on everything! Make sure to pin the recipe for creamy blue cheese dressing for next time too.
- 3 ounces blue cheese such as Stilton, Gorgonzola, or Danish Blue
- 2 tablespoons buttermilk
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a bowl using a fork mash together blue cheese and buttermilk, add sour cream, mayo, sugar, lemon, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined.
- If you need to thin out the dressing, add a tablespoon of buttermilk or water.
- Use any type of blue cheese that you enjoy. If you aren’t sure, look for gorgonzola, danish blue, or stilton cheeses.
- Whole milk can be used if you don’t have buttermilk, but buttermilk adds to the delicious tangy flavor of the dressing.
- To Store: Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.
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