Blue Cheese Dressing

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This Blue Cheese Dressing is creamy, tangy, and downright delicious! Made with crumbled blue cheese, buttermilk, mayonnaise, sour cream, white wine vinegar, and fresh lemon, it’s the perfect blend of flavor and texture. This versatile dressing is easy to make, whether you prefer a smooth or chunky texture. So jazz up your lunchtime salad or add a touch of excitement to your dinner party spread, because this Blue Cheese Dressing is the perfect addition to any meal!

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Our Favorite Blue Cheese Dressing

If you’re looking for a Blue Cheese Dressing recipe that has been tried, tested, and loved by many, then this is the recipe for you! Adapted from a popular restaurant where it was a wildly sought-after dressing, this recipe is sure to become your new go-to!

Not only is this recipe delicious, but it’s also incredibly easy to make. In just a few simple steps, you can have a fresh and homemade dressing that is far superior in taste and quality than any packaged dressing.

Make Your Own Blue Cheese Dressing!

Making your own dressing is a great way to control the ingredients and ensure that you are using the freshest and highest-quality ingredients. When you make your own, you can choose the type of blue cheese you use, the type of mayonnaise, and the amount of sugar and salt. This gives you the power to make a dressing that is tailored to your personal taste preferences.

Additionally, making your own dressing is often more cost effective than buying pre-made dressings. And finally, a lot of store-bought dressings contain preservatives, artificial flavors, and additives that you might be hoping to avoid. Have I convinced you to give this a try?

Process shots-- images of the cheese, buttermilk, and remaining ingredients being added to a bowl

Dressing Ingredients

Here’s what we’ve got in this Blue Cheese Dressing:

  • Mayonnaise: Use a good mayonnaise; the better the mayo, the better the dressing will taste. I love Hellman’s/Best Foods® (not sponsored).
  • Buttermilk: This adds tanginess to the dressing and helps balance the flavors. It’s just not the same with regular milk!
  • Blue cheese: Since this is the key ingredient that gives the dressing its signature flavor, look for a high-quality, crumbly blue cheese such as Roquefort, Gorgonzola, or Stilton.
  • Garlic powder: Adds depth of flavor to the dressing. Feel free to use fresh minced garlic in place of garlic powder.
  • White wine vinegar: Adds tanginess to the dressing and helps to balance the flavors. Apple cider vinegar works in a pinch.
  • Lemon juice: Brings brightness and vibrancy to the dressing. We love juicing the lemon with this citrus juicer
  • Salt and pepper: These staple ingredients ensure all the flavors are nicely balanced.
  • Optional, fresh chives: The chives add a subtle onion note and a nice fresh flavor to the dressing.

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How To Make Blue Cheese Dressing

To make Blue Cheese Dressing, simply combine crumbled blue cheese and buttermilk in a bowl and mash them together with a fork until they resemble large-curd cottage cheese. Then, add in the remaining ingredients: mayonnaise, sour cream, white wine vinegar, garlic powder, sugar, lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper. Stir the mixture until well combined and adjust the seasonings to taste.

If you prefer a smoother texture, simply blend all the ingredients together. 

Process shots of Blue Cheese Dressing-- images of the dressing being mixed together

How To Use Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue Cheese Dressing is a versatile and flavorful condiment that can be used in a variety of ways. Some common uses include:

  1. Salad dressing: Pour the dressing over a green salad, adding your favorite toppings, like sliced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and croutons. Or use it on a classic Wedge Salad.
  2. Dip: Serve the dressing as a dip for vegetables, crackers, or wings.
  3. Sauce: Use the dressing as a sauce for grilled meats, such as steak or chicken.
  4. Sandwich spread: Spread the dressing on a sandwich for added flavor and creaminess.
  5. Topping: Drizzle the dressing over a baked potato or grilled/roasted vegetables.
  6. With Buffalo chicken dishes: We love pairing Blue Cheese Dressing with any and all Buffalo chicken dishes. Drizzle on these Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps, or use it as a dipping sauce for these Buffalo Chicken Tenders.

STORAGE

Storing Leftovers

Blue Cheese Dressing can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. You may also want to stir the dressing before using it again–sometimes the ingredients separate over time.

If you find that the dressing has become too thick, add a little bit of buttermilk to thin it out again. If it’s too thin, simply mix in a little bit more crumbled blue cheese or mayonnaise. This will help keep the dressing fresh and at the perfect consistency.

Image of the Blue Cheese Dressing poured over a wedge salad

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Blue Cheese Dressing

5 from 1 vote
This Blue Cheese Dressing recipe is creamy, tangy, and downright delicious! Made with crumbled blue cheese, buttermilk, mayonnaise, sour cream, white wine vinegar, and fresh lemon, it's the perfect blend of flavor and texture. Whether you prefer a smooth or chunky texture, this dressing is versatile and easy to make. So jazz up your lunchtime salad or add a touch of excitement to your dinner party spread, because this dressing is the perfect addition to any meal!
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Blue Cheese Dressing

5 from 1 vote
This Blue Cheese Dressing recipe is creamy, tangy, and downright delicious! Made with crumbled blue cheese, buttermilk, mayonnaise, sour cream, white wine vinegar, and fresh lemon, it's the perfect blend of flavor and texture. Whether you prefer a smooth or chunky texture, this dressing is versatile and easy to make. So jazz up your lunchtime salad or add a touch of excitement to your dinner party spread, because this dressing is the perfect addition to any meal!
Course condiment, Salad
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Keyword Blue Cheese Dressing
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 9 servings (1 cup, 2 tbsp)
Chelsea Lords
Calories 162kcal
Cost $2.32

Ingredients

  • cup (~2 oz.) crumbled blue cheese (Note 1)
  • cup buttermilk
  • cup mayonnaise like Best Foods (Note 2)
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon each garlic powder and white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Fine sea salt & pepper
  • Optional: 1 tbsp. finely minced fresh chives

Instructions

  • BLUE CHEESE: Measure ⅓ cup of blue cheese by packing it tightly in a measuring cup. Add to a medium-sized bowl. Mash the blue cheese and buttermilk together with a fork until it resembles large-curd cottage cheese.
  • FINISH DRESSING: Add in remaining dressing ingredients. Season to taste with salt & pepper (I add 1/4 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper). If desired, add in fresh minced chives. Stir until well combined. Taste and adjust to personal preference. Cover dressing and refrigerate until ready to use. Stir again before using.
    If you'd rather have a smooth dressing, blend everything except the chives together. Stir through chives after blending.
  • STORAGE: Blue Cheese Dressing can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Stir the dressing before using it again, as the ingredients can separate over time.
    If you find that the dressing has become too thick, you can add a little bit of buttermilk to thin it out again. If it's too thin, simply mix in a little bit more crumbled blue cheese or mayonnaise. This will help keep the dressing fresh and at the perfect consistency.

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Recipe Notes

Note 1: Blue cheese: This is the key ingredient that gives the dressing its signature flavor. Look for a high-quality, crumbly blue cheese such as Roquefort, Gorgonzola, or Stilton.
Note 2: Mayonnaise: Use a good mayonnaise; the better the mayo, the better the dressing will taste. I love Hellman’s/Best Foods®.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 247mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 0.002g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 0.1mg

We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed.

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