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Blue Cheese Dressing

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Never get store-bought again after you taste this creamy and tangy Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe. This recipe can be done with standard pantry ingredients and is ready to serve in a half hour!

Blue Cheese Dressing

With how much cooking I do, I am constantly at the grocery store. Every day I’m thinking of new recipes to create and then head out to restock my pantry. Any time I can check something off without a trip to the store is a win for me! This home-cooked blue cheese dressing is easy with basic ingredients and much tastier than anything you’d find on a grocery shelf (not to mention, much less saturated fat).

And since I love blue cheese, I just had to make a blue cheese recipe for my blog. This turned out so creamy and rich in flavor, I don’t think I could go back to store shelf dressing if I wanted to!

Blue Cheese Dressing

Try my Olive Garden Signature Italian Dressing to save another trip to the grocery store!

Blue Cheese Dressing

What is in Blue Cheese Dressing?

While Blue Cheese does have a similar composition to Ranch Dressing, each contains completely different ingredients and flavors! Blue Cheese dressing is traditionally made with mayo and sour cream and is flavored with blue cheese crumbles, acidity, spices, and buttermilk. This is what I used in my recipe:

  • Mayonnaise.
  • Sour cream.
  • Buttermilk. I found this added a tanginess that doesn’t come from normal whole cow’s milk.
  • Blue cheese crumbles.
  • Lemon juice. 
  • Salt and pepper. 
  • Spices: garlic powder, mustard powder, onion powder, and dried dill.
  • Fresh parsley.
  • Optional but HIGHLY recommended: Liquid smoke. This stuff really brings the dressing to the next level in terms of flavor composition. If you can get your hands on this stuff, absolutely do! 

How to make Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Place the sour cream and mayonnaise in a small bowl and fold them together. All the buttermilk and lemon juice and whisk until the consistency is that of salad dressing. Add all spices, parsley, and liquid smoke and whisk until evenly mixed. Whisk in the blue cheese crumbles at the very end, to keep the dressing nice and chunky.

Let the dressing sit for at least a half hour before serving – this allows all the flavors to nicely meld together.

Blue Cheese Dressing

Recipe Variations

* If you absolutely do not want to use liquid smoke, swap it out with Worcestershire sauce. 
* Lemon juice can be replaced with another acidity, such as white wine vinegar.
* For a lighter version, swap out the Mayonnaise with light mayonnaise and swap out the sour cream with plain greek yogurt.
* There are a ton of different types of blue cheese available nowadays – use your favorite!
* If you don’t want chunky blue cheese but still want that flavor, mash up the blue cheese before mixing it in

Blue Cheese Dressing

Storage

Blue cheese dressing can be stored for up to one week in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

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How to serve Blue Cheese Dressing

Whether you want a dip or a salad dressing, this recipe will work!

blue cheese dressing
  • Serve with celery, broccoli, or carrot sticks for a tasty weeknight snack.
  • Serve atop a Wedge Salad for a light and refreshing meal.
  • Make my Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Wings and dip them in the Blue Cheese Dressing!
  • Blue Cheese can elevate any dish – serve it on your next chicken dinner to bring it to the next level.
blue cheese dressing

Blue Cheese Dressing

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Never get store-bought again after you taste this creamy and tangy Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe. This recipe can be done with standard pantry ingredients and is ready to serve in a half hour!

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 6oz Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • Juice from 1 Lemon
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Granulated Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Mustard Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Dill
  • 3 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley, Chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Liquid Smoke (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl add all ingredients and whisk until fully combined into a smooth slightly lumpy dressing. Season to taste. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving to allow all the flavors to come together.

Notes

*Makes 3 Cups

**Blue cheese dressing can be stored for up to one week in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

***For a lighter version, swap out the Mayonnaise with light mayonnaise and swap out the sour cream with plain greek yogurt.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 512mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 6g

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