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    Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

    Published January 20, 2021. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    This delicious homemade blue cheese dressing is super easy to make and is the perfect accompaniment for salad or dippers like wings and veggies.

    I always try to eat a nice big salad once a week, just to ensure I’m getting some greens in me.  While I should be eating even more salads, you have to start somewhere.  If you are a big salad fan, then definitely try using this blue cheese dressing on my Shaved Brussels Sprouts salad or Green Goddess.

    mason jar with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

    Blue Cheese Dressing

    Blue cheese dressing is a mayonnaise-based creamy dressing with crumbled blue cheese.  Its origin is a bit unknown, but the earliest recording is in the Edgewater Beach Hotel Salad book in 1928, but it was called Roquefort dressing.  Blue cheese is simply a type of Roquefort, which is the type and process of cheese that is made from ewe’s milk and matured in caves.

    When making a this you can determine how smooth, how chunky, or even how much blue cheese flavor it has.  It is a very strong flavored dressing because blue cheese is such a strong flavored ingredient.

    What Kind of Blue Cheese Should I Use?

    The higher quality blue cheese that you buy, the better the dressing will taste.  Now that does not mean the dressing will be bad if you purchase a cheaper brand, but you will be able to taste a difference.  Here are my favorite blue cheese brands:

    • Maytag
    • Point Reyes
    • Stilton
    • Danish

    How to Make it

    Follow along with these simple ingredients for how to make this delicious blue cheese dressing from scratch:

    Add the mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, sugar, Worcestershire, salt, pepper, garlic, vinegar to a large bowl,

    adding sour cream to a bowl with mayonnaise

    Whisk the ingredients until completely combined and smooth,

    whisking a blue cheese dressing in a bowl

    Add in the blue cheese crumbles and fold them into the dressing using a rubber spatula until combined.

    folding crumbled blue cheese into a bowl with mayonnaise

    Make-Ahead and Storage

    Make-Ahead: You can make this recipe up to 3 days ahead of time.

    How to Store: Cover and keep in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.

    Chef Billy Parisi

    chef notes + tips

    • You can sub out the garlic onion granules for fresh finely garlic
    • Sometimes a little hot sauce is added for a little zip into the recipe.
    • Feel free to add in more or less buttermilk to get it to the consistency you want.
    chunky blue cheese dressing in a jar

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    Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

    5 from 6 votes
    This delicious homemade blue cheese dressing is easy to make and is the perfect accompaniment for salad or dippers like wings and veggies.
    Servings: 12
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes

    Ingredients 

    • ¾ cup mayonnaise
    • ¼ cup sour cream
    • ¾ cup buttermilk
    • 2 teaspoons distilled vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 ½ teaspoon garlic granules
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1 teaspoon sea salt
    • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
    • ½ cup good crumbled blue cheese

    Instructions

    • In a large bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, vinegar, Worcestershire, garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper until completely combined.
    • Next, fold in the blue cheese gently until combined. Don’t over mix.
    • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

    Notes

    Chef Note:
    • Make-Ahead: You can make this recipe up to 3 days ahead of time.
     
    • How to Store: Cover and keep in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
     
    • You can sub out the garlic onion granules for fresh finely garlic
     
    • Sometimes a little hot sauce is added for a little zip into the recipe.
     
    • Feel free to add in more or less buttermilk to get it to the consistency you want.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 137kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 2gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 386mgPotassium: 50mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 107IUCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg
    Course: Salad
    Cuisine: American, French