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Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing is creamy and tangy. Forget store-bought salad dressings; this homemade version is easy to make and tastes so much better.

Mixed salad dressed with blue cheese dressing

I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but all I’ve been wanting to eat is salad.

From wedge salads and simple grilled chicken salads to Greek-style topped with gyro meat, I’ve been whipping up salads for lunch and dinner all month long.

Now that Elle is back in school, having a few of these quick and easy dinner salads in my repertoire makes weeknight meals a breeze.

I’m even known to forgo the grilling situation for shredded rotisserie chicken from Costco. Seriously, it couldn’t be easier.

To top these salads, I definitely have a fridge full of dressings because everyone seems to love something different around here.

There’s fruit-infused vinaigrettes, a variety of ranch flavors, even poppyseed and thousand island. But there’s one style of bottled dressing you’ll never find in my fridge – blue cheese dressing.

If I’m honest, I loathe the stuff. Doesn’t matter which brand, trust me, I’ve probably tried it, they are just a no go for me.

Salad dressed with blue cheese dressing next to blue cheese and a bottle of dressing

WHY HOMEMADE DRESSING IS SO MUCH BETTER

You know how sometimes you have a preconceived notion of a random food item, and refuse to touch it based on that preconception? That was me and blue cheese dressing.

My scorn for the popular salad dressing was based purely on my experiences with the store-bought bottled variety of blue cheese dressing, and I’d never known any different.

Ingredients for homemade blue cheese dressing in bowls, ready to mix

To this day, the thought of it makes me a little bit sick.

I became fond of blue cheese many years ago when I was working part time as a server at a local high end steak house. One of my coworkers coerced me into trying the homemade blue cheese dressing.

I succumbed to the peer pressure and dipped the corner of carrot stick into the thick, creamy concoction and was fully prepared to wince in disgust. But it was delish and I was immediately a convert.

Homemade blue cheese dressing in a bowl with blue cheese crumbles

Like with my salted caramel sauce or funfetti cupcakes, it didn’t take long to figure out that the store-bought stuff can’t even hold a candle to the homemade version.

Homemade blue cheese dressing on a mixed greens salad

HOW DO YOU MAKE BLUE CHEESE DRESSING?

Although I have always been a ranch girl, I now find myself craving blue cheese dressing.

Luckily, homemade blue cheese dressing comes together easily and only gets better as it hangs out in the fridge, so I always make enough to last for a few days!

Bottle of blue cheese dressing next to a bowl of blue cheese dressing

Truly, this recipe couldn’t be easier. Just whisk together the mayo, sour cream, milk, and a few other ingredients to add some tang. Then fold in the blue cheese!

Since you’re making this at home, you can use a super mild or a super funky blue cheese. Some people love that funk and others don’t, but with this recipe you hold all of the power.

Summer salad dressed with homemade blue cheese dressing next to a bottle of blue cheese dressing

HOW CAN YOU SERVE THIS RECIPE?

There are plenty of ways to enjoy your homemade dressing! Try it:

Close up of a salad dressed with blue cheese dressing

If you’ve been skeptical of blue cheese dressing, give this recipe a try! I know that this homemade version will convert you and your family into blue cheese fans.

Salad dressed with homemade blue cheese dressing and blue cheese crumbles

Homemade blue cheese dressing on a mixed greens salad

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Yield: 1 1/4 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing is creamy and tangy. Forget store-bought salad dressings; this homemade version is easy to make and tastes so much better.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz.) crumbled blue cheese

Instructions

  1. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream and milk in small bowl; mix until smooth. Stir in vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, salt, pepper and garlic powder until well blended. Fold in cheese.
  2. Transfer to container with tight-fitting lid. Chill until serving time. Stir well before serving.

Notes

  • This recipe is still incredibly tasty if you substitute in reduced fat mayonnaise and sour cream.
  • Recipe for homemade blue cheese dressing originally adapted from a recipe from Sargento Cheese.
Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving Calories 93Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 9mgSodium 196mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 1g

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Erin Buzecky

Saturday 15th of August 2020

Question: what is the shelf life for homemade blue cheese dressing in an air tight container? I made mine with greek yogurt...thanks

Jamie

Sunday 16th of August 2020

Hello! I would use it within a week. Hope this helps! Jamie

Debbie DeNeumoustier

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

OMG this is the best blue cheese recipe ever. I put a little more vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. EXCELLENT!

Jamie

Monday 27th of July 2020

So happy to hear you enjoyed the dressing, Debbie! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback! -Jamie

David

Tuesday 7th of January 2020

This recipe kicks butt! I added more blue cheese, garlic and white wine vinegar in addition to more blue cheese! It turned out Fantastic! Thanks a bunch.

Stephanie

Monday 11th of November 2019

Love the recipe - trying it out for Thanksgiving! The salad pic looks delicious as well. What are the ingredients? (Dressing and layering hide some of the details.) Thanks!

Jamie

Wednesday 20th of November 2019

So happy to hear you enjoyed the dressing, Stephanie! Honestly I just made the salad with whatever was in my fridge at the time, so I don't even remember everything that went into it. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback! -Jamie

debra

Wednesday 28th of August 2019

I saw your bleu cheese dressing recipe. You might like to try my technique.....I make bleu cheese and ranch dressing at home. When it's salad time I take equal amounts of each in a saucer, whip them together and use this on my salad. ALSO, I will put my homemade catalina in a saucer and a lesser amount of italian with it for a treat. I will also use ranch dressing as a replacement for mayo on sandwiches that have sturdy breads. I enjoy your site.

Jamie

Thursday 29th of August 2019

Thanks so much for stopping by, Debra! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Happy Baking! -Jamie

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