Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

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 topping was based purely on my experiences with the store-bought bottled variety of Blue Cheese dressing, and I’d never known any different. To this day, the thought of it makes me a little bit sick.

I became fond of blue cheese about four years ago when I started 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 blissful and I was immediately a convert.

Although I have always been a ranch girl, I now find myself craving blue cheese dressing. The other day that craving hit, so I decided to whip up a batch at home. This recipe comes together easily and gets even better if has a little time to hang out in the fridge before serving. It’s the perfect topping for a crisp salad or plate full of spicy chicken wings.

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Yield: 1 1/4 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 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


  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.


  • This recipe is still incredibly tasty if you substitute in reduced fat mayonnaise and sour cream. Recipe for homemade blue cheese dressing adapted from Sargento Cheese.

31 Responses to “Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing”

  1. Katrina — June 17, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Great idea! Nothing like homemade dressing!


    • fran — December 30, 2012 at 6:18 pm

      you are certainly right. homemdet this dresing blue cheese is super good.

  2. Maris(In Good Taste) — June 17, 2011 at 4:12 am

    I adore blue cheese dressing and think I just found the perfect recipe! Thanks for sharing this!


  3. Amanda — June 17, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Ok, so I have eaten a salad almost every night for the last two weeks. I have given up gluten (except for cake sampling!) and this salad look SOOOOOO good!! I made BLT’s for the kids one night and threw some bacon on my pitiful lettuce and it was delicious. I have never done that before! Then seeing some nestled so sweetly on your plate just brought me to a “happy place”. :) Anywho! Rant over.


  4. Erin — June 17, 2011 at 9:45 am

    I would inhale that entire wedge of lettuce. Now.


  5. Apron Appeal — June 17, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Husbands favorite, I’m sure he’ll enjoy tweaking it to get it just how he likes it for his burger tomorrow!


  6. Julia — June 17, 2011 at 11:57 am

    I worked at a steakhouse years ago, and that got me hooked on blue cheese too. Before that, I was a, wait for it…1000 island girl. Now I only like blue cheese or balsamic. 1000 belongs on in-n-out burgers, not salads ;)


  7. Baking Serendipity — June 17, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I’m such a diehard ranch girl, it’s ridiculous. I dip everything in it! But if you say homemade bleu cheese dressing is worlds different from the store bought I just may have to try it. (I always feel weird asking for ranch with buffalo wings anyway!)


  8. Jen of My Tiny Oven — June 17, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I so wish I had this for lunch! It looks delish!


  9. Janet — June 17, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Wonder how long this would stay fresh in the fridge. Not that it won’t get eaten up soon but wondering the approximate shelf life???


  10. Pamela — June 17, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    That looks so good. I am a huge fan of blue cheese and bc dressing. It can sometimes be tough to control myself around it, that’s for sure! :)


  11. Becca H. — June 18, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Who knew that there was another person in the world like me? I have never been a lover of blue cheese dressing. The smell alone is a bit gaggy for me. However, I’m addicted to incredibly wet, spicy Buffalo chicken wings, and blue cheese is really the only dipping sauce that does them justice. Knowing what’s in the dressing makes it a WHOLE lot more palatable. Thanks, Jamie!


    • Jamie — June 18, 2011 at 9:36 pm


      If you try this, I hope you LOVE it! It would definitely be perfect on wings!


  12. How long would this stay refrigerated?
    I’m guessing it would last a week?
    Thank you for posting. Its sounds delish!!
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    • Jamie — June 19, 2011 at 11:48 am

      I would say no longer than a week. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  13. Shaina — June 24, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Blue cheese is our family favorite, and yours looks like it has just the right amount of actual blue cheese chunks in it. Can’t wait to try it out.


  14. Tristin Flint — October 15, 2011 at 9:38 am

    How long does this blue cheese dressing last as you said it taste better over time but how long?


    • Jamie — October 15, 2011 at 2:41 pm

      I would say no longer than 3 days. Thanks for stopping by.


  15. Sue Wood — January 15, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    this is an old favorite of my Dad’s…….but we always used Maytag Blue Cheese, from Newton, Iowa…….I think it would last a week, but it never was around that long…..also, never used low fat mayo, but lowfat sour cream is ok…..
    but, Sargento is great cheese, and thanks for the recipe!


  16. I googled “blue cheese dressing” and found your recipe. Just made it and it’s awesome! I’m linking this to my Facebook page so everyone can see how good it is!


  17. Kelly Leiva — September 6, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I make the same recipe, but instead of sour cream I use greek yogurt! Love it!!


  18. Tammy Nielsen — November 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    This is the best blue cheese dessing I have ever had. I added a drop of tabasco sauce to it and refridgerated it over night. Taste so much better the next day.


    • MBA — November 18, 2012 at 10:34 am

      I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for stopping by and providing your feedback – have a great day!

  19. jill — December 7, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I have made this dressing severval times, and ill continue making !! best blue chesse dressing and so easy! thanks for sharing!


  20. Ann — May 21, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    This is soooo yummy, thanks!


    • Jamie — May 22, 2013 at 10:56 am

      I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  21. Katy — September 13, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Hi there – Just found this post as I was looking for something to with my leftover blue cheese. I used plain greek yogurt also – delicious! Thanks for sharing!! Now I just need a good buffalo wing recipe… : )


  22. Trisha — October 6, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    If you add Tabasco sauce to any blue cheese dressing recipe, it makes it 100000X better and give it a little bite. :) no one will know and will ask you what your secret is! I used to work at a upscale restaurant and I always added Tabasco to the dressing when I made it and people RAVED about it. Give it a try, I promise it will be good!


    • Jamie — October 7, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      I LOVE this tip – thanks so much for sharing. I’ll definitely be trying this the next time I make blue cheese dressing. Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

  23. ~Brittany~ — October 11, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Hello I was looking to make this too but I have one question for u about the ingredients i have everything to make this but the wine vinegar i have regular vinegar would it be OK to use regular instead? an the garlic powder can I use garlic salt instead??


    • Jamie — October 13, 2016 at 5:34 pm

      Hi, Brittany! You can definitely use regular vinegar, and if you’d like to use garlic salt, don’t had the 1/2 teaspoon of salt called for in the recipe. Taste the dressing and see if it needs more salt, and add more if you like. I hope this helps! Enjoy the dressing!

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