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This homemade blue cheese dressing recipe is the only one you’ll need from here on out. It’s so creamy, tangy, and loaded with chunky blue cheese that you’ll want to drizzle it over everything! Forget the store-bought versions—this dressing is super easy to make and tastes even better. Whether you’re a fan of classic wedge salads, love dipping veggies, or can’t resist some buffalo wings, this dressing is the perfect accompaniment. With just a few simple ingredients and less than 10 minutes, you can enjoy the rich, restaurant-quality flavor of this blue cheese dressing.

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Elevate your salads with this rich and creamy homemade blue cheese dressing. Perfect for drizzling over wedge salads or dipping veggies and wings!

Are you a fan of creamy salad recipes? Try this macaroni salad with creamy avo dressing. Another delicious salad with a creamy base is my Hawaiian macaroni salad or this smoked potato salad.

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Why You’ll Love It

Multi-use: Beyond salads, use it as a dip, a pourable sauce, or a condiment.
Adaptable: You can easily vary the consistency according to your liking.
No preservatives: I love that making my own salad dressings means I know exactly what’s in them, and can choose to skip the preservatives.
Budget-friendly: As with most DIY dressing recipes, making your own saves on spending.

An iceberg wedge salad, featuring a wedge of crisp iceberg lettuce topped with creamy dressing, diced tomatoes, crumbled bacon, and herbs, being drizzled with more dressing.

Ingredients for Blue Cheese Dressing

A complete list of ingredients and amounts can be found in the recipe card below.

Mayonnaise: Use a rich and creamy mayonnaise that is high quality for best results.
Sour cream: If you don’t have sour cream, you can make your own by mixing cream with a little lemon juice.
Blue cheese crumbles: I recommend a good, strong-tasting blue cheese. Make your own crumbles by breaking it up with your fingers or a fork. Store-bought is fine too.
Garlic powder: You could also use a little fresh, pureed or mashed garlic.

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How To Make Blue Cheese Dressing

Combine the ingredients: Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl.
Mix well: Mix well until mixed through.

A bowl of homemade blue cheese dressing with blue cheese crumbles and a wooden spoon, placed on a marble surface with a blue napkin and a small bowl of blue cheese nearby.

Substitutions and Variations

Blue cheese varieties: Try different types of blue cheese, such as roquefort, gorgonzola or stilton.
Mayonnaise: Swap the mayo with Greek yogurt for a lighter version of the dressing.
Herby: Add chopped fresh herbs such as parsley, chives, or dill.
Sweetener: Add a touch of honey or maple syrup to balance the tanginess of the blue cheese.
Spicy blue cheese dressing: Add a little hot sauce or a pinch of cayenne pepper.
Bacon blue cheese dressing: Crumble cooked bacon into the base dressing.
Chipotle blue cheese dressing: Mix chipotle peppers in adobo sauce for a smoky and spicy version.

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Serving Suggestions

Appetizer: Serve a spread of veggie sticks or potato wedges and use the sauce as a dipping sauce. Drizzle it over this classic wedge salad or use it as a dip for peach bourbon chicken wings. It’s sensational with these chipotle wings, too.
Main: Squeeze it on burgers or serve it as a dip for the French fries. Spread it into wraps, on sandwiches, or over hasselback chicken or a NY strip steak.
Dessert: After a rich, robust dish with this dressing, end off with something a little light. I suggest something bright like lemon posset.

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How To Store Fresh Blue Cheese Dressing

Store: Keep this homemade salad dressing in an airtight container or jar for up to 7 days.
Freeze: This salad dressing is not a good recipe for freezing.

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Top Tips

Choose quality blue cheese: Choose a high-quality blue cheese with big flavor. The quality of the cheese will make a big difference to the end result.
Crumbles vs creamy: Decide whether you prefer your blue cheese dressing to be chunky with visible crumbles of cheese or smoother and creamier. Adjust the amount of mashing or blending accordingly.
Balancing flavors: Test and balance the dressing if you need to. Add more vinegar for acidity, more mayonnaise or sour cream for creaminess, and more blue cheese for a stronger flavor.
Consistency: Pay attention to the consistency of the dressing. If it is too thick, you can thin it out with some milk.
Chill before serving it: For the best flavor, chill the dressing in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. This lets the flavors meld together.

A bowl of thick, creamy dressing with crumbled blue cheese on top, made from a homemade blue cheese dressing recipe, and a wooden spoon resting inside.

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe FAQs

How do I make the dressing smoother if I don’t like chunky blue cheese?

If you prefer a smoother consistency, you can blend the dressing in a food processor or blender until it’s a smooth dressing.

Can I make this dressing vegan?

Yes, you can make a vegan version of blue cheese dressing using vegan mayonnaise, vegan sour cream, and a dairy-free alternative for blue cheese, like cashew-based cheese.

How can I adjust the thickness of the dressing?

If you find the dressing too thick, you can thin it out with a little bit of milk until you are happy with the consistency.

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Best Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

5 from 2 votes

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

By: Bella Bucchiotti
Here's a homemade blue cheese dressing recipe made pantry staples to elevate your salads. It makes a great base to add to and customize.
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 Cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 Cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 Teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions 

  • Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl.
  • Mix well until fully combined

Notes

Choose quality blue cheese: Choose a high-quality blue cheese with big flavor. The quality of the cheese will make a big difference to the end result.
Crumbles vs creamy: Decide whether you prefer your blue cheese dressing to be chunky with visible crumbles of cheese or smoother and creamier. Adjust the amount of mashing or blending accordingly.
Balancing flavors: Test and balance the dressing if you need to. Add more vinegar for acidity, more mayonnaise or sour cream for creaminess, and more blue cheese for a stronger flavor.
Consistency: Pay attention to the consistency of the dressing. If it is too thick, you can thin it out with some milk.
Chill before serving it: For the best flavor, chill the dressing in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. This lets the flavors meld together.

Nutrition

Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 0.05mg
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If you are a blue cheese dressing lover, this is the easiest recipe. Its a one-step process, made with delicious pantry staples.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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