Blue Cheese Dressing – a creamy smooth and chunky dressing made primarily with crumbled blue cheese, mayonnaise, buttermilk, sour cream and a dash of hot sauce and chives. Better than most store-bought dressings. It’s the tastiest blue cheese dressing you’ll ever have in your life!
I have had my fair share of bad experiences with blue cheese dressing or blue cheese in general. At first, I thought it came off too strong for my tastebuds. And the smell…ugh… it got my head spinning. Thankfully, THAT is history now.
This homemade dressing here made me convert and eventually I became a die-hard fan. It may sound a little exaggerated, but this one here is probably the best tasting blue cheese dressing you’ll ever have in your entire life! You need to try it to believe it!
What is Blue Cheese Dressing?
Just like this Homemade Ranch Dressing, Blue Cheese Dressing is also a popular dressing here in the U.S. and it is commonly served as dressing for Wedge Salad (which I’ll be sharing to you soon) and dips for Buffalo Wings and raw vegetables. It’s made from a crumbled blue cheese with a creamy base from mayonnaise, buttermilk and sour cream plus spices and seasonings usually like onion and garlic. Others would also call for vinegar or lemon juice and salad oil.
But my version here is waaay better than that. 😉
What is Blue Cheese?
Also called Blue Vein cheese, blue cheese is a variety of cheese that was invented by accident. Blue cheese is made from cow, sheep or goat’s milk with streaks of mold that they call Penicillium. Those streaks of green, gray, blue or black all throughout, makes the cheese’s acquired taste. It can be mild and taste like toasted hazelnuts and chocolate OR can have a strong sharp, tangy, spicy, piquant taste.
Is Blue Cheese Dressing Keto?
For those who are on a keto diet, this dressing is a great addition to your list. While I may not be a follower of this particular diet, I have read how high-fat foods puts your body in ketosis.
Blue Cheese Dressing Ingredients
Our list here might be a little longer compared to others online, but I promise you, all of these make it what it is – a one delicious dressing that you could drink straight off the jar!
The Creamy Base. Mayonnaise, buttermilk and sour cream are the creamy trio that make the base of this recipe. If you want to keep this dressing light or you forgot to buy sour cream, you may replace it with Greek or plain yogurt.
No buttermilk? You can make one at home. Simply pour 1 cup of full-fat milk in a bowl or jar, stir in 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar. Let it sit for about 5 minutes or until it curdles or thickens. Then use as directed in the recipe. The buttermilk in this recipe gives a nice little tang.
Crumbled Blue Cheese. A good quality blue cheese really goes a long way. If you want to hit the nail on the head for this recipe, try to stay away from packaged crumbled blue cheese. Instead, buy a good quality wedge of blue cheese.
Garlic and Onion. While some would prefer garlic and onion powder, this time around I’m using just the right amount of fresh onion and garlic. To fully incorporate that touch of onion flavor in this dressing, I made sure to grate them.
Hot Sauce and Worcestershire Sauce. You’ll never regret following this recipe to a “T” by also adding the hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce. I know, some of you might a bit skeptical about these. But these two actually tone down the flavor of the crumbled cheese and the creamy base and create a harmonious medley of well-balanced flavors.
How Long Does Blue Cheese Dressing Last?
Granting that there’ll be some leftover (which I doubt by the way), you can store homemade blue cheese dressing in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for about 2 weeks.
More Ways to Use Blue Cheese Dressing
Aside from being the go-to dressing for Wedge Salads, Blue Cheese Dressing can actually be used in different ways. If I missed some, please feel free to mention them in the comment section.
- make it as a sandwich spread instead of mayonnaise
- drizzle it over on juicy steaks like rib-eye steaks
- spread it over on this crusty homemade garlic bread HERE
- toss them into your potato salad or coleslaw
- make it as a dip to this Baked Chicken Tender recipe
- top your burger with a spoonful of this dressing and, of course, some extra crumbled blue cheese
- drizzle it on pizzas or as dips for pretzels
- serve with chicken wings
How To Make Blue Cheese Dressing
In a medium bowl combine mayonnaise, half of the blue cheese, sour cream or yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, salt, sugar, vinegar, black pepper, chives, hot sauce, Worcestershire and onion; either whisk with a fork or blend using a blender or mixer.
Whisk or blend thoroughly until smooth. Stir in remaining blue cheese. Pour in milk, a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency. Refrigerate for about 2 hours before serving.
Blue Cheese Dressing
- 1 cup (232 g) mayonnaise
- ½ cup (66 g) crumbled blue cheese
- ¼ cup (58 g) sour cream
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon (3 g) minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon (2.5 g) kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon (12.5 g) sugar
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) white vinegar
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon (3 g) fresh chives
- 1 teaspoon (5 g) hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon (5 g) Worcestershire
- 1 teaspoon grated onion
- ¼ cup (61 g) buttermilk
- In a medium bowl combine mayonnaise, half of the blue cheese, sour cream or yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, salt, sugar, vinegar, black pepper, chives, hot sauce, Worcestershire and onion; either whisk with a fork or blend using a blender or mixer.
- Whisk or blend thoroughly until smooth.
- Stir in remaining blue cheese.
- Pour in buttermilk, a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
- Refrigerate for about 2 hours before serving.
Tips & Notes:
- Can last for about 2 weeks in the refrigerator when sealed in an airtight container.
- If using for a blue chip dip you can make it a little thicker and a little thinner for salad dressing.
- You can use a blender to mix up the ingredients for the dressing.
- Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.