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Best Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Homemade blue cheese dressing is much better than anything you can buy at the store. This sauce is soft, hot, and completely watery!

Making your own seasonings is so easy and better for you! Try these popular home recipes like Taco Seasoning, Alfredo Sauce, and Cheese Sauce to start.

Creamy homemade blue cheese dressing in a jar.

Easy Blue Cheese Dressing

Most people either love or dislike blue cheese. However, this homemade blue cheese dip can turn people off. It’s soft, spicy, and full of flavor. If you do it yourself, that means you can control the amount of blue cheese and its type as well by making it exactly the way you want it.

Sour cream and buttermilk add perfect softness and richness. Mayonnaise balances it all. I will really love this dressing!

Like most items, homemade sauces are better than store-bought. Just like this dressing for the ranch, Caesar, and Greek salads, a blue cheese dressing made from scratch is BETTER!

Store-bought bandages are full of additives and preservatives to keep them stable on the shelf and last longer. They can actually leave a bad taste in your mouth and just be tasted. Making sauces at home is easy, straightforward, and very tasty.

Ingredients for Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

There are several types of blue cheese to choose from. I explain below. Everyone will work on this recipe. It’s up to you which one you prefer.

  • Blue Cheese Crumbles: Some blue cheeses will come in a block, or already crumbled.
  • Buttermilk: If you do not have buttermilk on hand make some in a few minutes with a few simple ingredients. Find the recipe HERE.
  • Sour Cream: Low fat or full-fat work perfectly with this blue cheese dressing.
  • Mayonnaise: You can also use low-fat mayo here too.
  • Parsley: Fresh parsley finely chopped.
  • Garlic Powder: Provides just a hint of flavor.
  • Salt and Pepper: Add to taste.

How to Make Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

It’s very fast and easy and takes about 5 minutes or less. Perfect when you are in a hurry.

  • Mash: In a small bowl, add blue cheese and buttermilk. Crush the crumbs with a fork.
  • Combine: add sour cream, mayonnaise, parsley, garlic powder, and salt and pepper, stir. Add more buttermilk if you want a thinner texture.

Mashing the blue cheese with the buttermilk in a bowl.

Types of Blue Cheese and Which to Use

In fact, there are several types of blue cheese in the blue cheese family, some are softer and some are stronger. It all depends on what you like. If you’re not sure which to choose, most stores sell plain blue cheese, which is softer than stilton but stronger than gorgonzola. And they all have great taste!

  • Roquefort: This blue cheese is the most aromatic of the varieties and it’s soft and crumbly. It comes from France and is made from sheep’s milk. If you like strong flavors, this is for you.
  • Stilton: This blue cheese made from cow’s milk originates from England. It is strong and ranks second on the strong taste scale.
  • Gorgonzola: Originating from Italy, this is a popular flavor among Americans. Also made from cow’s milk which has a softer and creamier taste. It’s a favorite for baking because it’s easier to melt and tastes better.
  • American blue cheese: There are several companies that make blue cheese in America. This cheese is also made from cow’s milk and is gaining popularity, although they are still trying to include it in the same category as European blue cheese. They tend to be somewhere in between Stilton and Gorgonzola blue cheeses when it comes to taste.

Adding the rest of the ingredients to the clear bowl.

Tips For the Best Blue Cheese Dressing

With incredible flavor and texture, this is going to be a family favorite!

  • Mash: If you like the taste of blue cheese but don’t want to eat it in large portions, don’t forget to mash it well. Mixing it well will help better distribute the flavors. If you like the chunks, mash them less.
  • Buttermilk:  Add more or less buttermilk depending on how thin or thick you like your dressing.
  • Let it sit: The blue cheese sauce will improve over time. Leave the bandage for at least 8 hours and preferably overnight. Trust me, the key to this fantastic sauce, you have to let these flavors melt together. This will make a huge difference in taste.
  • Storing: Keep your blue cheese dressing in a tightly sealed jar or container in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.

Whisking the dressing ingredients together.

How to Serve The Best Blue Cheese Dressing Ever!

Apart from just eating it with a spoon, there are several popular ways to serve this soft, creamy blue cheese dip.

  • Vegetables: If you don’t want to take the time to do something special and want to try the amazing blue cheese flavor, grab some veggies and dive in! Carrots, celery, peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, peas, and jicama are some of our favorites.
  • Wings: Buffalo wings and blue cheese sauce should go together. Try sticky honey garlic buffalo wings, buffalo cauliflower (yes, that’s amazing), or air frying wings.
  • Salad:  Wedge salad with bacon and tomatoes is a classic
  • Top it: From steaks to potatoes, the blue cheese sauce can transform a dish from delicious to impressive. If you think it’s gonna taste good, maybe it will!

A wedge salad with blue cheese dressing and toppings.

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Homemade blue cheese dressing is much better than anything you can buy at the store. This sauce is soft, hot, and completely watery!
Course Dressing
Cuisine American
Keyword blue cheese dressing, cheese dressings, Homemade blue cheese dressing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 16 Ounces
Calories 85kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 Ounces Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • 1/3 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup Sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Parsley chopped
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, add the blue cheese and buttermilk. Crush the crumbs with a fork.
    blue cheese dressing
  • Add sour cream, mayonnaise, parsley, garlic powder, and salt and pepper, stir. Add more buttermilk if you want a thinner texture.
    blue cheese dressing

Notes

  • Carbohydrates 1g
  • Protein 2g (4%)
  • Fat 8g (12%)
  • Saturated Fat 3g (15%)
  • Trans Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 11mg (4%)
  • Sodium 153mg (6%)
  • Potassium 35mg (1%)
  • Fiber 1g (4%)
  • Sugar 1g (1%)
  • Vitamin A 118IU (2%)
  • Vitamin C 1mg (1%)
  • Calcium 49mg (5%)
  • Iron 1mg (6%)
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and estimates only. Each recipe and nutritional value will depend on the brand you use, the measurement method, and the household serving size.

Bottom Line:

That’s all from my side about Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing. I hope you liked this little effort of mine. Do let me know your opinion about this blog in the comments section. Was it helpful for you or not? You can also contact us on our social handles if you want us to write on another recipe. Here are our social Handles i.e FacebookPinterestTwitter. Till next time Sayonara.

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