Recipe Overview

Why you’ll love it: This is the best blue cheese dressing you’ll ever have and it’s so easy to make! It’s perfect as a dip or to top a salad.

How long it takes: 10 minutes
Equipment you’ll need: small bowl, whisk
Servings: makes 1 ½ cups

Wedge salad with blue cheese dressing, crouton crumbles, and tomatoes.
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The piquant taste of blue cheese stars in this creamy dressing that is perfect with buffalo wings or on a wedge salad. Homemade blue cheese dressing is a breeze to stir up and you’ll love making it yourself.

This dressing is one of those foods that people either love or hate. There’s just no in-between with blue cheese. I think it may be an acquired taste which I admit I’m still working on. Many of you have been asking me for a blue cheese dressing recipe so here it is! I think you’re going to love it. My mom sure does!

About This Blue Cheese Dressing

Homemade dressing is just so much better. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: If you haven’t tried making your own dressing yet, please give it a try. Homemade is so easy and it’s healthier (no additives!), more economical, and much fresher tasting. I’ll say the same thing for homemade croutons; once you’ve tried them, you’ll never go back to store bought.

Doesn’t skimp on the blue cheese. Have you ever purchased a bottle of blue cheese dressing and been sorely disappointed by the lack of actual cheese in it? Sometimes you’re lucky to get one or two tiny little pieces on your salad. Huge disappointment! With homemade dressing, you can add as much or as little blue cheese as you like. Go ahead and load it up!

Perfectly balanced. This recipe combines sour cream and mayonnaise for a tangy, rich tasting dressing. White wine vinegar adds a sweet note but not overtly, just a hint. Fresh parsley gives the dressing lots of fresh flavor. This blue cheese dressing has completely won me over!

Blue cheese dressing on a small white ladle.

More About Blue Cheese

Blue cheese is a ripened cheese with blue or green veins of mold running through it. It has a sharp pungent flavor. There are many varieties but the most common varieties are French roquefort, Italian gorgonzola, English stilton, and Spanish cabrales.

What’s in blue cheese dressing?

  • Blue Cheese – Of course! It’s the star of the show. Crumble your own or buy pre-crumbled. We tested both types with similar results so use whichever kind you prefer.
  • Sour Cream & Mayonnaise – These two ingredients are the backbone of the dressing and give it a creamy texture. If you’re looking for a lower-calorie version, use plain yogurt instead of sour cream. We tested the dressing both ways and found the flavor of sour cream to be superior, but you can definitely substitute yogurt and still have a tasty dressing.
  • White Wine Vinegar – The vinegar adds a little tang. You could also use white distilled vinegar if that’s all you have, but we prefer the smoother taste of the white wine vinegar. It has just a tinge of sweetness that balances the sharp cheese.
  • Seasonings – The blue cheese has a lot of flavor on its own but it is complemented by salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Fresh Parsley – Adding finely chopped fresh parsley really makes this dressing stand out.

How To Serve Blue Cheese Dressing

Wedge salads: This creamy salad dressing dressing is great on almost any green salad but especially a simple wedge salad, as pictured. Wedge salads are a perfect marriage of flavors and texture, so fresh and elegant. A wedge salad is easy to make. Start with a thick wedge of crisp iceberg lettuce, add a drizzle of tangy blue cheese dressing, and top with crumbled bacon, juicy chopped tomatoes, and a sprinkle of fresh green parsley. 

Buffalo wings: You can’t serve buffalo wings without celery sticks and blue cheese dip, right? For vegetarians, be sure to try air fryer buffalo cauliflower bites.

Sandwiches and wraps: I like to drizzle creamy blue cheese dressing on crockpot buffalo chicken sandwiches or pretty much any sandwich or wrap. It also is perfect with this roasted vegetable wrap.

As a dip: Serve blue cheese dressing with air fryer sweet potato fries. Yum! Blue cheese dip is a great alternative to veggie dip, too. Serve it with your favorite crudités.

Roasted vegetables: Blue cheese dressing will enhance the flavor of any roasted vegetable but it’s particularly tasty on roasted potatoes. Try it on roasted turnips, roasted carrots, or roasted radishes, too.

Baked potatoes: Instead of the usual sour cream and chives on your baked potato, try blue cheese dressing. It’s so good! Try oven baked potatoes, air fryer baked potatoes, or Instant Pot baked potatoes.

Recipe Variations

Like any dressing recipe, you can play around with the ingredients and make the dressing to your taste. That’s the beauty of homemade. Like I mentioned earlier, add as much blue cheese as you like. Omit the fresh parsley, or add chopped fresh dill instead, or another fresh herb of your choice. Swap out sour cream and use yogurt for a lower fat version. I personally love to add lots of coarsely ground black pepper.

Storage Tips

Homemade blue cheese dressing is best served immediately. It tends to get a thinner texture if you make it ahead, especially if you use yogurt instead of sour cream. If you do have leftovers, store them in the fridge in a tightly covered container for up to 3 days.

Please say after me, “Homemade dressing is so much better.” And if you’re not in the blue cheese camp yet, I have lots more homemade dressing recipes for you!

Homemade Dressing Recipes

Recipe

Blue Cheese Dressing

5 from 7 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
This creamy homemade blue cheese dressing is loaded with chunks of pungent blue cheese and is perfect as a dip or to top a salad. Blue cheese lovers, this one's for you!
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Ingredients 

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese (about 3 oz.)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon coarse ground black pepper, more to taste
  • milk, optional

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl, whisk together sour cream, mayonnaise, blue cheese, parsley, vinegar, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Taste and season as desired.
    ½ cup sour cream, ¼ cup mayonnaise, ½ cup crumbled blue cheese, 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley, 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, more to taste, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, ⅛ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper, more to taste
  • Add milk as needed for the desired consistency. If you're serving it as a dip, omit milk.
    milk, optional
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

  • Makes 1 ½ cups. 
  • Lower calorie dressing: To reduce calories, use plain unflavored yogurt or Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. With nonfat plain Greek yogurt and light mayonnaise, each serving (2 tablespoons) contains 37 calories and 3 grams fat. Dressing will be thinner and more tangy.
  • Storage: The dressing should be refrigerated in an airtight container. It will keep for up to 3 days. The dressing tends to get a bit watery especially if you substitute yogurt. Stir well before serving.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoons, Calories: 71kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 146mg, Potassium: 30mg, Fiber: 0.02g, Sugar: 0.4g, Vitamin A: 134IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 40mg, Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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4 Comments

  1. michelle says:

    5 stars
    Yummy, creamy, delicious. Hade everything on hand. Used tarragon instead of parsley. Will make this again. Made alot of dressing so I will half it next time, rather make it fresh everytime but that is just me.

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      So happy you liked it! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!

  2. denise says:

    sounds perfect.

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      It really is! We tested it at least 5 times!