Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

This easy homemade blue cheese dressing is better than anything you can buy at the store. It’s extra creamy and perfect for tossing with salad or used as a dipping sauce.

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Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe Video

Related: We also love this amazing homemade ranch dressing.

How to Make the Best Blue Cheese Dressing (or Dip)

This better than store-bought blue cheese dressing is incredibly simple to make and you probably already have most of the ingredients you need to make it in your kitchen. This creamy dressing is just as easy to make as our buttermilk ranch dressing, this creamy Caesar and our homemade Italian vinaigrette (which doubles as a marinade)!

Blue Cheese Dressing with celery

Here’s what you will need to make it:

Sour cream and mayonnaise — For the best blue cheese dressing, use both. A combination of sour cream and mayonnaise make the dressing extra creamy. Mayonnaise can be heavy by itself. Adding sour cream lightens up the dressing a bit. If you’re used to only using mayonnaise, try adding a bit of sour cream next time. It’s a game changer. If you’re in the mood, you can make homemade mayo, too. Here’s our no-fail mayonnaise recipe. (We use the same combination of mayo and sour cream to make this creamy honey mustard sauce.)

Blue cheese — Use a blue cheese that you love. We usually go for something that isn’t too expensive and that tastes rich and creamy. Gorgonzola is a good option.

Blue cheese dressing ingredients

Fresh parsley — We’re big fans of fresh herbs, so we add them to just about everything. Fresh parsley adds both color and flavor to the dressing.

Salt and pepper — There will be some salt in the mayonnaise and cheese, but we always end up adding some additional salt to the dressing to make the flavor pop. Pepper adds some spice.

Milk or water — Depending on what you plan to use the dressing for, you might consider adding a little milk or water. Without it, the dressing is thick, which makes it perfect for dipping. If you want it to be pourable like a salad dressing, a splash of milk or water is the key.

Just a few seconds of stirring turns the dressing into a creamy and delicious mixture.

For a lighter dressing with fewer calories, you can swap the mayonnaise for light mayo and the sour cream for plain yogurt.

How Long Will Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing Last

Here’s the great news, this easy homemade dressing lasts for about a week when stored in the fridge. We love making a double batch so we can add it to salads, use a veggie dipping sauce, or spoon onto dinners throughout the week.

In fact, there’s a jar of it in our fridge now ready to be used in our favorite dishes. Here are a few suggestions for how to use this easy blue cheese dressing:

  • Skip store-bought salad dressing and use it on your favorite homemade salads. It’s especially delicious with baby greens, kale, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, sweet bell peppers, cauliflower, and broccoli. It’s also excellent with salads where you add fruit (like grapes, apples or pear).
  • Swap out the traditional dressing and use this blue cheese dressing to make coleslaw.
  • Add to a small bowl and use as a dipping sauce for fresh vegetables, roasted veggies (like these sweet potato fries), or anything buffalo flavored. We especially love these chicken wings, this buffalo chicken rice bowl, and these baked buffalo cauliflower wings.

For more easy homemade salad dressings, take a look at our easy honey mustard dressing, this homemade Caesar salad dressing and our dreamy tahini sauce.

Blue Cheese Dressing with celery and peas

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

  • PREP

This easy homemade blue cheese dressing is extra creamy and perfect for tossing with salad or used as a dipping sauce. Depending on what you plan to use the blue cheese dressing for, you might consider adding a little milk or water. Without it, the dressing is thick, which makes it perfect for dipping. If you want it to be pourable like a salad dressing, a splash of milk or water is the key.

Makes about 1/2 cup

Watch Us Make the Recipe

You Will Need

1/4 cup sour cream

1/4 cup mayonnaise, try our homemade mayonnaise recipe

2 ounces crumbled blue cheese

1 tablespoon minced parsley

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, optional

Pinch fine sea salt

Pinch fresh ground pepper

Milk, buttermilk or water to thin out the dressing, optional


    1Combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, blue cheese, parsley, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and stir until well blended and creamy.

    2Use the back of a spoon to press some of the blue cheese crumbles into the sauce for even more flavor. The dressing will be thick, which makes it perfect for dips.

    3For a pourable dressing that’s perfect for salads, stir in a tablespoon or two of milk, buttermilk or water. Taste then adjust with additional lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

    4Keep, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for one week.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • Lemon juice is optional, but if you have a lemon on hand, we recommend adding some lemon juice. It adds a lovely fresh pop of flavor to the dressing.
  • Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA database to calculate approximate values.

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Nutrition Per Serving Serving Size 1 tablespoon / Calories 85 / Total Fat 8.2g / Saturated Fat 2.8g / Cholesterol 10.7mg / Sodium 149.7mg / Carbohydrate 0.9g / Dietary Fiber 0g / Total Sugars 0.1g / Protein 2.1g
AUTHOR:  Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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77 comments… Leave a Review
  • Penny Karrer November 18, 2023, 9:03 pm

    This is the best blue cheese dressing I’ve ever made! I’ll be using this recipe I from now on!

  • Tetra Hailey November 16, 2023, 1:22 am

    This is a wonderful simple recipe. My husband raved and raved about how good it was. He used spoon and fingers to demonstrate his approval!

  • Lori October 22, 2023, 5:42 pm

    What made it extra yummy, was blending plenty of the bleu cheese with the other ingredients. Then I added chunks at the end. I used strong Gorgonzola, it made a huge difference. I only use lemon juice and never vinegar. This bleu cheese salad dressing is Delicious !! It reminds me of the restaurant quality I remember long ago

  • Tom Nekuda September 25, 2023, 3:20 pm

    Just made a batch of blue cheese dressing and tried it on my salad…..GOOD stuff! I won’t ever be buying dressing again – Thank you!

    • Adam September 25, 2023, 6:50 pm

      Yay! So thrilled you love the dressing 🙂

  • Alex Hanson September 7, 2023, 9:31 pm

    This Blue Cheese Dressing recipe is a delightful fusion of creamy texture and tangy flavor, making it a versatile addition to any meal. I appreciate the tips on adjusting the consistency and the practical advice about storage—it’s clear that a lot of thought has gone into making this recipe user-friendly and adaptable to individual preferences.

  • Sharon September 2, 2023, 9:32 pm

    Definitely THE BEST homemade blue cheese dressing I’ve ever made. Thank you!! Will stick with this best recipe forever 😋

  • Paula August 2, 2023, 7:07 pm

    OMG. I wasn’t sure I could do this. Yes I can follow a recipe but they don’t always turn out. This was beyond fantastic…I will never buy blue cheese dressing again. I used it as a dipping sauce for boneless chicken wings. It was fabulous

  • Maxine Sumner July 30, 2023, 10:06 pm

    I have been looking for this recipe my mom use to make this I remembered some of the ingredients but not how much to use,she passed away in 2029 and I have looked through all her cookbooks and notebooks and I couldn’t find it,thank.yo.for sharing this recipe it will be.like my mom is with.us we enjoy this recipe!

  • Terry July 30, 2023, 7:11 am

    Def needs the lemon or some vinegar to counter the creamy ingredients. I use equal parts sour cream/mayo/cheese as I LOVE bleu cheese!


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