Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

This homemade blue cheese dressing recipe is so easy, delicious, and so much better than the store-bought bottles. It’s extra creamy and perfect for salads, dipping veggies, or wings!

Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe Video

I’ve been making this incredible homemade blue cheese dressing for years and am always happy that I did! You can thin it out for salad dressing or keep it thick for dipping veggies and serving with buffalo chicken hot wings!

For more creamy salad dressings, see our creamy homemade ranch, this incredible Caesar dressing, and my favorite green goddess dressing.

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing with celery

Key Ingredients

  • Sour Cream and Mayonnaise: I use both for the best blue cheese dressing. The combination of sour cream and mayonnaise makes the dressing extra creamy. Mayonnaise can be heavy by itself, but adding sour cream lightens it up. 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 feeling adventurous, you can even make homemade mayonnaise!
  • Blue Cheese: Use a blue cheese that you love. I usually go for something that isn’t too expensive and that tastes rich and creamy. Gorgonzola is a good option.
  • Fresh Parsley: I’m a big fan of fresh herbs and add them to almost everything. Fresh parsley adds both color and flavor to our dressing.
  • Salt and Pepper: The mayonnaise and cheese will contain some salt, but I always add a pinch of salt to the dressing to make the flavor pop. Pepper adds some spice.
  • Milk (optional): Depending on what I plan to use the dressing for, I might add a little milk. If I want a thicker dressing for dipping, I’ll leave it out. But if I need a thinner, pourable salad dressing, a milk splash does the trick.

To make the blue cheese dressing, add everything to a bowl and stir! Easy and so delicious!

Blue cheese dressing ingredients

Ways to Use Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

My easy homemade dressing lasts for about a week when stored in the fridge. We love making a double batch! There’s a jar in our fridge now, ready to be used in our favorite dishes. I love it with anything buffalo flavored. Make our homemade buffalo sauce, then use it to make chicken wings, buffalo cauliflower wings, or these buffalo chicken rice bowls.

Make a classic wedge salad with iceberg lettuce, crispy baked bacon, and a generous spoonful of this homemade blue cheese dressing. It’s also perfect for spreading onto these juicy burgers and spooning over perfectly grilled steak.

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing with celery

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

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This easy homemade blue cheese dressing is extra creamy and perfect for tossing with salad or as a dipping sauce. This dressing is pretty thick, making it perfect for dipping. For a pourable salad dressing, add a splash of milk.

Makes about 1/2 cup

Watch Us Make the Recipe

You Will Need

1/4 cup mayonnaise, try our homemade mayonnaise recipe

1/4 cup sour cream

2 ounces (60g) 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

Directions

    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 perfect for salads, stir in a tablespoon or two of milk, buttermilk, or water. Taste and adjust with additional lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

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

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • Lemon juice: 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.
  • Lighter dressing: For a lighter dressing with fewer calories, you can swap the mayonnaise for light mayo and the sour cream for plain yogurt.
  • The nutrition facts provided below are estimates.
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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95 comments… Leave a Review
  • Fay July 10, 2024, 12:43 pm

    BC dressing is my absolute favorite, but I avoid it like the plague because of calorie content. Luckily, I had all the ingredients – I just put it in the fridge to let flavors meld, but the little taste I had was incredible. This is a game changer. Thank you so much!

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  • Kay June 11, 2024, 5:30 pm

    I needed blue cheese dressing in a pinch, found your recipe, followed it to a T, except no parsley in the house and it was amazingly delicious. Homemade from now on. Thank you so much.

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    • Adam June 12, 2024, 12:50 pm

      You are so welcome! 🙂

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  • Sharon May 3, 2024, 12:25 pm

    I always make homemade dressing (usually balsamic) but it didn’t occur to me to make homemade blue cheese dressing. I went to three grocery stores and could not find any bottled Blue Cheese dressing. It occurred to me that I was getting a very strong message from the universe! I tried this recipe and it is fantastic. I didn’t add any salt (we are on a no/very low salt diet) or pepper and it was perfect. Didn’t need to thin it with milk as we were using it as a dip for wings. Highly recommend.

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  • Jennifer M Quinn April 2, 2024, 7:48 pm

    This was easy and good. Thanks!

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  • Sheila Hillman March 25, 2024, 4:27 pm

    I found your website with this recipe. So glad. Thank you. I made this, used part greek yogurt, and part sour cream along with the mayo. I also blended in some Danish blue cheese with the first blend, then stirred in gorgonzola chunks. Really delicious. Great for so many things . .that is if you don’t drink it first. Ha !

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    • Joanne March 25, 2024, 5:11 pm

      Your version sounds delicious, Sheila! Thanks for sharing.

      Reply

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