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Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing: Better Than Steakhouse

You'll love today's savory homemade blue cheese dressing recipe. If you've ever dined at a steakhouse and fallen in love with their creamy, tangy blue cheese dressing, you're in for a treat. 

You won't believe how easy it is to whip up a dressing that rivals the best steakhouses in town in just a few minutes!

How to Make Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing 

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A jar of blue cheese dressing beside a plate with a wedge salad.

Whether you're planning a classic wedge salad, want a perfect dip for your buffalo chicken wings, or simply crave the rich flavor of blue cheese on your greens, this recipe is your ticket to a tasty delight.

Why You'll Love This Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

It's Creamy and Tangy:  This dressing strikes the perfect balance between creamy mayonnaise, tangy sour cream, and the distinct sharpness of blue cheese. It's a flavor explosion in every bite.

Quick and Easy to Make: With just a handful of ingredients and a few minutes of your time, you can create a dressing that tastes like it's straight from a restaurant kitchen.

It's Versatile: Use it as a salad dressing, a dip for fresh veggies, or a topping for your favorite burgers. It's a versatile condiment that elevates any dish.

Customizable: I encourage you to adjust the ingredients to your taste. Love extra blue cheese? Go ahead and add more. Want it a bit tangier? A splash more of lemon juice will do the trick.

Which Blue Cheese Should You Choose?

Choosing the right blue cheese for your dressing is crucial. Different varieties offer unique flavors and textures. Here's a quick guide to help you decide:
A wedge of blue cheese


Roquefort: Known for its creamy texture and strong, tangy flavor, Roquefort is a classic choice. It crumbles easily and blends well into dressings.

Gorgonzola: Creamy and slightly milder than Roquefort, Gorgonzola is a good option if you prefer a less intense blue cheese flavor.

Stilton: Stilton cheese is rich, crumbly, and has a robust, complex flavor. It can add depth and character to your dressing.

Maytag: Maytag blue cheese is known for its creamy texture and sharp flavor. It's often used in upscale dishes and dressings.

Danish: Danish blue cheese is enjoyed for its robust flavor and creamy texture. If you like the tangy, sharp, and slightly spicy notes of blue cheese, you'll likely appreciate the distinctive qualities of Danish blue cheese. It's a cheese that adds character and depth to a variety of dishes and is a favorite among blue cheese enthusiasts.

I recommend you visit your local cheese shop to get recommendations for the best blue cheese.
A display case full of different cheeses at a cheese shop.

How to Make Blue Cheese Dressing

Here's a simple recipe for homemade blue cheese dressing made with mayonnaise that's perfect for drizzling over a classic wedge salad:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, choose your favorite brand
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese, a variety you like
  • 2 T Buttermilk, more or less depending on your desired thickness
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1. Prepare the Blue Cheese: Crumble the blue cheese into a bowl. You can use a fork to break it up into smaller pieces.

2. Combine Ingredients: In a separate mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, lemon juice, minced garlic, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix them together until the mixture is smooth and well combined.

3. Add Blue Cheese: Gently fold the crumbled blue cheese into the mixture. Use a spatula or the back of a fork to incorporate the blue cheese into the dressing. Don't overmix; you want to keep some chunks of blue cheese for texture.

4. Season: Taste the dressing and season it with salt and freshly ground black pepper to your liking. Keep in mind that blue cheese can be salty, so you may not need much additional salt.

5. Chill: For the best flavor, refrigerate the dressing for at least an hour before serving. This allows the flavors to meld together.

6. Serve: Once chilled, your homemade blue cheese dressing is ready to serve. It's perfect for drizzling over a crisp wedge of iceberg lettuce, along with bacon bits, cherry tomatoes, and additional blue cheese crumbles.

Wedges of iceberg lettuce and cherry tomatoes in a bowl.

7. Store: Jars like these are perfect for storing your dressing. Any leftover dressing can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Enjoy your homemade blue cheese dressing on your wedge salad – it's sure to add a rich and tangy flavor to your dish!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this dressing in advance?

Absolutely! In fact, allowing the flavors to meld together in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight can enhance the taste. Just keep it in an airtight container until you're ready to use it.

Can I adjust the thickness of the dressing?

Yes, you can easily adjust the thickness by adding more or less buttermilk. For a thicker dressing, use less buttermilk, and for a thinner consistency, add a bit more.

I don't have any buttermilk.  Can  I substitute?

Yes, the buttermilk adds a little tang and thins the dressing.  Just add a little more sour cream and lemon juice. Be sure to taste to get the flavor profile you want.

Is it possible to make a lighter version of this dressing?

Certainly! You can opt for reduced-fat mayonnaise and sour cream if you're looking to cut down on calories without sacrificing flavor.

Can I just buy blue cheese crumbles?

Yes, you can absolutely use blue cheese crumbles from the grocery store as a convenient alternative to whole blue cheese in recipes like salads or dressings. Using blue cheese crumbles is especially handy when you need to sprinkle them over salads, top a burger, or incorporate them into dips or dressings. 

If you're looking to create an attractive presentation or if you prefer larger chunks of blue cheese in your dish, you might still opt for whole blue cheese and crumble it yourself.

Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

wedge salad dressing, blue cheese dip, blue cheese sauce
condiment, dressing
American
Yield: 4
Author: Donna Urso
Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

A creamy, savory blue cheese dressing perfect on a wedge, as a dip, or a sauce for your burger or wings.
Prep time: 15 MinTotal time: 15 Min

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix the ingredients together in a Jar with a lid.
  2. Stir until well combined. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  3. Store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Notes

Chill for several hours for best flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

256.7

Fat (grams)

26.43 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

6.44 g

Carbs (grams)

2.28 g

Fiber (grams)

0.05 g

Net carbs

2.22 g

Sugar (grams)

1.31 g

Protein (grams)

2.73 g

Sodium (milligrams)

597.54 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

27.39 mg

Nutritional information is approximate.

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