Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

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This homemade Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing is creamy and perfectly for dressing any salad with delicious blue cheese flavor.

»If you love this homemade dressing you might want to try this Easy Green Goddess Dressing or Honey Mustard Dressing.

Homemade Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

It can be difficult to find a really good, thick and creamy pre-made blue cheese dressing. Once I learned to make it at home, I never bought it pre-made again, because making it at home allows you to adjust the taste to fit your preferences.

You’ll be surprised how easy it is to make blue cheese dressing. It takes less than five minutes to whip it up. That means you can have freshly made dressing whenever you want.

Tips for Making Blue Cheese Dressing

The most important part of this dressing is the blue cheese. It’s super important to find a blue cheese that you personally really like. It doesn’t matter if it’s a dry crumbly blue cheese, or a creamier variety. – they both work for this recipe.

I use Rogue Creamery Blue Cheese from Oregon. It’s my favorite blue cheese. It’s not too pungent and it’s not too “blue”, so the dressing turns out white rather than some weird shade of green or blue.

a bowl of blue cheese dressing

Buttermilk is also an important ingredient for this dressing. Buttermilk adds a thickness with a little bit of acidity that brightens up the rich cheese. If you don’t have buttermilk, you can substitute it with heavy cream and a splash of lemon juice or just add more sour cream instead.

When you start to incorporate the blue cheese into the mix, it helps to smash some of the cheese crumbles with the back of a spoon, so they break down and can be stirred into the dressing.

I do like to keep a few chunks of blue cheese in the dressing, but at least half of it should be smashed and stirred in.

What to Serve With Blue Cheese Dressing

My favorite salad to put this homemade blue cheese dressing on is a Classic Wedge Salad. There’s something magical about blue cheese, bacon, avocado and tomatoes. It’s one of my favorite salads.

classic wedge salad recipe

We also use blue cheese dressing on our Cobb Pasta Salad. It also makes a great dip for veggies and for chicken wings. So many uses! You’ll soon be making a batch of this dressing every week!

Don’t worry if you have left over dressing. It keeps well in the refrigerator for up to a week.


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blue cheese dressing

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

This Blue Cheese Dressing is simple to make and super tasty on a salad or with chicken wings.
4.17 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 70kcal
Author: Laura Lynch


  • 2 oz blue cheese crumbled
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Mix all the ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Stir well to combine, making sure to fully incorporate the blue cheese. Some of the cheese should be mashed in, while some pieces remain whole.


Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 26mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 82IU | Calcium: 47mg

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7 thoughts on “Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

  1. Lauren Vavala | DeliciousLittleBites says:

    5 stars
    I love blue cheese dressing so much and had no idea it was so easy to make my own – this is delicious!

  2. Carrie Robinson says:

    5 stars
    This is my boyfriend’s favorite dressing! I will have to try to make this homemade version for him. 🙂

  3. Soniya says:

    Oh WOW! I didn’t know it was so easy to make blue cheese dressing at home…. Definitely not buying store bought. Making it soon.

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