Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing (Better Than Store-Bought)
This easy homemade blue cheese dressing is better than anything you can buy at the store. It’s extra creamy and perfect to accompany a salad or use as a dipping sauce. Skip to the Easy Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing recipe
How to Make the Best Blue Cheese Dressing (or Sauce).
Better than store-bought, this blue cheese dressing is incredibly easy to make and you probably already have most of the ingredients you need in your kitchen to make it. This creamy dressing is just as easy to make as our Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, Creamy Caesar Dressing, and Homemade Italian Dressing (which doubles as a marinade)!
Here’s what you need to craft it:
sour cream and mayonnaise — For the best blue cheese dressing, use both. A combination of sour cream and mayonnaise makes the dressing even creamier. Mayonnaise can be heavy on its own. Adding sour cream will thin the dressing a bit. If you usually just use mayonnaise, try adding a little sour cream next time. It’s a game changer. If you feel like it, you can also make homemade mayonnaise. Here’s our no-fail mayonnaise recipe.
Blue Cheese — Use any blue cheese you like. We’re generally looking for something that’s not too expensive and has a rich, creamy flavor. Gorgonzola is a good option.
fresh parsley — We’re big fans of fresh herbs, so we add them to almost everything. Fresh parsley adds color and flavor to the dressing.
salt and pepper — There will be salt in the mayonnaise and cheese, but we always end up adding extra salt to the dressing to bring out the flavor. Pepper adds spice.
milk or water — Depending on how you plan to use the dressing, you may consider adding some milk or water. Without it, the dressing is thick, making it perfect for dipping. If you want it to be pourable as a salad dressing, some milk or water is the be-all and end-all.
A few seconds of stirring is enough to transform the vinaigrette into a creamy and delicious mixture.
For a lighter dressing with fewer caloriesYou can substitute light mayonnaise for mayonnaise and plain yogurt for sour cream.
How Long Does Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing Last?
Here’s the good news This easy homemade dressing will keep for about a week when refrigerated. We like to make a double serving so we can add it to salads, use it as a vegetable dressing, or serve it for dinner all week long.
In fact, there is now a jar in our fridge, ready for our favorite dishes. Here are a few suggestions for using this easy blue cheese dressing:
- Skip the store-bought dressing and use it on your favorite homemade salads. It’s especially delicious with baby lettuce, kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, peppers, cauliflower and broccoli. It also goes great with salads that add fruit (like grapes, apples, or pears).
- Substitute traditional dressing and use this Blue Cheese Dressing to make coleslaw.
- Transfer to a small bowl and use as a dipping sauce for fresh veggies, roasted veggies (like these sweet potato fries), or anything buffalo flavored. We especially love these chicken wings, buffalo chicken rice dish and baked buffalo cauliflower wings.
For more easy homemade dressings, check out our Easy Honey Mustard Dressing, Homemade Caesar Dressing, and Dreamy Tahini Dressing.
Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing (better than store bought)
This homemade blue cheese dressing is very creamy and perfect on a salad or as a dip. Depending on what you plan to use the blue cheese dressing for, you may want to add a little milk or water. Without it, the dressing is thick, making it perfect for dipping. If you want it to be pourable as a salad dressing, some milk or water is the be-all and end-all.
Makes about 1/2 cup
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1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise, try our homemade mayonnaise recipe
2 ounces crumbled blue cheese
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, optional
A pinch of fine sea salt
A pinch of freshly ground pepper
Milk, buttermilk, or water to thin the dressing, optional
Combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, blue cheese, parsley, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and stir until combined and creamy.
Use the back of a spoon to press some of the blue cheese crumbs into the sauce for even more flavor. The dressing will be thick, so it’s perfect for dipping.
For a perfect salad dressing, add a tablespoon or two of milk, buttermilk, or water. Taste and then season with additional lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Store tightly sealed in the fridge for a week.
Advice from Adam and Joanne
- Lemon juice is optional, but if you have a lemon on hand, we recommend adding lemon juice. Gives the dressing a nice fresh touch.
- Nutritional Information: The nutritional information below is an estimate. We use the USDA database to calculate approximate values.
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Nutritional value per serving: Part 1 tablespoon / calories 85 / total fat 8.2g / Saturated Fatty Acids 2.8g / cholesterol 10.7mg / sodium 149.7mg / carbohydrates 0.9g / fiber 0g / total sugar 0.1g / protein 2.1g
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