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Make your salad perfect with this rich homemade blue cheese dressing recipe. It has a nicely balanced flavor, and a deliciously creamy, chunky texture.


Why buy store-bought when you can make delicious blue cheese dressing at home? This blue cheese dressing is easy to make in just a few minutes — and it's so much better than the bottled stuff. 

What Is Blue Cheese Dressing?

Blue (or bleu) cheese dressing is a popular salad dressing and dipping sauce. Every home cook has their own recipe, but it usually features the following ingredients: blue cheese, buttermilk, mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, vinegar, and simple seasonings that pack a flavorful punch.

How to Make Blue Cheese Dressing

It truly couldn't be simpler to make this easy blue cheese dressing at home. You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's what you can expect: 

Mash the blue cheese and buttermilk together with a fork until well-combined, then add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. That's it!

How to Use Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue cheese dressing is a popular choice for dressing salads, dipping chicken wings or crudites, and spreading on sandwiches or burgers as a condiment. But you can also use your homemade blue cheese dressing as an ingredient! Here are some of our most irresistible recipes that call for store-bought or homemade blue cheese dressing:

How to Store Blue Cheese Dressing

Homemade blue cheese dressing won't last quite as long as its store-bought counterpart. Transfer the dressing to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for five to seven days. 

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"Really good," according to Tom Brown. "It has a very fresh taste. It is creamy without being heavy. Not tasting all the preservatives and such one finds in bottled dressing makes this dressing the best."

"This is truly an awesome dressing," raves DONNA949599. "I served it over a simple lettuce wedge salad. My husband loved it too!"

"I love blue cheese dressing," says Sherri. "I've never made my own...I'll now never buy a bottle again. What a difference than the bottled dressing mixes. I did add a tiny dash of Worcestershire sauce and it gave me the extra 'ZING' I needed."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl, mash blue cheese and buttermilk together with a fork until mixture resembles large-curd cottage cheese. Stir in sour cream, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, and garlic powder until well blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper.



Whole milk may be used in place of buttermilk for a milder flavor. Dressing may be refrigerated in an air-tight container for up to two weeks.

Nutrition Facts

93 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 1.1g; fat 8.6g; cholesterol 14.1mg; sodium 251.3mg. Full Nutrition