Absolutely the BEST Rich and Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing Ever!
Make your salad perfect with this rich homemade blue cheese dressing recipe. It has a nicely balanced flavor, and a deliciously creamy, chunky texture.
Make your salad perfect with this rich homemade blue cheese dressing recipe. It has a nicely balanced flavor, and a deliciously creamy, chunky texture.
One of the best blue cheese dressing recipes ever. Triple or quadruptle all ingredients except the blue cheese and then add cheese to taste. You will want to keep a supply on hand.
This was awesome! I didn't have buttermilk, so I just mixed the vinegar into the milk first and let it sit for about 15 minutes to thicken. I won't be buying dressing in the jar anymore.
I made "wedge" salads last night and made this dressing to go with. I did use reduced fat mayonnaise and reduced fat sour cream but other than that I made no other adjustments. Quite good--the kids even liked it which surprized me! Next time, I'd increase the garlic powder but that's purely personal preferance. I'll use this recipe again.
I don't know about this being the BEST, but it is pretty darn good and very quick and easy to make. It is a bit thinner than other blue cheese dressings I've made, but that made it perfect for a wedge salad where I prefer a thinner dressing. Update: I've made this several times since my first review and it hasn't been thin since that first time. I'm not sure what I did differently that time, but I did want to clear that up. Also, this definitely needs to chill for several hours and overnight is even better.
I was not disappointed in this recipe! It was very good. I scaled it to 12 servings (appx 2-3 cups). I had looked at "Bills" and "Bobs" and liked things from theirs also, so I combined them with this recipe by first using only 4oz blue cheese, adding 2t Worch.sauce, 1/2t dry mustard, and cut back the white wine vinegar to 1t. I also added 1 chopped green onion and it was fantastic! My husband was very impressed. I served it over a bagged meditarranean salad mix from the grocery store. Excellent!
Absolutely delicious! I didn't change a thing! I made this to go with our homemade buffalo wings and my husband who usually doesn't dip his wings into anything - loved this.
This is an incredible bleu cheese dressing that has put my proud recipe of years to shame. I had a bleu cheese dressing recipe that turn bleu cheese haters into disciples. I highly recommend this recipe to anyone who likes bleu even in passing. I more than doubled the cheese quantity, but for me, too much of any good ingredient is just enough.
Recipes for a creamy blue cheese dressing are all over the place, most calling for some variation of sour cream/buttermilk/mayonnaise. The number of choices is mind-boggling, so at some point one finally has to say STOP looking, this is the one. I stopped with this one and whether or not I could have found one better I neither know nor care. I was completely happy with this recipe which I prepared with no changes, using Gorgonzola, an Italian blue cheese. I tasted this right after making it and loved it already. I can’t imagine how much better it will be by suppertime, when the flavors have melded and it tops a green salad with bacon and tomato! (And since Hubs detests blue cheese, it’s all mine)
Fabulous! I have another recipe that I love, but it is so thick it is more like a dip. This has the same wonderful flavor, but is thin enough to be able to mix with the salad. I stirred the vineagar into the milk to make "buttermilk." I think the next time I make it, I will process all the ingredients in the food processor, and then add another 2 ounces of blue cheese crumbles. (I guess you can tell I really like blue cheese!!)
I am not a huge fan of blue cheese dressing so I personally wouldn't know if this was "the best", however, the company that I made this dressing for loved it. One of my guests actually said, "I could just eat a whole bowl of this alone!". Thank you for the recipe!
This has a nice flavor and texture. I thought the recipe called for a little too much vinegar. I will try with just 1 teaspoon next time. Thanks for the recipe!
Subtracting a star because I personally found it too sweet - sugar is normally something I try and avoid in dressings and dips. Otherwise good flavor and consistency. I made a lot, so will probably add more cheese and mayo/buttermilk to flavor more to my liking. Also, this is an exact copy of an Americas Test Kitchen recipe, down to the directions where they explain why they chose to mash the buttermilk and cheese together. Copied cookbook recipes should at least give credit to the original creator!
Absolutely delicious... We are currently living abroad and miss great blue cheese dressing, until now! Thank you for a wonderful recipe.
This dressing is amazing!! Didn't change a thing! Can't wait to try it with wings!! Thanks for submitting!!
I am a blue cheese connoisseur. You just can't find a descent blue cheese dressing in a grocery store. This dressing is truly awesome. No changes need to be made. This will make you stand up and slap your momma! Thanks for the recipe.
I don't eat blue cheese dressing but I took this to a dinner party and there was none left. Everyone loved it and wanted to know how I made it ;)
I thought it was too sweet. Next time I'll use just a dash of sugar or more cheese. MMMMmmm, more cheese!
I love blue cheese and I really loved this dressing. The problem now is deciding wings or salad for this recipie tonight. Heck with it,it is Saturday I'll have both with some beer.
Very good - I made it even better by substituting the sour cream with Greek yogurt. Also, I added 1/2 TBL of heavy cream to create the consistency I prefer. Keeper dressing recipe!
Excellent recipe! For those that don’t like the consistency or the flavor (and you say you are blue cheese lovers), the key is in using GOOD Blue Cheese. Stilton is by far the best with the perfect amount of marbling. It also makes for a creamy consistency. The cheaper kinds tend to have been cultured too much and that’s when you get the bitter, strong taste.
I served this dressing to guests on a chilled iceberg wedge, with extra blue cheese crumbles. Everyone simply raved! It only took a matter of minutes to make. So easy and so delicious!
I don't even know if I should be reviewing this recipe because although I didn't like it at all, that was because of the strong blue cheese flavor, which as I learned when I made the recipe, I really don't like. I just wanted to warn other reviewers that it doesn't taste at all like blue cheese dressing from the bottle or at a restaurant and you should only make it if you've tasted plain blue cheese before and like it (by the way if you do like real blue cheese, you'll probably be crazy about this recipe).
I hate blue cheese! So I made this with iceberg lettuce and olive oil croutons for my boyfriend, and I took a little bit of the salad to taste- even I liked it.
This is truly an awsome dressing! I served it over a simple lettuce wedge salad. My husband loved it too!
I tried this with lemon juice instead of the vinegar and it still came out fabulous! Very good dressing.
Substitute balsamic vinegar, use less sugar, more garlic powder and add cayenne pepper. Thank me later.
This recipes title is not an exaggeration. After trying this recipe I have vowed to NEVER but premade Blue Cheese Dressing again. I did make a few minor adjustments: 1) Doubled the amount of sugar 2) Used red wine vinegar instead of white 3) Added 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley.
When I made this it was fantastic, but I made it a day in advance. Little did I know, it would be a watery disaster when I went to use it the next day! SO disappointing and what a waist of my $$! And yes, I stored it in the refrgerator overnight. I researched and found it could either be from the buttermilk or you need to store it in a glass jar. I stored it in a plastic jar. rrrrrgghhh.
Because there's just two of for dinner I end up throwing 3/4 of store bought dressing out. This is perfect. I did alter the recipe to ingrediants I had on hand. I added sweet Mirin rice wine to milk & let that sit a while and skipped the sugar and buttermilk.
This is the recipe that is on Treasure cave blue cheese, and it is fantastic! This is restaurant quality blue cheese dressing.
Yum! I did add a half-teaspoon of mustard for some tang and a tiny bit more buttermilk!
Pretty good! I liked the addition of garlic. The blue cheese flavor sinks in best after 24 hours in the fridge. This also softens up the chunks of blue cheese which is nice. I also added a dash of thyme from the garden which lent an earthy tone. Thanks for this recipe!
AWESOME. I had leftover bleu cheese and buttermilk from two different recipes I had made the night before (go figure) and I found this recipe. I love it! I followed the recipe exactly, except in the end I added more bleu cheese crumbles to stir into the dressing. It might be more expensive to make this than to buy a bottled bleu cheese dressing, however I love the idea of making EVERYTHING from scratch! That way you know EXACTLY what's going into your food. Thank you so much for the recipe! OUTSTANDING!
excellent ! i did not have buttermilk, and was going to make my own (vinegar/milk), but as the recipe calls for vinegar anyways, i just used whole milk. this recipe is outstanding, and i am so glad i doubled it ! thank you for sharing !
Followed recipe exactly except adding about 1/2 t of Worcestershire sauce. After sitting for about 4 hours it is quite good. BTW 2 1/2 ounces of blue cheese for me was about 3/4 c. Good info to know: if you use low fat sour cream or mayo the dressing will turn to liquid overnight. I used both and it didn't keep.
This is good. I think it needed a little extra salt, but other than that it was quite good. As an after thought, this is much better the next day. I highly recommend you make this a day in advance of serving.
I love blue cheese but I found this to be a bit on the bitter side. I wont make it again.
You will get no arguement from me. This is the BEST Blue Cheese Dressing Ever. Unless my taste buds are way off, this tasted more like ranch dressing with a slight blue cheese flavor. Definitely a keeper!
Loved this recipe. I didn't have buttermilk so i made my own by adding the vinegar directly to the milk and letting it stand for 10 minutes. I did not add extra vinegar to the recipe.
AWESOME! We love blue cheese and we really enjoyed this dressing. I left out the buttermilk and white wine vinegar as I didn't have any and it was still amazingly good. I will be making this recipe again only in bigger batches. Thank you LUCKYME9 for sharing such an AWESOME recipe!
This is the best I have ever made or had. But I will keep trying to improve on it.
Definitely creamy & rich! I loved the ease of making this dressing. I can't stand bottled blue cheese dressing, but I love blue cheese and this dressing is outstanding. I realized I didn't have any garlic powder so I used garlic salt instead and just left out any additional salt.
OK, I have to add my voice to the chorus of praise, here! Excellent. Made it for a simple salad of lettuce and cherub tomatoes, and my husband and I loved it! It's very rich, but most blue cheese dressings are. We will be having it frequently in the coming days, since I made enough for 4 oz. of cheese!
I just made this as the dip for my hot wings for our big superbowl party! It was fantastic we then ate the left over as dressing on salad all week.. for sure a keeper.
Simple and excellent. I made a wedge salad, with fresh cooked bacon and cherry tomatoes. Appearance was nice, taste was great. Big hit for a nice dinner party!
Made this for my wife, she was complaining about the dressing she bought at the store. She isn't complaining any more! I normally do not like blue cheese dressing, but, I have been converted. This is the best blue cheese dressing I have tasted, thanks for the recipe..
Full agreement , this is the best. I used a very creamy Stilton and used Apple Cider Vinegar and a little less sugar. It was fabulous, will use this one all the time. Easy, peasy... The Hamptons B & B
Husband loved it. This is a very easy recipe and it's so nice to know there are no preservatives in it.
I found this to be thick, creamy, rich and full of classic blue cheese 'bite' (right out of the mixing bowl, I should add - this one didn't need time to meld). I followed the recipe, but using white balsamic vinegar, which led to leaving out the sugar. My sour cream was 5% milk fat. I used 1% buttermilk and light mayonnaise as well. As I found this sufficiently rich, I'm glad I didn't choose all full fat. I believe the levels of fat in the ingredients you use will net varying results (as seems to be the case with many reviewers) depending on what combination you use. As will the quality and variety of cheese. I used a classic full strength traditional Danish blue. My combinations worked perfectly for me and this will be my standard from now on.
I would give this five stars if I had prepared as directed. However, I did not write down the recipe. I did it from memory, scaled it back and accidentally omitted the sugar. We had it on wedge salads. The next day my wife took the remainder for her salad at lunch. She came home and said to me, "You should bottle that and sell it". High praise indeed. I will make it again without the sugar. Thanks for the recipe!
I thought this was pretty good. It was definitely easy to make, but the mayo taste was a little over-powering and the dressing tasted slightly sweet in the end (from the mayo). We made it to go with buffalo wings and when combined with the buffalo wings, it tasted really really good. I think I will keep searching for a better recipe though.
This is my all-time favorite blue cheese dressing recipe. I usually put in a little extra blue cheese and sometimes a tsp of worcestershire sauce. I omit the salt since the cheese gives it as much salt as you need. This tastes fantastic right after you make it, but it's even better if you let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours.
Ok, I am THE blue cheese dressing fan, and have tried them all! This is the best homemade recipe I've tried by far! Did change it just a tad. You must double or triple it to make enough to get through the week. I used all the exact amounts for the ingredients except I cut the vinegar down to 1 tsp. You really need to try this, and use a good quality blue cheese to get the best taste from this recipe. Oh, use this dressing sparingly on your salad, as a little goes a long way. It will NOT disappoint!
Just what I was looking for, nice on a wedge salad with a little extra blue cheese crumbled on top.
SOO yummy! I doubled all ingredients and threw it in my "single serve" bullet-blender! Tastes just like the blue cheese dressing from my family's favorite restaurant that closed a few months back! Thank you, thank you!
this dressing is perfect! it is creamy, delicious and easy-I can't find buttermilk where we live (or if you don't want to buy a whole carton), so I use the same measurement of regular milk and squeeze in a bit of lemon juice. also, I have found that it stores better uncovered-if I cover it it has a tendency to get watery, but it's perfect uncovered in the fridge. YUM!
Excellent! I have alway followed the recipe, as written and I have made the dressing many, many times This is the ONLY dressing my Hubbie will use. Love it!
I made it today and I couldn't resist myself so I had it on salad! It was Amazingly tasty :) Just loved it. This dressing has real blue cheese flavor. If you don't like blue cheese please, don't try it! I followed the recipe as is and it turned out great. Its simple and takes less time to prepare the yumm dressing :) Thx, for sharing such a delicious recipe :)
This really was the BEST. My husband and I are crazy about blue cheese dressing, but I never wanted to DRINK it before! Thank you for a truly excellent recipe, Lucky! Two changes that I had to make out of necessity were to use red wine vinegar instead of white, and a heaping tsp of dry buttermilk with 3 TBSP of skim milk.
Giving this a 4. Used far more blue cheese than it called for in the recipe. Still seemed like there was something missing. Very tastey, but I'm going to keep hunting for a recipe that has that missing oompff.
I doubled the recipe. Absolutely loved it. Was a bit thick at first so just added a little more buttermilk. Will make again.
Absolutely delicious! This recipe made me never want to buy dressing ever again
This is really good and easy to make. Waaay better than bottled dressing and you can just make as much as you're going to use! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
Wow, I will never use store bought dressing again! This was amazing!
This is an awesome recipe! I did use lemon juice for half of the vinegar amt, and fresh garlic. Thanks, Luckyme9, this is the recipe I was searching for!
I love love blue cheese dressing. 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 an extra "ZING" I needed. I also left the salt out. We used this to go with Spicy Hot Chicken Legs here on AR.
Great, easy recipe. I used low-fat sour cream and lite mayo, along with red-wine vinegar and Equal in place of the sugar, and it was still wonderful with all my modifications. Thanks so much for the great recipe.
I have used this recipe for years. I saw it published in the May June 1999 issue of Cook's Illustrated and agree that it is excellent
Best blue cheese dressing I've ever had! WAY better than you get from wing places. I only added half the vinegar the recipe called for.
I made this dressing and let it sit overnight in the fridge. It was a yummy blue cheese dressing, but it wasn't as thick as I wanted it (or should) be. I would say it was only about half as thick as it should be. Also, all the blue cheese was clumped together on the bottom. I didn't have any buttermilk, so I just added the white wine vinegar to 3 TBS of milk and let it sit for a few minutes. I also added 1/4 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce for a little something extra. If the dressing was thicker, then this would be a delicious 5 star recipe! I do plan to make it again to try and get it to a thicker consistency.
I followed the recipe exactly and it was way too thin for us. No way you could use it for buffalo wings. The taste was good and not mayonnaisey at all but after being refrigerated, it had the consistency of milk!
I just whipped this dressing up for our grilled steak salad this evening. The sugar and vinegar ratio in this recipe are absolutely spot on. I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe. Can't wait for dinner tonight!!
I replaced the buttermilk with lowfat milk and I used lowfat sour cream. It'sa good thing, because I was eating the dressing, by the spoonfuls...absolutely delicious! Thank you! I now can make a great blue cheese dressing.
I myself can't stand blue cheese dressing But my son love's it so I make it for him often and he said this is the best in the world only he adds a tablespoon of hot sauce to it. so wanted to thanks you for sharing and making my son happy..lols thanks again
Very delicious! I used a very strong blue cheese and wish that I chosen a milder version. I left out the sugar and added a few dashes of worchestershire souce. IMHO it needs no sugar and worchestershire adds a nice little extra to the dressing. Excellent on all counts. Will definitley make again with a milder blue cheese. It gets better with age so make it at least a day ahead!
This is best the next day!
This is amazing! Perfect and tastes just like the fresh bleu cheese dressing I got from an upscale steakhouse the first time I tried it and fell in love with it. YUM
This ended being very thick and sweet like a jarred sauce. It was still good, but next time I will omit the sugar and add more buttermilk to make it more milky.
This was recommended to me on the recipe buzz and so I tried it. I thought it was pretty good. I don't know how many servings the original recipe was for but I made 6 servings, and it came out to a little over 1/2 cup. I used no fat buttermilk and low-fat sour cream and mayonnaise and it turned out fine. Thank you for the quick and easy recipe for blue cheese dressing.
Did not have garlic powder so just left it out. Used light mayo and light sour cream and it was still delicious! Living overseas right now and there are no good blue cheese dressing over here, so am very happy to have discovered this easy and delicious one. Thanks very much! Will be making often.
Absolutely delicious and I didn't change a thing! It's never been one of my favorite dressings - till now! It's hubby's favorite and this is a KEEPER! Thanks, LUCKYME9!
Delicious! Just made for dinner this evening over simple greens & tomatoes with fresh cracked pepper. Used Salemville Applewood Smokehouse Blue cheese. Heavenly flavor.
I tripled the recipe using a cheese called Buttermilk Blue Cheese and used less vinegar and it was perfect.
I'm not a blue cheese eater so I'm going based on my husband's opinion. We doubled the blue cheese and the garlic powder and used 1/2 T each of salt and pepper. Better than the brand we were buying!
There is NO better Blue Cheese dressing than this one. For the buttermilk I use 1 cup milk + 2 tbls white wine vinegar, let sit for 5 minutes, then use. Great addition and you don't need to buy buttermilk. Forget the veggies and salad, just get a spoon!!!
This was very good and easy enough that I would definitely rather make this than buy it in the future. I used light sour cream and vegan mayo and this with good results. It's not quite as thick as I'd prefer but that could be due to the substitutions.
good dressing--we doubled the recipe because we go through this like wildfire. Delicious.
All I can say is WOW ! I just mixed this up and tastes awesome....can't wait till it melds overnight. Most blue cheese recipes taste like mayo, NOT this one.
This was my first time making Blue Cheese Dressing, fantastic and super easy. I have it in the fridge chilling before dinner!
exquisite. my husband is a blue cheese dressing snob and loved it. made it as is!
Hubby LOVES this dressing!
It was yummy!
I am a blue cheese connoisseur; I must say, this is one of the best I've had in a while. I scaled it to 20 servings.
Delicious. I whipped it all together in my food processor, quadrupling the batch. Great stuff!
absolutely divine - even though ours turned out BLUE - as in the color!
This is the best!!!!! I've tried other recipes since I'm a blue cheese lover, but none compare to this one.