Top your perfect salad with my creamy and chunky blue cheese dressing recipe. It has a nicely balanced flavor and nice sweetness with a great creamy and chunky balance.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 (2 tablespoon) servings
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Ingredients

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

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  • 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.

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Note

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 6% DV; carbohydrates 1.1g; fat 8.6g 13% DV; cholesterol 14.1mg 5% DV; sodium 251.3mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (421)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2004
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/22/2011
I thought it was too sweet. Next time I'll use just a dash of sugar or more cheese. MMMMmmm more cheese! Read More
(16)
508 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 413
  • 4 star values: 60
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2004
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. Read More
(365)
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2006
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. Read More
(270)
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2006
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. Read More
(121)
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2004
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! Read More
(102)
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2004
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. Read More
(77)
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2012
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) Read More
(67)
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2006
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! Read More
(49)
Rating: 3 stars
04/22/2011
I thought it was too sweet. Next time I'll use just a dash of sugar or more cheese. MMMMmmm more cheese! Read More
(16)
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