Skip store-bought and make a delicious Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing. Serve it with chicken wings or on a salad.
make your own blue cheese dressing in just 15 minutes
Blue cheese lovers, you are going to want to check this one out. You no longer have to buy store-bought blue cheese dressing.
It is actually so simple and quick to make the best blue cheese dressing at home. This easy blue cheese dressing is rich, creamy, and has just the right amount of tangy.
It is perfect for either a dipping sauce or a salad dressing. And you should definitely try it on a sandwich or burger.
This recipe is also one to keep in your back pocket for football season, too. Blue cheese dressing is the perfect match for some chicken wings, after all!
- Measuring spoons and measuring cups
- Mixing bowl
- Fork for making blue cheese crumbles
- Immersion blender
Real blue cheese lovers know you can enjoy a blue cheese salad dressing with just about anything. This homemade blue cheese dressing can be customized to be a thicker or thinner consistency so you can enjoy it as a dip, a dressing, or a spread.
Make a batch on the weekend and enjoy it as a dip for some chicken wings and use the leftovers for salads throughout the week. I’ll warn you though that it is so tasty it may not even make it the full week!
The most classic use for a blue cheese dressing is on a wedge salad. This wedge salad recipe with bacon, tomatoes, crunchy iceberg lettuce and crumbled bleu cheese is the perfect compliment for this chunky blue cheese dressing.
- Blue cheese
- Sour cream
- Apple cider vinegar
- Lemon juice
- Worcestershire sauce
- Hot sauce
- Ground white pepper
- Optional: milk or buttermilk to thin
There are many different cheeses that fall under the label of blue cheese. You may choose to use a gorgonzola, a roquefort, a stilton or any other blue cheese that you like.
I think that this recipe tastes best with white pepper, but I know not everyone has it in their kitchen. If that is the case for you, simply use some black pepper.
Feel free to add salt as you like. I find the cheese and mayonnaise to be salty enough, but everyone has different preferences.
You can use plain greek yogurt in place of the sour cream or in place of the sour cream and mayonnaise.
You can also customize the homemade blue cheese dressing with your favorite seasonings. Fresh parsley or chives would be a great addition to add even more depth to the flavor.
Add more spice with some cayenne pepper powder. Garlic lovers can definitely add some freshly grated garlic or garlic powder to this blue cheese dressing recipe.
How to make homemade blue cheese dressing
Step 1: Combine the Ingredients
To start, crumble blue cheese in a mixing bowl. Add the mayo, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and white pepper to the bowl with the blue cheese.
Step 2: Blend the ingredients
Next, place an immersion blender in the bowl and pulse a few times until all of the ingredients are combined. It is okay if there are still some chunks of blue cheese in the dressing.
If you want a thinner dressing, add small amounts of milk to the dressing and stir until you reach your desired consistency. Otherwise, serve and enjoy!
make ahead tips and storage
Once prepared, transfer any leftovers to an airtight container. I like to store my homemade dressings in a mason jar.
Store this homemade blue cheese dressing in the fridge for up to one week. You can refresh this dressing each time you use it by adding a splash of buttermilk or milk and vinegar and giving it a little whisk.
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You can find the full recipe below. If you make this recipe, please rate and review it in the comments, or share it with me on Instagram!
- 4oz blue cheese
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
- ½ tsp hot sauce
- ½ tsp ground white pepper
- Optional: milk
- Crumble blue cheese in a mixing bowl.
- Add the mayo, sour cream, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and white pepper to the boil with the blue cheese.
- Place an immersion blender in the bowl and pulse a few times until all of the ingredients are combined.
- It is okay if there are still some chunks of blue cheese in the dressing.
- If you want a thinner dressing, add small amounts of milk to the dressing and stir until you reach your desired consistency