Blue Cheese Dressing that’s chunk and creamy. Perfect for salads and dips that’s better than any bottled version!
Blue cheese dressing is actually my favorite dressing as well as my favorite dip and go to for any buffalo chicken recipes like Buffalo Chicken Tenders and on top of salads like Classic Wedge Salad.
Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe
Blue Cheese Salad Dressing isn’t as popular as it used to be a couple decades ago. These days it seems like it’s used more as a sauce than as a salad dressing.
I actually don’t understand why people have such an aversion to it but my guess is since my mom loved it and I grew up enjoying it I have an acquired taste for it. Blue cheese has a very strong flavor and for some using a dip or a dressing like Ranch dressing is much more suited to their taste buds.
Prominent flavors in Blue Cheese Dressing? Obviously blue cheese, a hearty amount of fresh cracked black pepper, mayonnaise, buttermilk, vinegar and sour cream with just a hint of sugar.
What is blue cheese dressing served with? Well aside from being a salad dressing it’s commonly used as a dip alongside hot sauce and buffalo sauce.
The most popular salad you’ll use this dressing with was just posted on the site. A Wedge Salad! If you’re averse to using iceberg lettuce you can also swap for a heartier green leaf lettuce too.
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One of the most important things about making this recipe taste incredibly delicious is high quality blue cheese… please do not buy those blue cheese crumbles from the grocery store in the tub. Buy a wedge of cheese. The higher the quality the better the taste.
My favorite wedge cheese is a brand called Point Reyes Blue Cheese which I normally buy at Costco. The flavors are outstanding and creamy. Plus the cost is not prohibitively expensive. I also mix crumbles with butter and freeze for blue cheese butter I use on top of steaks like my favorite Perfect, Easy Ribeye Steak. There’s about a hundred places I love using this cheese.
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How to make Blue Cheese Dressing healthier?
- Instead of using regular mayonnaise use light or fat-free mayonnaise.
- Instead of using sour cream use low-fat greek yogurt.
- Use less blue cheese, but remember this is a prominent part of the recipe so I’d cut back on this last.
How much blue cheese do you add to the dressing? I’m a firm believer in the chunkier the blue cheese dressing is the better! But if you’re using this for a dip or a sauce you may want to blend the blue cheese more to create a more uniform texture. When topping on salads the chunks are good to maintain.
How to turn a dressing to a vinaigrette?
Vinaigrettes are made using a clear liquid fat instead of a creamy fat like mayonnaise. To turn the dressing into a vinaigrette swap the mayonnaise for canola oil. With a more prominent vinegar flavor you’ll want to add a bit more vinegar to this recipe as well.
Blue Cheese Dressing for Wings:
If you’re looking for blue cheese sauce for buffalo wings you’re going to want to add the ingredients together in a small food processor instead of whisking them together. I like to leave small bits of texture in the sauce but you can also make it perfectly smooth.
- 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well combined,
- Cover and chill at least 2 hours before serving.
What are the storage requirements? How long will it keep in the fridge? How will i know if it’s gone off?
It should last between 5-7 days if stored properly in the refrigerator.
I agree with Robert that the vinegar taste is way too strong, and there is too much sugar. I will try it again and cut both in half, and will also add a little pepper.
Glad you are able to customize it more to your liking.
Unbelievably delicious… the bowl was scraped clean!! That was for the snack tray at Thanksgiving… so… here is Christmas and I bought the ingredients today for another yummy bowlful! Thanks for this great recipe!! ???????????????
Yay!! So glad you enjoy it so much, Christine. Thanks for the 5 stars.
Sabrina, all those question marks were happy emojis that did not send! Now I’m using your stuffed shells recipe — seems whenever I choose a special recipe, your site comes up!! Thanks again, for supper tonight!! Christine
How sweet of you, Christine!
Excellent flavor! It’s very tangy, which I like since the bacon on the wedge can be heavy. I used olive oil, 1/2 the sugar, a pinch of salt, and lots of black pepper. Yum!
So glad you liked it and were able to adjust to your taste!!
I made this exactly as the recipe stated. I taste more red wine vinegar than anything else. It completely over powers the blue cheese. I also feel it’s too sweet for my taste. I don’t want to sound rude but it doesn’t taste at all like blue cheese dressing to me.
It sounds like you may have needed to use a better quality blue cheese. If you used crumbles it just wouldn’t have offered the same quality of taste hence it being over powered. Starting off with a mild flavor, you’re coming from a place of weakness and it won’t have a chance to stand out. Make sure it’s a good quality wedge of blue cheese if you decide to try for next time.
Could you make a suggestion as to what Blue Cheese package you use? Also, does this go good with a Cobb salad? Thanks in advance …
I use the Costco wedge of blue cheese from Point Reyes (I am a sucker for good blue cheese!)
I all of a sudden have a new relationship with blue cheese dressing. I’ve always had it with buffalo chicken, but now I’ve been putting it on everything. Cant wait to try this recipe.
I don’t blame you. Enjoy!
Too mayo forward as it stands.
Adjusting the ratios to 1/3 cup for sour cream, mayo and blue cheese and adding garlic powder and pepper brought it together.
The recipe sounds great except for the canola oriole which is unhealthy.
3 things I hated growing up.. Spinach, Cilantro, and Blue Cheese.. Now LOVE THEM ALL.
Bottled is disgusting, Litehouse Big Bleu in the Produce Dept is passable, but I prefer homemade.. I’ve made countless recipes, but always used crumbles til my last batch, the store was out so I bought a wedge.. O… M….G… I’ll never buy crumbles again… I can already tell by your ingredient proportions that it will be Awesome.. Just recently made a blue cheese dressing with minced Jalapeno’s.. It was amazing… and YES.. The MORE chunks of Blue Cheese… THE BETTER !!!!!!!!! I am making YOUR recipe today… dividing it in half, One half as written, the other with Jalapenos… Can’t wait.
I love the jalapeno idea!! Yum!!
That is a delicious twist with the jalapenos….I have also made with chopped celery added in dip to side with chicken tenders….all good!
Homemade dressings are always the best and so fresh!
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.
My family loves this flavor of dressing! I will have to give this a try!
I love blue cheese dressing and could put it on so many things, but I’ve never made my own. Yum!
Super versatile! Give it a try!
This is my favorite flavor of dressing. Glad to find a homemade version!
Love making my own!
I love me some chunky bleu cheese dressing!