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Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing is way better than anything you can buy in the store. This dressing is creamy, tangy and absolutely luscious!

Making your own condiments is super simple and better for you! Try these popular homemade recipes like this Taco Seasoning, Alfredo Sauce and Cheese Sauce for starters.

Creamy homemade blue cheese dressing in a jar.

Easy Blue Cheese Dressing

Most people either love blue cheese or they are not that big of fan. This homemade blue cheese dressing, however, may make those unbelievers, believers. It is creamy, tangy and full of flavor. Making your own means you can control the blue cheese amount and what kind too, making it just the way you want it. The sour cream and buttermilk give the perfect amount of tanginess and richness. The mayonnaise balances it all together. You are seriously going to love this dressing!

Just like most things homemade dressing are just better than store bought. Just like this ranch, caesar and greek salad dressings, blue cheese dressing made from scratch is SO much better! Store bought dressings are full of additives and preservatives to make them shelf stable and last longer. These can literally leave a bad taste in your mouth and just taste kind of off.  Making dressing at home is easy, simple, and so delicious.

Ingredients for Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

There are different kinds of blue cheese to choose from. I describe them down below. Any and all of them will work in this recipe. It is up to you on which you prefer.

  • Blue Cheese Crumbles: Some blue cheeses will come in a block, or already crumbled.
  • Buttermilk: If you do not have buttermilk on hand make some in a few minutes with a few simple ingredients. Find the recipe HERE.
  • Sour Cream: Low fat or full fat work perfectly with this blue cheese dressing.
  • Mayonnaise: You can also use low fat mayo here too.
  • Parsley: Fresh parsley finely chopped.
  • Garlic Powder: Provides just a hint of flavor.
  • Salt and Pepper: Add to taste.

How to Make Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

This is super quick and easy and will take you about 5 minutes or less. Perfect for when you are in a hurry.

  1. Mash: In a small bowl add the blue cheese crumbles and buttermilk. Mash the crumbles with a fork.
  2. Combine: Add in the sour cream, mayonnaise, parsley, garlic powder, and salt and pepper and whisk. Add in more buttermilk if you want a thinner consistency.

Mashing the blue cheese with the buttermilk in a bowl.

Types of Blue Cheese and Which to Use

There are actually different kinds of blue cheeses in the blue cheese family and some are more mild and other rather punchy. It all depends on what you like. If you are not sure which one to choose, most stores sell a basic blue cheese that will be more mild than a stilton but stronger than a gorgonzola. And they all taste amazing!

  • Roquefort: This blue cheese is the strongest flavored of the varieties and is soft and crumbly.  It originates from France and is made from sheep’s milk. If you like a strong flavor, this is the one for you.
  • Stilton: Made from cow’s milk, this blue cheese comes from England. It is firm and on the strong flavor scale comes in at second.
  • Gorgonzola: Originating from Italy, this is a favorite flavor among Americans. Also made from cow’s milk it has a more mild flavor and is much creamier. It is a favorite for baking as it tends to melt more easily and beautifully.
  • American blue cheese: There are several companies that make blue cheese right here in America. They are also made from cow’s milk and are gaining popularity although they still are working on being placed in the same category as the European blue cheeses. They tend to fall somewhere between a stilton and gorgonzola blue cheese as far as flavor.

Adding the rest of the ingredients to the clear bowl.

Tips For the Best Blue Cheese Dressing

With incredible flavor and texture, this is going to be a family favorite!

  • Mash: If you love the flavor of blue cheese, but are not a fan of biting into large chunks of it, make sure you mash it well. Mashing it thoroughly will also distribute the flavor better.  If you do like the chunks then mash it less.
  • Buttermilk:  Add more or less buttermilk depending on how thin or thick you like your dressing.
  • Let it sit: Blue cheese dressing gets better with time. Allow the dressing to sit for at least 8 hours, and overnight is better, before using. Trust me this key to a fantastic dressing, you have to allow those flavors to meld. It will make a huge difference in the flavor.
  • Storing: Keep your blue cheese dressing in a tightly sealed jar or container in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.

Whisking the dressing ingredients together.

How to Serve The Best Blue Cheese Dressing Ever!

Beyond eating it with just a spoon, there are a few favorite ways to serve this creamy, cool blue cheese dressing.

  • Vegetables: When you just don’t want to take the time to make something fancy, but want to taste that incredible blue cheese flavor, grab some vegetables and go dipping! Carrots, celery, peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, peas and jicama are some of our favorites.
  • Wings: Buffalo wings and blue cheese dressing were meant to go together. Try Sticky Honey Garlic Buffalo Wings, Buffalo Cauliflower (yes it is amazing), or Air fryer Wings.
  • Salad:  Wedge salad with bacon and tomatoes is a classic
  • Top it: From Steak to Potatoes blue cheese dressing can take a dish from good to impressive. If you think it would taste good, it probably will!

A wedge salad with blue cheese dressing and toppings.

More Homemade Recipes to Try

Homemade is truly better, not only do you know exactly what you are eating, you can truly say it was made with love. It is surprising how easy and quick it can be to make foods at home. It is often cheaper too. Give these homemade favorites a try and see for yourself.

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Blue Cheese Dressing

5 from 7 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
Blue Cheese Dressing is way better than anything you can buy in the store. This dressing is creamy, tangy and absolutely luscious!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 16 ounces



  • In a small bowl add the blue cheese crumbles and buttermilk. Mash the crumbles with a fork.
  • Add in the sour cream, mayonnaise, parsley, garlic powder, and salt and pepper and whisk. Add in more buttermilk if you want a thinner consistency.


Calories: 85kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 153mgPotassium: 35mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 118IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dressing
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. 5 stars
    I love this. Am I doing something wrong? When I make it and use right away it’s thick. When I refrigerate over night it gets watery

  2. 5 stars
    I be made this twice. I don’t know what I am doing wrong. It’s thick when I make it and when it sits overnight in the fridge it gets watery. Both times!!

    1. Im so sorry that is happening! Give it a good stir when you take it out of the fridge and next time you make it, try using less buttermilk!

  3. 5 stars
    Been looking for years for a recipe that tasted like my dad’s homemade blue cheese and I finally found it thank you this is delicious.
    It really does taste just like my dad’s

  4. 5 stars
    I worked in a restaurant many, many years ago. We made our own dressings. Well, I’ve gone many years buying Kraft or Wishbone or marzettis (sp) I wanted to stop eating garbage ingredients.

    This is this absolute best recipe for Bleu Cheese dressing, dip I’ve ever tasted!

  5. Nice recipe. I’ve made Blue Cheese Dressing many times. I prefer my Blue Cheese to be from an actual wedge, which I’ll crumble myself, since the pre-crumbled cheese contains an additive which prevents the crumbles from sticking together. Who needs that? Anyways, what’s so hard about crumbling cheese? Nice recipe, thank you. BTW, Wedge Salad is our favorite ‘Shmancy’ Salad, especially for company, but we also enjoy it every once in just because we love it.

  6. 5 stars
    thank you, I’d never thought of making my own before and love the idea of choosing different types of blue cheeses, mixing and matching!