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posted: 02/02/21

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Blue Cheese Dressing is a favorite for good reason! This rich and bold salad dressing highlights the deep flavors of blue cheese in a delightful way, balancing the creaminess and acidity perfectly.

spoon pulling out a scoop of blue cheese with blue cheese crumbles on the spoon

I love how simple and easy it is to make salad dressing recipes at home. They always taste better than the store bought version, and often I have all of the ingredients for them already in my pantry.

This Blue Cheese Dressing recipe, like my other dressings, uses ingredients you should already have on hand. The only thing I had to pick up from the store was some blue cheese. Instead of using buttermilk, we are using skim milk and some lemon juice. This achieves the same great taste and texture without the need for buying buttermilk.

You will love the creaminess of this great salad dressing. It is amazing when paired with my Chicken Wings.

milk mixture being poured over a bowl of blue cheese

How to Make Blue Cheese Dressing

For the full measurements, be sure to follow the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Make the milk base: In a small measuring cup, mix together the milk, lemon juice, and garlic.
  2. Create the right texture: Combine the milk mixture and blue cheese in a bowl. Use a fork to mash the blue cheese into the milk. You are looking for a consistency close to cottage cheese.
  3. Finish it off: Add in the remaining ingredients – sour cream, mayonnaise, white vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.

After you have everything mixed in, taste the salad dressing to make sure that it has enough salt and pepper. If it isn’t popping to your tastes, add just a pinch of each until you hit the right flavor.

blue cheese and milk mixture being mashed together with a fork for how to make blue cheese dressing

What is Blue Cheese

Blue Cheese is made using cultures of mold that combine to create the blue color that you see throughout the cheese. It is sold in both blocks and crumbles and has a bold flavor and very creamy texture.

Using Low Fat Ingredients

For this recipe, and other creamy dressings, I would not recommend using low fat mayonnaise. It provides a sweeter taste to the dressing than what we are going for.

While low fat sour cream can be used for creamy dressings, please note that the full fat version will provide a bolder flavor.

best blue cheese dressing being poured onto a salad

Storing Blue Cheese Dressing

Because of the dairy in this recipe, I only recommend that you store homemade blue cheese dressing for 4 days in your refrigerator.

If you want to cut this recipe in half, you can do that easily by tapping the serving size scale in my recipe card. It will alter all the ingredient amounts in the recipe card.

overhead view of a bowl of salad with blue cheese dressing

Serving Suggestions for Best Blue Cheese Dressing

In addition to adding this to all of your basic side salads, there are few of my recipes I know this would be great with.

spoon pulling out a scoop of blue cheese with blue cheese crumbles on the spoon
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Blue Cheese Dressing

Serves: 32 servings
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Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Blue Cheese Dressing is a favorite for good reason! This rich and bold salad dressing highlights comes together in minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk plus more as needed to thin
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 6 ounces blue cheese 1 1/2 cups
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • In a small measuring cup, combine the milk, lemon juice, and garlic. Pour over the blue cheese in a small bowl.
  • With the back of a fork mash up the blue chese, milk, lemon juice, and garlic. The consistency will be a bit lumpy, but the goal is the minimize large chunks of the cheese in the salad dressing. You are looking for a consistency similar to cottage cheese.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Stir before using.
Serving: 2tablespoons Calories: 45kcal (2%) Carbohydrates: 1g Protein: 1g (2%) Fat: 4g (6%) Saturated Fat: 2g (13%) Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 7mg (2%) Sodium: 130mg (6%) Potassium: 26mg (1%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 1g (1%) Vitamin A: 71IU (1%) Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) Calcium: 37mg (4%) Iron: 1mg (6%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
spoon pulling out a scoop of blue cheese with blue cheese crumbles on the spoon

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