Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

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Forget the bottled dressings. Why would you EVEN bother when you can make tasty Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing in just minutes?

glass gravy boat of blue cheese dressing with a salad

I’ve been a SUPER FAN of Blue Cheese Dressing for as long as I can remember. And I’ve stayed true blue, despite the teasing and taunts of school kids and wrinkled noses of my own progeny. Blue Cheese Dressing, particularly homemade, is a regular on the menu in my happy place.

I can’t explain it; it just IS.

Like Napoleon Dynamite and President Trump, Blue Cheese Dressing is one of those things that people either love or hate. There isn’t much middle ground.

For the haters I’d like to suggest that perhaps you’ve never had homemade Blue Cheese Dressing. Even I, super fan though I may be, have come across Blue Cheese Dressings that were less than stellar. They can be too thick, too mayonnaise-y, too sweet, or have massive chunks of poor quality cheese that just… bleh.

Ingredients for this blue cheese dressing recipe

Blue Cheese Dressing Haters, I feel your pain. There is a better way. And I’m going to show you it. To make your own you really only need just a few simple ingredients:

  • Buttermilk
  • Mayonnaise
  • Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • Green Onion
  • Salt and pepper

How to make this homemade blue cheese dressing:

Mixing up your dressings and marinades is such a great economical thing to do. Making your own blue cheese dressing,  really couldn’t be simpler. Just two simple steps:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and mayonnaise until smooth. Stir in the blue cheese crumbles and scallions. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Chill the dressing to allow the flavors to blend. Use within one week.

chicken salad with blue cheese dressing

This Blue Cheese Dressing has similar roots to my regular homemade ranch-style dressing and my Buttermilk Dressing with Dill, but it’s a little more streamlined.

Tips for making this blue cheese dressing

  • You DO need real buttermilk, not the dried powder, not the add-vinegar-to-milk stuff. Real cultured buttermilk from the dairy case. It costs about $1.99 at Trader Joe’s and you can use it in lots of things. (ALDI, please start carrying it. Please.)
  • Blue cheese or gorgonzola crumbles will both work in this recipe, but for the freshest and best-tasting cheese, buy it in a block and crumble it yourself.
  • Make your own mayonnaise if you’d like to have a super fresh and “real food” dressing.
  • You can experiment with other aromatics besides the scallions. Add in your favorite herbs if you like. If you do, let me know what you try!

How long does homemade blue cheese dressing last in the fridge?

To be on the safe side this dressing will last in the fridge for about 5 to 7 days. 

What do I use this blue cheese dressing on?

This homemade blue cheese dressing is great on these Buffalo Chicken Wraps with Blue Cheese Dressing  or you can drizzle some over this Chicken Strip Salad with Blue Cheese and Pumpkin Seeds.

How to make this good and cheap:

Here are some of the strategies you can use to make this cilantro lime dress recipe more economical:

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Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Forget the bottled dressings. Why would you EVEN bother when you can make tasty Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing in just minutes?
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blue cheese dressing
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Jessica Fisher
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped green onion
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and mayonnaise until smooth. Stir in the blue cheese crumbles and scallions. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Chill the dressing to allow the flavors to blend. Use within one week.
Recipe Notes
  • You DO need real buttermilk, not the dried powder, not the add-vinegar-to-milk stuff. Real cultured buttermilk from the dairy case. It costs about $1.99 at Trader Joe's and you can use it in lots of things. (ALDI, please start carrying it. Please.)
  • Blue cheese or gorgonzola crumbles will both work in this recipe, but for the freshest and best-tasting cheese, buy it in a block and crumble it yourself.
  • Make your own mayonnaise if you’d like to have a super fresh and “real food” dressing.
  • You can experiment with other aromatics besides the scallions. Add in your favorite herbs if you like. If you do, let me know what you try!

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Comments

  1. Sandi says

    I’m with you! If I don’t go with the usual vinaigrette, I go with Bleu Cheese. yum yum. Doesn’t it figure, the kid doesn’t like either one of those? And I don’t care for the Ranch that he likes. Separate choices every salad. Grrr. I can’t recall the last time I bought buttermilk. Does it freeze ok? I know regular milk does, but I don’t know that I’ve ever tried it with buttermilk.

    • Buttermilk freezes okay for baking. Not sure for dressing. But, does the kid like homemade ranch? They basically have the same base and you can add blue cheese to yours. Blue cheese freezes really well so you could squirrel it away in the fridge.

  2. Jennifer Teets says

    Yum! This is similar to my recipe. I use chives and a pinch of garlic powder in addition.

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