When I was given this recipe for Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing, I didn’t expect to love it nearly as much as I do; it’s good enough to drink right out of the jar.
This recipe comes from an old-fashioned Kansas City steakhouse that’s long, long closed. It was poured over a classic iceberg wedge salad. Every batch made from scratch with simple ingredients.
Of all the blue cheese dressing brands on the market, and I think I’ve tried them all, nothing even comes close to the perfection of this dressing. Use this blue cheese dressing for wings, spooned on top of a burger, or just keep a jar in your refrigerator for dipping raw veggies when you need a snack. Whatever you do, just make this dressing, please.
Blue cheese dressing from scratch is absolutely worth it.
Needing an extra large batch of Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing? Click and slide the number next to “servings” on the recipe card below to adjust the ingredients to match how many you’re feeding—the recipe does the math for you, it’s that easy.
What is blue cheese dressing made of?
In this blue cheese dressing recipe, buttermilk, sour cream, good quality mayonnaise, scallions, blue cheese crumbles, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. That’s it! Here are the blue cheese dressing ingredients:
How to make blue cheese dressing:
Here’s how to make blue cheese dressing from scratch.
- First, gather up your ingredients.
- Chop the scallions, all of the whites and half of the greens.
- Add blue cheese, sour cream, buttermilk, scallions, and lemon juice into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the scallions are finely chopped.
- Then, all you have to do is pour the contents into a bowl and mix in the mayo by hand. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- If you prefer a chunky blue cheese dressing, add more crumbles. Pour into jars and refrigerate to store.
How long does blue cheese dressing last?
I’m guessing you may devour all the dressing well before it goes bad, but just in case, blue cheese dressing should last at least 5 to 7 days after you make it. This recipe has some lemon juice (instead of chemical preservatives found in store-bought dressings) so it can stay fresh for awhile.
Is blue cheese dressing gluten free?
Good news! Blue cheese is gluten-free. Until recently, blue cheese has been classified as a food to avoid on gluten-free diets. The mold spores in blue cheese, which have traditionally been cultured on bread, have recently been found to contain no traceable amounts of gluten.
That means that people on a gluten-free diet can easily make homemade blue cheese dressing, as long as they make it themselves with products they know and trust.
I can’t speak for all the blue cheese dressing brands in the world, however. It’s best to read your labels carefully!
How do you make buttermilk?
Buttermilk is a crucial ingredient in this dressing and in other fabulous treats, like buttermilk pancakes. If you can’t find it at the store, you can make your own with milk and an acid, like lemon juice or white vinegar. Here’s how:
- Pour 1 cup full-fat milk into a glass bowl.
- Stir in 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice or white vinegar into the milk. Stir to combine.
- Use in place of buttermilk in the recipe.
Can you make blue cheese dressing with yogurt?
If you’re trying to keep blue cheese dressing light, or you forgot to buy sour cream, feel free to use Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream in this recipe. Just make sure it’s unsweetened, plain yogurt.
What else is blue cheese dressing good for?
I spend sleepless nights dreaming of ways to use this dressing:
- Make my favorite Iceberg Wedge Salad with all your favorite toppings.
- Use blue cheese dressing for chicken wings and celery.
- Make a veggie platter the first thing to disappear at a party by serving blue cheese dressing with roasted veggies or crisp, cold raw ones.
- Spoon a dollop on a hamburger and watch it melt.
- Toss blue cheese dressing with baby spinach, almonds, and cranberries for a winter salad that rocks.
Can you think of any other brilliant ways to enjoy Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing? Let me know in the comments.
Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe
- 1 1/2 cup good quality mayonnaise such as Hellman's
- 1/2 cup blue cheese plus 3 tablespoons, divided
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 4 scallions chopped, all of the white and half of the green
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- In the bowl of food processor, add 1/2 cup blue cheese, sour cream, buttermilk, scallions, and lemon juice, and process until scallions are finely chopped.
- Pour out contents into a bowl and mix in mayonnaise by hand; season to taste with salt and pepper. Add 3 tablespoons (or more!) crumbled blue cheese for a "chunky" dressing.