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Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing is creamy and tangy. Forget store-bought salad dressings; this homemade version is easy to make and tastes so much better.

Mixed salad dressed with blue cheese dressingMixed salad dressed with blue cheese dressing

I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but all I’ve been wanting to eat is salad.

From wedge salads and simple grilled chicken salads to Greek-style topped with gyro meat, I’ve been whipping up salads for lunch and dinner all month long.

Now that Elle is back in school, having a few of these quick and easy dinner salads in my repertoire makes weeknight meals a breeze.

I’m even known to forgo the grilling situation for shredded rotisserie chicken from Costco. Seriously, it couldn’t be easier.

To top these salads, I definitely have a fridge full of dressings because everyone seems to love something different around here.

There’s fruit-infused vinaigrettes, a variety of ranch flavors, even poppyseed and thousand island. But there’s one style of bottled dressing you’ll never find in my fridge – blue cheese dressing.

If I’m honest, I loathe the stuff. Doesn’t matter which brand, trust me, I’ve probably tried it, they are just a no go for me.

Salad dressed with blue cheese dressing next to blue cheese and a bottle of dressingSalad dressed with blue cheese dressing next to blue cheese and a bottle of dressing

WHY HOMEMADE DRESSING IS SO MUCH BETTER

You know how sometimes you have a preconceived notion of a random food item, and refuse to touch it based on that preconception? That was me and blue cheese dressing.

My scorn for the popular salad dressing was based purely on my experiences with the store-bought bottled variety of blue cheese dressing, and I’d never known any different.

Ingredients for homemade blue cheese dressing in bowls, ready to mixIngredients for homemade blue cheese dressing in bowls, ready to mix

To this day, the thought of it makes me a little bit sick.

I became fond of blue cheese many years ago when I was working part time as a server at a local high end steak house. One of my coworkers coerced me into trying the homemade blue cheese dressing.

I succumbed to the peer pressure and dipped the corner of carrot stick into the thick, creamy concoction and was fully prepared to wince in disgust. But it was delish and I was immediately a convert.

Homemade blue cheese dressing in a bowl with blue cheese crumblesHomemade blue cheese dressing in a bowl with blue cheese crumbles

Like with my salted caramel sauce or funfetti cupcakes, it didn’t take long to figure out that the store-bought stuff can’t even hold a candle to the homemade version.

Homemade blue cheese dressing on a mixed greens saladHomemade blue cheese dressing on a mixed greens salad

HOW DO YOU MAKE BLUE CHEESE DRESSING?

Although I have always been a ranch girl, I now find myself craving blue cheese dressing.

Luckily, homemade blue cheese dressing comes together easily and only gets better as it hangs out in the fridge, so I always make enough to last for a few days!

Bottle of blue cheese dressing next to a bowl of blue cheese dressingBottle of blue cheese dressing next to a bowl of blue cheese dressing

Truly, this recipe couldn’t be easier. Just whisk together the mayo, sour cream, milk, and a few other ingredients to add some tang. Then fold in the blue cheese!

Since you’re making this at home, you can use a super mild or a super funky blue cheese. Some people love that funk and others don’t, but with this recipe you hold all of the power.

Summer salad dressed with homemade blue cheese dressing next to a bottle of blue cheese dressingSummer salad dressed with homemade blue cheese dressing next to a bottle of blue cheese dressing

HOW CAN YOU SERVE THIS RECIPE?

There are plenty of ways to enjoy your homemade dressing! Try it:

Close up of a salad dressed with blue cheese dressingClose up of a salad dressed with blue cheese dressing

If you’ve been skeptical of blue cheese dressing, give this recipe a try! I know that this homemade version will convert you and your family into blue cheese fans.

Salad dressed with homemade blue cheese dressing and blue cheese crumblesSalad dressed with homemade blue cheese dressing and blue cheese crumbles

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz.) crumbled blue cheese

Instructions

  1. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream and milk in small bowl; mix until smooth. Stir in vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, salt, pepper and garlic powder until well blended. Fold in cheese.
  2. Transfer to container with tight-fitting lid. Chill until serving time. Stir well before serving.

Notes

  • This recipe is still incredibly tasty if you substitute in reduced fat mayonnaise and sour cream.
  • Recipe for homemade blue cheese dressing originally adapted from a recipe from Sargento Cheese.
Nutrition Information

Yield 10

Serving Size 2 tablespoons

Amount Per Serving

Calories 93 Total Fat 10g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 7g Cholesterol 9mg Sodium 196mg Carbohydrates 1g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 0g Sugar 0g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 1g

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