Blue Cheese Dressing

blue cheese dressing

Blue cheese dressing (or bleu cheese dressing if the place is classy or TGIFriday’s) is one of my top two favorite dressings that I only ever eat at restaurants. The other one being Thousand Island. At home, I always make a quick vinaigrette, but if I’m out and paying top dollar for a salad, you better believe I’m ordering the fancy shit.

But blue cheese dressing is also super duper easy to make at home. And it’s not just for salads! I like to dip celery and carrot sticks in it and tell myself it’s a healthy snack! Or spread it thinly on hot toast and top with a fried egg. Or dig some greasy ol’ Buffalo wings in it. Don’t matter. Do whatcha want. Here’s how to make it.

blue cheese dressing or dip recipe


Blue Cheese Dressing

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Perfect accompaniment to Buffalo wings, crudite, or spinach salads.

  • Author: Hilah Johnson
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup 1x


  • 1/4 cup milk or buttermilk*
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 24 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice if not using buttermilk


  1. Combine the milk, mayonnaise and sour cream in a bowl with a fork or whisk. Add the lemon juice.
  2. Add the blue cheese, salt and pepper.
  3. Refrigerate. Keeps well, covered, up to one week.


*Use only 2 tablespoons milk for blue cheese dip

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  1. The Other Randy on April 11, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Do you have a particular favorite blue cheese you use for this? I usually buy Point Reyes or Maytag for nibbling. It would never have occurred to me to use it as a dip for carrots and celery and I love recipes that are multi-purpose.

    • Hilah on April 12, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      I get the Stella blue cheese from Central Market, and another one, Salemville Amish blue cheese that you can get anywhere I think. They are pretty mild. I like stronger blue cheese on a cheese plate or something, but mild stuff on salads and for dressing.

      • The Other Randy on April 13, 2015 at 8:03 pm

        Thanks for the recommendation. I generally buy cheese at Central Market, too.

  2. Kristi on October 16, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    I made this tonight and put it on a 1/4 wedge of iceberg lettuce with avocado, Roma tomato, and crumbled bacon. It was sooooo good! I used Stilton blue cheese!

  3. FoodJunkie on June 23, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Very good blue cheese dressing that is even better the next day to give the flavours time to develop.

    • Hilah on June 25, 2016 at 8:04 pm

      That’s a good suggestion.

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