Love Blue Cheese Dressing? Do you want to know how to make your own? Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe is a simple and easy-to-follow recipe that doesn’t require any cooking. All the ingredients are mixed together in a single bowl for the best homemade blue cheese dressing you will ever have.
Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
The best thing about this homemade blue cheese dressing recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. You can use it over salad, chicken or steak. No matter how you use it, there is never a worry that you’ll never have to worry about running out of salad dressings again!
The next time someone tells you they do not like Blue Cheese dressing, you have to surprise them with this. Anyone who thinks they don’t like it has never had homemade. Seriously this is the best homemade blue cheese dressing recipe and it is so easy to make! The stuff from the bottles that you buy from the grocery store have nothing on this homemade creamy blue cheese dressing recipe.
If you are looking for a salad dressing or dip that is an easy recipe to go on your favorite salad or for dipping your chicken wings, then this homemade salad dressing that also makes the perfect dip for chicken wings is the best blue cheese dressing to make.
You are going to love being able to make your own blue cheese dressing! The first time you make it, you are going to taste the rich flavors and you wish you had made this sooner! This dressing is a favorite with all of the blue cheese lovers in my family!
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What is Blue Cheese?
Blue cheeses are so called because of the blue color in the mold. Basic blue cheese has a milder flavor than a stilton but a stronger flavor than gorgonzola. It can be put on burgers, salads, and sliced straight from the wedge, for us our favorite way to use blue cheese is making blue cheese dressing or blue cheese dipping sauce.
What is Blue Cheese Dressing?
Blue cheese dressing is a simple salad dressing that is also used as a dip. It typically consists of blue cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, white vinegar, and spices. It’s usually used as a condiment to salads or main dishes like steak or chicken. it is also used as a dipping sauce. We love using this homemade chunky blue cheese dressing as a dipping sauce for wings.
Is Blue Cheese Dressing Just Ranch with Bleu Cheese?
While the two dressings have a lot of things in common, they are different. Ranch is a tangy dressing that is made with buttermilk, mayo and herbs. Blue cheese has a similar base, with a different set of herbs. It also has chunks of blue cheese in it.
What Does This Blue Cheese Dressing Taste Like?
While made with simple ingredients, this blue cheese dressing recipe has a strong assertive taste. It has a tangy flavor, that is slightly salty from the cheese, has a nice garlic kick, and is creamy from the mayo and sour cream.
Ways to use Blue Cheese Dressing
This homemade version of one of the best dessings can be used however you would normally use blue cheese dressing.
Of course, homemade blue cheese dressing for wings is what most people think of when they hear blue cheese dressing, there are lots of other ways that you can use it. If you are looking for amazing wings recipes, be sure to check out garlic parmesan chicken wings, cajun chicken wings, dry rub chicken wings, and air fryer chicken wings.
You can use it on salad, like a classic wedge salad, although you might need to thin it slightly with some extra mayonnaise to make a thinner dressing.
It is great as a dip for Buffalo Wing Pretzel Sticks, veggies, or crackers. You can also use it for other recipes. Anything that features buffalo sauce, including buffalo wings will taste incredible with this recipe.
I love adding using this homemade blue cheese dressing on my Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches, buffalo chicken casserole, buffalo chicken meatballs, and Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash. It is perfect for Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Nachos.
Some people like to use blue cheese dressing in place of ranch dressing in The Best Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe.
It is also amazing drizzled on top of Buffalo chicken stuffed celery.
And can I tell you how amazing it is when you dip grilled steak in it!
What Is The Best Kind of Blue Cheese to Use for Blue Cheese Dressing?
The best blue cheese for your blue cheese dressing is up to your personal taste. Personally I have used many different ones, so I say go with your favorite blue cheese when you are making this delicious blue cheese dipping sauce and dressing.
.Blue cheese comes in many varieties ranging from mild tasting to stronger tasting. Gorgonzola and Danish Bleu are a milder variety. Stilton and Bleu cheese are a more sharp tasting variety. You may want to try different varieties at your local grocery store or if you have a specialty cheese shop near you, see if you can do a little tasting to get the right blue cheese for you.
Is This Dressing Good for Salads or More for Dipping Wings?
This Bleu Cheese Dressing is on the thick side and is a great homemade blue cheese dipping sauce for wings, veggies etc. If you would like to use it on salads, I’d add a little bit of milk to thin the dressing a bit and make it more pourable. If you like your dressings thick, then it is perfect.
How to Store Blue cheese dipping sauce
You want to make sure to store this homemade blue cheese dressing in the refrigerator. Keep it in airtight container. I personally like to store it in a mason jar.
How Long does Blue Cheese Dressing last?
If stored properly, homemade blue cheese dressing will last for about 7 days.
Can You Freeze Blue Cheese Dressing?
While you can technically freeze blue cheese dressing, it is not recommended that you freeze this delicious homemade blue cheese dressing. Because the dressing contains mayonnaise, sour cream, and cheese, it is not the best idea. The dairy products in this dressing will separate when it thaws.
Is it Safe to Eat the Mold in Bleu Cheese?
A lot of people worry about eating the mold that is on the bleu cheese. This mold is safe to eat and shouldn’t be a cause for alarm. It is a specific strain of penicillium which does not produce any toxins during the aging process.
How to Make Light Blue Cheese Dressing
If you want to make this blue cheese dressing into a light blue cheese dressing, you need to choose the low fat versions of the ingredients. You can get light mayonnaise and low fat sour cream. You do not want to use the salad dressing version of light mayonnaise. This will take away from the flavor of the dressing.
Can I use Blue cheese crumbles?
Yes. If you do not want to cut a block of blue cheese you can use blue cheese crumbles.
Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing Ingredients
- sour cream
- blue cheese (use your favorite)
- garlic powder
How to Make Homemade Blue Cheese dressing
In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic, and pepper mix well.
Crumble your blue cheese to the desired size. I like to press 1/4 cup with the back of a spoon to really mix the blue cheese with the mayo/sour cream mix and the remaining 1/4 cup I leave in larger chunks.
Add the blue cheese into the mayo and sour cream mixture and mix.
If you want to have a creamy dressing with no chunks then you can put all of the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until fully creamed together.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
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Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
- Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic and pepper mix well.
- Crumble your blue cheese to desired size. I like to press 1/4 cup with a spoon to really mix the blue cheese with the mayo/sour cream mix and the remaining 1/4 cup I leave in larger chunks.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes.