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homemade blue cheese dressing topped with extra blue cheese crumbles

Blue Cheese Dressing

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Creamy homemade Blue Cheese Dressing is thick, tangy and loaded with chunks of pungent blue cheese. This recipe is easy to make with sour cream, buttermilk, red wine vinegar, shallot and blue cheese crumbles. It's incredibly delicious on salads, especially wedge salads, and as a dip for buffalo wings and more. Blue cheese lovers, this one’s for you!
Course Dressing
Cuisine American
Keyword blue cheese dressing, homemade blue cheese dressing
Prep Time 5 mins
5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 8 servings (2 tablespoons each)
Calories 81
Author Kim


  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon buttermilk
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar (or your favorite vinegar)
  • 1/4 cup finely minced shallot
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces blue cheese crumbles


  • Gently mix together all ingredients. Taste then adjust with additional salt and pepper, as needed. The flavor will develop the longer it sits.
  • Keep, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to about one to two weeks.


  • If you prefer a thinner dressing, add a bit more buttermilk. If you prefer it as a dip, use less buttermilk or omit it completely. 
  • If you’d like to reduce calories, use plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream and use low-fat buttermilk.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 435mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 186IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1mg