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Blue Cheese Dressing

 I tasted this tangy blue cheese dressing for the first time at a friend's house. She gave me the recipe, and now I make it every week. I always keep some in my refrigerator. This homemade recipe tastes much better than bottled blue cheese dressing and it's a snap to make. —Barbara Nowakowski, North Tonawanda, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 cups


  • 1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese


  • In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Stir in the blue cheese. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. Store in the refrigerator.

Blue Cheese Dressing Tips

What does blue cheese dressing taste like?

Blue cheese dressing has a bold, tangy flavor and creamy consistency. If you enjoy ranch dressing, you might love blue cheese dressing, too!

What do you eat with blue cheese dressing?

There are plenty of ways to enjoy blue cheese dressing. We recommend whipping up a blue cheese chicken salad sandwich, drizzling it on top of a wedge salad or using it as a dipper for hot wings.

Can blue cheese dressing go bad?

Yes. Due to its fresh ingredients and lack of stabilizers, homemade blue cheese dressings tend to expire quicker than store-bought. This homemade salad dressing recipe should last up to 5-7 days in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 200 calories, 20g fat (5g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 234mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • jupowers
    Jan 5, 2020

    My husband loves this dressing. After making it a few times he said he loves it but would like a thicker dressing so I left out the cider vinegar. He says it is even better without the cider vinegar.

  • laureen
    Oct 11, 2019

    Very good, but next time I'll leave out the sugar. Perfect before the sugar was added.

  • grumpygrizz1953
    Nov 13, 2017

    I'm sorry, but I thought this was terrible! It was much too sweet, not tangy! I was so disappointed! I added more blue cheese, more garlic, onion, mustard....which helped a little, but not nearly enough! This is nothing like a restaurant blue cheese and even store bought tasted better which is not saying a lot because I won't eat bottled either except for the refrigerated kind which is really expensive....

  • 2124arizona
    Jun 25, 2017

    This is the only blue cheese dressing I will eat. No bottled dressing vomes close!!

  • Loiscooks
    Jul 1, 2015

    This is an excellent dressing recipe. I needed a blue cheese dressing to make wedge salads, and this was it.

  • dewflop
    Feb 28, 2015

    This makes SOOOO much dressing. It is very good, but it is too much for what I need. There is one other recipe that I have found that I like just a tad bit better and the amount is perfect. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!!!

  • mzivich
    Feb 18, 2013

    No comment left

  • carrie carney
    Nov 17, 2012

    Very good. Husband and kids loved it. Super easy to make.

  • popstardiva
    Sep 24, 2012

    I do not buy store-bought dressings because they are loaded with sugar and preservatives. I have always loved blue cheese dressing but have had a hard time finding one I really enjoyed that wasn't loaded with all the bad stuff. So I tried this recipe and was very impressed. I substituted a natural non-sugar sweetener for the sugar and it was fantastic. Even my husband, who normally doesn't like blue cheese dressing, thought it was great. I plan to make this one regularly. Yum!

  • coreena
    Mar 26, 2012

    I used greek yogurt in place of s.c. is very easy, i did add bit more yogurt and vinegar. It is quite tasty.