This gluten free homemade Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing recipe is creamy, tangy, and great for salads or as a dipping sauce for wings!
My recipe for How To Make Blue Cheese Dressing was first published on Sunday Supper Movement where I am a contributor.
This Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing recipe is SO easy to make, versatile, and bursting with savory flavor. This dressing is thick, rich, and creamy, but not overpowering. It adds just the right amount of zing to everything it touches!
If you are a faithful reader of this blog you know that I LOVE my sauces. Especially homemade ones that have lots of flavor.
I'm a big fan of dipping things like fries and chicken wings into sauces, drizzling them over salads, and spreading them onto sandwiches. Because, seriously, who likes dry food?
There are plenty of high-quality store-bought sauces and dressings out there but nothing compares to a homemade version. This could not be truer when it comes to blue cheese dressing.
What Is Blue Cheese?
The most important component to blue cheese dressing is, of course, the blue cheese. What exactly is blue cheese? It's a specific variety of cheese that has cultures of the mold Penicillium added to it - That mold gives blue cheese its distinct blue-ish color.
The cheese is aged in a temperature-controlled environment to produce its specific taste and color.
Blue cheese has a very distinct flavor and its one of those things that people tend to love or hate. The taste is sharp, salty, and savory.
I love the stuff - There is NOTHING like a wedge of blue cheese paired with a glass of red wine. You can purchase it in a wedge or already crumbled.
What Is Blue Cheese Dressing?
Blue cheese dressing or blue cheese sauce is made simply by adding those pungent little blue cheese crumbles to a mixture of something creamy like sour cream or mayo along with something tart like lemon juice or vinegar.
Savory ingredients like Worcestershire sauce and onion or garlic powder are mixed in as well.
Every homemade blue cheese dressing recipe is slightly different, but I have made this one for years and have always received rave reviews.
My husband even dips his crackers in it and eats it straight out of the bowl. (Probably not the healthiest snack but, hey, it sure is tasty)!
What Kind Of Blue Cheese Is Best For Dressing?
You can use any variety of blue cheese you like to make this homemade dressing. Some varieties are stronger and have a more pungent flavor than others and how strong you like it is entirely up to you.
Here are some popular varieties that would all work great when making this dressing:
- Danish Blue
Feel free to grab a package of pre-crumbled blue cheese from your local grocery store, or a wedge of it and crumble the cheese yourself.
Gorgonzola cheese may be substituted for blue cheese if you prefer.
How To Make Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing
This recipe is SERIOUSLY easy! There's no need to buy the bottled stuff when the homemade version is this simple.
- In a small bowl, combine ¾ cup of sour cream, ¼ cup mayonnaise, 3 Tbsp. lemon juice, 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce, and a generous pinch of salt and pepper.
- Stir all of these ingredients until smooth using a small whisk or a fork.
- Add 1 cup of blue cheese crumbles to the dressing and stir to combine.
- Mince ½ cup of fresh chives and fold them into the dressing.
Once all the ingredients are combined, the dressing is finished. Feel free to use it right away, or store in the fridge for a few hours before use (this will help the flavors develop a little bit).
If you'd like a super chunky blue cheese dressing, feel free to add even more blue cheese crumbles!
How Long Does Blue Cheese Dressing Last?
This dressing doesn’t last very long. It should last 5-6 days in the refrigerator when stored in an air-tight container.
It’s one of those foods that’s best eaten fresh or within a few days.
Can I Freeze This Dressing?
I would not recommend freezing this dressing as it contains dairy. Dairy products can separate when frozen then thawed.
Luckily, this dressing is so easy to whip up that freezing really isn’t necessary!
This dressing is gluten free AND Keto friendly! It contains no sugar and all the ingredients are approved for the Keto diet.
When it comes to gluten you always want to check the labels on each individual ingredient to be totally sure before adding them to your recipe.
The lemon juice in this dressing gives it a light and vibrant flavor and the chives provide a savory element as well as a little color.
It's tangy and creamy and bright all at the same time.
What To Serve With Blue Cheese Dressing
This dressing really is versatile. It’s great as a salad dressing, especially on wedge salads, or as a topping on grilled burgers like this Juicy Lucy or sandwiches like these Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches.
Best of all, though, this chunky blue cheese dressing is perfect for buffalo wings or grilled chicken wings. Actually, it makes a great dipping sauce for any type of crispy or fried appetizers or finger foods like these Air Fryer Breaded Mushrooms.
It makes a nice dipping sauce on a platter of fresh vegetables, and I’m guessing some freshly fried potato chips dipped in it would be pretty tasty.
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Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing
- Combine ¾ cup sour cream, ¼ cup mayonnaise, 3 Tbsp. lemon juice, 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce, and a generous pinch of salt and pepper together in a small bowl. Stir until combined using a small whisk or fork.
- Fold 1 cup of blue cheese crumbles into the dressing.
- Mince ½ cup of fresh chives and stir them into the dressing until completely combined.
- Serve immediately or store in the fridge for a few hours to allow flavors to develop.
- Feel free to use more or less chives to increase or decrease the flavor.
- If you would like a thicker dressing, use more sour cream. For a thinner dressing, add more lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce.
- This recipe yields about 1 ½ cups.