This creamy and delicious buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing is perfect for salads, as a dip for crudites, and a must for wings! It’s easy to make and so much better than anything in a bottle!

Blue cheese dressing in mason jar on blue napkin.

Blue Cheese Dressing may be my favorite condiment ever.

Along with ranch dressing, it’s versatile and can be used as a dip for fresh veggies, a dressing for garden salads, and is an absolute must-have accompaniment for Buffalo wings!

Once you see how easy it is to make this creamy and delicious blue cheese dressing at home, you’ll never buy bottled again.

Recipe Ingredients

All ingredients for this recipe are shown in the pic below and special notes are made in this bulleted list to assist you.

Ingredients shown: mayonnaise, lemon, garlic powder, buttermilk, and block of blue cheese.
  • Blue cheese. I prefer a mild blue cheese for blue cheese dressing but feel free to use a more pungent blue cheese if that’s what you’re into. I do recommend using a block of blue cheese as opposed to the pre-crumbled version since it’s creamier and provides better flavor and texture.
  • Buttermilk. For tang and ultra-creamy texture.
  • Mayonnaise. For a creamy, thick consistency.
  • Lemon juice. For acidity.
  • Garlic powder. This provides another layer of flavor.

See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

How to make it

  1. In a medium bowl mash 3 ounces of blue cheese with a fork. (Photo #1)
Blue cheese dressing process collage showing mashing of blue chunk of blue cheese and mixing the dressing.
  1. Add 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 1/2 cup of buttermilk, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder and mix. If the dressing is too thick, add a bit more buttermilk until you reach the desired consistency. Taste test and season with salt and pepper as needed. You most likely won’t need salt since blue cheese is already quite salty. (Photo #2) Enjoy!
Blue cheese dressing Pintersest image.

Jazz up a humble wedge of iceberg lettuce with some blue cheese dressing and crumbled bacon. Simple and delicious!

Hand holding wing that was dipped in blue cheese dressing.

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Blue Cheese Dressing

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Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cups


  • 3 ounces blue cheese see notes below
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk plus extra to thin if required
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a medium bowl, mash the blue cheese with a fork.
  • Add mayonnaise, buttermilk, lemon juice, and garlic powder and whisk to combine. If the dressing is too thick, add a bit more buttermilk at a time until the desired consistency is achieved.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!


  • Dressing can be saved in the fridge for up to 7 days.


Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.6g | Protein: 13.1g | Fat: 45.6g | Saturated Fat: 19.4g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 819mg | Potassium: 253mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 3.5g | Calcium: 356mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Tjet Leah Martin says:

    Yum can’t can’t can’t wait to try it. Love your and Tara’s channel.

  2. luda says:

    Hi James! Thank you for your recipes, they are approachable and most of all delicious! I enjoy watching your children rating the recipes! Keep up the good work!

  3. Mike ONeill says:

    Where is you receive wit
    Where is your recipe for sauce with gorgonzola cheese