Creamy blue cheese sauce for crispy green salads, a dipping sauce or as a condiment. The options are endless and once you taste this tasty sauce you will come up with a variety of new ways to enjoy it on foods.
Blue Cheese Sauce
This is the same sauce (dressing) that I use on my wedge salad. I use it for so much more than salads though, which is why I decided to highlight it all by itself!
Not only will this sauce is a tasty salad dressing, but it’s also adds a lot of flavor to foods when used as a condiment.
Don’t forget how amazing blue cheese tastes with some spicy chicken wings. Finger licking good!
This sauce tastes best when all the flavors have the opportunity to meld together. Refrigerate it for at least an hour before using it.
If you have the opportunity to make this a day in advance, do it!
Gather the following ingredients:
- Buttermilk – low fat butter milk is fine to use in this recipe. If you don’t have buttermilk you can use make a quick substitution: whole milk with white vinegar or lemon juice. Add 1 Tablespoon of vinegar to a pyrex measuring cup. Fill with milk until it reaches the 1 cup mark. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Greek yogurt – low fat can be used. This adds to the creaminess of the sauce.
- Sour cream – adds a tangy flavor in addition to creamy texture.
- Blue cheese crumbles – this can be found already packaged in crumbles. Alternatively, you can easily break up the cheese with a fork making your own crumbles.
- White vinegar – I always have this on hand. Fresh lemon juice can be used as a substitute.
- Garlic powder – adds delicious flavor to all the ingredients. Fresh diced garlic can also be used.
- Salt and pepper – to suit your taste.
How To Make Blue Cheese Sauce
In a medium size bowl mix together the buttermilk and blue cheese. Once combined add the remaining ingredients until creamy.
Refrigerate before serving.
Blue Cheese Stinks! Is There An Alternative Cheese?
Well, yes there are tons of cheese options, but none of the alternatives will give you the same results, so I challenge you to find a blue cheese that is suitable to your palate.
Different Types Of Blue Cheese
Although you will find a variety of more than 50 types of blue cheese. Kind of like fine wines!
So to get the the nitty gritty! According to BonAppetit there are two types Penicillium culture (edible mold) in blue cheese: Penicillium roqueforti and Penicillium glaucum.
One is the “stinkier” stronger type and the other tastes milder.
- Penicillium roqueforti – is the stronger and has dark greenish veins through the cheese.
- Penicillium glaucum – is much milder with a nutty flavor. This version will have lighter blue veins through the cheese.
Bottom line? Look at the ingredient list when purchasing blue cheese to make this sauce.
Remember that P. roqueforti is traditional strong tangy flavor and P. glaucum is milder.
If you have always said you don’t care for the flavor of blue cheese, then you may have eaten the stronger version.
Is This Sauce Keto Approved?
For my low carb and keto followers, you will also be thrilled with this blue cheese sauce recipe.
All the ingredients are naturally low carb. Although to be truly keto, you will want to use full fat ingredients.
Add this tangy sauce to your favorite dishes. A light coating over zoodles tastes delicious!
How To Thicken The Sauce
To make this a thicker dipping sauce simply add an additional ounce or two more of blue cheese crumbles.
How Much Sauce Will This Make
You will get about 1 cup of sauce, which is enough for serving 4-6 servings.
How Long Will This Last In The Refrigerator?
This blue cheese sauce will remain fresh covered in an airtight container for 5-7 days.
Recipes That Go Well With Blue Cheese Sauce
Now that you have this delicious sauce made be sure to check out these recipes:
Chicken Wing Recipes
- Instant Pot chicken wings and drumettes
- Air Fryer Buffalo Wings
- Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
- Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings
- Spicy Dry Rub Chicken Wings
- Copycat Hooter Wings Air Fried
- Orange Sriracha Wings
- Salt and Vinegar Wings
- Pan Seared Steak
- Grilled Ribeye Steak
- Top Sirloin Steak In The Oven
- Filet Mignon
- Grilled Steak
- Beef Tenderloin Steak
- Smoked Tri-Tip Recipe
- New York Strip Steak
- Wedge Salad
- Simple Arugula Salad
- Healthy Green Salad
- Chopped Green Salad
- Strawberry Avocado Chicken Salad
Hope you find lots of ways to use this sauce and enjoy it as much as we have!
- 6 ounces blue cheese crumbles
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 6 Tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
- 4 teaspoons white wine vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a medium bowl mix together buttermilk and blue cheese crumbles.
- Add sour cream, Greek yogurt, vinegar, garlic powder, salad and pepper mix well.
- Refrigerate before using.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 51Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 158mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g
Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.
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