Blue Cheese Sauce

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.

Homemade dressing that can be used for salads or a dip.

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.

This is the only recipe you will need as a salad dressing, to pour over grilled ribeye steak, a classic grilled hamburger or as dipping sauce with vegetables.

Don’t forget how amazing blue cheese tastes with some spicy chicken wings. Finger licking good!

A chicken drumstick with blue cheese sauce.

Ingredients needed:

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.
Small clear jar filled with blue cheese sauce for dipping vegetables.

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.

Salad dressing mixed in a clear pyrex mixing bowl.

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

According to Wikipedia, there are several types of blue cheese. The most common are;

  1. Roquefort
  2. Gorgonzola
  3. Stilton

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!

Wedge salad with dressing on a white plate.

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.

Homemade blue cheese dressing in a clear small pitcher

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 on a black plate with celery and blue cheese dressing #instantpot #chickenwings #appetizer |

Steak Recipes

A white plate with steak topped with a white cheese sauce.

Salad Recipes

Strawberry Avocado Chicken Salad with a low carb poppy seed dressing is hearty enough for a main meal! #strawberry #avocado #salad #lowcarb |

Hope you find lots of ways to use this sauce and enjoy it as much as we have!

Blue cheese dressing for dipping vegetables.

Blue Cheese Sauce

Creamy with a hint of tang blue cheese sauce can be used as a salad dressing, a dipping sauce or condiment.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blue cheese, condiment, dip, keto, low carb, salad dressing
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 51kcal
Author: Sandra Sandra


  • 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.


Serving: 1Tablespoon | Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 158mg | Sugar: 1g


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.


Homemade blue cheese sauce can be used for a salad dressing, dip or a condiment.
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  1. I was searching for a bue cheese sauce that would deliver amazing flavor and this delivered. My family lovd the flavors and we will make this often.

  2. Ooooooh, Sandra, I am so excited about finding this recipe! Blue cheese dressing is my absolute favorite, but I consider it a “splurge” item because it’s usually so crazy-high in fat and calories. I love that you’ve trimmed it down a bit, but still kept a great flavor profile. I need to keep this in the fridge at all times now – you’re totally right that there are soooooo many uses for blue cheese dressing, way beyond just salads!

  3. This blue cheese sauce is great! It’s so much better than anything you’d buy in the store, and it’s so ridiculously easy to make.

  4. This is absolutely perfect, I love your recipe! My husband ADORES blue cheese dressing. He is obsessed, puts it on everything. We keep being these unimpressive packaged dressings but no more! I will make a few batches of your blue cheese sauce, to have handy. My husband will devour it in a couple of days! You know what that means! I will be making more! Thanks so much for the genius recipe!

  5. This is a great sauce and we love it here! It’s super flavorful but not dense, so we love to eat it with salads and sometimes chicken and pasta. The mix of buttermilk and yogurt is just perfect. I’m used to add one or the other, so it was a great surprise. Thanks for sharing it!