You might never have thought about trying to make blue cheese dressing at home on your own, but I guarantee you that if you follow the recipe I’ll give you for how to make blue cheese dressing, you’ll end up with something that’s a lot better than what you can buy in the store, most of the time.
This is a dressing that can go on all sorts of foods, from veggies and chips to sandwiches and salads.
Try making this versatile dressing for yourself at home, following the recipe I have for you down below. See if it doesn’t taste so much better than any blue cheese dressing you’ve had before.
How Many Carbs in Blue Cheese Dressing
If you follow my recipe for blue cheese dressing, you’ll end up with a dressing that has about 115 calories per serving. Each serving is 100 grams, so your mileage may vary.
It needs to be said, of course, that different types of blue cheese dressing made with different ingredients will yield different calorie counts.
If you make variations on this dressing or you buy it from the store, you may have a different calorie count, so keep that in mind.
What Is Blue Cheese Dressing Made of?
Blue cheese dressing has a few key ingredients, with blue cheese being one of the most important ones, of course. This is what gives it its distinctive cheesy flavor.
To make the dressing, you’ll be mixing together sour cream, mayonnaise, and blue cheese, along with some other ingredients. It’s these three that make up the majority of the dressing and give it a lot of its flavor and texture.
It’s really important that you use high quality ingredients, utilizing fresh components where you can. The better quality your ingredients are, the better your end result will be.
What is in blue cheese dressing? There are all sorts of different things you could put in there, and the recipe I’ll give you includes lemon juice, salt, pepper, and a little parsley.
Each of these components has their use, mostly to add a tiny bit of flavor to what’s already there. As you know, mayonnaise is kind of bland but works really well as a base for dressing. You may want vegan mayonnaise, if you’re trying to make an egg free dish, so keep that in mind.
How Do You Make Blue Cheese Dressing?
It’s time to get into the recipe, and I’ll share with you a fairly simple one you can make, using a minimum of ingredients. That being said, even some of what I’m going to recommend you put in the dressing is completely optional.
You could really make this with just three ingredients- mayonnaise, sour cream, and blue cheese. This is how to make homemade blue cheese dressing using ingredients you probably already have at home (or most of them, anyway).
- 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup of sour cream
- 2 ounces of blue cheese, crumbled
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 pinch of black pepper (fresh and ground, for best results)
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (fresh, if possible)
- 1 tablespoon of parsley, minced
- Combine the blue cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, pepper, salt, and parsley in a bowl. Stir everything until it is well blended.
- To give the blue cheese dressing more flavor, use the back of a spoon to crush the blue cheese chunks into smaller bits.
That’s all there is to it when you’re making blue cheese dressing, but you may want it a little thicker or thinner. It will be pretty thick, and you can always add blue cheese to thicken it up more. To thin it, use a little water, milk, or buttermilk. Adjust as necessary.
If the taste isn’t quite right, you can always add a little bit more lemon juice, black pepper, or salt. Go light on these at first, as it’s easy to add more but impossible to take some out.
How Long Does Blue Cheese Dressing Last?
If you make your blue cheese dressing according to the directions I’ve given you, it should last about a week in the fridge. Make sure you keep it in an airtight container and only take it out when you’re ready to use it.
If the blue cheese dressing starts to change color or smell off, then it should be discarded, just to be on the safe side. Keep in mind the limited shelf life for this dressing and try not to make more of it than you’ll use in a week.
You could freeze it, but I wouldn’t recommend it, as that can damage the texture and consistency.
How long is blue cheese dressing good for if you leave it out? I would give it about an hour. I know a lot of people like to make appetizer spreads with finger foods and set out dressing with them, but leaving the dressing out is not a practice I recommend. You can end up with spoiled dressings pretty quick. It’s better to keep them refrigerated until you are ready to use them.
Alternatively, you can keep the dressings cold on the serving trays or tables by putting them in a small bowl of ice. This will help keep the dressing chilled and safe to eat for longer. Just make sure to check on the ice and keep it filled as long as the dressing is sitting out.
It’s also a good idea to cover the dressing when it isn’t in use. This will prevent spoilage and keep things from getting into the dressing that don’t belong there.
What to Serve with Blue Cheese Dressing
A lot of finger foods and appetizers go really well with blue cheese dressing, including carrots, celery, broccoli, and cauliflower. Blue cheese is absolutely amazing with Buffalo wings, no matter what flavor of wings you have.
You can use this dressing as a dip for chicken tenders or fish. It also makes a lovely garnish for pasta, rice, and salad.