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Homemade Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

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Today we’re showing you how to make our homemade buttermilk blue cheese dressing. Don’t worry, it’s not hard!

homemade buttermilk blue cheese dressing - works great as a salad dressing or a blue cheese dip

We’re big fans of chicken wings.  I blame it on growing up in upstate NY, but really, it probably would have happened regardless because they are just so good!  You can make them on the grill, slow roast them in the oven, and try them with different spices or just the traditional hot wing sauce.  Plus, they fit as a perfect appetizer for almost any occasion. What are we going to eat during the Super Bowl? Wings!  What should we fix for the next family get together? Wings! How about on the next grill night? You guessed it,  wings!  But wings are never complete without a dipping sauce? And what are you going to dip your chicken wings in?  Homemade Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing, of course. Trust me, you won’t regret it!  And it just might be your savior when the delivery guy mistakenly gives you ranch dressing. Hey, it’s happened to us. Nothing against ranch dressing, ranch dressing is good, but don’t kid yourself ranch…you’re no blue cheese.

Not all blue cheese dressings are created equal. You’ve got your creamy blue cheese dressing. Your chunky blue cheese. Your buttermilk blue cheese dressing. And then there’s low-fat blue cheese dressing…what’s that all about? We do try to eat healthy most of the time, but if you’re dipping something in blue cheese dressing then you’ve probably already committed to a splurge night so why ruin it with disappointing low-fat dressing? Go for the buttermilk blue cheese dressing. Just an opinion of course, but on wing night we tend to go all in. 🙂 We’ve tried several types of blue cheese dressings dip from the store and like them, but,  we’ve found that the blue cheese dressing we like the best is usually the kind a restaurant makes in house.  After trying several different recipes and changing them up to our tastes (hold the mayo please!), we decided this homemade blue cheese recipe was the one we liked best.

Homemade buttermilk blue cheese dressing is not hard to make.  Combine the buttermilk with a few other staples from your pantry and fridge, and you have all the ingredients to make a great homemade blue cheese dressing.We tend to have buttermilk in the fridge almost all the time.  We use it for pancakes.  And for scones.  I’ve read it’s really good with baking because it softens the gluten in flour.  Plus, the New York Times did a whole story on the comeback of buttermilk.  And since you aren’t heating the buttermilk, your dressing will have helpful probiotics thanks to the addition of buttermilk.  I think it tastes better a few days after making it, but honestly, it’s hard not to like it freshly made either.

homemade buttermilk blue cheese dressing - works great as a salad dressing or a blue cheese dip

If you devour all your wings and have buttermilk blue cheese dressing to spare, it tastes great on grilled romaine salad (with bacon bits!) or you just have blue cheese dip for your favorite veggies.  Or dip your pizza in it?  Anyone else do this? Sometimes I just can’t help myself. I know it means I’ll have to walk further the next day, but I just can’t help myself. I’m down to the crust, there’s leftover dressing on my plate….what am I not going to go in for the dip? That would be crazy.  I’m not entirely sure where this need to dip my pizza in blue cheese dressing came from, but it has caught on and my family has started serving blue cheese dressing with pizza (maybe it evolved after having a chicken wing pizza at a local restaurant?).

On to the recipe:

Homemade Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

Homemade Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 341kcal


  • 1/3 c . sour cream
  • 1/3 c . buttermilk
  • 1 tsp . red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tsp . garlic powder
  • 1/2 c . blue cheese crumbles


  • Whisk buttermilk and sour cream together.
  • Add vinegar, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and whisk.
  • Stir in blue cheese crumbles.


Calories: 341kcal

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