Blue Cheese Sauce

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Blue cheese lovers, look here! Here's a blue cheese sauce that's just begging to go with burgers, steak, and wings. Make a double batch for your next cookout!

Photography Credit: Alison Bickle

Blue cheese sauce is not about subtlety. It’s the food equivalent of a kindergartner doing full-tilt cartwheels through your living room.

A good blue cheese sauce says, “Ignore everything else that’s happening and give me, and the burger you slathered me on, your full attention.”

That’s just the way I like it.

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Blue Cheese Sauce is assertive and salty, with a tangy garlic kick. This sauce is for the spirited among us. It’s for those who want their food to emerge from the shadows and be recognized.

My favorite way to use it is slathered on a burger and combined with Bacon Jam.

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My brother, who is an excellent cook in his own right, taught me the foundation for this recipe.

He matched the boldness of blue cheese with the strong flavors of garlic, buttermilk, and sour cream. It only takes minutes to mix together, but you want to let all the flavors mingle in the fridge for about 30 minutes before serving it to the renegades among you.

Can I Double Blue Cheese Sauce?

A little goes a long way with this sauce, but if you need more for a big gathering or you really love blue cheese then feel free to double or even triple it. It will keep for about a week.

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The sauce is intended to be chunky, but if you if you prefer a smoother texture, blitz it with an immersion blender or pulse it in the food processor until you reach a creamier consistency.


The humble burger doesn’t get all the fun with this sauce. Spoon it over steak, serve it alongside chicken wings and vegetables or thin it out and drizzle it across grilled romaine. Use it as a spread on grilled or cold sandwiches of the cheese, meat or vegetable varieties.

Let’s get this party started!

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Blue Cheese Sauce Recipe

  • Prep time: 6 minutes
  • Chill time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup, or 8 (1-tablespoon) servings


  • 3 ounces blue cheese, crumbled plus more for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


1 Combine the ingredients in a medium bowl: Stir together blue cheese, buttermilk, sour cream, garlic clove, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, ground mustard powder, and salt.

If a creamier sauce is desired, blend with an immersion blender or in a food processor.

2 Refrigerate the sauce: Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes for flavors to blend.

3 Serve: Use immediately and garnish with additional crumbled blue cheese or transfer to an airtight container and store in refrigerator for up to a week.

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Summer Miller

Summer Miller is the Senior Editor for Simply Recipes based in Nebraska. Her work has appeared in Bon Appetit, Eating Well, Grit, SAVEUR, and Every Day with Rachael Ray, among others. Her first book is New Prairie Kitchen (Agate Publishing, 2015).

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9 Comments / Reviews

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  1. Alex

    Excellent! Only thing I would change is putting the blue cheese in after everything is mixed together. My sauce turned out a bit gray, but still delicious.


  2. Jason

    Made this for an impromptu steak night and it was delicious. Will definitely be a new staple in my dipping sauce repertoire


  3. LARRY

    Easy and delicious. I recommend the funkier the better for the cheese. I added chopped chives for color, but this one is a keeper.


  4. Bryan

    The best! Great on anything, but excellent dressing as well — thanks!


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  5. Lori Williams

    Can you serve blue cheese sauce warm?

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