Blue Cheese Sauce

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!

Best Burger Toppings - blue cheese sauce on a hamburger with fries in the background
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.

What Does This Blue Cheese Sauce Taste Like?

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.

Blue Cheese Sauce Recipe shown with sides
Alison Bickle

Ingredients for Blue Cheese Sauce

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.

Homemade Blue Cheese Sauce - blue cheese sauce on a hamburger with fries in the background
Alison Bickle

Chunky or Smooth Blue Cheese Sauce

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.

Ways to Use Blue Cheese Sauce

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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How to Choose the Best Blue Cheese for this Dip

The "best" blue cheese is going to depend on your personal taste preferences. Often blue cheese lovers don't mind one with a bit of oomph, so if you're in that strong blue cheese camp you might opt for Roquefort or Maytag. If you're serving this dip to those might appreciate something milder, Gorgonzola or Danish Blue would be good choices.

How to Store Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

Your sauce should stay fresh, refrigerated in an airtight container, for up to a week.

Is Blue Cheese Dip Served Warm or Cold?

You can serve blue cheese dip either warm or cold. If you decide to heat it, do so in a saucepan over low heat to prevent the buttermilk and sour cream from curdling.

From the Editors Of Simply Recipes

Blue Cheese Sauce

Prep Time 6 mins
Chill 30 mins
Total Time 36 mins
Servings 8 servings
Yield 1/2 cup

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  1. Combine the ingredients in a medium bowl:

    Stir together blue cheese, buttermilk, sour cream, minced garlic, 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
48 Calories
4g Fat
1g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 48
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 177mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 46mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.