Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

Ditch the bottled dressing and make bold, creamy blue cheese dressing at home in mere minutes! You probably have everything you need already in your fridge!

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup


  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (about 2 1/2 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped chives (optional)


1 Marinate the shallots: In a bowl, stir the shallots, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper together. Let sit for 10 minutes to soften the flavor of the shallots.

2 Add remaining ingredients: Whisk the mayonnaise and buttermilk into the vinegar and shallot mixture. Add the cheese, and mash any large chunks against the side of bowl (you still want a few smaller crumbles). Stir in the chives, if using.

Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.