Gary’s Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

Learn how to whip up this classic blue cheese salad dressing that pairs perfectly with fresh greens, veggies, and more!

blue cheese salad dressing

My good friend Jan’s husband shared his favorite Blue Cheese Salad Dressing recipe that he’s been making for decades. I love Blue Cheese and LOVED this dressing on my salad.

crumbled blue cheese in saucepan

When making green salads I like to experiment with different kinds of dressings. The first time I was offered to try this blue cheese salad dressing I knew right away I needed to get his recipe.

blue cheese salad dressing

Up until this recipe, my favorite homemade salad dressing recipe was my Superb Jalapeño Salad Dressing. Salad Dressing with a kick!

For extra Blue Cheese flavor, melt another 2-4 oz of blue cheese and add to the mayonnaise and sour cream mixture in step #2.

salad with blue cheese dressing

You can use fresh tarragon instead of the ground tarragon. Like I always say, use what you got on hand!

blue cheese salad dressing

Tips

  • I strongly suggest you do a taste test before you add the salt to the mixture. Blue Cheese can be salty so you may not need to add more salt.
blue cheese salad dressing

In addition to using it on your salad, this dressing also makes a perfect dip for spicy chicken wings, raw vegetables, or in Sandwiches & Wraps.

blue cheese salad dressing

You will need the following ingredients to make this Blue Cheese Salad Dressing recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Sour Cream, Mayonnaise, Worcestershire Sauce, Fresh Lemon Juice, Ground Dry Mustard, Dried Tarragon, Garlic Powder, Salt, White Pepper and Blue Cheese.

  1. In a small saucepan, melt the blue cheese.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the melted blue cheese and mix with the sour cream and mayonnaise.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and mix till well combined.
  4. Let the dressing sit for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator (the longer the better). This will allow all the flavors to meld. You can use it immediately, but the longer you let it sit in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it will be.

Printable Recipe Card

blue cheese dressing

Gary’s Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

Learn how to whip up this classic blue cheese salad dressing that pairs perfectly with fresh greens, veggies, and more!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course Sauces
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 181 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 5 oz Blue Cheese, melted
  • ¾ Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 ⅓ Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ½ Tsp Ground Dry Mustard
  • ½ Tsp Dried Tarragon
  • ½ Tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ Tsp White Pepper
  • ½ Tsp Salt, as needed

Instructions
 

  • In a small saucepan, melt the blue cheese.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the melted blue cheese and mix with the sour cream and mayonnaise.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix till well combined.
  • Let the dressing sit for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator (the longer the better). This will allow all the flavors to meld. You can use it immediately, but the longer you let it sit in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it will be.

Notes

→ Let the dressing sit for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. This will allow all the flavors to meld. You can use it immediately, but the longer you let it sit in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it will be.
→ For extra cheesiness, melt another 2-4 oz of blue cheese and add to the mayonnaise and sour cream mixture in step #2.

Nutrition

Calories: 181kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 2gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 301mgPotassium: 47mgFiber: 0.04gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 150IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 0.1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Kathy says:

    This blue cheese salad dressing is a classic recipe. Delicious.