This easy Blue Cheese Sauce recipe makes a creamy, tangy dip that is perfect for dunking crispy veggies, crunchy chips, and chicken wings.
This homemade blue cheese dipping sauce is a crowd-pleaser, and it is a staple for potlucks and backyard barbecues. Serve it with pizza, wings, chips, and veggies to bring your snacking game to the next level.
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Blue Cheese Sauce Ingredients
- Mayonnaise: Creamy mayonnaise is the main ingredient in this dip. It provides a tangy flavor that brings everything together.
- Sour Cream: The sour cream adds a smooth, creamy flavor that helps offset the bold flavor of the blue cheese.
- Buttermilk: We added buttermilk to help thin the sauce and add an additional tangy flavor. You can add less for a thicker sauce or more if you want to use the sauce as a dressing. If you don’t have any buttermilk on hand, you can add whole milk instead.
- Cheese: Choose a quality blue cheese that you love. It can be mild or have a bolder flavor depending on your preferences.
- Seasoning: Garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper bring flavor to the sauce. You can use freshly minced garlic and onion if you prefer.
How To Make Blue Cheese Sauce
Set a couple of tablespoons of the blue cheese crumbles aside and put the rest of the ingredients into a small bowl.
Stir the ingredients together until well combined. Transfer the blue cheese dipping sauce to a serving bowl and top with the remaining blue cheese crumbles. Then, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the dip for at least two hours before serving.
Buffalo Blue Cheese Dip
To turn this dip into buffalo blue cheese dip, add two to four tablespoons of hot sauce and a pinch of cayenne pepper. This variation is perfect for the ones that like spicy dips.
Blue Cheese Ranch Dip
For ranch lovers, you can add a packet of powdered ranch dressing mix. It works best to stir the powdered ranch into the creamy ingredients until they are well combined, and then stir in the blue cheese at the end.
Blue Cheese Substitutes
- Gorgonzola cheese is the closest substitute for blue cheese. It shares a similar creamy and tangy flavor as blue cheese, making it an excellent substitute in recipes.
- Roquefort cheese is another blue-veined cheese. It has a distinct sharp and tangy flavor, similar to blue cheese, but with its own unique characteristics.
Make It Ahead Of Time
This blue cheese sauce is best when you make it ahead of time because the flavors really come together. After preparing the dip, cover the bowl and refrigerate it for at least two hours or overnight. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.
Ways To Serve Blue Cheese Sauce
This dip is incredibly versatile and can be served with a variety of snacks. It’s perfect for dunking crispy veggies like carrot sticks, celery, or bell pepper strips. It also adds a delightful zing when served alongside crunchy potato chips, tortilla chips, or pretzels. For chicken wings fans, this dip is the companion that takes their flavor to new heights. We also use it as a pizza dipping sauce for pulled pork pizza!
Got Questions? Here Are The Answers
It is made with mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, blue cheese crumbles, and seasonings.
They are similar in flavor, but the dressing is usually thicker than the dip.
Serve it with celery sticks, carrots, bell pepper strips, cucumbers, chips, pretzels, wings, and pizza.
Blue Cheese Sauce
- Put all of the ingredients into a bowl and whisk until combined.
- Cover and store in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.