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Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing + 30 Amazing Ways to Use it

Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing is so much more delicious than store-bought. Try this 5 minute easy recipe and get your list of 30 ways to use it!

Blue cheese sauce in a portion with fresh vegetables and lime and green parsley. Wooden background and natural napkin.

Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing has got to be my all-time, hands-down favorite salad dressing. Store-bought tends to have too much of a plastic flavor for me (although there are rare exceptions).


  • Crumbled Blue Cheese: A pungent cheese with a distinctive salty and sharp flavor. Opt for wedges over pre-made crumbles.
  • Buttermilk & Mayonnaise: Buttermilk adds a tangy flavor to offset the richness of mayonnaise (store-bought or homemade).
  • Worcestershire sauce: Worcestershire sauce adds a tasty layer of flavor.
  • Seasoning: Garlic, kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to make the flavor pop.

How to Make Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

It takes just 5 minutes to make this easy blue cheese dressing recipe. Just mix all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and chill for at least an hour before using to allow flavors to meld. Yes it’s that easy!

The printable recipe card with exact measurements can be found below.

Type of Blue Cheese to Use

Use a blue cheese that you like best and if you’re unsure visit the deli at your grocery store and ask if you can sample the blue cheese on hand. I always opt for wedges that crumble well instead of pre-crumbled cheese for best quality.

A spicy Maytag and pungent French Roquefort are classic choices. A strong blue veined Danish blue and California’s Point Reyes Original Blue pair well with dressings as well. Gorgonzola is a type of blue cheese that isn’t very chunky so I would save it for other recipes.

How to Store Blue Cheese Dressing

Homemade buttermilk blue cheese dressing will last up to 7 days in the refrigerator, if stored in an airtight container.

30 Unique Ways to use Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

Fresh doesn’t keep long, and as much as I love this Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing, tossing it over a mound of lettuce just isn’t going to keep me interested long enough to finish the batch. Which means I need to find some creative uses for it!

Roasted zucchini or eggplant with a little blue cheese dressing? Grilled chicken and a side of the buttermilk blue? Oh yeah…lots of possibilities!

  1. Mix some into potato salad for a subtle blue cheese twist.
  2. Make some buffalo wings and use it for the dip.
  3. Top your burger with a heaping spoonful and add extra blue cheese crumbles.
  4. Add some to a piping hot baked potato.
  5. Use it as a sandwich spread in place of mayonnaise.
  6. Drizzle it on your pizza!
  7. Use it as a dip for pretzels.
  8. As dressing on a classic Cobb salad.
  9. A combination of fried chicken and blue cheese.
  10. Make some juicy rib-eye steaks, then drizzle Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing over the top.
  11. Dollop some on chili instead of sour cream.
  12. Spread some on toasted garlic bread.
  13. Pair with crunchy, salty chips.
  14. Make pork chops and rice then top it all with a little blue cheese dressing.
  15. Mix it into coleslaw!
  16. Balance crispy, salty french fries with thick, creamy dressing. Try with onions rings too!
  17. Take that blue cheese coleslaw you just made and use it to top Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sliders.
  18. Or wrap shredded buffalo chicken and some dressing in lettuce for a healthy, low-carb lunch or dinner.
  19. Mix it into your mac and cheese.
  20. Use a dip with crunchy chicken nuggets.
  21. Drizzle it on top of bruschetta.
  22. Toss it with pasta, top it with crumbled bacon and a few grinds of black pepper.
  23. Introduce your kids to blue cheese by using it as a dip for their chicken fingers.
  24. Shave brussels sprouts and toss with some Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing.
  25. Toss some with hot roasted cauliflower or broccoli.
  26. As a dip for buffalo cauliflower wings.
  27. Make a cobb-style egg salad sandwich by adding bacon, avocado, and blue cheese dressing!
  28. Level up and substitute store bought blue cheese dressing for homemade dressing on a wedge salad.
  29. Make a tortilla wrap with blue cheese dressing and hot pepper sauce.
  30. Combine almost any dish with blue cheese dressing and buffalo sauce including lasagna, pasta, pizza, poppers, dip, sloppy joes, meatballs, sliders, mac and cheese bites, deviled eggs, portobello mushrooms and more.
A creamy Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing - plus a list of 20 ways to use it that doesn't include a salad!

Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

Yield: about 5 cups dressing
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Easy Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing is made with tangy buttermilk and tastes great on salads, sandwiches, wings, dips and more.


  • 2 cups crumbled blue cheese, or more if preferred
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups mayonnaise, store-bought or homemade
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste


  1. Mix all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Chill for at least an hour before using to allow flavors to meld. Store in refrigerator for up to two weeks.


This recipe makes a lot of dressing, cut in half if preferred.

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