This is the BEST Steakhouse Blue Cheese Dressing recipe. It takes less than five minutes to make. Super creamy, tangy and loaded with chunky blue cheese. Drizzle it over a Wedge Salad or serve it alongside some Buffalo Wings or Vegetable Sticks.
Rick & I basically always order a wedge salad to split when we head to a steakhouse. That, and a martini (extra dry, a little dirty), and a filet. And we’ve just about tried them all… Ruth Chris, Mortons, Longhorn, Gibsons, Outback.
Some are definitely superior to others. And I feel like the thing that really makes them shine is the blue cheese dressing.
So, today I’m sharing my recipe for what I believe to be the BEST Steakhouse Blue Cheese Dressing.
It’s easy to make, with no fussy ingredients, and it comes together in just 5-minutes!
- Sour Cream – For the creamiest flavor, use full fat sour cream. However, you can also use low fat, fat free, or Greek yogurt.
- Mayonnaise – If you’re mayo opposed, you can use extra sour cream in its place (and leave out the vinegar), or use Greek yogurt.
- Blue Cheese – You can also use gorgonzola, stilton, or roquefort.
- White Wine Vinegar – This gives the dressing its tang. You can also use lemon juice, red wine vinegar, or champagne vinegar.
- Garlic Powder
That’s it! This classic blue cheese dressing is super simple. You probably even have most of these items on hand already.
Splurge on the good blue cheese. Skip those prepackaged blue cheese crumbles and buy a good wedge of blue cheese from the cheese case. Your dressing will be creamier and its flavor will be far superior. You can also use gorgonzola, stilton, or roquefort.
For a light blue cheese dressing with less fat and calories, you can swap the mayonnaise for light mayo and the sour cream for nonfat plain Greek yogurt.
How Do You Make Blue Cheese?
- Whisk together all the ingredients.
- Store in an airtight container.
I would recommend letting the dressing sit in the fridge for a few hours if you’re able, just to let its flavors develop. But you can eat it straight away too, if you’re tight on time.
- For an even tangier blue cheese, you can swap the regular milk for buttermilk.
- Boost the flavor by adding in a splash of Worcestershire sauce.
- Add some spice by stirring in a little horseradish.
Yes! This dressing is low carb, and keto-friendly.
Blue Cheese Dressing can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 1 week.
Roquefort is a type of blue cheese. It is a bit stronger, tangier and more moist than traditional blue cheese, which makes roquefort dressing a bit more creamy. But, yes, they are both blue cheese dressings.
No, restaurant ranch dressing is totally different. Ranch is zestier, and loaded with herbs like dill, parsley and chives. Blue cheese has a bold, creamy cheese flavor.
How to Use It
- Salad Dressing – Make a classic wedge salad by topping a wedge of iceberg lettuce with bacon, tomatoes, and additional blue cheese crumbles.
- Drizzled onto a Steak. Try it with this sous vide ribeye or filet mignon.
- Dip for Vegetable Sticks – Serve it with carrots and celery sticks.
- Topping for Baked Potatoes – Have you made them in the Instant Pot?
- Dip for Fries – Try these Green Bean Fries or these Zucchini Fries.
- On top of these Smashed Potatoes.
- Tossed into coleslaw.
- With anything buffalo flavored – Crispy Baked Chicken Wings, Baked Buffalo Tofu Bites, Buffalo Chicken Chili, Buffalo Cauliflower, Buffalo Smashed Potatoes.
More Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes
- Green Goddess Dressing
- Jalapeno Ranch Dressing
- Southwest Salad Dressing
- Restaurant Style Ranch Dressing
- Italian Dressing
- Honey Mustard Sauce
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Steakhouse Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe
- In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Transfer to an airtight container; the dressing stores in the refrigerator for 1 week.
This post was originally published in 2020. It was updated in 2023 to add new information. The recipe remains the same. Enjoy!