Homemade Blue Cheese Dip

There’s nothing better and easier than cool, creamy homemade blue cheese dip with a side of buffalo chicken wings, celery sticks or crisp fresh veggies!

Make this all-natural favorite dip in less than 5-minutes! It goes with hot wings like peas and carrots, so why not have a homemade batch on hand for your next tailgate party?

Bleu cheese dip goes with hot wings like peas and carrots, so why not have a homemade batch on hand for your next tailgate party?

What you’ll need

The ingredients are pretty simple: Cream cheese (room temp), mayonnaise, buttermilk, blue cheese crumbles, onion powder, a little salt, black pepper and a hint of a garlic clove if you like!

How to make it

One of the first things I do is break apart the blue cheese crumbles in a small bowl using the back of a fork; this ensures the cheese crumbles are really small!

Bring the cream cheese to room temperature; in a medium bowl, combine the cheese crumbles with all the ingredients and season dip with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder or a hint of fresh lemon juice to taste

Mix everything in a bowl and let it refrigerate for about 10 minutes; when ready to serve, scoop the tangy dip into your favorite serving bowl and garnish with fresh chives, chopped green onions or fresh parsley!

Can I substitute with Gorgonzola?

If you can’t find a good quality blue cheese at your grocery store, you can substitute with gorgonzola in this easy recipe. Gorgonzola, Stilton or a danish blue cheese may be used in this recipe however, you may want to adjust the amount of cheese because some are more salty than others.

Recipe tips

  • Want more tangy blue cheese flavor? Whisk in a little white vinegar after the dip has rested in the fridge for about 10 minutes
  • Want a smooth dip? Make the dip then transfer to a food processor. Pulse to desired consistency then transfer to a small serving bowl.
  • Want a thinner consistency? Add a little more buttermilk and turn this delicious dip into a delicious dressing for your favorite salad

Serving suggestions

Generally speaking, you want this creamy dip to remain above room temperature, if not a bit cool.

Serve with a crudité or cheese plate, or as a spread with pita or naan bread. It’s also an excellent side for steak or a crisp wedge salad!

This pairs well with bell pepper, baby carrots, cherry or grape tomatoes, celery, red onions, olives, salted or candied nuts, figs, pear slices or dates.


Store homemade blue cheese dip in an airtight container (I use a mason jar) for up to 3-months in the refrigerator. Freezing is not recommended.

Bleu Cheese Dip on red and yellow bell peppers with a side of cherry tomatoes and chicken wings.

Homemade blue cheese dip is great as a dipping sauce and one of America’s favorite game day recipes! Be sure to whip up a batch for your next party!

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Bleu Cheese Dip

Homemade Blue Cheese Dip

Tangy Blue Cheese Dip is perfect for any occasion! Serve with vegetables, chips or chicken wings!
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Resting time (optional): 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 1 cup
Author: Anecia Hero


  • 4 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • cup buttermilk
  • ¾ cup bleu cheese crumbles
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional ingredients: add to taste after the dip has rested in the fridge for 10 minutes: lemon juice, white vinegar, garlic powder, lemon juice
  • Garnish: chopped parsley, green onions, dill weed optional


  • Bring cream cheese to room temperature
    4 oz. cream cheese
  • Pour cheese crumbles onto cutting board and break apart into smaller piece with the back of a fork or sharp knife; set aside
  • Combine all ingredients into medium bowl
    ½ cup mayonnaise, ⅓ cup buttermilk, ¾ cup bleu cheese crumbles, 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • Cover and chill for 10-minutes before serving
  • Taste dip: add any of the following to taste: a pinch of garlic powder, lemon juice, white vinegar or Worcestershire sauce
    salt and pepper, optional ingredients: add to taste after the dip has rested in the fridge for 10 minutes: lemon juice, white vinegar, garlic powder, lemon juice
  • Garnish (optional): chopped green onions, parsley, dill week
    Garnish: chopped parsley, green onions, dill weed
  • Serve with cut vegetables, crispy chips, chicken wings or as a spread with Naan or Pita bread


  • You can substitute Gorgonzola in this recipe
  • After the dip has rested for a few minutes in the fridge, taste it and see if you want to add anything to it: for more tang, add a smidgen of lemon juice or white vinegar, want a little heat? Add a splash of Louisiana Hot Pepper sauce! Want it thinner? Add a little more buttermilk.

Nutrition Estimate

Serving: 1cupCalories: 1562kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 33gFat: 153gSaturated Fat: 55gPolyunsaturated Fat: 53gMonounsaturated Fat: 37gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 241mgSodium: 2353mgPotassium: 591mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 2406IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 762mgIron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I love blue cheese dressing, but I’ve actually never made it! Now I know how. Thanks for this great recipe!