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Homemade Blue Cheese Dip

January 24, 2018 (Last Updated: January 14, 2020) by Chris Collins

There’s just a few simple but crucial ingredients that make this dip the best ever! Once you give this easy homemade Blue Cheese Dip recipe a go you’ll never get store bought again!

blue cheese dip in white pot with carrots, celery and potato wedges

Homemade Blue Cheese Dip

You know what, come to think of it I don’t think I’ve ever bought a blue cheese dip from the shop before. Never had a reason to! A homemade blue cheese dip is waaaaaaay too easy and delicious to do that. And trust me, this recipe is about to be your new ‘go-to’ dip for just about everything.

First things first –

What is the difference between blue cheese dressing and blue cheese dip?

Whilst they are fairly interchangeable, there are small differences. A dressing is often slightly thinner in consistency, making it great for drizzling over salads. A lot of dressings also use buttermilk, where in contrast dips often use sour and/or mayo for a thicker consistency. 

Blue Cheese Dip Ingredients

  • Blue Cheese – The heart and soul of the dip.
  • Mayo – Adds a tangy flavour which plays off the blue cheese nicely.
  • Sour Cream – Adds creaminess to balance out the sharp flavours.
  • Chives – Fresh chives are a game changer in this dip!
  • Lemon Juice – Adds freshness to the dip.

blue cheese dip pouring into dipping bowl

How to make Blue Cheese Dip

It really is as simple as combining in a bowl and taste testing to adjust measurements to preference. I actually highly recommend making this dip in advance. It gives a chance for the flavours to marry together. Just cover and pop in the fridge over night!

Chunky vs smooth blue cheese dip

Personally I prefer a chunky blue cheese dip, which means just simply crumbling in the cheese. If you’re after a smooth dip then smash the cheese with a fork in a little lemon juice to form a paste. Mix in the other ingredients from there.

What type of blue cheese to use?

I’ll always go for a nice strong Stilton. For a milder blue cheese taste then use something creamier like a Gorgonzola.

Can I use Greek Yogurt in blue cheese dip?

You can, and a lot of recipes do, but honestly if I’m having blue cheese dip I’m eating it with something equally as ‘unhealthy’. Stick with the full fat mayo and treat yourself 😂

What serve with Blue Cheese Dip?

I also like to drizzle this in my Buffalo Chicken Wraps as well!

dipping celery into blue cheese dip

And there we have it! A gorgeously creamy, tangy and luxurious blue dip if yours for the taking! If you’re looking for another delicious blue cheese recipe then definitely check out my Buffalo Chicken Meatballs (Stuffed with Blue Cheese!). If you’re looking for more easy dips I think you’ll love these too:

Quick and Easy Party Dips

Alrighty, let’s tuck into the full recipe shall we?!

Homemade Blue Cheese Dip with sprinkled blue cheese on top and carrot/celery blurred in background

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How to make Blue Cheese Dip (Full Recipe & Video)

Blue Cheese Dip recipe with carrots, celery and potato wedges

Blue Cheese Dip

There's just a few simple but crucial ingredients that make this dip the best ever! Once you give this easy homemade Blue Cheese Dip recipe a go you'll never get store bought again!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Appetizer / Dip
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 6
Calories: 172kcal
Cost per serving: £1 / $1

Equipment:

  • Medium Sized Mixing Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Serving Bowl
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board

Ingredients (check list):

  • 2/3 cup / 150g Sour Cream
  • 1/3 cup / 75g Full Fat Mayo
  • 1/2 cup / 50g crumbled Blue Cheese, or more to taste
  • 1 tsp Fresh Chives, finely diced
  • 1/2 Lemon, juice only
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  • Combine all of your ingredients in a suitably sized bowl. Taste test and adjust accordingly with salt and pepper. Also adjust lemon juice, blue cheese and chives if desired.
  • Cover and allow to sit in the fridge until needed or serve immediately. 

Quick 1 min demo!

Notes:

a) Chunky or Smooth? - Personally I love it chunky, but if you prefer it smooth then simply mash it with a fork to form a paste. Then stir in the rest of the ingredients.
b) Resting Time - Allowing the dip to sit in the fridge for at least a couple of hours before serving, will give time for the flavours to blend and develop. So do try and make it in advance!
c) Calories - The entire dip is 641 calories, the figure in the recipe is a division between 6.

Nutrition:

Nutrition Facts
Blue Cheese Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 156
% Daily Value*
Fat 17.37g27%
Saturated Fat 6.474g32%
Trans Fat 0.023g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.714g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.215g
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 218mg9%
Potassium 72mg2%
Carbohydrates 1.36g0%
Sugar 0.97g1%
Protein 3.07g6%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Tabitha @ Tabitha Talks Food
    March 26, 2018 at 3:24 am

    I’ll have to try this. I can’t get enough blue cheese!!

    • Reply
      Chris
      March 26, 2018 at 10:43 am

      You gotta! It’s so good 🙂

  • Reply
    Emily
    March 25, 2018 at 2:31 am

    Blue cheese dip sounds amazing! Perfect appetizer or snack!

    • Reply
      Chris
      March 25, 2018 at 12:00 pm

      Yep, sure is Emily! 🙂

  • Reply
    Sara
    March 25, 2018 at 12:49 am

    5 stars
    This looks incredible! I can’t wait to make it!

    • Reply
      Chris
      March 25, 2018 at 12:00 pm

      Enjoy! 🙂

  • Reply
    Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
    March 25, 2018 at 12:46 am

    5 stars
    Ohh that looks good! My husband has been baking a lot of bread lately and I feel like this would be great spread onto the slices!

    • Reply
      Chris
      March 25, 2018 at 12:00 pm

      YUM! Homemade bread with blue cheese dip, drooling!

  • Reply
    Jill
    March 24, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    5 stars
    I am definitely in the camp of loving blue cheese. Homemade is always best but definitely in this case. Bottle blue cheese dressing is just gross! Great recipe.

    • Reply
      Chris
      March 25, 2018 at 11:34 am

      I so agree with you Jill!!

  • Reply
    Claudia
    March 24, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Yep I could drink that whole bowl big fan right here! OMG looks fantastic!

    • Reply
      Chris
      March 25, 2018 at 11:34 am

      You and me both, Claudia!! 🙂

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