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5-minute Blue Cheese Sauce [Keto, Vegetarian, Gluten Free]

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This classic blue cheese sauce comes together in under five minutes with just 6 ingredients, without both boiling and buttermilk. Loaded with blue cheese flavor it’s perfect with a salad, on top of a pizza or to dip your buffalo cauliflower bites in.

top view of a pink bowl with blue cheese sauce and blue cheese crumbles

This post was first published on July 25th 2019, and updated July 1st 2020 to improve the user experience.

Why you will love this recipe

  • It’s quick – done in 5 minutes max
  • It’s easy – just place your ingredients in a food processor, mix, season, and mix again. Done!
  • No buttermilk necessary – making it a great recipe even for those outside the US
  • Perfectly balanced flavors when sharp blue cheese and heavy mayonnaise combine with the acidity from the lemon
  • Versatile and can be used as a sauce, a dip or a salad dressing – and it goes with everything from veggies to meat to buffalo anything

What you need to make it

top down view of ingredients needed to make blue cheese sauce

Ingredient notes & substitutions

  • Blue cheeseuse a cheaper kind, like a generic “blue cheese”. Note that some blue cheeses are not vegetarian.
  • Mayonnaise – use a store bought kind, it’s not worth it to make your own for this one. I like Hellman’s mayonnaise*.
  • Fresh lemon juice can be substituted for a bottled kind, but the fresh one gives a better taste.

How to make this recipe

I promised you easy – and I will deliver.

process collage showing how to make blue cheese sauce from start to finish
  1. Place your crumbled blue cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise in a food processor.
  2. Cover and mix for about a minute, until smooth and well combined.
  3. Season with lemon juice…
  4. … followed by salt and pepper.
  5. Cover, and mix again.
  6. Check consistency and taste. Add more salt, pepper or lemon juice if you need it. If the consistency is too thick, add a bit more sour cream or a dash of milk. Then make sure to mix it all again.

Then if you have the time, refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes before serving, to allow the flavors to intensify.

What to do if you don’t have a food processor

If you don’t have a food processor, don’t worry – here are three other options, in order of how suitable they are:

  1. Handheld immersion blender used in a plastic bowl
  2. Regular blender
  3. A fork and a shallow bowl – where you use the fork to mash and mix together the ingredients

Tips & tricks

  • Add half of the seasoning (lemon juice, salt, pepper) first, taste test, and then add more as needed.
  • If you can – refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • To make the sauce thinner (for example, for a dressing), add a dash of milk.
  • To make the sauce thicker (for example, for a dip) use less sour cream. The sauce also sets in the fridge, so the consistency after chilling is thicker than that just after mixing it together.

FAQ

What type of blue cheese should I use?

You can use any kind of blue cheese for this recipe, and I encourage you to try a few different types to find your own favorite. I always use a cheaper type – often a generic “blue cheese” – but other great options would be gorgonzola, stilton or roquefort.

Can I make a double batch?

Yes, this recipe works great to double, triple – or even quadruple. Just choose the amount of servings you’d like in the recipe card below and the ingredients will adjust accordingly.

Can I make this ahead of time?

Yes, this sauce gets even better if it’s allowed to sit for a while in the fridge so go ahead and make it 1-2 days ahead of time if you’d like.

How long will it keep in the fridge?

Like most homemade sauces you need to consume it pretty fast – but you can save it for at least 5 days assuming your ingredients are fresh to start with.

blue cheese sauce topped with blue cheese crumbles in a pink bowl

What do you eat with blue cheese sauce?

This sauce is great with so many things – ranging from healthy to fully indulgent . Or how about:

  • Salad – especially one with pears or grapes will be amazing with this sauce. Pro tip: you might wanna add that dash of milk to make it just a bit thinner if using as a salad dressing!
  • Veggie sticks (celery, cucumber, carrot, bell pepper…) for a delicious snack or appetizer
  • A steak – or pork chops
  • On top of your burger
  • Baked potato topped with a generous amount in place of sour cream
  • Buffalo wings, buffalo cauliflower, buffalo anything… no further introduction needed, right?

Why with anything Buffalo?

Now why is blue cheese sauce so often served with buffalo wings?

Well, while the very first ever buffalo wings where in fact served with blue cheese they were not served with a blue cheese sauce. But the sauce + blue cheese + buffalo wings that was the original dish somewhere morphed into the combo we know and love today.

My reasoning? It just tastes so crazy good together. The sauce cools down all that buffalo spiciness, while having enough taste on its own to not just disappear alongside those flavorful wings. Hence, the ultimate combo.

Looking for something Buffalo to drizzle this sauce over? Check out these mouthwatering options:

blue cheese sauce and blue cheese crumbles in a pink bowl with a spoon

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top view of a pink bowl with blue cheese sauce and blue cheese crumbles

Easy Blue Cheese Sauce

5 from 5 votes
Print Rate
Course: Dip, Dressing, Sauce
Cuisine: North American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 245kcal

Ingredients

  • 125 g blue cheese* crumbled
  • 1 dl sour cream
  • 0.5 dl mayonnaise*
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice or according to taste
  • 0.5 tsp salt or according to taste
  • 0.5 tsp fresh ground black pepper or according to taste

Instructions

  • Place crumbled blue cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise in a food processor and mix for about a minute until well combined.
  • Add in fresh lemon juice, salt and fresh ground black pepper. Mix again, then check the consistency and taste, and adjust if necessary.
  • If you can – refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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Notes

Ingredient Notes & Substitutions

  • Blue cheeseuse a cheaper kind, like a generic “blue cheese”. Note that some blue cheeses are not vegetarian.
  • Mayonnaise – use a store bought kind, it’s not worth it to make your own for this one. I like Hellman’s mayonnaise*.
  • Fresh lemon juice can be substituted for a bottled kind, but the fresh one gives a better taste.

Tips & tricks

  • Add half of the seasoning (lemon juice, salt, pepper) first, taste test, and then add more as needed.
  • If you can, refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving
  • To make the sauce thinner, add a dash of milk.
  • To make the sauce thicker, use less sour cream. The sauce also sets in the fridge, so the consistency after chilling is thicker than that just after mixing it together.
  • If you don’t have a food processor you can use a handheld immersion blender, a regular blender, or a fork and a shallow bowl – where you use the fork to mash and mix together the ingredients.

Nutrition

Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 826mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 394IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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