Blue Cheese Dip

Blue Cheese Dip is a creamy, tangy dip with the sharp, salty flavor of blue cheese. Pair it with your favorite chicken wings, veggie sticks or chips.

blue cheese dip in a bowl with potato chips

With only 5 ingredients and about 5 minutes of prep, this blue cheese dip recipe is one of the easiest appetizers you can make!

Table of Contents
  1. Blue Cheese Dip Ingredients
  2. How to Make Homemade Blue Cheese Dip
  3. FAQs
  4. Dipper Suggestions
  5. Expert Tips
  6. More Dip Recipes to Love
  7. Blue Cheese Dip Recipe

Blue Cheese Dip Ingredients

  • Blue Cheese – A chunky, creamy cheese that is soft and has a strong tangy flavor.
  • Sour Cream – The creamy base of the dip.
  • Garlic – For flavor.
  • Fresh chives – For freshness and flavor. You can also use the greens from the tops of green onions.
  • Lemon juice – Add a burst of freshness and balance to the flavors.
  • Salt and pepper – as needed.

How to Make Homemade Blue Cheese Dip

Easy is the name of the game with this simple yet incredibly flavorful dip that only take 5 minutes to make.

  • Add all of the ingredients to a medium sized bowl. Stir together, crumbling blue cheese as you go.
  • Pour into a serving bowl and top with minced chives and fresh cracked black pepper.


Can I use yogurt instead of sour cream?

Yes, you can use plain yogurt, or plain Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream. A fat free sour cream is fine, too.

What does blue cheese taste like?

Blue cheese has a sharp and salty taste, and a pungent scent. The dip is a little chunky, but still has a creamy texture.

Are there different types of blue cheese?

There are dozens of varieties of blue cheese, the most common being Roquefort, Stilton and Gorgonzola.

Dipper Suggestions

This creamy dip is great with a variety of dippers, and can be made into a dressing too.

Here are some of my favorite things to pair with blue cheese:

  • Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings – Probably my favorite thing to pair with blue cheese is buffalo chicken wings.
  • Raw vegetables – carrot sticks, celery sticks, bell pepper, broccoli, snap peas, etc.
  • Potato chips – I particularly like Kettle style chips with this dip.
  • Crackers – Entertainment style crackers are nice and crispy.
  • Sauce – Spread onto a sandwich or burger, or on top of baked chicken breasts.
  • Wedge Salad – Cut iceberg lettuce into wedges, and top with bacon, diced tomatoes and this dip.
celery stick with blue cheese dip

Expert Tips

  • Storage: Store any leftover dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should last about 4-5 days.
  • To make blue cheese dressing: Whisk in buttermilk until you are happy with the consistency.
  • Customize: Feel free to tweak the amounts for a taste you love. More or less blue cheese, more or less sour cream, salt and pepper. A little mayonnaise will make this dip even creamier.
  • Chill – While you can serve this dip right away, it’s best when it’s had time to chill.
  • No food processors or blender needed, but if you really want to use one you can. I prefer the chunky texture with little bites of real blue cheese.
blue cheese dip in a bowl surrounded by carrot and celery sticks and potato chips

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Blue Cheese Dip

Blue Cheese Dip is a creamy dip with the sharp, salty flavor of blue cheese. Pair with your favorite chicken wings, veggie sticks or chips.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings (3 tablespoons)
Calories 104kcal


  • 16 ounces sour cream
  • 1 ½ cups crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped chives plus some for garnish
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Kettle style potato chips or veggies for dipping


  • Combine dip ingredients in a medium sized bowl, crumbling any larger pieces of blue cheese.
  • Pour into a serving bowl and top with minced chives and fresh cracked black pepper.
  • Serve with kettle style potato chips, crackers or veggie sticks.


Serving: 3tablespoonsCalories: 104kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 318mgPotassium: 58mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 258IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 1mg
Keyword blue cheese dip

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the recipe developer, writer, CEO and all around badass who created Yellow Bliss Road, Inc. and A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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