Sour Cream Blue Cheese Dressing

I thought of writing about debt and shopping from my pantry. We will be doing a lot of that over the next few months. It all feels a bit mind-numbing at this point. That anxiety about money eats at me. I am trying hard to remember that money comes to me when I need it and that things are so much worse for others. Right now though it is hard.

In the search for something frugal to make our pantry look like good eating…I ran across this recipe that I love for blue cheese dressing. No, it isn’t fat friendly or healthy or cheap or anything else, but it makes me happy to daydream about it gracing a salad or adding a bit of zip to a sandwich. Warning: it makes other Blue cheese dressing, particularly that stuff in jars, taste way wrong. In other words, your standards for blue cheese dressing will go way, way up.

From my great-grandmother’s recipe cards:

Sour Cream Blue Cheese Dressing

yield: 1 1/2 cups

1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
Few drops of Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup sour cream

Blend all ingredients except sour cream in bowl, mixing well. Fold in sour cream. Chill thoroughly before serving.


  1. Mmmmm, I absolutely love fresh home-made blue cheese dressing. Our current recipe calls for mayonnaise, though… I like the idea of sour cream instead! (Do you think it would work with plain yogurt?)

  2. I don’t know that I would go with plain yogurt entirely unless you used Greek yogurt. Otherwise, I think you would lose the mouth feel.

  3. This is a fabulous recipe! And yes it will spoil you from ever eating bottled bleu cheese dressing ever again!

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