Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing

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A creamy, flavor-packed dressing, this Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing takes just minutes to make and is completely guilt-free.

Drizzling healthy blue cheese dressing over salad.

Who doesn’t love a rich, creamy blue cheese dressing on a crisp bed of salad greens? Instead of buying the bottled stuff, try making your own at home! Not only will you save money and calories, but you will be able to control the quality of ingredients. Plus my Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing takes almost no time at all!


  • Plain yogurt: Acts as a healthier, creamy, thick base for the dressing. If you want it even thicker, or for added protein, use Greek yogurt!
  • Crumbled blue cheese: Also spelled bleu cheese, it’s a soft, crumbly cheese with a sharp and salty flavor that’s the star of the show.
  • Lemon juice: Thins out the dressing a bit, and adds a bright, fresh flavor.
  • Garlic: Nutty, earthy, and a bit spicy that adds great flavor to the dressing.
  • Horseradish: Adds a nice little kick to the dressing, but can easily be left out if you aren’t a fan.

How to Make Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing

Adding blue cheese to bowl

Start your Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing by putting plain yogurt and the crumbled blue cheese in a bowl.

Grating garlic into bowl

Then using a microplane, freshly grate your garlic clove into the bowl.

Adding horseradish to bowl

Finish with the horseradish and fresh lemon juice, and a bit of salt and pepper to taste, then whisk until creamy and smooth.

Healthy blue cheese dressing.

Drizzle over a salad, or serve alongside some buffalo wings, and enjoy your Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is blue cheese healthy for you?

Blue cheese is high in calcium, and is full of many other nutrients, compared to other cheeses.

Is blue cheese heart healthy?

Studies have shown that blue cheese is anti-inflammatory, and can help reduce cholesterol, making it good for heart health.

How do I store homemade blue cheese dressing?

Keep it in an airtight container for up to a week in the fridge.

Healthy blue cheese dressing on salad.

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Liz eating salad with healthy blue cheese dressing.

No matter what you do, have fun with it and make it your own. Once you realize how easy and delicious homemade Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing is to make, you will never buy the jarred stuff again!

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Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing

4.10 stars average
This creamy blue cheese dressing takes just minutes to make and is completely guilt free.
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes


  • ¼ cup plain low fat yogurt
  • 1 ounce crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic (grated)
  • ½ tablespoon horseradish
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Drizzle over salad greens or use as a dipping sauce for baked chicken wings.

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For a thicker dressing, use Greek yogurt or reduce the amount of lemon juice.


Calories: 34kcalCarbohydrates: 1.6gProtein: 2.2gFat: 2.1gSaturated Fat: 1.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.8gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 78mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 1g
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30 responses to “Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing”

  1. Nutmeg Nanny Avatar
    Nutmeg Nanny

    I love blue cheese dressing :) I’ll have to use this recipe for my dressing next week!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Let me know what you think!

  2. Caroline Hurley Avatar
    Caroline Hurley

    Liz…I love homemade dressings and Blue Cheese is my favorite! I love that zesty tanginess! Paired with that horseradish and it’s low fat? OMG! Going on my next salad! :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh I hope you enjoy it Caroline!! Let me know if you try it!

  3. Gaby Avatar

    Blue Cheese Dressing is my favorite! This looks delicious!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thanks Gaby! Hope you had a great time in South America!