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Light Blue Cheese Dressing

A creamy, flavor-packed blue cheese dressing that takes just minutes to make and is completely guilt free.

Creamy Low Calorie Blue Cheese Dressing - The Lemon Bowl

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.

For an added kick, I’ve thrown in a bit of horseradish. Similar to a creamy horseradish sauce, it gives the dressing a bit of a punch for minimal added calories. If you aren’t a fan, feel free to leave it out. If you love it, add more!

Lemon juice thins out the dressing a bit and adds a bright flavor. To make the dressing thicker, simply use less lemon juice or swap out plain yogurt for Greek yogurt.

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

Your fork is waiting.

Creamy Low Calorie Blue Cheese Dressing - The Lemon Bowl

Light Blue Cheese Dressing

4 stars average
This creamy blue cheese dressing takes just minutes to make and is completely guilt free.
PREP: 5 mins
TOTAL: 5 mins
Servings: 4


  • 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.


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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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.


  1. I think I am going to try this with buttermilk instead of yogurt…yogurt is a migraine trigger for me. Funny….blue cheese is also a big migraine trigger, but not for me…yay!!! BTW, I made your Schezuan Turkey and Green Beans twice in the last month and it was a big hit with the family. The first time I made it exactly as the recipe stated but the second time I made it with broccoli and it was also amazing!!

      1. Well….since you asked :) We loved the Brown Fried Rice with Chicken and Vegetables!! And the Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala was a big hit too! I substituted light sour cream for the yogurt in that recipe. I also made the 5 Minute Wonton Soup but I wasn’t a fan of the texture of the wontons…maybe I cooked it too long??!! I am planning to make the M’Judra this weekend! I love following your website!!

        BTW, I have a niece who graduated from GVSU last spring and got a job in GR. She loves it there! (Her family and mine are from the suburbs of Detroit – Novi and Livonia). I told her to start following you on Instagram. A few days later she texted me saying that she saw you on TV!!! How fun is that!!

        1. Oh my goodness I’m so glad you tried all of those recipes!! And yes the wontons cook very quickly – just a minute or two and they are done. That’s so fun that your daughter saw me on TV!! Too cool!! Grand Rapids is a really cool and fun town. :) Thanks for sharing!

      2. Liz,
        Now that I’m finally emptying jam and jelly jars I have containers for making dressing again.
        I like to shake up all the ingredients and store the rest with a screw on cap.
        Since I just picked up blue cheese crumbles for my son to make his favorite super bowl dip–I’m set. Thanks!

      3. Love, love, love this picture of your little guy, Liz!! What a healthy, happy baby!!! 10 weeks already!! Time sure does fly!! You are blessed!! :-)

      4. Liz you have no idea how much I love blue cheese…anything! I always have a container in the fridge for salads, steaks…whatever. So this dressing is so happening {you know how I love making my own dressings!} … thanks for sharing, I’m so excited about this!

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