Homemade Chart House Blue Cheese Dressing

This Chart House Blue Cheese Dressing recipe tastes so similar to the restaurant’s dressing that no one will know the difference. If you love the Chart House restaurants, you can recreate this dressing at home. It’s creamy, tangy, and loaded with blue cheese crumbles.

This is a fantastic dressing that can be used as a salad dressing and a creamy blue cheese dip for vegetables like carrots and celery. 

a bowl of blue cheese dressing next to a wedge salad

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Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

One of the benefits of making a homemade salad dressing is knowing what ingredients are going into it. You can make the best blue cheese dressing at home!

This means that you get to control the quality of your salad dressing. This rich, tangy, homemade blue cheese dressing tastes so similar to the Chart House dressing that no one will know the difference.

So skip store-bought with additives and preservatives and make this easy blue cheese salad dressing recipe.

Chart House Bleu Cheese Dressing

The Chart House is unique because it believes that your food should be great, and you should also dine with a great view! This upscale chain boasts twenty-five restaurants in showcase locations. They overlook the Atlantic, the Pacific, and some other scenic spots.

Blue Cheese vs. Gorgonzola

You might be wondering about the difference between blue cheese and gorgonzola. Blue cheese is a range of cheeses with stripes or spots of the mold Penicillium. Gorgonzola is one type of blue cheese produced in Northern Italy.

While both blue cheese and gorgonzola are extensively used in cooking, gorgonzola has a unique taste and appearance. You could substitute gorgonzola for blue cheese if that is all you have.

  • If you find moldy cheese troubling, know that this mold makes delicious cheese, is safe for eating, and may even be good for your health.

Is blue cheese dressing just ranch with blue cheese?

No, it is a different type of salad dressing. Ranch dressing contains many herbs in it, and it has a pleasantly mild flavor. Ranch salad dressing typically contains buttermilk, dill, parsley, chives, and onion powder.

Are Roquefort salad dressing and blue cheese salad dressing the same?

Roquefort is a type of blue cheese, Roquefort is made differently than blue cheese. Roquefort is usually not pasteurized and is made with Sheep’s milk. When the mold is introduced to the cheese, Roquefort is made with a specific type of bacteria called Penicillium Roquefort, and it typically has a stronger flavor than most blue cheeses.

What type of blue cheese should you use?

First off, let’s be clear that homemade salad dressing tastes amazing, and no matter what you choose you will create a better than the bottled variety of salad dressing. Here are some common types I suggest using. My personal favorite is Danish blue cheese.

  • Roquefort – this has a more robust flavor than Gorgonzola. It is trendy to enjoy on a cheese plate. This makes a good salad dressing if you want a tangy salad dressing.
  • Stilton – this has a stronger flavor than Gorgonzola. It has a strong smell and taste. This can make your salad dressing smell off, I would not recommend using this if you are going to store your salad dressing for more than one or two days.
  • Gorgonzola – this is made from unskimmed cow’s milk. It is soft, crumpy, and has a sharper flavor than Danish blue cheese.
  • Danish – this is a milder blue cheese that is made with full-fat cow’s milk. It is semi-soft and a good choice for salad dressing.
  • Amish – made from cow’s milk, this has a mild and well-balanced flavor. If you can find it, I find it a good choice for salad dressing.
  • American – one popular variety is Maytag blue cheese. It is made with homogenized milk. It has a well-balanced flavor and is also excellent for salad dressing making.

Homemade Blue Cheese Salad Dressing Ingredients

Homemade is so much better than store-bought because it is made with simple ingredients:

  • Blue Cheese – Maytag, and other blue cheeses made in the USA are perfect for this recipe. They are creamy, and have the right amount of sharpness.
  • Sour cream – makes the dressing creamy
  • Mayonnaise – if you have access to Duke’s mayonnaise, it packs a lot of flavors, my second favorite is Hellman’s or Best Foods (it depends on where you live.)
  • Dry mustard – gives the dressing some edge
  • Garlic powder – garlic powder is dried ground-up garlic, so it gives flavor without salt
  • Worcestershire sauce – the secret ingredient of many recipes, it adds the perfect punch of flavor.
  • Salt and pepper – add to your personal preference
Chart House Blue Cheese Dressing Ingredients

How to Make Blue Cheese Dressing

Here are the simple steps for making this copycat recipe:

  1. Place sour cream, mustard, pepper, salt, garlic powder, and Worcestershire in a small bowl and blend with a mixer for 2 minutes at low speed.
  2. Add mayonnaise. Blend 1/2 minute at low speed and 2 minutes at medium speed.
  3. By hand, crumble the cheese into the mixture. Blend at low speed for no more than 4 minutes.
  4. Refrigerate 24 hours before serving.
homemade blue cheese dressing in a mixer bowl

Watch the video in the recipe below to see how easy it is to make Chart House Blue Cheese Dressing.

Blue cheese dressing is great for salads, Buffalo wings, burgers, and as a dip. It’s especially delicious on a classic wedge salad.

a bowl of homemade blue cheese dressing beside a wedge salad

How to Serve Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue cheese dressing is great for salads, wings, and as a dip. It’s especially delicious on a classic wedge salad. This copycat blue cheese dressing recipe is made with the basic ingredients of sour cream, mustard, Worcestershire Sauce, mayonnaise, and Danish blue cheese.

How to Store Homemade Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

Be sure to store this tasty salad dressing in the refrigerator in an airtight container. It will last for up to two weeks when stored properly.

a bowl of homemade Chart House blue cheese dressing in front of a wedge salad

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Blue Cheese Dressing

The Chart House homemade blue cheese dressing you can make from scratch with simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Make this in your kitchen, and you’ll discover why a homemade salad dressing is always better than one you get out of a bottle.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blue Cheese, Salad Dressing
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 126kcal


  • 3/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt (Scant)
  • 1/3 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups Mayonnaise
  • 4 ounces Danish blue cheese crumbled


  • In a mixer bowl, blend the sour cream, mustard, Worcestershire Sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic powder for 2 minutes at low speed.
  • Add the mayonnaise. Blend for 1/2 minute at low speed and 2 minutes at medium speed. 
  • Using your hand, crumble the cheese into the mixture. Blend at low speed for no longer than 4 minutes. For a chunky salad dressing, reserve some of the blue cheese crumbles to stir in after blending.
  • Refrigerate for 24 hours before using.



For chunky salad dressing, reserve some of the blue cheese crumbles to stir in after blending.


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. baltisraul

    5 stars
    All these years I didn’t realize I was making the Chart House recipe! I add 8oz of crumbles and also use it as Wing dip!

  2. Michelle

    5 stars
    I’ve made this twice now and it is the best recipe I have found so far. Takes me back to being a kid when my grandmother introduced me to blue cheese dressing over a wedge of iceburg with bacon crumbles and fresh summer tomatoes. Amazing!

  3. Floyd Taylor

    5 stars
    I’ve been making this recipe now for 50 years since I first had it at the Chart House in Simsbury, CT (sadly lost in a fire because it was a special one). I’ve probably made it hundreds of times over the years. I think I may even still have the little blue card they used to give out with the recipe (they had one for thousand island dressing as well as their mud pie). I’ll never forget the simple menu they gave you that was on the cutting board. The only thing I see wrong is the mayonnaise — the original recipe is for 1-1/3 cup of mayo, not 1-1/2. It probably won’t make difference, but thought I might mention it. But thanks for letting others know about this amazing dish.

  4. barbara huber gould

    5 stars
    I can’t believe I was settling for the refrigerated section of jarred blue cheese dressing. I only had the blue cheese dressing once at the Chart House but I remember how good it was and this is so good. Thank you so much for the recipe.

  5. 5lindal

    5 stars
    Best blue cheese dressing ever. I got the recipe from the Chart House years ago! Please follow the extended recipe shown above using your hand mixer. It’s better that way. Enjoy!

  6. Dianne

    Best blue cheese dressing , I’ve ever had and made. If you don’t have all ingredients you can substitute different types ones, but not cheese, Mao or sour cream!!! But stick to basic ingredients. I add a little chopped garlic and more blue cheese. (use real garlic instead of garlic salt)

  7. Antoinette Jackson

    I absolutely LOVE Caesar Salads. The Chart House, TGY Fridays and a Deli in Melbourne, FL at the mall all have the most authentic Caesar Salad Dressings.
    Do you have the desire to get that recipe for me?
    Thank you

  8. Danno el Manno

    Has anybody ever had hot wings at the Peanut in Kansas City? Their bleu cheese dressing is out of this world, and I would love the recipe. Does anybody have it?

  9. windowintome

    Me and my mom (and the rest of the family as well) LOVE blue cheese dressing…we came up with a great recipe that doesnt use mayo….(my father despises mayo)

    1 package Italian Dressing Seasoning Mix
    1 Large Tub Sour Cream
    1 package crumbled blue cheese

    mix all ingredients – add a BIT of water because mix will be quite thick…YUM

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