Big Fat Skinny Blue Cheese Dressing

by | Jun 17, 2020 | Salads | 1 comment

I searched high and low for a blue cheese dressing that was point friendly. I found a few, but I wasn’t all that crazy about them. I also used Google to try to find a recipe that I liked — to no avail. I decided to create my own using my Ranch Dressing recipe as a base. It took me a few really tangy and not so flavorful batches before I got the flavor profile I wanted. I used to be a plain yogurt naysayer — I was sour cream all the way, ah, the mistakes of youth — but when I joined MyWW, it seemed everyone was using it, even for freaking pizza dough! Then began my love affair with plain greek yogurt, after all a girl’s got to do what she can to keep her points low!

When I first tested this recipe, I just mixed everything together and went way too heavy on the ranch mix and lemon juice, so don’t skip the white vinegar, trust me. I also used a higher ratio of mayo to yogurt, which resulted in higher points, plus the tang from the yogurt adds to the right flavor in this one. I also wanted a more pungent blue cheese flavor, so the first step is very important — you have to mash that blue cheese into the yogurt, like your life depends on it or you will only taste the blue cheese when you bite into a crumble of it. After working those few issues out, this is what I came up with. I promise this blue cheese dressing recipe will make your heart sing and your taste buds soar. Best of all it’s quick and soooooooo easy to make!

CourseSalad
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Calories53kcal
5 from 2 votes
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5 from 2 votes

Big Fat Skinny Blue Cheese Dressing & Dip

CourseSalad
1
1
1
SP
Servings: 8 servings
Calories53kcal
Author: Lisa

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup(s) Non-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt my faves are Fage and Choboni
  • ½ cup(s) Reduced-fat Blue Cheese crumbled (I use Stella)
  • 1 tbsp Light Mayo (I use Kraft)
  • 1 tsp Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
  • ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Fresh or Freeze-dried Chives optional (I usually put in more, I love chives)
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp White Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Fat Free Half n' Half
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, using a spatula, mash the blue cheese into the yogurt, leaving some chunks.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

The nutritional values were calculated using full-fat blue cheese, however, the MyWW Smart Point values are based on the use of reduced-fat cheese. If you use full-fat cheese in the recipe, the SP values may be higher. Be sure to confirm in your recipe builder.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tbsp | Sodium: 199mg | Calcium: 73mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 75IU | Sugar: 1g | Potassium: 61mg | Cholesterol: 8mg | Calories: 53kcal | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 3g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 2g | Iron: 1mg

1 Comment

  1. Lisa Robertson

    5 stars
    I have made this three times over last month . It tastes exactly like Marie’s blue cheese dressing , but lighter ! I get sad when it is gone !

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