Blue Cheese Sauce for Steak (with Video)

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A delicious homemade steak sauce recipe, this Blue Cheese Steak Sauce will transform your homemade steak into a steakhouse-worthy meal.

Transform your homemade steak dinner into something truly special with this homemade blue cheese steak sauce. No fancy culinary skills required - ready in 5 minutes

Blue Cheese Steak Recipe

While a great steak doesn’t need any dressing up, sometimes it’s a nice treat to add another flavor dimension with a delicious steak sauce.

My all-time favorite fancy steak recipe is our Steak Oscar (with bearnaise sauce, asparagus and crab meat), but a girl has to have options! So, for our last special family meal, I developed this super simple blue cheese steak sauce recipe. There’s no heavy cream or technical steps involved, so it’s a great option for when you want something special but don’t have a ton of time to spend in the kitchen – plus it allows you to focus on just cooking the perfect steak.

This blue cheese sauce for steak is rich, tangy, smooth and flavorful. The assertive flavor of the blue cheese complements the savory, umami flavors of your perfectly cooked steak to create a dish that is lip-smackingly delicious. It’s the perfect option for a fancy date night at home, or a special occasion meal with the family.

Once you make this blue cheese steak, you’ll definitely reconsider ever paying crazy steakhouse prices again. 

What is the best blue cheese to use for blue cheese sauce? If you have a favorite variety of blue cheese, you can’t go wrong with using it in this recipe. If you’re new to blue cheese or don’t really have a favorite, gorgonzola works great in this recipe as it has a smooth texture and is really flavorful.

Is this blue cheese sauce gluten-free? This blue cheese sauce recipe doesn’t use any flour to thicken it, however you need to pay attention to the variety of blue cheese that you purchase. Sometimes the mold culture used to make the blue cheese can be grown on bread, but manufacturers should disclose that on their labels. You can read more about that here if that’s a concern for you.

How long does blue cheese sauce last? This blue cheese sauce will last in the fridge for 5-7 days.

Can this blue cheese steak sauce be frozen? Yes, it can be frozen but note that the cream cheese will cause a frozen and reheated sauce to take on a crumbly, less creamy texture. Personally, I do not recommend freezing this sauce.

How can I tell if blue cheese has gone bad? Because blue cheese is blue due to mold, it can be hard to tell when it’s gone bad – especially if it’s an ingredient you’re not used to using! My biggest tip is to familiarize yourself with the smell of freshly purchased blue cheese, so that you can tell the difference when it goes bad. When it’s spoiled, it has a slight ammonia scent.

Also, while blue or green mold color is normal, the cheese itself should have a white or yellow appearance – if there are any pink or brown spots, it’s spoiled. It should also not have a “slimy” touch.

Recipes to Serve with Blue Cheese Sauce

This sauce doesn’t just have to be served on steak! It can be served on a wedge salad, pasta, burgers, as a dipping sauce for wings, etc.

When deciding which side dishes to pair with this recipe, I tend to go for “plainer” sides that allow the blue cheese sauce to be the hero of the meal. Its assertive flavor will clash with some other flavors, however it does work well with side dishes featuring garlic, ginger or onions.

Other Delicious Recipes Using Blue Cheese

If you’re looking for a few more recipes to use up the blue cheese you purchased, check out:

Check out our quick recipe video for how to make this delicious blue cheese sauce – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable recipe:

Ingredients for Blue Cheese Steak Sauce

  • Steak
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Butter
  • Cream Cheese
  • Blue Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Worchestershire Sauce
  • White Pepper

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: you can also add minced garlic or garlic powder to this recipe, but the blue cheese has enough tang and acidity on it’s own. Some people also like to add a couple tablespoons of white wine to their blue cheese sauce.

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • Cast Iron Skillet (for cooking the steak)
  • Meat Thermometer <– this is the one I use and it’s been awesome. Sturdy, accurate, batteries last forever, and super easy to clean.
  • Tongs
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk

How to Make Blue Cheese Sauce for Steak

Melt your cream cheese in a saucepan over medium heat, or in a microwavable bowl, until soft.

Remove from heat once softened.

Stir in the sour cream, Worchestershire sauce, white pepper and blue cheese.

The blue cheese should melt completely into the sauce after sitting for a couple minutes, but if it doesn’t you can place the saucepan back over medium-heat for 2 minutes to help it melt fully. 

Taste and adjust with additional seasonings or blue cheese, as desired.

If the sauce is too thick, you can thin it with additional sour cream or some milk.

To cook your steak, dry the outside by pressing a paper towel or napkin onto it to absorb moisture.

Season with salt and pepper, or your preferred seasonings – keeping in mind not to add anything that will clash with the blue cheese sauce.

Place your cast iron skillet in your oven at 400ºF to warm it fully.

Remove and place over medium heat. Add your butter and when it starts to sizzle, add your steak.

Cook the steak for 2 minutes on each side to sear it, and then continue cooking in the oven as needed, until your meat thermometer reaches your desired temperature for doneness.

Keep in mind that the steak will continue to cook about 3-5ºF as it rests, so remove it when its slightly lower than what you want.

 

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A decadent and mouth-watering blue cheese steak sauce, ready in less than 5 minutes! The perfect recipe for a special occasion dinner: Valentine's Day, Father's Day, etc.

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Yield: 1 cup, enough for 4 steaks

Blue Cheese Sauce for Steak

Blue Cheese Sauce for Steak
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Steaks
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 2-4 Tablespoons Butter, as needed
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • 4 oz Blue Cheese, or less to taste
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Worchestershire Sauce, or more as desired
  • 1 teaspoon White Pepper, or more as desired

Instructions

  1. Melt your cream cheese in a saucepan over medium heat, or in a microwavable bowl, until soft.
  2. Remove from heat once softened.
  3. Stir in the sour cream, Worchestershire sauce, white pepper and blue cheese.
  4. The blue cheese should melt completely into the sauce after sitting for a couple minutes, but if it doesn't you can place the saucepan back over medium-heat for 2 minutes to help it melt fully. 
  5. Taste and adjust with additional seasonings or blue cheese, as desired.
  6. If the sauce is too thick, you can thin it with additional sour cream or some milk.
  7. To cook your steak, dry the outside by pressing a paper towel or napkin onto it to absorb moisture.
  8. Season with salt and pepper, or your preferred seasonings - keeping in mind not to add anything that will clash with the blue cheese sauce.
  9. Place your cast iron skillet in your oven at 400ºF to warm it fully.
  10. Remove and place over medium heat. Add your butter and when it starts to sizzle, add your steak.
  11. Cook the steak for 2 minutes on each side to sear it, and then continue cooking in the oven as needed, until your meat thermometer reaches your desired temperature for doneness.
  12. Keep in mind that the steak will continue to cook about 3-5ºF as it rests, so remove it when its slightly lower than what you want.

Notes

Start out by adding half of the called for blue cheese and then adjust to taste.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 845Total Fat: 61gSaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 273mgSodium: 613mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 66g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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I hope your family loves this decadent steak sauce as much as mine did! It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day – or any time a delicious steak dinner sounds like a good idea!

For more awesome steak recipes, check out our Steak Oscar recipe or our Skillet Steak with Pepper Sauce recipe.

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How to make the best blue cheese steak sauce - perfect for steaks, wedge salads, or to pair with chicken wings. This decadent sauce takes a casual steak dinner and transforms it into a meal that is truly steakhouse-worthy. Transform your homemade steak dinner into something truly special with this homemade blue cheese steak sauce. No fancy culinary skills required - ready in 5 minutes A decadent and mouth-watering blue cheese steak sauce, ready in less than 5 minutes! The perfect recipe for a special occasion dinner: Valentine's Day, Father's Day, etc. How to make the best blue cheese steak sauce - perfect for steaks, wedge salads, or to pair with chicken wings. This decadent sauce takes a casual steak dinner and transforms it into a meal that is truly steakhouse-worthy. Transform your homemade steak dinner into something truly special with this homemade blue cheese steak sauce. No fancy culinary skills required - ready in 5 minutes A decadent and mouth-watering blue cheese steak sauce, ready in less than 5 minutes! The perfect recipe for a special occasion dinner: Valentine's Day, Father's Day, etc.

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2 Comments

  1. This is an absolute treat! And I really appreciated that you included the instructions to cook steak. Even if I come here for the sauce, I could always use some tips for the main dish to serve this sauce with, anyway! I think this sauce would be great also on potato salad!

  2. Blue cheese sauce on steak has got to be my favorite!! I never tried making it with cream cheese, and I’m sure that’s fantastic!!! Will be trying that next – Thanks for sharing!

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