Pan-Seared Steaks with Blue Cheese Sauce features ingredients that are meant to go together: rich steak and tangy blue cheese.
Seasoned ribeye steaks are seared to perfection, basted in butter, and then served with a decadent blue cheese sauce spooned over the top.
Cooking your steaks on the stovetop is a simple way to get juicy, mouthwatering results (especially if you don’t want to venture outside and fire up your grill!).
This pan-seared steak with blue cheese sauce is perfect for date night…or to make any evening feel fancy! It’s an easy way to elevate a grilled steak dinner at home.
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Why KJ Loves
Pan Seared Steak with Blue Cheese Sauce
Steak and blue cheese are meant to go together! I love how the savory steak pairs perfectly with the funky, creamy blue cheese sauce. A go-to recipe for a fancy dinner or date night!
About Certified Piedmontese
Certified Piedmontese beef is derived from the Piedmontese breed of cattle which is known for its natural leanness and tenderness. This creates a premium dining experience without any added calories and fat.
Additionally, the cows are raised in the Midwest using sustainable and humane practices, without the use of hormones, antibiotics, or steroids. This results in a source-verified grass-fed, grass-finished beef that is not only delicious but also responsibly produced.
Featured Steak: Piedmontese Ribeye
For this steak recipe, I recommend Certified Piedmontese Boneless Ribeye. It’s a steak lover’s dream come true. With half the fat and calories of a traditional ribeye, it’s melt-in-your-mouth tender and packed with flavor.
Salt & Pepper
We’re keeping this pan-seared steak recipe simple. Season your steaks with salt and pepper for a pure steak flavor to come through.
After the steak is seared, add butter to the skillet. Then, spoon it over the top to baste the steak with even more flavor.
Choose your favorite blue cheese for this recipe. You can choose a milder blue cheese or go with a funkier one with a bit more bite!
A little heavy cream makes the blue cheese sauce the perfect consistency.
Simple Blue Cheese Sauce for Steak
Blue cheese sauce is one of the best sauces to go with steak. It’s a tangy, creamy topping that pairs beautifully with a nice ribeye. To make this blue cheese sauce recipe, you’ll only need two ingredients: blue cheese and heavy cream!
If you’re not quite sold on blue cheese yet, don’t worry! You can select a milder blue cheese that has less of that “funky” taste. Try Gorgonzola for a milder, creamier taste.
Want to make the blue cheese sauce in advance? Make it according to the recipe directions, and then allow the sauce to cool. Store the sauce in the refrigerator. Gently reheat the blue cheese sauce on low heat prior to serving to get it nice and saucy again.
How to Make the Best Pan-Seared Steak
Here are a few tips and tricks to get the best results cooking your ribeye steak on the stovetop.
- Take the steak out of the refrigerator 20-30 minutes prior to cooking so it cooks more evenly.
- Pat the steak dry with a paper towel for even browning on the steak.
- Get your pan hot before the steak goes into the skillet.
- Use a meat thermometer to know what temperature/doneness your steak is at.
- Allow your steak to rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.
- Use a good skillet. I think the best way to cook ribeye steak is on a cast iron skillet or a nice braiser (I love my Le Creuset Braiser)!
Steak Cooking Temperatures
Note: The steak will cook about another 5 degrees after you pull it off the heat, so make sure to remove the steak slightly before it hits the doneness you desire.
Rare: 120 to 130 F
Medium-Rare: 130 to 135 F
Medium: 140 to 150 F
Medium-Well: 155 to 165 F
Well-Done: 170 F or more
How to Serve Pan-Seared Steaks with Blue Cheese Sauce
Serve pan-seared steaks whole with blue cheese sauce on the side. Or, precut the steak and drizzle the sauce over the top.
Serve with Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes and Easy Roasted Asparagus for the ultimate meal. If you want to finish things off with an easy, fancy dessert, check out my Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake recipe.
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