Pan-Seared Steaks with Blue Cheese Sauce

  • By KJ

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 garlic 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.

Pan seared steaks with blue cheese sauce on a platter.

Pan-Seared Steaks with Blue Cheese Sauce

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. 

This post and recipe are sponsored by Certified Piedmontese. All words and photographs are my own. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that make KJ & Company possible!

Pan seared steaks with blue cheese sauce on a platter.

Why KJ Loves

Pan-Seared Steaks with Blue Cheese Sauce

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! 

Certified Piedmontese Grass Fed, Grass Finished Ribeyes in their packaging.

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.

Ribeye steaks on a plate.
INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT INGREDIE

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. 

Seasoned steaks on a plate.

Other Ingredients

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. 

Butter

After the steak is seared, add butter to the skillet. Then, spoon it over the top to baste the steak with even more flavor. 

Blue cheese

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!

Heavy cream

A little heavy cream makes the blue cheese sauce the perfect consistency.

Seared steaks in a skillet.

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.

Blue cheese and heavy cream in a sauce pan.

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)!
Sliced steak on a plate with blue cheese sauce on the side.

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

A close-up photo of steak slices.

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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Pan seared steaks with blue cheese sauce on a platter.

Pan-Seared Steaks with Blue Cheese Sauce


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

Pan-Seared Steak 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. 

This post and recipe are sponsored by Certified Piedmontese. All words and photographs are my own. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that make KJ & Company possible!


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Allow the steaks to come to room temperature about 20 minutes prior to searing. Pat the steaks dry with a paper towel and evenly season both sides of the steaks with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the steaks in and allow to sear for 5-7 minutes before flipping. Sear for the other side for another 3-5 minutes before adding the butter into the skillet and reducing the heat slightly so the butter doesn’t burn.
  3. Carefully tilt the skillet and use a spoon to baste the melted butter over the tops of the steaks for a couple minutes, or until desired doneness is achieved. Remove the steaks from the heat and allow to rest for 5-8 minutes prior to slicing.
  4. While the steaks are resting, pour the heavy cream into a small sauce pan over low heat and stir in the blue cheese. Bring to a low simmer and stir until the blue cheese is melted into the heavy cream – leaving a few clumps as desired. Remove from the heat.
  5. Slice the steak against the grain and serve with the blue cheese sauce and additional blue cheese crumbles served over the top. Enjoy!

Notes

Steak doneness:

  • 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
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Searing

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 380
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fat: 31.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Protein: 21.7g
A close-up photo of pan seared steaks with blue cheese sauce.

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