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Blue Cheese Steak Sauce

Blue cheese steak sauce instantly enhances any cut of beef. The robust beefiness combined with the rich tang of blue cheese is a match made in culinary heaven.

Blue cheese steak sauce is creamy, tangy, and oh-so cheesy. It elevates any steak, whether inexpensive or not, and as a bonus, the sauce is a cinch to make. Moreover, the flavors of this version of the sauce are spot-on. Although easy to prepare, blue cheese steak sauce comes with the difficulty of getting the flavors just right. It should be tangy yet not overly so, creamy but not too creamy, and of course, there has to be a nice balance of smooth and crumbly because who wants a blue cheese steak sauce without crumbles of delicious cheese throughout?

Blue Cheese Steak Sauce Recipe

Why You’ll Love Blue Cheese Steak Sauce

Balanced flavors – The sauce is savory, tangy, and a little salty, with a touch of sweetness – it has it all.

Several uses – In addition to steak, blue cheese steak sauce tastes amazing on burgers, makes an incredible dip for crudités, and also serves as a delicious salad dressing. Greens and vegetables with chopped chicken finished with some of the sauce are incredibly delicious and filling!

Quick to prepare – The sauce takes 5-7 minutes from start to finish. It doesn’t get much faster than that.

Excellent depth of flavor – Obviously, blue cheese brings a lot of flavor, but the other additions, including garlic and soy sauce, bring complexity to the finished product.

Short ingredients list – Minimal ingredients combine to make this incredible sauce.

Blue Cheese Steak Sauce Ingredients Notes

  • Blue cheese: There are so many fabulous blue cheeses to choose from; therefore, the best blue cheese to use in this sauce is one that you enjoy. If you prefer creaminess over pungency, try Gorgonzola, or go pungent with Roquefort. If you prefer a flavor somewhere in the middle, you can’t go wrong with Stilton.
  • Heavy cream: Cream labeled “heavy cream” or “heavy whipping cream” is fine. They are the same.
  • Soy sauce: Although you’ll often see Worcestershire sauce in blue cheese steak sauce, soy sauce adds something special.
  • Garlic: Garlic sautéed in a bit of oil kickstarts the sauce. Blue cheese and garlic is such a yummy pairing.

Find the complete ingredients list with measurements in the steak sauce recipe card below.

Blue Cheese Steak Sauce Ingredients

How To Make Blue Cheese Steak Sauce

  1. Sauté the garlic: Once you heat oil in a small saucepan, toss in minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  2. Simmer the cream: Pour in the heavy cream and simmer it gently until it thickens. Ensure the heat remains low during this time and continuously stir to prevent curdling.
  3. Add cheese: Stir in half of the blue cheese after you give it a thorough mash. Breaking it up helps it melt. Afterward, stir in the soy sauce and seasonings.
  4. Add more cheese: The remaining crumbled blue cheese goes in at the end. This addition leaves crumbles in the sauce for a pleasant texture.
Steak With Blue Cheese Sauce

Variations, Substitutions, and Cooking Tips

Use a saucepan with a heavier bottom – This helps to prevent overheated, curdled cream.

Monitor heat closely – Depending on your stovetop, you may have to adjust as the cream simmers to prevent boiling.

Use half and half – Replace some heavy cream (or all) with half and half if you prefer a thinner sauce.

Replace the soy sauce – You can use tamari or Worcestershire sauce. The choice is yours. The point is to add umami flavor to the sauce. Umami and beefiness complement each other.

What To Serve With Blue Cheese Steak Sauce

Blue cheese steak sauce’s uses extend beyond steak. As mentioned, it tastes great on burgers, makes a mean dip, and will instantly enhance any salad, but there are other foods to serve it with. These include pasta, poultry, and even creamy slaws.

Make Ahead

Blue cheese steak sauce can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days, so you can certainly make it in advance.

Storage and Freezer Tips

Store leftover blue cheese steak sauce in a shallow airtight container, preferably glass, and refrigerate. Do this once the sauce has cooled to room temperature. A shallow container is essential because too much air at the top will cause the sauce to spoil. As for the importance of glass, it is more effective at keeping food fresh since it is nonporous. Furthermore, the garlic and blue cheese scent won’t remain in glass containers, which is always a plus. As for freezing, I don’t recommend it. Frozen blue cheese isn’t the best idea since freezing introduces too much moisture.

How To Reheat

Reheat blue cheese steak sauce in a saucepan over low heat until warmed to your liking. Do not boil. If you find the sauce too thick, add a splash or two of milk.

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Blue Cheese Steak Sauce Recipe

Blue Cheese Steak Sauce

Yield: 1/2 Cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Blue cheese steak sauce instantly enhances any cut of beef. The robust beefiness combined with the rich tang of blue cheese is a match made in culinary heaven.


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 ½ ounces crumbled blue cheese, divided
  • ½ teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


    1. Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
    2. Add the garlic and sauté for 20-30 seconds or until fragrant.
    3. Pour in the cream. Bring the cream to a gentle simmer.
    4. Cook while stirring for 2-3 minutes or until the cream thickens. It is important to stir constantly to prevent the cream from curdling or burning.
    5. Briefly mash half of the blue cheese and add it to the cream. Stir until the cheese melts. A few lumps are okay.
    6. Stir in the soy sauce and black pepper. Stir constantly for another minute or so to give the flavors time to meld.
    7. Turn off the heat, then stir in the remaining blue cheese. You want to turn off the heat to ensure a few crumbles of blue cheese remain. Use the sauce as desired.

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