|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 22g||28%|
|Saturated Fat 14g||70%|
|Total Carbohydrate 2g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Steak and blue cheese are made for each other, and this blue cheese sauce recipe is a really easy one to whip up when you're serving steak. Serve it on the side or spooned over the meat. The sauce is so rich that a little bit goes a long way.
Not sure which variety of blue cheese to use? Here's a quick primer. Since it has such a soft texture, blue cheese melts quickly and completely, especially when served over hot pasta. With this dish, you don't want it to completely melt since it will top the steak, but you want to cook it until it's thick and creamy and still has some structure.
All blue cheeses have a bold, salty flavor. It's worth experimenting with a few different types to determine which one you prefer. Some of the most popular blue cheese are Gorgonzola, Cashel blue, buttermilk blue, and Maytag blue.
Gorgonzola, in particular, has a very creamy texture that suits it well for sauces; it is not as pungent as some other blue cheeses. It can be found at most grocery stores. But any variety of blue cheese will do. Experiment to find your favorite or use your favorite if you're a blue cheese lover.
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- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/3 pound blue cheese (crumbled, divided)
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Gather the ingredients.
Warm cream in a 1 1/4-quart saucepan by bringing to a gentle simmer over a medium-low flame. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring as the cream thickens. Stir constantly to prevent the cream from burning or curdling.
Add half of the blue cheese. Using a fork, mash and stir the cheese into the cream until a few lumps are visible.
Once the cheese has completely melted, add the Worcestershire sauce, stirring constantly to prevent burning.
Continue to simmer 3 to 5 minutes more, until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of the spoon.
Slowly stir in the remaining blue cheese to incorporate it into the sauce. Turn off the heat and remove the pan from the stove to prevent the cheese from melting completely, which would make the sauce runny.
Serve immediately over cooked steak while it is still warm and before the cheese has melted, allowing its flavor to seep into the meat just before serving. Enjoy.
- If you don't have Worcestershire sauce or are feeling adventurous, you can make your own. It has a lengthy ingredient list but isn't difficult to make, and you can modify it to your taste.
How to Use Blue Cheese Sauce
- This sauce is really made for steak—blue cheese can really stand up to the taste of beef. Try a grilled steak, or if you want to know how to cook a restaurant-quality steak, the sauce would be truly decadent with a steak cooked that way.
- Swap out the American cheese in this classic burger recipe and use this blue cheese sauce instead.
- For pasta, try this blue cheese sauce for pasta.
How to Store Blue Cheese Sauce
Blue cheese sauce is really best the day you make it. However, if you have leftovers, you can store them covered in the fridge for three to five days. You can use it straight from the fridge, or if you want to take the chill off it, gently warm it up on the stove over low heat. If it gets too runny, add a few more crumbles of blue cheese to help thicken it.