Blue Cheese Crusted Steaks

finished steaks on a cutting board with a knife

These Blue Cheese Crusted Steaks are a steak lover’s dream come true. They’re grilled to juicy and tender perfection, then finished off with a flavorful blue cheese crust and a quick sear.

This delicious meal takes just 20 minutes to prep!

Make the Blue Cheese Crust


We’ll start our Blue Cheese Crusted Steaks with the MVP of this recipe: the blue cheese crust itself. This part is just about as easy as it gets.


To start, mix together blue cheese crumbles, Panko breadcrumbs, melted, unsalted butter, chopped parsley, and hot sauce. Now, the goal is to create a consistency similar to that of peanut butter, so play around with the ingredients as needed to reach that. For example, if it’s too watery, add more Panko. If it’s too dry, add more melted butter. 


Set the blue cheese mixture aside while you prep for the rest of your blue cheese crusted steaks recipe! 


Blue Cheese Crusted Steaks getting ready for the final sear on the crust.


Looking for more blue cheese favorites? Check out my Buffalo and Blue Cheese Crusted Ribeyes and Loaded Buffalo Chicken Kettle Chips.



Prep the Steaks


Next up, our steaks!


Now, the first step is to decide what steaks you want to use. I usually choose between ribeyes or NY strips for great results. The next step is to select your seasoning for the Blue Cheese Crusted Steaks. I always reach for my Bourbon Prime seasoning from Spiceology, but you can use your favorite steak seasoning or whatever you have on hand. 


Want more steak recipes to try? Try my Coffee Crusted Ribeyes with Honey Chili Butter or my Peppercorn Crusted Steaks with Duck Fat Fries.


Rub each steak liberally with oil and seasonings, then set them aside to marinate while you prep your grill.


Steaks as they are being reverse seared.


Make Your Blue Cheese Crusted Steaks


First up, heat your grill, smoker, or oven to 300ºF for indirect cooking. I like to add some wood chips or wood chunks to my grill or smoker because it gives the meat some additional smoke flavor, but if you prefer not to that’s totally fine too. The Blue Cheese Crusted Steaks will still be plenty flavorful.


Add the steaks onto the cool side of the grill for indirect cooking and let them cook for 30-45 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 120ºF. Now, if you are using a smoker, flip the steaks over halfway through the cooking time so they cook evenly. If you’re cooking in a wood-fired oven, rotate the steaks every 10 minutes and flip them halfway through.


Let’s Sear!


Next, pull the steaks off of the grill and allow them 10-12 minutes to rest so the moisture can settle back into the meat. Meanwhile, crank the heat up in your grill, smoker, or oven to 500ºF. We need that high temp to give the steaks their crust.


Now, if you cooked the steaks on the grill, but your grill doesn’t have the capability of going up to 500ºF, you can transfer the meat to the oven. You can also use a charcoal gas torch to crisp up the outside! 


To sear the steaks, add a cast-iron skillet onto the grill and allow it to heat up with a drizzle of oil. Set the steaks into the skillet and cook them for 30 seconds. Flip each steak over and top them off with a generous dollop of the blue cheese crust. Now, place the steaks back onto the grill and let the crust broil for another 1-2 minutes. When it’s done, crust will be crispy and popping.



seared blue cheese crusted steaks in a cast iron skillet

Interested in more ways to use your cast-iron? Check out these Cast Iron American Lamb Chops or this Cast Iron Green Chile Chicken Recipe.


Now, We Serve! 


Finally, it’s time to serve our Blue Cheese Crusted Steaks. Pull them off of the grill, let them rest for a couple of minutes, then slice and serve!


finished steaks on a cutting board with a knife

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Blue Cheese Crusted Steaks
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins

These Blue Cheese Crusted Steaks are grilled to tender perfection, then finished off with a flavorful blue cheese crust and a quick sear.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blue Cheese Crusted Steaks
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 620 kcal
Author: Derek Wolf
  • 3-4 Steaks of your Choosing ideally Ribeyes or NY Strips
  • Favorite Steak Seasoning used my Bourbon Prime
  • 1 tbsp Canola Oil
Blue Cheese Crust:
  • 1 cup Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • ¼ cup Panko Crumbs
  • ¼ cup Melted Butter unsalted
  • 1.5 tbsp Chopped Parsley
  • 1 tsp Hot Sauce
  1. Begin by mixing together all the ingredients for your Blue Cheese Crust. Try to get it to a peanut butter-like consistency. If it's too watery, then add more panko crumbs. If it's too dry, then add more melted butter. Set aside until ready to use.
  2. Next, lather your steaks with oil and season using your favorite steak seasoning. I used my Bourbon Prime seasoning from Spiceology. Set those to the side until ready to use.
  3. Preheat your grill/smoker/oven to about 300F for indirect cooking. Add some wood chips or wood chunks for some additional smoke flavor if you desire.
  4. Add your steaks to the cool side of the grill and cook for about 30-45 minutes until they reach about 120F internal. (Note: If you are using a smoker, then make sure to flip your steaks halfway through so they cook evenly. If you are cooking in a wood fired oven, rotate your steaks around every 10 minutes and flip them halfway through to get an even cook.) Once the steaks are done, pull them off and let them rest for 10-12 minutes.
  5. As the steaks rest, crank up the heat in your grill/oven to 500F+ in order to broil. Add a cast iron skillet over the heat with some oil and sear the steaks on the first side for 30 seconds to create a crust. Flip the steaks over and top them with a large dollop of the Blue Cheese Crust. Add back to the grill (ideally not over the direct heat) and let the crust broil until crispy and popping (another 1-2 minutes). When the crust is done, pull the steaks out of the skillet and set aside for 2 minutes to cool.
  6. Slice, serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Blue Cheese Crusted Steaks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 620 Calories from Fat 441
% Daily Value*
Fat 49g75%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 19g
Cholesterol 159mg53%
Sodium 622mg27%
Potassium 561mg16%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 765IU15%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 202mg20%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not dietitians or nutritionist. Nutritional information on comes from online calculators. While we attempt to make this information accurate, it should only been viewed as an estimate.

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