Blue Cheese Pasta with Steak

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This blue cheese pasta with steak is rich and decadent dinner.


  • 8 ounces penne or other short pasta shape
  • 2 (8-oz) sirloin steaks seasoned with a few pinches of salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 8 ounces blue cheese finely crumbled (see note)
  • Parsley and chopped walnuts for garnish, optional


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, prepare the steak by first seasoning both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a medium-sized pan over medium-high heat. Cook the steak for about four to five minutes on each side or until it’s reached your desired doneness. I prefer mine pretty pink in the middle (145°F), but if you like yours more well-done, cook it a few minutes longer on each side.
  4. Remove the steak from the pan and cover it with foil. Let it rest for a few minutes before slicing it.
  5. When the pasta is done boiling, drain it and then return it to the same pot. Melt the butter and then add the flour, cornstarch, and seasonings. Stir for about a minute or until it forms a thick paste.
  6. Slowly add the milk while whisking. Whisk until the mixture is smooth. Once the milk is heated (you can adjust the heat to medium, if needed, but don’t let the milk boil), add the crumbled blue cheese. Stir the sauce until the cheese is melted and the sauce is thickened.
  7. Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and stir to coat it evenly. Slice the steaks against the grain into 1″ slices. Cut the slices into bite-sized pieces.
  8. Spoon the pasta into a bowl or on a plate. Top the pasta with the steak. Garnish with chopped walnuts and parsley.


Blue cheese crumbles: I recommend using a wedge of good-quality blue cheese and finely crumbling it. The easiest way to do this is with a box grater or you can pulse chunks of cheese in a food processor until it breaks down into fine crumbs. If your cheese is not finely crumbled, it will be harder to create a smooth cheese sauce.


Keywords: blue cheese pasta, blue cheese steak pasta