Upgrade your pizza night with this steak and blue cheese pizza! Easy to make and even better than delivery, this artisan pizza is bursting with flavor. Caramelized onions and mushrooms make for an incredible combination with the classic duo of steak and blue cheese!
👩🏻🍳 Why You'll Love This Recipe
Pizza...it is so versatile! We have pizza night almost every Friday night. You can do a gazillion things with pizza, but we find ourselves always defaulting to the same old cheese pizza, sometimes adding pepperoni or mushrooms. So a couple of weeks ago I decided to be CRAAAAAZY, and choose one of those gazillion options to try!
Beef and blue cheese is one of my favorite flavor combos. Of course, neither one would be considered an inexpensive ingredient, but all-in-all this pizza ended up costing us less than pizzeria pizza, so it was still a win!
This artisan pizza is so easy to make and I'll go out on a limb and say it tastes even better than delivery! There's something about homemade pizza that really hits the spot, so if you're looking for something that's relatively low-effort with delicious results, this blue cheese pizza is right up your alley!
And for another fantastic steak recipe, take a look at this Garlic Butter Steak Bites Recipe!
🥘 Ingredients Needed
For a complete list of ingredients, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- onion - this is an optional ingredient, but it adds so much delicious flavor that I highly recommend it.
- mushrooms - just like the onion the mushrooms aren't mandatory, but they pair so well with the steak and blue cheese!
- whole wheat pizza dough - just a little bit healthier than classic pizza dough, and this artisan pizza is packed with so much flavor you won't even notice the difference.
- mozzarella - even though there's blue cheese, you also need a milder cheese to act as a base.
- steak strips - while steak isn't the most inexpensive ingredient, the flavor it adds is well worth the price.
- blue cheese crumbles - even if you aren't a fan of blue cheese, you'll love it on this pizza!
Please note: This is an overview of the instructions. You'll find the complete instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Slice the onion into strips, about 1/2 inch.
- Heat some olive oil in a pan and cook the onion with a little bit of salt and pepper.
- When the onions start to become translucent, add the mushrooms and cook until soft.
- Roll out your pizza dough to about 16 inches in diameter, using flour to prevent sticking.
- Place the dough on a baking sheet or pizza stone.
- Top with mozzarella and steak tips.
- Distribute the onion and mushroom mixture if using.
- Sprinkle blue cheese crumbles over top, then bake for 20-25 minutes at 400 F until crust is golden brown.
Mozzarella is typically used on pizza, since it has a mild, salty flavor and melts consistently. Other cheeses like cheddar, provolone, or even goat cheese would also be delicious. Try switching it up or using different combinations of cheese to see what you like best!
Absolutely! To use it as the main cheese might be a little overpowering, but on this steak and blue cheese pizza, the sprinkling of blue cheese crumbles brings through that delicious and pungent blue cheese taste just the right amount.
One of the most common pairings for blue cheese is mushrooms, which is why they work so well on this artisan pizza. For other blue cheese serving suggestions, try pairing it with figs, pears, or walnuts.
Blue cheese has a lot of good vitamins and minerals, but like many dairy products it also has a decent amount of fat, salt, and cholesterol. Like all things, it's best to eat it in moderation!
Leftover pizza is a great thing to have on hand. If you wrap up your leftovers well, they should last in the fridge for 4-5 days and make for great lunches (or breakfast if that's your speed!).
To reheat pizza, you could pop it in the microwave and cook until it's heated through, or you could heat your oven to 350 degrees F and bake until the cheese is nice and melty and everything is heated through.
You can also freeze leftover pizza for 2-3 months. Just like from the fridge, you can bake your pizza right from the freezer. Just be sure to give it a couple more minutes so it gets fully heated.
💭 Helpful Tips
- Use a pre-made pizza shell to speed up the preparation process even more! Just be sure to alter your baking temperature and time to fit what's listed on the packaging.
- Need to cook up some steak to use on this pizza? Learn how to cook steak on the stove top. It only takes 10 minutes!
- Cook extra steak to cut into strips and freeze for your next pizza night, to use in this Steak and Potato Salad, or to toss into a green salad for a delicious lunch. OR, you can cook enough to be good for another night's dinner!
- You can purchase pre-cooked, frozen steak strips, or even something like sandwich steaks to streamline making this artisan pizza.
Steak and blue cheese pizza is a delicious and elegant take on an easy end-of-the-week dinner that will have you wondering why you've been placing orders for delivery!
- If blue cheese really won't do, you can easily swap it out for some feta or Parmesan instead!
- You can substitute the steak for ground beef if desired.
- Drizzle your finished pizza with Worcestershire sauce, balsamic glaze, or even both! These sauces pair deliciously with the ingredients of this steak and blue cheese pizza.
- Top your pizza with arugula for an extra burst of green flavor.
- You can also use red onion instead of your classic yellow or white.
- Some honey drizzled over top can also deepen the flavor of this pizza and add some sweetness!
🥗 Suggested Side Dishes
Even though this blue cheese pizza is plenty filling and flavorful on its own, try it paired with one of these delicious sides for a truly hearty meal!
🍕 More Pizza Recipes
You can never have too much pizza! Check out these other great ideas for homemade, artisan pizza.
Blue Cheese Pizza
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📋 Recipe Card
Steak and Blue Cheese Pizza
- 1/2 onion (optional)
- salt and pepper (optional)
- 8 ounces sliced mushrooms (optional)
- 14 ounces whole wheat pizza dough (make your own or use store-bought)
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- 1 cup cooked steak strips
- 4 ounces blue cheese crumbles
- handful of baby arugula (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees Celsius).
- Slice the 1/2 onion in small strips. Add a little olive oil to a pan, heat over medium high, then add the onion and some salt and pepper and toss to coat.
- Allow the onion to cook, stirring occasionally. When the onions start to soften and become translucent, add the mushrooms and keep cooking until the mushrooms are also softened.
- Roll out dough to about 16 inches in diameter. Use a little flour to keep it from sticking.
- Place the pizza on a pizza baking sheet or pizza stone and top with the mozzarella.
- Distribute steak strips, then the onion/mushroom combination (if using).
- Sprinkle the blue cheese crumbles on top.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until the crust is golden brown.
- Before serving, top with baby arugula if desired.
- Use a precooked pizza shell for even easier prep. Follow all the instructions for the other ingredients as written, but bake according to the temperature and time provided with the pizza shell.
- Another idea for super easy prep is to buy precooked, frozen steak strips, or even sandwich steaks (like SteakUmm).
Update Notes: This post was originally published in October 2013, but was republished with tips, step by step photos, and a recipe change in April 2021.
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