Steak and Gorgonzola Pizza
Mix up pizza night this week! This Steak and Gorgonzola Pizza features seared ribeye steak along with dollops of creamy mozzarella and gorgonzola cheese. Yum!
Ever since Robbie was old enough to sit in a shopping cart, we’ve had a weekend tradition. I load my buddy up, and we head out grocery shopping together. Sometimes it’s early on Sunday morning. Other times, we have swim lessons on Sundays, so we head out Saturday mornings. Laura stays back and cleans up the house while the guys are out
getting into trouble buying Goldfish crackers. (I suspect Laura blares Backstreet Boys while cleaning up Robbie’s toys, so it’s a good thing that we’re out of the house!)
Most weekends, we also stop by Fred the Butcher, a local butcher store that has won numerous ‘best butcher store in the area’ awards. In fact, they’ve won the yearly award so many times that it’s almost not worth counting ’em up! Fred the Butcher carries an incredible selection of Certified Angus Beef ® brand products…no wonder they keep winning that award! Last summer, I had the opportunity to visit Certified Angus Beef’s Culinary Center in Wooster, Ohio. I came back armed with all sorts of knowledge and ideas – like these Hatch Green Chile Burgers. I also came back armed with stress steers.
I gave Robbie a ‘stress steer’ when I got home, and now he brings it with him every time we go to “the meat store.” Fred the Butcher has a huge steer out front, and Robbie wants to make sure his stress steer gets to say hello to his larger friend. (Look at that top middle photo. He’s “introducing” his stress steer to the Fred the Butcher steer!) So every weekend, we stop by and pet the steer outside of Fred the Butcher. At some point, I started taking photos of this ritual. It’s amazing to look back at how much Robbie has grown! It’s also really funny how Robbie associates his stress steers with the larger steer outside of Fred’s. He wants to make sure they’re all friends!
Steak and Gorgonzola Pizza
Robbie and I stopped by Fred the Butcher last weekend to pick up a good ribeye steak for this Steak and Gorgonzola Pizza. We do pizza nights almost once a week here (typically on Saturday nights), and this time I wanted to include steak with dollops of gorgonzola and mozzarella cheese. Delicious!
I had initially planned on using blue cheese for this pizza. After all, one of my favorite hamburgers involved bits of blue cheese mixed right into the patty. However, Laura astutely pointed out that the larger amount of blue cheese required for the pizza could overwhelm the other flavors. So I backtracked slightly and used gorgonzola cheese instead. Gorgonzola is technically a type of blue cheese, but it falls on the milder end of the spectrum. It worked perfectly for this Steak and Gorgonzola Pizza!
You might notice that this pizza is a bit more “rustic” in shape. (Note that huge crust bubble!) This was our first time making a pizza in the new house, and we’re still adjusting to the new kitchen. We have an electric oven now, so we realized that we’ll need to preheat it a bit longer when we make pizza. That’s ok. We’re learning! In the meantime, I can say with 100% certainty that this “rustic” pizza was still quite delicious! If you do pizza night at your place, then put a good ribeye steak and gorgonzola on the shopping list. If you don’t do pizza night at your place…then start! Cheers, friends!
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Steak and Gorgonzola Pizza
For the Steak
- 1 6 oz. ribeye steak
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
For the Pizza
- 1 batch of pizza dough homemade or store-bought
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp Italian seasonings
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ⅓ cup pizza sauce
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 3 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese chopped
- ⅓ cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
- ¼ cup thinly sliced red onions
- chopped fresh parsley for garnishing
For the Steak
- Place cast iron skillet over high heat.
- Season both sides of steak with salt and pepper.
- Once pan is hot, sear steak for 1-2 minutes per side.
- Transfer steak to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.
- Slice steak into strips.
For the Pizza
- Preheat oven to 460°F.
- Roll pizza dough into a 15-16” round circle. Place dough on a piece of parchment paper.
- In a small dish, combine the olive oil, Italian seasonings, salt and garlic powder. Brush this mixture around the outer 1” of the dough. (This will become the crust for the pizza.)
- Spread pizza sauce evenly around the inner portion of dough. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top of sauce.
- Top with chopped mozzarella, sliced steak, crumbled gorgonzola cheese and sliced onions.
- Bake at 460°F for 12-13 minutes, or until pizza crust is deep golden brown in color.
- Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving.
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Robbie is such a cutie! And I’m glad you’re getting settled into your new house. Moving is never fun but I’m sure pizza and stress steers are both a help :). Gorgonzola is one of my favorite cheeses and I love the thought of adding it to pizza. I’ll have to try it!
Thank you so much, Kelsie! I had a blast pulling all of those photos of Robbie out of my phone/archives from the last however many months. And you totally nailed it – moving stinks, but pizza and stress steers helped me get through it! Now we’re all settled in, and I’m loving it. 🙂 Thanks so much, my friend!
David, that steak and gorgonzola pizza looks decadent! Talk about flavor! The rustic crust is beautiful. The piece with the big bubble is the one we always try to grab first! Robbie is so adorable introducing his stress steer 🙂 to its bigger friends. *Heart eyes emoji!*
You’re too kind, Kelly! I was a little shocked at how ‘rustic’ this pizza turned out…I blame the new oven. Haha! Either way, I hear ya on the big bubble piece. Laura and I sliced it in half and shared it. And I can’t get enough of Robbie sharing his stress steer with its friend. Too cute!!
David, I am a huge fan of blue cheeses with steak. And add both to a pizza and oh my! And as far as I’m concerned, there’s no better shape than rustic! Robbie is darling and sounds like you get some great quality time with him. I love it.
Hey, rustic pizza means homemade…and homemade pizza usually means good times, right? 🙂 Thank you so much for the kind words, Valentina! I do look forward to my shopping trips with Robbie, and it was fun to put all of these pictures side-by-side! Hope you’ve had a great week so far, my friend!
Hi David! You are so lucky to have a great butcher shop close by!! We have made friends with the butcher at our local store, he is such a nice (and knowlegable) kid! Now as for steak and gorgonzola and on pizza YES!!! I put gorgonzola on burgers all the time and on crispy waffle fries. It’s so nice that you and Robbie have your bonding time, but it’s also nice for Laura to have some space! 🙂 Makes for a most happy home!
Oh man, I had no idea about that butcher shop for the first couple of years that we were living here. I just assumed it was another butcher. Boy, was I wrong! That place could win some national awards with its quality! And, get this, they just bought a pasta machine, so you can pick up homemade pasta there, too. Crazy!
Also, you nailed it about each of us having our own quality time with Robbie. I do think that’s important, and I know how valuable that alone time is, too. Of course, I’m just now figuring this stuff out. You’ve known about it for years! I should just listen to your advice more! 🙂 Hope you are having a great week so far, Dorothy!
Now I want pizza for dinner. And that Robbie? Oh my. Treasure those mornings. And now I need to find myself some stress steers!
Yes! Make pizza for dinner tonight…or at least sometime this weekend! 🙂 I swear the promise of a good pizza night can carry me through some busy days by itself. Haha! Thank you for the kind words, Abbe. And believe me, I do treasure these times with Robbie. Some days are harder than others for sure, but he’s a fun kid! Oh, and I’ll keep an eye out for some stress steers for you now!
Sounds like a delicious combination! Homemade pizza has got to be very high up on my list of favourite comfort foods!
I couldn’t agree more, Alexandra! We don’t do homemade pizza every weekend, but it’s definitely up there on the rotation of weekend meals. I swear the anticipation of a good homemade pizza night is enough to carry me through an entire busy week! 🙂
Perfect idea for a grand pizza. I’ve made a gorgonzola and apple pizza but never thought of adding steak. I’m surprised Robbie isn’t riding on top of Fred’s big steer. Maybe for the next series of images. Thanks for sharing your Robbie stories.
Gorgonzola and apples do go so well together, Ron. I got this idea simply from the fact that I like steak and blue cheese in burger form. (And a big thank you to Laura for the gorgonzola vs. blue cheese suggestion here!) Also, DON’T GIVE ROBBIE ANY IDEAS! (Or Dad….) 🙂
What a sweet tradition!! Steak & gorgonzola or blue cheese is one of my FAVE combos! I would devour SO much of this pizza! Also, ‘rustic’ is always the bestest, if you ask me 😉 And if you just so happen to *not* want this pie, send it along my way, please and thank you! Have a wonderful, fun-filled weekend, my friend.
Oh, devour we did on this pizza, Dawn! Along with a cold beer or two. I swear the promise of a good pizza night can carry me through a long week of work! I also agree with you about “rustic.” Hey, rustic means homemade…and it’s hard to go wrong when you’re talking about homemade pizza, right? I’m off to Canada this weekend for a curling tournament, but then the season starts to wrap up as we welcome in warmer temperatures – finally! I hope you have an an awesome weekend yourself, my friend! 🙂
Gorgonzola is my JAM! It’s just the perfect amount of stinkyness. Haha Goldfish crackers. I totally listen to Backstreet Boys while cleaning, sounds like we have a lot in common. OMG Robbie is getting soooo big 🙂 I bet Fred’s Steer appreciates the friendship haha
Hey Mary! I’m right there with ya on the gorgonzola. I do enjoy blue cheese, too, but you’ve gotta be careful when you use it. It can be quite overpowering in the flavor department! And, yes, I bet Fred’s Steer looks forward to his visits with Robbie, too. Haha!! I hope you have a great weekend ahead, my friend!
I need to do a taste test of blue cheese. I didn’t know that gorgonzola is milder. I just always think of them all of them as the same! I’ve also never had it on a pizza. But I do love blue cheese on a steak, so why not on a pizza! Love the pics of Robbie with the steer!
You should totally try different blue cheeses and mix some gorgonzola in there, too. Different brands will have different flavors, of course, but in general gorgonzola is a bit milder. It just depends on your taste buds and how you plan to eat it! Thanks so much, Kathy. Happy cheese eating, my friend!
This looks like a ‘date night’ pizza to me, David!! We love pizza and love the combo of steak and gorgonzola so win, win!
Robbie is getting so big!! He’s just darling…
Heck yeah! Bring on date night pizzas! 🙂 I’m right there with ya on the steak + gorgonzola combo, too. Thanks, Marissa!
Ha ha! I just showed Lynne this recipe. As pizza is one of her most favourite things in the world she’s already asking when I can make it for her! We ALSO do pizza nights once a week, usually on a Saturday too. Sunday nights are of course reserved for curry! Love this!
Yes! Saturday pizza nights really are the best aren’t they, Neil? I hope you guys try this one soon! And I like the idea of starting a Sunday curry night, too. Usually Sunday dinner sneaks up on us and we just open the fridge to see what we have around! Hope you and Lynne had a great weekend!
Topping a pizza with steak, my husband would love that. I don’t make pizza very often but this one looks delicious.
Why thank you very much, Gerlinde! Laura and I started making homemade pizzas a number of years ago when I was determined to figure out how to make pizza dough. It became a fun tradition, and we keep it going a couple of weekends a month. The steak + gorgonzola was a fun flavor combo here! 🙂