Steak and Blue Cheese Pizza

Steak and blue cheese pizza is my FAVORITE! So many flavors piled on one pizza… it should probably be illegal.

One deliciously trashed up pizza coming right up!

Surprise Jessica!!

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Today is a great. Today is FUN! And most importantly, today is filled with all kinds of trashed up food. From drinks to dessert and tacos, burgers and pizza (oh my!) 65 bloggers are pulling out the stops, taking traditional food and crossing way over the line and into its own trashy-delicious realm. All in celebration of the upc0ming birth of Jessica’s baby!

Which means you all are invited to Jessica’s invisible internet friends baby shower and get a front-row seat at this fantastical festivity of food.

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So before I runoff at the mouth about this pizza I just want to say a few things to Jessica, if I may.

1. Jessica, strangers are going to want to touch your baby. I’m talking about when you’re grocery shopping folks are going to want to walk up and literally touch your baby’s hands with their who-knows-where-they’ve-been-hands and you WILL want to knock them out. I just want to tell you that’s a normal feeling-slash-reaction.

2. Whether you have a boy or a girl, those same strangers will 99.9% of the time get your babies sex wrong. Never mind the gigantic pink pacifier or the blue pjs, they are blind to it and will get it wrong and you will want to knock them out… again. Cold.

3. The first two weeks after delivery are crazy. Once you get through them… the rest is a piece of cake. Okay, so not really, but it does get a lot easier. Sort of. But especially when they’re potty trained and when they can pour their own bowl of cereal. Golden.

4. Take pictures, journal and blog… every minute, good or horrible, the embarrassing and the hilarious and especially the words they can’t pronounce. All of this NEEDS to be documented because that’s the BEST stuff right there.

5. Lastly… When you meet him or her it’s insta-love-at-first-sight and the best moment ever is when you first get to hold them in your arms, and then seeing your husband hold your child. And of course that baby smell…

I’m SO beyond thrilled for you Jessica. You will no doubt be the best, most fun mom ever. Congratulations to you and Eddie on this exciting new chapter… it’s the best chapter of them all. <3

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So this pizza. It’s all my favorite things piled on top of grilled pizza dough. I’m talking about grated Fontina, mozzarella and blue cheese, just so we’re clear that’s THREE kinds of cheese melted and then topped with warm slices of grilled steak. Then things go bonkers by topping all of that with more blue cheese, arugula and crispy fried shallots. OH and I reduced balsamic vinegar until thick and stirred honey into it. YUM times a million.

So I was thinking that since there wasn’t anything on this pizza that I haven’t blogged about at some point in some post, that it wasn’t really necessary to do the whole step-by-step thing. So I didn’t.


But I did start by reducing 2 cups of balsamic vinegar down to 1/2 cup. Let it cool a smidgen (it will thicken) and stirred in 1 tablespoon of honey. If the balsamic is too hot the honey will candy and the glaze won’t be that smooth velvety drizzle, however it will still taste fine.

While the balsamic was reducing, I grilled one mean ribeye steak. This thing was 1.46 lbs and an inch thick. Mmmmm, just a little salt, pepper and the grill. This picture is from a different recipe post, but you get the point.


And while all of THAT was going on, I also fried up some shallots just like I did in this post. Easystreet.

pizza dough

Then I used this pizza-dough-slash-recipe-on-how-to-grill-pizza-dough, slapped it on the grill.


But I made sure to grate the Fontina, mozzarella and break up 2 ounces of blue, mixed them together and then sprinkled it over top while the pizza was on the second side. I saved the other 2 ounces for sprinkling over the steak slices later.

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All of that prep is worth it for a slice of this gorgeous Steak and Blue Cheese Pizza. I seriously couldn’t stop starring at it. Or eating it… let’s be real.

Steak and blue cheese pizza is my life!

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So below you will find the complete menu of all things trashy.

I’ve got my eye on the trash’d street tacos with a side of ginger bourbon apple cider please-and-thank-you. Oh and I want some salted caramel popcorn ice cream cake.

How Sweet Final Graphic

trashed up salads


  1. Gimme Some Oven – Asian Broccoli Salad with Peanut Sauce
  2. The Lemon Bowl – Brussels Slaw with Tahini Dressing and Za’atar Crostini
  3. With Style & Grace – Kale Salad with Apple, Hazelnuts & Bacon


trashed up cocktails


  1. Dine & Dish – Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail
  2. Food For My Family – Cranberry Orange Dark and Stormy Cocktail
  3. Minimalist Baker – Bourbon Pumpkin Milkshakes
  4. Stylish, Stealthy & (sometimes) Healthy – Apple Cider Shandy
  5. A Spicy Perspective – Preggy Punch Mocktail
  6. Girl vs. Dough – Boozy Maple Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake
  7. Honestly Yum – Maple Bacon Pisco Sour
  8. Cookin Canuck – Pink Grapefruit Margaritas
  9. A Thought For Food – Mezcal Citrico Cocktail
  10. A House in the Hills – Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer
  11. The Novice Chef – Ginger Bourbon Apple Cider
  12. Bran Appetit – Citrus Cider Punch Floats


trashed up burgers


  1. Edible Perspective – Meatloaf Veggie Burgers with Mashed Potatoes + Gravy
  2. The Little Kitchen – Salmon BLT Sliders with an Avocado Aioli & Brie
  3. Daisy At Home – Balsamic Beef Burger with Mac and Cheese
  4. Cookies & Cups – Candied Bacon Maple Cheddar Burger
  5. Climbing Grier Mountain – Trashed-Up Steak Burger with Chicken Fried Bacon & Dijon Gravy
  6. Dessert For Two – Bleu Cheese Burgers + Sweet Potato Fries
  7. Country Clever – Fig Rosemary Roast Chicken Brie Brussels Sprout Panini
  8. Foodie Crush – The Best Cheeseburger Soup
  9. Lady and Pups – Spicy Sambal Chicken Meatball Sub with Eggs
  10. Two Peas & Their Pod – Sweet Potato and Kale Grilled Cheese
  11. Bake Your Day – Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich


trashed up tacos


  1. Spoon Fork Bacon – Crunchy Ground Beef and Cheesy Tacos
  2. The Fauxmartha – Boozy Beef and Butternut Tacos
  3. With Food + Love – Harvest Hash Breakfast Tacos
  4. Mountain Mama Cooks – Crispy Kale and Brussels Sprout Tacos with Bacon
  5. Heather Christo – Bahn Mi Tacos with Spicy Sriracha Honey Sauce
  6. A Couple Cooks – Loaded Huevos Rancheros Tacos
  7. Fitnessista – San Diego Lobster Street Tacos



trashed up desserts


  1. Table for Two – Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate, and Brown Butter Shortbread Bars with Sprinkles
  2. My Name is Yeh – Mini Vanilla Loaf Cakes, All Trashed Up
  3. Picky Palate – Pumpkin Spice Butterscotch Sprinkle Cupcakes
  4. Sprinkle Bakes – Cake Batter Confetti Cupcakes
  5. Averie Cooks – Easy Homemade Funfetti Cake with Vanilla Buttercream
  6. Sweet Phi – Trashed Up Shortbread Cookie Bars
  7. Love & Olive Oil – Loaded Junk Food Brownies
  8. Lauren’s Latest – Bakery Sugar Cookies
  9. Cookie + Kate – Peanut Butter, Banana, Honey and Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies
  10. Flourishing Foodie – Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting
  11. The Sugar Hit – Salted Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream Cake
  12. Hummingbird High – Breakfast Cereal Cake Donuts
  13. Top With Cinnamon – Triple Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Crumb Cake
  14. Bake at 350 – Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sundaes
  15. Simple Bites – Lemon Layer Cake
  16. Bakerella – Baby Block Cake Pops
  17. She Wears Many Hats –  Chocolate Covered Grapefruit


trashed up pizza


  1. Bev Cooks – Beer Battered Fried Calamari Pizza
  2. Rachel Cooks – Apple and Chicken Sausage Pizza with Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Crust
  3. Foodie With Family – Trashed Up Barbecue Turkey Pizza
  4. Shutterbean – Pesto Potato Bacon Pizza
  5. i am a food blog – Grilled Cheese Pizza
  6. My Life as a Mrs – Chili Cheese Dog Pizza
  7. Simply Scratch – Steak + Blue Cheese Pizza with Crispy Fried Shallots and Honey Balsamic Drizzle
  8. The Beeroness – Beer Cheese Tater Tot Pizza
  9. Yes I Want Cake – Roasted Pumpkin Pizza
  10. Two Red Bowls – Bacon Mashed Potato Pizza
  11. Dula Notes – Pork Bahn Mi Pizza
  12. Weelicious – Trashed Up Mexican Pizza Pockets
  13. Take a Megabite – Roasted Beet Pizza
  14. Hungry Girl Por Vida – Hard Cider Braised Pork with Sour Cherries and Cheesy Polenta
  15. Bakers RoyaleTrash’d Street Tacos


Enjoy! And if you give my Steak and Blue Cheese Pizza or any of these recipes a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Steak + Blue Cheese Pizza with Crispy Fried Shallots and Honey Balsamic Drizzle

So many flavors piled on one pizza... it should probably be illegal.

Yield: 8-10

Prep Time: 1 hour or so

Cook Time: 30 minutes or so

Total Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes {ish}


2 cups balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon honey

1 large shallot, sliced thin

2 tablespoons butter

1 (1-1/4 pound) Ribeye steak

salt and pepper

1 half recipe of homemade pizza dough

1 cup freshly grated Fontina cheese

1 cup freshly grated mozzarella cheese

4 ounces crumbled blue cheese, divided

1 cup baby arugula


Heat the vinegar in a medium pot over medium-high until it starts to boil. Reduce to medium-low to simmer until reduced to 1/2 cup. About 30-40 minutes. Remove off of the heat to cool, it will thicken slightly, once cooled stir in the honey.

Meanwhile, in a medium skillet melt the butter over medium heat. Add shallots and cook until crispy and deeply golden. About 8 to 10 minutes. Watch carefully so they do not burn, then transfer to a clean plate.

Season both sides of the ribeye with salt and pepper. Grill the steak on a preheated medium-high flame until it has reached your preference of doneness. Tent with foil and allow to rest before slicing ultra thin.

In a medium bowl, combine the Fontina, mozzarella and half of the blue cheese.

Roll the dough out and lightly brush with olive oil. Place on grill, medium to medium-high flame, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Brush the top-side with olive oil before flipping and sprinkling with all of the cheeses. Reduce the heat down to low and close the grill. Once melted, slide pizza onto a cutting board.

Top pizza with slices of steak, sprinkle with arugula, the remaining blue cheese, crispy shallots and drizzle with the honey balsamic glaze.

Cut, serve and inhale. Enjoy!

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23 Responses to “Steak and Blue Cheese Pizza”

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    Antojo en tu cocina — November 4, 2014 at 5:13 am
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    Rachel Cooks — November 4, 2014 at 6:39 am

    You are dead on with you advice and miiiight have made me tear up a little (oh my goshhhh). And this pizza?!?! Amazing. Loving the crispy fried shallots and that drizzle!!! This would be a winner at my house.

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    MB @ Bourbon and Brown Sugar — November 4, 2014 at 6:50 am

    Such sweet advice… and such an amazing pizza! My family would love this pizza… Oh, and let me admit I’m not going to get anything done at all today … I want to read every last blog post in this list. This must be the most incredible baby shower menu in the history of baby shower menus… As a somewhat new blogger, I’m completely inspired by this invisible friend community. Everyone should be so lucky to have such great friends!

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    Cleaning services Kensington — November 4, 2014 at 7:24 am

    How cute idea of internet baby shower. I really laught so hard reading this post.
    The pizza looks incredible.

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    Liz+@+The+Lemon+Bowl — November 4, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Love your advice!! So true about those first two weeks. I want this whole pizza!

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    Liz+@+Floating+Kitchen — November 4, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Oh my gosh! I’m dying over this pizza. What a great recipe for Jessica’s baby shower. The internet is getting bombarded with deliciousness today. I can barely handle it!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — November 4, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Honestly…I’m about to lick my screen. This looks amazinggggg! I’ll have to come back to read your advice more closely when it comes to be that time for me! Hehe 🙂 xoxo

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    Jessica — November 4, 2014 at 9:33 am

    your advice… gosh. i love it. i love you. THANK YOU. xoxoxo

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — November 4th, 2014 @ 8:44 pm

      Happy shower day, Jessica! Muah!

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    Jackie+{The+Beeroness} — November 4, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Oh. My. GOD. Yes to this in my face immediately.

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — November 4, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    This pizza = I’M DEAD.

    (Also, your list to Jess about babies is spot. on. :))

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    bev @ bevcooks — November 4, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    UMMMM YEAh. And the advice? Give me 1938723 more babies.

    Thank you for being a part, Laurie!

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — November 4th, 2014 @ 9:15 pm

      Thank you for all you did to make this happen Bev! xo

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    Mary @ The Kitchen Paper — November 4, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Yuuum! I’m loving this!!

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    Sarah | The Sugar Hit — November 5, 2014 at 1:27 am

    This pizza is my world! And I love your list of baby advice; firstly because what is with people who think it’s OK to touch random babies??? And secondly because the last two were so sweet.

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    Lauren+@+Climbing+Grier+Mountain — November 5, 2014 at 9:58 am

    You are the wisest person ever! I am bookmarking this for my future babies!! And this pizza, OMG! Gimme now!

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    Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy — November 5, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Well. I’m drooling! You’re hilarious, btw! Love the list 🙂

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    Christina+@+The+Beautiful+Balance — November 5, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    honey, balsamic, and crispy shallots…swoon! What a dynamite combination.

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    Daisy at Home — November 5, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Ohhhh yeah this looks incredible!

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    Ashley — November 5, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Such sweet advice!! And that pizza….oh yes. Thanks so much for sharing it for Jess’s shower!

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    Sommer @ASpicyPerspective — November 12, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Steakhouse flavors on a pizza! Completely delish!

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    Millie+|+Add+A+Little — November 16, 2014 at 5:15 am

    Love it Laurie – so delicious!

  21. #
    Tory — December 19, 2014 at 11:14 am


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