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Blue Cheese Butter

This creamy blue cheese butter complement prime rib roast, steaks, and chops. Unlike most compound butter, this one is made right before serving. If you’re looking for a simple but flavorful prime rib butter, this recipe is for you!

Blue Cheese Butter

Take your proteins and vegetables to the next level with the rich and creamy blue cheese butter. Whether you’re spooning it over a juicy steak or prime rib or adding it to vegetables, this versatile butter is sure to become your go-to topping.

Ingredients for Blue Cheese Butter:

  • Unsalted butter: Use soft butter works best for this recipe. It should be room temperature, not melted.
  • Blue cheese crumbles: Using crumbles is the easiest route for this recipe. Yet, if you happen to have a block of blue cheese (Stilton, Danish blue, Roquefort, or Gorgonzola cheese), feel free to crumble it on your own and incorporate it into this blue cheese butter.
  • Fresh thyme leaves: Substitute with another herb like fresh parsley, rosemary, chives, oregano, basil, chervil, or tarragon. 
  • Granulated garlic: If you’d prefer to use fresh, then use 1-2 minced cloves of garlic. You can also substitute the granulated garlic for garlic powder (cut the amount in half, or minced shallots). 
  • Salt and black pepper: For best results, use fresh cracked pepper.
  • Optional step: Brighten up this compound butter recipe by adding a spritz or two of fresh lemon juice to the mixture.

How to make it: 

Whipping up this blue cheese butter is a breeze, and you can assemble it mere minutes before serving your smoked, grilled, or broiled proteins.

  • Combine softened butter with salt, black pepper, granulated garlic, crumbled blue cheese, and thyme leaves in small bowl.
  • Taste for salt content and add the other 1/4 teaspoon if needed.
Blue Cheese Butter on steak

Using and storing a compound butter:

  • To use, Spoon 1 tablespoon or more of the mixture onto sliced prime, cooked ribeye steak, strip steak, flank steak, beef tenderloin and pork chops. Try this butter on baked potatoes, grilled or steamed vegetables, or over french fries!
  • Place in an airtight container, or cover tightly with plastic wrap, and store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 week after preparation. Freeze for up to 3 months.

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Blue Cheese Butter

Blue Cheese Prime Rib Butter

This creamy blue cheese butter is the perfect paring for rib roast. You can also use this on steaks and chops. Unlike other compound butters, this one doesn't need to be solid, but is soft and ready to serve as soon as it is made. If you're looking for a simple but flavor packed butter, this one is it!
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Course: Toppings
Cuisine: American Food
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 1 Cups


  • 1 cup room temperature unsalted butter (softened not melted)
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Combine softened butter with 1/4 teaspoon salt, black pepper, garlic, blue cheese, and thyme leaves. Taste for salt content and add the other 1/4 teaspoon if needed.
  • To use, simply spoon on your desired amount onto rib roast slices, steaks, or chops. Try on baked potatoes, grilled or steamed vegetables, or fries.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week after preparation.

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