Keto Cheese Sauce

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  • prep time

    prep time

    1 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    5 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    6 min

Keto Cheese Sauce

117 ratings

Who can resist the temptations of drowning their food in a sea of delicious cheese sauce? This easy Keto cheese sauce recipe can be made in less than 10 minutes. Whisk just three ingredients together, and you have your sauce! It’s great for dipping, baking with a protein, or drizzling over veggies. No seasonings required! This recipe makes approx. 1 cup total of cheese sauce.

Tips for Creating an Amazing Low Carb Cheese Sauce

Keto cheese sauce can be an incredibly easy and versatile addition to your low carb repertoire. To ensure the best Keto cheese sauce every time, it is important that you slowly whisk the cream into the butter a little at a time, ensuring the fats and liquids are fully emulsified. Secondly, be sure to add the cheese a little at a time, stirring constantly until completely melted and smooth. Once you have mastered this easy Keto cheese sauce recipe you can experiment by adding different cheeses or any low carb seasonings you desire.

How to Thin or Thicken Your Keto Cheese Sauce

This Keto cheddar cheese sauce requires no additional thickening agents outside of the main three ingredients. Butter, heavy cream and cheddar cheese are simply melted together to create a naturally thick and rich Keto cheese sauce. Once melted together, simply allow the sauce to stand and cool for 5 minutes to thicken up further. If you desire a thinner Keto cheese sauce recipe, you can add a little almond milk or vegetable stock to the saucepan to thin the sauce to your liking.

  • Net Carbs

    2.5 g

  • Fiber

    0 g

  • Total Carbs

    2.5 g

  • Protein

    9.4 g

  • Fats

    33.6 g

345 cals

Keto Cheese Sauce

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  • Butter


    2 tablespoon

  • Heavy Cream

    Heavy Cream

    ¾ cup

  • Cheddar Cheese

    Cheddar Cheese

    1-¼ cup, shredded

Recipe Steps

steps 3

6 min

  • Step 1

    Heat a medium sized skillet over a low heat. Add the butter and allow to melt. Carefully whisk the cream into the melted butter in 3 separate additions. Make sure the fats completely emulsify before continuing.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    In 3-4 additions, whisk in the cheddar cheese. Continually stir until the cheese is completely melted. You should have a smooth and creamy sauce consistency.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Set the sauce to one side to cool for 5 minutes. This cooling time will allow the sauce to thicken. Once cooled a little, the sauce is ready to serve and enjoy.
    Step 3

Comments 31

  • UpbeatAvocado462376

    UpbeatAvocado462376 2 months ago

    Keto or otherwise, done with old Cheddar, this is hands down the best cheese sauce I have ever tasted. Can't wait to try it with some chives added.

    • RemarkableArugula228930

      RemarkableArugula228930 6 months ago

      This is the most delicious cheese sauce i have ever had!

      • RousingArugula934018

        RousingArugula934018 7 months ago

        Love this cheese sauce, lower cheese amount and add 2oz of cream cheese & tsp of mustard…really tasty👌

        • Bren

          Bren a year ago

          Tasty cheese sauce. Very morish with powdered mustard added. Pour over cauliflower rice. Lovely with gammon or steak

          • RemarkableArugula259771

            RemarkableArugula259771 a year ago

            I make this cheese sauce often for different casseroles and especially for Cauliflower dishes, only I add a little dry mustard powder and a little garlic powder, we love it, best cheese sauce ever!

            • AllyB

              AllyB a year ago

              Used this over my burger, so very good. It us so rich and creamy just needed 2 tablespoons. Also used over Cauliflower again amazing.

              • GorgeousArugula389785

                GorgeousArugula389785 2 years ago

                Does not re-heat well after refrigeration. I tried to re-heat this sauce using a saucepan on a stove and it turned into goopy cheese in yellow oil.

                • Kathy

                  Kathy 2 years ago

                  All these recipes are wonderful but I can not see any symbol saying whether recipe can be frozen or not🧐

                  • HannahJ37

                    HannahJ37 2 years ago

                    I put it on shirataki macaroni and it was delicious! So easy to make!

                    • RebelRose1957

                      RebelRose1957 2 years ago

                      Loved it and it's so easy to make. Will become one of my essentials.

                      • IncredibleKetone923005

                        IncredibleKetone923005 2 years ago

                        Mine too

                    • StellarArugula543965

                      StellarArugula543965 2 years ago

                      Really tasty and a good portion size. I poured it over cauli, kale & chestnut mushrooms, it was absolutely delicious!

                      • YvetteKM

                        YvetteKM 2 years ago

                        Whoa! I’ve tried to use sharp cheddar in cheese sauce to no avail. But this? Omg. I added a dash of smoked paprika, dash of crushed red pepper and a dash of nutmeg. Served over garlic roasted broccoli. Omg.

                        • JaySixA

                          JaySixA 2 years ago

                          I made this for the 1st time today and liked it. However, I think next time I will add some pepper or paprika for a little bit of kick.

                          • MirthfulMacadamia349020

                            MirthfulMacadamia349020 2 years ago

                            I added a pinch of red pepper flakes and it was delicious!

                        • SplendidCauliflower516078

                          SplendidCauliflower516078 2 years ago

                          This was lovely. I used extra mature cheddar cheese so it was quite a strong cheese flavour.

                          • Django's Mum

                            Django's Mum 2 years ago


                            • Konniehowell

                              Konniehowell 2 years ago

                              So yummy and very easy

                              • Leslie

                                Leslie 2 years ago

                                I loved the recipe but my sauce thickens too much. Any ideas for what I can try to keep it more of a sauce?

                                • FinnyFan

                                  FinnyFan 2 years ago

                                  I add grated Parmigiano Regianno (to taste) and 1 tsp of Paprika and 1 tsp of regular mustard. It's so good my kids who are NOT doing Keto keep asking me to make it 😁

                                  • Tammy R Smith

                                    Tammy R Smith 3 years ago

                                    This is so yummy!!!

                                    • FortuitousCauliflower173855

                                      FortuitousCauliflower173855 3 years ago

                                      I added a dash of Kinders the blend and a dash of tarragon and poured over roasted cauliflower. It was so amazing! The entire family devoured it. We had some leftover so I’m excited to see how it holds up for leftovers.

                                      • FabulousKale132949

                                        FabulousKale132949 3 years ago

                                        Soooo good 👍

                                        • Susie

                                          Susie 3 years ago

                                          This is delicious, creamy and YUMMY! It was so easy to make; let it set and dig in!! Should I feel guilty? 🧐

                                          • DDMorgan

                                            DDMorgan 3 years ago

                                            This is very good . I add sautéed green bell peppers and hamburger 🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤

                                            • Nomes

                                              Nomes 3 years ago

                                              Really good cheese sauce! I followed the instructions except for letting it sit 5 mins at the end. I let it sit 1-2 mins. It started getting a skin then. I added 1 tsp low sugar mustard and a little extra salt. Made exactly 1 cup so portioning it out was easy, I just used a 1/4 cup measuring scoop.

                                              • Mammebear

                                                Mammebear 3 years ago

                                                You know it’s good when the kids love it!!

                                                • IncredibleAvocado662442

                                                  IncredibleAvocado662442 3 years ago

                                                  Best cheese sauce ever!

                                                  • Leah

                                                    Leah 3 years ago

                                                    Omg!!! So good

                                                    • BlithesomeAvocado355975

                                                      BlithesomeAvocado355975 3 years ago

                                                      Excellent sauce, I had it on zucchini and meatballs. Very easy to make.

                                                      • IncredibleAvocado662442

                                                        IncredibleAvocado662442 3 years ago

                                                        Easy and delicious! I'm going to put it on everything!! Lol