This quick and easy keto cheese sauce is both creamy and delicious…and only uses three ingredients. Dress up steamed broccoli, dip your favorite low carb chips, or top your tacos with it.
You’ve heard the expression that the dressing makes the salad? Well, the sauce make the veggies! And the chips and the beef and the… Well, you get the point.
Butter is no doubt a keto staple on steamed veggies and creamy ranch dip is perfect for your fresh, crispy vegetable sticks. You might have even tried a quick and easy hollandaise sauce recipe before.
But sometimes you just want something savory and decadent; that’s when this creamy keto cheese sauce becomes your BFF. After all, everything tastes better with queso dip!
Most traditional cheese sauce recipes use flour as a thickener, making them off limits for those on a low carb, keto, Atkins, Banting, or gluten free diet. This creamy cheddar sauce has no thickening agents, however, and is perfect for all of those ways of eating!
This easy low carb cheese sauce is about to become the best thing to hit your plate since you started cutting the carbs (and if you have kids, they’ll love it, too!).
What Ingredients Are In The Recipe?
That’s one of the best parts: this keto cheese sauce only has three ingredients!
While there are other keto recipes for cheddar cheese sauce, they call for so many more ingredients and take a lot longer…and this one tastes so good, why would you make life harder?
- Sharp Cheddar
- Heavy whipping cream
- Dijon mustard
Told you it was easy! While you could use pretty much any cheese and type of mustard you have handy, sharp cheddar and the subtle spice of dijon are really the perfect pairing here.
How To Make Keto Cheese Sauce
This low carb, high fat (LCHF) treat is almost ridiculously simple to make.
All you do is heat your cream with the mustard and cheese in it, stirring the ingredients over medium high heat. You could just chop your brick of cheddar cheese, but it melts much more quickly if you grate it ahead of time. Pre-shredded cheese won’t give it the same flavor/consistency/health as using your own brick, though, so still with fresh cheddar and not pre-processed.
And that is how you make easy keto friendly cheddar cheese sauce!
Serving Creamy Low Carb Cheddar Sauce
The possibilities are truly endless. And the carb count is only 1 gram per serving.
This sauce is amazing over broccoli or cauliflower. If your kids have resisted the vegetables you’ve served them in the past, try topping them with melty cheddar sauce next time!
You can even pour over your favorite low carb noodles or riced cauliflower for a keto mac and cheese alternative. Consider topping it with some diced tomatoes and jalapenos for a Tex Mex inspired side dish.
And if you’re looking for inspiration to branch out from your normal vegetable choices, check out this list of 50 popular vegetables for a keto diet. Keto and low carb diets don’t have to be boring! It’s also delicious drizzled on top of Crock Pot tacos or a taco salad.
To enjoy your creamy keto cheese sauce as an appetizer, pair it with an assortment of sliced low carb vegetables, homemade keto chips, or pork rinds. The plain salted ProTings chips are another option for low carb friendly tortilla chips.
How To Store Low Carb Cheese Sauce
If you make this keto cheese sauce recipe up ahead of time, simply store it in an airtight container (like a mason jar). It will keep for up to a week in your fridge.
To reheat it, you can use the stovetop or your microwave.
If you’re going to microwave your low carb cheese dip, add a few drops of cream to first. Then heat in 1 minute intervals, stirring in between, until you reach your desired temperature.
If you heat it on the stovetop, adding a few drops of fresh cream is still a good idea. Be sure to stir constantly so it doesn’t scorch.
Other Recipes to Try
Once you discover how simple it is to make your own sauces, you may want to try a few more. Here’s some of my favorite recipes:
Creamy Keto Cheese Sauce
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese grated
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan.
- Stir over medium to medium high heat until all cheese is melted.
- Net Carbs 1g
- % Carbs: 2.6%
- % Protein: 10.3%
- % Fat: 87.1%
Note on Nutritional Information
Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.