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Low Carb Cheese Sauce

A quick and easy low carb cheese sauce recipe that is ready in 10 minutes and is so cheesy! The perfect keto-friendly sauce to serve for any occasion.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese sauce recipe, easy cheese sauce, keto cheese sauce
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 120kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. yellow mustard
  • 4 oz. grated cheese (cheddar works well)

Instructions

  • Add the cream cheese, butter and whipping cream to a saucepan over medium heat. Stir often until they are completely melted and well incorporated.
  • Add salt, pepper, and mustard and stir to combine. 
  • Turn off the heat. Add the grated cheddar in two batches, mixing the cheese in to melt completely before adding more. The sauce should become more yellow and thick as the cheese melts into it. Keep stirring until the cheese is completely melted. 
  • Serve the low carb cheese sauce over low carb steamed vegetables, grilled meats or casseroles. 

Notes

To getting a smooth cheese sauce, melt the butter, cream, and cream cheese together completely. Then turn off the heat and add the cheese in batches and mix well. Keeping the heat on will cause the cheese to separate and your sauce will be lumpy. 
You can store it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in an airtight container. To keep it for longer, you can freeze it for up to 2 weeks.
Reheat it slowly, stirring continuously until the sauce is heated through and completely smooth. 

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.2g | Protein: 3.6g | Fat: 11.3g | Saturated Fat: 7.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.8g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 33.4mg | Sodium: 263.8mg | Potassium: 19.4mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Net carbs: 1.1g