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Keto Cheese Sauce – perfect for all your dipping, smothering and saucy needs!

This Keto Cheese Sauce will change your life! Make a dip for your veggies, smother your favourite chicken recipe or save for the morning to sauce up your eggs!

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Keto Cheese Sauce. Fully loaded with rich, creamy goodness, this Keto Cheese Sauce is thickened by simmering heavy cream instead of using flour.
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Okay so I love cheese… like, really love cheese. It’s kind of funny because my maiden name means ‘cheese maker’ in French! So here I am, continuing with family tradition, as the ‘Keto Cheese Sauce Maker’! That counts… right?

This Keto Cheese Sauce has, no doubt, become my best friend. It is loaded with rich, creamy flavour and is very simple to make! I love all the different ways you can use this sauce, whether it be dipping, smothering or used as a sauce!

You know what’s cool about heavy cream besides how delicious it is? When simmered it actually thickens quite quickly! This Keto Cheese Sauce doesn’t use flour or cornstarch to thicken, instead, it is created by simmering butter, heavy cream and some spices!

How to make Keto Cheese Sauce

Melt butter in a small saucepan on medium heat. Add garlic, salt, pepper, dijon and whisk. Slowly add in the heavy cream and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes, whisking often to prevent burning.

Mix in the shredded cheese and cook just until the cheese has melted. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Keto Cheese Sauce. Fully loaded with rich, creamy goodness, this Keto Cheese Sauce is thickened by simmering heavy cream instead of using flour.

How to reheat leftover Keto Cheese Sauce

Once the sauce has been refrigerated it becomes very hard. To reuse it, scrape the sauce into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 20 seconds. The sauce will have separated. Whisk until the two layers finally come together – this may take a little while, but trust me, the sauce will become deliciously smooth once again!

If the sauce has become too thick, whisk in a little bit of heavy cream until you have the desired consistency. I would add just 1/2 tsp at a time; you don’t want to add too much!

Alternately you can do the same in a small sauce pan. Scrape how much leftover sauce you would like into a small saucepan and heat on medium until melted. Whisk until fully combined and add heavy cream if the sauce is too thick.

What to make with Keto Cheese Sauce

The list is as big as your imagination! Here are a few of my favourite ways to devour this Keto Cheese Sauce:

Veggies and Cheese Sauce

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken with Pesto

Poached Eggs with reheated Keto Cheese Sauce

Low Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Thighs

Ice Cream with Cheese Sauce… kidding, kidding…

Love this recipe? Try these next:

Keto Honey Mustard

Crunchy Low Carb Baked Chicken Tender dipped in Low Carb Honey Mustard.

Low Carb Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade

Jar of low carb teriyaki sauce on a marble cutting board.

I hope you love this Keto Cheese Sauce recipe! What do you like to eat smothered in cheese sauce? Let me know in the comment section below the recipe card!

Keto Cheese Sauce.
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5 from 11 votes

Keto Cheese Sauce – Perfect for all your Dipping, Smothering and Saucy needs!

Too good to be true, this Keto Cheese Sauce will be your next best friend! Fully loaded with rich, creamy goodness, this cheese sauce is thickened by simmering heavy cream instead of flour.
Course Dip, sauce
Cuisine Canadian, Low Carb
Keyword keto cheese sauce
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 260kcal
Author Aleta


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • dash black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup packed aged white cheddar cheese


Equipment Needed

  • Small Saucepan 
  • Whisk


  • On medium heat melt butter in a small saucepan. Whisk in the salt, pepper, garlic powder and dijon. Once combined, slowly whisk in the heavy cream. 
  • Bring to a gently simmer and cook for 15 minutes, whisking often to prevent the sauce from burning. Mix in the melted cheese until fully melted and serve hot! 


Serving: 0.25of whole recipe | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.6g | Protein: 3.2g | Fat: 26.3g | Sodium: 265mg


  1. 5 stars
    That looks so delicious! I love that it’s keto and still looks thick and creamy! I want to make it with that (I believe is) chicken cordon bleu!! Yum!

  2. 5 stars
    Yup this sauce is calling my name. I LOVE LOVE LOVE cheese, and could not think of life without it. I know so many delicious ways to add this to meals from breakfast to dinner.

  3. 5 stars
    Ever since my daughter went keto, cheese has become a food group for her. We go through cheese like crazy! Eggs too. This will be a nice addition to our sauce collection that the whole family can indulge in! Especially that chicken cordon bleu.

  4. I know this is a keto version, but I can’t help imagine how amazing it would be for mac n cheese!! And that, is why I don’t think I could ever be keto. I do think, however, that I could really enjoy this sauce!!

  5. 5 stars
    That’s one good cheese sauce that sounds absolutely delicious! How simple is that recipe. I can add it so many dishes that is going to be a hit with my family.

  6. 5 stars
    Why not to put this yummy sauce all over… everything? Thats exactly what i am planning to do! 🙂

  7. You had me at cheese! Drooling over here!

  8. 5 stars
    This cheese sauce looks so thick and creamy and the flavors sound absolutely delicious! And I love how simple this recipe is. I can add it so many dishes – a forsure hit with my family.

  9. Amanda M Mason

    5 stars
    Yummy! a versatile sauce! I see myself pouring this over a juicy steak. I bet this would be great on fish and chicken, too!

  10. 5 stars
    What a versatile sauce! And I love that it’s keto. I could do with something that’s low carb for a change!

  11. 5 stars
    I love the look of this! I attempted keto a few weeks back and cheese was my life saver! I would have totally put this all over my food!

  12. Marisa Franca

    5 stars
    Perhaps there is something to be said that we are named for what we like or we somehow follow what we’re named after. I may not be named cheese but I certainly have eaten my weight in it — or perhaps I wish I had. I love cheese more than sweets. This sauce would be excellent with anything and it would be welcome at our house.

  13. 5 stars
    Oh wow, I love the ingredients and sauce does look tempting. This is something that my family would really love so I’m saving this recipe to try.

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