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Keto Cheese Sauce

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

Keto Cheese Sauce in a glass dish on a cutting board.

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This post was originally published July 2, 2018 and has been updated with fresh images and content, though the recipe has stayed perfectly the same.

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 one of my most used recipes. I love all the different ways you can use this sauce, whether it be dipping, smothering or used as a sauce! What is your favourite use for cheese sauce?

Why it works

  1. Heavy cream is reduced down to create a thick sauce without the use of thickeners!
  2. This Keto Cheese Sauce is loaded with rich, creamy flavour and is very simple to make.
  3. It’s super versatile! Use this as a sauce, cover your eggs and veggies, or smother your favourite meats!
keto chicken cordon bleu covered in keto cheese sauce and paired with sauteéd broccolini.

Keto Cheese Sauce Ingredients

  • unsalted butter
  • sea salt
  • ground black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • dijon mustard
  • heavy cream
  • aged white cheddar

Aged White Cheddar – I prefer an aged white cheddar for flavour, but an aged orange cheddar would work also. Any mild cheddar would not be as sharp, so the cheese flavour would not be as intense. This is why I recommend using aged cheddar cheese.

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 warmed 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. Pour over your favourite dishes!

Saucepan with keto cheese sauce.

Watch the whole thing go down:

Expert Tips

  1. Use unsalted butter to avoid a cheese sauce that is too salty. If you only have salted, taste test before adding any salt.
  2. Refrigerate any leftovers. To reheat, microwave until warm, and whisked to recombine the sauce (it will have separated). If the sauce has become too thick once reheated, a little heavy cream can be mixed in, about 1/2 tsp at a time, until the desired consistency has been reached.
Pesto and Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Thighs topped with keto cheese sauce.

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Keto Cheese Sauce in a glass dish on a cutting board.

Keto Cheese Sauce

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.
5 from 11 votes
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Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Aleta

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

Equipment Needed

  • Small Saucepan 
  • Whisk

Directions

  • Melt butter in a small saucepan on medium heat. Add garlic, salt, pepper, dijon and whisk. Slowly add in warmed 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. Pour over your favourite dishes!

Notes

Expert Tips

  1. Use unsalted butter to avoid a cheese sauce that is too salty. If you only have salted, taste test the keto cheese sauce before adding any salt.
  2. Refrigerate any leftovers. To reheat, the Keto Cheese Sauce can be microwaved until warm, and whisked to recombine the sauce (it will have separated). If the sauce has become too thick once reheated, a little heavy cream can be mixed in, about 1/2 tsp at a time, until the desired consistency has been reached.

Nutrition

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

24 Comments

  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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