First Time Mom and Losing It: Keto Cheese Sauce

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Keto Cheese Sauce


My husband and I have been on this Keto weight loss journey since August 31. We have both been strictly on this diet without any cheats for over 19 weeks now. I think a huge part of our success is that I search the internet and YouTube to find yummy recipes that we can enjoy. I love vegetables but he doesn't so I wanted to find a way for him to get some veggies in for the fiber. He loves cheese sauce but I didn't like all the questionable ingredients in his favorite jar so I decided to make a homemade one.

This cheese sauce is so decadent, savory and cheesy that a little bit goes a long way. It is perfect to dip broccoli, zucchini or cauliflower in. I have also been known to pour a little over my cauliflower mash. This sauce stores easily in a mason jar in the refrigerator. I like to just take a couple of spoons and put in a ramekin to heat up in the microwave for about 30-45 seconds.



Keto Cheese Sauce
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 oz mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 Tablespoons cream cheese (try to find one with 1g of carbs per serving)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan grated cheese
  • 5 tbsp heaving whipping cream
  • guar guar gum (optional: a pinch to thicken)
  1. In a small saucepan melt the butter and cream cheese on low heat. Add the heavy whipping cream and mix well. 
  2. Add the cheddar cheese a little at a time, stirring until it melts. Add the parmesan cheese and stir until it melts. 
  3. Optional: Sprinkle a pinch or two of the guar guar gum and stir well. You may be able to substitute xanthan gum to thicken but I haven't tried it so if you have it you can experiment with the same amount. If you don't have any of the gums you can leave it out for a thinner sauce.


What would you dip into this keto cheese sauce?

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7 comments:

  1. Looks like a good sauce for vegetables, especially cauliflower and broccoli.

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  2. Definitely a great sauce for veggies -raw or cooked. I could see me spreading it onto a cracker as well!!

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  3. That's such a great idea. I could always increase my veggie intake, so this cheese sauce would make it even easier.

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  4. My fingers, probably. Skip the spoon or other vessel for conveyance lol. Sounds so delicious!

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  5. Hmm yummy! I would love to ad this on my diet. I totally love this idea.

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  6. I used your recipe as a base for my cheese sauce for a keto mac and cheese. All I changed was I thinned it out with a bit of almond milk. Turned out awesome. We spiraled zucchini into noodles and even the kids were chowing down. For anyone who wants a quick easy staple for their keto fridge this is it.

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    1. I am so happy you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for trying it out :)

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