Easy Keto Cheese Sauce

This easy keto cheese sauce uses a handful of ingredients and takes just a few minutes to make. The flavor is so incredible you will never go back to that processed cheese again!

Close up photo of Easy Keto Cheese Sauce over broccoli on a white plate.

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I don't know about you, but the only way my Mom got me to eat veggies was by smothering them in Cheez Whiz.

Broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, you name it, if it was funky, it had to be completely covered in cheese before I would even think about putting it in my mouth!

Fast forward that to my kids and it was the same story.

After my run-in with cancer for the 2nd time in 2010, my first time was when I was 11, I really started to pay attention to the ingredients in the food my family was eating.

I took a look at the label for Cheez Whiz and was shocked by what I found!


Over head photo of ingredients needed to make Easy Keto Cheese Sauce on a wooden table.


Did you know that there is little no actual cheese in Cheez Whiz? 

On the back of a Cheez Whiz jar, you'll discover a lengthy essay of ingredients: whey, milk, canola oil, maltodextrin, milk protein concentrate, sodium phosphate, contains less than 2% of modified food starch, salt, lactic acid, whey protein concentrate, mustard flour, Worcestershire sauce [vinegar, molasses, corn syrup, water, salt, caramel color, garlic powder, sugar, spices (contains celery), tamarind, natural flavor], sodium alginate, sorbic acid as a preservative, color added, cheese culture, enzymes, natural flavor.

The first listed and thus most prominent ingredient in Cheez Whiz is whey, the liquid that is released from cheese curds during the cheesemaking process. Aside from this milk protein byproduct, Cheez Whiz is largely comprised of salt-packed flavorings and a mixture of chemicals that give it its long life and bright yellow color.

Ummm I'll pass on that thank you very much!


Process photos of making Easy Keto Cheese Sauce.


Now fast forward to my venture into the low carb lifestyle.

Cheese sauce is something I saw so many people talking about.

But there was no way I was busting out that nasty old stuff from my childhood, that's for sure.

So I tinkered here and there until I came up with a sauce that not only I loved, but everyone, including the pickiest of eaters in my family, loved.

That my friends is this cheese sauce right here.

Easy to make and super delicious!


Close up photo of a whisk coated with Easy Keto Cheese Sauce above a skillet.


INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE EASY KETO CHEESE SAUCE



  • Unsalted butter
  • Heavy cream
  • Creamed cheese
  • Mustard powder
  • Cheddar cheese, sharp or regular
  • Salt
  • Pepper



Over head photo of Easy Keto Cheese Sauce in a skillet with fresh cracked black pepper.


The thing that is awesome about this cheese sauce is that it takes very few ingredients and just a few minutes to make. So it is one of those recipes that can be a last-minute "What in the heck are we gonna have for dinner?" rescue recipe that you whip out to save the day.

A prime example - I love fresh produce, but always have frozen broccoli and cauliflower florets in the freezer for those last-minute oopsies.

You know the nights that you just flat out forget to take something out for dinner?

Or is that just me?

Anywho, this sauce + frozen broccoli or cauliflower is an absolute Godsend! And means your side dish will be done in less than 10 minutes folks!

So, even though you forgot to plan, I call that a win in my book 😉


Over head photo of Easy Keto Cheese Sauce over broccoli on a white plate.


FAQ ABOUT EASY KETO CHEESE SAUCE



Can I use pre-shredded cheddar cheese?  I don't suggest using pre-shredded cheese because the shredded cheese is coated with things like starch or even cellulose aka wood fiber to keep it from clumping in the bag. Those additives can not only add carbs but will keep it from creating a nice smooth sauce. Also, I don't really want to eat wood pulp.

Can I use another cheese instead of cheddar? Absolutely, I have made this sauce with everything from cheddar, to Monterey jack, pepper jack, mozzarella, and more. The sky, and your imagination, is the limit! 

Can I make this sauce ahead and store it in the fridge? I don't recommend it really. It will get really thick and then you will have to warm it and add more heavy cream, or other liquid to thin it out. In the time it would take to get it back to the right consistency you could have made a fresh batch! 



Close up photo of a broccoli floret on a fork coated with Easy Keto Cheese Sauce.


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Easy Keto Cheese Sauce
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Easy Keto Cheese Sauce

Yield: 4 servings
Author: Bobbi Hass-Burleson
Prep time: 5 Min Cook time: 5 Min Total time: 10 Min
This easy keto cheese sauce uses a handful of ingredients and takes just a few minutes to make. The flavor is so incredible you will never go back to that processed cheese again!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup creamed cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 5 to 6 ounces cheddar cheese, sharp or regular, grated
  • Salt, to taste
  • Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepot over medium heat. Add the heavy cream and continue to cook for a minute or so.
  2. Add the creamed cheese and whisk until it melts into the heavy cream.
  3. Stir in the mustard powder, then the grated cheddar cheese. Start with 5 ounces, add the additional ounce if you desire a thicker cheese sauce.
  4. Remove from the heat.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Calories

386.53

Fat (grams)

37.42

Sat. Fat (grams)

22.86

Carbs (grams)

2.91

Fiber (grams)

0.03

Net carbs

2.88

Sugar (grams)

1.95

Protein (grams)

10.70

Sodium (milligrams)

416.38

Cholesterol (grams)

113.46
Nutritional information 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 will not be included as it has a glycemic index of 0 (meaning it does not spike blood sugar) and it's not metabolized. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
Keto, Low Carb, Gluten-free
Sauce
American
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