Keto Cheese Sauce Recipe (1g Carbs)

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With just four ingredients, this Keto Cheese Sauce is a very easy low-carb white sauce with just 1g net carbs, great over steak, vegetables, or chicken.

Keto cheese in a pot with a whisk.
Just 4 simple ingredients, and you get this delicious creamy keto cheese sauce.

This is a delicious keto cheese sauce – aka low-carb “Bechamel” sauce that you can make with cream cheese easily to add flavor and fat to many meat and vegetable dishes.

We use Mozzarella Cheese to thicken our keto cheese sauce (also known as “bechamel sauce”) as Cheddar Cheese releases a lot of oil when added. Mozzarella cheese also blends well when making a low-carb white sauce with cream cheese. 

This keto cheese sauce recipe makes ten servings. One serve is 100ml/3.5oz.

Ingredients for Keto Cheese Sauce

  • 8 ounces of Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup of Butter
  • 1 cup of Heavy Cream
  • 2 cups of Mozzarella Cheese, shredded

When choosing the cream cheese for this low-carb white sauce, just be sure to select the “full cream.” Avoid any no-fat or skim cream cheese. You want your sauce to be low-carb, not low-fat.

How To Make Keto Cheese Sauce

  1. In a saucepan, place the cream cheese, butter, and heavy cream and place over low heat.
  2. Continue stirring until the cream cheese has melted and all ingredients are combined.
  3. Add the mozzarella cheese and whisk continuously until it is melted and thoroughly combined.
  4. Use the sauce immediately, or store it in the fridge. Reheat over low heat, whisking continuously.
Keto cheese sauce in a saucepan.

The Best Keto Cheese Sauce Recipe (1g Carbs)

This 4 ingredients keto cheese sauce recipe is perfect for those looking for a low-carb white sauce for steak, lamb, chicken, vegetable, and anything else you want to add extra flavor and fat too!
4.98 from 145 votes
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Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American, Australian, British, French, Italian
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10 serves
Calories: 389kcal
Author: Matt Dobson

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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • In a saucepan, place the cream cheese, butter and heavy cream and place over low heat.
    8 ounces Cream Cheese, 1 cup Butter, 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • Continue stirring until the cream cheese has melted and all ingredients are combined.
  • Add the mozzarella cheese and whisk continuously until it is melted and fully combined.
    2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • Use the sauce immediately, or store in the fridge. Reheat over low heat, whisking continuously.

Notes

 
STORING: You can keep it in the fridge for a few days, but his sauce is best made fresh and served immediately. 
TIPS: Just be sure when you’re choosing the cream cheese for this cheese sauce that you select “full cream.” Avoid any no-fat or skim cream cheese. You want your sauce to be low-carb, not low-fat.

Nutrition

Serving: 95g | Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 384mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 1375IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Low-Carb Cheese Sauce Uses

  • It goes with steak dishes
  • Pouring over steamed broccoli
  • Blending with cauliflower
  • With a roast chicken
  • As a dip for adding fat to seafood such as prawns (shrimp), lobster, and crab, most shellfish are high in protein and low carb but lack fat content. Low-carb cheese sauce allows you to enjoy them.
Keto cheese in a pot with a whisk.
Creamy, tasty, cheesy white sauce recipe.

The low-carb keto cheese sauce is a versatile recipe for flavoring otherwise dull meals. Using cream cheese for white sauces is also relatively cheap instead to buying ready-made (if you can find any low-carb cheese sauces with no sugar added on the shelves).

Adjust the serving amounts in the recipe card above to make a larger batch of Keto Cheese Sauce.

Check out other keto sauce recipes.

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Matt Dobson

I am the founder of My Keto Kitchen. I am a nutritionist, cooking enthusiast, and part-time Van Lifer! Along with a qualified chef, we have created a collection of delicious and healthy recipes.

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23 thoughts on “Keto Cheese Sauce Recipe (1g Carbs)”

  1. 5 stars
    Yummy! Second time making I dissolved 1.5 tsp sodium citrate in a bit of warm cream and added to pot. Made it much less stringy/clingy and more pourable. Also increased cream by 1/2 cup to thin a little bit. So, so good!

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  2. I am making this ahead of time in a casserole. Will this reheat nicely in the oven after being in the refrigerator mixed into casserole?

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    • Not sure about that, Debbie. you can try but the parmesan will definitely change the consistency. But it may work. There’s only one way to find out.

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  3. 5 stars
    This was delicious!! I added a little bit of salt, pepper and some nutmeg to make it taste more like a bechamel. I poured it over some steamed cauliflower, added some Trader Joe’s shredded emmental/swiss cheese mix and baked it in the oven at 400F for 15 mins. Delicious!!

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    • 5 stars
      I froze it in very small containers (maybe 1/4 to 1/2 c) and it did fine. As it thaws and I reheat it, I do it a lot of stirring. It worked great for me to freeze it. I take out one of my little containers, thaw it, stir it and eat it with my chicken or whatever. The sauce is very thick and I may try something to thin it a little, but it is so good!

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  4. 5 stars
    Oh My YUMMMMMMM!!!!
    This recipe is AMAZING! So simple and oh so tasty! Admittedly I did fudge a few quantities but the whole experience was just PERFECT! Definitely adding this to my recipe repotoire! Thank you so much for this recipe!
    After beginning my low carb journey 13 months ago (and reaping the benefits of 22 kg weight loss in the first 6 months and most importantly a reduction of the inflammation in my osteoarthrititic knees) I desperately needed a low carb cheese sauce for my cauliflower au gratin. It’s winter time and what better comfort food is there than cream cheese, cheese, cream and butter. Not to mention more cheese grilled on the top lol.
    Thank you

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