Keto Cheese Sauce is easy and tasty sauce that will make even the pickiest of eater love their veggies! With less than seven ingredients this recipe doubles as a low carb cheese dip and is absolutely ready for any kind of application.
Pour it over steamed veggies like broccoli or roasted cauliflower with cheese sauce. Use it as a dip for zucchini fries or stir it into zucchini noodles for a low carb style Mac and Cheese! Use alongside salsa or meat sauce for tacos and burritos! Nachos for the big game? Why not? Any way you use it, this low carb cheese sauce recipe will be a regular for nearly anything you can get creative with!
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Keto Cheese Sauce
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In the style of the Atkins cheese sauce recipe, this one uses heavy cream as well as a liberal dose of seasonings to take the flavor to the next level! It’s definitely one of the best keto broccoli cheese sauce recipes you can find, with a great combination of parmesan and sharp cheddar cheese for a rich and creamy flavor!
How Do You Make Cheese Sauce
Like most heavy cream cheese sauces, it’s less about the ingredients and more about technique. Bring the cream to a heavy boil but don’t allow it to scald. Add the cream cheese and seasonings, being sure to constantly whisk so everything is incorporated.
The key here is to get the cream mixture hot enough to melt the cheese without burning in the pan. Remove from heat and stir in the cheeses until everything is blended. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and you are ready to go!
How to Make a Roux for Cheese Sauce
For a thicker keto cheese sauce, prepare a roux of melted butter and flour, cooked together until a thick paste is formed. Add this to the heavy cream and cream cheese mixture and be sure it is completely smooth before adding the cheeses. This is a good technique for thick dipping sauces or a nacho style sauce.
How to Thicken Cheese Sauce
The best way to thicken a heavy cream cheese sauce is to boil the milk down further before adding the cheeses. Another quick and easy method is to make a slurry of one-part cornstarch to 4 parts water.
Then, slowly whisk into the milk mixture until the desired thickness is reached. Remove from heat and add the cheeses, being sure to stir thoroughly.
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Keto Cheese Sauce
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup cream cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- pinch cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese
- Combine heavy cream, cream cheese and seasonings in a small sauce pan.
- Bring to a boil while whisking and let boil 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat, stir in cheeses and salt & pepper to taste.
- Serve immediately.
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