This keto cheese sauce will become a staple in your cooking repertoire as it is super versatile. It’s a quick and simple recipe and even Dan can make it! It can turn any boring old meat and three veg into keto heaven.
Keto cheese sauce
Making a traditional cheese sauce involves flour and milk, which are both out once on a ketogenic diet. Replacing milk with pure cream (heavy whipping cream) was a pretty straight forward option, but I needed to find something to thicken the sauce in place of the flour.
So I did some experimentation with other thickeners like coconut flour and xanthan gum, but I did not like the texture of the finished product. I wanted a smoother, silkier sauce. So what better to thicken my keto cheese sauce than cheese itself! The cream cheese and parmesan cheese give both body and flavour to this delicious sauce.
The great thing about making this keto cheese sauce, compared to a more traditional version, is that you just pop everything into the saucepan and whisk. No need to be making a roux, whisking in the milk and then worrying about lumps. It is quick and pretty much foolproof. Personally, I think it tastes better than the original too.
Serving Suggestions for keto cheese sauce
This sauce with add delicious flavour and fat to any steamed vegetable side dish. Simply pour it over the top if your favourite steamed vegetables.
It also makes a great cheese vegetable bake or casserole. In a baking dish, pour our yummy keto cheese sauce over cooked broccoli or cauliflower, grate some cheese on top and bake in the oven.
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You could also use this sauce in your own version of a keto-friendly lasagne! We did this using konjac lasagne noodles and Pete Evans bolognaise sauce and it really hit the spot.
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- Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and heat over medium.
- Whisk to combine and let simmer for a few minutes to combine and thicken slightly
- Season with salt and pepper to taste
NOTE THIS IS BASED ON THE INGREDIENTS WE USED, NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION MAY VERY DEPENDING ON THE INGREDIENTS USED.
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