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. This keto cheese sauce recipe has been one of our most popular recipes and we decided it was time to give it an update. In my opinion, this keto cheese sauce is better than any cheese sauce I have tried, including a version that would have flour in it. It is thick and creamy and extremely cheesy and is a great way to add some fat to lean meats and vegetables.
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 Erika needed to find something to thicken the sauce in place of the flour.
So she did some experimentation with other thickeners like coconut flour and xanthan gum, but didn’t like the texture of the finished product. She was looking for a smoother, silkier sauce. So what better to thicken this 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 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.
Recipes that use keto cheese sauce
Our keto cheese sauce recipe has become the base of quite a few of our dinner recipes. We just love it that much. If you love this keto cheese sauce as much as we do, make sure you give these recipes a go.
For us, we always have a block of full fat Philadelphia cream cheese in our fridge. It’s one of our favourite keto ingredients. It can be used in sweet or savoury recipes and we love to use it in many of our recipes. We recommend always have a block of cream cheese in the fridge so you can at least whip up this quick and easy keto cheese sauce any time.
Check out these great keto recipes using cream cheese;
We love keto sauces as a wonderful way to add flavour and fat to your favourite proteins or vegetables. It is a really easy way to keep your meal keto while also making it taste delicious.
Check out some of our favourite keto sauces.
- These keto cheese sauce can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for a few days. Just reheat in a saucepan on the stove top.
- If you find it is lumpy, you can use an immersion blender to make it smooth or whisk rapidly.
- 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.
- Who doesn’t love Alfredo pasta? For a quick and tasty keto-friendly version pour our keto cheese sauce over zoodles or konjac noodles.
- Try one of our most popular recipes, our Keto Tuna Mornay
- You could also use this sauce in your own version of a keto-friendly lasagne! Check out our easy keto lasagne recipe here
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Keto Cheese Sauce
These keto cheese sauce recipe is perfect on top of steamed vegetables, poured over your favourite protein like chicken or steak and is so quick and easy to make. It is a great way to add flavour to a meal. It is so smooth and creamy and the cheesiest cheese sauce you will ever taste. In my opinion, this keto cheese sauce is just as good, if not better than the cheese sauce we had as kids. Just typing this, I am craving this sauce, it is just that good.
If you like this recipe, please give it a 5 star rating.
If you like this recipe you may also like…
- Honey Teriyaki Sauce
- Avocado lime dressing
- Baked feta with olives
- Everything but the bagel dip
- Keto bread & butter pickles
- Keto Nut Butter
- Roasted Capsicum Dip
- Keto Reuben Dip
- Keto Cream Cheese Dip – Pesto
- Keto Pimento cheese
- 1 cup pure cream (heavy whipping cream)
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 50 g butter, cubed
- 100 g cream cheese, cubed
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1-2 pinches cayenne pepper
- salt & pepper
- 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.
Nutrition Per Serve
Absolutely yummy poured on anything!!
So true! Thanks Michelle
Being in isolation I did not have any cream, so I put some coconut cream in the fridge for a bit then when chilled whiped it into a cream. I used this instead to make the cheese sauce. IT IS YUM.
Love this and so easy ?? On our cauliflower for dinner tonight
Great – so glad you enjoyed it Wendy!
Excellent , so tasty and so quick to make. Love love it.
Awesome! Thanks Leonie
Love this sauce. I use it for everything and it is so easy to make.
Thanks so much Sue. It’s so good.
Great tasting cheese sauce.
I would like to know if I can thicken it & what would I use?
You could add extra grated cheese to thicken it. A very small amount of xanthan gum may work also, but be careful with over doing it as it may go slimey.
We find the sauce thick enough as is though and have never thickened it
Most amazing Cheese Sauce – Thank You
Love this recipe! I make a 2 1/2 X the recipe as that’s how much cream cheese is in a packet. I freeze what I don’t use immediately. I use small sisters containers for this. Such an easy recipe to make, extremely versatile and SO delicious!!
Sistema containers* I hate auto correct!!
What a great idea Marg, thanks for sharing
Christine Gould says
Simply the BEST cheese sauce…keto or none keto. Thankyou guys. ??
Amazingly delicious and simple recipe!
Thanks so much Kimberley
New favourite daughter in law with this sauce in my tuna Mornay! So much easier than bechamel as well ?
Awesome. It’s so easy too
Kimberly Gorniak says
Very good recipe that goes with anything! I like to mix it up with different cheeses for different items. Cheddar with broccoli is soooooooo good!
Sophie Philps says
this is so very delicious. will make it again and again and again.
It’s the best isn’t it? We love it
Narelle Riley says
This cheese sauce is to die for!!!!!!!!
Seriously- once you’ve tried it you will be pouring it over everything!!!!!!
I throw all the ingredients in my thermomix and it’s done in a few minutes.
I’ll never make another cheese sauce again!
Seriously. You could literally put it on everything. Love it.
Susan Hanmore says
Thanks for easy and delicious recipe Erika and Dan! ?
Thanks so much.
Judy Wilson says
Best cheese sauce EVER. I managed to save enough to put on the Tuna Mornay (your recipe) which is in the oven now. Thanks for sharing it. 🙂
Thank you so much Judy. I definitely agree, it is the best. Hope you enjoyed the Tuna Mornay as well.
My husband said it’s just like how his Mum made it! Even better now as he is or we both are into KETO
Wow!! That sounds like the ultimate compliment. Thank you so much!!
Jeanette Cooper says
This is delicious and better than the original
I agree Jeanette, it’s an awesome tasting cheese sauce.
What is pure cream, pouring?
It is heavy whipping cream. We call it pure cream in Australia.
No we don’t. Pure cream is runny and comes in the smaller blue container. Just made lasagna, it’s in the oven the cheese sauce looks great.
Will this keep for a few days in the fridge?
Yes, it should keep well in the fridge for 2-3 days.