This Low-Carb Cheddar Cheese Sauce adds creamy goodness to your favorite meat or vegetable. It’s not thickened with flour, like most cheese sauces, so it can be part of a low-carb, keto, Atkins, gluten-free, diabetic, or Banting diet.
This Low-Carb Cheddar Cheese Sauce can be made in under ten minutes, but it adds big flavor to anything you put it on. We added flavors of garlic, onion and a pinch of red pepper flakes to make this sauce taste amazing.
I love serving this sauce over veggies, like broccoli and cauliflower. It can also be served over chicken, or even poured over your favorite ingredients and baked to make a casserole. Scoop it up with some low-carb tortillas. This is one of those recipes where the possibilities are endless.
I used to make a similar sauce when I made macaroni and cheese from a recipe in my Betty Crocker Cookbook. That recipe, however, required lots of flour to thicken. Since I don’t use flour, I needed to find something else.
The answer was obvious. Heavy cream makes a nice base for a cheese sauce and adds the fat that my keto followers love. The cheese melts in the cream and adds further creaminess.
This Low-Carb Cheddar Cheese Sauce is a recipe you can get creative with. Try different cheeses and different herbs and spices. It’s a recipe that you can make your own. Enjoy!
Low-Carb Cheese Sauce
This Low-Carb Cheddar Cheese Sauce adds creamy goodness to your favorite meat or vegetable. It's not thickened with flour, like most cheese sauces, so it can be part of a low-carb, keto, Atkins, gluten-free, diabetic, or Banting diet.
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 4 ounces cheddar cheese finely shredded
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
In a 1 1/2 quart saucepan, heat heavy whipping cream over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.
When cream just begins to simmer, whisk in the cheese, garlic, onion powder, red pepper flakes, sea salt and black pepper. Turn heat to low.
When cheese has melted, remove the sauce from the heat. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Whisk again, just prior to serving.
Serving size: about 2 tablespoons
Fat (g): 11
Carbs (g): 1
Fiber (g): 0
Protein (g): 3
Net carbs (g): 1