Low-Carb Cheddar Cheese Sauce in a bowl.

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.

Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Author Annissa Slusher



  1. In a 1 1/2 quart saucepan, heat heavy whipping cream over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.

  2. 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.

  3. When cheese has melted, remove the sauce from the heat. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.  Whisk again, just prior to serving.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: about 2 tablespoons

Per serving: 

Calories: 108

Fat (g): 11

Carbs (g): 1

Fiber (g): 0

Protein (g): 3

Net carbs (g): 1