Everyone needs a good low-carb cheese sauce in their life!
This one takes just a few minutes to make and is perfect for pouring over roasted or steamed non-starchy vegetables, low-carb noodles (think zoodles, spaghetti squash noodles, or Dreamfields pasta!), or you can even use it as a fondue dipping sauce for a fun appetizer with friends!
I double this low carb cheese sauce recipe for our large family (hence why you see so much sauce in these photos!), but the recipe as written is the perfect amount for coating one regular size bag of frozen vegetables.
Thick, creamy, and very flavorful, you don’t need to use any “funny” thickeners in this gluten-free low carb cheese sauce. There’s no flour, cornstarch, xanthan gum, or glucomannan giving the sauce its wonderful consistency; it all comes from the melted cream cheese!
You don’t need any special ingredients to whisk up this sauce, making it an easy choice to dress up a side of non-starchy vegetables for a keto-friendly or THM S meal!
- heavy cream
- cheddar cheese
- cream cheese
- mineral salt
- ground black pepper
- garlic powder
- cayenne pepper
Pictured here is the cheese sauce smothered over a California-style mix of vegetables – broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. There are too many carrots in this mix to use without entering Crossover territory, but it’s a great family-friendly mix that kids enjoy, and they don’t mind if I swap my helping of carrots for their pieces of broccoli. 🙂
Everyone needs a good low-carb cheese sauce in their life! This one takes just a few minutes to make and is perfect for pouring over vegetables, low-carb pasta, or using as a fondue dipping sauce! A THM S. Keto, gluten-free. No special ingredients.
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup grated cheddar
- 2 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 2 tsp mustard
- 1/2 tsp mineral salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- pinch of cayenne
- In a medium saucepan, melt and stir all ingredients together until smooth. Pour over steamed or roasted vegetables, low-carb pasta, or use as a fondue dipping sauce.