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a white sauce bowl with homemade cheese sauce and a white spoon.

Keto Cheese Sauce

  • Author: Kyndra Holley
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups 1x
  • Diet: Diabetic


Units Scale
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Place the heavy cream, cheddar cheese, garlic, Dijon mustard, hot sauce, salt, and pepper in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir continuously until the cheese has melted and the ingredients are well incorporated.


  • net carbs per serving: 1g
  • Storage: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • Reheating: Reheat leftover cheese sauce in a sauce pan on the stove top. It may be necessary to add some extra cream to bring the sauce back to life. 
  • Consistency: If the cheese sauce feels too thick, add more heavy cream a little at a time, until it reaches your desired consistency. If it is too thin, add more cheese.
  • Change up the cheese: This keto cheese sauce is delicious with just about any type of cheese you might have on hand. Some of my favorites are smoked mozzarella, gruyere, sharp white cheddar, mozzarella, or parmesan cheeses. Even better, use a mixture of multiple cheeses. 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Condiment recipes
  • Method: Simmer
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 175
  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 1
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 8g

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