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Keto-Friendly Cheese Sauce Recipe 

Keeping it💯, this is NOT a low-calorie food! 

This mild, keto-friendly, homemade Cheese Sauce is creamy and versatile! An easy cheese sauce recipe is a must-have in your cooking playlist!

The inspiration for this recipe came from various sources, so I can't authentically say, it's mine. It's actually a combination of many ideas. You've probably already seen something similar on Pinterest. Just search "Flourless Cheese Sauce" and you'll have hundreds of results. I'm taking a moment to mention this because I'd prefer to reference the inspiration but in this case, it's a culmination of ideas that range of my obsession with cookbooks (much thanks to our public library!), my never-ending exploration of new cheese and my current eating regimen that leans heavily towards low-carb options.

This from scratch-ish Cheese Sauce can be made with any combination of ingredients and takes 10 minutes to make. You will get a subtle tanginess from the sharp cheddar.

What You'll Need 

It only requires three main ingredients: cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, and cheese. I also included a few pinches, think 1/4 teaspoon, of this and that. This and that being dry ground mustard, paprika, turmeric, and nutmeg. There's also a little Lawry's Garlic Salt and coarse ground black pepper in there to kick up the flavor.

A quick note on Turmeric - it has so many health benefits and a pretty neutral flavor. Here, I primarily added it for color. My little one is quite fond of the instant "blue box" macaroni and although we don't serve it to her often, turmeric here lends to that nostalgic color she adores.

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Great for a dipping sauce during the big game, spiralized vegetables sauce, or topping baked cruciferous vegetables as a side dish.


Hmmm, on my next bunless burger bowl, I think I'll try an American, Smoked Gouda, and Swiss cheese sauce combination, reminiscent of the Boulevard's Triple Play.

What will you use your Keto-Friendly Cheese sauce on?


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