A simple and easy keto cheese sauce is a great recipe to have. Team it with any protein or vegetables or a simple dipping cheese sauce with some keto bread or cured meats.
Meat on a fork covered in cheese sauce

A super easy keto cheese sauce. Quick to make. No fancy ingredients and super duper tasty!

I hate fussing around with too many steps in a recipe. A keto friendly cheese sauce is a great recipe to have, if it is easy! I mean Keto Lasagna is a fave of most of us right?

This easy keto cheese sauce might have a few more ingredients than some, but trust me it is worth it!

bowl of cheese sauce

Keto Cheese Sauce Ingredients

There is only six ingredients in our easy keto cheese sauce. (Yes I don’t count salt and pepper). It is quick and simple, but really tasty.

These are all the ingredients you will need to make this low carb cheese sauce at home. All you need is butter (I use salted), cream cheese, cream, parmesan, cheddar/tasty cheese, Dijon mustard and salt and pepper.

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how to make keto cheese sauce

Making your own low carb cheese sauce is easy. That is what we all want in a recipe right? This is a super creamy gluten free cheese sauce that everyone will enjoy keto or not.

For your convenience I have added a Thermomix cheese sauce recipe as well as and Instant Pot one. I know only too well that we have many appliances that we love to use these days.

Hehe! Please don’t ask what I have. I even have appliances that I have had for than a year and never used. But an Instant Pot and Thermomix are regularly used in my kitchen.

Simple melt the butter and add the cream cheese.

melted butter and cream cheese in a saucepan

And the cream and whisk until combined

cream and cheese in a saucepan with a whisk

Add the remaining ingredients and whisk until the cheese has melted and the sauce is smooth. Season to taste and use as preferred.

cheese in a creamy sauce

what to use cheese sauce with

Making a keto-friendly cheese sauce is so easy.

The bonus is it is so versatile. Use it on top of some steamed broccoli or in a Cauliflower Mac and Cheese.

Our Keto Chicken Alfredo Pizza recipe uses it and it is perfect in our Creamy Tuscan Chicken Lasagne.

meat on a fork in a boal of cheese sauce

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bowl of cheese sauce

Easy Keto Cheese Sauce

A simple and easy keto cheese sauce is a great recipe to have. Team it with any protein or vegetables or a simple dipping cheese sauce with some keto bread or cured meats.
5 from 47 votes!
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American, Australian Keto, Italian
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 6 serves
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  • 40 g (8 tsp) butter I use salted butter
  • 50 g (10 tsp) cream cheese
  • 125 g (0.5 cups) thickened cream US equiv. whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup (1/4 cup) parmesan (25g) I just roughly chop
  • 1 cup (1 cup) cheddar cheese (100g) I use a cheddar or tasty cheese for flavour, See Note 1
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1/2 teaspoon) Dijon mustard or seeded mustard, See Note 2
  • Salt and Pepper to taste



  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add cream cheese and whisk until combined.
  • Add remaining ingredients and whisk continuously until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Season to taste.


  • Place all ingredients into the mixing bowl and cook 6 min/80 ̊C/speed 4/MC off. Season to taste.


  • Turn pot onto Sauté function. Add all ingredients and whisk until sauce is thick melted and delicious. Season to taste.


  1.  You can use any kind of cheese in this keto cheese sauce. I prefer to use ones with flavour like a Pepperjack, Gouda, or strong Cheddar.
  2. Any mustard including dry mustard can be used to flavour the sauce.
  3. Cheese sauce is best not frozen.
  4. Keep in the fridge up to 7 days.
  5. Gently reheat on the stove or in short bursts in a microwave, whisking between heating.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 1serve | Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 34mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 694IU | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 9mg | Net Carbs: 1g
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23 responses to “Easy Keto Cheese Sauce”

  1. Andrina

    5 stars
    Roasted broccoli and cauliflower, added sauce, finish in the air fryer, satisfaction guaranteed 👌

  2. Alison

    5 stars
    Excellent not going to lie I’m here for thermie instructions. I usually make mine on the stove top and for a change add bluecheese. Now I can put everything in and come back later and decant sauce … winning 👍🏽 thank you 😍

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You are very welcome

  3. Helen Jack

    5 stars
    Made this sauce for my cauliflower cheese dish which we will be having with our roast lamb tomorrow night. I was licking the bowl after I made it; so delish and perfect for a much better and healthier version of traditional cheese sauce using flour and milk. Nom Nom!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      So happy you enjoyed it Helen.

  4. Jessica

    OMG, this cheese sauce is so good I could drink it. The flavors were balanced, the texture was perfectly creamy, and it was so simple to prepare. I served it over steamed broccoli and cauliflower and the whole family loved it.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      The perfect way to serve too.

  5. Oscar

    5 stars
    oh wow, this cheese sauce looks delicious. I never thought of adding dijon mustard to a cheese sauce and this has me salivating. Going to give it a try this weekend. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It is soooo good Oscar!

  6. Jean

    5 stars
    This is a brilliant way to enjoy cheese, never thought of having it keto. Surprisingly the best and goes well with homemade pizza.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Oh, pizza sound brilliant with this

  7. MyYellowApron

    Would love to try the recipe. Thanks for sharing ❤️

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You are very welcome

  8. Peggy

    5 stars
    So simple, yet so delicious. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You are welcome

  9. nancy

    5 stars
    keto cheese sauce is amazing. It is perfect when you don’t want extra carbs!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub


  10. Connie Gauvin

    Made this cheese sauce for the first time tonight….served it over braised brussel sprouts. My husband and I liked it very much. Thank you so much for an amazing website. I haven’t finished browsing through the entire site yet! Keep up the great recipe development, Megan, so many look to your site for delicious eats…. as we traverse through a lower carb/keto type menu whether through need or by choice.

  11. Anne

    Can you freeze this ?

  12. Rhonda

    5 stars
    It’s the best! Love making it in the Thermomix so easy and no burning it, mustard goes so well in it. Thanks for a amazing recipe 🙂

  13. Carrie W

    5 stars
    I love this sauce…make it all the time now. Thanx Megan

  14. Lynda H

    5 stars
    Omgoodness Megan this cheese sauce is definitely delicious 😋.. having it with my salmon tonight 🥰

    Will be making this one again hands down !!!
    Your so creative love you food hun ❤️

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Aaahhh I am so glad you enjoy the recipes Lynda. Thanks for being so supportive and trying out so many of the recipes.

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