Creamy Cheese Sauce

I’ve always been a huge fan of Velveeta cheese. I mean, come on. Who isn’t? It’s so creamy and goes great on and in anything! But that creamy goodness has roughly 10x the grams of carbs as cheddar cheese, so it’s a no-go for our household. As a lover of creamy melted cheese, I’ve been determined to find a low carb substitute. I have tried a few different cheese recipes but none of them quite made the cut; good, yes, but not a good replica of the cheesy salty taste of Velveeta. UNTIL NOW! This one is by far the best yet…

Creamy Cheddar Sauce

4 oz cream cheese
4 oz mild cheddar, grated*
4 tbs salted butter
6 tbs Half & Half

On stovetop over medium-low heat, melt butter. Combine remaining ingredients and stir or whisk until smooth and creamy. Serve warm.

Yield: 1 cup (1 tbs serving size) 72 cal, 6.9g fat, .75g carbs, 1.75g protein (macros can vary by product/brand)

*Note- I don’t recommend and did not use the packaged pre-grated cheese.

Not only is this creamy sauce fabulous while warm- it tastes remarkably like actual Velveeta spread once it has cooled! WIN WIN! At less than 1g carbs per tablespoon, I can eat this on my broccoli without feeling any guilt at all! Plus, I have left-overs in the fridge for a quick cheesy spread later!

I spooned this Creamy Cheese Sauce over fresh steamed broccoli and served with baked Garlic Butter Chicken for a delicious low-carb supper. Simple, delicious, and husband approved!

Garlic Butter Chicken: 1 stick salted sbutter, 1 tsp minced garlic; melt butter in the microwave for 20 seconds or so, add garlic and stir together. Pour over chicken then bake at 350 degrees. For added fat and flavor, pour melted bacon grease over chicken prior to adding garlic butter. Yummmmm!

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