This low carb white sauce is super easy to make and is the perfect accompaniment to many meat, fish, and vegetable dishes.
White sauce, or Bechamel as it is also known, is a classic recipe made from butter, milk and flour. This low carb version is not authentic in the slightest – but it is a great substitute!
Add cream cheese, heavy cream and water to a saucepan. You can use reduced fat or full fat cream cheese – the reduced fat version will result in a slightly carbier sauce. See the recipe notes below for data and read more about the effect that reduced fat versions have on carb count here. Heat over a low heat until the cream cheese has melted.
Place an egg yolk into a small bowl and temper it by adding a small spoonful of the cream mixture into the bowl and mixing well.
Then add the egg yolk mixture into the saucepan. Keep cooking for a few minutes until the sauce has thickened, stirring constantly. Add salt and pepper to taste.
This sauce is one of the key elements of my Low Carb Lasagna. It could also be used in place of the sauce for my Low Carb Moussaka, or simply poured over meat, fish or vegetables. Like these roasted leeks!