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Low Carb White Sauce

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This low carb white sauce is super easy to make and is the perfect accompaniment to many meat, fish, and vegetable dishes. A keto, gluten free, and LCHF recipe with video tutorial!

Low Carb White Sauce - just three ingredients! Keto and LCHF recipe with video tutorial.

 

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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! It has a great mouthfeel and only includes “real” ingredients! No thickeners or anything artificial.

Check out all my low carb sauces!

I've made a video tutorial to show you just how simple this keto bechamel sauce is to make – so watch this or scroll down for the full instructions and printable recipe card.

 


 

How to Make Low Carb White Sauce

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.

Low Carb White Sauce - just three ingredients! Keto and LCHF recipe with video tutorial.

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.

Low Carb White Sauce - just three ingredients! Keto and LCHF recipe with video tutorial.

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, if you think it needs it!

Low Carb White Sauce - just three ingredients! Keto and LCHF recipe with video tutorial.

 

This keto white sauce is one of the key elements of my Low Carb Lasagna!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. I particular love it with leeks as a special treat – as part of the onion family, leeks aren't super low in carbs, but aren't high for a vegetable either. This sauce complements them perfectly!

Just *don't* be tempted to eat this low carb white sauce by the spoonful – otherwise you might find you have to make another batch – it's that good! 🙂

You might also like my low carb parsley sauce!

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Low Carb White Sauce

Low Carb White Sauce

Yield: 4 Servings
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

This low carb white sauce is super easy to make and is the perfect accompaniment to many meat, fish, and vegetable dishes. A keto, gluten free, and LCHF recipe with video tutorial.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (4 oz) cream cheese
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 egg yolk
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Add the cream cheese, cream and water to a saucepan and cook over a low heat until the cream cheese has melted.
  2. Temper the egg yolk by adding a little of the cream sauce to it, mixing well, then adding the yolk back into the cream mixture.
  3. Stir constantly over a low heat for a few minutes until the sauce has thickened.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

Full fat cream cheese: 2.2g net carbs per serving (as shown in data panel)
Reduced fat cream cheese: 3.1g net carbs per serving

This recipe makes four servings.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size Quarter of the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 214Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 120mgSodium 105mgCarbohydrates 2.2gNet Carbohydrates 2.2gFiber 0gProtein 3g
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Charlie

Saturday 23rd of July 2022

I see a lot of low carb recipes that use heavy whipping cream as an ingredient, and this scares me a bit because I think calories do still count also and heavy cream is sky high in calories, although I guess if you use a small amount it wouldn't hurt all that much.

libby

Saturday 2nd of April 2022

White sauce is fabulous. Will make this every time now when I need white sauce. So easy and no fuss. The Naan bread appeals too so will give that a go and the zabablione makes a change from egg custard. Thank you and I wish you well.

Georgina

Saturday 2nd of April 2022

Thanks Libby!

Cathy

Wednesday 23rd of February 2022

Can you make it ahead of time then reheat?

Georgina

Tuesday 1st of March 2022

I haven't tried it on its own, but when I make it and then add it to a low carb lasagna which then gets baked, it all holds together just fine!

Janet

Sunday 23rd of January 2022

I used this as a base for my Gruyère and Parmesan cheese sauce to put over cauliflower. So very good. Thank you. So many keto sauces have a strong cream cheese flavor and this does not.

Georgina

Monday 24th of January 2022

Oooh I like the idea of adding cheese and then pouring over cauliflower. Yum!!

George Spanos

Tuesday 16th of November 2021

Came to a realization, what about the carb content in the HWC shouldn't that be added to the Macros too?

Georgina

Wednesday 17th of November 2021

The carbs in the cream are included in the nutritional data panel.

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