Indulge in some creamy and slightly-spicy Keto queso cheese dip. It tastes like it came right out of a Mexican restaurant – and it’s low carb!
My Favorite Keto Queso Cheese Dip
I absolutely adore warm, cheesy queso. It’s just so comforting and gratifying. Sometimes I have some serious cravings for it. Instead of going to the Mexican restaurant (and overdoing the carbs) I created thick queso at home.
You will love it! It’s completely keto friendly. The addition of almond flour gives it a thick creamy texture and some additional protein.
What’s in a Keto Queso?
There are only 4 ingredients in my keto queso. The entire recipe is in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. But here’s what you’ll need to have in the kitchen:
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Fresh Jalapeno
- Almond Flour
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Remember, you want full fat heavy cream. Keto is a low carb and high fat diet. You could even use cream cheese in this recipe too. Just cut back on some of the shredded cheese and use cream cheese. This will make it thicker and even creamier.
And don’t worry about the almond flour adding any taste to it. You can’t taste it at all. It just thickens it a little bit, that’s all it does.
Optional Additional Ingredients
If you want, these are some more low carb options you can add to the queso:
- Green chilis
- Diced tomatoes
How to Make it In the Slow Cooker
I made this keto recipe on the stove. But if you don’t have time to do the stovetop version, you can throw the ingredients in a slow cooker just as easily.
To make keto cheese dip in the slow cooker, just put all the ingredients in the slow cooker. Stir it well. Cook on low for about 4 hours.
You might have to stir it a few times while it cooks.
Low Carb Chip Options
If you are trying to stay strict on Keto, then you definitely want to stay away from tortilla chips. If you can make your own low carb crackers, that’s the best option. In fact, I have a recipe for some crispy keto chips. They taste and feel like flour or corn tortilla chips but with fewer net carbs.
Other things you can use to scoop up this amazing cheese dip:
- Bell peppers
- Pork rinds
How to Make Keto Queso Dip
Here is how I made my dip. It’s so simple and doesn’t taste low carb or like you are missing out on something.
The entire recipe is at the bottom of this post. Basically, you’ll need to heat a skillet or pot over low heat.
Melt butter and saute’ the diced and seeded jalapeno.
Then, add in the heavy cream. Keep it moving.
Next, you’ll stir in the almond flour.
Lastly, add the the cheese in cup by cup to make sure that the cheese melts before adding the next cup.
Is it a thick cheese dip?
No, this cheese dip isn’t as thick as traditional ones. But if you want to make it thicker, you can do that very easily. Just add a tablespoon of xanthan gum. It’s a natural thickener and doesn’t add any carbs.
Keto Queso Cheese Dip Complete Recipe
Here’s my recipe. You can print this card out and save it in your recipe book. Or, pin this post to your Keto food Pinterest board. Share it with your friends too! They will love trying this for themselves. It’s a fantastic party food or for a night in.
Keto Queso Cheese Dip
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tbsp almond flour
- 16 oz cheese shredded
- 1 tbsp jalapeno
- Heat a pot over low-medium heat on the stove
- Dice and seed the Jalapeno.
- Melt the butter in the pot.
- Saute' the diced jalapeno
- Then, add the cream, constantly stirring
- Add the flour and continue stirring, letting the mixture thicken slightly. It will not thicken as much as regular flour.
- Add the cheese one cup at a time, letting it melt down and continually stirring
- Once the sauce is mixed then pour warm over a plate of Keto Low Carb Nachos
More Keto Recipes
There you have it! The best keto queso cheese dip on the planet! As you keep eating low carb, here are some more of my favorite recipes.