Experience the creamy, low-carb, high-fat goodness of our Keto Bechamel Sauce, designed for those special occasion meals. Elevate your favorite dishes and enjoy a guilt-free, velvety treat without the carbs.
I specifically made this recipe for this Low Carb Protein Halloumi Lasagna recipe.
Why you'll love this bechamel keto recipe
- Rich and Creamy: This sauce is luxuriously creamy, adding a velvety texture to your dishes.
- Low-Carb Delight: Enjoy all the flavor without the guilt of extra carbs, perfect for a low carb keto diet. Although it remains high in fat it is more diabetic friendly than traditional bechamel recipes as it is made without any flour.
- Versatile: Perfect for various recipes, from lasagna to vegetables and more. You may also want to make lasagna with this Low Carb Basil Pesto recipe.
- Easy to Make: Simple preparation with ingredients you probably already have.
- Gluten Free: Not only is this a low carb keto recipe, but it's also gluten free.
Here are five low-carb recipe variations of Keto Bechamel Sauce:
- Spinach and Artichoke Bechamel: Add sautéed spinach and chopped artichoke hearts to the sauce for a rich, creamy spinach and artichoke dip.
- Garlic Parmesan Bechamel: Incorporate minced garlic and grated Parmesan cheese into the sauce for a savory and cheesy twist.
- Mushroom Bechamel: Sauté sliced mushrooms and mix them into the sauce for a delightful mushroom-flavored bechamel.
- Spicy Jalapeño Bechamel: For some heat, stir in finely diced jalapeños and a dash of cayenne pepper to create a spicy version of the sauce.
- Herb-Infused Bechamel: Add a combination of fresh or dried herbs like thyme, basil, and oregano to infuse the sauce with a burst of aromatic flavors.
These variations allow you to customize your low-carb bechamel sauce to suit different dishes and preferences.
- Unsalted Butter: Provides a rich and creamy base for the sauce.
- Cream Cheese: Adds creaminess and thickness to the sauce.
- Heavy Whipping Cream: Enhances the creaminess and smooth texture.
- Egg Yolks: Help bind and thicken the sauce.
- Ground Nutmeg: Imparts a subtle, warm, and nutty flavor.
- Black Pepper (Optional): Adds a hint of spice and additional flavor, to taste.
See the recipe card for quantities.
Steps by step instructions
How to make the bechamel keto sauce?
STEP 1: In a medium-sized saucepan, combine:
- 3 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
- 6 oz Cream Cheese
- 1 Cup Heavy Cream
Heat on low to medium-low, stirring until creamy and smooth.
STEP 2: Whisk in the ¾ cups of chicken broth.
STEP 3: In a separate bowl, transfer about a ¼ cup of the cream mixture and allow to slightly cool.
Whisk 3 egg yolks into the cooled mixture, then add back to the saucepan.
Whisk continuously over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes. Stir in the pinch of nutmeg and optional black pepper.
- STEP 4: Stir until it reaches your desired consistency. It should have a smooth and creamy consistency, similar to a thick, pourable sauce.
Here are two tips to make the best keto béchamel sauce ever:
- Consistency Check: Ensure the sauce coats the back of a spoon for the right thickness.
- Gentle Heat: Use low to medium-low heat to prevent the sauce from curdling or overheating.
Store the Keto Bechamel Sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to 3-4 days.
You can use the Béchamel Keto Cheese Sauce with:
- Grilled or roasted vegetables.
- Zucchini, protein or eggplant lasagna.
- Low-carb cauliflower crust pizza.
- Baked or grilled chicken or fish.
- As a creamy dip for low-carb snacks like celery or cucumber.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, you can use regular cream cheese, but make sure it's full-fat for a keto-friendly option.
No, nutmeg is optional. It adds a unique flavor, but you can omit it if you prefer.
It's not recommended to freeze bechamel sauce, as it can change in texture and consistency when thawed. It's best enjoyed fresh.
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Bechamel Keto Sauce
- In a medium-sized saucepan over medium low heat, add the cream cheese, butter and heavy whipping cream. Whisking until creamy and smooth.3 tablespoon unsalted butter, 6 oz cream cheese, 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- Whisk in the ¾ cups of chicken broth.¾ cup chicken broth
- In a separate bowl, transfer about a ¼ cup of the cream mixture and allow to slightly cool. Whisk 3 egg yolks into the cooled mixture, then add back to the saucepan.3 large egg yolks
- Whisk continuously over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes. Stir in a pinch of nutmeg and optional black pepper.⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg, black pepper
- Ensure the sauce coats the back of a spoon for the right thickness.
- Use low to medium-low heat to prevent the sauce from curdling or overheating.
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