Best Keto Queso Recipe for Keto & Low Carb Diets

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Are you looking for the best Keto Queso Recipe that also fits on your keto or low carb diet? Look no further! So many queso dip recipes out there include a lot of milk or thickeners that have carbs. This one is a perfect queso keto dip that is simple, easy, and fits within your low carb diet. 

bowl of queso for Keto Diet

HOW TO MAKE THIS KETO QUESTO DIP

Queso dip is a favorite for just about anyone, so I thought I’d make a keto-friendly version to enjoy. It was my first attempt at making a homemade queso dip, and it turned out beautifully. Not only was it easy to make, but it was very flavorful as well.

I served it alongside baked chicken fajitas, but it would be equally delicious poured on top of taco meat, hamburgers, steak, or as a dip for deli meat or pork rinds. This is the best keto queso recipe for any low carb diet.

 

Steps for making Low Carb Keto Queso Dip are below with pictures. Make sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for the full recipe and instructions. 

Ingredients:

  • Butter – adds fat 
  • White cheddar & Monterrey Jack cheese – two kinds of cheeses make this keto queso fantastic flavor
  • Heavy whipping cream – traditional queso dips use regular milk; this recipe uses keto-friendly heavy whipping cream
  • Water – helps to thin it out
  • Green chilis – green chilis are incredibly flavorful
  • Garlic cloves –  garlic makes almost everything better
  • Chili powder, cumin, salt,b pepper, and cilantro – don’t be afraid of spices; they add so much flavor. 

ingredients for best keto queso in a bowl

Step 1: In a double boiler, combine butter, heavy whipping cream, spices (reserving 1 tablespoon of cilantro to sprinkle on top of the queso dip before serving), and water; bring to a slow boil, then reduce heat to low. 

If you don’t have a double boiler, you can use a large bowl on top of a pot. Put just enough water in the pot to create steam but not enough so that it touches the bottom of the bowl. The steam from the pot below slowly melts the cheese for the best results.

keto queso ingredients in a double boiler saucepan

Step 2: Slowly add cheese one handful at a time, stirring with a whisk each time before adding more. Continue adding the cheese while stirring continuously until all the cheese is added. I have found that using a whisk helps to incorporate the cheeses. Then, add the drained green chilis to the keto queso and stir to combine.

 

bowl of keto queso

Step 3: Slowly add cheese one handful at a time, stirring with a whisk each time before adding more. Continue adding the cheese a little bit at a time while stirring continuously until all the cheese is added. I have found that using a whisk helps to incorporate the cheeses. 

Once it is done, sprinkle a little cilantro on top, or feel free to leave it out if you don’t like it. Serve with pork rinds or chopped bell peppers.

Serve immediately or pour queso dip into a small crockpot to keep warm. My favorite way to eat homemade Best Keto Queso is with low carb baked chicken fajitas on a bed of lettuce. I drizzle a bit on top, and it makes the fajitas so flavorful and delicious!

Note for making better queso dip.

  1. Make sure to use a block of cheese and hand shred or grate this yourself. Not only do pre-shredded cheeses often contain fillers to keep them from sticking, but they also don’t melt as easily as a block of cheese will in this recipe. To make it simple to grate fast, toss your block of cheese in the freezer for a little bit before time to make the recipe. It will shred easily without crumbling too much.
  2. Bring the grated cheese to room temperature before melting.
  3. You can add a splash of lemon juice if you’d like to keep it smoother.
  4. Don’t bring it to a hard boil. Boiling cheese will cause it to seize and clump. Once the cheese is melted, remove from the heat.
  5. Add cheese slowly to low heat and stir, but don’t stir too vigorously.

Ways to enjoy this low carb queso.

There are so many ways that you can eat and enjoy this low carb queso keto dip, but these are just a few of my favorite! 

  • Use veggies to dip
  • Use as a “topping” for your salad or lettuce.
  • Drizzle over your meat or have as a side dipping option

Nutritional Information for Keto Queso Recipe

This keto queso dip has right at 1 net carb per serving. I use a professional WordPress plugin to calculate the nutritional information for my recipes. All nutritional info is based on the ingredients I used when preparing the recipe. If you plan to make a recipe on your own and need a way to calculate things, check out my list of the best apps for keto macros.

More Keto Recipes to Try

I love this recipe and believe it is the best queso recipe I’ve ever had. It is excellent for both keto dieters and non-keto diets. If you like this recipe, then you’ll love the ones we have on our Keto Recipe Index. There are tons of amazing recipes for dips, meals, soups, and desserts! Below I will link some more of my favorite keto-friendly appetizers to try!

Low Carb Sausage & Cheese Dip

Keto Chicken Wings

Bacon-Wrapped Cheese Sticks

Fried Chicken Bites

MORE KETO MEXICAN RECIPES

 

How to Make Keto Queso Dip:

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Homemade Queso Dip {keto / low carb}

Are you looking for the Best Queso Recipe that also fits on your keto or low carb diet? Look no further! So many queso dip recipes out there include a lot of milk or thickeners that have carbs. This one is a perfect substitute that is delicious and super easy to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 10
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 12 ounces white cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 ounces Monterrey Jack Cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 oz can green chilis, drained
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced minced
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp pink salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  • In a double boiler, combine butter, heavy whipping cream, spices (reserving 1 tablespoon of cilantro to sprinkle on top of the queso dip before serving), and water and bring to a slow boil then reduce heat to low. 
  • Slowly add cheese one handful at a time stirring with a whisk each time before adding more. Continue adding the cheese a little bit at a time while stirring continuously until all the cheese is added. I have found that using a whisk helps to incorporate the cheeses. 
  • Add the drained green chilis to the keto queso and stir to combine.  
  • Garnish the top with the remaining tablespoon of cilantro before serving. Serve immediately or pour queso dip into a small crock pot to keep warm.

Notes

Note for making better queso dip

  1. Make sure to use a block of cheese and hand shred or grate this yourself. Not only do pre-shredded cheeses often contain fillers to keep them from sticking, but they also don’t melt as easily as a block of cheese will in this recipe. To make it simple to grate fast, toss your block of cheese in the freezer for a little bit before time to make the recipe. It will shred easily without crumbling too much.
  2. Bring the grated cheese to room temperature before melting.
  3. Don't bring it to a hard boil. Boiling cheese will cause it to seize and clump. Once the cheese is melted remove from the heat.
  4. Add cheese slowly to low heat and stir but don't stir too vigorously. 

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.3g | Protein: 11.6g | Fat: 20.6g | Fiber: 0.4g
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