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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


  • 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


  • 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.


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