Are you looking for a delicious new dip to add to your keto sauce collection? I have quite a few mouth watering dip recipes posted here already, but let me tell you, this keto beer cheese sauce might just take the lead in party dips!
If you don’t know what I mean by party dip, I’m talking about the perfect dip for those gatherings that aren’t necessarily a sit down dinner type party. Think game night party food.
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Keto Beer Cheese Sauce
Have you ever had a beer cheese sauce before? If not, I am excited for you to try this one. You may be surprised by how much richness that it adds compared to your typical cheese sauce.
And, of course, the best part about this beer dip is that it is keto!
What is Needed to Make Keto Beer Cheese Dip?
Here are the things that you need to make this yummy keto beer cheese sauce:
As you can see, this recipe does not call for too many things outside of the ingredients, which is a great bonus for a quick, keto appetizer recipe.
How to Make Keto Beer Cheese Dip
In a medium saucepan, add beer, mustard, cayenne, chili powder and salt and pepper. Heat over medium heat, bringing to a low boil.
Then you will want to reduce the heat and simmer for 10 about minutes.
Stir in the heavy whipping cream and shredded cheese, simmering until thickened.
Allow the cheese sauce to sit to thicken before serving
Optional - garnished with green onions.
What Should Be Served With This Keto Beer Cheese Sauce?
Are you looking for a cheese dip for pretzels (keto pretzels, of course)? We have found it! Seriously though, this beer cheese sauce pairs wonderfully with my Keto Soft Pretzels, keto chips, or my Keto Doritos.
It is also delicious to serve alongside a veggie tray. This is a very versatile dip recipe that will be a hit with even non-keto friends and family members!
Recipes mentioned above:
- Keto Soft Pretzels (simply omit the vanilla extract, cinnamon, and confectioner sugar listed in this recipe)
- Keto Chips
- Keto Doritos
Does Beer Cheese Sauce Have Beer in It?
Despite the name, this is a question that you hear often about this sauce. Yes, beer is one of the ingredients in this sauce. You may be concerned about this because beer is typically not keto friendly, right? That’s true. A typical bottle of beer has 14 or more carbs in it. There are other options though!
If you are not a regular beer drinker, you may be surprised to learn that there are quite a few low carb beers on the market! Beer makers recognized the need for lower carb options and now there are a few dozen beers on the market that start with just 2 carbs.
This beer cheese sauce is perfect for those who are looking for keto recipes because each serving is just 2 net carbs.
How Can Beer Be Made Low Carb?
The common method used by beer companies to lower the carb count on their beers is by introducing particular enzymes into fermenting beer, which breaks down into simple sugars which are then diluted with water.
Not only does this lower the carbs, but also lowers the calories of the beer.
Does Beer Cook Out of Beer Cheese Sauce?
Those who drink little or no alcohol may be curious about this. Does beer cook out of the cheese sauce? It is often said that when alcohol is required for a recipe that it “cooks” out of the dish. That is partially true.
The process of bringing the recipe to a boil and then cooling it does begin to cook the alcohol out, but how much the alcohol cooks out depends on the length of time that the ingredients have reached the boiling point.
Here is a general idea of how much alcohol remains after boiling for specific amounts of time:
15 minutes boiling duration - 40 percent alcohol remaining
30 minutes boiling duration - 35 percent alcohol remaining
60 minutes boiling duration - 25 percent alcohol remaining
Based upon this chart and the ingredients in the recipe, the beer in this cheese sauce retains roughly 75 percent of the alcohol.
How Long Does it Take to Make This Beer Cheese Sauce?
This beer cheese sauce is quite easy to make and can be whipped together quickly! Between prep time and cook time it takes just 30 minutes from start to finish. If you are trying to throw some last minute recipes together for an unplanned get together, this is a great option.
Other Keto Sauces and Dips You Might Like
- 1 cup low carb beer
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- (optional) ¼ cup chopped green onions
- In a medium saucepan, add beer, mustard, cayenne, chili powder and salt and pepper. Heat over medium heat, bringing to a low boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 10 about minutes.
- Stir in the heavy whipping cream and shredded cheese, simmering until thickened.
- Allow the cheese sauce to sit to thicken before serving
- Optional - garnished with green onions.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 239Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 332mgCarbohydrates: 2gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 9g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!