KETO Queso Dip {With Video}

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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!

Before I started my Keto diet, I would alway order extra queso when I would go to nice Mexican restaurants and fast food type Mexican restaurants like Chipotle and Moe’s Southwest Grill.

I like to pour Queso on top of my tacos along with salsa and shredded cheese and sometime even guacamole. What can I say – I LOVE Mexican toppings.

My Favorite KETO Queso Cheese Dip

I absolutely adore warm, cheesy queso. It is one of the best dips out there that has a low carb count and is gluten free! It’s just so comforting and gratifying to dig into a nice dip alone or serve it as a Keto Friendly Appetizer.

Sometimes I have some serious cravings for this cheesy dip. Instead of going to the Mexican restaurant (and overdoing the carbs), I created an awesome Queso dip you can enjoy at home. 

You will love it! It’s completely keto friendly. We played around with cheese and figured out the best ingredients. The addition of almond flour gives it a thick creamy texture and some additional protein. 

Let’s start with a few basic tips:

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: 

  • Butter
  • 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. 

Keto Queso

Optional Additional Ingredients

If you want, these are some more low carb options you can add to the queso: 

  • Green chilis
  • Diced tomatoes

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How to Make Queso 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. I love having the option to make it stovetop or in the slow cooker.

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. 

We love our slow cooker and air fryer so much for Keto cooking. What is your favorite kitchen gadget?

Here are some of my favorite KETO Kitchen Tools and Gadgets that you have to check out!

Low Carb Chip Options

If you are trying to stay strict on Keto, then you definitely want to stay away from tortilla chips. I know you miss crispy chips on Keto because I definitely do!

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. YAY!

You can also make these Crispy ALMOND FLOUR Crackers Recipe. They are made from almond flour and egg yokes rather than cheese.

Here are some other foods you can use to scoop up this amazing cheese dip: 

You can also pour the queso over these dishes:

How Many Carbs per Serving?

This cheese dip only has 1 carb per serving and 1 gram of fiber per serving making it zero net carbs per serving. The serving size is a little more than 1.5 ounces.

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-medium heat.

Melt butter and saute’ the diced and seeded jalapeno.

Melting Butter for Keto Queso
Melting Butter for Keto Queso

Then, add in the heavy cream. Keep it moving.

Melting Butter for Keto Queso

Next, you’ll stir in the almond flour.

Add Flour to Keto Queso

Lastly, add the the cheese in cup by cup to make sure that the cheese melts before adding the next cup. 

Melting Cheese Keto Queso
Melting Cheese Keto Queso

Is it a Thick Cheese Dip? 

No, this cheese dip isn’t as thick as traditional queso dip.

But, if you want to make it thicker, you can do that very easily. It is super easy to hust add a tablespoon of xanthan gum. It’s a natural thickener and doesn’t add any carbs. 

Is Chipotle Queso Keto?

We love chipotle queso dip and also the one from Moe’s Southwestern Grill. You can usually eat Queso at most restaurants.

Just be sure to check into the other foods that might be in the dishes. Sometimes corn starch is used on meats and makes it a carb heavy choice.

For 2 ounces Chipotle Queso, there are 4 grams of carbs and .5 grams of fiber. That means Chipotle Queso has net carbs of 3.5 grams for 2 ounces meaning it is not bad for Keto dieters if you eat it in moderation.

The Chipotle Queso Blanco is made with real ingredients including: Monterey Jack and white cheddar cheese, serrano, poblano and chipotle peppers.

Keto Queso Cheese Dip

More Keto Recipes

There you have it! The best Keto queso recipe cheese dip on the planet! As you keep eating low carb, here are some more of my favorite recipes. 

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
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Keto Queso Cheese Dip

You are going to love this low carb dip. Use it for keto nachos or just as a fun keto queso cheese dip.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Cheese dip, Keto, Keto Queso
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 people
Calories 184kcal
Author ketobasicaf

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 16 oz cheese shredded
  • 1 tbsp jalapeno

Instructions

  • 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

Video

Nutrition Facts
Keto Queso Cheese Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 194mg8%
Potassium 41mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 555IU11%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 216mg22%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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