Cheese sauce in a bowl

You probably already have cream, cheddar cheese, and cream cheese in your fridge and can whip this up tonight!  This cheese sauce is a new family favorite that is used for everything from pouring over steak to dipping veggies in to using for cauliflower macaroni and cheese.

White cheese sauce

This cheese sauce is made with white cheddar.

This recipe is made easily over the stovetop, and can be tended to as your main dish cooks. It stores well covered in the fridge, and reheats well over medium heat (add some cream to thin) as well!

GAPS Notes:

You’ll want to use dripped yogurt cheese, as commercial cream cheese isn’t allowed for the GAPS diet.  Cream is not allowed so use yogurt or you can use coconut milk (full fat) in its place.   Watch for potato starch in pre-shredded cheese.  It’s best to shred your own, but if you buy preshredded, cellulose is an okay addition but not potato starch or anti-mold agents.

Cheese sauce in a bowl

Easy All-Dairy Cheese Sauce

Cuisine: GAPS Diet, keto
Keyword: carnivore diet, zero carb diet
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 1/4-cup servings
Calories: 210 kcal
Author: Cara

This 3-ingredient cheese sauce is made on the stovetop in minutes and uses just three ingredients: Cream, Cream Cheese, and Cheddar Cheese! Whip it up the next time your steak gets a little over done, you need something creamy to add to your veggies, or you're looking for a cheesy dip this is your new go-to recipe!



  • 8 ounces cream cheese One block of cream cheese is typically 8 ounces
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy cream Whole milk or half and half can also be used
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese 8 ounces = about 2 cups grated cheese


  1. Place cream cheese and cream in a saucepan. Turn heat to medium-low and cook, stirring and scraping the bottom to prevent scorching every few minutes, until cream cheese is melted - about 7 minutes total.

  2. As the cream cheese melts, grate the cheese.

  3. Once the cream and cream cheese are warm, keep on medium-low heat, and add grated cheese 1 large pinch (about 1 tablespoon) at a time, stirring between each addition, until half the cheese is mixed in with the cream.

  4. Continue cooking over medium-low heat, allowing the cheese to melt, another 3 minutes. Next, add in the rest of the cheese all at once and stir gently, being sure to scrape the bottom. Turn heat to low, or turn heat off if using an electric burner that will remain hot for a few more minutes.

  5. Allow the second half of the cheese to melt for another few minutes, or leave up to 20 minutes before serving. Give a good stir again to mix all the cheese into the sauce again before serving and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Easy All-Dairy Cheese Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 218mg9%
Potassium 62mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 707IU14%
Calcium 193mg19%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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