Low-Carb Slow Cooker Queso Blanco

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This low-carb Slow Cooker Queso Blanco is perfect for drizzling over taco salads, scooping with keto tortilla chips, or even you favorite veggies. Five minutes prep time, a crockpot and six common ingredients - that's all you need to prepare this tasty keto cheese sauce.

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Nutritional values (per serving, 1/4 cup/ 60 ml)

Net carbs1.5 grams
Protein7.5 grams
Fat12.3 grams
Calories140 kcal

Calories from carbs 4%, protein 21%, fat 75%

Total carbs1.7 gramsFiber0.2 gramsSugars1.3 gramsSaturated fat7.7 gramsSodium225 mg(10% RDA)Magnesium9 mg(2% RDA)Potassium63 mg(3% EMR)

Ingredients (makes about 4 1/2 cups)

  • 1 lb Monterey jack cheese, cubed (450 g)
  • 8 oz cream cheese (230 g)
  • 1 cup canned diced green chiles (140 g/ 5 oz)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced (14 g/ 0.5 oz)
  • 1 tbsp butter (14 g/ 0.5 oz)
  • 1 cup raw full-fat milk (230 g/ 8 oz) - see note below

Note: Although full-fat milk is relatively high in carbs, the carb count per serving in this queso blanco will be negligible. If you want to avoid whole milk altogether, you can substitute 1 cup of whole milk with 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream mixed with 3/4 cup water.

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a slow cooker or an Instant Pot and set to low heat for 2 hours (slow cooking mode on the Instant Pot). If it’s too thick add a bit more milk and stir.
  2. Set slow cooker to warm to serve.
    Low-Carb Slow Cooker Queso Blanco
  3. Store leftover queso in a jar in the refrigerator for up to a week and reheat in the microwave with a bit more milk or water to thin.
    Low-Carb Slow Cooker Queso Blanco

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1/4 cup/ 60 ml)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Cheese, monterey
0.2 g6.1 g7.6 g93 kcal
Cream cheese, soft (full-fat)
0.4 g0.9 g3.6 g31 kcal
Peppers, chili, green, canned
0.2 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Peppers, Jalapeno, fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0 g0.6 g6 kcal
Milk, whole, 3.25% milkfat, without added vitamin A and vitamin D
0.6 g0.4 g0.4 g8 kcal
Total per serving, 1/4 cup/ 60 ml
1.5 g7.5 g12.3 g140 kcal
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Comments (4)

Can I use queso fresco instead of Monterey jack?

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I think you can - it is a different type of cheese, more similar to feta so the texture will be different.

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For some reason the link for keto tortilla chips didn’t do anything in the app.

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My mistake - fixed 😊

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