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Keto Queso

Yummy Keto Cooking
This keto queso recipe is the perfect low carb appetizer! Whether you need to make a holiday party appetizer or you just want a game day snack, you’ll love this ultra-rich cheese dip.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 servings
Calories 225 kcal


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 10 ounce can Rotel tomatoes & chiles drained
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cumin


  • Heat butter in a medium pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3-5 minutes, until tender.
  • Add the heavy cream, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese. Stir frequently until the cheese is melted and well combined (about 2-4 minutes).
  • Add the can of drained Rotel tomatoes and chiles, salt, pepper, and cumin. Stir and cook for a minute or two until everything is warm and well combined.
  • Serve with sliced celery, keto chips, pork rinds, or over chicken/steak. Enjoy!


This makes a thicker, chunkier queso. If you prefer a smoother queso, you can either increase the amount of heavy cream and/or you can use just a small can of green chiles instead of the full can of Rotel.
Nutrition analysis (approximate per serving):
225 calories, 20 g fat, 12 g saturated fat, 425 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 0.5 g fiber, 2 g sugar, (3.5 g net carbs), 7.5 g protein, Vitamin A: 17%, Vitamin C: 4%, Calcium: 23%, Iron: 1%
Keyword keto queso, low carb queso