The BEST Keto Cheese Sauce Recipe

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This Keto Cheese Sauce recipe is perfect for drizzling over steamed broccoli or pouring over low-carb chips for nachos! Use it as a veggie dip or even in a burrito bowl. It’s gluten-free, keto-friendly, and perfect for the keto diet.

Keto Cheese Sauce in a cast iron skillet being scooped up with a spoon

We don’t know about you, but cheese just seems to make everything better. While we’re partial to plant-based cheeses lately, this classic Keto Cheese Sauce is perfect for when you’re craving a little dairy. This cheese sauce is smooth and creamy, not lumpy like a lot of lower carb cheese sauces, and it’s perfect for so many things.

We even give options below on how to make this cheese sauce vegan AND low-carb, it’s a win-win! There’s also no need for fancy contraptions (we do love our contraptions though ) but you won’t need an Instant Pot or Slow Cooker for this easy recipe, just a single cast-iron skillet, the truth Swiss Army Knife of the kitchen.

Our favorite way to serve this Keto Cheese Sauce is to drizzle it over steamed broccoli that’s also been drenched in garlic butter. HOLY FREAKING YUM. Seriously, you’ll never want anything other than broccoli again It’s a great way to get kids to eat some green goodness.

Obviously, you could also recreate your high school years and make football stadium-style nachos with some low-carb Quest tortilla chips and some pickled jalapeño slices. Fun times We’re all for a junky nostalgic recipe.

Read on for all of the details and helpful tips and tricks to make this easy recipe come together in a flash!

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How to Build a Home Gym on the Cheap

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Sunday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in April 2019.

Let me replay you the typical situation you find yourself in every time you go to your commercial gym. You wake up or get home from the office, change into your workout clothes, pack all of the stuff you need (supplements, shoes, protein shaker, etc.) into your gym bag and head out the door. You jump into your car, and, like many living in a crowded urban environment, hit traffic a couple minutes into your commute. You sit, waiting for cars to dissipate so you can accomplish the grand goal you’ve set for yourself of working out. 30 minutes, 4 near collisions, and 2 mental breakdowns later, you arrive at your destination. You warm up while waiting for the guy doing bicep curls in the one and only squat rack in the 20,000 sq. ft. facility studded with endless lines of treadmills and ellipticals. You finally sneak into the rack, perform your squats while fending off that one guy who gives you form advice while proselytizing the benefits of yoga over weightlifting. Finally, you’re done with your session (two hours later) and drive 30 minutes home to eat.

Does that sound familiar?

Now, let me share with you what a typical training session looks like for me and thousands of others who have freed ourselves from the gym membership rat race.

I throw on some shorts — sweatpants and hoodie if it’s cold; no shirt if it’s warm — and head out into my garage. I walk over to my stereo system and put on some soft tunes to get me…

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Don’t Just Intellectualize Your Faith – Video Clip

In this clip Rod Dreher discusses his experience being an Orthodox Christian and how he used his faith to help overcome his anxiety. He was able to overcome chronic mono and anxiety, not from a book, but in prayer. Learn how he used the Jesus Prayer to find peace. Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative.

A veteran of three decades of magazine and newspaper journalism, he has also written three New York Times bestsellers—Live Not By Lies, The Benedict Option, and The Little Way of Ruthie Leming—as well as Crunchy Cons and How Dante Can Save Your Life. Dreher lives in Baton Rouge, La. 

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Corkball: The Mutant Baseball Game That’s a St. Louis Tradition

The batter tightens his grip around the bat and stares down the pitcher with a flinty look.

The pitcher winds up and hurls the ball with all his might.



As the golf-ball-sized ball lands in the catcher’s mitt, the struck-out batter dejectedly walks away from the plate, leaving his broomstick-width bat behind.

Wait, what? Why are the ball and bat so slimmed down?

What might have initially sounded like a game of baseball isn’t America’s pastime at all. Rather, it’s a regional speciality that originated in the taverns, factories, and schoolyards of the early 20th century.

Welcome to corkball: a mutant baseball game hailing from the streets of St. Louis, that you just might want to import to your own neighborhood. 

The Origins of Corkball

In the 1840s, Irish and German immigrants came pouring into St. Louis. Many of the latter brought beer recipes from Deutschland and opened breweries that mass-produced German lagers for the country’s growing population. While brewing companies like Anheuser-Busch were innovating beer-making with pasteurization and refrigeration, the employees at these breweries were making innovations to American baseball and created a version of the game that allowed them to play with a limited number of players, in a limited space, without the usual regulation equipment. 

Legend has it that corkball got its start in an east St. Louis tavern sometime around 1900. Some bored, slightly drunk dude popped the cork bung off a beer barrel and wrapped some tape around it. He then tossed it to a drinking buddy who tried to hit it with a broomstick. 


Corkball was born. 

The most significant difference between corkball and baseball was that corkball had no runners, so there were no bases. Because there were no bases or runners, men didn’t need…

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“Forced energy restriction.” Nice one, spin doctors.

Spin doctor – A person who publicizes favorable interpretations of the words and actions of a public figure (or in this case, a diet).

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New study on low carb diets for diabetes. Surprise, surprise, HbA1c reduction paralleled weight loss in the short- & long-term.

I love me some low carb diet research, but this was a bad interpretation/spin of the study results:

Here’s why…

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Keto Beef Stroganoff [One-Pan Recipe]

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This Keto Beef Stroganoff is an awesome gluten-free and low-carb 30 minute dinner! Serve it up with cauliflower rice or low-carb noodles for the perfect comfort food meal.

Keto Beef Stroganoff in a cast iron skillet on a white backdrop

Who grew up eating Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff raise a hand Us too! While we can’t say that the boxed dinner version of the recipe is our favorite, we do love this Keto Beef Stroganoff that’s made with fresh whole ingredients in just one pan in less than 30 minutes.

What is Beef Stroganoff?

Beef Stroganoff or Beef Stroganov is a Russian dish of sautéed pieces of beef in a sauce with smetana (smetana is a type of sour cream). It originated in the mid-19th-century in Russia and has become increasingly popular around the world. Recipes vary but this one is the closest to what we remember eating growing up, just ketofied

Ingredients in this Keto Beef Stroganoff recipe

  • thinly sliced steak – we used beef tenderloin but you could use top sirloin, filet mignon, ribeye, or even ground beef for a ground beef stroganoff
  • extra-virgin olive oil – we LOVE Bragg
  • unsalted butter
  • yellow onion – any color will work if that’s what you have on hand
  • mushrooms – we used your typical cremini mushroom but we love wild shrooms too, you can use whatever type you like
  • garlic cloves – always fresh, never prepackaged garlic as it doesn’t have the right flavor to mimic fresh
  • sea salt
  • black pepper – freshly ground is preferable
  • beef broth – you can use vegetable broth or chicken broth if that’s what you have…

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