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Bacon-Cheddar Cheese Sauce Recipe

Atkins Bacon-Cheddar Cheese Sauce
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Moderate
* Any adjustments made to the serving values will only update the ingredients of that recipe and not change the directions.









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  • 4 slice Bacon
  • 1 small Onions
  • 1/2 tsp Yellow Mustard Seed
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 14.5 oz can Chicken Broth, Bouillon or Consomme
  • 1 1/2 tsp Dixie Diners' Thick It Up
  • 1/2 cup (8 fl oz) Water
  • 1 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 12 oz Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika


The creamy consistency of this sauce comes from Thick It Up™ by Dixie Diners' Club™. It contains 0 grams of Net Carbs per serving (it's all fiber) and can be ordered online.  In a pinch you can substitute xanthan or guar gum or a combination of the two.
  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp, 6-8 minutes. Remove, reserving drippings, and drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon.
  2. Dice onion and add to bacon fat in saucepan. Cook 3 minutes, until onion just begins to brown. Add mustard, pepper and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low.
  3. Whisk thickener into the water until it is dissolved and no clumps remain. Whisk into the saucepan; add cream, cheese and paprika; stir until cheese is melted.
  4. This sauce is a delicious topping for any vegetable or protein. You can also use it as a dip with vegetables such as celery, or zucchini spears. Each serving is about ¼ cup.

Cooking Tip

Bacon crumbles easier after it has cooled.  Don't skip the thickener, it helps to bind the ingredients together.

How to Calculate Atkins Net Carbs

Atkins Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols/Glycerin (if applicable)