These Low Carb Taco Cups are an easy low carb recipe that can be a low carb appetizer for Christmas or New Year’s!

These low carb taco cups are an easy low carb recipe that can be a low carb appetizer for Christmas or New Year’s or just a quick healthy lunch for those on a low carb diet. The cheesy shells are perfect for all of that taco goodness inside. These will disappear quick!

You know what is really hard during the holidays? Staying on a diet! I do my best to stick to eating low carb year round but during the holidays all of that flies out the window. There are so many holiday parties and appetizers and desserts that are impossible to resist but, for those of you who have more willpower than I do I wanted to give you a low carb appetizer option. Say hello to Low Carb Taco Cups.

These low carb taco cups are an easy low carb recipe that can be a low carb appetizer for Christmas or New Year’s or just a quick healthy lunch for those on a low carb diet. The cheesy shells are perfect for all of that taco goodness inside. These will disappear quick!

I’m going to give you a minute to take it all in. These Low Carb Taco Cups are amazing! The shell is made completely from toasted cheddar cheese just like our Low Carb Tacos and I think they are even easier to make. Low Carb Tacos have to hang over something to let them harden into a taco shell shape but to make these tasty cheese cups you just press the baked cheese into a mini muffin tin and let it cool. Then you fill the shells with seasoned taco meat, a little pico de gallo, and a dollop of sour cream. It’s the ultimate low carb appetizer! Of course you don’t have to limit yourself to making these as appetizers, you could whip up some for lunch or make them into dinner. They are a low carb recipe for all occasions :).

These low carb taco cups are an easy low carb recipe that can be a low carb appetizer for Christmas or New Year’s or just a quick healthy lunch for those on a low carb diet. The cheesy shells are perfect for all of that taco goodness inside. These will disappear quick!

When I served these recently I made them the night before and stored them in an airtight container. I also made the taco meat ahead of time and just warmed it up slightly in the microwave before spooning it into the cheese cups. A word of advice, make sure you drain your meat really well because these low carb taco cups do have lots of little holes in them! I learned that lesson the hard way ;).

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Whether you eat low carb or not these delicious low carb taco cups are going to be a hit at a party. They are pretty, and tasty, and sure to impress your guests. If you need a few more amazing appetizer ideas we’ve got a whole list of them from some of our favorite bloggers. Take a look, give a few a try, and let us know what you think!

Servings: 30
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 1 hr

Low Carb Taco Bites

These cheesy Low Carb Taco Cups are the perfect low carb appetizer!
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Ingredients

  • 2 cup Packaged Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 2 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 2 tablespoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Salt + more to taste
  • 8 teaspoons Sour Cream for garnish
  • Pico de Gallo for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat place 1 Tablespoon piles of cheese 2 inches apart.
  • Place baking sheet in the oven and bake for 5-7 minutes or until the edges of the cheese are brown.
  • Let the cheese cool for 1 minute then lift it up and press it into the cup of a mini muffin tin pushing it down to form a cup.
  • Let cheese cool completely then remove.
  • While you continue to bake the cheese and create your cups place the ground beef in a skillet over medium high heat cooking until it is completely cooked through.
  • Drain the grease from the meat and then add the spices and 1/4 c of water.
  • Stir until combined and simmer for 5 minutes then add more salt to taste.
  • Add meat to cheese cups and top with 1/4 teaspoon of sour cream each. You can also add fresh pico de gallo if you like. 

Nutrition

Calories: 73kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 19mg, Sodium: 144mg, Potassium: 67mg, Vitamin A: 4.9%, Calcium: 6.4%, Iron: 3.9%
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Appetizer
Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Taco Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 73 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 144mg 6%
Potassium 67mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 4.9%
Calcium 6.4%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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