Have a low carb taco night with these Cheese Taco Shells made from baked cheddar cheese formed into the shape of a taco! It’s an easy keto dinner recipe you’re going to love!

Cheese Taco Shells

Mexican food is my favorite especially tacos, so when I started eating low carb I immediately went in search of a low carb taco recipe and I discovered Cheese Taco Shells. Guys, these things are life changing! Low Carb Cheese Taco Shells are the perfect keto dinner! They are easy to make (even though they take a little time) and I think they taste better than the original 🙂

How to Make Cheese Taco Shells:

Have a low carb taco night with these cheese taco shells made from baked cheddar cheese formed into the shape of a taco! Stuff your low carb taco with ground chorizo and ground beef cooked in Rotel and topped with diced avocado and sour cream.

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Step 1: Start by lining a baking sheet. You can use parchment paper but a silicone mat is the best because the cheese comes off easily every time. Then you drop little piles of shredded cheddar cheese on to the sheet. For cheese taco shells I suggest using about 1/4 cup of cheese per shell.

Have a low carb taco night with these cheese taco shells made from baked cheddar cheese formed into the shape of a taco! Stuff your low carb taco with ground chorizo and ground beef cooked in Rotel and topped with diced avocado and sour cream.

Step 2: Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake at 350 degrees F for 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the edges begin to brown. It’s important to wait until those edges start to get crispy because you’ll get the crispiest cheese taco shells that way. Note: Cheese does release grease as it bakes. You can dab your shells lightly with a paper towel before the next step if you would like to remove some of the excess grease. 

Have a low carb taco night with these cheese taco shells made from baked cheddar cheese formed into the shape of a taco! Stuff your low carb taco with ground chorizo and ground beef cooked in Rotel and topped with diced avocado and sour cream.

Step 3: Shape your cheese taco shells. Use two glasses and sit a thick handled spoon (or whatever utensil you have) across the glasses. You’ll want the handle to be thick enough that it will leave a space of about 3/4″ in the curve of your taco. It doesn’t have to be precise! Let the cheese cool for a minute then lift it off of the baking sheet and drape it over the spoon handle. Let it cool completely, this only takes about 5 minutes, and you have a low carb taco shell!

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!

Want to try a different shape? These cheese taco shells are easy to mold. We used a mini muffin tin to make our Low Carb Taco Bites!

Have a low carb taco night with these cheese taco shells made from baked cheddar cheese formed into the shape of a taco! Stuff your low carb taco with ground chorizo and ground beef cooked in Rotel and topped with diced avocado and sour cream.

 

Now you just need something to fill that shell with. I make a simple low carb taco meat using my homemade taco seasoning and ground beef. I cook the beef, drain the grease, add a little water and the taco seasoning and simmer them together until the water is evaporated. Then I add the taco meat to my low carb cheese taco shells and top it with avocados, sour cream, and a little pico de gallo.

Have a low carb taco night with these cheese taco shells made from baked cheddar cheese formed into the shape of a taco! Stuff your low carb taco with ground chorizo and ground beef cooked in Rotel and topped with diced avocado and sour cream.

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Servings: 8 tacos
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr

Low Carb Taco

Have a low carb taco night with these cheese taco shells made from baked cheddar cheese formed into the shape of a taco!
Have a low carb taco night with these cheese taco shells made from baked cheddar cheese formed into the shape of a taco! Stuff your low carb taco with ground chorizo and ground beef cooked in Rotel and topped with diced avocado and sour cream.
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Ingredients

Cheese Taco Shells

  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese, , shredded

Taco Meat

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat place 1/4 cup piles of cheese 2 inches apart. Press the cheese down lightly so it makes one layer.
  • 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 2-3 minutes then lift it up and place it over the handle of a spoon or other utensil that is balanced on two cups.
  • Let cheese cool completely then remove.
  • While you continue to bake your cheese taco shells 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 cumin, chili powder, onion, powder, garlic powder, and salt. Pour water into skillet and stir everything around mixing it together.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes or until liquid has cooked away. 
  • Add meat to taco shells and top with your favorite taco toppings.

Nutrition

Serving: 1taco, Calories: 264kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 69mg, Sodium: 304mg, Potassium: 209mg, Vitamin A: 11.7%, Calcium: 22.2%, Iron: 10%
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: Main
Cuisine: Main Dish
Keyword: keto, low carb
Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Taco
Amount Per Serving (1 taco)
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 304mg 13%
Potassium 209mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 11.7%
Calcium 22.2%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.