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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!

Low Carb Taco Bites

These cheesy Low Carb Taco Cups are the perfect low carb appetizer!
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 30
Calories 73kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


  • 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


  • 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. 


Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 67mg | Vitamin A: 245IU | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 0.7mg