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Keto Mini Cheese Shell Tacos

Keto Mini Cheese Shell Tacos

A healthy and delicious gluten-free take on tacos. Great for a quick keto lunch, Keto Mini Cheese Shell Tacos with yummy toppings.
9 Ingredients.
20 Minutes.
Gluten-Free. Keto. Low-Carb.

Next to nothing prep time, and using only 6 easy ingredients, in no more than TWENTY minutes, you’ll have this delicious carb-free Mexican fiesta. Honestly, what more can you ask for? For 1 minute, a little bit of cheese gets microwaved, (carefully)scooped up, and draped over the side of a baking dish, and there you are!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 tacos
Calories: 117kcal


For The Keto Cheese Taco Shells:

  • ▢1 cup shredded cheese

For The Toppings:

  • ▢8 oz ground beef (200g)
  • ▢½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ▢½ teaspoon paprika
  • ▢to taste sour cream
  • ▢½ teaspoon Mexican chili
  • ▢¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ▢½ cup water
  • ▢(finely shredded) ½ cup lettuce
  • ▢1 Roma tomato (diced)
  • ▢to taste salt and pepper


  1. Over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef.
  2. Add the water, salt, pepper, and spices once browned. Lower the heat and until the ground beef is at your desired level of sauciness, allow everything to simmer together.
  3. You make the microwave tacos while the ground beef simmers. For two tacos, a ¼ cup of shredded cheese is enough. Into two thin rounds, divide a ¼ cup and for approximately 45 – 60 seconds, put in the microwave(This will vary with different microwaves).
  4. Once to the touch, they feel crispy, from the plate, carefully lift them and until cooled, drape them over the side of a baking tray.
  5. Fill with the toppings, once you’ve made EIGHT shells, and enjoy!

Tips and Tricks:

  1. To microwave the cheese, we use a regular dinner plate. We keep an eye on it and in the center, once it just barely starts to brown(we remove it from the microwave). With a spatula, they lift pretty easily from the plate, but to make it easier, you can also use parchment paper underneath the cheese.
  2. To cool down and harden, we draped the cheese over the side of a casserole dish.
  3. (The “toppings” are only suggestions)You can add whatever you like


Calories: 117kcal

Carbohydrates: 1g
Protein: 8g
Fat: 9g
Saturated Fat: 4g
Cholesterol: 31mg
Sodium: 109mg
Potassium: 112mg
Fiber: 1g
Sugar: 1g
Vitamin A: 347IU
Vitamin C: 1mg
Calcium: 76mg
Iron: 1mg

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