These Keto Taco Shells Recipe is the perfect taco shell if you are following the Keto Diet. They are easy to make and with only 1 ingredient, you can make them any night of the week.

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Easy Keto Cheese Taco Shells:

This Easy Keto Cheese Taco Shells takes taco night to the next level. We love that we can still have our favorite Mexican food while following a low carb diet. Baked cheddar cheese makes for the perfect low carb taco shell.

My family loves Mexican food especially tacos. We have Taco Tuesday pretty much weekly. When I started to watch my carb intake, I was glad when I discovered that I could still have my favorite food.

Low Carb and Keto Tacos are so easy to make. They are gluten free and make an amazing taco shell. Plus with only having 1 net carb per serving, I can have two tacos.

Close up image of keto taco shells on a cutting board with a side of hamburger meat, tomatoes, and cheese.

What are Cheese Taco Shells:

When you think of taco shells you instantly think of corn or flour tortillas. Those tortillas are good but when you are trying to change the way you eat you look for alternatives.

These taco shells are made of cheese. As simple as it sounds, that is it. No other ingredients needed and you still enjoy your tacos. If you follow these instructions and make cheese shells crispy, you won’t miss the regular taco shells.

What is amazing to me is, my kids even like these taco shells. They are so good.

Close up image of shredded cheese on a white plate.

Ingredients Cheese Taco Shells:

  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese

How to make Keto Taco Shells:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. We prefer to use a silicone mat when baking these taco shells. The grated cheese comes off much easier when using this baking mat.
Close up image of grated cheese piles on a baking sheet.
  • Then place the cheese in approximately ¼ cup piles that are at least 2 inches a part from each other. Then press the cheese down slightly.
  • Place the baking sheet with you cheese piles in your pre-heated oven. Bake for 8-11 minutes or until the edges of the cheese are slightly browned.
  • Make sure to cook the cheese until it’s golden brown on the edges. This ensures that you get the crispy cheese edges. These make the best taco shells.
  • Uniform Circles. We try and make sure that the cheese piles that we put on the baking sheet are the same size and thickness. This will ensure that they are done at the same time and are the same size.
Close up image of round baked cheese on a baking sheet.
  • Then let the cheese cool for approximately 2-3 minutes on the baking sheet. Then remove the cheese from the sheet and bend it over a wooden handle that is balanced in between 2 cups.
Close up image of two glasses with a wooden spoon and baked cheese draped over the wooden spoon.
  • Let the shells cool completely on the spoons and enjoy your Keto Taco Shell!
Close up image of keto taco shells on a cutting board with a side of hamburger meat, tomatoes.

What to serve with Keto Taco Shells:

We love taco night. It is a staple meal around my house. They are so easy to make and everyone loves them. You make so many different meals with ground beef taco meat or chicken taco meat.

Our favorite ways to serve tacos is to have a taco bar. It is our go-to party meal.

We set up a taco bar with some of favorite toppings and sides. The options are endless. Here are some of our favorites:

Close up image of keto taco shells on a cutting board with a side of hamburger meat, tomatoes and cheese. With a white plate of tacos.

Topping Ideas:

Whether you are making a taco bar or have a Taco Tuesday night at home, you need some good toppings for your tacos. There are so many different toppings that you can put on your tacos. Try these favorites:

Tips for the best Keto Taco Shells:

  • We recommend shredding your own cheese as it melts more evenly. Plus the already shredded cheese has added ingredients that aren’t needed for this recipe.
  • The cheese will release grease as it cooks so you can blot the cheese after the cook time with paper towels prior to moving them to the wooden spoons to cool completely.
  • Make sure you do not let the cheese cool too long as you want it to be able to bend. If it cools then the shell could break.
  • If you would prefer a flour based tortilla, you can use coconut flour or almond flour to make your tortilla’s at home.
  • If you like experiment with different spices for the cheese shells. We have added in cumin or chili powder. It adds in some flavor without a lot of heat.
  • You can also make taco bowls with these cheese shells. We love having taco salad so this is an easy alternative to the a flour taco shell bowl or tortilla chips.
Close up image of keto taco shells on a platter, with a side of hamburger meat, tomatoes and cheese. Also a white plate with tacos.

Can you make ahead of time?

We recommend making the same day that you want to serve them. You can store any leftovers in an airtight container on the kitchen counter for about a day or a few days in the refrigerator but they do lose their crispy edges.

They will still be able to serve as a taco and taste perfectly fine but won’t have the same texture as the day you made them.

You can also try reheating them in the microwave for about 5-10 seconds on each side to warm them up a bit to keep its shape. Since these are so easy to make, I tend just make them when I am ready to serve them.

Can you freeze the taco shells?

We do not recommend you freezing these taco shells. But we do recommend making a big batch of our beef taco meat or chicken taco meat and freezing them.

Then all you have to do is thaw the meat and make you easy taco shells for an amazing taco night.

Close up image of keto taco shells on a cutting board with a side of hamburger meat, tomatoes

Make Homemade Taco Seasoning:

We love making our own seasoning at home. Taco seasoning is one of our favorite seasoning to make. We know exactly what we are putting into the seasoning. The store bought seasoning has ingredients that you can’t even pronounce.

When you are preparing for your taco dinner, make a batch of the taco seasoning. You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry.

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Keto Taco Shells Recipe

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These keto taco shells are perfect for taco night to enjoy a low carb taco. Each taco shell is only 1 net carb and is made with just cheese.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American, Mexican
Course Main Course
Calories 152
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Then place the cheese in approximately ¼ cup piles that are at least 2 inches a part from each other. Then press the cheese down slightly.
  • Bake for 8-11 minutes or until the edges of the cheese are slightly browned.
  • Then let the cheese cool for approximately 2-3 minutes on the baking sheet. Then remove the cheese from the sheet and bend it over a wooden handle that is balanced in between 2 cups.
  • Let the shells cool completely on the spoons and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 152kcal, Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 9g, Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 40mg, Sodium 234mg, Potassium 37mg, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 377IU, Calcium 272mg, Iron 1mg

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