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Cheesy Keto Taco Shells with Jalapeno Cilantro Sauce

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Are you looking for easy keto taco shell recipes made with cheese? Our crispy Keto Taco Shells are a great low carb alternative to tortillas!

Are you looking for easy keto taco shell recipes made with cheese? Our crispy Keto Taco Shells are a great low carb alternative to tortillas!

I’ve been trying different ways to make my favorite Mexican dishes low carb. I can’t eat flour tortillas, and my daughter Zoë can’t eat corn tortillas, so I’ve been looking for an alternative.

Since we all love cheese (who doesn’t), I decided to make Cheesy Keto Taco Shells to mix things up. They came out absolutely delicious!

As an added bonus, I’m including my recipe for Jalapeno Cilantro Sauce. This flavorful sauce may be stored in your refrigerator for 2-3 days. You can use it on fajitas, chicken burrito bowls or any number of other yummy dishes!

Square image of cheesy keto taco shells filled with ground beef, tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream and cilantro on a white plate with a green and white tablecloth under it.

Cheesy Keto Taco Shells with Jalapeno Cilantro Sauce

Our crispy Keto Taco Shells are a great low carb alternative to tortillas! And they taste great filled with taco fillings.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Recipe Servings: 12 Taco Cups

Ingredients

  • 12 slices Colby jack cheese - or sub with desired cheese
  • 1 pound Taco meat
  • 2 tomatoes - chopped
  • 2 jalapenos
  • Juice from ½ a fresh lemon
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup full fat Greek yogurt - plus extra for topping
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro - loosely packed, stems removed
  • ½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Pinch sea salt

Equipment

  • Muffin pan
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375˚ F.
  • Line a baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper, then place the sliced cheese on your lined baking sheet, leaving about an inch between each slice.
    Cheese slices on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Place the pan in the oven and bake the cheese slices for 5 minutes, then remove the pan from the oven. Your baked cheese slices should be golden brown and beginning to bubble.
    Baked cheese slices on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Allow the cheese slices to cool on the pan for two minutes. Using a spatula, gently lift each cheese slice and place one in each cup of a muffin pan. Carefully press the baked cheese into each cup to form a similar shape. Allow them to cool in the cups for 10 minutes. While cups are cooling, prepare the Jalapeno Cilantro Sauce.
    Keto Taco Shells being formed in a muffin pan.
  • Slice jalapenos horizontally, trim and remove all (or some) of the seeds, depending on your desired heat preference. Place the pieces of jalapeno into a food processor. Add the juice of half a lemon, olive oil, Greek yogurt, minced garlic, apple cider vinegar, cilantro and sea salt. Pulse the ingredients several times until everything has been broken down and blended into a smooth sauce. Place in your refrigerator until you're ready to use the sauce.
    Blended up jalepeno cilantro sauce
  • Remove the formed cheese cups from your muffin pan and place them on a tray or platter. Place a few tablespoons of taco meat into each keto taco shell, followed by freshly chopped tomato, a drizzle of jalapeno cilantro sauce, extra Greek yogurt and cilantro and/or any of your favorite taco toppings (salsa, guacamole, shredded cheese, etc.).
    Square image of cheesy keto taco shells filled with ground beef, tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream and cilantro on a white plate with a green and white tablecloth under it.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 205mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 1mg

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