Low-Carb Mini Cheese Tacos

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A healthy gluten-free take on tacos. Cheese taco shells with yummy toppings - great for a quick keto lunch. 9 Ingredients. 20 Minutes. Gluten-Free. Keto. Low-Carb.
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Low-Carb Mini Cheese Tacos

I’ve mentioned before that Cody and I are obsessed with Mexican food, right? Well, it’s kind of a problem considering the fact that it’s such a carb-heavy cuisine. Most of all, we love tacos. We’ve made tacos with lettuce wraps (Blackened Mahi Lettuce Tacos) and we’ve made taco salad, but sometimes we just crave tacos with a crunchy hard shell. We did a little brainstorming and thus – our Low-Carb Mini Cheese Tacos were born! Whooohooo! I’m super excited to share these with you today!

Using only 6 easy ingredients, and next to nothing prep time, you’ll have this delicious carb-free Mexican fiesta on your plate in no more than 20 minutes. What more can you ask for, honestly? A little bit of cheese gets microwaved for 1 minute, carefully scooped up and draped over the side of a baking dish, and voilà! A crunchy hard taco shell! Magic! Fill that with some yummy ground beef and top it up with some lettuce, tomato, sour cream and a sprinkle of more cheese (if you love cheese like we do).

Low-Carb Mini Cheese Tacos

Update: At the end of April we’re going Asheville, NC for our week-long honeymoon. After that we’re heading down to Orlando to spend a few days at Disney World with my mom and sister. Then, as soon as we get back, our custom-made trailer for our Tiny House on Wheels should be ready to pick up. We’re about to place the order and we can barely contain our excitement! We’ve been in love with the whole concept of tiny houses since the first time we came across it and we can’t believe that we’re about to take the plunge ourselves!

As I mentioned before, we will be documenting the whole process on our youtube channel and most likely add a tiny house section here on the blog as well. We’ll be sure to post it on all our social media and once it gets going, we’ll make an official announcement.

For now, though. Let’s eat some tacos!!

Low-Carb Mini Cheese Tacos

Low-Carb Mini Cheese Tacos

A healthy gluten-free take on tacos. Cheese taco shells with yummy toppings - great for a quick keto lunch. 9 Ingredients. 20 Minutes. Gluten-Free. Keto. Low-Carb.
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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)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp mexican chili
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup lettuce (finely shredded)
  • 1 roma tomato (diced)
  • to taste sour cream
  • to taste salt and pepper


  • Brown the ground beef over a medium high heat.
  • Once browned, add the spices, salt, pepper and water. Lower the heat and allow everthing to simmer together until the ground beef is at your desired level of sauciness.
  • While the ground beef simmers, you make the microwave tacos. A 1/4 cup of shredded cheese is enough for two tacos. Divide a 1/4 cup into two thin rounds and put in the microwave for approximately 45 - 60 seconds (This will vary with different microwaves - see recipe notes).
  • Once they feel crispy to the touch, carefully lift them from the plate and drape them over the side of a baking tray until cooled.
  • Once you've made 8 shells, fill with the toppings and enjoy!
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Tips and Tricks:
1. We use a regular dinner plate to microwave the cheese. We keep an eye on it and once it just barely starts to brown in the center - we remove it from the microwave. They lift pretty easily from the plate with a spatula, but you can also use parchment paper underneath the cheese to make it easier.
2. We draped the cheese over the side of a casserole dish to cool down and harden.
3. The “toppings” are only suggestions. You can add whatever you like: chicken instead of beef, guacamole, salsa, MORE cheese, etc.


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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  1. Loved these so much but I would love greater instruction as to exactly how you microwaved the cheese? What type of plate? I finally got it to work on parchment paper and my microwave took a good 1:20 or longer. Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you👌

    1. Hi Erin, thank you so much for the feedback. We are currently in the process of revisiting older content and updating it to include more detailed step-by-step instructions and well as process photos. I will move this one up on the list!

  2. YESSSS! A low-carb option for the taco-obsessed! AND it’s done with the magic of cheese. Couldn’t love this recipe any more!

    1. Cody and I definitely fall into the “taco obsessed” category and this is our new go-to! lol Thanks for stopping by, Karly! 🙂

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