Keto taco shells

Keto taco shells

What’s better than homemade, crunchy taco shells? KETO ones! With only 2 ingredients, you can create these shells in a matter of minutes. It’s taco night—crunch on!

Keto taco shells

What’s better than homemade, crunchy taco shells? KETO ones! With only 2 ingredients, you can create these shells in a matter of minutes. It’s taco night—crunch on!
4 servingservings


  • 8 oz. 225 g (475 ml) shredded cheese
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp ground cumin


Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Mix cheese and cumin. Form six or eight piles of the cheese on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Leave plenty of room in between piles, or the cheese might melt together.
  2. Bake in the oven for 10–15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling with golden brown patches—burned cheese doesn't taste good so watch carefully. Let cool for 30 seconds.
  3. Place a rack over the sink.
  4. Carefully, place the cheese "tortillas" on the rack. Before the cheese completely cools, allow the edges of each round to drape down between the bars of the rack, forming the taco shell shape.
  5. Let cool completely. Serve with fillings of your choice.


When selecting your fillings and toppings, it’s nice to have a balanced selection of fresh, savory, crunchy, soft, and spicy selections. Ground or shredded meat, grated cheese, sour cream, salsa, diced onions, chopped peppers, shredded lettuce, and diced tomatoes all come to mind.

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  1. Nicole
    How do you shape the shells?
    Reply: #4
  2. Michele Cole
    You place a baking rack (oven rack) over the sink and lay the cheese circles over the rungs of the rack.
  3. Amy
    You can also shape the shells on the edge of a bowl.
  4. Matt
    The "rack" that they refer to is like the shelves inside your oven (a metal grill) and they are suggesting that you drape the fried cheese over that while it is still soft and let it cool and harden into a taco shape.
  5. Gentiann
    you can also place them on a rolling pin, a broom stick or any other cylindrical object.
    Reply: #15
  6. Bettie Jones
    I place oven proof Pyrex ramekins upside down on cookie sheet & spray with Pam & place cheese slices & bake & able to load with ground turkey/chicken salsa onion sour cream avocado etc -hope this helps
  7. Brian
    These work great in the microwave, I just put some parchment paper on a plate, then sprinkle the cheese in a circle. I do about 40-50 seconds, just until the cheese starts to brown a bit. Take it out of the microwave, wait a few seconds for the cheese to cool a bit, then you can easily peel it off the parchment paper and form into any shape you want. The shells end up softer (almost like a tortilla) if you stop cooking them before they start to brown. Go longer and they get nice and crispy, almost exactly like a hard shell taco.
  8. Merry
    Fabulous idea!
  9. All
    Just ate these tonight. GENIUS!!
  10. Vernette
    What type of cheese are you using?
  11. Louise
    Hello? What type of cheese, just cheddar or mozzerella? I'm trying mixure of the two since I don't have 8 ounces og either.
  12. Sofia
    I just recently found an easier way to do this.

    Just sprinkle shredded cheese on a frying pan at above medium heat. Try to get it in a circle. If it's a full fat cheese like mozzarella, it shouldn't need butter underneath. When the edges of the cheese gets dark and firm enough for you to slide a spatula under it, flip it and let it darken for a couple of seconds. Flip it over again. Now use either the spatula or a pair of tongs to pick it up and let it hang "to dry" on a ladle laid over a large saucepan.

    Hint: I used shredded cheese with Mexican spices (it was a mix from the supermarket). It gave it that extra kick :)

  13. Vanessa
    Another good idea is to make these in muffin tins, bake for the required time, then put in your fillings and bake another few minutes until warm. They aren't technically taco shaped, but they do the trick. I like the idea about folding them over a rack in the oven, too.
  14. Stephany
    Can you store these or do you need to serve immediately?
  15. Artie
    I placed them over a tree branch outside my kitchen window. The squirrels started eating them so I lost a couple but it worked.
  16. Juan
    It is 2 net carbs per serving not one
  17. nancy eisenband
    @Artie LOL you just made my day.
  18. Bridget
    I used wax paper and they just stuck to the paper even after I put butter down.
    Reply: #19
  19. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I used wax paper and they just stuck to the paper even after I put butter down.

    Yes, unfortunately that will happen with waxed paper as the wax melts and then solidifies around the food. This recipe calls for parchment paper, which is similar but doesn't have a wax coating. They are usually near each other in the store.

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