Cheese Shell Tacos

July 3, 2018Laura

Taco night is a weekly occurrence in my house. When I first started keto, I wanted a substitution for taco shells right away and stumbled across cheese shell tacos. Not only are they delicious, but are also easy to make. Anytime I post these on Instagram, I get several messages from people wanting to know how I make the shells. There are tons of recipes and variations available on Pinterest, but I wanted to share how I get the perfect shell every time.

When I make these shells, I prefer using shredded cheddar cheese. You can also use shredded Mexican blend cheese or any cheese of choice really. If you’re looking for a good taco seasoning,Β  I have a recipe for an easy blend that you can find here. The taco seasoning packets that you buy at the grocery are full of junk ingredients and the carbs can add up on them. My taco seasoning has clean ingredients and tastes even better than packets. Plus it only has 1.8 net carbs per serving, so you’re saving a lot of carbs as well! Enjoy your taco night!

I also like making one large cheese shell in a non-stick skillet on the stove top. I just put a large circle of cheese into the skillet and let it melt over medium heat. Once it gets crispy, I flip the shell and let it brown on the other side for a few seconds. Once it’s done, it will easily come out of the pan. This cheese shell is topped with taco beef, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, shredded cheese and jalapenos.

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Cheese Shell Tacos

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Calories 110


Cheese Shells:

  • Mild cheddar cheese, shredded


Cheese Shells:

  • 1)

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.

  • 2)
    Form 1/4 cup (28g) piles of shredded cheese onto baking sheet for each taco shell you want to make. Leave plenty of space in between piles to prevent them from melting together.
  • 3)

    Bake for 8 minutes, until cheese is melted and the edges are golden brown. Oven times vary so watch them closely.

  • 4)
    Form taco shell shape: Place a wooden spoon between 2 cups. Using spatula, drape shells oven spoon handles. Let the shells cool and harden for a few minutes before removing. Fill with taco meat and desired toppings. Enjoy!


Net carbs per shell: 1g

Homemade taco seasoning recipe can be found here.


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