Crunchy Keto Cheese Taco Shells


This content originally appeared on Low Carb Yum. Republished with permission.

Looking for keto-friendly ways to enjoy taco night? While traditional corn or flour tortillas are high in carbs, there are a few low carb options. The easiest method is to ditch the shell and just mix the ingredients together in a bowl.

You can also find a few low carb tortilla brands at the store. Or just make your own cauliflower, coconut flour, or almond flour tortillas right at home! Of course, these do take a little time to make. And the store-bought versions can have quite a few net carbs. And unless you fry them up, they will be more like soft tacos.

If you’ve been craving a hard shell taco and want something super easy and low carb, you have to try keto cheese taco shells! Each one has only 1 gram of carb and the only ingredient you need is cheese. Seriously! All you have to do is measure out the cheese, bake, then hang your shell over a spoon to create the shape. Your shells will be ready in a matter of minutes.

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Keto Cheese Taco Shells

For crunchy hard low-carb taco shells, just make them out of cheese! Simply melt in rounds, shape, and let cool.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 shells
Calories 152 kcal per serving


  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F, and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Place the cheese in heaps of ⅓ of a cup on the parchment paper, and spread each out into the shape of a 4-5 inch circle. Be sure to leave some space between each circle, as they will expand a bit as they melt.

  3. Bake for 5 minutes, rotate the tray in the oven, and bake for an additional 3-5 minutes until the edges are beginning to brown very slightly, and the cheese takes on a lace-like appearance.

  4. Let the cheese circles cool for a few minutes, and while still pliable, peel them from the parchment, and hang them over a wooden spoon that is held between two jars, cups, etc.

  5. Let the cheese hang until hardened and completely cooled into the shape of a taco shell.

Recipe Notes

Grated cheddar is recommended, but any similar type of grated cheese will work. Even a blend of different grated cheese can be used.

Nutrition Facts

Keto Cheese Taco Shells

Amount Per Serving (1 shell)

Calories 152 Calories from Fat 108

% Daily Value*

Fat 12g18%

Saturated Fat 8g50%

Cholesterol 40mg13%

Sodium 234mg10%

Potassium 37mg1%

Carbohydrates 1g0%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 9g18%

Vitamin A 377IU8%

Calcium 272mg27%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.

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