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33 Keto Tacos Recipes That Are Total Tens!

Louise Hendon | June 7
33 Keto Tacos Recipes That Are Total Tens! https://ketosummit.com/keto-tacos-recipes

What’s a taco without a tortilla? Answer: delicious!

Although tacos may seem like a totally non-Keto friendly option, there are so many ways to enjoy this staple of Mexican cuisine while on a Keto diet. We’ve put together a great list of recipes that are guaranteed to help satisfy your taco cravings, from delicious low carb tortilla recipes to protein-fuelled fillings.

Whether you’re in search of a hard or soft-shelled Keto-friendly taco, this list has you covered. From creative recipes that use protein as the taco shell (chicken and bacon taco shells? Yes please!) or low carb twists on how to make your taco fillings pop, you’ll soon be throwing Mexican fiestas at your house every week!

And if it’s the flavor but not the tortilla you’re looking for, we’ve even thrown a few “taco-inspired” dishes on the list- from taco casseroles to even taco deviled eggs!

Here are just a few of the Keto Tacos Recipes That we’ve included:

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Keto Tacos – Shells & Seasonings

Keto Fried Chicken Taco Shell

– A Girl Worth Saving

Keto Fried Chicken Taco Shell

Photo Credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving

Ingredients: pork rinds, eggs, water, coconut flour, chicken breasts, coconut oil.


This is a very clever recipe that uses chicken breast as the taco shell to hold the other ingredients and give you a lovely crunchy pocket for the salsa and vegetables. The crunch comes from the pork rind coating on the chicken and adds to the texture of these keto tacos. These are also quite cheap to make as you can get three taco shells from one chicken breast!

AIP Taco Seasoning

– Meatified

AIP Taco Seasoning

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: dried oregano leaves, dried cilantro, granulated garlic, onion powder, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, dried fenugreek leaves, ground dried lime, ground mace, ground turmeric.

Spices like cayenne, cinnamon, turmeric, and pepper can be great tools in your anti-inflammatory arsenal. Health Coach Kanchan Koya, Ph.D. says, “The modern Western diet, lifestyle, and environmental factors contribute to this pro-inflammatory storm. Fortunately, nature has provided us with powerful, inflammation-fighting ingredients, that are delicious to boot!”

This is a handy recipe that shows you how to construct your own taco seasoning but still keeping within the AIP plan. It is nightshade free and seed free and can be stored for a while in an airtight container. If you are new to cooking and not sure about spice mixes, recipes like this can be so helpful to give you the basic information you need so that you will never have to buy regular spice blends again.

Low Carb Taco Seasoning Mix

– Low Carb Yum


Low Carb Taco Seasoning Mix

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: chili powder, cayenne powder, red pepper flakes, Spanish paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cumin, ground coriander, oregano, black pepper.

Even though there are a lot of ingredients in this homemade low carb spice mix, the actual process takes only a few minutes to complete, so you could make a small batch of this mix every time you need it. The mix of flavors in this recipe gives an authentic Mexican slant to the flavor and we actually prefer it to store-bought packets of seasoning which can have refined sugar in them.

How to Make a Bacon Taco Shell in Under 5 Minutes

– Wicked Stuff

How to Make a Bacon Taco Shell in Under 5 Minutes

Photo Credit: Amanda from Wicked Stuffed

Ingredients: bacon.

When you are following a low carb diet it can be difficult to find replacements for things like tacos, so this idea will come in very handy! You are simply using strips of bacon overlapped and cooked to form a ‘pocket’ that you can then stuff with whatever you like – scrambled eggs for breakfast, salad for lunch or traditional guacamole and salsas for an authentic Mexican recipe.

Low Carb Taco Seasoning

– Peace, Love and Low Carb

Low Carb Taco Seasoning

Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, celery salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper, sea salt.

If you love the flavors of Mexican food but are not a confident cook or are just starting to cook, you will definitely find this recipe useful as it gives you the ingredients for a great low carb taco seasoning that you can then tweak to make your own. For example, if you don’t like too much heat you can miss out the cayenne or just reduce it a bit to get a milder flavor.

Low Carb Keto Taco Seasoning

– Ketogasm

Low Carb Keto Taco Seasoning

Photo Credit: Tasha from Ketogasm

Ingredients: ground cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, paprika.

This is another recipe that gives you instructions to make your own taco seasoning, then all you need to do is add a tablespoon of seasoning to a pound of meat to make your own delicious tacos! Sometimes getting the spice blend right can be difficult, so recipes like this one can be very useful, especially if you are not an experienced cook, but want to keep things low carb.

Keto Cheese Taco Shells (Contains Dairy)

– Ditch the Carbs

Keto Cheese Taco Shells

Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: grated/shredded cheese of choice.

Next time you want to have tacos stuffed with spiced meats, guacamole, and salsa, why not try making these crunchy cheesy taco shells! They hold the fillings really well and are a great low carb and gluten free alternative. You can make these with any hard mature cheese like cheddar, and they can be shaped by hanging them over a wooden spoon handle until cooled.

Organic Gluten, Dairy & Sugar Free Bulk Taco Seasoning for the Busy Mom

– Feasting on Joy

Organic Gluten, Dairy & Sugar Free Bulk Taco Seasoning for the Busy Mom

Photo Credit: Feasting on Joy

Ingredients: organic red chili powder, organic paprika powder, organic ground cumin powder, organic ground coriander powder, organic oregano leaf, organic garlic powder, organic onion powder, organic sea salt, black pepper.

With all the traditional flavors of garlic, cumin, and paprika that we associate with tacos, this homemade spice blend can be made clean and cheap, letting you relax in the knowledge that you are feeding your family healthy food. If you are making this in a large batch, it can be stored in an airtight container for several months so you will always have a supply for taco night.

Tamara’s Taco Shell Bowls

– Beauty and the Foodie

Tamara's Taco Shell Bowls

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: coconut flour, flax meal, egg, chili, cumin, salt, garlic.

This great keto recipe is for taco bowls, which could be a very impressive way to serve your taco meat and fillings for a Mexican-themed dinner party. The bowls are grain and gluten free, low in carbs and have a lovely crunchy texture to set off the salad and meat. These can be made in special molds or simply formed over ramekins or muffin cases.

Keto Tacos

Paleo Fish Tacos – Happy Cinco de Mayo

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Fish Tacos – Happy Cinco de Mayo

Ingredients: tilapia (or halibut/cod), coconut flour, garlic powder, salt, cumin powder, pepper, coconut oil, mayo, lime juice, dried oregano, cumin powder, chili pepper, lettuce leaves, salsa, cilantro, slices of lime.

In this delicious recipe for paleo fish tacos you get the tender fish in a crunchy coating and served in lettuce wraps with white sauce and salsa. There are seasonings which are reminiscent of Mexican cuisine to give the fish that more authentic flavor, but this can be adapted to suit your taste. You can also sprinkle the tacos with a garnish of chopped herbs like dill and fennel to finish them off.

Easy Pressure Cooker Shredded Chicken Taco Meat Recipe

– Paleo Flourish

Easy Pressure Cooker Shredded Chicken Taco Meat Recipe

Ingredients: chicken breasts, bell peppers, onion, paprika, garlic powder, cumin powder, chili powder, ghee or coconut oil, salt, black pepper.

The chicken in this low carb recipe has a real Mexican flavor, thanks to the spices, and can be made as hot as you like by adjusting the amount of chili powder. You can also add different colored peppers to enhance the look of the dish. Shredded chicken is perfect to serve with salads or as a filling for wraps and the pressure cooker cuts your cooking time right down. You can fill it and forget it until the timer is done!

Chicken Ranch Bacon Tacos — w/ Bacon Taco Shells!

– Wicked Stuff

Chicken Ranch Bacon Tacos — w/ Bacon Taco Shells!

Photo Credit: Amanda from Wicked Stuffed

Ingredients: bacon, chicken, lettuce, ranch dressing.

What a delicious dish this would be and really easy to put together! With tender chicken, shredded lettuce and ranch dressing served in a bacon taco shell you have a fantastic family lunch that will help to satisfy their appetites but keep things low in carbs. These can even be served warm if you fry the chicken in a skillet for a couple of minutes first.

Nightshade-Free Taco Beef Spaghetti Squash Boats

– Grazed & Enthused

Nightshade-Free Taco Beef Spaghetti Squash Boats

Photo Credit: Grazed & Enthused

Ingredients: spaghetti squash, water, olive oil, green onions, yellow onion, ground beef, cumin, onion powder, dried oregano flakes, sea salt, garlic powder, ground turmeric, ground cinnamon, fish sauce, mayo, cilantro, black olives, nutritional yeast, avocado cream.

I really like the idea of serving foods in shells or ‘boats’ as they can make a simple meal look amazing on the dinner table. This recipe gives you a heart-warming meal with all the flavors of the spices and the beef, topped off with the smooth and delicious avocado cream and green onions. This would be a great keto-compliant main for a Mexican-inspired dinner party with friends.

Slow Cooker Fully Loaded Taco Meat

– A Girl Worth Saving

Slow Cooker Fully Loaded Taco Meat

Photo Credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving

Ingredients: chili powder, cumin, sea salt, black pepper, coriander, dried oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, red pepper, ground beef, tomato paste.

With only three grams of carbs in every serving, this great recipe lets you still enjoy taco night with all the flavors and textures you expect, but without breaking the carb bank! Not only that, but this is a slow cooker recipe so you could cook the meat during the day then serve with a load of fillings and taco shells or lettuce leaves for a delicious paleo dinner.

Lamb Barbacoa Tacos

– The Curious Coconut

Lamb Barbacoa Tacos

Photo Credit: The Curious Coconut

Ingredients: kosher salt, paprika, ground cumin, dried oregano, chipotle powder, water, boneless lamb shoulder, yellow mustard, lard.

If you are used to using ground beef or pork for your taco meat then you will love this different slant on a low carb alternative. It is made with pulled lamb that has been cooked slowly and spiced with some of the seasonings we expect with Mexican tacos. This delicious keto recipe would also work well with pulled pork or ground beef if you don’t like lamb.

Hidden Liver Taco Meat

– Adventures in Partaking

Hidden Liver Taco Meat

Photo Credit: Adventures in Partaking

Ingredients: coconut oil, lamb liver, ground beef, red onion, ground ginger, cilantro, sea salt, pumpkin purée, bone broth.

Even though we know the health benefits of eating organ meats, it can be really difficult to get the whole family eating them as kids especially can be picky. So this is a really helpful AIP recipe for low carb taco meat that has lamb’s liver hidden inside. It has a milder flavor than beef liver so the picky eaters will not notice the flavor because of the spices you are using. Sneaky but necessary!

Easy Marinated Grilled Steak Tacos

– Beauty and the Foodie

Easy Marinated Grilled Steak Tacos

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: skirt steak or flank steak, sea salt, black pepper, lime juice, cumin, romaine lettuce cups.

This is another great paleo recipe which lets you use a cheaper cut of meat which will tenderize once it has been marinated. Once it is cooked the steak can be sliced or pulled and served in lettuce wraps with a range of toppings. I like to serve such ingredients as sliced avocado, finely sliced red onion, and chopped scallions, then you can let guests construct their own tacos.

Paleo Ground Pork Tacos

– Ditch the Wheat

Paleo Ground Pork Tacos

Photo Credit: Carol from Ditch The Wheat

Ingredients: ground pork, garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, cumin, ground pepper, salsa, lettuce leaves, green/red peppers, avocado, onions.

I just love lettuce wraps as they make food much easier to serve and are great for kids! These paleo pork tacos are packed with color and flavor, especially if you add your own toppings like chopped bell peppers and avocado. You can also add in some hot sauce when you are cooking the meat to give them a bit of a kick, and a squeeze of lime finishes it off really well.

Keto Tacos – Other

Chicken Crust Taco Pizza (Contains Dairy)

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

Chicken Crust Taco Pizza

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: ground chicken, parmesan cheese, chicken taco seasoning, salt, pepper, cheddar cheese, black olives, jalapeno, tomato, cilantro, sour cream, guacamole or mashed avocado, water.

This amazingly tasty crust combines ground chicken and cheese and couldn’t be simpler to make. The taco seasoning gives the crust an extra boost and it would be the perfect base for your choice of toppings. Just go wild and add your own spin on it! Try bacon bits and mushrooms, BBQ pulled pork… the list is endless. This low carb pizza also tastes great cold, so any leftovers can be added to your lunchbox!

Taco Egg Muffins (Contains Dairy)

– Peace, Love and Low Carb

Taco Egg Muffins

Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: ground beef, taco seasoning, onion, eggs, sharp cheddar cheese, mixed bell peppers, black olives, sour cream, salsa.

Egg muffins can be a great source of energy for breakfast, getting your body off to a great start in the morning, so these delicious taco muffins could become a favorite. They are colorful and full of taste from the taco seasoning and are easy to take to work for a snack or for a delicious addition to your lunchbox. There are only three grams of carbs in each muffin so these are great for a low carb eating plan.

Taco-Spiced Deviled Eggs

– Cook It Up Paleo

Ingredients: eggs, avocado, salsa, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, cilantro, salt.

Deviled eggs have been popular party food for many years, but some of them can be a bit bland and boring, so why not ramp up the flavor with this dairy and gluten free taco recipe! You can use the spices listed here or you can use your own taco spice mix to add your own slant on these treats. If you are making these in advance you might find it best to add a little lemon juice to the filling to stop the avocado from going brown.

Keto Taco Casserole (Contains Dairy)

– Ruled Me

Ingredients: ground turkey, cauliflower, jalapeno, red peppers, onion, cumin, parsley, turmeric, garlic, oregano, cheddar cheese, sour cream.

Mexican cuisine is all focused on fresh and tasty ingredients and spices, so you can imagine low mouth-watering this taco casserole is going to taste! It is meaty and full of flavor and has a wonderful cheesy topping to dig into. This can be served with avocado, keto guacamole or low-carb tortilla chips and can be perfect for a Mexican-inspired dinner party.

Taco Burgers On Paleo Burger Buns (Contains Dairy)

– Beauty and the Foodie

Taco Burgers On Paleo Burger Buns

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: coconut oil, coconut flour, golden flax meal, unsweetened almond milk, eggs, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, ground beef, organic taco seasoning mix, chipotle powder, sea salt, mayonnaise, tomato, avocado, cheese of choice.

These delicious low carb burgers have all the flavors of tacos all rolled into one and make a great alternative for taco night! Although this recipe uses dairy for the burger buns, dairy free options are listed so it would be easy to make this for someone with dairy issues. Instead of ground beef, you could also try ground turkey which is more easily digested and gives you a totally different flavor.

Easy Taco Pie (Contains Dairy)

– All Day I Dream About Food

Ingredients: ground beef, taco seasoning, eggs, heavy cream, garlic, salt, pepper, cheddar cheese.

This dish has all the flavors of tacos but without the fuss of stuffing the actual shells. Instead, you get the meat and spices ready to eat when you need it! The pie will set because of the eggs, making it really easy to serve up and you only need a couple of sides to turn this into a low carb keto meal – something like avocado slices or tomato salsa would work well here.

Keto Taco Salads

Taco Salad (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Yum

Taco Salad

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: ground beef, onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, red pepper flakes, paprika, sea salt, black pepper, spring mix, tomatoes, avocados, cheddar cheese, Parmesan crisps.

In this great keto salad recipe you have the choice to serve the taco meat in cheese shells or simply to break them up and serve as a crunchy topping over the salad. Making your own cheesy shells can be a great way to get the family to eat low carb rather than regular taco shells and it is really easy to do. Enjoy this taco meat salad with salsa or sour cream if you don’t have an issue with dairy.

Paleo Taco Salad with Dairy Free Ranch

– Empowered Sustenance

Paleo Taco Salad with Dairy Free Ranch

Photo Credit: Empowered Sustenance

Ingredients: ground beef, taco seasoning, romaine lettuce, red bell peppers, avocado, black olives, pico de gallo, pumpkin seeds, guacamole, dairy-free ranch dressing.

Here is another versatile recipe for paleo taco salad which lets you enjoy even the ranch dressing because it is completely dairy free but still has the creamy texture we are used to. You can also use whatever ground meat you have as the seasoning works with beef, turkey or pork. This salad can be served on lettuce leaves or crispy cheesy taco shells, or just as it is!

Taco Beef & Butternut Rice with Cilantro “Sour Cream”

– Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: butternut squash, olive oil, red onion, lean ground beef, dried oregano, dried parsley, dried chives, garlic powder, ground ginger, onion powder, sea salt, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, fish sauce, beef tallow, leek, coconut cream, cilantro, garlic cloves.

This AIP recipe gives you a dish of spiced meat and squash which you can top with the cilantro cream or any other taco toppings you like. Because you are adding the squash it makes this dish go further, so this would be a cheaper family meal or perfect for students on a budget. If you do not tolerate coconut you can skip the cilantro cream or top the dish with AIP guacamole instead.

Paleo Taco Bowl

– Ditch the Wheat

Paleo Taco Bowl

Photo Credit: Carol from Ditch The Wheat

Ingredients: onion, green/red pepper, ground beef, salt, pepper, salsa, avocado slices, tomatoes.

Mexican cuisine is all about the flavors and the freshness of the ingredients and this amazing paleo taco bowl shows just how we can achieve this without much effort. You can use ground beef or chicken, turkey or pork depending on what you have and the heat can be adjusted by using a mild salsa for those who don’t like spice. This makes a great sharing platter for a family lunch.

Simple Taco Salad

– Cavegirl Cuisine

Simple Taco Salad

Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: ground beef, onion, taco spice, homemade guacamole, fresh spinach leaves, Roma tomatoes, jalapeños, nopalitos, almonds, cilantro leaves, lime.

In this simple but authentic Mexican taco salad, you are using nopalitos which are common in Mexican cuisine but may not be available where you live. So you might want to use green beans instead, which, although they are legumes, are lower in carbohydrates and are suitable for low carb diets. If anyone in the family has a nut allergy you can omit the slivered almonds as they are only there to add texture.

Low Carb Taco Salad (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Maven

Ingredients: ground beef, romaine hearts, avocado, cheddar cheese, grape tomatoes, red onion, ground cumin, salt, pepper, cilantro lime vinaigrette.

Like many other taco salads, this one only takes a few minutes to put together but gives you a tasty and satisfying dish to feed the family. You can add in your own homemade keto taco seasoning if you like and serve it with guacamole or salsa, and instead of mixing the shredded lettuce through the salad you could use them as wraps to make this salad easy to eat.

Paleo Taco Salad

– Paleo Effect

Paleo Taco Salad

Photo Credit: Meghan & Angel from The Paleo Effect

Ingredients: ground grass-fed beef, paleo taco seasoning, water, paleo jalapeño salsa, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, cilantro, avocado.

Although this paleo taco salad has all the spices associated with Mexican taco meat, it can be a light dish to serve for lunch even on the warmer days. You can skip the cayenne if you are not too keen on hot spices, although it gives the salad a lovely kick. This is another recipe that is adaptable as you can use any ground meat you have.

Paleo Asian Taco Meal Prep Bowls

– I Heart Umami

Ingredients: ground pork, ground chicken or turkey, Italian eggplants, ghee, broccoli florets, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower rice, garlic cloves, shallot, ginger, scallions, chili pepper flakes, sesame oil, tomato paste, coconut aminos, Red Boat fish sauce, balsamic vinegar, chicken or vegetable stock, ground black pepper, ginger.

With its roots in Asian cuisine, this taco dish has all the flavors expected, from garlic and ginger to fish sauce, giving that wonderful umami taste that has become so popular recently. Even if you are not a good cook, the video steps on this site make it easy for anyone to follow, so don’t be put off! Serve this paleo taco meat and sauce over cauliflower rice for a great lunch or dinner.

Taco Salad (Contains Dairy)

– Modern Low Carb

Ingredients: grass-fed ground beef, homemade taco seasoning, romaine lettuce, bell pepper, green onion, cheddar cheese, cilantro, avocado, tomato, chipotle in adobo, jalapeno, ranch dressing.

Here is another great keto taco salad that is grain and gluten free and can be served as a main course as it provides both protein and a helping of healthy fats to satisfy any hunger pangs but still keeping the carbs reasonably low. This recipe does contain dairy so shouldn’t be eaten too often, but it makes a lovely tasty midweek family meal.

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Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.