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Cheese Shell Shrimp Tacos With Creamy Cilantro Sauce Recipe

Looking for a delectable keto-friendly meal that’s perfect for any occasion? These Cheese Shell Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Cilantro Sauce are not only delicious but also a fun twist on traditional tacos. Imagine crispy cheese shells filled with succulent shrimp and topped with a rich, creamy cilantro sauce. Whether you’re planning a casual family dinner, a festive gathering, or simply craving a unique low-carb dish, this recipe is sure to impress and satisfy.

Cheese Shell Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Indulge in these flavorful keto tacos that bring a satisfying crunch and a burst of flavor.


  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp lime zest
  • 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Spread the shredded cheddar cheese into small circles on the baking sheet. Bake for 5-7 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the edges start to brown.
  3. Remove the cheese circles from the oven and let them cool for a minute before shaping them into taco shells using a rolling pin or the edge of a table.
  4. In a bowl, toss the shrimp with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt until evenly coated.
  5. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until fully cooked.
  6. In a small bowl, mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, fresh cilantro, lime juice, and lime zest to make the creamy cilantro sauce.
  7. Assemble the tacos by placing the shrimp in the cheese shells. Top with shredded lettuce, diced red onion, avocado slices, and a drizzle of the creamy cilantro sauce.
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

Here’s the breakdown of the carb content for this recipe:

  • Shrimp: 0g per lb
  • Chili Powder: Less than 1g per tsp
  • Cumin: Less than 1g per tsp
  • Garlic Powder: 2g per tsp
  • Cheddar Cheese: 1g per 1/4 cup
  • Sour Cream: 1g per 2 tbsp
  • Mayonnaise: 0g per 1 tbsp
  • Cilantro: 0g per 1/4 cup
  • Lime Juice: 1g per tbsp
  • Lime Zest: Less than 1g per tsp
  • Lettuce: 1g per 1/2 cup
  • Red Onion: 3g per 1/4 cup
  • Avocado: 2g per 1/2 avocado

Total carbs for the recipe: Approximately 11g (varies based on the amount of each ingredient used and specific brands).

A Taco Transformation

These Cheese Shell Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Cilantro Sauce are a perfect example of how you can enjoy flavorful and satisfying meals while staying within your keto diet. The crispy cheese shells provide a delightful crunch, while the shrimp and creamy sauce offer a burst of flavors that will leave you wanting more. This recipe is sure to become a favorite in your keto meal rotation!

Recipe Credit: gogas2

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