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Mini Cheese Shell Tacos Recipe

Taco lovers, rejoice! We have a mouthwatering treat that’s about to become your new obsession – Mini Cheese Shell Tacos. These bite-sized wonders are not only irresistibly delicious but also keto-friendly, making them a perfect option for guilt-free indulgence. Whether you’re hosting a game day gathering, looking for a quick snack, or simply craving a tasty treat, these Mini Cheese Shell Tacos are here to satisfy your cravings. Let’s dive into the world of cheesy taco goodness!

Mini Cheese Shell Tacos

Prepare to be amazed by the perfect blend of cheese, seasoned ground beef, and fresh toppings.


  • Ground beef
  • Homemade taco seasoning
  • Cheese slices (for taco shells)
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Chopped onions
  • Homemade salsa
  • Sour cream


  1. Start by browning some ground beef in a skillet. Season it generously with your homemade taco seasoning, and add a few tablespoons of water to create a flavorful, saucy filling.
  2. While your beef is cooking, it’s time to create your mini cheese taco shells. Lay out circles of cheese on a muffin top pan, silicone pan, or a parchment-lined pan. Bake them at 375°F for about 5 minutes until they turn beautifully golden and slightly crispy.
  3. Remove the cheese shells from the oven and get ready to fill them with deliciousness. Add the seasoned taco meat to one half of each cheese circle.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix fresh cilantro, freshly squeezed lime juice, and chopped onions to create a zesty and vibrant topping.
  5. Now, it’s time to fold those cheese circles in half to form your mini taco shells. Depending on how full you’ve filled them, you might need to press down gently to seal them.
  6. Place the stuffed taco shells back in the oven and bake for another 5 minutes until they’re heated through.
  7. Once they’re done, give them a moment to cool, and then transfer them to a paper towel to drain any excess grease.
  8. Serve your Mini Cheese Shell Tacos with a side of your homemade salsa and creamy sour cream for dipping delight.

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

Let’s break down the carb content for these Mini Cheese Shell Tacos:

  • Ground Beef: 0g carbs
  • Cheese Slices (for taco shells): Less than 1g carbs per slice
  • Cilantro: Approximately 0.5g carbs per tablespoon
  • Lime Juice: Approximately 1g carbs per tablespoon
  • Onions: Approximately 1g carbs per tablespoon
  • Homemade Salsa: Carbs may vary based on specific recipe
  • Sour Cream: Carbs may vary based on specific brand

Total net carbs for the recipe: May vary depending on specific ingredients and quantities.

A Taco Experience Like No Other

These Mini Cheese Shell Tacos are a flavor explosion waiting to happen. The crispy, cheesy shells cradle the savory taco meat, while the zesty cilantro-lime-onion mixture adds a refreshing kick. It’s a taco experience like no other, and you won’t be able to resist going back for seconds.

Whether you’re following a keto diet or simply want to impress your guests with a unique snack, these Mini Cheese Shell Tacos are a winner. They’re quick to make and guaranteed to disappear just as fast.

So, why wait? Gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to embark on a cheesy taco adventure. These Mini Cheese Shell Tacos are about to become your go-to snack for all occasions. Enjoy!

Recipe and Image Credit: @kristysketolifestyle

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