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This keto taco bowl recipe is perfect if you’re looking for a healthy taco bowl recipe that’s also quick and delicious. They make the perfect appetizers, snack or late night indulgence. 

Easy keto taco bowls recipe

It’s Taco Tuesday! You can still join in the taco fun if you’re following the ketogenic diet with this delicious keto taco bowl recipe using cheese shells! 

Who needs carbs when you can serve up your favorite taco toppings in cheese. MMM cheese! 

While these taco cups use ground beef, you can easily switch this out for ground turkey or chicken or even bison if you’d like. This is a great way to switch things up so you can enjoy these keto tacos again and again. 

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The meat is seasoned well with ground cumin, smoked paprika, garlic and onion powder though you can also simply add in your favorite taco seasoning. The Primal Palate Organic Taco seasoning is keto friendly and a favorite in my house. 

Avocado salsa adds a fresh taste to the taco cups to keep the flavor profile interesting and light. You could easily turn this into a taco salad by serving the ground beef and avocado salsa over a bed of fresh, crisp lettuce, using the cheese cups as a topping. 

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Recipes like these help me to switch up my keto diet and stay in ketosis without being bored. I love tacos and finding ways of making my favorite recipes low carb has been a game changer for me. 

It’s important to always test your level of ketones when trying new recipes as you never know what may knock you out of ketosis. This post goes into detail about how to test for ketosis. My favorite keto test strips help me to know what works best for my body as know two keto diets will be the same. 

Try these ketone testing strips to test for ketosis

Getting into ketosis and staying in this state is of course the main goal of the ketogenic diet. I detail how I get into ketosis quickly in this post whenever I find that I have been knocked out of this state. In order for our bodies to use fat as fuel instead of storing it, we must remain in a state of ketosis. 

I also love using my favorite exogenous ketones to help me get into ketosis whenever I have a cheat day. These ketones have been tested by a ketogenic expert and have been found to be the best ones for the job. 

Bored of eating the same keto meals over and over? Check out these amazing recipes!

Keto Taco Bowls with Avocado Salsa

These taco bowls use six 3″ ramekins to form them and serve. You could also use a muffin tin to form the taco cups. 

Keto Taco Bowl with Avocado Salsa

Simple and delicious keto taco bowls recipe with avocado salsa for a quick meal or attractive appetizer. 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


Ground Beef

  • 2 c. Colby Jack cheese finely shredded, divided
  • 1 lb. ground beef 80% lean
  • ¼ c. water
  • 1 T. chili powder
  • 1 T. ground cumin
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 1 t. onion powder
  • 1 t. smoked paprika
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Avocado Salsa

  • 1 medium avocado sliced
  • 1 small tomato seeded and diced
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • sour cream optional to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a large baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper or a Silpat® baking mat. Set aside.

  2. Divide 1½ cups of the shredded cheese into 6 piles (approximately 1/4 cup each) on the prepared baking sheet and spread each pile into a thin circular layer. Place baking sheets in the pre-heated oven until the cheese is melted and slightly browned around the edges, around 5-6 minutes. 

  3. Remove from the oven and let cool for 2-3 minutes, then remove the cheese and press into 3” ramekins or a muffin tin to form cups. Let cool for several minutes before gently removing the cheese cups from the form.

    Note: If using ramekins, the taco cups can remain in the container for extra support when serving

  4. In the meantime, add the ground beef to a large skillet over medium heat and cook until the beef is browned and cooked through, approximately 6-8 minutes. Carefully drain excess grease from skillet and return to cooktop. 

  5. Add water and season with chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Simmer for 2-3 minutes or until warmed through.

  6. While the beef is cooking, combine the avocado, tomato, lime juice, and fresh cilantro in a medium bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and gently stir to combine. 

  7. To serve, fill the taco cheese cups with beef, avocado salsa, and remaining shredded cheese. Top with a dollop of sour cream, if using, and enjoy!

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