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Keto Cheese Shell Taco Cups with jalapeño Cilantro Sauce

Delicious Keto Cheese Shell Taco Cups with Jalapeño Cilantro Sauce are super easy to whip together and perfect for pleasing the entire family!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, keto, taco
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 356kcal
Author: Admin



  • 12 pc sliced colby jack cheese or sub with desired cheese
  • 1 lb ground beef browned
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 serrano peppers or jalapeno

Jalapeno Cilantro Sauce

  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 C. greek yogurt
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 bunch cilantro stems and all
  • ½ Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 pinch of salt


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place sliced cheese on the prepared baking sheet – leaving an inch or so between each.
  • Bake for 5 minutes and remove from oven. Cheese slices should be golden brown and starting to bubble slightly.
  • Allow cheese slices to cool on the pan for two minutes. Using a spatula, gently lift each cheese slice and place one in each cup of a muffin tin. Carefully press the cheese into the cup to form the same shape. Allow them to cool in the cups for 10 minutes. While cups are cooling, prepare the Jalapeno Cilantro Sauce.
  • To prepare the sauce: Slice jalapeños horizontally, trim and remove all (or some) of the seeds depending on your desired heat preference. Place the pieces of jalapeño into a food processor. Add the juice of a lime, greek yogurt, garlic, cilantro, apple cider vinegar and salt. Pulse several times until ingredients have been broken down into a smooth sauce. Place in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Remove cheese cups from muffin tin and place on a tray or platter. Place a few tablespoons of taco meat in each cup, followed by freshly chopped tomato, a drizzle of jalapeño cilantro sauce, extra Greek yogurt and cilantro and/or any other preferred toppings (salsa, guacamole, shredded cheese, etc.).


Always aim for full fat products over low or no-fat ~ homemade yogurt with raw milk is an excellent alternative to store varieties, which are traditionally high in sugar and other additives.


Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 581mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 2mg