Keto Taco Cheese Cups

These cleverly crafted cheese cups are filled with your favorite taco toppings for a keto-friendly snack or flavorful appetizer.

Serves: 4Prep: 10 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1⁄2 cup avocado, diced
  • 1⁄4 cup tomatoes, diced
  • Fresh cilantro, to serve


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper. Grease bottom of muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  • On baking sheet, spoon about 2 tablespoons cheese a few inches apart. Bake about 6 minutes, until bubbly and golden on edges. Let cool about 1 minute.
  • Cut squares in parchment paper around each cheese circle. Carefully place melted cheese slices on bottom of greased muffin tin; gently press around tin to form a cup. Peel off parchment paper. Let cool about 10 minutes.
  • In large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil. Once hot, cook onion until tender. Stir in garlic and beef. Crumble to cook, about 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in taco seasoning.
  • Transfer cheese cups to a plate. Fill each cup with ground beef. Top with avocado, tomatoes and cilantro.
  • Serve and refrigerate leftovers.