Keto Cheese Cups are simple taco cups made with only 2 ingredients and you can fill them with any food you love!
They make delicious low-carb appetizers for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or game day.
Are Cheese Cups Keto?
Yes! As long as you follow my recipe that only uses low-carb cheese, cheese cups are absolutely keto, so they won’t take you out of ketosis on your keto diet journey!
Use the recipe to make mini keto taco bowls!
How To Make Cheese Cups
These keto cheese cups are simply made of a combo of 2 kinds of cheese, it’s all it takes! No breadcrumbs and no flour is required for the cups.
- Parmesan – a low-carb cheese that adds both a great texture and a classic taste.
- Old Mature Cheddar – cheddar melts easily and dries well in the oven to make crispy cups.
The combination of both cheese flavors is absolutely delicious and creates the cutest keto cheese bowls to fill with any food.
Low-carb cheese cups are one of the easiest keto appetizer recipes. All you need is:
- Cheese Grater – I choose a combo of grated Parmesan and old mature cheddar. Other ideas are Emmental, Gouda, Edam, or Mozzarella.
- Parchment Paper – this is very important to prevent the cheese from sticking to the baking dish.
- A mini muffin tray – not used to bake but instead to cool down the cups in a cup shape.
First, grate your cheese with a box grater or with your food processor whichever is easier to clean up afterward. Don’t add salt as Parmesan is naturally salty.
Place a small amount of cheese, about 1 tablespoon onto the parchment paper.
Next, melt in the oven for 4 minutes.
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Finally cool down on a mini muffin baking tray.
The taco cheese cups are soft at first and will crisp as they cool down.
Filling The Cheese Cups
You can fill these taco cheese cups with anything you love.
My favorites are:
- Caesar salad cup – fried chicken in almond flour with sour cream, lettuce, and tomato.
- Taco meat – ground beef cooked in taco seasonings.
- Meatballs – my meatballs are delicious in there.
- Guacamole and crushed almonds – my guacamole recipe is perfect for this.
- Salsa Sauce – for a keto-friendly option, try my keto salsa recipe.
Make your filling and place it in your cups while they’re still hot. Sprinkle some salt and pepper, chili powder, paprika, and fresh cilantro on the taco cups.
For a cheesier taste, add some more fresh cheddar cheese on the top.
You can prepare the taco cheese cups in advance the day before.
Store them in the fridge in an airtight container until you need to use them.
I hope you enjoy this lovely appetizer recipe! Leave a comment or tag me on Instagram with your own creation! I love seeing your ideas too! Enjoy!
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