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Keto Taco Seasoning

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Learn how to make your own Keto Taco Seasoning at home in 5 minutes using only wholesome spices, no sugar, and no additives.

Plus, one serving only has 0.6 grams of net carbs, and it’s gluten-free!

keto friendly taco seasoning

It’s amazing how many recipes of keto basics you can make at home in 5 minutes and store for ages, starting with your homemade taco seasoning mix.

In fact, not all taco seasoning mixes are keto-friendly. Let me explain why and how to make yours in no time with the best Mexican flavors.

Is Taco Seasoning Keto?

Unfortunately, most taco seasoning recipes are not keto-friendly.

The vast majority of store-bought keto seasoning packets contain high-carb ingredients such as maltodextrin, corn starch, cornflour, sugar, and other fillers.

Plus, most of them have vegetable oil, not recommended on a keto diet. While keto is a high-fat, low-carb diet, it is also a lifestyle focusing on healthy fat sources.

However, vegetable oils contain many free radicals that oxidize easily and may lead to body inflammation and diseases.

Therefore, most taco seasoning mixes from the grocery store are not very healthy for you, keto or not!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This Taco Seasoning mix is delicious, and this staple is:

  • Keto-Friendly
  • Gluten-Free
  • Paleo
  • Whole30 Compatible
  • Can be used for 9 pounds of meat!
  • Perfect as an Old El Paso alternative
the BEST KETO Taco Seasoning Mix

How To Make This Keto Taco Seasoning Mix

You won’t believe how quick and easy you can make the best keto taco seasoning!

Really, if you have never tried making this before, you should start making your own now because the flavors are simply amazing and perfect to season any Mexican meat, vegetables, or dish.

All you need to make this Mexican seasoning mix are a few basic dried spices that, when combined together, bring out all the Mexican flavors on your plate.


Let’s see all the ingredients you need to start this easy keto taco seasoning recipe and the different swaps you can make to create different flavors based on your taste buds.

  • Chilli powder – this is the base spice of all good taco seasoning mixes. If you don’t like your mix too spicy, you can halve the amount.
  • Paprika and smoked paprika – the combo of both is bursting in flavors! If you’ve never tried smoked paprika before, it is time to go buy this magical spice. It adds a BBQ grill flavor to any food. So delicious!
  • Cumin
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Dried cilantro – some people don’t appreciate the flavor of this herb, so you can replace it with dried oregano or parsley if preferred.
  • Salt
  • Pepper – You can use ground black pepper or cayenne pepper. Don’t add if you don’t like a spicy mix!
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Making Flavorsome Taco Spice Mix

This recipe is pretty straightforward and takes only 5 minutes to make as you have to add all these ingredients into a glass jar or a mixing bowl, close it, and shake it!

The order in which you add the ingredients doesn’t matter. However, it is important to make your mix a few hours ahead to give time for the flavors to blend.

In fact, the taco seasoning will get more intense in flavors day after day, releasing the most delicious taco flavors to your dish.


Using Low-Carb Taco Seasoning

You can use this keto-friendly taco seasoning to make any taco meat. Add 1 teaspoon of the mix per 1/2 pound (250 grams) of meat or vegetables, or 2 teaspoons per pound of meat.

For a spicier taste, you can use up to two tablespoons of taco seasoning per pound of meat, but it will be hot!

To know which vegetables are keto-friendly, make sure to have a look at my list of the best keto vegetables.

First, warm oil in a saucepan, then start frying the meat and finally add the spices halfway.

The best meat to make keto tacos are ground chicken, pieces of chicken breast, or ground beef.

However, if you are looking for a keto vegetarian taco recipe, use sliced mushrooms or cauliflower.

Storage Instructions

My homemade taco seasoning mix doesn’t contain additives like the ones from your local stores, but it doesn’t mean you can’t store this for ages!

The key is to store the spices in an air-sealed glass jar in a cool, dry, dark area of your kitchen. The pantry is your best bet for storing dried ground spices.

However, if you live in a hot and humid area, it is more recommended to store your spices in the fridge.

This gluten-free taco seasoning mix will last for anywhere from 6 months up to 1 year in the pantry. You can also place it in small packets.

Packets of taco seasoning can last even longer if they are air-tight, free of air, and if you drop one of these moisture-absorbing bags in it.

After 6 months, the flavor may change and fade, but since the recipe makes 18 servings, you will probably have used it all up within 6 months.

Who doesn’t eat tacos at least 3 times a month, right?

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Keto Taco-night recipes

You can use this seasoning mix to make my taco-stuffed avocado or with any grilled meat that you roll in my different keto taco shells or tortillas recipes.

Made this Homemade Keto taco seasoning recipe and want to share your feedback, question, or a picture of your creation with me.

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keto friendly taco seasoning

Keto Taco Seasoning

0.6gNet Carbs
This homemade Keto Taco Seasoning is the perfect mix of spices for tacos, burritos, and any keto Mexican meals.
Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Yield: 18 servings (1 teaspoon each)
Serving Size: 1 teaspoon


Net Carbs 0.6g
Fat 0.3g
Protein 0.3g
Calories 7.2kcal
5 from 222 votes
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  • Add all the spices into a glass mason jar, close, and shake to combine.
  • Store in the pantry for up to 1 year.
  • Use to season meat, vegetables, or any Mexican dish. Serving size: 1 teaspoon. The recipe serves 18 teaspoons.
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Nutrition Facts
Keto Taco Seasoning
Amount Per Serving (1 teaspoon)
Calories 7.2 Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.3g0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Sodium 15.8mg1%
Potassium 43mg1%
Carbohydrates 1.3g0%
Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugar 0.2g0%
Protein 0.3g1%
Net Carbs 0.6g
Vitamin A 649.5IU13%
Calcium 6.8mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I'm passionate about sharing easy, tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweetashoney. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

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