Cheese Shell Tacos

With very little time and effort, you can make your own taco shells with next to no carbohydrates, and extra cheesy goodness. Here's how to make the shells, and two delicious ways to enjoy them!

Cheese Taco Shells

Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat (recommended) or parchment paper.

Drop ¼ cup of shredded cheddar cheese per taco shell on the baking sheet and spread around slightly into a circle. 

Bake 6-8 minutes or until they begin to brown around the edges. It’s important to make sure the edges start to brown to make sure you don’t have a floppy shell.

Remove from the oven and let cool for a couple of minutes until they start to harden but aren’t too hard to shape. Carefully remove from the baking sheet with a spatula and drape the shells over the edge of a mixing bowl to create a hard shell taco shape. Allow them to cool completely.

Now that you have these amazing shells ready, you can make tacos any way you want! Here are two of my favorite ways to enjoy them.

Breakfast Tacos

Cheese Shell Breakfast Tacos

Makes 2 tacos


  • 2 prepared cheese taco shell
  • 2 eggs
  • Splash of milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 1 slice of turkey bacon, cooked

 Optional toppings:

  • Cilantro 
  • Salsa


Scramble the eggs with a splash of milk and salt and pepper to taste. Place half the eggs in each taco shell and crumble ½ the turkey bacon over top of each. Add desired toppings.

Nutritional Info

For 1 taco (only counting cheese shell, egg and turkey bacon)

  • Calories: 208
  • Total Fat: 16g
    • Saturated Fat: 7.9g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.6g
    • Monosaturated Fat: 1.7g
  • Cholesterol: 222mg
  • Sodium: 312mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 1.8g
    • Dietary Fiber: 0g
    • Sugars: 0.3g
  • Protein: 13.2g
  • Calcium: 20%
  • Iron: 4%
  • Potassium: 59mg
  • Vitamin A: 6%
  • Vitamin C: 3%

Chicken Tacos

Cheese Shell Chicken Tacos

Makes 4 tacos


  • 1 chicken breast
  • ½ cup of favorite salsa
  • 4 prepared cheese taco shells

Optional Toppings:

  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomato
  • Non-fat sour cream or plain Greek yogurt 
  • Sliced olives


Place the chicken breast in a crockpot and pour salsa over the top. Cook on high for 2 hours. Shred the chicken before serving.

Assemble the tacos with ¼ the chicken breast and desired toppings.

Nutritional Info

For 1 taco (only counting cheese shell and prepared chicken)

  • Calories: 180
  • Total Fat: 9.5g
    • Saturated Fat: 6g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g
    • Monosaturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 66mg
  • Sodium: 493mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 2g
    • Dietary Fiber: 0g
    • Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 20.2g
  • Vitamin D: 0%
  • Calcium: 20.5%
  • Iron: 2.3%
  • Potassium: 0mg
  • Vitamin A: 10.3%
  • Vitamin C: 2% 

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