33 Amazing Keto Mexican Food Recipes
Having a major craving for Mexican food? Now that you’re rockin’ a low-carb lifestyle, you’ve given up the delicious rice dishes and corn tortillas that are the hallmark of Southwest cuisine. What you need is a menu of keto Mexican food recipes!
Are you ready to enjoy Taco Nights again? Now you can look forward to hosting a dynamite Cinco de Mayo party!
Dive into this list of the most amazing keto Mexican food recipes to crush your cravings!
Keto Mexican Food Recipes You Will Love!
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Rule your next Taco Tuesday or Cinco de Mayo party with these tasty low-carb Mexican food recipes.
You can satisfy your needs and amaze your friends and family with how good these taste at the same time.
Don’t forget to check out the drinks section and get your party going!
Let’s get cooking!
Here are a few recipes for important foundation items that you can use both for your Cinco party and other keto meal ideas.
Cheese Taco Shells
Who doesn’t love a hard-shell taco?! That crisp crunch as your teeth break through the shell into all the juicy flavors inside.
Use this recipe to make your own hard shells and get back to enjoying tacos tonight!
3 Ingredient Low-Carb Tortillas
The tortilla is such a versatile and important staple of Mexican-style food. A traditional tortilla is heavy in carbs, so having a low-carb alternative will allow you to enjoy your favorite flavors again! This recipe only uses 3 ingredients and tastes phenomenal. Get the recipe here.
Eggless Almond Flour Super Low-Carb Tortillas
Here is another terrific tortilla recipe! While it has more ingredients than the last one, it is super easy to make.
As a bonus, these also freeze very well. So you can make up a big batch and thaw a few when you are in the mood for some Mexican food! Grab this recipe here.
Not only will these awesome crackers scoop up loads of guacamole or salsa, but they’re also a perfect complement to veg/meat/cheese platters.
Pick up this recipe here and snack on!
Because having more cracker options on your party plate is never a bad thing, here is a tasty and fun option you need to try today!
Bake these up and serve them at your next party and amaze your non-keto friends with how good your lifestyle is!
Low-Carb Tortilla Chips
For those of us who need a more traditional-looking chip or just want as many chip/cracker options as we can get our hands on, here is a solid low-carb tortilla chip recipe.
Make up a batch, serve them with your favorite dip choices sigh in happiness as the flavor and crunch work their magic in your mouth!
Snack foods play an important role in your Mexican dinner or Cinco de Mayo party, whether you use them as side dishes or pre-meal munchies. Here are some exciting ones:
You really can’t have a Mexican-style meal without guacamole!
Here is a solid basic recipe that is tasty just as it is, or you can mix up your flavor options by adding bacon, peppers or anything else that makes you smile.
Layered Taco Salad Dip
Taco-salad dip was a party staple in my college years. I would have to make at least a few trays to keep my buddies happy.
With all the wonderful and delicious layers of flavor, this treat is almost a meal in itself.
Grab this tasty recipe here and make your next party or Mexican meal a hit!
Pork Rind Nachos
Here is a fun take on a Mexican meal staple: the nacho platter!
Melted cheese, salsa, sour cream, jalapenos all amplified with a crunch… what’s not to love?
You can enjoy this tasty recipe as is or creatively add new ingredients to bend the flavor in lots of tasty ways!
If jalapeno poppers did not exist, the world would be a very sad place indeed.
These were my favorite happy hour snack to go with the microbrews I savored at my favorite local pub.
I could not get enough of these flavor bombs! Get your hands on this mouth-watering recipe.
Your guests are sitting down for the main course. Their taste buds are inflamed with desire from all the awesome snack foods at your party… Now it’s time to take it up a notch with some amazing entrees!
Chicken Cheese Quesadillas
A quesadilla is a symphony of taste and texture best savored fresh from the skillet.
Tender shredded chicken soaked with flavor, melted cheese, fresh cilantro with a drizzle of lime juice… yum!!
Pick up this wonderful recipe here and serve this classic dish tonight!
Salsa Verde Chicken
Here is a super simple 4-ingredient recipe that does not lack in flavor.
Throw everything into your slow cooker and in a short while, pure magic is served!
This makes for a great meal on its own with a side or two. Or you can also add it to the mix for your next Mexican-themed meal or party!
Mexican Taco Casserole
Here is another solid performer: Mexican taco casserole!
Hearty and satisfying, rich in flavor and texture. Make this dish a cornerstone of your next Mexican meal.
Slow Cooker Barbacoa
This is another tasty and easy slow cooker recipe to satisfy your Mexican food cravings.
A great way to serve it is on a bed of romaine lettuce with layers of pico de gallo, shredded cheese, sour cream, and barbacoa, topped with fresh guacamole. Amazing!
Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup
Thick, rich with flavor and only 4 ingredients that you quickly load into your Crock-Pot and walk away for a few hours.
The high fat content sticks with you and fuels your body for a long time. The rich flavor is a big hit with my kids.
This recipe could be your new go-to for when you want a filling meal with minimal prep time or when you need some cheer on rainy day.
The toasted tortilla is a crunchy base for this dish and the layers of lettuce, chicken, salsa, guacamole, shredded cheese, sour cream and sliced jalapenos bring a burst of flavors to your mouth.
Feel free to mix and match different ingredients and make this your own!
Chorizo Chile Rellenos
Imagine this battered, fried poblano pepper on your plate.
The crisp and flaky outside crunching as your fork cuts into the center of the pepper, only to expose the melted cheese and chorizo loaded into the inner core.
Place a bite in your mouth and let the sensations wash over you. This experience can be yours… Just grab the recipe here.
Chicken Fajita Kababs
Spicy, tender chicken chunks and vegetable pieces dripping with juices all tied together with that great smoky grill flavor.
This recipe is a fun option for enjoying a relaxing outdoor meal around the grill.
With the food served on a skewer, your kids (or the kid inside) will have the fun of eating with your hands. Plus, your cleanup after the meal will be a snap!
Spicy Cauliflower Rice
This spicy and zesty cauliflower rice makes a sumptuous side dish. It can also stand on its own two feet as your main dish if you want a lighter meal on a warm evening.
Easy to make and fun to eat! Get the recipe here.
Chicken Fajita Casserole
This chicken fajita casserole is another easy way to enjoy fantastic fajita flavor. Serve this dish hot from the oven with the cheese top still bubbling. Yum!!
Cheesy Beef Taco Skillet
I love working with my cast iron skillet in the kitchen. Tacos are one of my favorite Mexican foods.
This recipe was my chance to pair those two things together and hit a home run in flavor and convenience!
Your family will never get tired of this dish if you add a few different vegetables or spices each time.
Easy Tamale Pie
Meat, black olives, lots of cheese and a nice, thick tamale crust on top…
Once you start, you might not be able to stop until you have eaten the entire pie!
This is perfect for a filling meal on a hot day when you do not want to spend time cooking. You only need to cook the meat on the stove and then you are done!
Now just chop your veggies, and you can dive into the thrilling flavors and satisfying crunch.
I like chicken fajitas as much as the next guy, but to me, a spicy beef fajita is king!
Grilled, marinaded and tender beef with lightly charred or sauteed vegetables. Add in some fresh chunky salsa, guacamole, sour cream and top it all with cheese…
With all those savory smells in the air you might find it hard to wait until everything is done before you start eating!
Nacho Pot Pie
Here is an interesting variation of a nacho plate in pot pie form.
A very hearty and satisfying meal that stores well and could make a luscious lunch to take to work with you. Just warm up and enjoy!
Mexican Cauliflower Rice
This is a lighter meal on the tummy but still filling and full of flavor.
It could be a lip-smacking entree on its own, maybe on a hot summer night. Or you could pair this dish with a few other items and make it a party!
If you like your food with a extra kick, you can add pepper flakes or chop up some fresh jalapenos.
Low-Carb Mexican Pizza
I love pizza! Here is a recipe that combines south-of-the-border flavors with the Italian classic.
I was also intrigued that the crust is made with zucchini as the base.
Load it up with beef, cheese, tomatoes, avocados and bell peppers for a thrilling start. Add in any other toppings you want to personalize your meal and enjoy!
Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas
A list of mouth-watering Mexican keto recipes would not be complete without enchiladas!
A savory meat filling wrapped in a wonderful crust, topped with cheese, sour cream and salsa verde… heavenly!
Your party has been a smashing success. Everyone has loved your snacks and entrees. Now it’s time to put the cherry on top of your meal.
Just because you are living a keto lifestyle does not mean dessert is off the menu!
Here are a few recipes to finish your night in style.
Flan is a deliciously rich baked custard dessert. Mmmmm… you had me at custard!
Throw in a creamy smooth mouthfeel and complex flavor, and you have a dessert that makes you feel like royalty with every bite!
Tres Leches Cake
A sponge cake soaked in sweet milk and topped with whipped cream??
If this dessert was any more heavenly it would float right off your plate!
Score this recipe here and see what you have been missing.
Before I changed to a keto lifestyle, Mexican food was always accompanied by a bubbly beer or sweet-tart margarita. Giving up these delicious but carb-heavy drinks was a sad thing.
For this bonus section I have sourced a few options for lower-carb drinks. So if you are like me and enjoy a drink with your meal but are on keto, you do not have to give them up!
Do you love a good brew? I have made a list of 5 lower-carb beers for you to check out. The net carb count is per 12 fl oz serving:
- Michelob Ultra – 2.6g
- Budweiser Select – 3.1g
- Miller Lite – 3.2g
- Coors Light – 4.2g
- Corona Light – 5g
Tangy and refreshing with a sweet twist. A nice margarita that hits the spot on a warm day or with a hearty meal.
Pick up this recipe and get back to what you have been missing with keto.
Here is another option for you to try. This classic taste will have you saying, “Uno mas, por favor!“
If you are feeling a little brave or just want to try a different twist on a classic margarita, you have to give this a try!
This drink has the perfect ratio of sweetness and sour, like any good margarita does. Then the spicy jalapenos kick in and take it to a whole new level!
Basking In The Afterglow
Congratulations, you did it! You dug right in, found a lot of tasty foods and got carried away…
Now your friends and family are getting ready to leave for home. You are stuck with lots of leftovers from all the recipes you just had to try…
Wait just a second… stuck with tasty leftovers?
Now you have awesome lunches to take to work or easy dinners for the next few days. Just reheat and enjoy!
Your biggest problem will be that you have wowed everyone with how amazing your keto Mexican food tastes. So you’ll have to fight for what is yours as they beg to take the leftovers home with them.
Pour yourself another margarita and bask in the knowledge your night was a hit!