This low carb taco pie is crustless and full of all of your favorite taco flavors. Serve it in slices or cut up in a bowl with toppings such as sour cream, salsa, and shredded lettuce. Great for keto diets or "light" low carbers depending on the ingredients you choose to use.
Does This Taste Like A Taco?
All that's missing is the tortilla! You don't have to give up your beloved tacos if you're watching the carbs in your diet. This low carb taco pie is chock full of all of the cheesy spicy meaty goodness that you're used to.
How Many Carbs Are In Taco Pie?
When made as listed in the recipe card, each serving of low carb taco pie has about 2.7g of total carbohydrates. Each slice has 0.4g of dietary fiber, so if you subtract that out you are left with 2.3g net carbohydrates per slice. One slice is about ⅛ of the whole pie.
Carbohydrate estimates as well as any of the nutritional info listed in the recipe card below are estimates and will vary depending on the specific ingredients you use and the size of your serving. Please use them as a guide only!
- Ground Beef OR Ground Turkey: Depending on your fat and calorie needs, you can use either ground beef or ground turkey in this recipe and either will turn out great.
- Garlic Cloves: Garlic is always welcome. Always. I used fresh minced garlic cloves, but you can use pre-minced or even just a pinch of garlic powder.
- Mexican Cheese: I used a cup of Mexican blend shredded cheese. You can use all cheddar or create your own mix using your favorites.
- Milk: The milk adds a little moisture to the pie, and you can literally use anything you want. If you want more fat, go for heavy cream. If you want to keep things light, use skim or almond milk.
- Green Onions: You'll use about half a cup of sliced green onions (plus more for topping if desired)
- Taco Seasoning: You can use your own homemade blends (use about 4 TBS) or use your favorite seasoning in the packets.
- Salsa: Use your favorite, but if you are keeping the carb count low, be sure to read labels. I used Mateo's brand medium salsa from Costco... my all-time favorite.
- Eggs: Use 4 large eggs in the pie to add protein and structure.
- Dash of Salt: If you are using generic brands of taco seasoning, it will likely already have plenty of salt in it, but if you're using homemade versions without salt or lower sodium varieties, you may need to add a bit to the pie.
- Toppings: Dress up the pie slices with all of your favorite taco fillings: shredded lettuce, sour cream, guacamole or avocado slices, more salsa, more green onions, and extra cheese!
What If I Don't Eat Low Carb?
This low carb taco pie is delicious even if you're not watching your carbohydrates. But what if you are making this for family members who want the extra carbs? Try chopping up slices of pie and serve them inside of warmed tortillas or serve the pie with a stack of tortilla chips.
How Much Time Do I Need?
This is a very simple recipe! The only chopping required is the green onions - everything else is just dumping ingredients into a pan or pie dish. You'll need about 5 minutes for prep, about 15 minutes to cook the meat, seasoning, and garlic, and the pie will need about 40 minutes in the oven. To be safe, set aside just shy of an hour for this dish, most of which is passive bake time.
Can I Freeze This Pie?
This pie can be frozen for reheating later. I recommend freezing the fully baked pie for reheating later.
To Freeze: Assemble the pie in a disposable aluminum pie dish and bake as directed using the recipe below. Let the pie cool when it comes out of the oven, and then wrap the top tightly in plastic wrap. Cover with another layer of foil and freeze for up to 3 months for best flavor and texture. It will be safe to eat after this time if properly stored.
To Thaw and Reheat: Preheat oven to 350F. Remove pie from freezer and remove plastic wrap and foil. Bake until warmed through, checking often.
Can This Recipe Be Doubled?
Yes, doubling this recipe is especially useful if making several pies to freeze or if feeding a larger family or crowd. Just make sure you are using a large saute pan that will hold all of the ingredients! You can bake a doubled recipe in a single 9x13 pan or you can use multiple pie dishes.Print
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