Low carb and keto nachos make it possible to enjoy tasty nachos on a low carb diet. Simply replace the high carb tortilla chips with crunchy pork rinds!
Of course you can still enjoy nachos on a low carb diet! In these low carb and keto nachos, simply replace the high carb tortilla chips with crunchy pork rinds. Add your cheesy toppings and bake until warm and bubbly. Genius – and delicious.
How to serve keto nachos?
Keto nachos are obviously a great appetizer or party snack. But I often serve them as our main course at dinner. The kids love it, and so do we! As a main course, this low carb nachos recipe feeds four. As an appetizer, it can easily feed six or more.
Are these keto nachos as good as real nachos?
Almost. I would say that the only downside to using pork rinds is that they get soggy faster than tortilla chips. In my experience, though, this hasn’t been an issue. Because unless you’re trying to keep leftovers, the pork rinds remain crunchy for the time it takes to finish this meal.
Pork rinds, meat, cheese – healthy recipe?? this is a heart attack on a plate!
I respectfully disagree. Fresh, unprocessed beef is very nutritious. Current research tells us that for most healthy people, cheese is pretty much harmless. As for pork rinds, I think they are an improvement over high carb tortilla chips, especially for those who can’t metabolize carbs properly.
While pork rinds are not exactly health food and should not replace more nutritious foods in your diet, I believe they are okay once in a while.
Having said that, I would definitely encourage you to serve these keto nachos with healthy toppings such as guacamole and salsa, and add a vegetable, maybe fresh cut veggies.
So what to do with leftovers?
You can keep leftovers of the meat mixture for 3-4 days in the fridge. But I don’t recommend trying to keep leftovers of the whole dish. The pork rinds will become soggy.
More pork rind recipes you might enjoy
I love pork rinds and use them often in my low carb cooking. One of my favorite recipes using pork rinds is this recipe for low carb breaded shrimp, where I use crushed pork rinds as the coating. Another good one is this recipe for pork rind crusted pork chops.
Low Carb Nachos
- Olive oil spray
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 (4 oz bag) plain pork rinds
- 4 oz shredded Monterey Jack cheese (1 cup)
- 1/2 cup pickled sliced jalapenos
- Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a rimmed casserole dish with olive oil (a 9 X 13-inch baking dish will work).
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef, salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin and cayenne pepper. Cook, stirring and breaking up the meat, until no longer raw, 3-5 minutes.
- Spread the pork rinds in a single layer on the prepared pan. Top with the cooked ground beef, then sprinkle the cheese evenly on top and top with the jalapenos.
- Bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately, with your choice of toppings such as sour cream, guacamole and salsa.