Keto Nachos

Keto Nachos

 The Spruce / Leah Maroney

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 2 to 3 servings

Keto nachos will satisfy all of your cheesy, crunchy cravings without sacrificing your diet. We use our easy homemade keto tortilla chip recipe, then top them with shredded chicken, queso, guacamole, and all of your other favorite nacho toppings. It’s low in carbohydrates and high in flavor.

This recipe has so many great possibilities for variations. Try using cooked and crumbled chorizo, seasoned ground beef, or any of your other favorite taco fillings as the main topping. The other topping variations are endless too—try swapping out for your favorite cheeses, salsas, and other fixings. We used some shortcuts like store-bought rotisserie chicken and salsa to help you get this dish on the table in no time.

This recipe makes enough nachos for two hearty portions. If you want to make more, you can easily make two batches of the chips and double the toppings. 

Ingredients

  • 1 batch keto tortilla chips
  • 1 cup rotisserie chicken (shredded)
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 4 ounces Velveeta cheese
  • 1/4 cup canned diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 1/2 cup guacamole
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 jalapeño (thinly sliced)
  • Garnish: Fresh cilantro

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Keto nachos ingredients

     The Spruce / Leah Maroney

  2. Lay the tortilla chips in a pan or plate(s) that is oven-proof and that you can use to serve. Use one larger pan or plate or two medium for individual servings. Preheat the oven to 425 F. 

  3. Add the shredded rotisserie chicken to a microwave-safe bowl. Stir the taco seasoning into the chicken and microwave for 2 minutes or until the chicken is heated through. 

    Chicken and taco seasoning in a bowl

     The Spruce / Leah Maroney

  4. Top the tortilla chips with the chicken mixture and then the cheddar cheese. Place into the preheated oven and bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the edges of the chips are crisped. 

    Chips topped with chicken and cheese in small skillets

     The Spruce / Leah Maroney

  5. While the chips are baking, prepare the queso. Add the Velveeta and diced tomatoes and green chiles to a medium-sized, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 2 to 3 minutes or until the mixture is totally melted. Stir to combine. 

    Queso in a bowl with a spoon

     The Spruce / Leah Maroney

  6. Drizzle the queso over the top of the baked chips and then top with guacamole, sour cream, salsa, and jalapeño. Serve immediately.

    Keto Nachos

     The Spruce / Leah Maroney

Tip

  • If you didn’t make the chips fresh, just make sure to crisp them in the preheated oven quickly before topping them to ensure they stay crunchy. 

Recipe Variations

There are a ton of different topping options! Try swapping out items in the recipe for these:

  • Mexican chorizo
  • Ground beef taco meat
  • Ground turkey taco meat
  • Shredded buffalo chicken
  • Pickled jalapenos
  • Chopped onions and fresh cilantro
  • Salsa verde
  • Taco sauce
  • Sliced olives
  • Pepper Jack or Monterey Jack cheese
  • Mexican cheese blend

Can I Eat Corn Chips on the Keto Diet?

Tortilla chips are typically made with ground corn or flour, making them unsuitable for the keto diet. Some keto-friendly chips have become available on the market made with ingredients like almond flour, and you can always make your own.

Is Any Cheese Okay on the Keto Diet?

Cheese is low in carbs and high in protein, making it a popular part of the keto diet. The exact amount of carbs will vary depending on the type of cheese—cream cheese, Parmesan, and goat cheese are all low in carbs, while American cheese and cottage cheese are slightly higher in carbs and should be enjoyed in moderation.

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