Keto Nachos

Keto Nachos

 The Spruce / Leah Maroney

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
824 Calories
59g Fat
22g Carbs
54g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 824
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 59g 75%
Saturated Fat 26g 132%
Cholesterol 256mg 85%
Sodium 2572mg 112%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 54g
Vitamin C 18mg 90%
Calcium 744mg 57%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 1068mg 23%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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. 


  • 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

  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Keto nachos ingredients

     The Spruce / Leah Maroney

  2. Lay the tortilla chips in an ovenproof pan or plate(s) that you can use to serve. Use 1 larger pan or plate or 2 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, jalapeño, and garnish with cilantro. Serve immediately.

    Keto Nachos

     The Spruce / Leah Maroney


  • 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 jalapeños
  • 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 OK 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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