Easy Keto Taco Stuffed Avocados

When it comes to iconic keto foods, avocados are definitely near the top of the list! And while their creamy texture and high healthy fat content offer plenty to enjoy as is, this keto taco stuffed avocado recipe takes just a few minutes and a handful of ingredients to turn a simple avocado into a filling meal! It’s a great way to use your leftovers from taco Tuesday, or just mix things up a little compared to a basic low carb taco salad.

After all, the fat and fiber content of the avocado makes it much more filling (and portable!) than a bed of lettuce. You can eat one half paired with a side dish, or enjoy both halves with toppings as a full meal. Either way, these keto taco stuffed avocados work out almost perfectly to standard keto macros so you shouldn’t have to worry too much about fitting them in.

Easy Keto Taco Stuffed Avocados

Skip the guac and enjoy your favorite taco fillings right out of the avocado! Per serving: 325 kcal, 27g fat, 15g protein, 9g total carbs = 6g fiber= 3g net carbs

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: avocado, beef
Servings: 2
Calories: 325kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 large ripe avocado (~175g) halved and pitted
  • 3 ounces taco-seasoned ground beef cooked
  • 1.5 ounces shredded cheddar or other cheese
  • 2 tablespoons low carb salsa
  • 2-3 teaspoons lime juice optional (see notes)

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine beef, salsa, and about half of the shredded cheese.
  • If needed, scoop out a little avocado from each half to make room for the filling. Add this extra avocado to your taco filling mixture along with 1 teaspoon of the lime juice and stir to combine.
  • Sprinkle the prepared avocado halves with lime juice. Divided filling evenly between the two avocado halves. Top with remaining shredded cheese.
  • Air Fryer Method: Place taco stuffed avocados in air fryer, and cook at 370F for 4-6 minutes or until cheese is melted and filling is heated through.
  • Broiler Method: Place taco stuffed avocados on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper. Place under broiler for 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and filling is heated through.
  • Oven Method: Place taco stuffed avocados on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper. Bake at 425F for 6-8 minutes, or until cheese is melted and filling is heated through.
  • Serve immediately. If desired, add additional toppings like sour cream, pico de gallo, and/or fresh cilantro.

Notes

  • The lime juice both adds flavor and prevents browning. Browning shouldn't be an issue if you plan to eat these keto taco stuffed avocados immediately, but I still recommend using it.
  • Most decent salsa should be low enough in carbs to work here, just make sure to check for added sugars and fillers.
  • This is a great use for those taco Tuesday leftovers! With that in mind, it should work fine with other meats (chicken, barbacoa, etc.) as well.

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