Keto Taco Fathead Puffs

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  • prep time

    prep time

    25 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    38 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    1 h 3 min

Keto Taco Fathead Puffs

These taco puffs are the perfect snack for the hungry! Each puff is filled with a seasoned mixture of ground beef, cheddar cheese, and just a little bit of spicy jalapeno. Topped off with a glaze of garlic butter, your kitchen will be smelling heavenly once they are baking in the oven. To make this recipe a yummy side to your keto meal, simply divide a serving in half to enjoy just 1 puff.

Jessica L.

  • Net Carbs

    3.9 g

  • Fiber

    1.7 g

  • Total Carbs

    5.6 g

  • Protein

    20.9 g

  • Fats

    24.9 g

325 cals

Keto Taco Fathead Puffs

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  • Low Carb Fathead Dough

    Low Carb Fathead Dough

    4 servings

  • Ground Beef

    Ground Beef

    6 ounce

  • Salt


    ¼ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Cumin, Ground

    Cumin, Ground

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Onion Powder

    Onion Powder

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Oregano, Dried

    Oregano, Dried

    ½ teaspoon

  • Cayenne


    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Jalapeno Peppers

    Jalapeno Peppers

    1 large - approx 4" - 6" long

  • Cheddar Cheese

    Cheddar Cheese

    ¼ cup, shredded

  • Butter, Salted

    Butter, Salted

    ½ tablespoon

  • Garlic, Fresh

    Garlic, Fresh

    ¼ teaspoon

Recipe Steps

steps 8

1 h 3 min

  • Step 1

    Please have a full recipe of Fathead Dough prepared the night before and COLD.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    When you are ready to make your taco puffs, start by cook the ground beef with all the seasonings and a diced jalapeno in a skillet over medium-high heat. Use a wooden spoon to break up all the beef so you have very crumbly pieces. Cook until your beef is brown and crispy and the jalapeno is bright green and soft.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Transfer the taco filling to a small mixing bowl to cool. Let the mixture cool for 5 minutes, then stir in the cheddar cheese. You want the cheese to melt just slightly to help the beef stick together, which will help you later on.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Remove your fathead dough from the refrigerator. Divide it into 12 pieces and roll each piece into a ball.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Use a pair of parchment papers to press a dough ball into a thin, flat disc. Place a heaping tablespoon of taco filling into the center of the dough.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Bring the edges of the dough circle together over the filling to seal your puff. Press the dough in your hands to create a ball shape and seal any openings. Place the puff, seam down, in a muffin tin that has been sprayed.
    Step 6
  • Step 7

    Repeat steps 5-6 until all puffs have been formed. Then, melt your butter and stir in the garlic. Brush this garlic butter over the top of each puff.
    Step 7
  • Step 8

    Bake the puffs for about 32 minutes - until golden brown and flaky!
    Step 8

Comments 6

  • Pam_dille

    Pam_dille 4 years ago

    Abosolutely fabulous!!! Just as good the next day.

    • Dolores

      Dolores 5 years ago

      This was a time intense recipe and hard to make into balls after adding the meat. Even though I kept the dough refrigerated and made each as I took a ball out. The last 4, I made like I do my small pasties and progies. If I make again I will definitely do that it was better. The dough is very hard to keep together. I would also cut the salt in the Fathead Dough as it was a bit salty. I did enjoy them once I finally got them made.

      • gmarie59

        gmarie59 5 years ago

        Can you add egg to make more like Texas kolache?

        • recipewriter

          recipewriter 5 years ago

          Any additional ingredients you add simply need to be included in your food log.

      • John

        John 5 years ago

        How do you make the flat head dough?

        • recipewriter

          recipewriter 5 years ago

          Please follow the Carb Manager Low Carb Fathead Dough recipe.