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Keto Mini Pepper Nachos

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Mini Pepper Nachos

Nachos are lovely. Am I right? But sometimes I just want to change things up a bit! I usually eat nachos made from my crispy keto chips, but I wanted something a bit more light and refreshing.

These mini pepper nachos fit the bill perfectly. Not only do they work perfectly for those eating low carb and keto, but also for gluten free folks!

And the beautiful part is that these mini pepper nachos don’t taste like a diet food and even non keto folks love them. Oh, and kids too! Nachos are a great way to sneak in some healthy veggies.

Mini Pepper Nachos

How to Make Mini Pepper Nachos

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

How to Make Mini Pepper Nachos

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray (I like avocado oil spray).

Add ground beef to a medium skillet. Heat over medium-high heat, and brown the meat.

When fully cooked, add water (more if needed) and taco seasoning and mix well until ground beef is coated. If there is excess water, continue cooking until it evaporates.

Place cut bell peppers on the baking sheet making sure the middle of each one is facing up.

How to Make Mini Pepper Nachos

Add ground beef evenly to peppers.

How to Make Mini Pepper Nachos

Sprinkle cheese onto the ground beef mixture.

How to Make Mini Pepper Nachos

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the bell peppers are desired tenderness.

Mini Pepper Nachos

Serve topped with optional toppings.

Toppings for Mini Pepper Nachos

Once you’ve decided what you want for the main part of your nachos, you can get creative with what you want to sprinkle on top! Here are a few of my favorite options:

Sour Cream

Homemade keto guacamole

Green onions

Keto Salsa

You can’t go wrong with your favorite topping. I only listed a few, but there are countless others that you can throw on top!

Mini Pepper Nachos

How Many Carbs Are in Mini Bell Peppers?

There are about 1-2 net carbs in each mini pepper. Nutrition information varies, but the consensus seems to be in this range. This is pretty minimal compared to the same amount of chips that you might eat with regular nachos!

Are Bell Peppers Keto Friendly?

Mini bell peppers are definitely keto friendly! As we just talked about, they contain about 1-2 net carbs which is a no brainer for a healthy low carb snack!

I am a firm believer that any keto or low carb diet should be filled with lots of healthy veggies and this is a great one to add into the mix!

Mini Pepper Nachos

Can You Make These Ahead of Time?

I wouldn’t recommend it. I am a huge fan of meal prep and making things ahead of time, but I don’t recommend it with these. The heating up process can scorch the cheese and make things mushy.

Now, if you want to eat them cold, without warming up, then I think you’ll be fine as long as you’ve stored them in the refrigerator.

Mini Pepper Nachos

Other Keto Snacks and Appetizers

Keto 7 Layer Dip

Garlic Keto Hummus

Keto Flatbread

Crispy Keto Chips

Keto Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Mini Pepper Nachos

Mini Pepper Nachos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 2-4 tablespoons water
  • 1 bag baby bell peppers, halved and seeded
  • 1 cup shredded fiesta blend cheese

Optional Topping Ideas

  • Chopped cilantro
  • Sliced black olives
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray (I like avocado oil spray).
  3. Add ground beef to a medium skillet. Heat over medium-high heat, and brown the meat. When fully cooked, add water (more if needed) and taco seasoning and mix well until ground beef is coated. If there is excess water, continue cooking until it evaporates.
  4. Place cut bell peppers on the baking sheet making sure the middle of each one is facing up.
  5. Add ground beef evenly to peppers.
  6. Sprinkle cheese onto the ground beef mixture.
  7. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the bell peppers are desired tenderness.
  8. Serve topped with optional toppings.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 254Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 266mgCarbohydrates: 5gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 19g

Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!

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