These Keto Jalapeño Popper Taquitos are loaded with fresh jalapeños and bacon! This is the easiest keto appetizer ever and under three net carbs per serving!
Last week I shared these incredibly simple Keto Buffalo Chicken Taquitos. These three ingredient wonders were a huge hit! Not only are they super simple and have nearly no carbs, but the flavor possibilities are endless! Today I am sharing a new and dare I say even better version, these Keto Jalapeño Popper Taquitos with Bacon are the ultimate low carb appetizer!
How do you make Keto Taquitos?
Normal taquitos feature a corn or sometimes flour tortilla stuffed with filling, rolled and baked or fried. The magic here is that there is no tortilla of any kind. Simple sliced cheese is baked until the edges brown and it becomes crispy, stuff it with your favorite filling and roll.
There is one important part of this recipe that cannot be overlooked. In order to bake the cheese and remove it from your pan you need to use a silicone baking sheet. I use this one from Amazon, it comes in a set of 2 and I have had them for years. Nothing ever sticks and they make clean up a breeze. They are also the perfect tool to help you roll out Fat Head Dough, like I did in this post.
What ingredients do you need to make Keto Jalapeño Popper Taquitos?
My last version of keto taquitos featured mozzarella cheese slices, sliced chicken and buffalo sauce. This version is just as simple containing only 4 easy ingredients including:
- Cheddar Cheese Slices
- Jalapenos, seeded and diced
- Cream Cheese
- Bacon, cooked and chopped
What cheese do you use fro keto taquitos and taco shells?
This is entirely based on personal preference, but I can give you a little feedback on a few different flavors I have tried. First of all, it all tastes good, it is baked cheese after all! What I take into consideration is the grease and the pliability of it.
The least greasy, most pliable option are definitely mozzarella slices. This provides a perfect little wrap with no little holes and very little grease as it cooks. A close second would be provolone slices, I used them in this recipe to make Keto Chicken Tacos.
Cheddar is the greasiest of all the cheese options in my personal opinion. It also does have tiny holes when it bakes because the grease separates and creates these little bubbles. It is still a perfectly good option, and I used it in this recipe because jalapeño, bacon and cheddar are a perfect pair, but this does help you see the differences.
What are some easy keto recipes?
Some other tasty keto snacks are these delicious Chili Cheese Chips! They taste just like Chili Cheese Fritos and are only one net carb per serving! I also love these Keto Pizza Bites, they are great for keto meal prep.
I also love these Keto Lemon Cheesecake Bars they are under 4 net carbs and AMAZING! Some other recipes are:
- Keto Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- Crispy Keto Zucchini Fries
- Pesto Chicken Stuffed Sweet Peppers
- Sausage Cream Cheese Rolls (2 net carbs each!)
- Keto Buffalo Chicken Taquitos
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup chopped jalapeno (2 very large 3-4 small)
- 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
- pinch of black pepper
- 9 slices cheddar cheese
Combine the cream cheese, jalapeno, bacon and a pinch of black pepper. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat.
Place the cheese slices evenly on the mat.
Bake 5-7 minutes or until the outside edges are browned and crisp. (watch video)
Remove from the oven, allow to cool 1-2 minutes.
Place 1-2 tablespoons of the mixture on one side of the cheese slice and tightly roll, seam side down.
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Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 3 taquitos
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 666Carbohydrates: 3.2gFiber: 0.3gProtein: 24.8g
Other Easy Keto Recipes
If you are new to Keto try my favorite Sausage Egg and Cheese Bites, they contain less than one net carb per bite and they are perfect for meal prep! One of my favorite easy low carb dinners is this One Pan Cabbage Casserole. It is so easy, cheesy and delicious and it has less than 9 net carbs per serving. Some other favorites, Keto Chocolate Cookies, Pimento Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Peppers and Sausage and Cream Cheese Pinwheels!