These Keto One-Minute Microwave Nachos are Crispy!
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Check out these easy microwave nachos, using just cheese as CRISPY chips! They are a delicious snack and take just one minute in the microwave! Use them as a base for piling on all your yummy nacho fixings such as ground beef, shredded cheese, avocado, chopped tomatoes, onion, and cilantro.
The secret for getting crispy “chips” is to use American cheese slices such as the Kraft Deli Deluxe brand I am using here. They spread out, sort of puff up a little in the microwave, and then become crispy. You can use a different thinly sliced cheese, but the results may not be as crunchy!
One-Minute Keto Microwave Nachos
yield: 4 SERVINGS
prep time: 10 MINUTES
cook time: 2 MINUTES
total time: 12 MINUTES
Delicious and easy keto nachos!
- 4 deli cheese slices, cut into triangles/fourths
- 1 cup ground beef taco meat, prepared
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup onion, diced
- 1/4 cup tomato, diced
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 small avocado, diced
Cover a plate with parchment paper. Do not use wax paper.
Slice two pieces of cheese into 8 total squares, and place onto a microwavable plate, leaving room between squares for spreading.
Microwave for 60 seconds on high. Let cool, and cheese should turn into crisps. Repeat process with another two slices of cheese.
Place all 16 cheese "chips" onto a plate and top with ground beef and shredded cheese. Microwave for about 20 seconds until shredded cheese is melted.
Add additional toppings like onion, tomato, avocado, cilantro, etc., as desired. Makes 16 nacho chips.
Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 4 nachos
Amount Per Serving: 311 Calories | 21g Fat | 6g Total Carbs | 3g Fiber | 21g Protein | 3g Net Carbs
This is a perfect idea to use up any leftover taco meat you may already have prepared, and these can be thrown together in just a few minutes for a delicious appetizer or quick meal.
I had to try out this brilliant idea after my Hip2Save sidekick Jamie told me about it! We’re big fans of nachos and thought these were great! The crispy “chips” are a game-changer if you’re skipping carbs. So simple and easy to make, too!
Do you make the “cheese chips” prior? If so do you bake them? I live in Indianapolis and this is the HUGE RACE/PARTY weekend and I am on a roll and feeling so good on KETO….. I want to do my best to stick to things 🙂 Thanks
Yes – in the microwave according to directions above. You can make the chips in advance and bring them with you! Good luck and so great to hear your success!
Sorry, still getting used to the new site…….The KETO is the best thing around for your health… I haven’t been on to long but my BP is lower than it was when I was 30…. I’m 47. Good luck to everyone and thanks again
for your site.
Thanks for sharing your success! And thanks for reading ?
Wonder if this would work with pepper jack cheese
If meal prepping, how would you suggest the cheese chips be stored and how long will they be good for?
They can be stored in a plastic baggie for a couple days and still be crispy for sure. Thanks!
A baggie in the fridge or countertop?
They should be fine on the counter for a day or two! Hope that helps!
Made this yummy appetizer last night. Thank you for the great idea! I have been eating keto for 2 years and loving it. However, I noticed recently I’m getting bored of the same recipes. I absolutely LOVE this site.Thank you for all the great recipes/ideas!
SUPER happy you are enjoying all of the yummy recipe ideas Julia! Thanks a ton for your sweet comment! It sure means a lot!
I’m so happy you like them! Thanks for sharing ??
Wondering what the carb count is for just the chips alone? These look like such an awesome idea!
Hi there! The cheese chips alone are just slices of American cheese. You may want to check the packaging on your cheese slices for those macros, as it varies by brand. Hope that helps!
I just started the Keto and I was really sad that I cant have chips until now.
YES!!! ENJOY 🙂
Thanks for the recipes…doing these for my blood sugar and diabetes 2….just started and
was already worried how to plan meals to stay on it. I actually feel better in one day!
My chips didn’t come out crispy – what did I do wrong? I used Velveeta jalapeno 40 calorie sliced cheese – would that have made the difference?
The consistency of velveeta is too soft to create a crisp chip. You also want to be sure you use parchment paper.
I hope this helps.
Hello – I don’t own a microwave. Can you bake them in the oven? Thanks!
Yes you can definitely try that! Maybe on parchment paper ?
I’m not sure why but with parchment paper they wouldn’t crisp up. On a paper plate with Pam spray they were great! I ate them plain and with guacamole! Thanks for the idea!
Oh interesting! Glad it worked out 👍 thanks Cathie!
Hi Cathie! So glad you found a way that works for you. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed them!❤