These Zucchini Nachos are a healthier way to get your nacho fix! These Keto Nachos can be made in the air fryer or oven and require just a few basic ingredients!
These Zucchini Nachos are the perfect easy appetizer, lunch or dinner! This kid-friendly meal has only three ingredients and can be made in the Air Fryer or the oven. These healthy nachos are so delicious and full of flavor. The fresh zucchini slices are topped with spicy taco meat and layered with yummy melted shredded cheese! Top with your favorite toppings and you’ve got the perfect keto meal in just minutes!
The zucchini is sliced thin to be your “chips” and it fits the bill perfectly, while drastically reducing the carbs- this dish is only 2.1 net carbs per serving! These zucchini chips are a great way to sneak some veggies onto your kids’ plates! This recipe is also a great way to use leftover taco meat or ground beef and it can be easily customized to fit everyone’s tastes. This healthy twist on a classic appetizer is sure to please even your pickiest eaters!
How do you make Keto Nachos?
These veggie nachos come together in a flash! For the Air Fryer, place your sliced zucchini down in your basket (I recommend using a liner). Top your zucchini chips with taco meat (or whatever meat you choose) and add your cheese. Heat your air fryer to 375 degrees F and cook for 6 minutes.
Check your nachos, and if the cheese is not melted or the zucchini isn’t tender, cook in 2 minute increments until it is. If preparing in the oven, layer as instructed and bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees F. After 10 minutes, check to see if your zucchini is tender. If not, cook in 2 minute increments until it is done enough for you.
What kind of meat should I use?
Any you prefer! I used ground beef seasoned with this keto taco seasoning. You could easily substitute the beef with ground turkey or chicken. You could also use this Keto Crockpot Chicken if you prefer shredded chicken, or try this Jalapeno Lime Marinade for grilled chicken! If you aren’t keto, or if you want a vegetarian protein source, I love these Seasoned Black Beans. This recipe is a fantastic way to make use of any leftover meat!
Do I have to use an air fryer?
Nope! These healthy nachos are easily made in the oven. Just layer and cook for 10 minutes at 375 degrees F. Check to see if your zucchini is tender and your cheese has melted- if not, just cook for 2 more minutes.
Tips for the Best Keto Nachos
- Slice your zucchini thinly so it cooks evenly
- If using an air fryer, either use one of these liners or line with aluminum foil
- Season your meat well so you get a lot of flavor!
- If you want a little more spice, add taco seasoning or cayenne pepper to your zucchini slices
How many carbs are in zucchini nachos?
These keto nachos are only 2.1 net carbs per generous serving!
Other Nacho Topping Ideas
- Sour cream
- Fajita Shrimp
- Chili cheese
- Peppers and onions (try these Fajita Veggies!)
- Marinated Flank Steak for Carne Asada
Keto Zucchini Recipes
- 1 medium size zucchini
- 1 cup cooked taco meat
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Slice the zucchini into 1/4 inch slices and place on a lined air fryer basket.
- Top the zucchini with the cooked taco meat and shredded cheese.
- Heat the air fryer to 375 degrees F. Cook the zucchini for 6 minutes. Cook in additional 2 minute increments until the cheese is golden and the zucchini is tender.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Follow the directions above to prepare the nachos. Bake for 10 minutes, check to see when the zucchini is fork tender. Bake additional 2 minute increments until the zucchini has reached your desired tenderness.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1/2 recipe (about 8 zucchini slices)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 20gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 432mgCarbohydrates: 2.2gNet Carbohydrates: 2.1gFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.4gProtein: 22g