Keto Taco Pinwheels

Keto Taco Pinwheels


  • 1 pound ground beef (preferably lean)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ⅓ cup diced onion (use sparingly for lower carb count)
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes (use fresh or canned with no added sugar)
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • Optional garnishes: shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, sliced jalapeños, chopped cilantro


  1. **Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat to prevent sticking.
  2. **In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef, minced garlic, and diced onion until the beef is browned and cooked through. Drain any excess fat from the skillet.
  3. **Season the cooked beef with chili powder, salt, black pepper, cumin, onion powder, dried oregano, and paprika. Stir in the diced tomatoes and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to meld the flavors. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. **Roll out the fathead dough into a large rectangle, about ¼ inch thick. Fathead dough is typically made from mozzarella cheese, almond flour, cream cheese, and egg. You can find various recipes online for making this keto-friendly dough.
  5. **Spread the seasoned beef mixture evenly over the rolled-out dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
  6. **Sprinkle the shredded Mexican blend cheese over the beef mixture, ensuring even coverage.
  7. **Starting from one long edge, tightly roll up the dough into a log, similar to a cinnamon roll. Seal the seam and ends of the roll to prevent the filling from leaking out.
  8. **Using a sharp knife, slice the roll into individual pinwheels, each about 1 inch thick.
  9. **Place the pinwheels on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them apart to allow for even baking.
  10. **Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the pinwheels are golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  11. **Once baked, remove the pinwheels from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving. Garnish with your choice of keto-friendly toppings, such as shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, sliced jalapeños, or chopped cilantro.

These keto Taco Pinwheels are a delicious and satisfying appetizer or snack that’s perfect for parties, gatherings, or anytime you’re craving a flavorful low-carb treat. Enjoy all the bold flavors of tacos without the extra carbs, and feel free to customize the toppings to suit your taste preferences.

These Keto Taco Pinwheels are a brilliant twist on traditional tacos, offering all the bold flavors you love in a convenient and portable form that’s perfect for snacking or entertaining. By swapping out high-carb ingredients for keto-friendly alternatives, this recipe delivers on taste without compromising your low-carb lifestyle.

The filling, comprised of seasoned ground beef, garlic, onions, and diced tomatoes, provides a savory and satisfying base that’s bursting with Tex-Mex flavor. Each bite is infused with the perfect balance of spices, from chili powder and cumin to onion powder and paprika, creating a symphony of flavors that dance on the palate.

Wrapped in a tender and chewy fathead dough, these pinwheels offer a delightful contrast of textures – the soft, pillowy dough enveloping the savory filling in every bite. Fathead dough, made from a blend of mozzarella cheese, almond flour, cream cheese, and egg, not only adds structure to the pinwheels but also contributes a rich, cheesy flavor that pairs beautifully with the taco-inspired filling.

Once baked to golden perfection, these Keto Taco Pinwheels emerge from the oven with crispy edges and gooey melted cheese, tempting your senses with their irresistible aroma. They’re as visually appealing as they are delicious, making them a standout appetizer or snack for any occasion.

Topped with optional garnishes like shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, sliced jalapeños, or chopped cilantro, these pinwheels can be customized to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs. Whether you’re hosting a game day gathering, enjoying a movie night at home, or simply looking for a satisfying snack to curb your cravings, these keto Taco Pinwheels are sure to impress.

With their bold flavors, satisfying textures, and low-carb credentials, these pinwheels prove that you can enjoy the taste of tacos without sacrificing your commitment to a ketogenic lifestyle. So go ahead, indulge in the deliciousness of these Keto Taco Pinwheels – your taste buds and your waistline will thank you!