Keto Cauliflower Chicken Nachos

Keto Cauliflower Chicken Nachos is a healthy alternative to the carb-abundant “sports bar” menu favorite. Replacing the high-carb tortilla chips with roasted cauliflower is the key ingredient exchange. You will be surprised at the taste. Joanie’s version is delicious and so healthy. The toppings are similar to any nacho recipe. But, if you still prefer the tortilla chip crunch you can always try a few Keto Tortilla Chips. Try our Keto Pork Carnitas Nachos to use our Almond Flour Low Carb tortilla chips. This recipe is a bit easier.

Ingredients

Cauliflower is the star of this recipe. The Internet is full of similar cauliflower nacho recipes. For that matter, the Keto world is full of recipes where cauliflower is the go-to low carb substitute. The secret is always to add flavor with spices. Cauliflower is not thought of as providing a “flavor blast.” It is simply healthy and versatile. Yet, when mixed with the right toppings, it will produce a delicious snack meal. You might even call this recipe a healthy Southwestern salad.

Toppings are what makes any nacho recipe. As long as you skip the high-carb tortilla chips, beans, and other high-carb toppings, you will be fine. Joanie loves avocado on nachos and they are easy to find at reasonable prices here in the Southwest. So, they are a must. Tomatoes add so much. The jalapeño slices will give this recipe a kick. If you are like us, though, just load it up with cheese and you will have a winner!

Most cauliflower nachos include chili powder or cumin. We use those spices a lot. However, Joanie always likes to add her touch with a little Tony Chachere Creole Seasoning. It is her personal favorite. You can find it by clicking on the picture below. Plus, I like to kick up the chicken cauliflower taste a bit, so I add some Cholula. It is milder than Frank’s Red Hot.

Preparation Tips

The first preparation tip that Joanie suggests is to make sure your cauliflower is very dry. Use paper towels to reduce the amount of moisture before roasting. This will allow the cauliflower to crisp up nicely. After all, you are trying to replace firm tortilla chips. The avocado oil will also help with the crispness. Make sure it is a light drizzle, though.

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You can actually cut the preparation time by chopping the tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, jalapeño, and avocado while the cauliflower is roasting. This can be a very quick and easy recipe. Some people might also enjoy topping with traditional salsa, a dollop of sour cream, or even some homemade guacamole. Try our Cinco de Mayo Guacamole for a real taste treat.

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Keto Cauliflower Chicken Nachos – Get Rid of the Carbs and Enjoy Healthy Nachos Tonight!

Keto Cauliflower Chicken Nachos are the healthy alternative to traditional “bar menu” favorites. Get rid of the carbs and enjoy roasted cauliflower nachos with your favorite toppings. A guaranteed winner!

Keto Cauliflower Chicken Nachos

Keto Cauliflower Chicken Nachos are the healthy alternative to traditional "bar menu" favorites. Get rid of the Carbs and enjoy roasted cauliflower nachos with your favorite toppings. A guaranteed winner!
Gluten Free
Peanut Free
5 from 1 vote
CourseSnack Meals
CuisineMexican
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Servings6
Net Carbs5g
AuthorJoanie and Chris

Ingredients

  • 1 head Cauliflower (cut into 1/2 inch slices)
  • 3 tablespoons Avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 2 cups Chicken (cooked and shredded)
  • 2 cups Cheddar (sharp or Mexican cheese)
  • 1/2 cup Tomatoes (diced)
  • 1/2 cup Green onions (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Avocado (chopped)
  • 1 Jalapeño (sliced)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a large baking pan with parchment paper and spread cauliflower in a single layer. It is okay if pieces break.
  • Drizzle with avocado oil and the spices and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and top the roasted cauliflower with the shredded chicken and cheese and return to the oven for 10 minutes,
  • Top with chopped tomatoes, green onions, chopped avocado, jalapeño, and cilantro.

Chef’s Notes

You can top with other low-carb toppings. Try bacon bits, cotija cheese, salsa, or black olives. This recipe will also work with pulled pork, beef, or even shredded turkey. Kick it up a bit with some Cholula.

NUTRITION

Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 301mg | Net Carbs: 5g
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