Naked Sheet Pan Tacos

These Naked Sheet Pan Tacos are perfect for a low carb dinner night! No shell in this taco recipe, just the beef and all the toppings!

We love making fun low carb dinner recipes like these Naked Tacos and more! Try our Low Carb Hamburger Cheese Crisps, or these super tasty Italian Deli Roll Ups! And you can Check out this post for an entire collection of Low Carb Dinners!

Naked Sheet Pan Tacos is a taco recipe that is made in on a baking pan without a taco shell

Low Carb Sheet Pan Tacos!

Why are these tacos naked? Because there’s no shell for this taco recipe. Just the beefy, cheesy filling and all the toppings you want. There’s a lot of advantages to following a low carb diet. You get to have some fattening stuff and still say that you’re on a diet.

Yeah, I know that’s not really the idea behind low carb but when you’re looking for some party food – or something beyond a caesar salad with grilled chicken, as much as I like caesar salad it get’s boring after a while.

That’s when you’ve got to try a taco recipe like these Naked Sheet Pan Tacos.

That’s where the low carb diet comes in. Salad, lots of salads yes. But man, I get sick of that don’t you? Christie could probably eat a salad every single day. So could my little guy for that matter.

Me, I’m good with a salad once a day for a couple of weeks and then I’m done.

Enter these fun, high protein low carb recipes. One bite of these Naked Sheet Pan Tacos and you’ll realize that you don’t miss the shell at all!

How Do You Make Sheet Pan Tacos?

The cool thing about this recipe is that it’s all made in a sheet pan so there’s really not a lot of mess involved. You spread the beef and onions out and bake it in the oven – that becomes your “taco base.”

These Naked Sheet Pan Tacos are a taco recipe that is made on a baking sheet

Next you’re going to cover your beef base with cheese, bake it once more and then let cool just slightly. Now comes the fun part, you can get as crazy as you want or even keep a side more on the plain side for the kids.

It seems like most kids like things on the plainer side, mine do too sometimes. But whenever we make some sort of taco recipe, it’s pile on all the topping and they don’t care.

What Kind Of Toppings Can You Put On Tacos?

Naked Sheet Pan Tacos is a beef taco recipe that doesn't use a taco shell

Just about anything goes in my house! But we’ve got some ideas here for you:

  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Different types of cheese like cheddar, pepper jack, or even queso!
  • Tomatoes
  • Jalapeños or other peppers
  • Avocado
  • Beans (if you’re not looking to keep it low carb)
  • Cilantro
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream

Finally, cut them up into squares or triangles, or whatever shape you want and dig in. Top with sour cream, guacamole or salsa and make it a low carb party and you’e got yourself a low carb dinner for the books.

This fun taco recipe is awesome for parties too. You can serve these tacos for a low carb appetizer or a low carb dinner idea!

Naked Sheet Pan Tacos is a low carb beef taco recipe

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Naked Sheet Pan Tacos have all the fun and flavor of taco night without the carbs!

Naked Sheet Pan Tacos

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

This fun low carb dinner recipe will make you forget you’re on a low carb diet! This taco recipe is fun dinner idea for everyone in your family!



  • 2 1/2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 cup pickled jalapeños
  • cilantro for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix the ground beef, onions, taco seasoning and salt together in a bowl. Spread the ground beef mixture onto a baking sheet in an even layer.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes, then take the sheet pan out of the oven and set on top of the stove. Using a large spatula, slide the beef from the sheet pan onto a cutting board and then drain off any grease from the sheet pan. Place the sheet pan on top of the beef and flip over so that the bottom side is now up.
  4. Cover with cheese and bake for another 8-10 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  5. Remove the sheet pan from the oven and top with lettuce, tomatoes, jalapeños and avocados.
  6. See the post for additional topping ideas such as sour cream, guacamole and salsa.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


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28 Responses
    1. Dan

      There’s 2/12 lbs. of meat in this recipe so a tablespoon really isn’t a lot but you can definitely cut back on it if you like!

    1. Dan

      You’re right, I’m not sure…but I don’t see why it wouldn’t, they’re would definitely be less grease if you used chicken or turkey. If you try it out, let me know!

      1. Louise

        Has anyone tried these without the cheese melted on top of the meat? I would prefer to have my cheese cold or use Mexican Cojito instead. Just wondered if the cheese was necessary to hold the meat together.

  1. Teala S

    Hi, this looks delicious! Have you been able to figure out the nutritional values yet? I’m new at this and have no idea how to even start. Thank you!

  2. Tom W.

    I tried it tonight in smaller proportions. Turned out very well. I lined the pan with foil which made it easy to lit out the meat and drain the grease. Thanks for the recipe!

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