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Ten Low-Carb Mexican Food Favorites You’ll Make Over and Over!

I love Mexican food and here are my picks for Ten Low-Carb Mexican Food Favorites You’ll Make Over and Over, plus a few honorable mentions as well. 

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It seems like most of us will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo at home this year, which just makes me sad because that unofficial holiday always seemed like a good excuse to go out to my favorite Mexican restaurant with friends! But even if Mexican restaurants are not an option right now, you can certainly enjoy amazing Mexican food at home.

And if you’d like to keep it low in carbs, this post has Ten Low-Carb Mexican Food Favorites You’ll Make Over and Over. And if you really like Mexican food (like I do!) why not have it for dinner regularly ?

I do have a bigger round-up of Low-Carb Mexican Food Dinners on this site, so you can visit that post if you’d like even more options for Cinco de Mayo dinner. But I thought it would be fun to spotlight my absolute favorites to make for a Mexican feast. These are the Mexican food dinners I never get tired of!

A couple of my favorite Mexican food favorites are a bit higher in carbs than others, but they’re all much, much lower-carb than the Mexican food you’d get if you go out to a restaurant. And many of the recipes I picked as favorites are also gluten-free as long as you use gluten-free ingredients when specified. (The recipes with low-carb tortillas are not gluten-free.)

I think these recipes are mostly pretty family-friendly too, although some things might be a bit spicy for kids. But hopefully you can find something in this collection of faves that your family will like; enjoy! Or use Recipe Round-Ups to see more low-carb recipe collections like this one!

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Low-Carb Twice-Cooked Chicken with Green Chiles and Cheese is a relatively new recipe, but this is already a favorite!

Instant Pot Low-Carb Spicy Shredded Beef Street Tacos
Instant Pot Low-Carb Spicy Shredded Beef Street Tacos use the Low-Carb Tortillas I love so much in a street taco size, but you can also eat this tasty beef in lettuce wraps or just make regular tacos if you prefer.

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Use your slow cooker or pressure cooker to make green chile shredded beef and then make these Low-Carb Green Chile Shredded Beef Cabbage Bowls. This is a dinner I’d love any time of year!

Low-Carb Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
Low-Carb Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup uses strips of low-carb tortillas, or you can skip that for gluten-free and just serve with some cheese and sour cream; yum!

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Cheesy Low-Carb Taco Casserole would be a great idea for a Taco Tuesday dinner, and I bet the whole family will like this one! The casserole uses cauliflower rice, but the kids will never guess it’s in there!

Spicy Shredded Chicken Lettuce Wrap Tacos
Spicy Shredded Chicken Lettuce Wrap Tacos can be made in the Instant Pot or the Slow Cooker, and these are so delicious with the avocado salsa!

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There’s no doubt that these Low-Carb Fish Taco Cabbage Bowls would make the cut as one of my favorite meals with Mexican flavors. If you like fish tacos, you’ll love this recipe.

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As long as you choose large Poblano peppers, these Cheesy Stuffed Poblanos with Ground Turkey are really not that hard to make, and these are so tasty!

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken with Lime and Melted Mozzarella
Instant Pot Salsa Chicken with Lime and Melted Mozzarella also has the link for a slow cooker version, and this tasty chicken has been hugely popular on the blog!

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And I have to finish out this Mexican Food extravaganza with this Green Chile and Chicken Mock Enchilada Casserole that has been such a favorite on the site! I think almost all the young moms in my extended family make this one. This is a bit higher in carbs than some of the others here, but try it if you feel like a treat!

Honorable Mention Mexican Food Dinners:

Turkey Lettuce Wrap Tacos with Tomato-Avocado Salsa
Low-Carb Ground Beef Cauliflower Rice Taco Bowls
Beefy and Cheesy Low-Carb Green Chile Bake
Instant Pot Low-Carb Green Chile Chicken Burrito Bowl

What’s your favorite low-carb Mexican Food dinner? Share in the comments!

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    2 Comments on “Ten Low-Carb Mexican Food Favorites You’ll Make Over and Over!”

  1. Thank you for all the amazing recipes!