Low Carb Taco Stuffed Avocados

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Low Carb Taco Stuffed Avocados are a rich and filling meal that won’t weigh you down – perfect for lunch or dinner! These cheesy taco stuffed avocados are a stuffed avocado recipe that you won’t be able to get enough of and a perfect easy healthy family dinner your kids will actually want to eat!

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Cheesy Stuffed Taco Avocados

This is the time of year I’m often feeling pretty bad due to crazy schedules and increased activity which throw my rheumatoid arthritis for a loop – so I really try to focus on eating healthier when fruits and vegetables as much as I can at home in summer.

Cheesy taco stuffed avocados blend the creamy, rich texture of avocados with the hearty, spiced flavors of taco meat, creating a unique and satisfying dish. Topped with a generous layer of melted cheese, each bite offers a delightful mix of warm, savory filling and cool, buttery avocado. This dish is versatile, allowing for various fillings and toppings, catering to both meat lovers and vegetarians alike. Ideal for a creative twist on taco night, these stuffed avocados are not only delicious but also present a visually appealing and nutritious option. This meal is packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, fiber, iron, and calcium.

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How to Make Taco Stuffed Avocados

First assemble the following ingredients:

  • Avocado (1) – The creamy and buttery texture of avocados provides a rich base that contrasts beautifully with the spicy taco filling.
  • Low carb taco skillet mixture (1 cup) – My low carb taco skillet is packed with beef, veggies, and taco seasoning. Click here for my taco skillet recipe.
  • Sharp cheddar cheese (2 oz) – Sharp cheddar cheese adds a bold, tangy flavor that melts perfectly, creating a gooey and indulgent topping.
  • Arugula (1/3 cup) – Peppery arugula introduces a fresh, slightly bitter note that balances the richness of the cheese and avocado.
  • Red onion (1/4 cup) – Crunchy and slightly pungent, red onion adds a pop of color and a zesty kick that enhances the overall flavor profile.
  • Pico de gallo (1/4 cup) – Fresh pico de gallo offers a vibrant mix of tomatoes, onions, and cilantro, adding a juicy and refreshing element to each bite.
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Use this Method

Prep and Assemble. Halve avocado and remove pit. Scoop 1/2 cup taco skillet mixture into each 1/2 avocado. Add arugula to the top, followed by cheese.

Heat If taking to work, wrap with foil and refrigerate until ready to microwave, then microwave for 45-55 seconds, until meat is warmed and cheese has melted. If preparing in the oven, bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees, just until cheese is melted.

Serve. Garnish with fresh diced onion and tomato, serve immediately.

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Tips and Tricks for Taco Avocados

Splash lemon or lime juice on your avocado: Citrus is known to delay avocado oxidation and prevents as an anti-oxidant to avocado flesh – plus it just tastes great! Avocado treated with citrus can stay fresh for up to 1 day – be sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or a plastic bag to prevent additional oxygenation.

Brush your avocados with a bit of oil: Brushing a bit of oil over avocado flesh works as a perfect barrier for avocado flesh to keep oxygen from turning it brown. I like to use avocado oil, olive oil, or even a garlic-infused oil for delicious protection from oxygenation.

Seal avocados with very tightly wrapped plastic wrap: Since oxygen causes the chemical reaction that browns avocados, keeping avocados away from oxygen is the easiest way to prevent browning. Seal cut avocados in tightly wrapped plastic wrap to keep them from oxidizing.

Keep the Pit In/Nearby Avocado: For short times before serving, keeping the avocado with the pit can help it from oxidizing. I often toss the pit in guacamole when storing it in the fridge to help from extra browning too! I don’t know why, but it helps a ton!

Store with fresh cut red onion pieces: The same gas that makes you cry when you cut a red onion prevents oxidation in avocados. While this trick won’t work for recipes you don’t want an onion flavor and scent with (luckily in this taco stuffed avocado recipe it is perfect – but an avocado smoothie bowl probably wouldn’t be the best with a hint of red onion….), it is great in dishes whose flavor profiles work well with onion, like this cheesy stuffed avocado.

Fresh Toppings: Garnish with fresh ingredients like chopped cilantro, diced tomatoes, or a dollop of sour cream to add freshness and balance the richness.

Serve Immediately: These are best enjoyed warm, straight from the oven, to savor the melted cheese and warm filling.

Customize Your Spice: Adjust the heat level with additional jalapeños or a sprinkle of red pepper flakes to suit your taste.

Experiment and Enjoy: Don’t be afraid to try different fillings and toppings to find your favorite combination.

Flavorful Filling: Season your taco filling generously with traditional spices like cumin, chili powder, and paprika for that authentic taco flavor.

Lean and Mean: Opt for lean ground meat to prevent the avocados from becoming too greasy, or consider a vegetarian filling like black beans or lentils for a healthier twist.

Cheese Wisely: Use a good melting cheese like cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a Mexican blend to ensure a gooey, delicious topping.

Bake to Perfection: Bake your stuffed avocados at a

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FAQS

What are some vegetarian filling options for cheesy taco stuffed avocados?

For a vegetarian filling, you can use black beans, quinoa, lentils, or a mixture of sautéed vegetables like bell peppers, onions, and corn. Season with taco spices to maintain the dish’s signature flavor.

How do I prevent the avocados from turning brown?

Brush the cut surfaces of the avocados with lime or lemon juice immediately after cutting. The acidity helps prevent oxidation, which is what causes the browning.

Can I make cheesy taco stuffed avocados ahead of time?

It’s best to prepare and serve this dish fresh to prevent the avocados from browning and to enjoy the melted cheese at its best. However, you can prepare the taco filling in advance and refrigerate it until you’re ready to assemble and bake.

Are cheesy taco stuffed avocados keto-friendly?

Yes, this dish can be keto-friendly, depending on the filling. Using a meat-based filling without any added sugars or starchy vegetables and topping with a full-fat cheese aligns with keto dietary guidelines. Always check individual ingredient carb counts to ensure they fit within your specific dietary needs.

How do I store leftovers?

Leftover stuffed avocados can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. Note that the avocados may brown slightly, and the texture might change upon reheating.

Is it possible to make this dish spicy?

Yes, you can easily adjust the spiciness by adding more chili powder, diced jalapeños, or a splash of hot sauce to the taco filling. You can also serve with additional hot sauce or sliced jalapeños on the side.

Can I use a different type of cheese?

Definitely! While cheddar, Monterey Jack, or Mexican blend cheeses are commonly used for their melting qualities, feel free to experiment with other types of cheese that melt well, such as mozzarella or pepper jack, to suit your taste preferences.

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What to Serve with Avocado Taco Bowls

Fresh Salsa: A vibrant, fresh salsa made with tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and lime juice can add a refreshing contrast to the rich and creamy avocados.

Cilantro Lime Rice: Light and fluffy rice flavored with lime juice and cilantro can complement the flavors in the taco stuffing and add a nice texture contrast.

Grilled Corn on the Cob: Sweet, smoky grilled corn adds a delightful crunch and sweetness that pairs well with the savory taco fillings.

Black Bean Salad: A tangy and hearty black bean salad with corn, diced tomatoes, and avocado can offer a refreshing and fiber-rich side.

Tortilla Chips: Crispy tortilla chips are great for scooping up any extra filling that spills out and add an extra crunch to your meal.

Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt: A dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt can add a cool, tangy contrast to the spicy taco filling.

Pickled Jalapeños: For those who enjoy a bit of extra heat, pickled jalapeños can add a spicy and acidic note that cuts through the richness of the cheese and avocado.

Guacamole: While avocados are already part of the dish, a side of guacamole can offer a different texture and flavor profile, especially when spiced up with additional ingredients.

Mexican Coleslaw: A slaw made with cabbage, carrots, and a light vinaigrette can add a crunchy and refreshing side that balances the creamy avocado.

Quinoa Salad: A light and nutritious quinoa salad with vegetables and a citrus dressing can offer a wholesome and flavorful complement.

Margaritas or Limeade: To wash it all down, a refreshing margarita or a non-alcoholic limeade can complement the flavors of the dish perfectly.

Churros or Flan: For dessert, consider something light and sweet like churros with chocolate dipping sauce or a creamy flan to round off the meal.

To have an unforgettable and delicious dinner party, consider serving these as a part of a taco bar – set out tons of filling ideas – like the slow cooker chicken taco bowls, vegan taco skillet, black bean saladKnockoff Tito’s Tacos SalsaSlow Cooker Chicken Taco Bowls Recipe, Vegan Taco Skillet Recipe, One Pot Salsa Chicken Thighs Skillet – or more!

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Low Carb Taco Stuffed Avocados

Low Carb Taco Stuffed Avocados are a rich and filling meal that won’t weigh you down – perfect for lunch or dinner! Cheesy Taco Stuffed Avocados are a stuffed avocado recipe that you won’t be able to get enough of – and a perfect easy healthy family dinner your kids will actually want to eat!
Course Tex Mex
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado, gluten free, healthy, keto, low carb, lunch, taco bake, whole 30
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 529kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado sliced in half and pit removed
  • 1 cup low carb taco skillet mixture
  • 2 oz sharp cheddar cheese shredded (omit if sticking to paleo/whole 30 diet)
  • cup arugula
  • ¼ cup red onion diced
  • ¼ cup pico de gallo

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Halve avocado and remove pit.
  • Scoop 1/2 cup taco skillet mixture into each 1/2 avocado.
  • Add arugula to the top, followed by cheese.
  • If taking to work, wrap with foil and refrigerate until ready to microwave, then microwave for 45-55 seconds, until meat is warmed and cheese has melted.
  • If preparing in the oven, bake for 15 minutes, just until cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with fresh diced onion and tomato, serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 926mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 5g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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6 Comments

  1. Krissy Allori says:

    Just when I think taco Tuesdays can’t get any better!

  2. Emily says:

    I’ll eat healthy if it tastes good and these stuffed avocadoes look like they fit that description. Yum!

  3. Kristyn says:

    These are a must try!! So, so good & easy to make!

  4. Aimee Shugarman says:

    5 stars
    Oh wow these sound amazing!

  5. RossC says:

    5 stars
    An outstanding idea/recipe for us as a retired couple who love anything avocado (and tacoish.. ;o) )

    Thank you… :O)