With tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and other carb-heavy foods as menu staples, you might be wondering how you can keep it keto at Taco Bell. Although most menu items include beans, rice, and sugary sauces, the good news is you can eat low carb at Taco Bell.
For the healthiest meals, we always recommend making your own keto-friendly Mexican dishes at home. This way you have complete control of the ingredients, quality, and ratios. However, we know that everyone needs a night off once in a while.
In this guide, we’ll help you get your low carb fast food fix without ruining your diet plan. Here are the best low carb Taco Bell options and how to order them.
IMPORTANT: When ordering these dishes at Taco Bell, make sure to leave out the shell or wrap, potatoes, beans, and rice. This is the only way to keep it low carb!
The Burrito Supreme is made with seasoned beef, tomatoes, onion, cheese, sour-cream, red sauce, and lettuce. Make sure to skip the flour tortilla and beans. You can also swap the beef for grilled chicken burrito supreme instead.
This meal has 5g net carbs. You can ditch another 2g carbs by leaving off the red sauce.
How to order: ask for a Burrito Supreme without the flour shell and beans. Request to have the ingredients put in a bowl or served in a lettuce wrap if possible.
Grande Toasted Breakfast Burrito Steak
This breakfast burrito includes eggs, tomato, steak, and three-cheese blend. It also comes with potatoes which you’ll need to skip to make sure it’s a low carb meal.
This meal will set you back only 3 grams carbs.
How to order: ask for a Grande Toasted Breakfast Burrito Steak from the breakfast menu. Ask for no potatoes and no flour shell. Request that the contents of the burrito be wrapped in lettuce or put in a bowl.
Fresco Chicken Taco
A fresco chicken taco is made with chicken, iceberg lettuce, tomato, and cheddar cheese. The dish without the taco shell has 2 net carbs. You can add Fire Sauce for another 1 gram carbs to spice it up.
How to order: ask for the Fresco Chicken Taco without the shell. Ask them to put it in a bowl instead.
Breakfast Sausage Quesadilla
A Breakfast Sausage Quesadilla contains cheese, eggs, and sausage crumbles. Without the flour tortilla, it contains 4 grams carbs (3 grams net carbs)
You can swap the sausage for bacon if preferred. Adding Taco Bell hot sauce will add 1 extra carb.
How to order: ask for a Breakfast Sausage Quesadilla off the breakfast menu without the tortilla shell. Request that the cheese, egg, and meat be wrapped in lettuce or put in a bowl.
Grilled Steak Soft Taco
A Grilled Steak Taco with grilled steak, cheddar cheese, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado ranch sauce minus the flour taco shell contains 3 grams of carbs.
It is also low in calories (120) and makes for a great inexpensive keto diet meal.
How to order: ask for a Grilled Steak Taco without the flour tortilla shell. The avocado ranch sauce has 1 gram carbs, so it’s up to you whether you want to leave it on or order without. It won’t make a massive difference.
Crunchy Taco Supreme
A Crunchy Taco Supreme with seasoned ground beef, cheddar cheese, iceberg lettuce, sour cream, and tomatoes without the taco shell contains
6 grams of carbs (4 grams net carbs).
It only has 120 calories and is another delicious, yet affordable meal. You can switch the beef for chicken.
How to order: ask for a Crunchy Taco Supreme without the taco shell. You can request that the ingredients be put in a bowl.
Grande Scrambler Burrito
A Grande Scrambler Burrito that contains bacon, eggs, cheese, Pico de gallo, creamy jalapeño sauce, and sour cream contains 5 grams carbs (4 grams net carbs).
Keep in mind that this carb count does not include the potatoes, cheese sauce, or flour shell, which you’ll have to give a skip to keep it low carb.
How to order: ask for a Grande Scrambler Burrito without the potatoes, cheese sauce, or burrito shell. Request to have the ingredients put in a bowl.
Grilled Chicken Power Bowl
This Power Menu Bowl has chicken, shredded cheese, iceberg lettuce, guacamole, Pico de gallo, sour cream, and avocado ranch sauce. It also comes with beans and rice which you’ll need to avoid.
The meal without beans and rice has 7 grams carbs and 5 grams net carbs.
How to order: ask for a Power Bowl without the beans or rice. Hold the sauce if you want to leave off another 1g carbs.
Beefy 5-Layer Burrito
A Beefy Burrito contains nacho cheese sauce, seasoned ground beef, sour cream, and cheddar cheese. It also comes with beans, which you’ll need to give a skip.
The meal contains 6g carbs. For a little more freshness, ask them to add in lettuce or put it in a lettuce wrap.
How to order: ask for a Beefy 5-Layer Burrito without the flour shell and beans. Ask for the meal in a bowl instead.
A Chicken Quesadilla normally comes with grilled chicken, three-cheese blend, and jalapeno sauce. Without the flour wrap it contains 5g carbs.
This is a great option to get in a lettuce wrap since it gives it an extra little fresh crunch!
How to order: ask for a Chicken Quesadilla without the flour wrap–either in a bowl or lettuce wrap.
A Beef Quesadilla normally comes with steak, three-cheese blend, and jalapeno sauce. Without the flour wrap it contains 5g carbs.
How to order: ask for a Steak Quesadilla without the flour wrap–either in a bowl or lettuce wrap.
Taco Bell offers a wide range of foods that are usually off-limits on a keto diet, such as tacos, burritos, and enchiladas made with corn or flour shells, rice, and beans. The fast-food restaurant also uses a lot of sauces on their dishes.
You can eat keto at Taco Bell by ordering the insides only of a beef or chicken taco, but this might be hard to eat. Ask for your meal to be wrapped in lettuce or served in a bowl. Stick with meat, cheese, sour cream, and guacamole.