These keto pulled pork nachos are a delicious alternative to traditional nachos. Not only are they just as good, but they are low-carb and keto-friendly as well!
These pork nachos with cauliflower are just as filling and tasty as traditional nachos without all of the carbs from the tortilla chips. They'll make you feel like you're having a cheat meal while you're actually upping your veggie intake for the day.
I love to make this dish on days when I want a meal that's easy to make but still tastes amazing. It's a great meal for families to enjoy for lunch or at dinnertime, as everyone seems to love nachos and is happy to eat them anytime the opportunity arrives.
You can also transform these nachos into a multiple-course meal if you pair them with other keto dishes, like cauliflower rice or ground beef tacos! Whether the pulled pork nachos are served on their own or with other dishes, it's a convenient and great-tasting keto meal to add to your routine.
Ingredients Needed To Make Pulled Pork Nachos
To make these low-carb pulled pork nachos, you will need certain ingredients. Remember that many of these ingredients can be changed depending on your personal preference!
Low-carb pulled pork adds a good bit of protein to this nacho recipe. It bulks up the dish and helps it to be more filling and satisfying.
Cauliflower florets take the place of tortilla chips for these keto nachos, making these the perfect solution for a low-carb meal.
Tomatoes add a nice element to these nachos, brightening up the flavors and adding a burst of freshness.
Green Bell Pepper
Green bell pepper is a delicious vegetable that adds even more flavor to these already delicious pulled pork nachos.
You can use either chilies or jalapenos for a touch of heat! Not only are these peppers spicy, but they add a great deal of flavor to the dish as well.
Low-carb taco seasoning adds a punch of flavor to these nachos and really makes them taste like the classic Mexican dish that we all know and love.
Parmesan adds a rich, creamy flavor that works well with the spiciness of these keto nachos. Then, mozzarella cheese gives that stretchy, cheesy quality to this recipe that everyone enjoys when eating a plate of nachos.
Olive oil helps to get the cauliflower nice and crispy to imitate tortilla chips while providing a certain amount of richness to the nachos.
Salt and Pepper
Salt and pepper pull all of the other flavors together and enhances them, creating a nice balance of salty and spicy!
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.
How To Make Pulled Pork Nachos
These pulled pork nachos are surprisingly easy to throw together for a quick lunch or dinner. Requiring just a small amount of prep work, this dish is perfect for those days when there isn't time to be in the kitchen.
Before we get to the recipe card at the bottom of this post, here are the steps for making these keto-friendly nachos.
Prepare the cauliflower florets by spreading them on a baking sheet and brushing them with oil. Then, sprinkle them with salt, pepper, and taco seasoning.
Roast the cauliflower in a preheated oven set to 375F for 5 to 7 minutes or until cooked through.
Top Your Cauliflower Nachos
After the cauliflower has cooked through, top them with the rest of the vegetables, pork, and cheese. Add the chilies or jalapenos on the side and put the dish back into the oven.
Continue cooking for 10 to 12 minutes or until all of the cheese has melted.
Serve immediately with guacamole, sour cream, or salsa!
What To Serve With Pulled Pork Nachos
This pulled pork nacho recipe is a filling and delicious meal all on its own, but it goes with all kinds of other foods too. You could make a whole Mexican-themed dinner spread with dishes like keto Mexican rice or taco casserole bake.
Another fun dish to try alongside these pork nachos would be some chili lime wings. The lime flavor in that recipe would be a great complement to the flavors of pulled pork.
There are so many tasty options that would pair well with these nachos, making a hearty meal that everyone will enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions About Pulled Pork Nachos
Before we get to the printable recipe card, here are some questions people often ask about these low-carb cauliflower nachos.
What other vegetables can I use in the place of chips?
You can use all kinds of vegetables in the place of chips - cauliflower is just the most popular option! You can alternatively use zucchini fries, green beans, turnips, carrots, or anything you can get to crisp up a bit in the oven.
Can I use low-carb keto chips instead of cauliflower?
Yes, you can. There are several brands of keto tortilla chips that you can use instead of cauliflower.
Using low-carb chips, you would simply assemble your dish like you would normal nachos. But, keep in mind that they won't be as light and healthy as the cauliflower variety.
Are these pulled pork nachos healthier?
Yes, these keto pulled pork nachos are healthier than normal nachos. Not only do they not have the carbs from tortilla chips, but they are also full of vegetables!
Are pulled pork nachos a kid-friendly meal?
This is actually a pretty kid-friendly meal and is a great way of easing them into eating more vegetables! If you are making these pulled pork nachos for children, I’d recommend not adding the chilies or jalapenos.
You could also top their servings with extra cheese to make it more appealing to them.
More Low-Carb Recipes To Try
If you enjoyed this pulled pork nachos recipe, here are some more cauliflower-inspired recipes. They are all low-carb and keto-friendly!
- Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are crispy buffalo flavored cauliflower florets with a keto-friendly ranch sauce for dopping.
- Easy Keto Mexican Cauliflower Rice is a simple side dish bursting with bright flavors!
- Cauliflower Grilled Cheeses are a well-loved classic served on low-carb cauliflower "bread."
- Keto Cauliflower Mac And Cheese is another classic turned keto-friendly, with all the creamy flavors you love.
Cauliflower Pulled Pork Nachos
- 1 ½ Cups Low Carb Pulled Pork
- 2 Heads Cauliflower cut in florets, combined weight about 700 grams
- 2 Small Tomatoes chopped
- 1 Medium Green Bell Pepper chopped
- 2 Green Chillies or Jalapéño sliced
- 2 Teaspoon Low Carb Taco Seasoning
- ½ Cup Parmesan
- 1 Cup Freshly Grated Mozzarella Cheese
- Salt and Ground Black Pepper to taste
- 2 to 3 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- In a baking sheet lined with slightly greased parchment paper, spread cauliflower florets. Brush lightly with olive oil. Season all sides with low carb taco seasoning. Opt to add salt and pepper.
- Roast cauliflower in a preheated oven at 375°F for 5 to 7 minutes.
- Top cauliflower florets with pulled pork, tomatoes, bell pepper, parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Add chillies on the side. Return to oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese has melted.
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