How to Make a Bacon Taco Shell in Under 5 Minutes

How to Make a Bacon Taco Shell in Under 5 Minutes

Mmmmm, whoever invented the bacon taco shell, I love you.

There are plenty of delicious things you can pile into a bacon taco shell:

  • chicken, lettuce and ranch dressing (my favorite)
  • scrambled eggs, or an omelet
  • actual taco fillings – taco meat (make sure your mix is sugar-free!), lettuce, sour cream, and cheddar cheese
  • lettuce and tomato – the ultimate BLT!
  • steak, iceberg lettuce and blue cheese – like an inside-out wedge salad

I’ll be honest, it took me two tries to get this right, however, it’s not difficult. I hope these instructions are better than the ones I was working with! 🙂

How to Make a Bacon Taco Shell in Under 5 Minutes

Servings: 1 taco shell

Prep Time: 1 minute | Cook Time: 4 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes

Nutritional Facts: 2g Net Carbs| 220 Calories | 18g Fat | 3g Carbs | 13g Protein | 0g Fiber



1. Find a big, microwave-safe bowl, and hang five full bacon strips along the side, slightly overlapping them so that they cook together (pardon the messy microwave, bacon grease is messy!) You can also weave them together if you so desire. If the strips are super long, you can use kitchen shears to trim them a bit.
bacon taco shell

2. Cook the bacon for about four minutes on high and check on them. If you still want to keep cooking, try for another thirty seconds. Watch your shell carefully as it cooks. I tried five full minutes at once and burned them, badly! 

3. Let them hang, or carefully place them onto a taco stand once they’re done. As they cool, they will get hard and turn into the “shell” you want. The longer you cook them, the harder the shell will be. Before they cool completely you can also trim them to create a taco shell shape.

4. Fill your shell with your desired ingredients, and enjoy!
bacon taco shell
bacon taco shell

If you’re drooling over the photo of the chicken tacos then be sure to check out my tasty Chicken Bacon Ranch Tacos recipe next.

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