Taco Lettuce Wraps

These Low Carb Taco Lettuce Wraps are super simple to make and so tasty, healthy eating is easy with recipes like this one! You can have this delicious dinner on the table in minutes with this taco recipe.

A plate of food on a table, with Taco and Lettuce

Taco Lettuce Wraps

Taco night is always one of my favourite nights for a meal. And no, that isn’t necessarily on a Tuesday either – because, tacos. *drool*

If you are searching for healthier taco alternatives, also make sure to check out Pepper Stuffed Tacos. YUM!

When making ours, I have always had both hard shell and soft shell on hand for the kids to choose from. For myself, I have a low-carb option on most occasions by omitting the shell.

Lately my girls have asked for a no-shell variety too, after sneaking tastes of mine as curious kids do – and obviously loving it. So one night I made a couple of low-carb varieties – one being Taco Lettuce Wraps!

I kind of feel silly doing an entire recipe post for Taco Lettuce Wraps because it’s simply your favourite taco ingredients inside a romaine leaf boat.

In fact, you can alter my recipe to suit your preference, whether that be type of cheese, the addition of avocado or beans etc.

A plate of food on a table, with Taco and Lettuce

It’s one of the most super simple of recipes yet soooo tasty. I think the mind-trick is the crunch of the lettuce leaf, to me it’s so similar to having a hard-shelled taco.

Healthy eating is easy with recipes like this one. Plus, talk about a fast dinner – you can have this one on the table in minutes.

A plate of food on a table, with Taco and Lettuce

I have grown to crave lettuce wrapped foods {yes I’m one to wrap my burgers in lettuce on occasion and skip the bun} so there’s no question as to how much I love this recipe. My kids? Well, they quickly gobbled these up in no time and promptly asked when the next taco night would be.

I love a winner of a dinner – and varying up the usual is always a good thing. Even beloved tacos!

A lettuce taco

Another idea for your Mexican night dinner is these Easy Chicken Enchiladas. One of my favourite recipes of all time!

A close up of a plate of food, with Tacos and Lettuce
Taco Lettuce Wraps

Taco Lettuce Wraps

Yield: 4 people
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Low Carb Taco Lettuce Wraps - super simple to make and so tasty, healthy eating is easy with recipes like this one! You can have this delicious dinner on the table in minutes with this taco recipe


  • 1 lb ground beef, or ground turkey if you prefer
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, in stalks
  • 1 cup cheese of choice, grated
  • tomatoes, diced
  • salsa and sour cream, optional


  1. Spray a pan with non-stick cooking spray and brown ground beef
  2. While beef is cooking, grate the cheese, gather the lettuce and other preferred taco toppings
  3. Add taco seasoning and water and stir until combined and meat is hot again
  4. Once meat is cooked, place into romaine lettuce stalks and top with cheese, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream - or other favourite taco toppings
  5. Pick up stalk, eat and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 people
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 432Saturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 441mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 28g

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  1. Romaine!!! I was having a Duh moment and thought only iceberg but yes! Romaine would be perfect. Now craving taco’s ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. This iteration of tacos is a great idea! I’m working on a low carb meal plan so this recipe fits right in.

  3. Is it 1/4 cup of taco seasoning? I just wanted to double check. :O)

    Tammi, These wraps look fabulous, so tasty and light! Looking forward to discovering more of your recipes. These look perfect for Summer, that’s what I seem to be seeking out today on your site… thanks! Just stumbled upon your site… I love it! :O)

    1. Yep, I find less is kinda tasteless {perhaps it depends on brand though} and I like mine with that great taco-taste. Adjust this if you wish – I know sometimes people use less/more meat so adjust away if you need to! Cheers to summer, thanks for taking the time to comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Is the nutrition facts per wrap or what is the serving size?? Not sure if i missed that piece of info or if itโ€™s actually not on there.

    I did make this, did make some very small changes, but otherwise very delicious!!

    1. Per wrap as best as I could get it. People will stuff their desired amounts into each, more or less on preference and size of lettuce – so it’s a rough gauge but that’s the best I could do! ๐Ÿ™‚

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