These are the tastiest keto carnivore recipes (for beginners)! Fill your meal plan with these recipes to have your best chance at success when it comes to your keto diet.
There is a way to eat carnivore style, follow keto, and burn fat while enjoying your favorite meats.
Have you heard of the keto carnivore diet? Some say it is the ultimate elimination diet, some say it has given them amazing success when keto just didn't give them the results they wanted and others tell me they have never felt this good ... EVER.
It's the high-protein low-carb diet that is incredibly filling and satisfying.
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What is the carnivore diet?
The carnivore diet involves eating only animal products like meat, fish, and eggs. Some people that follow this diet add other animal products as well, such as cheese and dairy.
As the name suggests, it’s a diet that only consists of animal products, predominantly meat, fish and eggs. Some carnivores add other animal products in varying quantities and frequency.
The carnivore diet is a high protein, low carb diet with all the fat that comes along with the meat. So enjoy fatty steak, chicken with the skin, plenty of eggs and healthy oils.
This amazing keto carnivore lifestyle change has revolutionised thousands, with zero side effects. So why is it so amazing … yet so controversial?
If you're interested in learning more, check out this complete guide to the carnivore diet!
Benefits of the keto carnivore diet
As the public is turning their back on the flawed food pyramid, they are educating themselves on ancestral nutrition. This includes keto, Paleo, LCHF, and the carnivore diet.
“To say the oldest form of food is causing modern diseases … is the most ludicrous thing I have ever heard”.
The benefits can and will vary. Some people enjoy being on the carnivore diet because they’re eliminating processed foods and sugars from their life.
Others absolutely fall in love with the almost immediate health benefits of eating this way. Less gastrointestinal distress, incredible energy, improved athletic performance, and rapid weight loss.
The similarities to the keto diet
It is often said that the carnivore diet is the ultimate elimination diet - no sugars, no grains, no vegetables, no fruits, no sweeteners ...
The keto diet does allow things such as vegetables, nuts, seeds and certain low-sugar fruits.
The most common reason for people to try the carnivore diet is when they haven't got the final results or the final health benefits from their keto diet. The carnivore diet just closes the small gap.
Read more: What is the carnivore diet? All your questions answered.
21 Keto carnivore recipes
Some keto dieters love eating carnivore keto because they don't have to track macros. When you only eat meat, you will lose weight and stay in ketosis without having to track how many carbs you are eating.
The recipes below are either strictly carnivore (animal products only) or can easily be adapted to become carnivore by removing the small vegetable content.
1. Meatza (carnivore pizza crust)
Another alternative to pizza is the keto carnivore recipe meatza! As the name suggests, it is a meat pizza. Ignore the sprinkling of basil and peppers, just crank it up with bacon, pepperoni and cheese baby!
2. Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf
If you love meatloaf, then you will really enjoy bacon-wrapped meatloaf. It might take a little extra effort to weave the bacon around the meatloaf, but the end result is worth it! This recipe will feed an entire family and the flavor at the end is undeniable.
3. Mini Pizza Chaffles
Everyone can make their own mini pizza chaffles! I love making these when I need a quick lunch and I don't want to spend much time thinking about what to make. They are so easy to throw together and then fry on my waffle maker.
Plus, you can add any meaty toppings you want - Canadian bacon, pepperoni, even sausage!
4. Instant Pot Lemon Salmon
Indulge in 'fish night' with my Instant Pot lemon salmon recipe.
In this recipe, you'll also find instructions for how to make a dill mayonnaise that tastes amazing when you put it on top of the fish. If you are in a rush, this recipe only takes 5 minutes to make! You can literally come home and make it on your lunch break.
5. Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole
When you don't have a lot of time, whip up this bacon cheeseburger casserole. This is a very cheesy recipe, with both cream cheese and shredded cheddar cheese in it. You can omit the pickles, they just to remind me of my favorite cheeseburger! This is another really quick dinner recipe that only takes 25 minutes from start to finish.
6. Meatloaf Cupcakes
Make meal-prep easy with some meatloaf cupcakes! They are super cute and come out in individual-sized portions that pack well in your lunchbox. They are filled with cheese, tomatoes, and my favorite Italian spices. These take about 30 minutes to cook, so I prefer to make them ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator.
7. Bacon-Wrapped Salmon
Our bacon-wrapped salmon is topped with homemade pesto (can be swapped out for fish roe or pork rinds) for an unforgettable meal. Of course, bacon-wrapped anything is amazing, but these come out looking fancy and fun at the same time. I made mine in a frying pan with a lid so that the steam cooks the bacon and the fish and the result is amazing.
8. Spaghetti Bolognese With Zoodles
This recipe obviously isn't completely carnivore because it has zoodles made with zucchini, all topped with a tomato-based sauce. Simply omit the zoodles, and instead of canned tomatoes, replace with a small amount of tomato paste (if you can tolerate it). You are going to love this low-carb spaghetti bolognese!
9. Whole Chicken Slow-Cooker Recipe
You can make a lot of meals out of one whole chicken. Learn how to cook a whole chicken in the slow cooker - it's so easy!
PLUS watch how to make your own bone broth - no waste here. Use 100% of the chicken.
10. Keto Chicken Curry
For something a little different, try this keto chicken curry! Curry has an unmistakable flavor which is a wonderful way to break up the monotony of meats and enjoy a different taste.
11. Fathead Pizza Recipe
Dive into the most delicious pizza you have ever made.
Our fathead pizza recipe is a crowd-pleasing favorite! This is another recipe that is mostly carnivore. It does have almond flour (can be omitted fr a denser pizza) and cream cheese. You can use this basic recipe in lots of other ways too!
12. Slow Cooker Poached Salmon
Slow cooker poached salmon method makes tender and tasty salmon with minimal effort. Unlike other slow cooker recipes, this one is finished in just an hour or two.
13. Pesto Baked Chicken Breasts
Cheese-lovers rejoice! There are two types of flavorful cheeses stuffed in this amazing pesto chicken recipe. This is another meal that the entire family will love. As you slice into the chicken, the melted cheese just oozes out.
You may omit the pesto and use pork rinds or bacon instead. It's incredible!
14. Tandoori Chicken Recipe
There are just 4 simple ingredients in this tandoori chicken recipe. The vibrant red color comes from the tandoori paste and is packed with taste!
15. Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork
You don't need any BBQ sauce for this tender and tasty pulled pork. I love eating pulled pork for lunch and dinner both! You can change up the spices that you add to the pork and make it taste different each time.
16. Salmon Cream Cheese Bites
Perfect if you incorporate full-fat dairy into your carnivore diet.
Whether you need a quick snack or something small for lunch, you will love these salmon bites. They are also perfect to serve at parties and picnics.
The fresh dill is what really makes these little salmon bites taste so good.
17. Fathead Nachos
When you are craving something cheesy, fathead nachos hit the spot. They are made with our reliable fathead dough and covered in meat and cheese!
Omit the salsa and guacamole, and just enjoy the cheesy crackers with the nacho meat (oh, and more cheese).
18. Cheesy Chicken Keto Meatballs
This chicken meatball recipe is the perfect thing to add to your lunch rotation. You can also serve it for dinner or munch on them as a snack! They do have a little bit of almond flour and cheese in them, so remove the almond flour, add some pork rinds instead.
They are definitely delicious and full of protein.
19. Low-Carb Salmon Patties
On your next seafood night, prepare these easy salmon patties. They are full of healthy fats and they taste amazing with homemade mayo or some pesto right on top.
20. Blue Cheese Bacon and Mushroom Pie
This bacon and mushroom pie is almost like a deep-dish pizza. This recipe feeds an entire family and is incredibly filling! Omit the mushrooms and add more bacon (the answer is always more bacon).
21. Keto Taco Cups
This is another recipe that uses fathead dough. You'll love these keto taco cups on Taco Tuesday! Omit the side salad.
The cups are made with fathead dough and filled with some taco-flavored meat. You can also top them with some sour cream and cheese too.
Keto Carnivore: Final Thoughts
It's pretty simple to eat a keto carnivore diet. Some people say it's even easier than eating a straight keto diet because you don't have to track macros.
Try out some - or all - of these recipes and you might just find a few new favorites!
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