Whether you’re currently on the carnivore diet or simply curious about carnivore, you’re going to love these carnivore-friendly recipes! Choose from this list of 7 carnivore diet recipes you’ll want to make ASAP, including Butter Burgers, Homemade Deli Roast Beef, and Bacon Butter!
If meat is your BFF, you’ve probably given the carnivore diet a try — or at least you’ve thought about it. Or, maybe you haven’t even heard of it (short version: you eat a lot of meat and not much else). In this post, I’ll give you a quick rundown of the carnivore diet plus share seven absolutely delicious carnivore-friendly recipes. These recipes are all perfect for keto, too!
What is the Carnivore Diet?
The carnivore diet is an “animal products only” diet. The carnivore diet allows for:
- Meat (including organ meat)
- Animal fats (such as tallow and lard)
- Select dairy products (such as butter, cheese, and heavy cream; dairy products that contain carbs, like milk, should be excluded)
The carnivore diet excludes:
- Nuts and seeds
- Processed foods
Many on carnivore choose to also consume small amounts of spices, herbs, and coffee.
I’ve answered more Frequently Asked Questions about the carnivore diet at the end of this post!
How to Access the Recipes in This Post
This post is a roundup of recipes — some from here at Forget Sugar Friday and some from other high-quality bloggers.
In this post, you’ll find links to the following carnivore diet recipes:
- Butter Burgers
- Taco Cups
- Air Fryer Pork Chops
- Homemade Deli Roast Beef
- Oven-Baked Chicken Thighs
- Bacon Butter
- Air Fryer Turkey Breast
To access the recipes in this post, click on the pink “Get the Recipe Here!” button at the bottom of every recipe summary.
That will take you to the original post where you can find the recipe (usually in a recipe card at the end of the post). 💖 Every post includes nutrition information, so you’ll be able to plug the nutrition facts into your favorite tracking app.
Now let’s get to the recipes!
Carnivore Diet Recipe #1: Keto Butter Burgers by Forget Sugar Friday
0g net carbs: Ground beef layered with cheese and butter… yum! These are a must-try and will certainly land in your carnivore diet menu rotation because they taste so good. Make a meal out of several of these satisfying mini burgers!
Carnivore Diet Recipe #2: Keto Taco Cups by Forget Sugar Friday
0g net carbs: Say hello to this cheesy, crispy Keto Taco Cups recipe! While you can’t fill these carnivore-friendly cheese cups with standard taco fare, you can load them up with your favorite meats or even bake an egg inside each one.
Carnivore Diet Recipe #3: Pork Chops by Keto Connect
2g net carbs: Keto-friendly breaded pork chops made in an Air Fryer?! Sign me up! This family classic uses pork rinds and parmesan cheese for the breading. Trust me, you won’t miss the typical breading. This tastes great!
Note on the Carnivore-friendliness of this recipe: The 2g net carbs come from the spices, eggs (yep, eggs have carbs!), and heavy whipping cream. Some Carnivore Diet adherents choose to completely avoid spices, but many include a small amount (like in this recipe).
Carnivore Diet Recipe #4: Homemade Deli Roast Beef by Noshtastic
0g net carbs: Homemade Deli Roast Beef makes for a great dinner and lunch. This turned out so juicy and tender when I made it. The flavor is incredible!
Carnivore Diet Recipe #5: Baked Chicken Thighs by Wholesome Yum
0g net carbs: Who can resist classic baked chicken thighs (which are oh-so-much-more flavorful than chicken breasts)? These are skin-on roasted chicken thighs so you know the flavor will be off the charts!
Carnivore Diet Recipe #6: Bacon Butter by Little Pine Low Carb
0g net carbs: Why would you eat plain butter when you can eat BACON Butter? Slather this amazing stuff on your favorite meats, or even use it as the butter in the Butter Burgers recipe above.
Carnivore Diet Recipe #7: Air Fryer Turkey Breast by Stay Snatched
0g net carbs: This Air Fryer Turkey Breast tastes fantastic! Tender and juicy fried turkey makes for a fabulous dinner. Save the leftovers for lunch for a quick carnivore diet meal.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Can I Eat on Carnivore?
On carnivore, you can eat animal meats including, beef, steak, beef roast, pork, chicken, turkey, venison, buffalo, fish, and other domestic and wild game meats. In addition, you can eat eggs, bone marrow, gelatin, animal fats, and select dairy products like butter, ghee, cheese, and heavy cream.
Can I Eat Eggs on the Carnivore Diet?
Eggs are allowed on the Carnivore Diet because it is an animal by-product. The carnivore diet restricts foods that are not from animal by-products.
Can I Eat Dairy on the Carnivore Diet?
Some dairy is allowed on the carnivore diet for the same reason as eggs (animal by-product). However, you will find that some carnivore adherents choose to omit dairy or eat very little of it. (Those who eat very little of it tend to skip cheese but consume butter.)
What is the Carnivore Keto Diet?
The terms “carnivore diet” and “carnivore keto diet” are often used interchangeably, but some have made carnivore keto to mean a slightly less restrictive version of carnivore that also allows for some healthy vegetable oils like coconut oil, MCT oil, and avocado oil.
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