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.

21 Keto-Friendly Carnivore Recipes + f.r.e.e. meal plan

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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Medical Disclaimer – Before embarking on any change in diet, lifestyle, or activity, you may need to be under the supervision and care of your primary healthcare provider. This article should not be construed as medical advice, nor should it be substituted for medical advice from your healthcare provider. By continuing to read this article, you assume all responsibilities and risks for instituting lifestyle management.

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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.

keto carnivore recipes

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

What is the carnivore diet, with meat

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.

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The similarities to the keto diet

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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.

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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)

Low-carb meatza keto pizza

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!

How to Make Low-Carb Meatza
Low-carb meatza is a delicious and healthy alternative to pizza. It is keto-friendly, gluten-free, and sugar-free.
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Low-carb meatza keto pizza

2. Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

Slow Cooker Low-Carb Meatloaf Wrapped in Bacon

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.

Slow Cooker Low-Carb Meatloaf Wrapped in Bacon
This slow cooker low-carb meatloaf wrapped in bacon is the perfect healthy family meal for busy days.
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Keto Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Nuggets Recipe
This healthy bacon-wrapped chicken nugget recipe only needs 2 ingredients and can be cooked in the oven frying pan, or air fryer. PLUS there's a simple 2 ingredient creamy sauce too. They're kid-friendly and keto-friendly.
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3. Mini Pizza Chaffles

low carb pizza chaffle

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!

Easy Low-Carb Mini Pizza Chaffles Recipe
Low-carb mini pizza chaffles are the perfect weekend lunch your whole family will love. Make them personalized by adding your own toppings.
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4. Instant Pot Lemon Salmon

A plate of poached salmon with dill mayonnaise

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.

Instant Pot Lemon Salmon Recipe
A delicious easy salmon dinner made in the Instant Pot in under 5 minutes.
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Instant pot poached lemon salmon with dill mayonnaise served with lemon slice and fresh dill

5. Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole

Cheeseburger casserole baked and ready to serve

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.

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6. Meatloaf Cupcakes

Mini meatloaf cupcakes with melted cheese and garnished with herbs

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.

Keto Meatloaf Cupcakes Recipe
Versatile and easy meatloaf cupcakes are great for dinner, lunch or the school lunch box. Make extra as they freeze really well in an airtight container. They can even be used when you need a protein hit.
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7. Bacon-Wrapped Salmon

LCHF Bacon Wrapped Salmon with Pesto

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.

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8. Spaghetti Bolognese With Zoodles

Beautifully plated low-carb bolognese over 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!

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9. Whole Chicken Slow-Cooker Recipe

A close up of whole baked chicken

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!

Then, you can eat chicken in different ways throughout the week. Reuse the chicken for other recipes on our site, including the chicken curry or tandoori chicken.

PLUS watch how to make your own bone broth – no waste here. Use 100% of the chicken.

How to Cook a Whole Chicken in a Slow Cooker (Plus Bone Broth Recipe)
Make a perfectly tender and juicy whole chicken in a slow cooker. Then turn the carcass into bone broth!
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10. Keto Chicken Curry

Easy keto chicken curry with a tasty turmeric cauliflower rice served in a traditional Indian serving dish

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.

Quick keto chicken curry kebabs recipe
Easy keto chicken curry with a tasty turmeric cauliflower rice. The perfect healthy keto family dinner.  
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11. Fathead Pizza Recipe

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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!

FatHead Pizza Recipe (Best Keto Pizza Crust)
FatHead pizza recipe is the NUMBER ONE recipe that every reader NEEDS to make. It has won over many traditional pizza lovers who are never going back. See the conversion below to see how to make these using almond flour or coconut flour.
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12. Slow Cooker Poached Salmon

Poached salmon served on lettuce with a slice of lemon

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.

Slow Cooker Poached Salmon Recipe
Cooking poached salmon is simple in a slow cooker.
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13. Pesto Baked Chicken Breasts

 Chicken stuffed with cheese and pesto

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!

Two Cheese Pesto Chicken Recipe (keto friendly)
This baked two cheese pesto chicken recipe is full of flavour. The basil flavour really comes through and is not dominated by the cheese. Low-carb and keto frienldy.
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14. Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Low-Carb 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!

Low-carb tandoori chicken recipe
Low-carb tandoori chicken pieces can be cooked in the frying pan, in the oven or on the bbq. Keep extras for school lunch tomorrow. 
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15. Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

Blue tongs lifting up keto slow cooker pulled pork from the slow cooker

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.

Keto Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe
This keto slow cooker pulled pork recipe is an easy prep and forget meal. The best part is no bbq sauce is needed to enjoy the flavours of pulled pork.
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16. Salmon Cream Cheese Bites

Salmon and cream cheese bites on a plate with lettuce

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.

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17. Fathead Nachos

Nachos made with fat head dough on a white platter

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).

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18. Cheesy Chicken Keto Meatballs

cheesy chicken meatballs high-protein low-carb (HPLC) eaten with a toothpick

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.

Cheesy Keto Chicken Meatballs Recipe (HPLC)
High-protein low-carb (HPLC) cheesy keto chicken meatballs. With 40g protein and only 4g net carbs, these are the perfect quick and easy high-protein dinner AND high-protein snack.
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19. Low-Carb Salmon Patties

Salmon patties baking on a tray

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.

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20. Blue Cheese Bacon and Mushroom Pie

Bacon and Mushroom Pie baked in a blue dish

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).

Blue cheese, bacon, and mushroom pie recipe
This is the perfect pie for winter dinners or a summer picnic. Packed with blue cheese, bacon, and mushrooms makes this pie an incredible tasty and sturdy. if you don’t like blue cheese, simply swap for your favourite cheese.
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21. Keto Taco Cups

Keto taco cups with FatHead pastry is absolutely incredible. Low carb, grain free taco heaven. |

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.

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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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  1. Keto and Carnivore are not the same diet, at all.

    1. Hello, you are correct. They are not the same thing. Not all keto recipes are carnivores. The recipes listed above will satisfy the guidelines for both keto and carnivore.