Keto Carnivore Recipes (7 Best & Simple Meal Prep Ideas)

Arianna Foster
Published by Arianna Foster
Last Updated On: February 23, 2024

I've been on a carnivore diet for years and made it my weekly norm to try different recipes when preparing my meals.

I've made my fair share of errors while trying the carnivore recipes out, and after years of trials, I can confidently say I've perfected my meal preparations using different recipes.

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Today, I will share some of my favorite keto carnivore diet recipes.

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Quick Summary

  • These best carnivore diet recipes are rich in protein and have less than 10g of carbs.
  • You can add a carnivore snack and dessert to these keto carnivore diet recipes, provided they don't kick you out of ketosis and affect your goal to lose weight.
  • A recent review from the Harvard School of Public Health explained that protein should compose 10–20% of your meal, and going over the amount could stop ketosis.
  • The carnivore recipes are simple to follow and super easy to make with the right combination of spices.

Top 7 Keto-Carnivore Recipes

Here are the best keto carnivore diet recipes I found and perfected.

1. Keto-Carnivore Waffle

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  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 2

Nutritional Facts

  • Calories: 280
  • Total carbs: 1.4g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Net carbs: 1.4g


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup ground pork rinds
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat the waffle maker with moderate-high heat.
  2. Combine the egg, ground pork rinds, salt, and cheese in a mixing bowl.
  3. Fill the waffle iron halfway with the waffle mixture.
  4. Cover the waffle maker, then cook the carnivore waffles for 5 minutes or until lightly brown and firm.
  5. Serve the waffle straight from the waffle maker.

Note: When you take the waffles out of the waffle maker, you may observe that they are fairly soft. That's not an issue since they tend to get crispy as they cool. 

2. Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

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  • Meal prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Servings: 1 cup

Nutritional Facts

  • Calories: 370
  • Total carbs: 3.6g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Fat: 31g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Net carbs: 3.6g


  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 1 medium diced tomato (or a 14-ounce can of diced tomatoes)
  • ⅓ cup dill pickles, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp. sea salt, plus more as desired
  • ½ tsp. black paper
  • 1½ lb. beef (ground)
  • 1 small sliced onion
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 quart thick cream (you can also use sour cream)
  • 8 crispy bacon pieces, cooked and crushed


  1. Over moderate heat, preheat a big oven or stock crock pot. Put the garlic, onions, and beef in the preheated instant pot, and cook until the beef is browned.
  2. Add the tomato, beef stock, Dijon mustard, salt, pickles, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, and parsley.
  3. Cover to boil, then lower to moderate heat and simmer for 35 minutes.
  4. Add the heavy cream and cheddar cheese, lower the heat, cover and stir occasionally, and simmer for 25 minutes.
  5. Top with bacon, then serve.

3. Stroganoff

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  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 4

Nutritional Facts

  • Calories: 466
  • Total carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 33g
  • Fat: 36g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Net carbs: 2g


  • 16 oz. ground beef (80/20)
  • 1¼ tsp. salt
  • (optional): pepper, parsley, and garlic salt
  • 1 cup bone broth (beef)
  • 2 oz. thick cream


  1. Cook the beef in a large skillet over moderate heat until browned.
  2. Add the bone broth and stir adequately. Let it cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the heavy cream and simmer.
  4. Let it cook for about 10 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  5. Do not cover, as that can prolong the cooking process.
  6. Serve while hot with breakfast sausage, and enjoy.

4. Meatballs

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  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 5

Nutritional Facts

  • Calories: 575
  • Total carbs: 0g
  • Protein: 39g
  • Fat: 45g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Net carbs: 0g


  • 2 lbs. beef (ground)
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 big egg
  • 1 tsp. of Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a mixing dish, combine the beef and salt; for the carnivore keto diet alternative, combine all the ingredients.
  3. Form 2-ounce balls in your palm.
  4. Place the formed balls in a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until browned.
  5. When done, remove it from the oven and set it aside for 5 minutes to cool. Serve warm with a preferred side dish like breakfast sausage.

5. Keto Meatloaf Cupcakes

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  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes
  • Servings: 11

Nutritional Facts

  • Calories: 220
  • Total carbs: 1g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Fat: 17g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Net carbs: 0.6g


  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1.5 lb. beef, ground/minced
  • 2 medium eggs, lightly beaten
  • Pepper and salt to taste
  • 1 cup melted cheese
  • 2 diced bacon slices
  • A handful of fresh basil
  • A handful of fresh parsley
  • 4 tbsp. chopped sundried tomatoes
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano


  1. Mix the chopped onion, salt, meat, pepper, and eggs.
  2. Season with your favorite spices and flavorings.
  3. With your hands, combine all the components and scoop a tiny spoonful of the meatloaf batter into muffin tins.
  4. Gently press, but not too firmly, or they will form meatballs.
  5. Cover with cheese.
  6. Cook in the oven at 360°F or slow cooker for 30 minutes.
  7. Serve hot for the whole family to enjoy.

"If you really want to lower the carbs even more, you can omit the onion and substitute onion powder."
- Deanne Frieders, Chef 

Also Read: Smoked Meatloaf Recipes

6. Meatloaf Wrapped in Bacon

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  • Prep time: 20 mins
  • Cook time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Servings: 7

Nutritional Facts

  • Calories: 570
  • Total carbs: 3.2g
  • Protein: 43g
  • Fat: 29g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Net carbs: 3.2g


  • 2 lb. lean beef (ground)
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 10-12 bacon strips
  • Ketchup glaze:
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. paprika


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line the loaf pan with slightly overlapping bacon slices.
  2. Mash up the meat, onions, eggs, bell pepper, salt, garlic, oats, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper inside a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  3. Spread the glaze over the bacon inside the loaf pan.
  4. Press the meatloaf mixture into the pan.
  5. Fold the hanging bacon over the top of the pan.
  6. Remove the loaf pan from the oven and place it on a baking tray lined with parchment paper or foil.
  7. Wrap the edges of the meatloaf using bacon, tucking the strips under each other to make a tight seal.
  8. Let the meatloaf bake for 50 minutes at 350°F.
  9. Remove the meatloaf and brush it with ketchup glaze, return it to the oven, and bake for an additional 20 minutes.
  10. Check if it is cooked. The bacon should be crispy.
  11. Let the meatloaf cool. Slice and serve while warm.

7. Keto Chicken Curry

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This is the best carnivore recipe among chicken recipes.

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 45 minutes
  • Total time: 55 minutes
  • Servings: 3

Nutritional Facts

  • Calories: 415
  • Total carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Fat: 36g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Net carbs: 4g


  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 big green chili, finely chopped
  • 1 big green chili, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup cilantro stems and leaves
  • 2 tsp. ghee
  • 1½ tsp. cumin powder
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 lbs. chicken wings or thighs (or a whole chicken cut into pieces)


  1. Combine the onion, garlic, green chili, coriander, ginger, and garlic in a food processor.
  2. Mix until all of the ingredients are diced. Add a little water if your food processor has trouble moving the components.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a large pan over medium heat or a slow cooker, add the ghee, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the cumin, ground coriander, and turmeric. Slowly sauté for 5 minutes.
  5. Add tomato paste and mix well to blend with the other components.
  6. Let it cook for 2 minutes, then add the diced chicken.
  7. Let the chicken cook over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  8. Lower the heat and stir in the salt and cream until the curry simmers. Cook for 25 minutes or until the chicken is done.
  9. Serve while hot.


What Is Allowed on Carnivore Diet?

Foods allowed in the carnivore diet include organ meats, fish, and other animal products like eggs, bone broth, beef liver, and lard.

Does Carnivore Diet Put You Into Ketosis?

Yes, a carnivore diet may put you into ketosis [1]. Following the best carnivore recipes and only eating organ meats will guarantee you have the right amount to put you into ketosis.

Can I Eat Steak Every Day on a Keto Diet?

No. You cannot eat steak every day on a keto diet. A recent review from the Harvard School of Public Health explained that protein should compose 10–20% of your meal, and going over the amount could stop ketosis [2].


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Arianna Foster
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Arianna Foster is the editorial director and senior reviewer at Carnivore Style. She loves sharing her passion for nutrition, diverse cooking techniques, and the many health benefits of a meat diet with readers.
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