Carnivore Diet Recipes: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

If you’ve been wanting to try meat diet recipes that fall within the scope of a carnivore diet but struggle to find the right dishes to kickstart your transition to this new animal-based lifestyle, you’ll definitely find this list of carnivore diet recipes useful! We’ve included carnivore recipes that are perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Carnivore diets are becoming increasingly popular and, while the meals most eat are quite simple and straightforward, we know it can be easier to follow a diet lifestyle when there is some variety in your menu. Luckily, with these recipes, you’ll be able to eat a variety of meals that are compliant with a carnivore diet and full of flavor!

All of the meat-only recipes included here only use animal-based ingredients, such as grass-fed beef, uncured meats, omega 3-rich fish, eggs, offal, animal-based fats, and simple no-carb condiments, like salt, pepper, herbs, and spices. Surprisingly, these recipes are simple to make, do not require much in the way of preparation in the kitchen, and pack so much flavor!

From simple breakfast recipes to satiating lunches to hearty dinners, there’s bound to be something here that will make any meat-lovers mouth water!

Carnivore Pancake Patties

Carnivore Pancake Patties Recipe

Looking for a carnivore diet breakfast that’s simple yet delicious? Try making these meat patties! This baked meat pancake recipe contains a hefty amount of protein and healthy fats, requires minimal effort to make and will yield enough for breakfast today and leftovers later in the week. You can bake a batch of 10 crunchy flavorful meaty pancakes that will be ready in about 45 minutes, and then save the rest to enjoy later!

Ingredients:

  • Breakfast sausage
  • Eggs
  • Pork rinds

Get the recipe from Armstrong Sisters.

Carnivore Waffle

Carnivore Waffle Recipe

These carnivore waffles are made with just two easily sourced ingredients. We especially love that these can be made in a waffle iron, which means that there aren’t many dishes to clean after you’ve finished cooking. Note that you’ll likely need to eat these immediately so that they don’t end up soggy.

Ingredients:

  • Breakfast sausage
  • Eggs

Get the recipe from The Tactical Kitchen.

Carnivore Breakfast Sandwich

Carnivore Breakfast Sandwich Recipe

Reminiscent of a double-down burger, this juicy carnivore diet recipe is packed with a whopping 33 grams of protein and 36 grams of fat! This recipe takes only 5 minutes to prep and 5 minutes to cook and will yield one serving. And really, it’s highly unlikely that you would need another round! After all, a sandwich of this magnitude is sure to keep you satiated far longer than your average carb-loaded egg and cheese breakfast sandwich from the local coffee shop.

Ingredients:

  • Sausage patties
  • Egg
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Butter or bacon grease

    Get the recipe from Health, Home, and Happiness.

    Keto Steak Nuggets

    Keto Steak Nuggets Recipe

    These bite-sized meaty morsels are crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. If you end up making a bigger batch, that’s totally fine because this recipe is freezer-friendly! Simply store the raw steak bites in the freezer for up to 6 months or until you’re ready to enjoy these again. Note that to ensure this recipe is carnivore-compliant, you’ll want to skip on the dipping sauce.

    Ingredients:

    • Venison or beef steak
    • Egg
    • Lard
    • Grated parmesan cheese
    • Pork rind breadcrumbs
    • Salt

    Get the recipe from Health Starts in The Kitchen.

    Cheesy Air Fryer Meatballs

    Cheesy Air Fryer Meatballs Recipe

    These cheesy air fryer meatballs are so easy to make and are bursting with beefy and cheesy flavor in each bite! Each serving of this recipe contains minimal carbs and is extremely nutrient-dense from all of the animal-based ingredients! Per serving of meatballs, there is 22% of your daily recommended value of iron!

    Ingredients:

    • Ground beef
    • Eggs
    • Pork rinds
    • Shredded Italian cheese blend
    • Pink sea salt
    • Lard

    Get the recipe from Advantage Meals.

    Keto Taco Pie

    Keto Taco Pie Recipe

    Everybody needs tacos in their life! Yes, even carnivores! This keto carnivore taco pie recipe is cheesy, meaty, savory, brings you 8 flavor-rich slices AND is ready to serve in under an hour. But the beauty of this dish doesn’t stop there! Considering the serving size, you’re going to be left with several meals worth of leftovers that will still taste delicious after reheating. So, not only is this recipe saving you time and money, but it’s also helping you with your weekly meal prep.

    We especially love this taco pie recipe because you can choose to add a dollop of sour cream on top and, if you want, you can even sprinkle some additional shredded cheddar cheese for an additional boost of flavor!

    Ingredients:

    • Ground beef
    • Taco seasoning
    • Eggs
    • Heavy cream
    • Shredded cheese

    Get the recipe from CJ’s Keto Kitchen.

    Homemade Deli-Style Roast Beef

    Homemade Deli-Style Roast Beef Recipe

    This roast beef recipe takes a little over 2 hours to make from start to finish, but we can assure that it’s worth the wait because it yields 4 generous servings that are so flavorful and satiating!

    If you’re on the fence if you should make this yourself, then just think about how cooking your own roast ensures that you have complete control over the quality of ingredients you use! Most store-bought roast beef deli meat includes additional ingredients that are not compliant with a carnivore diet, so making your own is the best way to go!

    Ingredients:

    • Eye of round roast
    • Black pepper
    • Kosher salt
    • Garlic powder
    • Onion powder

    Get the recipe from Hey Grill, Hey.

    Keto-Carnivore Black Pudding

    Keto-Carnivore Black Pudding Recipe

    We’ve got to be honest, black pudding is an acquired taste. But for those of you who have an adventurous palate, this recipe is worth a shot! To keep this UK and Irish favorite dish keto-compliant and carnivore diet-friendly, this recipe does not incorporate grains or oats. Despite skipping the oatmeal, this blood sausage recipe is still so delicious! All that is required is that you slice these up and pan-fry for a few minutes on each side.

    This version is mildly seasoned and fatty, but is not overwhelming; it’s similar to a lightly salted sausage with diced bits of pork fat.

    Ingredients:

    • Ground pork shoulder
    • Minced lamb liver
    • Minced pigskin
    • Diced pork back fat
    • Dried pigs blood
    • Warm water
    • Sea salt
    • Sausage casings

    Get the recipe from Lisa Bailey Health.

    Instant Pot Steak Soup

    Instant Pot Steak Soup Recipe

    This carnivore-friendly steak soup is a bowl of pure comfort that can be enjoyed at any time of the day (although it tastes especially amazing when enjoyed during the fall and winter months). Making this cozy soup is super easy too! You just toss everything in your Instant Pot, mix, and let it stew for about 2 to 4 hours. Then, come back, scoop into a bowl, and enjoy!

    Ingredients:

    • Steak and bones
    • Salt
    • Water
    • Garlic cloves
    • Black pepper
    • Balsamic vinegar
    • Worcestershire sauce

    Get the recipe from Lily Da Vine.

    Easy Osso Bucco

    Easy Osso Bucco Recipe

    Osso Bucco is a traditional Italian dish that typically uses veal shanks braised with broth, vegetables, and white wine. This easy carnivore dinner recipe, however, requires cooking the meat shanks in a straightforward yet flavorful broth. The resulting dish and the broth paired with it are so delicious and bursting with nutrient density!

    This takes under 4 hours to make and results in deliciously tender fall-of-the-bone meat, plus a mind-blowing melt-in-your-mouth marrow center.

    Ingredients:

    • Pork, beef, or wild game shank
    • Tallow, bacon fat, butter, or olive oil
    • Apple cider vinegar
    • Salt
    • Black pepper
    • Bone broth

    Get the recipe from Well Balance.

    Carnivore Cake

    Carnivore Cake Recipe

    Who says carnivores can’t have cake?! Okay, so maybe this isn’t exactly a cake and is more of a stacked pâté, but it tastes just as amazing as it looks! If you are hosting a party and you follow a carnivore diet, you are going to want to make this! Your guests will be so impressed!

    This carnivore cake even comes with perfectly boiled eggs that amp up the creaminess and balance out the saltiness that comes from the prosciutto.

    Overall, this fancy and tasty carnivore cake is sure to be a great centerpiece for your meat-eater party!

    Ingredients:

    • Pork or beef liver
    • Pork shoulder or beef tongue
    • Pork back fat
    • Sea salt
    • Hard-boiled eggs
    • Bone broth
    • Prosciutto or carpaccio
    • Bacon

    Get the recipe from Maria Mind Body Health.

    Carnivore Pizza

    Carnivore Pizza Recipe

    If you’re a hardcore meat lover who wants an easy zero carb pizza recipe, here’s the perfect option to make tonight! This carnivore pizza has a crispy bacon crust and a lightly seasoned sunny-side-up egg. Delicious, easy to make, and perfect for meat-eaters! We especially love that the ingredients are so minimal and, if you want to add some cheese, you can even do that for some additional flavor and creaminess!

    Ingredients:

    • Bacon
    • Eggs
    • Salt
    • Black Pepper

    Get the recipe from The Tactical Kitchen.

    Pressure Cooker Pork Loin Roast

    Pressure Cooker Pork Loin Roast Recipe

    To spruce up your recipe arsenal, try this succulent pork loin roast that includes flavorful and keto-friendly ingredients! You might be a little intimidated by this pressure cooking method, but it’s actually pretty convenient since pressure cooking is a fantastic way to making tender and juicy meat without having to wait for hours. This comes in handy for when you find yourself suddenly expecting company and have under an hour to prepare a memorable meal.

    Ingredients:

    • Pork loin roast
    • Onion powder
    • Dried oregano
    • Garlic powder
    • Ground cumin
    • Dried thyme
    • Coriander
    • Kosher salt
    • Olive oil
    • Minced garlic
    • Chicken bone broth

    Get the recipe from Low Carb Yum.

    Grilled Bone Marrow with Garlic Parmesan Crust

    Grilled Bone Marrow with Garlic Parmesan Crust Recipe

    Bone marrow packs so much flavor and is extremely nutrient-dense! In knowing that, you probably can imagine why we love this grilled herb and parmesan encrusted version, right? It takes less than 30 minutes to make and works great as an appetizer or as a dish-to-pass at family gatherings and parties!

    Ingredients:

    • Beef marrow bones
    • Chopped parsley
    • Minced garlic
    • Olive oil
    • Grated parmesan cheese
    • Salt
    • Black pepper

    Get the recipe from Over The Fire Cooking.

    Herb Roasted Bone Marrow

    Herb Roasted Bone Marrow Recipe

    With this incredible and near effortless beef marrow recipe, you can make a batch of roasted bone marrow without leaving the comfort of your kitchen. This recipe takes only 20 minutes to make from start to finish and you can easily make a bigger batch if you plan to share or want leftovers to enjoy tomorrow!

    Serve this herb roasted bone marrow tonight for dinner or for an upcoming gathering and everyone will be sure to enjoy and be coming back for seconds!

    Ingredients:

    • Beef marrow bones
    • Fresh rosemary
    • Fresh thyme
    • Unrefined salt
    • Black pepper

    Get the recipe from Empowered Sustenance.

    Braised Beef Heart with Bone Marrow

    Braised Beef Heart with Bone Marrow Recipe

    Contrary to popular belief, offal, which are animal entrails, can be eaten and enjoyed as much as the actual animal muscle meat itself! This slow-and-low braised beef heart with bone marrow recipe is really flavorful, yields 8 servings, and is tender and juicy. What’s more is that beef heart is typically quite a bit cheaper than regular muscle meat cuts, and is a fantastic source of B vitamins, iron, and selenium.

    If you don’t see yourself cooking with organ meats, then you can swap the heart out with beef cuts you’re more familiar with.

    Ingredients:

    • Trimmed beef heart
    • Marrow bones
    • Fresh thyme
    • Fresh rosemary
    • Bay leaves
    • Salt

    Get the recipe from Offaly Good Cooking.

    Organ Meat Pie

    Organ Meat Pie Recipe

    This hearty carnivore quiche uses beef muscle and organ meats and is a great meal prep recipe to prepare over the weekend and enjoy throughout the week during busy workdays! We’d suggest doubling or tripling the recipe if you want enough to last you for the week and if you’re sharing with other members of your household. If you’re particular about portion control, you can even bake the meat mixture in a muffin tray and keep them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 5 days.

    Flavor-wise, the recipe is simple, yet delicious, but if you feel it needs a little something extra, you can absolutely feel free to add herbs and spices to suit your taste preferences!

    Ingredients:

    • Ground beef
    • Ground beef heart
    • Ground beef liver
    • Tallow, butter, ghee, or other cooking fat
    • Eggs
    • Salt

    Get the recipe from Primal Edge Health.

    About the author
    Sara Nelson
    Sara Nelson is the food blogger behind realbalanced.com, a site dedicated to sharing low-carb, keto, paleo, and primal recipes. Since 2017, Sara has shared delicious, nutritious, and allergy-friendly recipes with her thousands of blog readers and social media followers. Sara lives in Milwaukee, WI with her husband, Ryan, and their Boston Terrier, Rowsdower.

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