Carnivore Mac and Cheese [Recipe For Meat Lovers] - Ash Eats (2024)

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Prep time: 45 min Cook time: 1 hr Resttime: 15 mins Total time: 2 hrs

Macronutrients per batch: 136g fat | 188g protein | 0g carbohydrates

Makes: 2-3 servings

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This Carnivore Mac and Cheese is creamy, decadent, topped with crispy raw cheese-pork rind breadcrumbs, and garnished with (optional) chives.

Note: This recipe was inspired by Carnivorous Chef! I changed some things around, but his Carnivore Mac and Cheese recipe gave me a foundation to build this one from. Check him out – he has tons of great (and beautifully presented) recipes.

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What you need to make Carnivore Mac and Cheese

Ingredients:

For the “breadcrumbs”:

For the “mac”:

Cheese sauce:

Garnish:

Equipment:

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How to make Carnivore Mac and Cheese

Make the “breadcrumbs”.

In yourblender, blend thepork rindsdown to a fine powder, then set the powder aside in a bowl.

Cut 1/4 (2oz) off your 8oz block ofraw cheese.

In the same bowl with the pork rind powder, with yourvegetable grater, finely shred the 2oz block of raw cheese.

Mix the pork rind powder and shredded raw cheese around with your hands to get it to a uniform consistency, then set the mixture aside.

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Make the “mac”.

In yourblender, combine twoeggs, the raw ground chicken, and a dash ofsea saltuntil it forms a paste.

Pour the paste into yourfreezer bag(or large plastic bag) and zip it shut while removing the air and pushing the mixture down to one corner.

Note: Act as if you’re creating a tool to ice a cake. There are pictures under the “Tips to make the best…” section to demonstrate this for reference.

Place 1-2 tbsp ofgheein your cooking pan, and bring to medium-high heat.

Once the pan is hot, cut one of the corners of the plastic bag with yourkitchen shears, creating a hole to squeeze out the mixture.

Squeeze out nuggets of the chicken-egg mixture into the hot pan, and pan-fry them until golden brown. I did 1-2 minutes on each side, then kept flipping them until they turned the color I wanted.

Note: There are pictures under the “Tips to make the best…” section to demonstrate this step for reference.

You may have to add moregheeto the pan if it runs out before you’re done pan-frying. Once the pieces are all done frying, place them in your8″ cast iron pan(or whatever baking dish you’re using) and set it aside.

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Make the cheese sauce.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Pour the milk (or cream) into your cooking pot, and bring it to a boil while stirring.

Once the milk is boiling, slowly stir in the remaining (6oz)raw cheese.

Add themustard, lemon juice, and a dash ofsea saltto the sauce while still stirring.

Once it’s fully mixed, remove the sauce from heat.

Prepare the dish.

Pour the cheese sauce over the mac. It may be watery. This is normal and it will thicken while baking.

Note: There are pictures under the “Tips to make the best…” section to demonstrate what this looks like for reference.

Top the Mac and Cheese with a thick layer of your breadcrumb mixture.

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Bake the dish.

Place the Mac and Cheese in the oven and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

Broil the dish.

Near the end of the 10 minutes, set your oven to broil and watch it closely. Broil for 30-60 seconds, or until the breadcrumbs start to crisp up and brown.Don’t set it and forget it at this step! It will burn fast if you don’t pay attention.

Once it’s done broiling, remove the Mac and Cheese from the oven and allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes.

Garnish and serve.

Garnish with freshly choppedchivesor whatever you wish.

This dish is best served and enjoyed fresh, although leftovers can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for 2-3 days.

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Tips to make the best Carnivore Mac and Cheese

  • Reference these photos when creating the “mac”:

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Other favorite dinner ideas:

Street Gyro Bowls

Loaded Burger Bowls

Tropical Taco Bowls

Chicken Bacon Tacos

Cobb ‘Salad’ with Duck Fat Ranch Dressing

Simple Oxtail Soup

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Carnivore Mac and Cheese

This Carnivore Mac and Cheese is creamy, decadent, zero carb, topped with crispy raw cheese-pork rind breadcrumbs, and garnished with (optional) chives.

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Prep Time45 mins

Cook Time1 hr

15 mins

Total Time2 hrs

Ingredients

For the "breadcrumbs":

For the "mac":

For the cheese sauce:

Garnish:

  • Chives (to taste - optional)

Instructions

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Make the "breadcrumbs".

  • In your blender, blend the pork rinds down to a fine powder, then set the powder aside in a bowl.

  • Cut 1/4 (2oz) off your 8oz block of cheese.

  • In the same bowl with the pork rind powder, with your vegetable grater, finely shred the 2oz block of raw cheese.

  • Mix the pork rind powder and shredded raw cheese around with your hands to get it to a uniform consistency, then set the mixture aside.

Make the "mac".

  • In your blender, combine two eggs, the raw ground chicken, and a dash of sea salt (ASHLEYRfor 15% off) until it forms a paste.

  • Note: if you go through tons of salt in your household like we do, check out this salt purchasing hack that will save you money + make things more efficient. We started this last year, and I'm so happy we did!

  • Pour the paste into your freezer bag (or large plastic bag) and zip it shut while removing the air and pushing the mixture down to one corner.

  • Note: Act as if you're creating a tool to ice a cake. There are pictures under the "Tips to make the best..." section to demonstrate this for reference.

  • Place 1-2 tbsp of ghee in your cooking pan, and bring to medium-high heat.

  • Once the pan is hot, cut one of the corners of the plastic bag with your kitchen shears, creating a hole to squeeze out the mixture.

  • Squeeze out nuggets of the chicken-egg mixture into the hot pan, and pan-fry them until golden brown. I did 1-2 minutes on each side, then kept flipping them until they turned the color I wanted.

  • Note: There are pictures under the "Tips to make the best..." section to demonstrate this step for reference.

  • You may have to add more ghee to the pan if it runs out before you're done pan-frying. Once the pieces are all done frying, place them in your 8" cast iron pan (or whatever baking dish you're using) and set it aside.

Make the cheese sauce.

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

  • Pour the milk (or cream) into your cooking pot, and bring it to a boil while stirring.

  • Once the milk is boiling, slowly stir in the remaining (6oz) cheese.

  • Add the mustard, lemon juice, and a dash of sea salt (ASHLEYRfor 15% off) to the sauce while still stirring.

  • Once it's fully mixed, remove the sauce from heat.

Prepare the dish.

  • Pour the cheese sauce over the mac. It may be watery. This is normal and it will thicken while baking.

  • Note: There are pictures under the "Tips to make the best..." section to demonstrate what this looks like for reference.

  • Top the Mac and Cheese with a thick layer of your breadcrumb mixture.

Bake the dish.

  • Place the Mac and Cheese in the oven and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

Broil the dish.

  • Near the end of the 10 minutes, set your oven to broil and watch it closely. Broil for 30-60 seconds, or until the breadcrumbs start to crisp up and brown. Don't set it and forget it at this step! It will burn fast if you don't pay attention.

  • Once it's done broiling, remove the Mac and Cheese from the oven and allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes.

Garnish and serve.

  • Garnish with freshly chopped chives (do not use if strict carnivore) or whatever you wish.

  • This dish is best served and enjoyed fresh, although leftovers can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for 2-3 days.

What I used for this recipe:

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Other favorite dinner ideas:

Street Gyro Bowls

Loaded Burger Bowls

Tropical Taco Bowls

Chicken Bacon Tacos

Cobb ‘Salad’ with Duck Fat Ranch Dressing

Simple Oxtail Soup

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Ashley Rothstein

Ashley Rothstein develops tasty, whole food, animal-based recipes that include a moderate amount of “minimally toxic” plant foods. To fix her own health issues, she bounced around between the carnivore, keto, and paleo diets for a few years. After experiencing and studying each diet philosophy, she learned she feels her best by merging the three and following an animal-based diet. As a glut at heart, she likes to channel her creativity and create meals that are healthy but also satisfy her inner gluttonous spirits.

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