Carnivore Mac and Cheese

Get ready to satisfy your cravings with this mouthwatering carnivore mac and cheese recipe! Perfect for those following a carnivore diet or anyone looking for a protein-packed, low-carb meal.

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This dish combines tender gnocchi-style noodles made from ground chicken with a rich, creamy cheese sauce.

Topped with a crunchy blend of pork rinds and parmesan cheese, then baked to golden perfection, this carnivore-friendly version of the classic comfort food will have you coming back for seconds.

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👍 Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Unique Twist on a Classic Dish- This carnivore mac and cheese recipe puts a creative spin on a beloved comfort food.

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Satisfying and Hearty- One bite of this carnivore mac and cheese, and you’ll instantly feel satisfied and content. The protein-packed chicken noodles provide a filling base, while the luscious cheese sauce adds an indulgent richness to the dish. 

Gluten-Free and Low-Carb Friendly– If you’re following a gluten-free or low-carb lifestyle, this carnivore mac and cheese recipe is a game-changer. By using ground chicken and eggs to create the noodles, you eliminate the need for traditional wheat-based pasta. 

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✨ Recipe Ingredients

For this carnivore mac and cheese recipe you will need:

For The Gnocchi Noods

1 pound (450g) Ground Chicken
2 Eggs (large)

For The Topping

  • 1oz Pork Rinds (ground)
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper

For The Cheese Sauce

  • 3oz Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard (skip if you are following a strict carnivore diet)
  • Salt
  • Pepper

👨‍🍳 How To Make

Follow these steps:

Step 1

Add the ground chicken and eggs to a food processor. Process on high for about a minute until the texture is smooth.

Place a gallon-sized ziplock bag into a cup. Fold the edges over, and place the mixture into the bag. Seal and place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Step 2

Mix the pork rinds, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper in a separate bowl. Set aside.

Step 3

Set up a double boiler over medium-high heat. Add the cream and let it heat until it’s warm to the touch. Start whisking in the cheddar cheese (slowly!). Add the mustard (if using) and salt & pepper.

Step 4

Fill a non-stick pan with water – about 3/4 to the top. Bring to a simmer. Then, cut the corner of the ziplock bag, and pipe the mixture into the water (about half an inch for each gnocchi noodle). When done, remove them from the pan and drain them on a paper towel.

Step 5

Mix and fold the gnocchi and cheese sauce. Place into a baking container. Top with the topping we prepared (step 2). Place in the oven (high broil) for 5-7 minutes until golden brown. Remove and serve hot. Enjoy!

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💡Tips

1. Baking to Perfection

Before placing your assembled carnivore mac and cheese in the oven, make sure the oven is preheated to a high broil setting. This will ensure that the topping becomes crispy and golden brown quickly without overcooking the gnocchi or cheese sauce.

Keep a close eye on the dish while it’s under the broiler, as it can go from perfectly golden to burnt in a matter of minutes.

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2. Mastering the Cheese Sauce

When setting up your double boiler, make sure the water in the bottom pot is simmering gently and not boiling vigorously. This will prevent the cream from scorching and ensure a smooth, lump-free sauce

As you slowly whisk in the cheddar cheese, it’s important to do so gradually and constantly stir to prevent clumping. High-quality, freshly grated cheddar cheese will melt more evenly and provide a superior flavor compared to pre-shredded or processed cheese.

If you’re following a strict carnivore diet, you may choose to skip the mustard. However, if you include it, the mustard adds a subtle tanginess and depth of flavor that complements the richness of the cheese sauce.

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Carnivore Mac and Cheese

Amazing carnivore recipe. Make the best low carb carnivore mac and cheese! Very easy.
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Ingredients

For The Gnocchi Noods

  • 1 pound Ground Chicken (450g)
  • 2 Eggs (large)

For The Topping

  • 1 oz Pork Rinds (ground)
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
  • Pepper
  • Salt

For The Cheese Sauce

  • 3 oz Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard (skip if you are following a strict carnivore diet)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Instructions
  • Add the ground chicken and eggs to a food processor. Process on high for about a minute until the texture is smooth.
    Place a gallon-sized ziplock bag into a cup. Fold the edges over, and place the mixture into the bag. Seal and place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • Mix the pork rinds, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper in a separate bowl. Set aside.
  • Set up a double boiler over medium-high heat. Add the cream and let it heat until it’s warm to the touch. Start whisking in the cheddar cheese (slowly!). Add the mustard (if using) and salt & pepper.
  • Fill a non-stick pan with water – about 3/4 to the top. Bring to a simmer. Then, cut the corner of the ziplock bag, and pipe the mixture into the water (about half an inch for each gnocchi noodle). When done, remove them from the pan and drain them on a paper towel.
  • Mix and fold the gnocchi and cheese sauce. Place into a baking container. Top with the topping we prepared (step 2). Place in the oven (high broil) for 5-7 minutes until golden brown. Remove and serve hot. Enjoy!
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword carnivore mac and cheese

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 200kcal
Cost: $10

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