Keto Carnivore Scotch Eggs (3 Ingredients + No Pork)

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Keto Carnivore Scotch Eggs are a delicious option for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Traditionally made for picnics, you can take them on the go, pack in a lunch, or eat oven-fresh at home.

I’m here to prove easy keto recipes and carnivore diet recipes don’t have to be difficult! This baked Scotch egg recipe does just that. Make an eye-catching and nutritious meal that isn’t overly complicated or time-consuming with just three ingredients.

What’s a Scotch Egg?

Most commonly found in the United Kingdom, Scotch eggs are soft or hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, coated in bread crumbs and then baked or deep-fried. A popular picnic food; Scotch eggs are in supermarkets, corner shops, and service stations.

The first publication to print a Scotch Egg recipe is said to be Maria Rundell’s 1809 cookbook, A New System of Domestic Cookery. People have been enjoying this recipe for 210 years!

Rundell’s recipe is a dinner meal, to be served hot and with gravy. At the time, there was no bread coating. Supposedly, that was added later in 1861 by Isabella Beeton.

A live chicken.
One of our pretty backyard hens; we use her eggs in this recipe!

Keto Carnivore Scotch Eggs

All vintage Scotch egg recipes call for dredging the meat wrapped egg in wheat flour before deep-frying. This method gives an epic looking result but isn’t suitable for a keto diet and deep-frying it too messy for me to do at home.

I want to make a healthier gluten-free and keto Scotch egg option.

I had a BLAST learning how to make these for The Carnivore Cookbook! My original recipe is published in a unique collection of over 100 fiber-free recipes (that means no plants!)

It was a challenging task to pursue, most people think “just put a steak in a pan” but there are so many more ways to prepare meat (and organ meat!) on a carnivore diet.

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No Pork (but Beef) Scotch Eggs

The first recipe in The Carnivore Cookbook uses ground pork. However, not everyone has access to quality pork or enjoys it.

What can those people do?

My main goal in returning to this recipe was to learn how to make a keto scotch egg with no pork.

I experimented with chicken sausage and fatty ground beef.

They both work!

You can use fatty ground beef (75/25 or fattier) or chicken sausage to wrap the egg.

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How to Make Baked Scotch Eggs (Keto, Carnivore, Paleo + Low Carb Approved!)

Baking low carb Scotch eggs is easy! There are only 3 ingredients to consider, so right away you know we have a very simple recipe on hand.

Use soft or hard-boiled eggs for this recipe. The softer the egg, the harder it is to peel. A small spoon can help get the shell off all in one go. Watch this tutorial to see how to peel a boiled egg with a spoon.

Once the eggs are ready, mix the salt into the meat by hand. Then divide the meat into 12 equal portions work each of those out into a thin round patty. Arrange them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Take an egg and place it in the center of each round. Pick it up and hold in the palm of your hand. With your free hand, shape and mold the meat around the egg. Pinch and press until the meat covers the egg evenly.

Bake for 10-15 minutes in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C). The top should look cooked. Flip over and continue baking for another 10 minutes. For a crispier shell, finish under the broiler for 5 minutes.

I only added salt to the meat and that was perfect for me. If you want to add your favorite seasoning like rosemary or garlic powder, combine up to 1 teaspoon per herb added with the meat before wrapping the egg.

Ditch the Carbs has a nice Paleo Scotch egg recipe with pork that’s also carnivore diet-friendly. She suggests adding a pinch of sage and rosemary.

If you have a smoker, you have to try Jess Pryle’s Smoked Scotch Eggs with soft boiled yolk!

Scotch Egg Calories

This healthy keto carnivore Scotch egg recipe has 270 calories per egg. There are 19 grams of protein, 20 grams of fat, and 0 grams of carb per egg. 

Serve this low carb egg recipe as a keto appetizer, snack or pack it in a work lunch.

Double the recipe when you have a crowd to feed and everyone will ooh and aah and your masterpieces!

Making keto Scotch eggs in bulk is easy but they don’t freeze that well (boiled eggs get weird for me in the freezer), so share these while they are still fresh.

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Are eggs ok on a carnivore diet?

Eggs are widely available, affordable, and a great fiber-free source of healthy animal-based protein and fat. Eggs are perfectly acceptable on a carnivore diet, especially when paired with meat!

Carnivore Egg Recipes

Aside from this carnivore Scotch egg recipe, there are many other ways to eat eggs on a carnivore diet.

Keto scotch eggs with ground beef, one cut in half.

Is pork ok on a carnivore diet?

There’s nothing inherently wrong with pork on a carnivore diet. Although most people find they do better prioritizing beef and ruminant meat (sheep, goat, bison, etc) over pork and chicken. Pork is best enjoyed in low to moderate amounts.

Take a look at all the delicious foods to eat on a carnivore diet, there may be more than you think!

If you prefer to make carnivore approved Scotch eggs with pork, simply follow this recipe but use ground pork instead of group beef. It’s that easy!

Keto scotch eggs with ground beef, one cut in half.

Easy Keto Scotch Eggs (No Pork)

Jessica Haggard
Crispy, greasy Keto Scotch Eggs are loaded with protein and make a great appetizer or main portion of the meal. This pork-free version has only 3-ingredients! Serve hot, pack into a picnic, or store in the fridge to use throughout the week.
4.92 from 67 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizers, Breakfast
Cuisine Traditional
Servings 12 Scotch eggs
Calories 270 kcal


  • 2 pounds ground beef or chicken sausage
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 12 large hard boiled eggs


  • Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175°C).
  • Line two small rimmed baking sheets with parchment 
  • Combine beef (or chicken) and salt in a large bowl. Use your 
hands to mix the ingredients together and form into 12 meatballs. Place 6 meatballs on each of the lined baking sheets and press flat.
    2 pounds ground beef, 2 tablespoons salt
  • Place one boiled egg in the middle of each circle of meat and wrap the meat around the egg, leaving no gaps or holes.
    12 large hard boiled eggs
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes. The top should look cooked. Flip over and continue baking for another 10 minutes. For a crispier shell, finish under the broiler for 5 minutes.


If you want to add your favorite herb like rosemary or garlic powder, combine up to 1 teaspoon per herb added with the meat before wrapping the egg.
Use soft or hard boiled eggs for this recipe. The softer the egg, the harder it is to peel. A small spoon can help get the shell off all in one go. Watch this tutorial to see how to peel a boiled egg with a spoon.

Nutrition & Macros

Serving: 1Scotch eggCalories: 270kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 19gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 500mgNet Carbohydrates: 1g

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29 thoughts on “Keto Carnivore Scotch Eggs (3 Ingredients + No Pork)”

  1. Can you use pork sausage instead of the beef for this recipe? I have a favorite sausage that we’ve used for years, (Not Jimmy Deans), but am having trouble finding beef sausage that doesn’t come in 4-10 link packages.

  2. 5 stars
    I’m currently on a diet and looking for an easy, low-carb dinner so I made this recipe. Love how easy this recipe is! Just three ingredients yet so satisfying and flavorful.

    I’ll be adding this recipe to my weekly meal plan!

  3. 5 stars
    I had never made scotch eggs before and my kids thought they were the coolest thing ever! My youngest exclaimed ‘hey, there’s an egg in my meatball’! hahhaha

  4. 5 stars
    I thought making Scotch eggs would be complicated, but it was actually really easy! The step-by-step instructions made it simple and easy to follow. We loved it.

  5. 5 stars
    Very easy to make yet turns out flavorful and satisfying. I love the twist using beef instead of pork because it has that very rich flavor. Already planning to make another batch!

  6. 5 stars
    Made these in the air fryer on high about 10 minutes. When they looked done at 7 without having flipped, they were not. Flipped them and did another 3. Seems like a winner.
    Tips: Preheat on high while you prep and whatever you do don’t try to rearrange once you get them in the hot basket! That one completely self destructed. My bad lol
    This was fun and delicious

  7. 5 stars
    Tried this today and it was so delicious!
    I put some mustard in the mince and coated it with some almond meal, everyone loved it.
    I dunno if something is wrong with my oven perhaps though because after about 45 min I got tired of waiting and pulled them out un-browned.. The meat layer had split open on all of them and the meat was well cooked (the eggs ended up a little over cooked from the extra time) but nothing had browned even a little..

    Super delicious regardless, will only not cook these more often cause I am a bit lazy for it hahaha

    • I bake them for 30 minutes MAX (up to 15 minutes on each side). The key to browning them and giving a crisp finish is popping the tray under the BROILER for 5 minutes or so. If you do this, I recommend following the directions in the recipe card and cooking just 10 minutes each side before broiling. If you try them again, let me know how they come out!

  8. 5 stars
    Thanks Jessica for this recipe; it’s in your books and I don’t know why I haven’t made these yet! 🙂 Going to purchase the ingredients today! About pork; I love the taste of pork but I’ve noticed I have a little histamine reaction to it so I hardly eat it anymore…nice to know this recipe works well with basically any ground meat! May try an organ meatball mix with this! Thanks again!❤️??Eva

    • Happy to provide a little extra motivation Eva 🙂 You might notice you get different reactions to different qualities of pork. In my experience, a heritage breed raised on whey is best, but also hard to find so I go without too. It’s nice to know what works and what doesn’t in my body. The organ mix sounds great! I hope you do it 🙂


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