From low-carb snacks to hearty dinners, pork lovers will go hog wild over these pork rind recipes!
Pork rinds are more than just a store-bought snack.
They’re the crunchy, savory, and salty component that your meals have been missing.
Of course, you can’t go wrong with homemade pork rinds.
But it’s also fun to add them to dishes like nachos or meatballs to mix things up.
Whether you’re looking for something classic or new, these pork rind recipes are sure to pique the interest of your tastebuds.
1. Homemade Pork Rinds (Chicharrones)
Chicharrones is a classic recipe any pork rind lover can’t resist. They’re like chips but made with pork instead.
Each nibble has a perfect crunch with an irresistible salty and savory flavor.
They’re so addicting, I’ll bet you can’t stop at just one bite!
The trick to achieving the ultimate texture is trimming off the fat and letting them bake low and slow in the oven.
You can add spices for a kick or stick with a good sprinkle of salt. Either way, they’re delicious!
2. Low-Carb Pizza Crust
This low-carb pizza crust is your answer to going keto and having your pizza, too.
With just four ingredients, you can ditch all those unwanted carbs and it’s tasty to boot!
What’s the secret you ask? Pork rinds!
Mix them up with some cheese and an egg, then it’s ready for your favorite toppings.
I recommend adding some savory pork sausage and an extra handful of homemade pork rinds for added texture.
A few onions and bell peppers are a great choice, too!
3. Pork Rind Keto Nachos
Want to up your pork rind game? Try these keto nachos!
Crispy pork rinds get smothered in gooey cheddar cheese, then topped with pickled jalapenos and ground beef.
It’s the epitome of game-day food.
You can take it up another notch with hot sauce, guac, or a dab of sour cream.
You can even go the extra mile and make the pork rinds from scratch.
But store-bought works well too, especially when you’re short on time!
4. Keto Schnitzel
My mouth is watering just thinking about this keto schnitzel!
Juicy chicken cutlets have a dusting of pork rinds to give them an exquisite crunch.
It only gets better when you sink your teeth in and find succulent chicken cooked to perfection.
The only way to do this German-inspired dish right is to top it off with some sauerkraut.
Cooking up chicken like this may sound like a lot of effort, but it’s so simple. And the whole thing only takes 30 minutes!
5. Best Keto Cinnamon Sugar Pork Rinds
Sweet, salty, and savory, these keto cinnamon and sugar pork rinds have it all!
You take a bag of your favorite pork rinds, toss them in melted butter, and then coat them in cinnamon and sugar.
Pop them in the oven and they’ll be ready in a jiff.
They’re a great midday snack and an excellent movie night treat. I also like to add them to vanilla ice cream.
They’re a fun topping that adds more texture and flavor. Give it a try and see what I mean!
6. Keto-Fried Pork Chops
What’s better than a thick, juicy pork chop? A pork chop coated in pork rinds!
This double dose of pork is a genius recipe. You get a nice crispy layer without using carb loaded breading.
I highly recommend not skipping out on the dijon mustard. It gives the pork chops some bite that makes a world of difference.
To complete the meal, try an easy veggie side dish like a simple green salad or broccoli and cheese.
7. Addicting Keto Guacamole with Pork Rind Dippers
Every gathering needs a dippable appetizer and this is one of my favorites.
The guacamole is seriously addicting. And the pork rinds? They’re a bonus!
I could polish off a bowl myself but am always excited to share.
If you’re looking for a low-carb and super-fresh dish, this one is hard to beat!
8. Coconut Creamed Spinach with Pork Crackling
Paleo and dairy-free, coconut creamed spinach is the cozy dish your holiday table has been waiting for.
This version amps up the protein and omits the dairy so more guests can enjoy it.
The best part, though, is the addition of pork cracklings!
It will take a little more time to prepare but those crispy, savory cracklings are worth all the effort.
9. Low-Carb Meatloaf
Are you missing mom’s meatloaf but trying to limit carbs? Low-carb meatloaf is your solution!
It’s got that home-style touch with a modern take.
There isn’t a breadcrumb in sight and it uses sugar-free ketchup and gluten-free Worcestershire sauce.
It even sneaks in some veggies thanks to the shredded zucchini!
I know it’s hard not to eat this with mashed potatoes.
So if you want to keep things low-carb friendly, try mashed cauliflower.
You can make it super buttery and garlicky without piling on the carbs.
10. Gluten-Free & Keto Meatballs
Chilly weather has me thinking about these meatballs!
They ditch the breadcrumbs for pork rinds to reduce the carb count and make them more savory.
The caramelized onions add just a hint of sweetness while the ground beef makes them deeply savory.
Now, all you need is the keto marinara sauce and you’re in business!
11. Keto Steak Tacos On Pork Rind Tortillas
Who can say no to tacos? This is a taco recipe that meat eaters will love.
If you’re expecting an ordinary tortilla, get ready for a big surprise because these taco shells are made from pork rinds!
With just five ingredients, you have a meaty taco base just waiting for your favorite toppings.
If you need some inspiration, try my favorite taco toppings like pico de gallo and homemade hot sauce.
12. Nearly No-Carb Keto Bread
I know this one sounds rather odd, but just wait until you give it a try!
Unlike most homemade bread recipes, this one requires zero yeast or kneading. All you have to do is mix and bake!
Savory and cheesy, try it with a Cubano sandwich or even a grilled cheese.
13. Pork Rind Chicken Tenders
Who says that chicken tenders can’t be for adults too? The family will be crazy about these pork-rind-coated juicy tenders.
They beat anything you’ll find in the freezer aisle and you can have them on the table in 30 minutes.
For a dipping sauce, you can whip something up quickly like Sriracha mayo, or just squeeze on some lemon juice.
For the little tykes, sugar-free ketchup is a win!
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