Low Carb Mozzarella Salmon Cake Recipe

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Super easy, rich, and flavorful yet not heavy, these low carb salmon cakes are so good! Loaded with mozzarella cheese and fried crispy in bacon grease, this is a salmon cake recipe that you will definitely want to save. Great for a Keto diet, each super low carb cake has less than 1 net gram of carbs!

Salmon cakes are one of the few ways I have historically been able to get my kids to eat salmon. While they are branching out a little as they mature, salmon cakes are still the most surefire bet. But I hate the normal binders that are usually used like crackers, bread crumbs or quick oats.

Fortunately, there are lots of good Keto-friendly alternatives for binders! Crushed pork rinds are usually my favorite, but for this recipe, I wanted something richer and higher in fat. I had some shredded whole milk mozzarella in the fridge, so I decided to give it a try. And I’m so glad I did! The mozzarella adds great flavor to the salmon without overpowering it.

One of the reasons this recipe is so low carb is because (almost) all of the ingredients come from animal products, which also makes it great if you are eating a Carnivore Diet. I’ve been experimenting with Carnivore recently, and this recipe has become a regular for me, along with my Cheesy Air Fryer Meatballs. Depending on how you are approaching Carnivore, you can use the recipe as is or you can omit the Worcestershire sauce, dill weed, and onion powder if you want to avoid all plant products. To each their own!

I used canned salmon in this recipe for its simplicity. And canned salmon has all the same nutrients as fresh or frozen fillets but at a much lower price point. Bonus nutrients if you buy wild-caught salmon with the skin and bones! If you’ve never had canned salmon with the bones, they are small and really soft – I promise you won’t notice them in your salmon cakes.

The collagen hydrolysate could be optional, though I highly recommend including more collagen in your diet in any way you can. Bone broth and eating meat cooked on the bone are great ways, also. I love including collagen in recipes like this, though, to increase my daily intake.

Also, the bacon grease for frying can be substituted with another stable cooking fat, such as lard or duck fat. The flavor from the bacon grease works really well with the salmon, though. And I almost always have bacon grease saved from making bacon. You do save your bacon grease, right?!

Better yet, fry up 3 or 4 slices fresh and fry your cakes in that. Then eat the bacon on the side. Great Keto Carnivore lunch!

Easy Keto Salmon Cake Recipe

Easy low carb recipe for crab cakes

Low Carb Mozzarella Salmon Cake Recipe

Super easy, rich and flavorful yet not heavy, these low carb salmon cakes are so good! Loaded with mozzarella cheese and fried crispy in bacon grease, this is a salmon cake recipe that you will definitely want to save. Great for a Keto diet, each super low carb cake has less than 1 net gram of carbs!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten Free, Keto Recipe, Paleo Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 cakes
Calories: 357kcal
Author: Angela Davis


  • 14 3/4 ounce canned salmon drained
  • 2 large pastured eggs
  • 4 tbsp collagen hydrolysate
  • 2 tsp dill weed, dried
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp pink sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp bacon grease


  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except bacon grease. Mix well to combine.
  • Heat bacon grease in a large saute pan over medium-low heat.
  • Divide salmon mixture into four equal parts.
  • Shape each quarter into a patty and gently place in hot grease.
  • Fry for 3-4 minutes, or until the bottom side is golden brown and firm.
  • Gently flip the patties and fry on the other side for 3-4 minutes.
  • Let rest in bacon grease (the patties will absorb some of it!) for about 5 minutes before serving.


This recipe makes four servings.  We split it into four salmon cakes.

Nutrition – Not laboratory tested.

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Mozzarella Salmon Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 357 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 221mg74%
Sodium 949mg40%
Potassium 437mg12%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 440IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 462mg46%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Angela Davis

I'm Angela Davis, Co-Founder of Advantage Meals. I have a Bachelors in Anthropology and Masters in Holistic Nutrition. My passion is Ancestral Nutrition and for over a decade I've been helping Keto Diet beginners and those looking for their Primal Diet. "There is no one right way." Below are the most recent articles I've written for AdvantageMeals.com.

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