Roasted Rabbit with Mushrooms

Roasted Rabbit with Creamy Spinach and Roasted Mushrooms

Here’s what I love about raising rabbits. They are the easiest to raise on the homestead. They take up the least amount of space. The conversion of feed to meat is the least. So therefore, they are least costly to raise.

Let’s talk about their health benefits! Their meat is high in protein with 28 grams of protein per 3.5 – ounce serving. It is low in fat. In a 3.5 – ounce serving, it contains less than 4 grams of fat. It is rich in essential vitamins and minerals. Rabbit meat contains vitamin B12, iron, phosphorus, and potassium. Rabbit meat is also easily digestible meat and very tender, due to its low collagen content. Outside of the US, it is a choice of meat used by nutritional experts when working with clients that have a hard time digesting animal protein as well as during gut healing processes.

I grew up eating rabbit. My dad raised New Zealand’s. My husband and I have chosen to raise the same breed. This year, we added a Cali/NZ cross buck to increase the weight of our grow outs. We have had two litters and the yield has increased.

Photo of my youth: I am in the middle of my sisters. We are holding my dad’s breeding stock, two does and a buck.

I would highly encourage those who want to control their meat sources to consider raising rabbits. You can usually raise them even if you have an HOA. Most cities and towns consider them to be in the pet category vs a backyard chicken or other small livestock. Be sure to check with your local laws and HOA guidelines to review housing options for your rabbitry.

Now let’s dive into one of my favorite dishes, Roasted Rabbit with mushrooms! For the creamy spinach, be sure to click the link above.

Roasted Rabbit:

3 large rabbit pieces (modify to your family needs)

Coat cast iron skillet (or oven pan of choice) with 1 tsp of lard or grass-fed butter

Arrange rabbit in skillet

Sprinkle generously with Everyday Seasoning (click for recipe)

Cover with skillet cover or foil.

Place in oven @ 350 for 30 minutes

Uncover. Cook for another 5 minutes

Rabbit meat should reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees with a meat thermometer.

Slice baby bella mushrooms and place on top of rabbit.

Use juice of rabbit to coat mushrooms.

Broil 2 min on low. Check. Continue monitoring until mushrooms are just starting to wilt and are still little firm, and roasted in appearance.

Serve rabbit and mushrooms on creamy spinach rice.

We also like this recipe with a yummy sweet potato and fresh green beans sautéed in broth with a little onion, garlic and mineral salt.

This recipe is also great with chicken. So, if you do not have rabbit, use a juicy chicken breast in its place.

If you are following the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle. This is a carb setting. If you have using rice, be sure to watch your serving. Sweet potato is a yummy match up as well. Use a little of the rabbit juice on your sweet potato, add cinnamon and little on plan sweetener. See affliate link below for a listing of THM on plan sweeteners.



From our homestead to yours,


Farmgirl Jo

#candjhomestead #ourfarmhousekitchen #homesteadinginthehills #homesteadky #homesteading #homesteadinglife #homesteader #homesteadlife #homesteadmama #growingcrops #homesteadkitchen #thesimplelife #oldfashiononpurpose #newzealandmeatrabbit #guernseycow #pastureraisedhogs #pastureraisedhens #farmfresheggs #horseadventures #lifeanddesign #homesteadingmama #growingfood #healthylivingwithfarmgirljo #certifiedtrimhealthymamacoach #trimhealthymama

One of our bucks, Boss Hog. Registered New Zealand, Black Buck.

I am an affliate store for Trim Healthy Mama. I do earn a small commission of products sold through my affiliate link. I would love to earn your business. Please use the link below to discover the THM on plan sweeteners as well as other wonderful health purposeful products.

I am a certified THM coach. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s