The Best Paleo Dinner Recipes Index - My Natural Family (2024)

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Here are my best Paleo dinner recipes. I always need new recipes and I'm sure you do too. If you follow a Paleo diet, you REALLY always need dinner recipes because it isn't mainstream to cook meals without grains, dairy, legumes, or preservatives. It is a hard meal to plan for and I am trying to make it a lot easier for you.

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So Easy You Don't Need a Recipe - and Most are Faster than Takeout!

I recently asked the question"What are your favorite easy Paleo dinner recipes?" to readers of the blog and got a ton of good answers, so I thought I would make a list to help out the rest of you.

These are recipes you can make when you're tired and can't think of anything else to make and that you always fall back on. It may not be pretty or fancy or the best-tasting thing in the world, but it's easy and filling and good enough to eat again.

  • Crumble sausage in a pan with spices and seasoning and when it's partly cooked add your favorite veggies, such as zucchini, summer squash and/or spinach. When it's almost done, add chopped garlic and lemon juice.
  • Crumble sausage with salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, whip eggs with a little water and pour over sausage, and stir until the eggs are done.
  • Crumble sausage or bacon and cook in a pan. While the sausage is cooking, in the Instant Pot * cook Brussel Sprouts, seasoning, butter, salt, and pepper until al dente. When the sausage is done, strain the Brussel Sprouts then add to the pan with sausage and stir and cook for a few more minutes.
  • Put cauliflower in Instant Pot * with water and add your favorite spices. Cook sausage, then put the sausage over the top of the cauliflower and cook until the cauliflower is done, about 10 minutes on steam. Then mix it all together in a dish and it's kind of like mashed potatoes with sausage and gravy.
  • Steak with spinach cooked in the same pan with the steak juices and a little more olive oil and garlic. To. die. for.
  • This is a tip more than a recipe, but I like to take any leftover food from dinner that I think will freeze well, like soups and sauces, and freeze them right after we eat in small 8 oz. freezer containers. Cause we're not so good at eating leftovers. But if we pull it out of the freeze and heat it up, it's like a brand new, fresh meal that we're not tired of and it makes a really easy meal on the night we eat it. Read more about this freezer method here.
  • Cook up about 5 strips of bacon. Remove from the pan. Add a head of chopped cabbage. Saute. Add sea salt. When it's at that perfect tender state crumble bacon over it and mix. Fabulous. I can't tell you how many compliments I've gotten on this recipe.
  • Cut up some vegetables you like with onions and garlic and add your favorite protein...cook it in a pan and done. Use whatever seasoning you prefer.
  • Cauliflower chicken fried rice. It’s just cauliflower rice, eggs, chicken, garlic and coconut aminos *.
  • Any veggie I have on hand with ground meat. All in a pan.
  • Oven-roasted veggies (usually zucchini, yellow squash, and onions) and chicken -seasoned with whatever seasonings I feel like that day.
  • Grilled protein with a couple of veggies or baked sweet potato!
  • Albacore Tuna/chopped hard egg/paleo mayo salad on salad greens.
  • Frozen salmon cooked in a cast-iron frying pan with frozen, cauliflower rice, and steamed asparagus.
  • Sardines * on a salad if I can't cook. I take the sardines * and olive oil and mix in my salad with bacon, apple cider vinegar *, and olive oil. Tastes great!
  • Sardines * mixed with some homemade mayo, a little mustard, Real salt *, pepper and maybe some seasoning. Then I either put it on some Paleo bread or the Paleo almond flour * crackers I buy at Costco (Simple Mills brand).
  • Steak or pork chops and salad with roasted sweet potatoes.
  • Steak with cucumbers, tomatoes, and broccoli with oil and vinegar.
  • Chicken, salsa, a squeeze of lime, and chili powder in the crockpot. Cook for 6 hrs, shred chicken, and serve over cauliflower rice (I buy frozen I'm lazy).
  • Chicken breast on the George Foreman with a sweet potato from the microwave or pre-made butternut squash soup from the freezer.
  • Grass-fed, lean ground beef seasoned with chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne powder with little water added so it was like taco meat. Then put it on top of chopped romaine and added some hot sauce.
  • "Sheet pan meals" - protein and veg roasted together in the oven.
  • Cauliflower fried rice. You can buy cauliflower shredded in the salad section. Good use of leftover meat or veggies.
  • Chicken breast, bacon, and avocado salad with olive oil and lemon juice on it.
  • Egg roll in a bowl - Buy the pre-shredded veggies and use already seasoned meat or just quickly grill some chicken to go with it. To make it easy, I cook up some ginger and honey-seasoned chicken in one pan, and in another, I cook down a bag of pre-shredded Cole slaw mix, broccoli slaw mix, and an onion until it’s halfway softened. Then I mix together garlic, coconut aminos *, sesame oil, salt, pepper, and add it to the veggies and simmer until the veggies are tender soft.
  • Mashed cauliflower with ground turkey and mushrooms.
  • Meatballs made with lots of veggies for flavor instead of breadcrumbs and cooked all day in a slow cooker then served over a pasta substitute like spaghetti squash or zoodles * (zucchini noodles sliced in a spiralizer *).
  • Can of tuna, one avocado, tomato, onions, salt and pepper .. mix and eat.
  • Quick and easy chicken curry - Chicken, veggies, curry paste, coconut milk * all cooked together in a skillet.
  • Paleo chicken strips - Dip chicken tenderloins in egg then almond flour * mixed with onion, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Repeat again. Put on sheet pan, spray avocado oil on top, place in oven at 400 until done and outside edges are brown.
  • Avocado cut up with grape tomatoes halved mixed seasoning of your choice. Sometimes I keep it simple with sea salt and pepper...and sometimes I add fresh cilantro, red pepper, cumin, etc.
  • Using an Instant Pot *- Chicken and Salsa. 6 chicken breasts, 1 jar paleo salsa, any additional seasonings of choice, ½ cup water. 12 min on High. I serve it with green beans and salad.
  • Pork tenderloin and Napa cabbage salad.
  • Salmon, avocado, eggs, and collard greens.
  • Chicken and cali-rice and roasted carrot sticks.
  • Bunless burgers with grilled mushrooms and onions, lettuce salad, and roasted mixed veggies.
  • My five-minute meal is eating canned tuna with mayo and lemon pepper:(
  • I like to cube boneless skinless chicken breasts and saute that... Dice some celery and saute that in some olive oil and butter. Add cauliflower rice and mandarin oranges in their own juice with no added sugar then add the chicken back in season as preferred,,, my grandkids love it.
  • Air fryer * for sweet potato chips *.
  • Roast chicken and vegetables.


Chicken is a staple in our house so I have loads of recipes I make all the time you can check out below.

  • Paleo Chicken Fajita Salad with Vinaigrette Recipe
  • Rosemary Peach Balsamic Chicken Recipe
  • Baked BBQ Chicken Thighs Recipe
  • Healthy Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

See more chicken recipes →

Slow Cooker

I have a lot of fancy things to cook with in my kitchen but I still use my slow cooker on a regular basis. It's a powerful tool for Paleo cooking.

  • Crock Pot Roast with Potatoes, Carrots and Gravy {Video}
  • Pork Crock Pot Chili Verde Recipe
  • Zucchini Crock Pot Paleo Lasagna Recipe
  • Paleo Chicken Soup Slow Cooker Recipe

See more slow cooker recipes →

Paleo for Kids

I know how hard it is to get your kids to eat and when they are on a Paleo diet, it's a whole lot harder. My son's doctor told me to put him on a Paleo diet and I practically laughed in his face.

Yes, I did because I was familiar with the Paleo diet. I knew how hard it would be to get my son to actually eat the food. That's when I decided it was time to start finding and developing recipes my children would actually eat.

The following are some of my children's favorites -

  • The Best Ever Paleo Tortillas Recipe
  • The Best Paleo Pizza Crust Recipe {Video}
  • Tropical Green Paleo Smoothie Recipe
  • Paleo Mac and Cheese Recipe {Video}
  • Quick and Easy Paleo Egg Muffins Recipe
  • Simple Garlic Roasted Vegetables Recipe
  • 20-Minute Paleo Cashew Chicken Recipe {Video}
  • Crock Pot Paleo Sloppy Joes Recipe

The Best Paleo Dinner Recipes

  • Creamy, Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Thighs Recipe {Video}
  • Crock Pot Roast with Potatoes, Carrots and Gravy {Video}
  • 20-Minute Paleo Cashew Chicken Recipe {Video}
  • The Best Paleo Pizza Crust Recipe {Video}
  • Paleo Chicken Fajita Salad with Vinaigrette Recipe
  • Pork Crock Pot Chili Verde Recipe
  • Zucchini Crock Pot Paleo Lasagna Recipe
  • Paleo Chicken Soup Slow Cooker Recipe
  • Healthy Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Recipe
  • Instant Pot Thai Basil Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk Recipe
  • Crock Pot Paleo Sloppy Joes Recipe
  • Paleo Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe
  • Paleo Grilled Pineapple Chicken Kabobs Recipe
  • Paleo Slow Cooker Pork Roast Recipe with Chimichurri Sauce
  • The Best Ever Healthy Crockpot Chicken Fajitas Recipe
  • Paleo Alfredo Sauce Chicken Bake Recipe
  • The Best Ever Paleo Beef Stew Slow Cooker Recipe
  • Mediterranean Paleo Grilled Chicken Recipe + Spiced Creamy Sauce
  • Lemon Garlic Herb Paleo Roast Chicken Recipe



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Paleo Dinner Recipes Index - Plus Reader Suggestions

  • Author: Rebecca Baron
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American
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Check out my index of the best Paleo dinner recipes from my blog and also read a huge list of simple suggestions from others.


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  • Calories: 200

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  1. Harriett McHenrie

    Thanks for taking the time for putting this together. I love all these suggestions and I can't wait to try a bunch of them soon!


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