17 Easy Paleo Dinner Recipes


Let’s face it. It can be quite hard to stay on a diet if you’re always too busy to prepare your meals. Plus, when you’re tired, the temptation to just order take-out is sometimes too hard to resist.

However, as a paleo dieter, you want to steer clear of processed foods, ones that are high in sugar and more. This makes it important to prepare your dinners as much as possible. So, what can you do?

Well, first of all, planning can go a long way when it comes to having nutritious meals. During your days off, make it a point to prepare a weekly menu. It’s even better if you can prep the ingredients you’ll be using for your menu.

Also, make it a point to make dishes that are easy and simple. To give you a good place to start, we’ve compiled some easy paleo dinner recipes that you can try out.

1.  Harissa Portobello Mushroom Tacos

First up, we have this faux taco recipe from Healthy Nibbles and Bits. Instead of the usual tacos, this recipe calls for collard greens for a gluten-free and vegan meal. For this dinner, you have the portobello mushrooms as your protein-source while the spicy harissa give it a delicious kick. However, if you don’t have collard greens, you can opt for some lettuce or chard instead.

Check out the recipe here

2.  Chicken Bacon Rice Bowls

These Chicken Bacon Rice Bowls recipe from PaleOMG is a must-try if you want to have something filling but easy to prepare. It only takes 30 minutes of prepping and cooking until this dish is ready to eat. Plus, you probably already have most of the ingredients that you’ll need for this tasty dinner so you can make it anytime you want.

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3.  Super Porktastic Bacon-Topped Spinach and Mushroom Meatloaf

A lot of kids seem to have an aversion for vegetables. However, with this scrumptious meatloaf recipe from Nom Nom Paleo, your children won’t mind the addition of the mushrooms, celery, parsley and spinach at all. It’s that delicious! You even get some crispy bacon to keep your meatloaf moist and flavorful. Simple, nutritious and yummy, this recipe is definitely a keeper.

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4.  Delicious Gazpacho

Keep your warm summer evening meals refreshing with Eat Drink Paleo’s version of the delicious gazpacho. It’s a light soup that’s chock full of tomatoes and that is best served chilled.

For the non-paleo eaters in your family, you can serve it with some crusty bread. On the other hand, for a more complete meal, you can pair it with some roasted chicken breasts.

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5.  Pork Chops with Rosemary, Orange and Vinegar

Another no-fuss dinner that you can try is this tasty pork chops recipe. This foolproof dish only requires pan frying for a few minutes. It is flavored with some rosemary, orange, balsamic vinegar and some rice wine. The resulting dish is juicy pork chops with a tangy sauce. Serve this with some vegetable salad for a more balanced meal.

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6.  Simple Lamb Stew

Our next paleo dinner, a lamb stew, is easy to prepare though it takes 40 minutes to cook. While you’re waiting for this dish to cook, you can relax and unwind first so you can fully enjoy the flavors of this balanced meal.

If you don’t have any lamb, you can also use beef for this rich meal. On the other hand, you can make some extra so that you have leftovers that you can eat the next day.

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7.  One-Skillet Chicken Thighs with Butternut Squash

Come butternut squash season, try this One Skillet Chicken Thighs recipe from Eat Your Beets. It’s a foolproof dish that only requires simple ingredients. Just make sure that you have a skillet that can be used on both your stovetop and oven.

The bacon and the sage give it lots of flavors while the chicken and squash make it healthy. Plus, it’s one dish that your whole family will love.

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8.  Paleo Turkey Sweet Potato Casserole

Casseroles are always a wonderful go-to if you have your hands full with some chores. It only takes 15 minutes to prepare and while you wait for an hour for it to bake you can either do the rest of your chores or unwind.

Moreover, this is a balanced meal thanks to the turkey, sweet potato and eggplants. It’s also a colorful dish that will surely appeal to the eyes of your young eaters.

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9.  Pumpkin Paleo Chili

As a paleo dieter, one of the dishes that I miss the most is a good bowl of chili. I find it most unfortunate that beans are food non grata when it comes to the paleolithic diet. Fortunately, there are beanless chili recipes like this one from The Spunky Coconut that make it a piece of cake to enjoy a comforting and satisfying meal even when you’re busy.

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10.  Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Topping

If you want to get a filling and satisfying dinner on the table in just an hour, look no further than Oven Love’s version of the Shepherd’s Pie. Instead of the usual potato topping, this one calls for cauliflower for a nutrient-loaded meal.

It’s also visually appealing so I’m sure you can get your kids to take that first bite. Once they do, they’ll know just how delicious this is and they’ll be cleaning their plates in no time at all.

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11.  Cashew Beef

Next, we have another no-fuss recipe that only requires a bit of stir-frying. As its name implies, the highlights of this dish are the whole cashews and ground beef. You jazz it up with some bell peppers and water chestnuts and add flavor with some garlic, onion and ginger.

It’s ready to serve in just half an hour. You can also pair it with some cauliflower rice for a more satisfying meal.

Check out the recipe here

12.  Oven-Baked Paleo Italian Meatballs with Marinara Sauce

Who says you can’t have pasta when you’re on a paleo diet? You totally can! Just buy a spiralizer and opt for a spiralized zucchini instead of the standard pasta. You can even top it with this easy-to-make Oven Baked Paleo Italian Meatballs with Marinara Sauce.

You only need 30 minutes to make this scrumptious dish that your whole family can enjoy.

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14.  Paleo Spaghetti Squash Casserole

We’ve already mentioned how casseroles are pretty convenient to make during busy nights. So here, we have another bake, the Paleo Spaghetti Squash Casserole from Slim Sanity. This dish is loaded with vegetables for a nice nutrient boost. Also, unlike other casseroles, this bake uses the spaghetti squash as a binder.

This recipe can feed four and only takes 55 minutes to prepare and cook so it’s a nice go-to whenever you’re looking for something easy.

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15.  Paprika Salmon and Green Beans

Next, we have a simple yet flavorful dish from Immaculate Bites, the paleo-friendly Parika Salmon and Green Beans. It only uses a single pan so you don’t have to worry about a huge cleanup and it only takes a total of 25 minutes to make.

It’s flavored by some minced garlic, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, thyme, parsley and basil. Aside from the green beans, you can also add other vegetables that you might have on hand.

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16.  Rosemary Balsamic Sheet Pan Chicken with Bacon and Apples

If you’re like me and you think that the combination of chicken, bacon, apples and veggies sounds really tasty, then check out this recipe from Wholesomelicious. These ingredients are matched with some rosemary balsamic sauce for the ultimate flavor fest.

You’ll also be needing just 1 pan so cleanup is a breeze. It’s also very easy to make since you basically just place all the ingredients on the pan and bake it.

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17.  Crunchy Kale Mandarin Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Last, but not the least, we have a colorful salad featuring some kale, cabbage, carrots, mango, mandarins and avocados. On the other hand, the dressing consists of ingredients like lemon juice, rice vinegar, olive oil, maple syrup and poppy seeds.

The resulting dish is a vibrant, nutrient-packed salad that has some crunch thanks to the poppy seeds, sesame seeds and slivered almonds.

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And, there you have it – 17 delicious and easy paleo dinner recipes. You can have your pick from different types of dishes from meats, seafood and vegetables. They’re all paleo-friendly and easy to make so you can sit down to a nutritious dinner even if you’re busy or tired. Don’t forget to check out our other paleo recipe collections!

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It is hard to stay on top of a paleo diet if you’re always busy. Fortunately, there are easy paleo dinner recipes like the ones below that make it easier.