45 Awesome Paleo Recipes You Need to Make for Dinner

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So you’ve decided to give Paleo (aka “the caveman diet”) a go. While the idea of ditching grains, legumes, processed foods and most dairy may seem daunting, there are actually plenty of delicious, satisfying and easy-to-make options available. Case in point: These 45 Paleo dinner recipes that you can have on the table in a jiffy.

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1. One-Pan Roasted Chicken with Carrots

Seven ingredients, minimal cleanup.

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2. Waffle Iron Sweet Potato Hash Browns

Delicious for breakfast, brunch, dinner and pretty much whenever.

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Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

3. Creamy Potato Chowder with Shrimp and Bacon

Who says comfort food can’t be Paleo?

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I Heart Umami

4. Paleo Asian Chicken Cabbage Salad

Finished with sesame vinaigrette.

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Cotter Crunch

5. Easy Paleo Salmon Cakes

Puréed sweet potato takes these to the next level.

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6. One-Pan Eggs with Asparagus and Tomatoes

Breakfast for dinner? Don’t mind if we do.

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Weeknight Society

7. Ginger Carrot Soup

Good for your waistline and your wallet.

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40 Aprons

8. Whole30 Chicken Tortilla-Less Soup

Just set it and forget it in the Instant Pot.

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Lexi's Clean Kitchen

9. Paleo Chinese Chicken and Broccoli

Yup, your takeout go-to is on the menu.

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Food Faith Fitness

10. Instant Pot Meatballs Primavera

Complete with a side of refreshing zoodles.

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11. 20-Minute Paleo Egg Roll Bowls

All the filling minus the greasy wrapper.

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The Defined Dish

12. Stir-Fried Chicken and Baby Bok Choy

In case you're eager to try coconut aminos.

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13. Chipotle Chicken Tacos

The smoked paprika aioli is life-changing.

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The Defined Dish

14. Whole30 Thai Basil Beef (Pad Gra Prow)

You can never have too many 30-minute meals.

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The Defined Dish

15. Stir-Fried Szechuan String Beans with Shiitake Mushrooms

Bring on the umami.

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Life Made Sweeter

16. Cauliflower Alfredo Zoodles

The sauce stars roasted garlic and nutritional yeast.

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17. Chicken Meatballs and Cauliflower Rice with Coconut-herb Sauce

Low-carb and protein packed.

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Cotter Crunch

18. Salmon Salad Power Bowls

Hey there, omega-3s.

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Food Faith Fitness

19. Taco Mason Jar Salad

Lunch on the go never looked so good.

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Healthy Nibbles and Bits

20. Harissa Portobello Mushroom "Tacos"

Collard greens > tortillas.

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21. Cold Lemon Zoodles

Eight ingredients, 20 minutes.

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22. Meal-Prep Turkey Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles

Bye-bye, 3-o'clock slump.

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Eat with Clarity

23. Vegan Sticky Sesame Chickpeas

You'll have dinner done in 15 minutes flat.

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The Defined Dish

24. Paleo Enchiladas Suizas

The rotisserie chicken will be our little secret.

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25. Ketogenic Baked Eggs and Zoodles with Avocado

Save time with pre-spiralized zucchini.

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Cook Eat Paleo

26. Instant Pot Salsa Chicken

Frozen thighs are no match for the pressure cooker.

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Food Faith Fitness

27. Sticky Chicken Wings with Pineapple 5-Spice Sauce

You'll want to make these Crock-Pot beauties every game day.

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Well Plated by Erin

28. Whole30 Chicken Salad

Perfect for a picnic.

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Food Faith Fitness

29. Bacon Cauliflower Fried Rice

We're topping ours with a runny egg.

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Make It Dairy Free

30. Vegan Pumpkin Chili

Your Thanksgiving guests will go gaga at first sip.

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31. 20-Minute Shrimp Scampi Zoodles

Skip the wine (if you insist).

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Eat with Clarity

32. 20-Minute Lemon Pepper Salmon

This recipe is straight-up foolproof.

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33. Paleo Pot Pies

One ramekin of warm-and-cozy, coming right up.

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Eat with Clarity

34. Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

Grain-free tortillas keep these in your meal plan.

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35. Rainbow Collard Wraps with Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce

Cabbage, carrots, cucumber, oh my!

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Food Faith Fitness

36. Paleo Buffalo Chicken Casserole with Spaghetti Squash

The kids just might think it's pasta.

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Cook Eat Paleo

37. Crock-Pot Cauliflower Chicken Chili

Add it to your winter rotation, stat.

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Do What Feels Good

38. Green Bowl with Chicken, Citrus and Herbs

Meet za'atar, the spice you never knew you needed in your pantry.

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The Defined Dish

39. Paleo Battered Fish Tacos

The secret? Sparkling water and cassava flour.

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40. Zoodle Stir-Fry

Give the sad-looking veggies in your fridge a second chance.

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Eat with Clarity

41. Vegan Cashew Queso

Go ahead, have chips and dip for dinner.

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42. Warm Ginger-Scallion Pork and Kale

Sautéed kale is way easier to enjoy than raw.

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Food Faith Fitness

43. Paleo Butternut Squash Soup with Curry

Hellooooo, autumn.

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44. Keto Sheet-Pan Chicken and Rainbow Veggies

Minimal dirty dishes for the win.

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Damn Delicious

45. Chicken Meatball Zoodle Soup

Substitute Parmesan for nutritional yeast and you're in business.

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