Paleo has been all the rage lately, being touted as the best and most natural way to eat according to the human body’s genetics. But ‘nutritious’ can sometimes be synonymous with bland and un-inspiring; unfortunately, normal paleo diets are no different. After a few weeks of eating the same things over and over again, eating paleo foods can get a bit boring. Paleo foods cookbooks include recipes that take hours to prepare or just lack flavor, which causes a lot of paleo followers to give up. But we’re about to spice up your world. This curated, hand-picked list of 50 of the tastiest paleo dinner recipes is sure to have your mouth watering and renew your love for all things paleo!
1. Paleo Buffalo Chicken Pizza Poppers
These inventive and ridiculously tasty pizza poppers take a little time to prepare, but they are well worth it! The genius move to use plantains in place of traditional dough makes these a shockingly tasty treat. Shredded chicken blended with tangy hot sauce adds just the right amount of kick that results in a crispy shell of spicy perfection. These delectable finger foods are sure to be a hit at your next dinner party.
2. Paleo Oven Baked Italian Meatballs With Marinara Sauce
If you’re short on time, but don’t want to be short on flavor, look no further than these paleo meatballs. Smothered in thick, flavorful sauce and oven baked to perfection, these pork and ground beef meatballs are great for weeknights when you don’t want to spend hours cooking but still want something wholesome and tasty for your family to enjoy.
3. Taco-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Skip the shell without losing out on flavor with this clever recipe. If you’ve been craving tacos, but can’t imagine eating them without a tortilla, try them in a sweet potato! Set up a bar of toppings and let the kids go to town. The texture of the sweet potato adds a whole new level to tacos like you’ve never experienced before; they are so good, you may never go back to eating tacos in tortillas ever again.
4. Stuffed Salmon
Salmon has a tendency to get dry when cooked, but not this version! For a delicious take on the popular fish, try this baked stuffed salmon recipe that is tender and moist and bursting with flavor. Infused with tasty sun-dried tomatoes, fresh spinach and delectable feta cheese, this salmon will knock your socks off. The stuffing helps keep the salmon moist while it’s cooking so no more dried out, tough salmon anymore!
5. Lemon Rosemary Chicken
When it comes to paleo foods, chicken is one of the best options for its lean protein, average cost and mild flavor. This phenomenal recipe makes chicken even better with its simplicity and ease during preparation, but that certainly doesn’t cost this dish any points when it comes to flavor. Perfectly browned, succulent chicken breasts sprinkled with a generous amount of lemon and garlic make this a recipe you’ll return to time and time again. From start to finish, you’ll be done in 45 minutes, which makes this great dish even more amazing.
6. Asiago Bisque
If you have a hankering for a creamy and cheesy comfort meal, look no further than this 30 minute paleo dinner recipe. This hearty and filling soup is chock full of decadent ingredients like white wine, asiago cheese and rich butter. This bisque is not light on calories so it is better saved for special occasions, but its creamy decadence will make you crave it week after week.
7. Garlic “Gnocci”
For an appetizing alternative to regular pasta, try this tasty garlic “gnocci” that happens to be a ton of fun to make! With only two base ingredients and only a few minutes of prep time, even the most unskilled chefs can create this dish easily. Satisfy your craving for pasta with these soft little pasta pillows that are chock full of garlicky flavor.
8. Paleo Porchetta
Savory and moist tender loin enveloped in a layer of crispy pork roast makes this hearty dish a must try! Normally served with bread, this paleo dinner recipe adds walnuts instead which enhances the flavor tremendously. The excess gravy is to die for and can be saved for later uses if you can control yourself and not slurp it all up with the meal.
9. Salmon Chowder
Not quite new England clam chowder, not quite salmon bisque, this chowder is in a class of its own. This omega-3 fatty acid-rich chowder combines smoky salmon with tasty bacon and all the trimmings to culminate in one of the best tasting chowders ever. Thanks to the fiber the hearty potatoes provide, you won’t even be craving bread for dipping!
10. Sizzling Cilantro Lime Fajita Salad With Honey Lime Vinaigrette
This fajita salad is so decadent, you’ll forget that you’re even eating a salad! It has all of the makings of a perfect dinner wrapped into one, simple dish: it’s nutritious and low carb with just the right bite of flavor. The marinated chicken balances out the menagerie of colorful vegetables and makes this salad a perfect dinner choice for paleo food enthusiasts.