Easy Paleo Recipes for Dinner – So Easy You Don’t Need a Recipe
I recently asked a question in our Paleo Facebook group and got a ton of good answers, so I thought I would make this post to help out the rest of you. I asked, “What are your favorite easy Paleo recipes for dinner that are so easy you don’t even really need a recipe for them? The recipes that when you’re tired and can’t think of anything else to make 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.”
I’ll get you started with a few things my husband makes he loves that I don’t really like, but he loves, but I’ll eat them if I really am not in the mood to cook. This is mostly because I hate sausage and he loves sausage.
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 all together 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 containers like these. 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.
And it’s no more extra work to have leftovers or make leftovers on purpose to freeze. It works really well for spaghetti sauce, butternut squash soup, tortilla-less soup, hamburger soup and minestrone.
It’s so awesome to go to a school concert, swim lessons, a school play, a school fundraiser or really any school event cause they always plan those right in the middle of dinner and be able to just grab something real quick. It’s even better if you plan ahead and put it in the fridge that morning so it’s unthawed and not a frozen chunk when it’s time to eat.
Easy Paleo Recipe Ideas From Other People
Emily I. “My granddaughter begs for me to make this every time she comes over. First I 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.”
Fatimah J. “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.”
Nikki L. “Cauliflower chicken fried rice. It’s just cauliflower rice, eggs, chicken, garlic and coconut aminos.”
Kristina D. “Any veggie I have on hand with ground meat. All in a pan.”
Stephanie P. “Oven Roasted veggies (usually zucchini, yellow squash and onions) and chicken -seasoned with Ms. Dash.”
Susan G. “Grilled protein with a couple veggies or baked sweet potato!”
Lois A. “Albacore Tuna/chopped hard egg/paleo mayo salad on salad greens.”
Samantha F. “Paleo Chili”
Mirinda B. “Frozen salmon cooked in a cast iron frying pan from frozen, cauliflower rice, and steamed asparagus.”
Mirinda B. “Sardines on 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!”
Editor note – I had never tried sardines before. I’ve been super afraid to try them. They look so gross and smell so strong and I don’t really like tuna fish. I read reviews on Amazon and they look really popular and are rated really high and are so darn healthy for you, so I decided to give them a try in a salad like she mentions above. Not only was it the easiest meal ever, if you get over how gross they look, they actually taste like mild tuna fish. I like them way better than tuna fish and I felt really good after eating them.
Jessica O. “Steak and salad with roasted sweet potatoes.”
Jessica O. “I had a giant steak with cucumbers, tomatoes and broccoli with oil and vinegar tonight.”
Amy K. “Chicken, salsa, squeeze of lime, and chili powder in the crockpot. Cook for 6 hrs, shred chicken, serve over cauliflower rice (i buy frozen I’m lazy). I also love a chicken breast thrown on the George Foreman with a sweet potato from the microwave. So little effort lol.”
Heather P. “Last night I cooked up some grass fed lean ground beef and seasoned it with chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne powder and added a little water so it was like taco meat. Then put it on top of chopped romaine and added some hot sauce. It was yummy and quick!”
Tracey G. “Grill meat – chicken, steak, pork etc and some asparagus, zucchini or squash. I like keeping things simple when I don’t have a lot of time.”
Onion, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Dip chicken in egg, the flour mixture, and repeat again
Put on pan spray avocado oil on top place in oven at 400 until done and outside edges are brown”