These are 9 of the Best Ever Paleo Christmas Recipes in the world. You’ll find recipes for the main dish, rolls, vegetables, and dessert. Yes, it’s that time of year again. Christmas will be here before we know it.
That means it’s time to start thinking about what you are going to make for Christmas dinner. Whether Christmas dinner is at your house or you’re taking a dish to someone else’s house. This is your one-stop “shop” for a great Paleo Christmas dinner. You can find every Paleo recipe you’ll ever need here for a great Christmas dinner.
Christmas has always been such a fun time of year at my house. I love all of the preparations for Christmas such as the decorating, the music, planning the presents and I especially enjoy the lights.
But when it comes to Christmas Day, after the presents are opened, it’s all about the food. Believe it or not, my favorite part of Christmas dinner is all of the tasty vegetables. I really sweet potatoes and I actually love that green bean casserole that is so famous. I was really excited to find a recipe for Paleo green bean casserole.
I think one of the best parts about Christmas is the food, specifically the treats. Desserts aren’t encouraged on the Paleo diet, but they are allowed once in a while. I think this is one of those times where it can be allowed. It just wouldn’t be Christmas without all the treats.
There are many other things I love about Christmas. I love the lights, the beautifully wrapped packages, the decorations. A beautifully decorated and lit up tree is my favorite I think. I also love the carols, the nativities and that people are a little nicer. Of course, I love the real meaning of Christmas. The birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. What are your favorite things about Christmas?
You may also like these recipes:
1. Homemade Smoked Ham – The Healthy Foodie
Pork Butt – Water – Pickling Salt – Coconut Sugar – Pink Cursing Salt – Pickling Spice – Juniper Berries – Cinnamon Stick – Whole Nutmeg – Whole Cloves – Whole Star Anise
As far as the process of making your own smoked, it’s pretty easy. I won’t lie and say it’s really easy but I guess it’s a matter of opinion. It takes a lot of time, like days and days, but it’s passive time. Meaning it is sitting in the frig and you don’t have to do anything to it. Or, it’s sitting in the brine or the grill. I guess it goes to say that it takes a lot of planning but not a lot of work.
You could say that it basically makes itself. I could be an incredibly rewarding experience and you’ll want to do it for Christmas every year. I probably won’t want to buy a ham at the store again. Even if you don’t want to make it, I think it’s very interesting to learn how it’s actually done.
2. Peppercorn Beef Tenderloin with a Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce – Thriving on Paleo
Garlic – Olive Oil – Real Salt – Black Pepper – Coconut Oil – Arrowroot Flour – Chicken Stock – Coconut Cream – Beef Tenderloin – Peppercorns
Beef tenderloin is a dish to turn to for a special occasion and Christmas is just that for sure. It only takes an hour and a half to prepare from start to finish. The cream sauce can be made ahead so you’ll have minimal preparation on Christmas Day. I love it when I can talk with my guests instead of spending all my time in the kitchen. Beef tenderloin is more pricey than some other cuts of beef but it is also more delicious. Just take your time and follow the directions and your meal will be yummy.
3. Paleo Biscuits – See Below
Almond Flour – Tapioca Flour – Coconut Flour – Coconut Milk
It’s a huge challenge to find a good recipe for Paleo biscuits that are light and fluffy. I developed these biscuits and they are as light and fluffy as you can get using alternative flours. I mixed three different “flours” together. They aren’t crumbly and dry like other Paleo biscuits and they taste pretty darn good. I’m sure you Paleo eaters will be more than happy to find these.
4. Coconut Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Maple-Pecan Drizzle – Kitchen Treaty
Sweet Potatoes – Coconut Milk – Maple Syrup – Cinnamon – Nutmeg – Cayenne Pepper – Cloves – Real Salt – Pecans
This is a very interesting way to cook sweet potatoes. They are cooked in the coconut milk, then they are just whipped up so none of the flavor and vitamins get thrown down the drain. They are really simple to make too, just boil, add a few spices and whip. Yeah! The maple and pecan drizzle you put on top adds a little element of sweetness.
5. Green Bean Casserole – Holistically Engineered
Fresh Green Beans – Butter – Mushrooms – Garlic – Coconut Milk – Chicken Broth – Nutritional Yeast – Onion Powder – Real Salt – Arrowroot Powder – Black Pepper – Onion – Coconut Aminos
This is a basic green bean casserole that everyone loves BUT without the cream of mushroom soup, the milk and the fried onions out of a can. Everything here is homemade and tastes it too. I think the main thing some people don’t like about green bean casserole are the beans. Those are the people that have eaten it with canned beans.
They are just nasty in my opinion. Make it with fresh green beans then you’ll love it. I’ve also made it with frozen green beans and they are pretty good and a lot less work. The onions on top are just regular onions with no breading and they are roasted at the end so they are absolutely yummy.
6. Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes – As Easy As Apple Pie
Cauliflower – Garlic – Olive Oil – Salt – Black Pepper
These cauliflower mashed potatoes are a healthy, delicious creamy alternative to real mashed potatoes. If you put the cauliflower in the immersion blender for 15 seconds they will have the same silky texture. After you drain the cauliflower put it back in the hot pan for a few minutes with the lid on. You need to do this so you won’t have runny mashed potatoes.
I like to steam my cauliflower in my Instant Pot, that way they don’t take up the extra water and aren’t too runny. I put them inside of a little basket in the Instant Pot, then they don’t even touch the water. I’ve made cauliflower rice this way with frozen cauliflower since it’s easier and less expensive than fresh. I can’t tell the difference. I can’t say for sure it would work for mashed potatoes, but I don’t see why not. They’re pretty much the same thing, just blended up more.
7. Sausage and Cranberry Stuffed Mushrooms with Sage – Wholesomelicious
Sausage – Mushrooms – Apples – Leeks – Pecans – Olive Oil – Dried Cranberries – Fresh Sage – Eggs – Garlic
I remember some stuffed mushrooms my Aunt made about 30 years ago, that shows my age a little bit. But you don’t know how old I was at the time. I’d never had them before and I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. Of course, they had bread crumbs in them and weren’t Paleo, but these are. No, bread crumbs here. Just delicious wholesome fresh food. The eggs help bind the ingredients together while they bake. My mouth is watering just thinking about these. You can make these ahead of time and bake them just before serving.
8. Chocolate Caramel Paleo Pecan Pie Bars – See Below
Almond Flour – Arrowroot Powder – Maple Syrup – Coconut Oil – Pecans – Dark Chocolate Chips – Coconut Sugar – Coconut Cream
These pecan bars have a thick, light crust topped with a caramel sauce that’s easy to make, then you put the chocolate chips on top. There is a lot of good stuff going on here. Namely stuff like texture, crunchy and gooey treats you’ll crave. Sorry, but yes, you do you to share.
9. Cranberry Bars – See Below
Almond Flour – Arrowroot Powder – Coconut Oil – Maple Syrup – Fresh Cranberries – Orange – Almond Extract – Vanilla Extract
The cranberries in these bars give them a juicy tang that works really well with the crust which is crunchy and sweet. They are a nice treat especially for Thanksgiving or even Christmas. Do you like cranberries? I know some people don’t because they are so tart. They are actually pretty healthy. Well, everything Paleo is pretty healthy, wouldn’t you say?