20 Paleo Comfort Food Recipes (2024)

From creamy soups to “cheesy” casseroles to classic pancakes, these 20 Paleo Comfort Food Recipes will make even the pickiest eaters happy! All recipes are gluten free, grain free, dairy-free, refined sugar free and perfect for whenever you’re craving something cozy, delicious, and healthy.

No matter what time of year it is, comfort food is always my jam! From the beginning, my goal with this blog is to help recreate all your favorites using healthier, real food ingredients.

And it just happens to be that most of my favorites fall into the “comfort food” category! Food and eating are emotional, period. I’ve always felt like there’s no shame in that.

For those of us who need to avoid things like gluten and dairy, it’s hard to miss out on some of the most special “food memories” that go along with both big and small events. From birthday cake, to special family dinners, to Saturday morning pancakes or waffles – and everything in between!

Whether it’s a creamy “cheese” sauce, fluffy pancakes, crispy chicken or classic chocolate chip cookies, cozy comfort food is always my first choice! And I have the ultimate roundup if you’re with me on that! 20 of my favorite personal favorite comfort food recipes including breakfasts, dinners, and desserts. I hope you enjoy!

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Breakfast and Brunch:

Fluffy “Buttermilk” Pancakes {Nut Free}

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Classic Sweet Potato Sausage Hash with Eggs {Whole30}

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Best Homestyle Paleo Waffles

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Paleo Breakfast Casserole

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Crispy Whole30 Potato Pancakes {Latkes}

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Paleo Cinnamon Rolls

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Creamy Paleo Chicken Alfredo

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Creamy Whole30 Tuscan Chicken {Keto}

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Whole30 Zuppa Toscana

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Crispy “Breaded” Chicken Cutlets {Whole30, Keto}

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Slow Cooker Meatballs in Marinara {Whole30, Keto}

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Swedish Meatballs with Mashed Potatoes {Whole30}

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Whole30 Classic Meatloaf

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Chicken Pot Pie Soup with Low Carb Biscuits

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Whole30 Shepherd’s Pie

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Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies {Paleo, Vegan}

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Fudgy Triple Chocolate Brownies {Paleo, Vegan}

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Double Chocolate Frosted Donuts {Nut Free}

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Apple Crumble Pie

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Best Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough {Vegan}

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More than a little into running and paleo recipes (yoga now too!) but I'm not here to rain on your grains (or anything else) so come along for the ride! I do a little too much of everything (except cleaning), and I enjoy laughing at myself. As long as I'm the one making the jokes, that is. Just kidding. So bring me your angst, your appetite and your frying pan and climb aboard!

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20 Paleo Comfort Food Recipes (2024)


What to eat for dinner on a paleo diet? ›

Paleo recipes
  • Baked salmon with fennel & tomatoes. A star rating of 4.4 out of 5. ...
  • Salmon, avocado & cucumber salad. A star rating of 4.6 out of 5. ...
  • One-pan summer eggs. ...
  • Baked eggs with spinach & tomato. ...
  • Prawn & broccoli omelette. ...
  • Sardines with Sicilian fennel salad. ...
  • Butternut squash and sage soup. ...
  • Thai squash soup.

What is comfort food on a diet? ›

Think mac and cheese, spaghetti and meatballs, chili, creamy soup, casseroles, and a grilled cheese and tomato soup combo. Comfort foods are usually high in calories, fat, and sodium—and let's be honest, it's one of the things that makes them so comforting.

Is peanut butter OK on paleo diet? ›

Peanuts are technically legumes, which are not paleo compliant, and that means peanut butter is off limits for paleo eaters. All other nuts and seeds are fair game, so if nuts and seeds are the only ingredients, snack away!

How to speed up weight loss on paleo? ›

Try to eat lean protein and healthy fats at every meal. Good examples of healthy proteins are grass fed beef, chicken, and fish (cod, tuna, or salmon). Healthy fats include avocado, coconut, and olive oils. Lean meats and healthy fats are both filling and nutrient-rich, which makes them perfect for weight loss.

How many pounds can you lose on paleo diet? ›

However, many people have reported losing anywhere from 5 to 20 pounds in 60 days on our Paleo Plan. One of the reasons why our Paleo Plan is so effective for weight loss is that it eliminates processed foods and refined sugars.

What are the top five comfort foods? ›

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  • 1 Chicken and Waffles.
  • 2 Spaghetti and Meatballs.
  • 3 Chicken Fried Steak.
  • 4 Mac and Cheese.
  • 5 Hotdish.
  • 6 Chicago Deep Dish Pizza.
  • 7 Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup.
  • 8 Matzo Ball Soup.
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What are the healthiest comfort foods to eat? ›

Healthier Comfort Foods
  • Comfort Can Be Healthy. 1/11. ...
  • Vegetable Lasagna. 2/11. ...
  • Spaghetti Squash. 3/11. ...
  • Baked Potato With Chili. 4/11. ...
  • Chicken or Black Bean Enchiladas. 5/11. ...
  • Popcorn. 6/11. ...
  • Pretzels With Mustard or Hummus. 7/11. ...
  • Chips and Salsa. 8/11.
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What is a comfort food easy on your stomach? ›

From toast to grilled cheese to peanut butter & jelly, simple sandwiches are a popular comfort food when sick. Bread is part of the BRAT diet. The BRAT diet consists of easily digestible, doctor-recommended foods that you may eat when you have an upset stomach, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting.

What meats to eat on paleo? ›

Firstly, meat! Beef, chicken, turkey, and pork can all be on your shopping list. If possible, opt for grass-fed and organic cuts. And then there's fish and seafood such as salmon, mackerel, tilapia, and shrimp – whatever you like!

What not to eat on paleo? ›

The diet excludes cereal grains, legumes, dairy, processed oils, refined sugar, alcohol, caffeine, artificial sweeteners, and trans fats. Some paleo-friendly foods include lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.

What are the inflammatory foods on the paleo diet? ›

Foods that cause inflammation include refined carbohydrates, wheat and other cereal grains, soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages, margarine, shortening and lard, and processed meats. [1,2,6] These types of food can alter our gut health, as well as cause insulin to spike which is what contributes the inflammation.

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