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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20 Paleo Comfort Food Recipes

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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Can you eat pasta on paleo? ›

Foods to avoid on the paleo diet

Grains: bread, pasta, wheat, cereal, spelt, rye, barley, etc.

What are comfort foods for loss? ›

There is a reason why friends, family, and neighbors gravitate toward carb-heavy meals like lasagna, mac n' cheese, pulled pork, and various casseroles for grieving families: they're comforting. Most people are familiar with these dishes, and it reminds them of happier times.

What is a paleo dinner? ›

A modern paleo diet includes fruits, vegetables, lean meats, fish, eggs, nuts and seeds. These are foods that in the past people could get by hunting and gathering.

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!

Do you lose weight fast on paleo? ›

The Bottom Line. It's well known that following a paleo diet can help you lose weight. It's high in protein, low in carbs, may reduce appetite and eliminates highly processed foods and added sugar. If you don't like counting calories, evidence suggests the paleo diet could be a great option.

Do you lose weight on paleo? ›

The paleo diet is an eating pattern that's designed to mimic the diets of early hunter-gatherer human ancestors. Some research has found that this way of eating may help increase weight loss, promote heart health, and support better blood sugar control.

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 is the ultimate comfort food? ›

For instance, the flank steak with cheesy hash brown waffles will be an immediate favorite, along with the pierogi and meatball skillet, French bread pizzas, and creamy cauliflower soup. For Ree Drummond, chicken pot pie is the one comfort food that just can't be beat.

Can you drink coffee on Paleo diet? ›

While we have said in the past that coffee is not Paleo, we have changed our position based on new research and now we believe that coffee is fine for most people.

What are high calorie Paleo foods? ›

Fatty, calorie-dense foods include fatty meats, oils, nuts and seeds, avocados, coconut, and coconut products. If you tolerate dairy well, full-fat dairy can also add a significant number of calories to your daily intake.

Can you eat sweet potato on Paleo diet? ›

Yes — sweet potatoes are generally considered a paleo-approved food, however, some paleo dieters prefer to limit their consumption to avoid consuming too many carbohydrates that spike their blood sugar levels.

What noodles can you eat on paleo diet? ›

Shirataki noodles

They only include three ingredients: water, calcium hydroxide, popularly known as lime water, and glucomannan, a soluble fiber derived from the konjac root of a konjac plant. These shirataki noodles are perfect for a Paleo or Ketogenic diet with zero calorie count.

Are rice noodles OK for paleo? ›

Rice Stick Noodles are not paleo. Grains and pseudo-cereals are not allowed on the diet in any form. Rice Stick Noodles are likely not suitable for a paleo diet.

Is cheese OK on paleo? ›

Some Paleo lifestyle followers reintroduce some cheese and dairy, often full-fat and from raw (unpasteurized) milk. Ultimately, the Paleo lifestyle encourages us to consume dairy only after due consideration and not as part of the habits that define the typical contemporary diet.

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