Favorite Recipes

As E.J. and I try new recipes we find online, I’ll share some of our favorites here.   By popular request, I’ve marked Whole30 compliant items with a (W30).


Fluffy Blueberry PancakesAlmond Butter Blueberry Waffles
Sugar-free Bacon and Eggs (W30)Egg Frittata(W30)
Egg Muffins (W30)Pulled Pork & Apples Breakfast Casserole (W30)
Cinnamon RollsHungarian Breakfast Casserole* (W30)
Chocolate Chia PuddingChorizo Breakfast Skillet (W30)
Sweet Potato Apple Breakfast Bake (W30)


Bacon Wrapped Crab Stuffed Prawns (W30)Bacon Wrapped Meatballs (W30)
Roasted Beet Dip (W30)Italian-Style Zucchini Rolls
Stuffed Mushrooms (W30)Honey Chipotle Meatballs
Paleo Ranch Dressing (W30) (I use Avocado Mayo for this)Bacon Wrapped, Chorizo Stuffed Dates
Buffalo Wings (W30)Shrimp Cocktail
Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake DipPaleo French Onion Dip (W30)
Savory and Sweet Crackers Primal Bacon Chicken Liver Pate (W30)
Spicy Party MixBacon Wrapped Cinnamon Apples
Bacon and Onion Dip (W30)Coconut Fruit Dip
Paleo Apple DipPrimal Sausage Cream Cheese Dip
Bacon Meatballs with Mango Honey Mustard SauceBaked Spinach Artichoke Dip (W30)
Egg Salad with Bacon (W30)Tortilla Espanola (W30)
Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms (W30)Buffalo Meatballs (W30)
Smoked Salmon Dip (with Paleo subs) Vegan Cashew Queso
Sausage RollsPaleo Plantain Croquettes
Patatas Bravas (W30)Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites (W30 option)



Beef, Bison, Veal, & Lamb

Paleo Tex Mex Casserole (W30)Bacon Chorizo Chipotle Smothered Meatloaf (W30)
Beef Enchilada Bake (W30)Primal Cannelloni al Forno*
Slow Cooker Pot RoastStuffed Cabbage (W30)
Shepherd’s Pie – use lamb, it’s worth it! (W30 without the wine)Italian Meat Sauce (good for topping veggies) (W30)
Paleo Swedish Meatballs (W30)Paleo Baked Spaghetti (W30)
Gyro Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce (W30)Slow Cooked Bolognese Sauce with Sweet Potato Noodles (W30)
Bison-Stuffed Black Pepper BiscuitsCaveboy Casserole (Mexican beef Skillet with “cornbread” topping)
Mongolian BeefSteak with Chimichurri Sauce (W30)
Layered Taco Casserole (W30)Moroccan Lamb Stew (W30)
Pressure Cooker Ropa Vieja (W30)Low Carb Beef Bourguignon Stew
Picadillo w/Plantains  (W30)Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole (W30)
Beef Taco Casserole (W30)Paleo Beef Stroganoff (W30)
Asian Meatballs (W30)Easy Salisbury Steak (W30)
Hungarian Stew [Porkolt]* (W30)


Sweet Potato, Spinach, and Bacon Quiche | Paleo Leap (W30)Chorizo & Spinach Quiche
Paleo Italian Stuffed Mushrooms (W30)Double-pork and Sage Stuffed Apples (W30)
Bacon Wrapped Meatballs over Butternut Squash (W30)E.J.’s Awesome Smoked Ribs* (W30)
Honey Chipotle Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Cherry Salsa (I baked this instead of grilling)Pork Loin with Blueberry Sauce
Awesome Paleo Lasagna (W30)Honey Chipotle Meatballs
Sausage Egg Roll in a Bowl (sub soy with aminos)Wiener Schnitzel (W30)
InstantPot Crispy Mojo Pork (W30)Pork Avocado Cream Enchiladas
Instant Pot Smothered Pork Chops (W30)Chorizo Butternut Pizza Hash w/Eggs (W30)
Apple Squash Pulled Pork Casserole (W30)Cajun Asparagus and Sausage Skillet (W30)
Hungarian Potato Casserole [Rakott Krumpli]


Instant Pot Whole Chicken (W30)Sweet Chipotle Slow Cooker Chicken *
Crispy Roast Duck (W30)Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala (W30)
Chicken Marsala*Slow Cooker Chocolate Chicken Mole
Cajun Cauliflower Casserole (W30)Paleo Chicken Pot Pie
Coconut Lime Chicken (W30)Instant Pot Cashew Chicken
Creamy Spiced Apple Pecan Chicken (W30)Creamy Tuscan Chicken (W30)
Smoky Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili (W30)Honey Garlic Bacon Wrapped Chicken Kabobs
Awesome Bacon Apple Chicken Salad (W30)Instant Pot General Tso’s Chicken
Harvest Chicken Skillet Dinner (W30)Whole30 Chicken Parm (W30)
Creamy Bacon Mushroom Chicken Thighs (W30)Chicken Lettuce Wraps (a la PF Chang’s)
Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken (W30)Pineapple Chicken Skillet
Honey Mustard Instant Pot ChickenBalsamic Peach Chicken (W30)
Paleo Teriyaki Chicken


Orange Chipotle ShrimpShrimp Tacos
Pecan Maple SalmonShrimp and Mushroom “Pasta”* (W30)
Spicy Tuna Cakes (W30)Crab Stuffed Flounder (W30)
Seared Scallops with Zucchini Ribbons and Goat CheesePaleo Sushi Rolls
Honey Glazed Salmon w/Orange & GingerProsciutto Wrapped Cod (W30)
Paleo Pecan Crusted Salmon (W30)Cajun Salmon with Strawberry Salsa (W30)
Bacon Wrapped Scallops (W30)Fancy Shrimp Sausage Skillet(W30) 
Southwest Salmon Cakes with Avocado Aioli (W30)Whole30 Fish and Chips (W30)
Blackened Shrimp with Asparagus (W30)Paleo Paella (W30)
Crab Stuffed Salmon (sub almond flour + salt for crackers)


Roasted Sweet Potato Bites* (W30)Sweet Potato Casserole
Zucchini Fritter Cups (W30)Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus (W30 omit the dairy)
Brussels Sprouts and Bacon (W30)Indian-spiced Oven Roasted Broccoli (W30)
Indian Spiced Cauli-rice (W30)Paleo Cole Slaw (W30 if you don’t add honey.  I like to add 1 tsp honey)
Mexican Cauliflower Rice (W30)Cinnamon Butternut Squash and Plantain with Apple (W30)
Paleo Cranberry SauceGreen Bean Casserole (W30)
Paleo Thanksgiving Stuffing (Add crumbled sausage for a real treat)Creamed Spinach (W30)
Avocado, Tomato, and Cucumber Salad (W30)Paleo Sweet Potato Salad (W30)
Red Cabbage with Onions & Apples (W30)Sauteed Zucchini with Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic & Basil (W30)
Green Bean Casserole 2 (W30)Paleo Fried Zucchini (W30)
Asparagus Basil Salad (W30)Spinach and Strawberry Salad
Beets and Carrots w/Rosemary (W30)Paleo Instant Pot Saag (W30)
Mushroom Caulirice (W30)Green Beans w/ Orange and Thyme (W30)
German Potato Salad (W30)Paleo Spaetzle/Nokedli
Maple Glazed Bok Choy (Sub Aminos for Soy)Instant Pot Cauli-mushroom Risotto (W30)


Butternut Squash Soup with Sausage (W30)Paleo Gumbo (W30)*
Paleo Chili* (W30)Pumpkin and Chorizo Soup (W30)
Cajun Sweet Potato Seafood Chowder (W30) 

Sauces & Dressings

Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce (W30)Paleo Ranch Dressing (W30)
Thick Whole 30 BBQ Sauce (W30)Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce *
Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing (W30)Tartar Sauce (W30)
Homemade Taco Seasoning (W30)Dairy Free Sam Elliot Dip (W30)
Asian Style Salad DressingChimichurri Sauce (W30)
Citrus Vinaigrette (W30)Creamy Italian Dressing (W30)

Breads (Avoid these for W30)

Paleo Pizza CrustTortillas
Paleo Sandwich BreadRosemary Breadsticks
Paleo NaanIrish Soda Bread
Paleo Dinner RollsBlueberry Banana Bread
Paleo Garlic BreadsticksPaleo Lemon Coconut Muffins
Paleo Hamburger BunsBlueberry Muffins
Holiday Banana Bread Sweet Potato Pumpkin Spice Paleo Bread
Paleo Cornbread (minus the corn)Paleo Breakfast Bread Pudding

Desserts (Avoid these for W30)

Irish Mint PattiesChocolate Chip Cookies
Paleo Thin MintsChocolate Cake
Double Chocolate BrowniesPaleo Almond Joy
Crepes *Classic Vanilla Ice Cream
Triple Chocolate Pumpkin BrowniesPaleo Apple Strudel (nut-free)
Gingersnap CookiesPear Ginger Muffins
Lemon CookiesAlmond Butter Cups (I added 1 tbsp honey to make it a little sweeter)
Death by Chocolate Ice CreamApple Pie
Hazelnut FudgeDouble Chocolate Orange Torte
Bacon Wrapped Cinnamon ApplesPaleo Flan
Paleo Orange Spritz CookiesDeath by Chocolate Flourless Blender Brownies
Blueberry CrispPaleo Banana Pudding
Almond Butter BarsHealthiest Turtle Candies
Paleo Chocolate Banana PuddingPumpkin Pie
Primal Pumpkin RollShortbread Cookies
Paleo Berry Trifle

Keto Favorites

Quiche Lorraine Low Carb Tagalongs
Loaded Cauliflower Low Carb Peanut/Almond Butter Squares
Crock Pot Bacon Mushroom Swiss Chicken Keto Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Low Carb Hamburger Buns Keto Sandwich Bread
Low Carb Bagel Dogs Instant Pot Crack Chicken
Awesome Lasagna Cheddar Biscuits
Smoked Armadillo Eggs Deconstructed Pizza Casserole
Cheeseburger CasseroleLow Carb Blueberry Muffins
Cheddar Bacon Cheese Ball

*ODB Recipe