18 One-Pan Paleo Dinner Recipes

updated Jan 24, 2021
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On nights I want to guarantee both cooking and cleanup are a total breeze, I lean on recipes that come together with a single pot, pan, or skillet. One-pan is basically kitchen code for “easy” — something you can totally appreciate when you’re following a Paleo diet. Since the diet makes eating out and ordering in kind of tricky (although not impossible), it requires a lot of cooking. So when it comes to getting easy Paleo recipes on the table, why not keep delicious grain- and dairy-free dinners as simple as possible and start with a single pan. Here are 18 one-pan Paleo dinner recipes to try.

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Creamy Coconut Cauliflower Soup
Answer the call of creamy comfort food with this nourishing, Whole30- and Paleo-friendly soup.
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Baked Chicken and Veggies
Roasting cubes of chicken and colorful vegetables together quickly at super high heat seriously cuts down on total cooking time while caramelizing the veggies and leaving the chicken moist.
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Salsa-Simmered Fish
Salsa is used as both a super-flavorful poaching liquid and sauce for flaky cod fillets in a skillet supper that comes together in minutes. Bulk it up with a side of cauliflower rice or a simple green salad.
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Egg Roll Skillet
This easy ground pork skillet is inspired by the filling in Chinese egg rolls and requires very little chopping, thanks to a bag of coleslaw mix.
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Cauliflower Fried "Rice"
To keep dinner quick and convenient I always start this meal with a bag of store-bought cauliflower rice (fresh or frozen will work). This recipe calls for a classic trio of carrots, corn, and peas, but any bite-sized frozen veggies will work. Swap the soy sauce for coconut aminos to keep it Paleo-friendly.
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Sheet Pan Chicken with Red Potatoes and Sage
Consider chicken sheet pan suppers your simple dinner BFF. Use this recipe as your template: Since white potatoes are a no-no, swap them for any one of your favorite veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts work well, and sweet potatoes and winter squash are occasional additions).
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One-Skillet Salsa Pork Chops
This saucy skillet dinner is just the right balance of sweet, spicy, and tangy. I often make this with a jar of traditional tomato salsa, but any type of salsa will work with the recipe.
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Sheet Pan Crispy Salmon and Potatoes
With the help of the broiler, this sheet pan supper comes together seriously fast. Stay Paleo-compliant by swapping the white potatoes for carrot spears, bell peppers, or cauliflower.
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Sheet Pan Steak and Veggies
This recipe shows you how to make steak an easy, weeknight-friendly dinner option. Butter is a hot topic of debate in the Paleo community, so when it comes to the herb butter that's used to finish the steak, be sure to use a grass-fed option — otherwise, swap it for ghee.
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Sweet Potato Hash with Caramelized Onions, Sausage & Eggs
The best thing about this savory breakfast-for-dinner skillet is that the hash can be made in advance, so all that's left to do at the end of the day is crack the eggs on top and bake. Any type of sausage will work with this recipe — just be sure it's sugar-free if you're keeping things Paleo or watching your sugar intake.
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Asian Cauliflower Fried Rice with Kalua Pork
Of all versions of fried cauliflower rice I've cooked, this one is my absolute favorite, hands-down. It's super satisfying and packed with tons savory flavors. While the recipe calls for pork, you can really make this with any leftover meat you have hanging out in the fridge.
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Saucy Skillet Salmon
This bright, saucy skillet meal will show you just how easy it can be to make a fancy salmon dinner any night of the week. I love bulking this up by stirring a few big handful of spinach of other greens into the sauce at the end of cooking or serving it over a bed of cauliflower rice.
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Sheet Pan Honey-Chipotle Chicken and Sweet Potatoes
To get the most flavor from this simple supper, it's best to give the chicken anywhere from two and 24 hours to do its thing to soak up the smoky-sweet marinade.
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One-Pot Braised Cabbage with Bacon
This Southern-inspired pot turns a head of plain old cabbage into something that's much more interesting. This dish really doesn't needs much else to feel like dinner but if you're will to take out another pan, it's very nice alongside pork chops.
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A Light & Fresh Ginger Broccoli Soup
Lots of kale and broccoli are the key to this vibrant green soup, but if you happen to have spinach on hand, it's a great substitute for the kale.
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Easy Frittata
A frittata can be a whole lot more than breakfast or brunch. Load it with meat and veggies and you've got a hearty, fridge-clearing dinner that comes together in no time.
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Paleo Chili
This is as much a Paleo chili as it is a meat-lover's chili. It skips the beans all together and instead is packed with both crumbled ground beef and seared cubes of chuck, along with plenty of hearty root vegetables.
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Slow Cooker Salsa Pulled Chicken
Toss some chicken breasts and your favorite salsa in the slow cooker, and in a few hours you've got perfectly seasoned chicken to pile on a taco salsa or top on a cauliflower rice burrito bowl.
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