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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What are the main comfort foods? ›

Fast food like burgers, French fries, and pizza. Homemade meals that your family makes like casseroles, fried chicken and biscuits, pasta, pot pie, and soothing soups and chowders like beef stew, matzo ball soup, and chicken soup. Snacks like chips, pretzels, popcorn, nachos, and munchies that curb snack attacks.

Can you eat pasta on paleo? ›

Foods to avoid on the paleo diet

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

What is a paleo dinner? ›

The Paleolithic Era dates from around 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago. 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.

What is comfort food on a diet? ›

We celebrate traditional comfort foods, like spaghetti and casseroles, while making sure to moderate the calories and include plenty of protein and fiber—the nutrients that make us feel full and satisfied, so you can enjoy your family favorites without feeling deprived.

Are bananas OK on paleo? ›

Many paleo followers wonder if bananas are paleo because of their higher sugar content. They are considered paleo. One medium banana has 113 calories, 2 grams of fiber and 26 grams of carbohydrates. Bananas are an unprocessed, whole food with a good source of potassium.

Is cheese OK on paleo? ›

A Paleo-diet purist will tell you no, all cheese should be avoided on a Paleo lifestyle. Paleolithic humans didn't milk cows or process dairy. This is one case in which keto diet rules are much more lax than paleo.

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.

Can you drink coffee on paleo? ›

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 is the best comfort food of all time? ›

Our 20 all-time favorite comfort foods
  • 1 of 20. Chicken noodle soup. Joshua Resnick / shutterstock.com. ...
  • 2 of 20. Chicken pot pie. Charles Brutlag / shutterstock.com. ...
  • 3 of 20. Chicken tenders. ...
  • 4 of 20. Chili. ...
  • 5 of 20. Chocolate chip cookies. ...
  • 6 of 20. Cinnamon buns. ...
  • 7 of 20. Cornbread. ...
  • 8 of 20. Fries.
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What is the most comforting food in the world? ›

10 Comfort Foods from Around the World
  • India: Butter Chicken. ...
  • France: Cassoulet. ...
  • Morocco: Harira Soup. ...
  • South Korea: Kimchi Stew (Kimchi Jjigae) ...
  • Mexico: Pozole. ...
  • Greece: Moussaka. ...
  • Thailand: Tom Yum Soup. ...
  • Brazil: Feijoada.

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 is the most soothing food? ›

Research has linked foods like avocado, oranges, or oysters to reduced feelings of anxiety.

Is pizza a comfort food? ›

One thing that all comfort foods have in common is that they fill you up. Have you ever heard of a comfort food that leaves you feeling slightly unsatisfied and a little hungry? Of course not! Pizza is a fantastic comfort food because it's hot and delicious, but it also fills you up completely.


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