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Main Course Recipes

Whether you’re cooking for one, for a special occasion, or a large gathering of family and friends, the main course is always front and center. Choosing the right dish is made easier with these recipes that are sure to please everyone at your table.

Paleo Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower
Shepard’s pie is a classic comfort food! Swap mashed potatoes for cauliflower and turnips and beef with turkey for a light and healthy dinner!
By Jess Case
Garlic Orange Herb Turkey
This turkey is bursting with flavors of garlic, citrus, and fresh herb for a Paleo recipe you'll want to use year after year!
By Jess Case
Vegan Pumpkin Curry with Cashew Nuts
Hearty pumpkin and broccoli are simmered in creamy coconut milk curry before being poured over cauliflower rice for a savory dinner.
By Jess Case
Instant Pot Butter Chicken
Slow-simmer butter chicken in an Instant Pot for 30 minutes then pour over cauliflower rice for a zesty curry dish.
By Jennafer Ashley
Zoodles with Turkey Meatballs
Craving spaghetti and meatballs? Make a few healthy swaps like these zucchini noodles and homemade marinara to enjoy this classic dish the Paleo way.
By Jess Case
Thai Curry Zoodle Bowls with Shrimp
Juicy shrimp and fresh veggies simmer in a spicy coconut broth for a hearty, comforting dinner. Best of all, you can make the entire thing in one pot!
By Jess Case
Grilled Lamb Steaks with Rosemary
The trick is in the planning and preparation for this Paleo lamb with rosemary dish. We’ve found marinating for 24-48 hours to be the most effective method for tender, juicy result.
By Lorrie Cordain
Recipe: Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl with Apples & Cinnamon
Ready for all the flavors of autumn in one breakfast bowl? Try this hearty bowl of mashed sweet potatoes, apples, cinnamon, and chopped nuts for a festive fall breakfast.
By Jess Case
Recipe: Butternut Squash Cauliflower Risotto
Try our super easy Paleo risotto made with cauliflower instead of rice and butternut squash for a decadent fall dinner.
By Felicia Lim
Recipe: Protein-Packed Breakfast Casserole
Start your day with this tasty breakfast casserole filled with protein from eggs, pork, and green veggies in order to repair and build muscle, keep your energy up, and stay full in between meals.
By Jennafer Ashley
Recipe: Spaghetti Squash Bowl with Chicken & Fall Veggies
Celebrate fall with this hearty spaghetti squash dish! It’s topped with Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, spinach, and crunchy pumpkin seeds for a tasty and nutritious meal. 
By Jess Case
Recipe: Paleo Ratatouille
Craving veggies? This Paleo-friendly ratatouille is filled with bell peppers, zucchini, eggplant, and tomatoes for a hearty vegetarian meal.
By The Paleo Diet® Team
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Trevor Connor
Trevor Connor

Dr. Loren Cordain’s final graduate student, Trevor Connor, M.S., brings more than a decade of nutrition and physiology expertise to spearhead the new Paleo Diet team.

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Dr. Mark Smith

One of the original members of the Paleo movement, Mark J. Smith, Ph.D., has spent nearly 30 years advocating for the benefits of Paleo nutrition.

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Nell Stephenson

Ironman athlete, mom, author, and nutrition blogger Nell Stephenson has been an influential member of the Paleo movement for over a decade.

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Dr. Loren Cordain

As a professor at Colorado State University, Dr. Loren Cordain developed The Paleo Diet® through decades of research and collaboration with fellow scientists around the world.