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Side Dish Recipes

Everything tastes better with a side of something Paleo. These veggies and other side dishes check all the boxes for flavor and nutrition, while complimenting the rest of your meal.

Healthy Apple Crisp Recipe
You don’t need oats for a crispy-crunchy apple crisp! Try our Paleo version of gooey apples with a nutty topping for a healthy dessert that’s ready in just an hour.
By Jess Case
Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel Topping
This sweet potato casserole is topped with a delicious date and pecan streusel topping you’ll want to replicate year after year. 
By Jess Case
Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Recipe
Swap out mashed potatoes for cauliflower, for a healthier Thanksgiving side dish. Pureed cauliflower is still creamy and delicious, but easier to make!
By Jess Case
Paleo Thanksgiving Stuffing with Butternut Squash
You don’t need bread to make a tasty Paleo stuffing! This recipe uses roasted butternut squash, ground pork, fresh herbs, apples, and cranberries for a festive Thanksgiving side dish with all the traditional holiday flavors.
By Jess Case
Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash
This Paleo recipe fills tender acorn squash with autumn flavors like sweet apple, savory sausage, and fresh sage for an easy, but impressive Thanksgiving side.
By Jess Case
Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower Steaks
Need a quick and easy side dish for tonight’s dinner? Try these crispy roasted cauliflower steaks seasoned with turmeric and paprika. 
By Felicia Lim
Recipe: Homemade Paleo Barbecue Sauce
Usually, store bought barbecue sauces are filled with sugar, added salt, preservatives, and other unnecessary ingredients, but our rich, slow-simmered Paleo BBQ sauce can be slathered all over grilled chicken, steak, or even sweet potatoes with no remorse!
By The Paleo Diet® Team
Recipe: Shrimp-stuffed avocados
If you're searching for a cool and refreshing snack, you can’t beat these shrimp-stuffed avocados made with just a handful of ingredients.
By The Paleo Diet® Team
Recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic Balsamic Glaze
If you don’t love Brussels sprouts, it’s probably because you haven’t tried this recipe.
By The Paleo Diet® Team
Recipe: Blazing Buffalo Turkey Meatballs
If you’re a fan of Buffalo wings, you’ll love these healthier-for-you turkey meatballs rolled up with all the spicy flavors you crave!
By The Paleo Diet® Team
Recipe: Mixed Berries with Whipped Coconut Cream
This healthy dessert is made dairy-free using coconut cream. Topped with crunchy toasted almonds and shredded coconut, it’s a decadent take on a classic.
By The Paleo Diet® Team
Recipe: Paleo Low-Sodium Kimchi
Want the gut health benefits of kimchi and it's probiotic content but want to avoid the high salt content. Try this low-sodium Paleo-friendly kimchi recipe.
By The Paleo Diet® Team
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