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36 Paleo Casserole Recipes Perfect for Parties

Louise Hendon | July 21

Do you have childhood memories of terrible tuna noodle casseroles? I certainly do. I remember my mother dishing me out a horrible combination of gloopy noodles, thick cheese sauce, and fish. I hated the stuff and, and a result, swore off casseroles for years.

But, as I recently discovered, I have been missing out! Casseroles can be a fantastic, family-friendly, and party-perfect dish! And, best of all, they’re so easy to make Paleo friendly!

Forget the gloopy noodles of yesterday’s tuna casseroles. This list of over 35 guaranteed Paleo-friendly recipes has a casserole idea for every occasion, from a breakfast French Toast casserole (sign me up!) to twists on that British classic, the Shepherd’s Pie.

And, continuing on the international theme, why not a delicious Greek-inspired Paleo beef and spinach pie? Those dreaded days of boring, bland casseroles are long gone with these innovative Paleo-friendly recipes.

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Paleo Breakfast Casseroles

Paleo Tuna Casserole

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Tuna Casserole

Ingredients: tuna, onion, peas, carrots, celery, sweet potato, coconut cream, eggs, coconut flour, paprika, shredded coconut, coconut oil, salt, pepper.

Canned tuna can be bought in any store at a reasonable price, so this tuna casserole would be great for students or families working off a tight budget. The moist chunks of tuna and tender vegetables are filling and delicious and the coconut topping takes on a slight crunch after cooking, giving you added texture. This casserole would make a lovely midweek paleo meal for the whole family.

Hearty Breakfast Casserole

– Feasting On Joy

Hearty Breakfast Casserole

Photo Credit: Feasting on Joy

Ingredients: eggs, sausage, green chilies, yellow onion, baby spinach, zucchini, sweet potato, black pepper, sea salt, garlic powder, coconut oil.

If you have a hungry family or you are facing a challenging and strenuous day, breakfast casseroles are a great way to boost the system in the morning. This is a nut and dairy free paleo recipe that gives you twelve servings, so you could have enough for several days. This is a mixture of sausage, eggs and vegetables, gently spiced with chilis, and you can make this the night before then heat and eat!

Overnight Baked French Toast Casserole

– Feasting On Joy

Overnight Baked French Toast Casserole

Photo Credit: Feasting on Joy

Ingredients: Paleo bread, eggs, coconut milk, coconut sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, coconut nectar, ghee, maple syrup.

This paleo breakfast casserole takes a bit of time to cook, so this would be a great recipe for the weekend when you have more time. The bread is soaked in the batter overnight, then cooked first thing for a sweet but sugar free breakfast. The cinnamon and nutmeg topping gives this a wonderful flavor and fills your kitchen with delicious aromas too!

Cranberry Sausage Breakfast Casserole (Aip Reintro/Paleo)

– Sweet Potatoes & Social Change

Cranberry Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Photo Credit: Sweet Potatoes & Social Change

Ingredients: ground pork, sage, sea salt, dried thyme, cinnamon, cranberries, maple syrup, orange, eggs, plantain, apple cider vinegar, coconut flour, coconut oil, baking soda, vanilla, honey.

This amazing paleo casserole is full of the flavors of Christmas and would be perfect for Christmas morning, but you can enjoy it any day. The sausage is flavored with herbs and the cranberries give a great contrast of flavor to the meat, and the sauce adds a layer of vivid color when you cut into the casserole. Then the whole thing is topped with a ‘bread’ layer that goes crunchy when it is cooked. Delicious!

Egg-Free Breakfast Casserole

– Fed and Fulfilled

Egg-Free Breakfast Casserole

Photo Credit: Fed and Fulfilled

Ingredients: squash, coconut oil, spinach, onion, carrots, celery, ground pork, mushrooms, zucchini, sage, rosemary, dried thyme, cinnamon, onion powder, sea salt, bone broth, coconut milk.

If, like me, you like eggs but they don’t like you, then a veggie-rich breakfast casserole makes a great alternative. This one uses ground pork, but any ground meat would do, or you can miss it out for a vegetarian version! You can even use bacon if that is your breakfast go-to. This cuts well and can be stored in the refrigerator for easy paleo breakfasts through the week.

Paleo Breakfast Casserole

– Cavegirl Cuisine

Paleo Breakfast Casserole

Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: sausage, onion, organic butter (omit) or ghee, sweet potato, parsnip, eggs, spinach, coconut milk, cassava flour.

This is a hearty and filling breakfast casserole that would be ideal to feed the whole family. There are four layers in this paleo casserole, making it look as good as it tastes. The sausage is flavored with maple and sage, but you can feel free to use whatever one you prefer. With a creamy layer on the top, this casserole is full of flavor and tastes great.

Cavegirl’s Breakfast Kickasserole

– Cavegirl Cuisine

Cavegirl's Breakfast Kickasserole

Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: bacon, onion, mushrooms, bell pepper, greens of choice (kale, collards, turnip greens, chard, spinach), carrot, tomatoes, coconut milk, avocado, eggs, mustard, Italian seasoning, hot sauce of choice, sea salt, pepper.

This is a dairy free recipe that uses avocado to give the topping a creamy texture to contrast with the meat and vegetable layer. This paleo casserole is full of flavor and would be a hearty and satisfying start to the day. You can use hot sauce to give the casserole a bit of a kick, but it is not essential so if you don’t like spice just omit it, and you can use whatever greens you have.

Southwest Breakfast Casserole

– Savory Lotus

Southwest Breakfast Casserole

Photo Credit: Katja from Savory Lotus

Ingredients: ground meat, cumin powder, chili powder, salt, sweet potato, spinach, cilantro, green chiles, eggs.

Making a large breakfast casserole is a great idea for a Sunday cook-in as it will give you enough for breakfast throughout the week. This is a paleo-friendly grain and gluten free recipe that is full of flavor and very versatile. For example, you can use any ground meat you have, even shredded chicken left over from a roast. This casserole also tastes great cold and can be a lunchbox addition.

Chile Relleno Breakfast Casserole

– Popular Paleo

Chile Relleno Breakfast Casserole

Photo Credit: Ciarra from Popular Paleo

Ingredients: ground pork, mushrooms, white onion, eggs, paprika, coriander, kosher salt, black pepper, garlic, cayenne pepper or chipotle pepper, green chiles, fat (lard, ghee, or avocado oil).

This paleo recipe is a must for chile lovers but is not too spicy. There is a lovely smoky flavor from the smoked paprika and the mushrooms add to the meaty texture of the casserole. This casserole tastes best served warm and is delicious on its own, but if you want to turn the heat up you can serve it with some hot sauce. This is a gluten free recipe.

Paleo Chicken Casseroles

Paleo Chicken and Cherry Tomato Casserole

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Chicken and Cherry Tomato Casserole

Ingredients: avocado oil, chicken, onion, garlic, rosemary, white button mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, black pepper.

Tomatoes are a good source of vitamins and minerals, and in this great paleo recipe they also add color and flavor to the dish. This is a simple idea, pairing chicken with tomato and mushrooms, and this would be a lovely dish to serve for a family meal. It is also low in carbs, but by using only fresh ingredients, the flavor is as natural as it could be.

“Cheesy” Chicken Casserole

– Empowered Sustenance

“Cheesy” Chicken Casserole

Photo Credit: Empowered Sustenance

Ingredients: chicken, butternut squash, coconut cream, ghee or butter (omit) or coconut oil, green peas, seasoning salt, apple cider vinegar, coconut.

Although this casserole is called cheesy, it does not have cheese in it, but has the same texture as regular cheese casseroles. You can use different vegetables such as broccoli instead of peas, but the peas do add a slight sweetness to the dish. If you prefer a creamier topping, you can blend the squash with the coconut milk before adding to the meat and vegetables.

AIP Paleo Mediterranean Chicken

– The Health Nut Mama

AIP Paleo Mediterranean Chicken

Photo Credit: The Health Nut Mama

Ingredients: chicken, olive oil, onion, garlic, kalamata olives, capers, artichokes, oregano, basil, spinach or broccoli, sea salt.

This paleo and keto-friendly dish has the traditional flavors of the Mediterranean because of the olives and capers and is a great way to serve shredded chicken, even leftover chicken from another meal. You can add more vegetables if you want the casserole to feed more people, and I recommend you add some fresh basil for a lovely fresh hint.

Chicken Chorizo Casserole

– The Curious Coconut

Chicken Chorizo Casserole

Photo Credit: The Curious Coconut

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, onion, broccoli, chicken, chorizo sausage, lard or fat of choice, salt, pepper.

This would be a great comfort food casserole for a tasty dinner to satisfy the hunger pangs. The chorizo adds such a rich flavor to the chicken and vegetables and if you use frozen broccoli this cuts down your prep time. This is a gluten free paleo recipe that will definitely become a family favorite! It is a one-pot meal so there won’t be too much washing up to do – perfect for busy people!

Easy Greek Chicken Bake

– Beauty and the Foodie

Easy Greek Chicken Bake

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: chicken, sea salt, black pepper, cherry tomatoes, green olives, artichoke, garlic, lemon, olive oil, bacon or pancetta, thyme leaves.

This delicious Greek-inspired chicken dish is another one-pot meal that is easy to make. It has creamy olives and juicy tomatoes to give contrast in texture to the chicken, but if you don’t like olives just leave them out. Using chicken thighs makes this a cheaper dish to make and there is more flavor to the meat than using chicken breast. This dish is low in calories so it would be ideal if you are watching your weight.

Italian Chicken Casserole

– Meatified

Italian Chicken Casserole

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: sweet potato, coconut oil or avocado oil, Italian seasoning, yellow onion, garlic, chicken, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, coconut milk, salt.

One of the most surprising things about this dish is the sauce! Who knew that sweet potato would turn into a rich and creamy sauce that livens up the whole meal? With the Italian seasoning and the tender pieces of juicy chicken, this would be a dish to look forward to on any day. You can also experiment by adding different vegetables such as mushrooms or green beans to make this paleo dish your own.

Creamy Pumpkin Chicken Casserole

– My Heart Beets

Creamy Pumpkin Chicken Casserole

Photo Credit: Ashley from My Heart Beets

Ingredients: spaghetti squash, cooked chicken, white onion, garlic, serrano pepper, coconut oil, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, turmeric, nutmeg, salt, pepper, tomato paste, pumpkin, bell pepper, coconut milk, eggs.

There are quite a few spices used in this recipe, but it is really worth it for the extra Middle-Eastern slant they add to the flavor of the chicken. This is a very filling low carb dish that would be great served simply with a side of greens or on its own for lunch. Once you have cooked the chicken, save the broth to use for soups and stews or as a nutritious drink, although it is best to strain it first.

Creamy Chicken Broccoli Cauliflower Rice Casserole

– Savory Lotus

Creamy Chicken Broccoli Cauliflower Rice Casserole

Photo Credit: Katja from Savory Lotus

Ingredients: cauliflower rice, broccoli, chicken, butter (omit) or ghee or coconut oil, onion, garlic, salt, broth (bone broth OR veggie), coconut milk, yeast, pepper, arrowroot.

On chilly nights after a long day, you sometimes just yearn for some comfort food, and that’s where this delicious casserole comes in! It is full of chicken and veggies, smothered in a creamy sauce and with a toasty, crunchy topping to give this a load more texture. This is a dairy and gluten free recipe that is totally compliant with the paleo style of eating and it freezes well, so why not make double!

Apple and Cabbage Oven Baked Chicken

– The Healthy Foodie

Apple and Cabbage Oven Baked Chicken

Photo Credit: Sonia from The Healthy Foodie

Ingredients: chicken, onion, cabbage, apple, apple juice, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, rosemary, salt, black pepper.

In this recipe you are cooking the chicken over a dish of apples and cabbage, meaning that it almost steams and stays really tender and juicy. The apples add a sweetness and cancel out any bitterness from the cabbage and the apple juice adds a tangy flavor to this amazing paleo dish, and if you don’t have any fresh rosemary you can use dried instead.

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Paleo Beef Casseroles

No Taters Casserole

– Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: turnips, parsnips, bone broth, sea salt, ground beef, celery, onion, garlic, mushrooms, dried thyme, palm shortening, cassava flour, coconut milk, nutritional yeast, fresh parsley.

It is amazing just how many regular comfort food dishes use potatoes for the creamy mash on the top, but that is not the paleo autoimmune way! We can use mashed turnip and parsnip instead to keep things low carb but still delicious. This dish doesn’t cost a lot so would be great for people on a budget or for larger families, as it has everything you need in one – no need for sides.

Creamy Beef & Cauli Rice Casserole

– It’s All About AIP

Creamy Beef & Cauli Rice Casserole

Photo Credit: It’s All About AIP

Ingredients: ground beef, cauliflower, ginger, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, oregano, coconut milk, baby spinach, kale.

This AIP casserole has notes of Mediterranean cuisine because of the garlic, ginger and oregano and is a filling meal on its own as it contains both the beef and the cauliflower rice. If you want to make this meal go further you could add in more vegetables such as mushrooms. This casserole freezes really well so is perfect for batch-cooking and keeping for another day.

Low Carb Shepherd’s Pie with Mashed Rutabaga

– Grazed & Enthused

Low Carb Shepherd’s Pie with Mashed Rutabaga

Photo Credit: Grazed & Enthused

Ingredients: olive oil, white onion, garlic, pine nuts, ground beef, ground pork or lamb, cinnamon, cumin, allspice, bone broth, coconut aminos, carrots, frozen peas, rutabaga, ghee, sea salt, black pepper.

This low carb paleo recipe gives you shepherd’s pie with a difference as it uses spices more associated with eastern countries, but it is rich in flavor and absolutely delicious! Don’t recognize the name ‘rutabaga’ because you live in Europe? It is a swede which, when blended with ghee, gives you a lovely buttery topping for your pie. If you like your topping crisped just broil for a few minutes to form a crust.

AIP Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

– The Health Nut Mama

AIP Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

Photo Credit: The Health Nut Mama

Ingredients: ground lamb or ground beef, red onion, garlic, mushrooms, green peas, carrots, zucchini, squash, spinach, dried herbs, olive oil, sea salt, cauliflower, yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, ghee, bone broth.

Here is another traditional pie for you to serve to your family as a tasty yet healthy treat. Some might say this is not shepherd’s pie as that uses lamb, but life is too short to argue! Just have some fun with this recipe, swapping the veggies for other ones or using a mixture of different herbs to give even more fantastic flavors. There is no need for AIP and paleo people to miss out on comfort food!

Greek Beef and Spinach Pie

– Adventures in Partaking

Greek Beef and Spinach Pie

Photo Credit: Adventures in Partaking

Ingredients: olive oil, red onion, garlic, cauliflower, himalayan salt, broth or water, ground beef, oregano, basil, cinnamon, clove, white mushrooms, spinach, sweet potatoes.

This lovely Greek-inspired pie was designed for the Autoimmune Protocol and has a layered effect, much like lasagna, using the sliced sweet potatoes to alternate with the meat. You have the spices used in Greek cuisine such as garlic, oregano and cinnamon and the flavor is reminiscent of moussaka. You can serve this on its own or with a fresh green salad for a wholesome and filling meal.

Bacon Burger Cauliflower Rice Casserole

– Beauty and the Foodie

Bacon Burger Cauliflower Rice Casserole

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: cauliflower, ground beef, bacon, tomato, garlic powder, paprika, sea salt, celery seed, black pepper.

Beef and bacon together in the one dish are reminiscent of comfort food, and this casserole would certainly be a hearty meal to serve on a chilly day. The tomato and garlic really add something special to the flavors and it is easy to make this a paleo version by omitting the cheese. The casserole only takes around 30 minutes to make so it would be great for dinner after a busy day.

Shepherds Pie Recipe with Sweet Potato Topping

– Healy Eats Real

Shepherds Pie Recipe with Sweet Potato Topping

Photo Credit: Hannah from Healy Eats Real

Ingredients: avocado oil ghee or refined coconut oil, onion, garlic, carrots, mushrooms, frozen peas, oregano, sage, marjoram, dried thyme, ground beef, sea salt, black pepper, cumin, sweet potato, chicken bone broth, sea salt.

There is something so satisfying about a shepherd’s pie that it immediately makes you think about comfort food on cold winter days. Although technically shepherd’s pie is made with lamb, the ground beef works well here, and the creamy sweet potato mash topping gives the dish a lovely look. To make this pie totally AIP-friendly, omit the peas or substitute cauliflower instead.

Thai Ground Beef Spaghetti Squash Casserole

– My Heart Beets

Thai Ground Beef Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Photo Credit: Ashley from My Heart Beets

Ingredients: spaghetti squash, avocado oil, yellow onion, Thai bird’s eye chili, garlic, ginger, Thai red curry paste, salt, black pepper, ground beef, fish sauce, coconut sugar, coconut aminos, bell pepper, mushrooms, eggs, green onion.

With all the flavors we associate with Thai cooking from the red curry paste and spices, this great casserole is a filling and super-tasty low carb meal that fits well with the paleo lifestyle. By using the spaghetti squash you can also make the meat go a lot further than normal, so this would be a great dish for students or people on a tight budget. Simply garnish with chives or green onions for a hearty meal!

Four Layer Beef & Bacon Casserole

– Popular Paleo

Four Layer Beef & Bacon Casserole

Photo Credit: Ciarra from Popular Paleo

Ingredients: bacon, sweet potatoes, coconut milk, sage, salt, cauliflower, black pepper, ground beef, garlic, yellow onion, mushrooms, coconut oil.

This amazing casserole has different layers of meat and ‘mash’ and is studded with bacon pieces to make it look even more appealing. The sage in the sweet potato mixture gives that layer a lovely earthy tone and goes really well with the ground beef. This is a hearty and impressive low carb and paleo-friendly meal to serve to the family, especially on chilly nights when you need something warming.

Other Paleo Casseroles

Paleo Fish Bake

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Fish Bake

Ingredients: fish, cherry tomatoes, yellow squash, bell pepper, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, vodka or gin, salt, pepper, tamari soy sauce, coconut aminos.

Here is another great paleo recipe to add to your list of one-pot wonders! You can use whatever mix of fish you like, but I like to use a white fish and a smoked one. Salmon also works well with the flavors in this bake. You don’t need to worry about the spirit in this recipe as the alcohol will burn off as it cooks and it is simply there to add flavor, but you can omit it if you need to.

Paleo Savory Sautéed Veggie Kugel

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Savory Sautéed Veggie Kugel

Ingredients: olive oil, zucchini, sweet potato, carrots, onion, sea salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, eggs, baby spinach, chives, almond flour.

Originally, kugel dishes were savory and the sweet version came later, so this recipe harks back to the old days! This is a gluten free dish of root vegetables bound together with an egg mix which helps the kugel to set and makes it easy to cut. These dishes were often served at Jewish celebrations, but now we get the chance to enjoy them any time, no matter what your religion!

Tuna Cauli Casserole

– Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: cauliflower, arugula, yellow onion, garlic, celery, fresh thyme, sea salt, palm shortening, cassava flour, coconut milk, chicken bone broth, tuna, fresh parsley.

Sometimes it is nicer to have a slightly lighter casserole that doesn’t use beef and winter veggies, so here is a tuna dish that you can enjoy any time of year. This can be made quite cheaply as you use canned tuna in water, and the tuna and cauliflower go really well together. This delicious recipe is compliant with the autoimmune protocol diet and does not have any ingredients that will cause health issues.

Creamy Mushroom & Pork Casserole

– Grazed & Enthused

Creamy Mushroom & Pork Casserole

Photo Credit: Grazed & Enthused

Ingredients: fat of choice, pork, sea salt, mushrooms, coconut cream, balsamic vinegar, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder.

This low carb casserole reminds me of winter goodness served at home when we were young, and I am sure you will love it too! Pork and mushrooms are great partners and this is a meaty dish to warm and fill you even on the coldest days. The rich and creamy sauce is fantastic and could even be used in a casserole with chicken breasts instead of pork. Be adventurous and try different combinations of flavors too!

Scalloped Sweet Potato & Ham Casserole

– It’s All About AIP

Scalloped Sweet Potato & Ham Casserole

Photo Credit: It’s All About AIP

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, garlic, onion, avocado oil, coconut milk, salt, yeast, marjoram & thyme, bone broth, ham, arrowroot starch/flour, water.

If you are like me and occasionally long for a dish with a smooth and creamy sauce, then look no further! This recipe is completely AIP-compliant and dairy free, but the potatoes and sauce are reminiscent of the traditional scalloped potatoes made with tons of cream. If you like you can omit the ham or use bacon instead – the choice is up to you!

Real Food Sweet Potato Casserole

– The Coconut Mama

Real Food Sweet Potato Casserole

Photo Credit: Tiffany from The Coconut Mama

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, sea salt, water, coconut oil, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, pepper, pecans or walnuts.

Sweet potato casserole is a dish traditionally served at Thanksgiving and it can often involve marshmallow which is full of sugar, so this great paleo recipe even gives you instructions for making your own so you can stick with tradition without breaking the rules. There really is no need for paleo people to miss out when it comes to celebrations!

Cranberry Sweet Potato Casserole (Aip/Paleo)

– Sweet Potatoes & Social Change

Cranberry Sweet Potato Casserole

Photo Credit: Sweet Potatoes & Social Change

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, ghee /coconut oil, coconut sugar, cranberries, cinnamon, orange, pomegranate.

Here is a clever twist on a holiday classic, as you are adding cranberries for a tart, fruity flavor and added color, and pomegranate seeds for a jeweled effect. This paleo dish would look fantastic on your holiday dinner table and I think the guests would be really impressed by this casserole. I prefer to use ghee rather than coconut oil as I find the buttery flavor goes down well with the whole family.

Salmon Bake

– Adventures in Partaking

Salmon Bake

Photo Credit: Adventures in Partaking

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, broccoli, salmon, olive oil, white onion, cassava flour, coconut milk, thyme, turmeric, pink himalayan salt, garlic.

With a beautiful layered look and pretty colored topping, this paleo salmon dish would look very impressive for a family meal or even for a dinner party with friends. You have soft and juicy salmon in a creamy sauce with sweet potatoes and broccoli – all you need for a hearty meal but all in one dish. This would work with white fish if you are not a fan of salmon but use a firm one like cod so it stays in chunks and doesn’t fall apart.

Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

– Cook Eat Paleo

Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Photo Credit: Lisa from Cook Eat Paleo

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, pecans, almond flour, sea salt, ghee, honey, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, salt, eggs.

If traditional sweet potato casseroles are a bit sweet for you, try this amazing paleo version which has a wonderful pecan crumble instead of marshmallow, giving you a new twist on an old favorite! This is a grain and gluten free recipe that you can take to a Thanksgiving dinner as your contribution, as even non-paleo folks will love it and it is so easy to make!