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36 Paleo Easter Recipes You Should Make This Year

Louise Hendon | April 16
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What’s Easter without special dinner recipes? Nothing, if you ask me – and to stick with a healthy way of eating, I’ve put together a collection of mouthwatering Paleo Easter recipes.

Some of us enjoy the traditional Easter dishes every year but, for some, the holidays are all about trying something new. It doesn’t really matter which group you belong to, because there’s something for everyone on this list.

A great dinner always starts with tasty appetizers. I like recipes that are either quick and easy to make, or something I can prepare ahead so that I can spend my time with the family (rather than sweating away in the kitchen!)

Deviled eggs are always a hit, but if you wish to try something a bit more exotic, I highly recommend the bacon wrapped dates that are stuffed with cashew cheese. They’re divine – and will surely give you something to talk about!

Homemade ham will always be one of my favorites, but this year I’m thinking of serving some grilled lamb chops, as well. If you’re not a fan of either of these, why not try some apple dijon pork chops?

Choose your favorite side dish to complement your entree – and let’s not forget the dessert! Keep it simple by making the Paleo blueberry crumble, or make some carrot cake cupcakes (with frosting!) for easier portion control…

Check out this 90-second video for super easy Paleo coconut Easter eggs!

Here are just a few of the Paleo Easter recipes we’ve included:

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Paleo Appetizers for Easter

Ham and Spinach Mini Quiches

– Paleo Flourish

Ham and Spinach Mini Quiches

Ingredients: eggs, slices of ham, spinach, leek, coconut milk, baking powder, salt, pepper.

These little paleo crustless quiches have the perfect balance of meat and vegetables, making them super-tasty and perfect for a quick snack or a lunch. These taste just as good cold, so would be great to take to work or pack in the kids’ lunchboxes. Just be a bit careful to taste the mixture before you add the salt as the ham can be salty enough, depending on what type you use.

Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Ham Wraps

– Paleo Flourish

Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Ham Wraps

Ingredients: ham, cucumber, smoked salmon, coconut cream, green salad.

These tasty wraps are ideal for a lunchtime snack or even for a healthy breakfast. They have a lovely texture since all the layers are sandwiched together with the smooth coconut cream. These are easy to eat, so they would be perfect if you are feeding kids. Or why not try turning them inside out – make cucumber cups, chop the meat and stir in the cream and fill the cups with the mix to make dainty Paleo finger food!

Paleo Roasted Cauliflower Dip

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Roasted Cauliflower Dip

Ingredients: cauliflower, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, cherry tomatoes, cucumber batons, carrot sticks to serve with, pomegranate seeds, parsley leaves.

Dips are often served at parties or celebrations, but if you are following the Paleo or autoimmune protocol diets, they might be a thing to avoid. So why not make your own dip, then you don’t have to miss out! The cauliflower blitzes into the perfect paste for dipping and the roasted garlic has a sweeter flavor than raw garlic, so don’t skip that step! Serve this with whatever veggie sticks you like.

Crunchy Paleo Crackers

– Paleo Flourish

Crunchy Paleo Crackers

Ingredients: arrowroot, tapioca or cassava flour, olive oil, cold water.

Crackers can be one of the foods we have to avoid when eating Paleo, as they are normally grain based, but this clever recipe uses cassava flour and arrowroot to give you Paleo friendly crackers with that special crunch! These are great for snacks on game days or film nights and are safe for even little ones to eat. Just remember to keep an eye on them in the oven, as they can burn quite easily.

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Cashew Cheese

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Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Cashew Cheese

Ingredients: dates, bacon, raw cashews, coconut oil, water.

Bacon wrapped dates have traditionally been used as party food for a long time, but these are healthier and dairy free because you use the cashew cheese instead of dairy cheese. When cooking these in the oven, try to use a baking tray with sides as the fat from the bacon tends to run out. Like a lot of other fruits cooked in an oven, the dates tend to be super-hot, so allow to cool slightly before serving.

Paleo Zucchini Fritters

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Zucchini Fritters

Ingredients: zucchinis, green onions, onion powder, garlic powder, coconut flour, eggs, salt, ground black pepper, avocado oil.

These tasty fritters make a great lunchtime dish, especially if you serve them with tomato salsa or a chunky Paleo tomato sauce. They are easy to make and are popular with kids and adults alike. Zucchini is a great source of vitamins and healthy minerals and can be a great low carb vegetable to use on Keto diets too. It is also quite cheap and can be useful for feeding large families or those on a tight budget.

Keto Spinach Artichoke Dip

– Keto Summit

Keto Spinach Artichoke Dip

Ingredients: spinach, artichoke hearts (from a can in water), Keto mayo, cashew cheese, onion, garlic cloves, lemon juice, salt, pepper.

With the vibrant green color from the spinach and the earthiness of artichoke, this dip would make a great dish to serve up at parties, alongside your favorite keto crackers. It also makes a lovely light lunch when you just fancy something really tasty. One of the best things about this recipe is that it is really low in carbs, making it ideal for keto people and those on a dairy free diet.

Keto Paprika Deviled Eggs

– Keto Summit

Keto Paprika Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: eggs, mayo, mustard, lemon juice or white wine vinegar, smoked paprika, salt, pepper.

Deviled eggs are very popular party food items and have been around for centuries, but they are such a great source of protein and are really low in carbs that they make great treats for today’s keto people too! These are so quick and easy to make, that you could even get the kids to help. Simply dust these with a sprinkle of paprika to add a lovely color and a little bit of a kick and you are good to go!

Keto Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

– Keto Summit

Keto Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Ingredients: prosciutto, asparagus spears.

If you are having a dinner with friends or family, it can sometimes be a bit of a challenge to find an appetizer that looks great and tastes good too, but doesn’t get in the way of the Keto rules. So here is a really simple recipe that gives you an impressive appetizer for any get-together. Wrap the asparagus in prosciutto and bake for a low carb but flavorful start to your meal!

Paleo Easter Entrees

Steak Medallions with Ginger Asparagus Mushroom Saute

– Paleo Flourish

Steak Medallions with Ginger Asparagus Mushroom Saute

Ingredients: beef medallions, asparagus shoots, cherry tomatoes, button mushrooms, onion, parsley, fresh ginger, coconut oil, salt.

It is always a good idea to season steak first before you cook it, then the action of cooking helps infuse the steak with the flavors, and this works with this lovely Paleo recipe too. There is a freshness to the sauté from the asparagus and parsley which complements the beef really well. This is a simple paleo recipe that lets you emphasize the flavor of the beef. If you don’t have button mushrooms then just use whatever ones you have.

Paleo Homemade Ham

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Homemade Ham

Ingredients: smoked gammon, onion, celery stalks, garlic cloves, black peppercorns, whole cloves, salt.

If you have the time, it can be a much healthier option to cook hams yourself, as this avoids any additives such as sugar and preservatives. The cooked ham then has endless uses, from salads to soups, and quick lunches to family dinners, so there are loads of ways to use it up. This recipe is really low in carbs and is sugar free, but the flavors of the ham really shine out!

Paleo Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb with Parsnip Fries

– Paleo Flourish – Recipe from Jill, Jennifer, & Jessica Emich of Shine Restaurant

Paleo Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb with Parsnip Fries

Ingredients: sea salt, olive oil, bone-in grass fed leg of lamb, carrots, celery, onion, chicken stock or water, red wine, fresh sprigs rosemary, garlic cloves.

As lamb tastes so much better when it is cooked slowly, this would make a wonderful Paleo family roast dinner for a wintery Sunday. The lamb is tender and juicy, and virtually falls off the bone, while the parsnip fries add a slightly sweet, earthy note on the side. If you prefer not to use the red wine, you can add extra stock, but remember that the cooking process removes the alcohol and all you are left with is the flavor.

Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

Ingredients: olive oil, ground lamb, onion, garlic cloves, carrots, celery stalks, tomato, rosemary sprig, beef stock, cauliflower, salt, ground black pepper.

Shepherd’s pie is what I think of as comfort food, as it is warming, filling and leaves you feeling the satisfaction you get from a hearty, homecooked meal. This Paleo recipe is traditionally made with lamb, which is a really healthy meat that is a good source of vitamins, but if you are not keen, you can use beef instead and turn it into a cottage pie. Then simply top with a layer of cauli mash and enjoy!

Grilled Cumin Crusted Lamb Chops

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Grilled Cumin Crusted Lamb Chops

Ingredients: racks of lamb, cumin powder, paprika, chili powder, salt.

Lamb chops make the perfect cut to grill for an outdoor meal as they have their own ‘handle’ to allow you to pick them up easily. The cumin helps to give these lovely chops a slightly Moroccan flavor, and the chili can be adjusted to suit your own palate. Taking very little time to prepare and cook, these would be a great idea for a summertime lunch, and are great taste sensations for paleo people.

Paleo Apple Dijon Pork Chops

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Apple Dijon Pork Chops

Ingredients: pork chops, coconut oil, applesauce, Dijon mustard, salt, freshly ground black pepper.

Just looking at these amazing paleo pork chops makes your mouth water! Tender, juicy pork with a tart and spiced sauce is just crying out to be served for Sunday lunch! Pork and apple go really well together, so why not try making your own applesauce so you can serve it any time. The chops only take minutes to cook so this would also be great for dinner after a busy day.

Keto Orange Roast Pork Loin

– Keto Summit

Keto Orange Roast Pork Loin

Ingredients: pork loin, orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, fresh rosemary leaves, garlic cloves, olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika.

A good roast dinner can be a great meal for the weekend when the family get together, and leftovers make fantastic keto lunches for through the week. Pork goes well with fruit like apple, but adding citrus gives the meat a really special flavor. When you are buying pork loin you might notice there is a membrane round it, so take time to remove this before cooking, or you could ask your butcher to do this for you.

Prosciutto Scallops with Seared Asparagus

– Meatified

Prosciutto Scallops with Seared Asparagus

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: scallops, prosciutto, asparagus, oil of your choice, seasoning of your choice.

If you are really going all-in to impress at a dinner party, you might want to consider this amazing scallop recipe as your main course. This is a low-carb recipe but with all the luxury of bacon-wrapped scallops, served with asparagus spears which are cooked to perfection. I wouldn’t serve this with any extra dressings or sauces as that might take away from the great flavors on the plate.

Honey Baked Ham with Spiced Apples and Peaches

– Civilized Caveman

Ingredients: white sugar-free ham, apples, peaches, raw organic honey, cinnamon, mustard powder, ground cloves, nutmeg, allspice, water.

Just looking at this amazing honey-glazed ham makes your mouth water, and you can imagine how tasty it’s going to be! With the fruit and the great mix of spices, this would make a great dish to serve for a celebration, or even for Christmas dinner if you want a change from tradition. This ham can be served right away, but it tastes so good cold and leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days.

Paleo Easter Sides

Paleo Thick Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Thick Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, parsley, sprigs of thyme, salt, extra virgin olive oil.

The method of cooking the vegetable in this lovely Paleo recipe is often known as ‘fondant potatoes’, and this is an impressive way of serving what is a simple side. Cooking the slices in their skins helps the potatoes to retain their shape and makes them look nicer on the plate, so this would be a lovely side for a dinner party main. If you don’t have thyme you can use rosemary instead.

Paleo Garlic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Garlic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds

Ingredients: Brussels sprouts, garlic cloves, olive oil, almonds, salt, freshly ground black pepper.

When it comes to Brussels sprouts, it is often a case of love ‘em or hate ‘em, but clever recipes like this one have come to the rescue! This dish blends the strong flavor of the sprouts with garlic, masking some of the bitterness, and adding in a bit of crunch from the toasted nuts, giving you a lovely, Paleo vegetarian side that can persuade the sprout haters to try it just once more!

Easy Paleo Roasted Vegetables

– Paleo Flourish

Easy Paleo Roasted Vegetables

Ingredients: sweet mini peppers, baby squash, cherry or grape tomatoes, olive oil, salt, fresh basil leaves.

Although this is a really easy recipe, it gives you such a pretty Paleo side or vegetarian lunch dish that you really will love it! Not only do you get to enjoy all the flavors of the veggies, but the rainbow of colors makes any main look better! Try out your local farmer’s market for miniature vegetables, or if you can’t source them, just use regular ones and chop into chunks.

Creamy Paleo Cauliflower Mash

– Paleo Flourish

Creamy Paleo Cauliflower Mash

Ingredients: cauliflower, cultured ghee (or coconut oil), coconut milk, vanilla extract, chives or scallions, salt.

Here is the perfect creamy, yet healthy, Paleo mash to serve to family and friends as it can be used in place of mashed potato with any meal. This is ideal for people with blood sugar issues, such as diabetics, as the mash is very low in carbohydrates. If you are serving this mash with fish, you could chop the scallions and mix through the dish then sprinkle a little dill on the top.

5-Minute Paleo Apple Raisin Side Salad

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5-Minute Paleo Apple Raisin Side Salad

Ingredients: apple, raisins, salad greens, crunchy salad topping, olive oil, lemon juice (or apple cider vinegar).

In this great recipe, you get instructions for the Paleo apple salad, but also the fantastic, crunchy salad topping that you can store in a jar for ages! Then it’s just a case of chopping the fruit and tossing it all together and you have a speedy lunch for a busy day! Because the raisins and seeds are good sources of energy, this dish will also help keep you going through the day!

Lemon Asparagus Saute with Bacon

– Paleo Flourish

Lemon Asparagus Saute with Bacon

Ingredients: stalks of asparagus, lemon, bacon bits/pieces, salt, olive oil or bacon fat.

This Paleo side dish is so quick and easy to make, yet with the asparagus becoming ever more popular, it will go down a treat with family and friends. Asparagus has a really fresh taste which goes really well with the salty bacon and the citrus hit from the lemon lifts the flavor of the whole dish. This would go well with meat or fish dishes, especially grilled salmon.

Keto Cauliflower Notato Salad

– Keto Summit

Keto Cauliflower Notato Salad

Ingredients: cauliflower, chives, mayo, mustard.

Using cauliflower as a substitute for regular potato in a salad is a great idea, but if you are new to this way of thinking, I have a little advice – make the salad and leave it to sit for an hour or so, and that way the cauliflower takes on the flavors of the mustard and chives, and doesn’t just taste like cauliflower! This dish makes a lovely side to take to a potluck, or to serve with a Keto family lunch.

Keto Dinner Rolls

– Keto Summit

Keto Dinner Rolls

Ingredients: coconut flour, almond flour, psyllium husk powder, baking powder, baking soda, garlic powder, salt, eggs, olive oil, water, ghee.

When you are eating Keto, there are some times when you just have to go without because the food being served just isn’t keto friendly, so it is great to have recipes like this one that give you a Keto alternative! These tasty rolls are very low in carbs and can be stored in an airtight container for use as sandwiches for later, but they make the perfect rolls to serve even at the poshest dinner party!

Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

– Grazed & Enthused

Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

Photo Credit: Grazed & Enthused

Ingredients: olive oil, cremini mushrooms, leeks (white part only), zucchini, Italian herb seasoning, garlic powder, sea salt, coconut milk, homemade chicken broth, cauliflower rice, arrowroot starch, chives, cracked black pepper.

Mushroom risotto is a very popular dish in Italian cooking, but it usually involves a lot of heavy cream, so imagine my delight to find a risotto recipe that is dairy free and fits with the autoimmune way of eating! This dish is full of the traditional flavor of mushrooms and Italian seasoning, and still has a creamy texture because of the coconut milk which turns the cauliflower rice creamy too.

Paleo Desserts for Easter

Paleo Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Coconut Butter Frosting

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Coconut Butter Frosting

Ingredients: eggs, honey, coconut oil, vanilla extract, almond flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, carrots, raisins, cinnamon powder, ginger powder, nutmeg, salt, coconut butter, honey, vanilla extract, salt.

These pretty little carrot cupcakes would look amazing on your Easter table as a dessert! The frosting can even be used to make them look like mini Simnel cakes, traditionally served at Easter in Britain. The cake is lightly spiced, thanks to the cinnamon and ginger, and they have the moistness from the carrot and raisins. Even Paleo people can have special treats for Eastertime!

Paleo Blueberry Crumble

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Blueberry Crumble

Ingredients: blueberries, lemon juice, vanilla extract, almond flour, coconut oil, shredded coconut, walnuts or nut(s) of your choice.

Crumbles are a popular winter dessert in Europe and can easily be adapted for the Paleo diet by following the recipe here. You have a fruity layer with the juicy blueberries at the bottom, and then the crumble topping gives you a crunchy texture to complement the fruit. This is a good recipe for people who are new to Paleo as it is quite like the traditional dessert.

Paleo Carrot Cake with Coconut Butter Frosting

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Carrot Cake with Coconut Butter Frosting

Ingredients: eggs, coconut sugar, carrots, vanilla extract, almond flour, flaxmeal, shredded coconut, coconut flour, walnuts, ghee or coconut oil, baking powder, cinnamon powder, ginger powder, apple cider vinegar, nutmeg, salt, coconut butter.

Now it might sound a bit strange to make a cake with vegetables, but trust me, I love carrot cake! The carrot gives the cake a hint of sweetness and helps keep it moist, giving it a slightly denser texture than traditional sponges. Traditional carrot cake has a cream cheese frosting, but the coconut butter topping here gives you a fantastic Paleo alternative and keeps this recipe dairy free.

Paleo Lemon Tart

– Paleo Flourish – Guest Post from Lisa of MummyMade.It

Paleo Lemon Tart

Ingredients: almond meal, coconut flour, salt, baking soda, coconut oil, maple syrup, egg, vanilla extract, coconut cream, lemon juice, lemon zest.

Lemon tart was a family favorite in our house when we were younger, so I was delighted to find a Paleo alternative that doesn’t break the rules and gives you that tangy, zesty sweetness with the added crunch from the base. Adding the zest of the lemon is really important, as that is the source of the essential oils that give this tart such a special flavor.

Paleo Frozen Lemon Meringue Drops

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Paleo Frozen Lemon Meringue Drops

Ingredients: egg yolks, lemons – juice and zest, water, coconut sugar, coconut oil, coconut cream, salt.

These little Paleo treats are the best! They are zingy and fresh from the lemon, but have a creaminess and velvety texture, making them perfect to serve as dessert or as a palate cleanser after a heavy meal. These beautiful lemony bites are low in both carbs and calories, so can be enjoyed on a range of different diets and eating plans.

Paleo Lemon Squares

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Lemon Squares

Ingredients: almond flour, ghee, lemon juice, vanilla extract, salt, egg yolks, ghee, coconut sugar, coconut flour, salt.

Lemon treats like these delicious squares can help to satisfy even the cravings of the sweet toothed among us. They pack a real citrus punch and have a fantastic crunchy base, but are still within the rules of the Paleo diet. However, if you are new to Paleo, please remember that these are designed as special treats, and should not feature on a daily basis!

Paleo Coconut Cream Pie

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Paleo Coconut Cream Pie

Ingredients: almond flour, chia seeds, coconut flour, water, gelatin, coconut cream, coconut milk, coconut sugar, coconut flakes.

Here is another impressive dessert that you can serve for celebration dinners or on special occasions. It has a crunchy base and a smooth and velvety filling that is ideal for Paleo coconut lovers. This is a dairy and refined sugar free recipe, and would make a lovely gift for a host at a dinner party. You will probably find that even the non-Paleo people among you will enjoy this pretty pie!

Paleo Chocolate Pudding

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients: eggs, 70% dark chocolate, ghee.

This wonderfully easy, 3-ingredient pudding can add a touch of luxury to a Paleo meal. It is quick and so simple to make and the result is a dreamy light pudding. If you have tried this before and need to ramp up the flavors a bit, you could also add in some orange extract for a classic chocolate orange combination. This dish would be great on a sugar free diet too.

Banana Bread Pudding with Peaches

– Meatified

Banana Bread Pudding with Peaches

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: coconut oil, leftover banana bread, peaches, coconut milk, eggs, raw honey, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon.

This recipe is the best way to use up leftover banana bread and produce a tasty, satisfying dessert that you can serve anytime! Bread puddings are on my list of comfort foods but can be topped with fruit and turned into a showstopper for celebration dinners too. This grain-free recipe is quite filling, so a smaller portion would probably be enough, topped with a drizzle of honey for a little added sweetness.

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