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Top 16 Paleo Recipes of 2016

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New Year’s Eve—the perfect time to showcase the most popular paleo recipes of 2016!

I used to roll my eyes at these kinds of posts on other blogs. But once I actually looked at the most popular recipes, I thought it would be fun to share. Some of the recipes that made the list surprised me! There are a few favorites that made the list, but many recipes are tried-and-true oldies. This list might help me figure out which recipes I should re-photograph… I posted some of these recipes before I had a fancy camera.

Let’s start at 16 and count down…

#16: Modded Phat Fudge

"Modded" Phat Fudge |

Long ago, I created my own version of Mary, the Paleo Chef’s Phat Fudge. This recipe has been a hit ever since!

#15: Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

Swap chow mein noodles for spaghetti squash…you don’t miss much. And it’s way more nutritious!

#14: Madi’s Chai Banana Smoothie

Chai Banana Smoothie |

My best friend created this recipe, so I named it after her. She’s brilliant. Bananas + chai spices + almond milk = thick, flavorful smoothie.

#13: Lemon Poppy Seed Chia Pudding

Lemon Poppyseed Chia Pudding |

A summery, citrus-y, not-too-sweet chia pudding recipe. You can even cut out the sweetener to make it Whole30-friendly!

#12: Coffee Cashew Ice Cream

Coffee Cashew Ice Cream |

THIS ICE CREAM. It has me missing summer. Plus, I’m super proud of these pictures!

#11: Warm Winter Kale & Delicata Squash Salad

Warm Winter Kale & Delicata Squash Salad

Still one of my favorite winter salads. It has so much flavor and lasts all week.

#10: Next Level Chicken Wings

Next Level Chicken Wings |

These are still my husband’s favorite. If I make wings any other way, he’s disappointed. Next Level Wings feature a peppery, spicy dry rub.

#9: Paleo Sausage Gravy & Breakfast Potatoes

Sausage Gravy over Breakfast Potatoes |

The pictures really don’t do this meal justice. The sausage gravy is the bomb—trust me, you won’t taste the coconut in the finished product.

#8: Homemade Sunflower Seed Butter

Homemade Sunflower Seed Butter |

Making your own homemade nut butters is so easy! This recipe walks you through the process. Then you can use your sunflower seed butter for fudge or snacking!

#7: Gluten Free Lefse

Gluten Free Lefse |

Last year, I made a gluten free lefse because I felt like I was missing out. This is a traditional Norwegian potato flatbread…I paleo-ified it using cassava flour!

#6: Mushroom, Bacon, & Cauliflower Casserole

Mushroom, Bacon, and Cauliflower Casserole |

I posted this recipe in October of this year and it’s #6! Obviously it’s popular. This casserole makes an awesome holiday dinner side dish.

#5: Sweet Plantain Cake

3-Ingredient Sweet Plantain Cake

Still a favorite of mine. This plantain cake uses only 3 ingredients and it’s perfectly versatile. Excellent for breakfast or as a not-overly-sweet dessert!

#4: Spinach, Sausage, & Mushroom Frittata

Spinach Sausage and Mushroom Frittata

A supremely simple breakfast recipe, the humble frittata claims the #4 spot this year!

#3: Plantain Patties

Paleo Plantain Patties |

I am a huge fan of these plantain patties. They’re so easy, and they’re a great way to use up plantains that have gone a little too brown.

#2: Coconut Fudge Bars

Coconut Fudge Bars |

No surprise here! After my first bite of these amazing fudge bars, I knew they would be a hit recipe.

#1: Carrot Ribbons with Rosemary Butter

Carrot Ribbons with Rosemary Butter Sauce |

This one surprised me. Carrot Ribbons with Rosemary Butter…three ingredients, and they’re all in the recipe name. But since this recipe was posted, it’s claimed the top spot and hasn’t let it go. Simplicity is key!

There we go. I’m excited to see what 2016 brings! Will the top paleo recipes get a shakeup?


I'm Chelsea, the author behind Do You Even Paleo! I believe life should be full of flavor. I enjoy creating recipes that are nourishing, flavorful, and satisfying. When not experimenting in the kitchen, I usually have a camera, barbell, or mug of coffee in hand. My posts may include affiliate links, which means if you click through a purchase something, I make a small commission at no cost to you. It helps me fuel my coffee habit and pay rent!

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