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22 easy, healthy, and compliant Whole30 dinners that you’ll actually want to eat week after week. 22 delicious quick recipes that can be made in the Instant Pot, crockpot, or stovetop.

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I love dinner recipes because I LOVE dinner. As the parent of two young boys, dinner means I have survived most of the day, bathtime is nigh, and the chance to sit in silence for a few minutes is close at hand.

But, if you’re doing a Whole30 round or have family members who are paleo, dairy-free, or gluten-free, trying to figure out what to eat for dinner can seem stressful. I got you. We came here to kick dinner’s ass and chew bubble gum.

And I’m all out of bubble gum. Because you know, not Whole30 compliant.

If you need sides to go with these Whole30 dinner recipes, check out these Whole30 Instant Pot Recipes, Whole30 + Paleo Side Dishes and Easy Whole30 Air Fryer Recipes.


Setting yourself up for fast prep and proper storage means you’ll be whipping up these Whole30 dinners at lightning speed!

  • Glass Storage Containers – have everything stored in these safe and air-tight containers. See-through containers mean nothing is hiding in the fridge going to waste.
  • Glass meal prep containers – if you’re like me and hate food touching, these are the perfect meal prep containers. Divided so no food can mingle and contaminate the other stuff. As it should be.
  • Food processor – it chops, blends, dices, and mixes. I have had this same food processor for over 10 years and it is a kitchen workhorse!
  • The greatest all-purpose mixing bowl – it is glass but not too heavy, has a great handle, can go in the fridge or freezer, and even has measurements right there!
  • Immersion blender – whipping up a ton of eggs at once or a sauce has never been easier thanks to this stick blender. Oh, and clean up is a breeze because this gem is dishwasher safe!
  • Baking sheets – I own so many of these and they are in constant rotation. They’re great for baking (see how to bake bacon), roasting, and freezing make-ahead goods in a single layer. And in a pinch, you can use them to cover a frying pan or large pot. Or in my case, deflect Nerf bullets that are flying at my face while I’ll cook.

Where Should I Shop For a Whole30 Groceries/Supplies?

Need help getting started off on the right foot? Download my totally free Trader Joe’s Whole30 Shopping List and Whole30 Costco Shopping List. I have done all the work for you with checking ingredients and figuring out safe foods.

Happy shopping!

Where Can You Get Affordable Organic Meat?

Whole30 and paleo cooking can mean more meat than you are used to eating. Both dietary lifestyles recommend pasture-raised and organic meat, but holy crap that can get expensive!

I’m blessed that we have a local butcher for buying organic meat, but we also have a monthly Butcher Box subscription. Butcher Box sources only organic and free-range meat for their customers and ships them to your home once a month.

The meat is super high-quality and we’ve always had an amazing selection sent each month. In addition to what they pick for you, you’re able to add specific cuts and types of meat to your box. And yes, they have Whole30 compliant bacon!

Even with our local source, we still look forward to our monthly Butcher Box delivery.

Whole30 Soup Recipes

Start with what you love, right? I could eat soup at least once a day and have been known to have leftover soup for breakfast. Soup rules!

Gluten-Free Tomato Soup 

a white bowl of dairy-free tomato soup on a white board with tomatoes and fresh parsley
4.96 from 24 ratings

Gluten-Free Tomato Soup

Use convenient canned whole tomatoes for a creamy and delicious dairy-free soup that is ready in a flash
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Two bowls of Whole30 tomato soup with parsley

Instant Pot Carrot Soup With Garlicky Greens from Hey Nutrition Lady – This Instant Pot Carrot Soup is so creamy and delicious you won’t believe it’s healthy! This recipe is easy to make, with Thai red curry paste, coconut milk, and tahini, and is totally vegan paleo, and Whole 30 compliant.

instant pot carrot soup for whole30 dinners
Photo courtesy of Hey Nutrition Lady

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Whole30 Potato Soup 

Two bowls of Instant Pot Potato Soup topped with bacon, onions, and cheese.
5 from 25 ratings

Instant Pot Potato Soup

A cozy bowl of comfort food, Instant Pot potato soup is a healthy and simple dinner.  This creamy potato soup is a super easy and delicious fast weeknight meal.
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a bowl of whole30 potato soup with bacon and green onions

Whole30 Mediterranean Soup With Sausage from What a Girl Eats – This Whole30 Mediterranean Soup with Sausage is loaded with Italian style sausage and vegetables, and finished with a swirl of Pistou.

Whole30 sausage soup for whole30 dinners
Photo courtesy of What a Girl Eats

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Kale and Sweet Potato Stew With Cashew Coconut Cream from Chef Sous Chef – Light and creamy from the cashew coconut sauce, our Kale & Sweet Potato Stew is comforting, hearty and the ultimate dish to add to your meal plan rotation. 

kale and sweet potato soup for whole30 dinners
Photo courtesy of Chef Sous Chef

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Whole30 Chicken Recipes

Healthy Orange Chicken 

a plate of Instant Pot orange chicken with rice and slices of oranges and green onions.
5 from 39 ratings

Instant Pot Orange Chicken

You're going to love this tender, juicy, and incredibly flavorful Instant Pot orange chicken! This easy and healthy orange chicken recipe involves no frying, nothing sketchy - just simple ingredients that beats takeout. 
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Almond Coconut Crusted Chicken Fingers from Haute & Healthy Living –

whole30 chicken fingers in a container for whole30 dinners
Photo courtesy of Haute and Healthy

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Paleo Roasted Chicken 

A whole chicken with rosemary and lemons on a blue and white plate
5 from 9 ratings

Dry Brine Chicken

Learn the secrets to making the perfect dry brine chicken each and every time. This is hands down the best roasted chicken you will ever make.
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paleo roast chicken on a white plate with herbs and lemon

One Skillet Keto Portuguese Style Chicken from Beauty and the Foodie – A simple, super flavorful, one skillet keto Portuguese style chicken dish that is low in carbs, paleo, and Whole30.

portugeuse chicken in a pan for whole30 dinners
Photo courtesy of Beauty and the Foodie

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Whole30 Bruschetta Chicken Recipe 

a white bowl with zoodles and bruschetta chicken topped with basil and tomatoes
5 from 8 ratings

Whole30 Bruschetta Chicken

This delicious Whole30 Bruschetta Chicken in the Instant Pot or crockpot is an easy weeknight recipe that the whole family will love.
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whole30 bruschetta chicken in a bowl for whole30 dinners

Whole30 Pesto Chicken Zucchini Noodles from The Clean Eating Couple – Whole30 Pesto Chicken Zucchini Noodles are a delicious, simple dinner. Paleo and gluten free, this easy dinner comes together in under 30 minutes!

whole30 pesto noodles for whole30 dinners
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Basil Thai Chicken With Zoodles 

Basil Thai Chicken With Zoodles in a bowl with chopsticks
5 from 3 ratings

Thai Basil Chicken Recipe - Pad Krapow {Whole30, Paleo}

Delicious and easy homemade takeout in under 20 minutes, this Basil Thai Chicken With Zoodles will be your new favorite dish. Full of flavor and easily adaptable to any dietary needs.
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basil thai chicken in a bowl for whole30 dinners

Whole30 Beef Recipes

Whole30 Beef Stew 

whole30 beef stew in a blue bowl with a spoon and a grey cloth
4.94 from 32 ratings

Whole30 Beef Stew

Instant Pot is the absolute best stew made in under 75 minutes.
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whole30 beef stew in a blue bowl for whole30 dinners

Whole30 Pot Roast 

a grey plate with shredded whole30 pot roast, cut carrots, potatoes, and a bowl of horseradish,
5 from 18 ratings

Instant Pot Chuck Roast

Fall-apart tender, this Instant Pot chuck roast is the ultimate comfort food. You can get an "it cooked all day flavor" in a fraction of the time thanks to using a pressure cooker.
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a grey plate with shredded whole30 pot roast, cut carrots, potatoes, and a bowl of horseradish,

Weeknight Paleo Ground Beef Stroganoff from Hot Pan Kitchen – This Weeknight Paleo Ground Beef Stroganoff is so easy to put together. It uses coconut cream to replace the sour cream, making itdairy-freee, and bonus, it’s Whole30 compliant. It’s clean eating comfort food.

paleo beef stroganoff on a white plate for whole30 dinners
Photo courtesy of Hot Pan Kitchen

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Paleo/Whole Korean BQ Beef (Bulgogi) from The Organic Kitchen – probably one of the most popular barbecue meats, bulgogi is a traditional Korean dish known for its addictive sweet and salty combo. 

whole30 bulgogi with veggies in a pan for whole30 dinners
Photo courtesy of The Organic Kitchen

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Misc. Whole30 Recipes

Ridiculously Easy Paleo Salmon Cakes 

a platter of paleo salmon cakes with cilantro and chimichurri
5 from 13 ratings

Gluten Free Salmon Cakes

These healthy and freezer-friendly gluten free salmon cakes are outrageously tasty! Using canned or fresh salmon, this recipe is a speedy gluten-free dinner. You'll flip for these salmon patties!
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paleo salmon cakes with cilantro chimichurri on a plate for whole30 dinners

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Healthy Taco Skillet from Blue Bowl – A super fast and veggie-packed weeknight meal made with ground turkey, cherry tomatoes, spinach, spices, and soft eggs! Clean-eating done right!

healthy taco skillet with eggs for whole30 dinners
Photo courtesy of Blue Bowl Recipes

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Singapore Street “Noodles” from Noshtastisc – This Singapore street noodles recipe is packed with authentic flavors, it is Gluten free, healthy, low carb with Whole30. If you’re looking for a PF Chang’s Street Noodles recipe to make at home, this is it!

paleo singapore street noodles in a wok for whole30 dinners
Photo courtesy of Noshtastic

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Pan Seared Mahi Mahi With Pineapple Salsa from The Rising Spoon – Try this pan-seared mahi-mahi (a neutral-tasting white fish) topped with fresh pineapple salsa. Serve it with your favorite sides for a quick weeknight meal in less than 30 minutes. 

mahi mahi in a cast iron skillet with pineapple salsa for whole30 dinners
Photo courtesy of The Rising Spoon

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  1. You may want to sit down. You sitting?

    Jared has cooked two meals in the last two weeks. Of his on free will and all his idea!

    Apparently he has decided that chicken and noodle meals are going to be his forte, so I might send a few of the chicken recipes on this list for him to check out. That way he can give me a heads up on ingredients to have on hand.