60+ Five Ingredient (or less) Paleo Recipes

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I am more of a 10 ingredient gal myself. I am just a big fan of bold flavors and spending time in the kitchen. But, more and more lately I find myself looking for simple recipes to make. Between, work, parenting and the holidays, I feel like a chicken with my head cut off most days. I imagine most of you relate!

Too many days lately, 5 PM is fast approaching, I have a hungry toddler and haven’t even thought about dinner yet. I decided to tap into some of my favorite bloggers and make a big list of Paleo recipes that require 5 ingredients or less!

I have collected entrees, breakfasts, veggies/sides, snacks, sauces and even treat recipe that only require 5 or less ingredients! I hope you find this list as useful as I have! Enjoy!

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Lunch & Dinner Ideas
  1. Crispy Indian Chicken Drumsticks
  2. Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Verde
  3. Buffalo Chicken Wings
  4. Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
  5. Maple Roasted Chicken and Yams
  6. Red Wine Slow Cooker Simple Roast
  7. Buttery Pepper Encrusted Pot Roast
  8. Easy Slow Cooker Curry
  9. Basic Good Steak
  10. Pan Seared Cajun Spiced Cod
  11. Five Ingredient Shrimp Scampi
  12. Whole Roasted Pastured Pork Shoulder
  13. Crockpot Honey Apple Pork Loin
  14. Easy Slow Cooker Maple Orange Pork Shoulder


Breakfast Ideas
  1. Egg Casserole Bites
  2. Banana Bacon Frittata
  3. Grain-free Pancakes
  4. 2 Ingredient Flour-less Pancakes
  5. Nutrient-rich Berry Smoothie

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Veggies & Sides
  1. Plantain Tortillas
  2. Zucchini Noodles
  3. Garlicky Collard Greens
  4. Butternut Squash Pizza Crust
  5. Twice Baked Butternut Squash
  6. Paleo Naan (Indian Bread)
  7. Celery Root Puree
  8. Twice Fried Green Plantains
  9. Fried Sweet Ripe Plantains
  10. Paleo Beet Salad
  11. Paleo Banana Fritters
  12. Oven Baked French Fries
  13. Satay Bacon Green Beans
  14. Vegetable Cauli-Fried Rice
  15. Ginger-Mint Japanese Sweet Potatoes
  16. Broccoli & Apple Quick Slaw
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  1. Spicy Coconut Cashews
  2. Cinnamon Sugar Coconut Crisps (Sugar-Free)
  3. Coconut Strapple Bars
  4. Bacon Wrapped Dates
  5. Prosciutto Wrapped Melon

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Sweets & Treats
  1. Date Candies
  2. Coconut White Chocolate
  3. Chocolate Peanut (or almond) Butter Banana Bites
  4. Chocolate Turtles
  5. Easy Healthy Chocolate Mousse
  6. Decadent Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse
  7. Vegan Mint Ice Cream
  8. Raw Chocolate Almond Brownies
  9. Spanish Almond Cake
  10. Honey Roasted Figs
  11. Mandarin Mint Sorbet
  12. Paleo Salted Caramel Dip
  13. Dairy-free Pina Colada Ice-Cream
  14. No Bake Macaroons
  15. Hot Peppermint Mocha
  16. Paleo Hot Chocolate
  17. Dairy-free Hot Chocolate
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Sauces, etc.
  1. Easy Homemade Mayonnaise
  2. Homemade Paleo Baconnaise
  3. Homemade Coconut Butter
  4. Chicken with Basil Avocado Cream Sauce
  5. Honey Cinnamon Coco Ghee
  6. Rendering Beef Tallow in a Crockpot
  7. Old Fashioned Tomato Paste


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  1. says

    Hi Arsy, Thanks for including my Honey + Coconut Oil Roasted Figs. I love the 5 ingredient or less concept; if you’re using seasonally fresh, quality ingredients, simple is always better {and easier, and faster too}! Lots of love to you this holiday season friend,XO SHERRIE

    • admin says

      Thank you for contributing, Sherrie! That recipe looks so good! Can’t wait to make it! Have a wonderful holiday season too!

  2. says

    Thanks for including my decadent dairy free chocolate mousse Arsy! This is SUCH a fantastic idea for a post – which I have bookmarked and will be coming back to look at time and again when I want simple inspiration!

  3. says

    This is fabulous….and I just wondered how to make plantains the other day in the grocery store…so now I have a recipe thanks

    • admin says

      Thank you so much for ordering my book! It is really meat heavy, I remember you don’t eat much meat, right? But, there is a small veggie section.

  4. says

    Nice list! Thanks for all of the recipes. I have to admit though I have never heard of making pancakes out of bananas and eggs. hmm.

  5. says

    What an awesome list of recipes! I’m a Certified Holistic Health Coach & one of the assignments I give my clients is to find “X” number of crock pot meals & “X” number of sub 30 minute meals, all whole food based, of course. This is definitely going on my recommended list. Thanks for putting this together.

  6. says

    Thanks for sharing Mindful Mama’s buffalo chicken wings! We LOVE them for a fun dinner/appetizer that feels like you\’re \’cheating\’ on something bad– Thanks again!! Love this post!

  7. Cassy @ 5-Ingredient Paleo says

    Wow! Thank you so much for including one of my recipes on here (Vegetable Cauli-fried Rice). I am feeling so blessed!

  8. Kayla D says

    Thanks for this list! I truly dislike cooking and food prep in general, and due to allergies I must eat fairly plain anyway (I have to mostly avoid spices and herbs, but I do enjoy the natural flavor of foods). All I do is simple and basic – the bare minimum to get by. This really helps!