40 Paleo Christmas Recipes

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Paleo Christmas Recipes


Right now I’m reminiscing about Christmas.  Growing up my parents would listen to Stevie Wonder’s Christmas album and my siblings and I would spend the entire month searching for where my parents had stashed our gifts.  I remember clearly the year I got a Big Wheel.  I was riding that baby like a bat out of hell on December 20th when I found it in the garage. Ha! My mother was not pleased.

Anyhow, Christmas was a celebration of food, family, religion and gifts and it has not changed for me as I’ve gotten older.   Last month I shared 50 Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes and there is a lot from that list that you could use in your Christmas celebration. Here are 40 Paleo Christmas recipes to keep everyone full and happy on the big day.


Best Ever Brined Turkey and Gluten-Free Gravy

Baked Fresh Ham

Cranberry-Glazed Quail with Jalapeno-Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Roast rib of beef

Rolled Pork Roast



The Best Green Bean Casserole

Bacon Avocado Salad

Bourbon Cranberry Apricot & Pecan Relish 

Shrimp and Bacon Dressing

Butternut Squash, Brussel Sprouts and Jicama Hash

Chestnut & Rosemary Stuffing

Tart Cranberry Sauce

Lemony Spinach (a la TMJ)

Garlic and Herb Mashed Cauliflower

Christmas Salad

Caramelized Cauliflower and Sauteed Kale Casserole

Autumn Salad with Apples, Pomegranates, and Persimmons (with orange vinaigrette and candied hazelnuts)

Vegan Coconut Creamed Kale

Creamy Parmesan Spinach and Mushrooms

Sauteed Acorn Squash with Paleo Cherry-Maple Cranberry Sauce

Sweet Potato Soup




Glögg (x 2)

Paleo Hot Chocolate

Cinnamon Maple Bourbon Sour

German Glühwein {Mulled Wine}

Pumpkin Spice Hot Buttered Coffee

Dairy-Free Peppermint Hot Chocolate



Cocoa Mint Holiday Truffles

Paleo Pumpkin Pie 

Paleo Sugar Cookies

Paleo Gingerbread Men

Pumpkin Pudding Recipe

Sticky Almond Toffee (GAPS/Paleo)

Paleo Mince Pies

Homemade almond joy

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Whoopee Pie

Gingerbread Cake with Maple and Cream Cheese Frosting 

Chocolate Peppermint Cake


Looking for some Paleo Christmas Gift Ideas?


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  1. Cavegirl Cuisine December 17, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Thank you for putting together this fantastic list and including my “Cranberry-Glazed Quail with Jalapeno-Bacon Brussels Sprouts”…Merry Christmas!! 🙂

    1. Kelly Bejelly December 17, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      You are so welcome! Merry Christmas hun!

  2. Cat@thingsmybellylikes December 17, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Thanks for the link love, honoured that my chestnut stuffing made the list (and what a list!). I need a second Christmas to get through all the eating I want to do 🙂

  3. Christine |Taste of Divine December 17, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I am so honored you included my Bacon Avocado Salad in this list! Thank you so much! And I hope you have a wonderful Christmas 🙂

  4. Mike @TheIronYou December 19, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Thank you so much Kelly for including my cauliflower and kale casserole. I am truly honored, I’m such a big fan of yours!
    And Happy Holidays! 🙂

  5. Rachel January 13, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    It all looks so good. We are doing a heart healthy menu and I have found that Paleo fits with a lot of that. I am always on the look out for new recipes and this list is great.


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