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23 Paleo Nightshade-Free Recipes

23 Paleo Nightshade-Free Recipes

Whether you’re unable to eat nightshades because of an intolerance or because you are following the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), learning to cook without peppers, white potatoes, and tomatoes can be challenging at first. Especially if you’re a lover of spicy or Italian food, but don’t fret!

You can still enjoy your favorites with new nightshade-free versions. Yes, you can still make pizza, bolognese, chili and more. Here are 23 recipes, all nightshade-free, many of which are AIP-friendly, and some low-carb.

Nightshade Free Paleo Chili

Nightshade Free Paleo Chili – by Holistic Rendezvous

Who would have thought that grass-fed beef, pumpkin puree and riced cauliflower would make an excellent chili?

Parsnip Spaghetti Bolognese

Parsnip Spaghetti Bolognese – by Rally Pure

For an AIP-friendly dish that is decidedly different, parsnip spaghetti hits the spot with surprising ingredients.

Nightshade-free Plantain Curry Lasagna

Nightshade-free Plantain Curry Lasagna – by The Paleo Mom

Like no lasagna you’ve ever eaten before. Use any ground meat that you like.

Maple Balsamic Braised Chuck Roast

Maple Balsamic Braised Chuck Roast – by Paleo Leap

An AIP-friendly meal chock full of roasted vegetables and a succulent roast that is perfect for fall weather.

Paleo Crock Pot Chicken Soup

Paleo Crock Pot Chicken Soup – by Cook Eat Paleo

Create an amazing low-carb soup (perfect for leftovers) with just a few ingredients.

Sweet Potato Skins

Sweet Potato Skins – by PaleoHacks

For when that potato craving hits – fill them with bacon, avocado and some fresh herbs. Use your favorite nightshade-free guacamole recipe.

Citrus Herb Chicken

Citrus Herb Chicken – by Living Loving Paleo

Cilantro, parsley, lime and orange juice – simply skip the red pepper flakes to make it nightshade-free!

Nightshade-free Nomato Sauce

Nightshade-free Nomato Sauce – by A Squirrel in the Kitchen

Never miss out on a tomato sauce dish again! You can still make a delicious AIP sauce that wonderfully covers your zoodles and meatloaf.

Nightshade-free Buffalo Chicken Skillet

Nightshade-free Buffalo Chicken Skillet – by Grazed and Enthused

AIP ginger buffalo sauce – it’s a real thing! We recommend batching the sauce to use in other recipes too.

Whole30 Mongolian Beef

Whole30 Mongolian Beef – by What Great Grandma Ate

Better than takeout, ready in 20 minutes, Whole30-approved and low-carb. Be sure to omit the optional red pepper flakes to keep it nightshade-free and if needed there is a complete AIP-friendly version too.

Paleo Hoisin Shrimp And Mango

Paleo Hoisin Shrimp And Mango – by Paleo Leap

Shrimp, mangoes, and radishes are delicious together, but the real star is the nightshade-free, AIP, and Paleo hoisin sauce.

Nightshade Free Babaganoush

Nightshade Free Babaganoush – by Little Bites of Beauty

Forget the eggplant – turnip, rutabaga and mushrooms make for a scrumptious nightshade-free babaganoush.


Chicken, Bacon and Kale Skillet

Chicken, Bacon and Kale Skillet – by Strictly Delicious

Crispy-skinned chicken is always a popular choice for lunch or dinner, add plenty of kale and ginger and it is healing too.

Paleo Nightshade Free Pizza

Paleo Nightshade Free Pizza – by Unbound Wellness

And with a nightshade intolerance you thought pizza was out of the question!

Nightshade-free Spicy Italian Sausage

Nightshade-free Spicy Italian Sausage – by Wholesome Within

Quick and easy, this Italian sausage is zesty and full of traditional flavor. Use any ground meat you’d like and add the sausage to salads, soups, or even the pizza recipe above.

Creamy Watercress Soup

Creamy Watercress Soup – by Zesty Paleo

A nourishing detoxifying soup that is chock full of vitamins, perfect as an appetizer.

Nightshade-free Sloppy Joes

Nightshade-free Sloppy Joes – by Grass Fed Salsa

Sure to become a family favorite, don’t forget the nomato sauce!

Instant Pot Roasted Asparagus Soup

Instant Pot Roasted Asparagus Soup – by Fed and Fulfilled

Soups are terrific when you are in the mood for a light lunch or need a dinner starter. And no worries, it can be made on the stovetop if you don’t own an Instant Pot.

Nightshade Free Shrimp Étouffée

Nightshade Free Shrimp Étouffée – by Meatified

For a fancier, creative, more inspired dinner – definitely a one pot meal that will impress!

AIP Paleo Carob Chocolate Wafer Cookies

AIP Paleo Carob Chocolate Wafer Cookies – by Clean Eating Veggie Girl

Embrace your sweet side! These cookies taste a slight hint of chocolate, not overly sweet, and have a great texture. They’re AIP, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, soy-free, egg-free, and dairy-free.

Keto Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie

Keto Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie – by Paleo Leap

A hearty, but keto shepherd’s pie recipe that switches out the potatoes for cauliflower and skips the tomato paste entirely.

“Bulletproof” Style Dandelion and Chicory Coffee – by Autoimmune Wellness

More nourishing than your regular cuppa, make it creamy with coconut oil!

Paleo Easy Kimchi Recipe

Paleo Easy Kimchi Recipe – by I Heart Umami

Follow the Whole30, non-spicy kimchi recipe for a condiment that will add a fresh and crunchy bite to many dishes.