21 Recipes for Delicious Paleo Italian Food

Sure, Italian food is usually associated with pasta and cheese, but these 21 crazy-delicious recipes will prove to you that you can eat Italian food that’s satisfying, easy to prepare, and so tasty, you won’t even notice there’s no pasta involved.

This list includes bold soups, bright salads, seasonings to keep on hand to add zing to everything, and main dishes—all with the flavors of sunny Italy. Buon appetito!

Soups & Salads

Italian Vegetable Soup


10-Minute Pizza Soup


“Good Seasons” Italian Dressing


Creamy Italian Dressing


Herb Rice Salad


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Italian Hoagie Salad

Seasonings & Sauces

Italian Sausage Seasoning


Paleo Pesto

Veggie Pasta

Chicken Pesto Meatballs in Marinara


Zucchini Pasta with Chicken & Pistachios


Zucchini Aglio et Olio


Pizza Noodles


Zucchini Noodles with Fresh Tomato-Basil Sauce


Greens with Potatoes & Sausage


Old School Italian Meat Sauce


Slow-Cooker Italian Pork Roast


Italian Sausage & Eggplant Strata


Italian Meatza Pie




Slow Cooker “Osso Bucco” Stew


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  • Kathie Gray says:

    Wow, that’s a lot of Italian recipe goodness! And it’s always nice to see less “touristy” Italian recipes. I’m intrigued by the fretta, loved the one on spices and definitely have to make some pesto! I like to make pesto with wild herbs, ground elder is a favourite as it has a bit of a lemony zing which us much appreciated in this citrus free household.

  • Kim says:

    Leaving for Italy in a few days… this made my mouth water and pray that their food doesn’t hurt my belly!