These easy Whole30 dinner recipes will help you have a successful and delicious Whole30 experience! They’re easy to prepare, easily adaptable, and so tasty!

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What is Whole30?

I already have a complete guide to Whole30 available (complete with helpful tools, tips, and grocery store recommendations) – it’s perfect for beginners, so I won’t recap all of that, but we’ll do a quick overview. 

You can also learn everything you’d like on the official website (I always frequent the website each time I do a Whole30) but basically, it’s 30 days without added sugar, sweeteners (natural and artificial), grains (gluten and non-gluten), legumes (peanuts, peas, and soy included), dairy, gluten, and alcohol. It’s a lot of vegetables, eggs, meat, and avocados. You can also eat fruit and nuts (except peanuts), and sweet potatoes and regular potatoes.

FAQ

Can you have rice on Whole30?

Nope! Try cauliflower rice instead!

Can you have potatoes on Whole30?

Yes, you can! Sweet potatoes and regular potatoes, but not potato chips, and not fries unless you’re making them yourself. Try these amazing sweet potato fries

Can you have popcorn on Whole30?

Okay truthfully, I only included this question because I love popcorn. The answer is no, though, folks. 

What snacks can I eat on Whole30?

Snacking is technically discouraged on Whole30. However, if you can make it through an entire 30 days without a snack, I applaud you. Especially if you work out daily like I do. If you’re going to snack, it’s best to have a snack that includes protein and fats. I loved RX Bars as a snack! 

Important Note

Some of the recipes here may NOT appear to be Whole30 compliant at first glance. However, if we included them in the list, it means we talk in the post about EASY adaptations you can make to make them Whole30 compliant. This is helpful when preparing meals for a family dinner where not everyone might be following the Whole30 meal plan.

About these Easy Whole30 Recipes

You can browse my entire collection of Whole30 recipes (as well as many other special diets in my recipe index), but in this post we’re highlighting some favorite entrees and main dishes. We cover breakfast, lunch, and dinner in this list.

Overhead of sheet pan chicken dinner.

Whole30 Chicken Thighs Sheet Pan Dinner with Smashed Potatoes

4.64 from 52 votes
This Whole30 Chicken Thighs sheet pan dinner is an entire flavorful, healthy, and easy to make meal on one single sheet pan! Whole30 or not, make it tonight!
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Cooked chicken on a plate with lemon slices and capers.

Healthy Chicken Piccata in the Instant Pot

4.39 from 153 votes
Healthy chicken piccata isn’t breaded, but it still has all the flavor of the original. Plus, it’s ready in less than 30 minutes using your pressure cooker!
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Instant Pot Chili is healthy, adaptable and easy to make. Read all my tips to make it your perfect chili recipe - spicy, mild, vegetarian, Whole30, Paleo, not Paleo, whatever you like, I tell you how to make it happen in this recipe! Get the easy pressure cooker recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Instant Pot Chili Recipe – Paleo and Whole30 Compliant

4.45 from 20 votes
Instant Pot Chili is healthy, adaptable and easy to make. Read all my tips to make it your perfect chili recipe – spicy, mild, vegetarian, Whole30, Paleo, not Paleo, whatever you like. You can even make it in the slow cooker or on the stove! 
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Overhead of sheet pan with baked chicken fajitas, and foil wrapped tortillas.

Sheet Pan Fajitas – Easy Recipe for Chicken Fajitas!

4.54 from 13 votes
Sheet pan fajitas are great for busy weeknights and also great for bigger crowds! You’ll love this easy, hands-off approach to fajitas! This recipe is for chicken fajitas but you’ll also find tips for steak, vegetarian, and shrimp fajitas!
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Salmon on a white plate with lemon slices and fresh dill.

Lemon Salmon Recipe

4.49 from 27 votes
This easy baked lemon salmon with dill is super flavorful and ridiculously easy to make, ready in under 30 minutes!
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Overhead view of bright orange carrot soup with coconut and green onion garnish.

Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe – Vegan & Whole30

4.63 from 8 votes
So creamy and satisfying, this carrot ginger soup made with coconut milk will warm you up inside and out.
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Pizza stuffed spaghetti squash with cheese, pepperoni, and vegetables.

Pizza Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

4.67 from 3 votes
Pizza, spaghetti, and squash? Sounds unlikely, but wait for the explosion of flavor when you try this surprisingly easy pizza stuffed spaghetti squash!
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image of brushetta chicken with grill marks and bruschetta topping. Chicken is in a grill pan with two more chicken breasts.

Bruschetta Chicken Recipe

4.88 from 8 votes
Bruschetta chicken is the perfect summer chicken recipe and it's made in one pan! Browse all the adaptations to make it your own.
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Instant Pot beef stew shown on a spoon.

Instant Pot Beef Stew

4.67 from 15 votes
Cozy and comforting Instant Pot beef stew is a hearty, stick-to-your-ribs dinner that the whole family will love. This classic comfort food is quick and easy to make in the pressure cooker!
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Chicken noodle soup in an instant pot.

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

4.46 from 161 votes
This cozy and comforting Instant Pot chicken noodle soup is made easily and quickly in your pressure cooker. It's comfort food at its best! 
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Sausage and vegetables in orange cast iron skillet.

One Pan Sausage Dinner with Fall Vegetables

4.54 from 13 votes
This one pan sausage dinner is the perfect 30 minute meal on a night when you want a nutritious meal but you really don't feel like cooking!
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Mini meatloaves and roasted vegetables on sheet pan.

Mini Turkey Meatloaf Sheet Pan Dinner

4.59 from 31 votes
This mini turkey meatloaf sheet pan dinner is a complete meal, all on one sheet pan, perfect for an easy weeknight meal!
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Two plates of chicken, couscous, squash, garnished with almonds.

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Thighs

4.52 from 29 votes
Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Thighs cook all day while you're busy doing other things. They're super flavorful, filling, and nutritious.
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image of chicken topped with cheese and pepperoni in a baking dish

Pizza Baked Chicken

4.41 from 61 votes
This easy five ingredient, one-pan pizza chicken is a weeknight lifesaver. It's a crowd-pleasing dinner! 
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Stuffed acorn squash filled with farro, sausage, apples, and cheese on a white plate, with a fork stuck into the filling.

Stuffed Acorn Squash

4.41 from 71 votes
This stuffed acorn squash filled with farro, sausage, juicy apples, dried cherries, and melty cheddar is a delicious mix of sweet and savory. An easy fall side dish!
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Small white oval bowl filled with tomato sauce, cubed squash, an egg, feta cheese, and pepitas.

Instant Pot Shakshuka Recipe

4.94 from 16 votes
Fall-inspired Instant Pot shakshuka is a delicious and healthy meal with butternut squash, tomatoes, feta cheese, and eggs. Serve it with warm crusty bread.
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Even if you're not doing a Whole30, this Whole30 Sausage is a breakfast WIN! It's full of flavor and protein and it's super easy to make thanks to a couple shortcuts. You'll be so happy to know exactly what's going into your breakfast sausage! Get the paleo sausage recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Whole30 Sausage – Pork and Apple

4.86 from 7 votes
Even if you're not doing a Whole30, this Whole30 Sausage is a breakfast WIN! It's full of flavor and protein and it's super easy to make thanks to a couple shortcuts. You'll be so happy to know exactly what's going into your breakfast sausage! 
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Egg white frittata topped with tomatoes.

Egg White Frittata with Green Chiles Recipe

4.37 from 33 votes
This egg white frittata is loaded with the great flavors of green chiles, scallions, cheese, and spinach. It’s a healthy vegetarian start to your day and it’s packed with protein!
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Squash soup in white bowl topped with sage.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

5 from 4 votes
This easy roasted butternut squash soup is full of flavor and is ultra-creamy, without any cream or butter! It's the perfect fall soup. 
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Sliced spice rubbed pork tenderloin.

Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin Recipe

4.50 from 14 votes
Juicy and flavorful, this spice rubbed pork tenderloin recipe is hands-down our family's favorite way to prepare pork tenderloins.
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Three chicken tacos topped with lettuce and tomatoes.

Crockpot Chicken Tacos – 3 ingredients!

4.67 from 6 votes
Slow cooker shredded chicken that only takes 3 ingredients. Easy, versatile and delicious.
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Turkey soup in small white pedestal bowls with rustic bread.

Turkey Soup with Zucchini Noodles

4.60 from 5 votes
This turkey soup with zucchini noodles comes together in 20 minutes — it will end up in your weekly rotation.
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Turkey bolognese with zucchini noodles in white bowl with fork and bread.

Turkey Bolognese with Zucchini Noodles {gluten free}

5 from 2 votes
An Italian classic made MUCH lighter with ground turkey and zucchini noodles. You can eat this hearty meal with no guilt at all!
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8 Comments

  1. Gia says:

    Thank you for these! Personally, I’m looking for a way, an EASY way to make lower carb foods. That’s not to say, I won’t indulge in carbs, but after having a hysterectomy, the weight doesn’t come off even with exercise UNLESS I stringently reduce my carbs. Even then, the weight loss is slow but it’s what happens when you are without your ovaries and 50 something. Still, it’s a good trade off — to feel better, as oppose to looking better. Sigh….

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      I hope you enjoy some of these easy recipes!

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  3. denise says:

    I’ve been incorporating more of these meals into my repertoire.

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      I’m so glad to hear that!

  4. Financial Planning says:

    Rachel, thank you for this post, which contains such delicious recipes that are perfect as main dishes. I love cooking so much. Sometimes it seems to me that this is my second calling. I often read culinary blogs, but I am delighted with yours! It seems to me that our culinary preferences are very similar. In this post you have collected most of the recipes that I have already cooked in my kitchen for my family. I have a large family and every weekend we gather at my house at a large festive table. Most of all my children like Pizza Stuffed Spaghetti Squash. Very unusual and mouth-watering dish. And also everybody is just crazy from your Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage and Apples. Incredibly easy to prepare and delicious dish! Thank you for your wonderful post, I will save it in my bookmarks to always have access to my favorite recipes)

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      Wow, thank you so much for your kind words and support of Rachel Cooks! It really means a lot to me that my recipes have a place in your home.