21 Big-Batch Recipes to Make Meal Prep Easy



Batch cooking and meal prep are a true lifesaver when it comes to eating Paleo. Having appetizing dishes on hand at all times ensures you don’t easily cave to non-Paleo, unhealthy cravings, and they make weekday cooking a thousand times easier.

Meal prep doesn’t have to mean the same protein and veggie combination over and over. Batch cooking includes vibrant, rich and delicious recipes that you can mix up all week long. Whip up big batches of savory pumpkin soup, succulent brisket, and chunky turkey chili and mix the meals up throughout the week.

For breakfast, bake some homemade cinnamon spice bear bread or pumpkin almond butter bars with toasted coconut to reach for all week long. Do you prefer savory breakfasts? There are also simple egg cups and breakfast bakes that can be cooked once and warmed up all week. There’s even homemade cashew yogurt, just waiting to be made into a morning parfait.

Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, batch cooking can keep you on track with your Paleo goals and make your life so much easier. Feel free to double these recipes, depending on how many people you’re prepping for.

Pork Banh Mi Meatballs


Meatballs are the perfect big-batch recipe to keep on hand for meal prep, and these pork banh mi meatballs are packed with bright and savory flavors.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Pork Banh Mi Meatballs

Savory Pumpkin Soup


Silky, creamy pumpkin soup is easy to whip up on the stove in under 30 minutes. Double the recipe, and you’ll stay fed for a week!

Recipe: PaleoPlan | Savory Pumpkin Soup

Highly Addicting Cinnamon Coffee Cake


If you’re the type to reach for a sweet treat in the morning, sub in this healthier, homemade cinnamon coffee cake.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Highly Addicting Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Chunky Turkey Chili


This veggie-packed turkey chili is as warm and comforting as it is good for you. This recipe makes four servings, which is a big batch if you’re only feeding one or two, but go ahead and double it if you’ve got a family to prep for.

Recipe: PaleoPlan | Chunky Turkey Chili

No-Fail, Juicy Herb Roast Turkey Breast


This recipe locks in juices for a flavorful and tender turkey meal. Double the recipe with another turkey breast if you’ve got lots of people to prep for!

Recipe: PaleoHacks | No-Fail, Juicy Herb Roast Turkey Breast

Italian Sausage Stew


Italian sausage melds with tons of veggies and fire-roasted tomatoes in this hearty stew, perfect for batch cooking and meal prep.

Recipe: PaleoPlan | Italian Sausage Stew

Turkey and Mashed Sweet Potato Balls


These turkey and mashed sweet potato balls may taste like a bundle of Thanksgiving flavors, but they’re a great alternative to meatballs all year round.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Turkey and Mashed Sweet Potato Balls

Sausage and Zucchini Breakfast Casserole


This quick-baking breakfast casserole will hold all week, so you have a quick, go-to warm breakfast every morning.

Recipe: PaleoPlan | Sausage and Zucchini Breakfast Casserole

Cinnamon Spice Pear Bread


Whip up this simple but sweet homemade Paleo bread recipe for breakfasts and snacks throughout the week!

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Cinnamon Spice Pear Bread

Grab and Go Paleo Eggs Cups


These easy egg cups offer both sausage-based and ham-based options, leaving you with a nourishing, quick and warm breakfast option every day of the week.

Recipe: Our Savory Life | Grab and Go Paleo Egg Cups

The Boyfriend Brisket


Roasting up a giant, juicy, and flavorful brisket is a great way to batch cook for meal prepping. Serve alongside your preferred veggies for a complete, satisfying meal.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | The Boyfriend Brisket

Chicken Broccoli Cauliflower Rice Casserole


Rich, creamy and, dare we say, cheesy (without any real cheese), this comforting casserole makes for a great meal-prepped lunch.

Recipe: Paleo Gluten Free Eats | Chicken Broccoli Cauliflower Rice Casserole

Pumpkin Almond Butter Bars with Toasted Coconut


Whip up a big batch of these fluffy, yummy pumpkin almond butter bars and you’ll have a quick breakfast or snack all week!

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Pumpkin Almond Butter Bars with Toasted Coconut

Crispy Veggie Garlic Chicken Sheet Pan Meal


This simple veggie and chicken sheet pan meal is packed with flavor and so easy to make. Plus, less dishes!

Recipe: Paleo Gluten Free Eats | Crispy Veggie Garlic Chicken Sheet Pan Meal

Creamy Cashew Yogurt


This is a quick prep dish that you’ll ferment overnight, resulting in creamy, silky, dairy-free yogurt for days. Top with fresh berries, nuts, and whatever else sounds good that morning!

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Creamy Cashew Yogurt

Sheet Pan Greek Chicken and Veggies


Zesty and herbaceous Greek chicken and veggies come together quick in this sheet pan meal – perfect for batch cooking and meal prepping.

Recipe: The Natural Nurturer | Sheet Pan Greek Chicken and Veggies

Apple Pumpkin Soup with Turmeric


Sometimes you need a sweet and savory soup to warm you from the inside out. Whip up a large batch of this fall-inspired soup and eat for days.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Apple Pumpkin Soup with Turmeric

Sheet Pan Paleo Philly Cheese Steak


This yummy Paleo take on Philly cheese steak comes together easily in one pan. A drizzle of cashew cheese helps keep the whole thing dairy-free.

Recipe: What Great Grandma Ate | Sheet Pan Paleo Philly Cheese Steak

5-Ingredient Meatball Soup with Bone Broth


Here’s a soul-nourishing bowl of soup to nosh on for days. Bone broth ensures your gut stays healthy, too!

Recipe: PaleoHacks | 5-Ingredient Meatball Soup with Bone Broth

Easy Sheet Pan BLT Chicken


This sheet pan BLT chicken is basically a batch-cooked salad, and it’s delicious. Simply whip up some chicken, bacon, and tomatoes on a sheet pan (you can double the recipe if you need more!) and serve on lettuce with a drizzle of Paleo mayo. Keep your lettuce chopped up in a separate container to make meal prep easy.

Recipe: Physical Kitchness | Easy Sheet Pan BLT Chicken

Make Ahead Meatballs


These Italian-style meatballs are the ultimate meal prep lifesaver, as you can freeze them and pop them in your recipes whenever you need them – straight from the freezer!

Recipe: Fox and Briar | Make Ahead Meatballs


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