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45 AIP Pork Recipes Worth Their Bacon!

Louise Hendon | August 13
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Sticky ribs dripping with honey. Pork chops covered in apples. Pulled pork stuffed with sage. Do I have your attention yet? Pork is so much more than the “other” white meat- it’s so versatile and easy to make, you can have it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the week!

To celebrate all things pig, we’ve put together a list of our favorite AIP-friendly pork recipes. Whether you’re in the mood for a lazy weekend morning full of pork and maple breakfast sausages or you’re looking forward to slow-cooked pulled pork flavored with molasses and garlic, this list is sure to satisfy any pork cravings.

We’ve even put in a few snack recipes, like chicken, bacon, and apple mini meatloaves, so you can get an AIP-friendly pork fix any time of day!

Here are just a few of the AIP Pork Recipes we’ve included:

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Breakfast AIP Pork Recipes

AIP Homemade Ham

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Homemade Ham

Ingredients: raw boneless gammon, onion, carrot, celery stalk, garlic cloves, whole cloves, salt.

Ham is delicious and versatile. It’s a great breakfast food and also a tradition at many holiday parties. This AIP homemade ham recipe will wow the family every time you make it, no matter the occasion.

Chicken, Bacon, And Apple Mini Meatloaves

– Paleo Flourish

Chicken, Bacon, And Apple Mini Meatloaves Recipe

Ingredients: apples, chicken breasts, bacon, olive oil or avocado oil, salt.

Sometimes meatloaf can be a bit dry, but not these little beauties! The chopped apples add an extra texture and flavor and a bit of freshness and set off the chicken and bacon really well. These mini Paleo loaves make a great dish for breakfast or to pack in your lunchbox for work. These also go down well with the kids and are a great way to get them to eat healthy without realizing!

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

– Paleo Flourish

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Ingredients: sweet potato, zucchini, leftover meat, thyme or dried thyme or other herbs, coconut oil, salt.

Serving a hash for breakfast can be a great way to use up any meat left over from the night before and this great recipe makes the whole process so easy! This is a Paleo, AIP and gluten-free dish that will fill you up and get you off to a great start in the morning. Obviously you can change the herbs to suit whatever meat you are using – if it is pork then sage would be good here!

Paleo Chicken and Bacon Sausages Recipe

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Chicken and Bacon Sausages

Ingredients: chicken breasts, bacon, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt.

Chicken goes so well with bacon and these little Paleo patties look so good that you will want to make them again and again. Using the seasonings listed here makes the flavor of these sausages absolutely delicious and they will surely become a family favorite. One idea would be to make them into strips and serve with a dip of your choice as party food.

Breakfast Stack

– Keto Summit

Breakfast Stack

Ingredients: bacon, ground pork, ground chicken, Italian seasoning, salt, flat mushrooms, avocado.

Here is a lovely meaty breakfast you can enjoy instead of your usual AIP cereals or dairy-free pancakes. It is made with a mushroom base and piled high with strips of crispy bacon and meat patties contrasting with slices of smooth and creamy avocado. This recipe is not strictly AIP-compliant, but the omissions are clearly stated for ease of understanding.

Apple-Sage Pork Breakfast Skillet

– Autoimmune Wellness

apple-sage-pork-breakfast-skillet

Photo Credit: Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: coconut oil, white onion, white sweet potato, green apple, mushrooms, sage, sea salt, ground pork, apple cider vinegar, green onions.

This delicious AIP recipe really shows how well pork goes with tart fruits like apples, as they can help cut through any fattiness in the flavor. Teamed with sage, which is a traditional herb to use with pork, this skillet is full of flavor and is a filling and satisfying dish. If you can’t get white sweet potatoes you can use the orange ones, but they will not be as starchy as the white ones.

Black Olive and Oregano Breakfast Sausage

– Autoimmune Wellness

Black Olive and Oregano Breakfast Sausage

Photo Credit: Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: ground pork, black olives, dried oregano, salt, garlic powder.

In this AIP recipe the flavors of Italy shine through because of the garlic, oregano and the olives, which are studded through the sausage patties. Black olives have a slight sweetness such as we get from Kalamata olives and this contrasts well with the savory beef. These sausage patties can be turned into a substantial dinner by serving them with a selection of roasted vegetables.

Apple Sage Sausage

– Adventures in Partaking

Apple Sage Sausage

Photo Credit: Adventures in Partaking

Ingredients: ground pork, dried sage, cinnamon, apple.

Sausage can be a really great thing to eat in the morning as it gives you all the protein you will need to make it through the day. So this AIP and Paleo-friendly recipe could be added to your collection of go-to sausage, as it is full of classic flavors of pork and sage all rounded up with apple to cut through any fattiness in the flavor. The cinnamon adds a subtle warming taste, but you can leave it out if you want to.

Maple Breakfast Sausage

– It’s All About AIP

Maple Breakfast Sausage

Photo Credit: It’s All About AIP

Ingredients: ground meat, sea salt, dried parsley, dried rosemary, sage, dried marjoram, dried thyme, maple syrup, olive oil.

These amazing little AIP patties are absolutely packed with flavor from the herbs, and can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a snack during the day. They taste great cold and are really portable so would be great to pack in a lunchbox. For this recipe you can use any type of meat, but I recommend pork as it goes really well with the seasonings. You can also freeze these patties either raw or pre-cooked!

Breakfast Sausage

– Elena’s Pantry

Breakfast Sausage

Ingredients: ground pork or turkey, sage, rosemary, honey, sea salt, black pepper (omit), olive oil.

Everyone likes sausage for breakfast, but some of the store-bought ones have loads of added nasties, so here is the perfect Paleo recipe to help you make your own. This recipe suggests adding honey, but I actually prefer the true taste of the meat without any sweetness, so you can leave it out if you want. You can use any ground meat, but I find turkey is a great one for breakfast as it is easier to digest.

Crockpot AIP Pork Recipes

Slow Cooker AIP Pork Carnitas

– Healing Autoimmune

Slow Cooker AIP Pork Carnitas

Ingredients: olive oil, dried oregano, lime juice, turmeric, fine salt, pork shoulder, onion, garlic, chicken stock, orange juice.

Pulled pork has got to be one of the best inventions ever! It goes with everything from salads to soups and is perfect for lettuce wraps, like in this AIP recipe, to serve for lunch for the family. If you are cooking this in a slow cooker, you will find the pork maintains its juiciness and is so tender that it will just fall apart. Serve this in lettuce wraps for a summer lunch that is full of flavor.

AIP Slow Cooker Pork Chops

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Slow Cooker Pork Chops

Ingredients: olive oil, pork chops, onion, mushrooms, chicken broth, coconut aminos, salt.

It’s a great time for pork, and this AIP slow cooker pork chops recipe is sure to be a hit in your household!

AIP Crockpot Pork Ribs

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Crockpot Pork Ribs

Ingredients: baby back ribs, onion, garlic powder, ginger powder, chicken broth, honey, coconut aminos, green onions.

Nothing says summer like fall-off-the-bone ribs. Join in the fun this year by making this AIP crockpot pork ribs recipe.

Slow Cooker Bacon & Chicken

– Paleo Flourish

Slow Cooker Bacon & Chicken

Ingredients: chicken breasts, bacon, dried thyme, dried oregano, dried rosemary, olive oil, salt.

This is a really easy recipe to use and the end result tastes amazing! Shredded chicken and bacon with the addition of the herbs are great ingredients for a light Paleo-friendly lunch with salad, or why not serve it in a bowl with some lettuce wraps and let the family make their own? The bacon helps to keep the chicken moist and adds a real boost to the flavor.

Slow Cooker Pork

– Paleo Flourish

Slow Cooker Pork

Ingredients: pork shoulder (or pork shoulder collar), salt, ginger powder, Szechuan peppercorns (omit).

I had gone out grocery shopping only to return to this amazing smell in my apartment. I was wondering who was cooking on my floor and whether the aroma was flowing through my vent system when it hit me that it was MY PORK! I had put it into the slowcooker earlier in the morning, and completely forgotten about it. Of course, that’s the beauty of the slow cooker – you can totally just forget all about it!

Lechon Asado

– The Curious Coconut

Lechon Asado

Photo Credit: The Curious Coconut

Ingredients: pork roast, mojo criollo marinade, onion, lard or olive oil.

This is an autoimmune twist on a recipe that is traditionally made in Cuba, and gives you succulent shredded pork which has been marinated in orange juice and garlic. The pork is shredded after it is cooked and can then be reheated with some of the cooking liquid. The easiest cooking method is done in a slow cooker, but if you don’t have one there are other methods described in this recipe too.

AIP Sage Pulled Pork

– A Squirrel in the Kitchen

Ingredients: pork shoulder, coconut milk, onion, dried sage, sea salt.

If you have never tried pulled pork you are missing out on a real treat! So why not give this recipe a try and you will never go back! The shreds of meat are unctuous and succulent, full of flavor and so juicy and there is no end to the ways you can serve this awesome meat – toss it onto a fresh, green salad, use it in a lettuce wrap or keep it truly Paleo and serve it with some cauliflower rice!

Slow Cooker Carnitas

– Unbound Wellness

Ingredients: pork shoulder, bone broth, onion, orange, limes, garlic, bay leaves, dried cilantro, dried oregano, salt, cilantro.

One of the good things about using a slow cooker for this dish is that you come into the house after a busy day and are welcomed by the aromas of spices and you just know you are going to enjoy it! All you have to do is shred the meat and serve with homemade guacamole and lime wedges for a traditional, delicious low-carb Mexican meal.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

– Beyond the Bite

Ingredients: pork butt, balsamic vinegar, molasses, garlic powder, dried thyme, sea salt, cinnamon, turmeric.

Whether you want to make pulled pork for a special meal or just to have as a Paleo or AIP-friendly snack, you will want to try this recipe! The molasses adds a real depth to the flavor of the meat and once the pork is cooked you will find it is fall-apart tender and so juicy you won’t be able to resist stealing a bit! If you don’t have molasses you can use maple syrup but it will be a bit sweeter.

AIP Pork Chop Recipes

AIP Apple Pork Chops

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Apple Pork Chops

Ingredients: pork chops, olive oil, applesauce, salt, salad or vegetables.

Who said that eating the AIP way has to be complicated? Here is another great AIP recipe that is so quick and easy to make but will give you a satisfying dinner to have any night. Simply fry the chops for a few minutes on each side and serve them with your choice of applesauce and salad. The trick to serving tender pork chops is to rest them after cooking; around five minutes is enough.

Pork Chops with Green Apple Radish Salsa

– Paleo Flourish

Pork Chops with Green Apple Radish Salsa

Ingredients: pork chops or pork loin steaks or pork tenderloin strip, green apple, radish, ginger, coconut oil.

Radish is a root vegetable which has been popular in Europe since Roman times. When served raw in salsa or salads, they have a crisp texture and a fresh, peppery taste that goes well with fruit. In this Paleo recipe the sharpness of the radish and the tart apple can be perfect partners to fatty meats such as grilled pork or can liven up chicken dishes. It has little sugar in it, so can be useful on a sugar-free diet.

Lemon Garlic Pork Chops

– Sweet Potatoes & Social Change

Lemon Garlic Pork Chops

Photo Credit: Sweet Potatoes & Social Change

Ingredients: pork chops, coconut flour, sea salt, lemons, olive oil, coconut oil, garlic, bone broth, chives.

Lemon and garlic together are one of my favorite combinations to use in low-carb pork dishes as they can cut through any fatty flavor from the meat and give the dish a fresh and summery taste, especially along with the fresh basil. Cooking these on the grill is so easy and if you score the strip of fat the pork chops will stay flat while cooking, making sure the meat cooks evenly.

Apple Cranberry Skillet Pork Chops

– Fed and Fulfilled

Apple Cranberry Skillet Pork Chops

Photo Credit: Fed and Fulfilled

Ingredients: pork chops, coconut oil, salt, ginger powder, cinnamon, dried thyme, garlic powder, apples, cabbage, onion, cranberries, bone broth, applesauce, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, thyme, rosemary.

If you find that the veg-avoiders in the family won’t even look at cabbage let alone try it, I can recommend this Paleo recipe as it mixes fruit with the veg which takes away any bitterness from the cabbage. Then topped with seasoned and delicious pork chops, the whole meal is full of lively flavors and textures and would even be great to serve in the holidays as a change from turkey.

Thanksgiving Salad with Garlic Rosemary Pork Chops and Maple Cider Vinaigrette

– Adventures in Partaking

Thanksgiving Salad with Garlic Rosemary Pork Chops and Maple Cider Vinaigrette

Photo Credit: Adventures in Partaking

Ingredients: pork chops, butternut squash, rosemary, garlic, sea salt, coconut oil, kale, spinach, chard, pear, avocado, dried cranberries, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup.

If you find that celebration meals like Thanksgiving and Christmas are a bit of a challenge when you are following the Autoimmune Protocol, a recipe like this one can come to the rescue! They can still be special meals, but without the ingredients you have to avoid. You can also make this salad look amazing if you are careful to arrange the ingredients nicely on the plate!

Other AIP Pork Recipes

AIP Baked Honey Ginger Pork Ribs

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Baked Honey Ginger Pork Ribs

Ingredients: pork ribs, honey, applesauce, coconut aminos, olive oil, ginger, garlic, salt.

When you see these unctuous pork ribs you will never go back to the dry ones again! Pork and honey is a really great match as the pork turns sticky and sweet, but the applesauce stops the ribs from being too sweet and adds great moisture to the cooking process. You will not believe that this is an AIP recipe as the ribs taste like the best ones around!

AIP Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients: garlic cloves, fresh basil leaves, fresh parsley, nutritional yeast, olive oil, lemon, salt, pork tenderloin.

It’s really difficult to eat out while following autoimmune protocol. That’s why I love this AIP herb roasted pork tenderloin recipe. It’s restaurant quality without inflammatory ingredients.

AIP Pork and Leek Fettuccine

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Pork and Leek Fettuccine

Ingredients: shirataki noodles, olive oil, pork tenderloin, leeks, garlic cloves, salt, fresh basil leaves.

Want “pasta,” presto? Look no further than this AIP pork and leek fettuccine recipe. This mouth-watering recipe features pork tenderloin which is a very lean cut of meat that boasts a mild flavor – perfect for this dish.

AIP Mini Pork Meatloaves with Leeks

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Mini Pork Meatloaves with Leeks

Ingredients: olive oil, onion, garlic cloves, leek, ground pork, salt.

There’s nothing mini about the flavor in this AIP mini pork meatloaves with leeks recipe. Dividing up the ingredients into mini loaf pans is an excellent way to practice portion control.

Cheesy AIP Fettucine with Leek, Bacon, and Mushrooms

– Healing Autoimmune

Cheesy AIP Fettucine with Leek, Bacon, and MushroomsCheesy AIP Fettucine Recipe with Leek, Bacon, and Mushrooms

Ingredients: shirataki noodles, olive oil, bacon, leeks, garlic cloves, white button mushrooms, nutritional yeast, coconut cream, flat leaf parsley.

When you’re avoiding dairy and grains, you might think a creamy cheesy pasta is out of reach. However, with a few thoughtful substitutions, you can make a creamy fettucine that rivals any Italian restaurant.Leeks, garlic, and mushrooms add a lovely vegetable flavor to the cheese-less cheese sauce, which is made with coconut cream and nutritional yeast. With bacon and a few sprigs of flat leaf parsley to garnish, you won’t miss with dairy or the gluten in this recipe.

Paleo Baked Ribs Recipe with Sticky Glaze

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Baked Ribs Recipe with Sticky Glaze

Ingredients: pork ribs, apple, honey, coconut aminos, avocado oil, ginger, garlic, parsley.

Next time you have the family and friends round for a meal, why not treat them to a plate of delicious, sticky ribs! These Paleo ribs are coated in a sweet and fruity glaze that makes the meat so tasty that you will always want more! You can serve these with a side salad, a low-carb dipping sauce or just on their own, but whatever way you serve them they taste best eaten with the fingers!

Easy One-Pot Pork and Cabbage Stew

– Paleo Flourish

Easy One-Pot Pork and Cabbage Stew

Ingredients: pork, water, cabbage, onion or leek, ginger, apple cider vinegar, salt, coconut oil.

Don’t you just love one-pot cooking? So simple and less washing-up, so this is a win-win situation! This tasty Paleo-friendly stew is hearty and warming which is perfect to have for dinner on a chilly day as you get the gentle heat from the ginger giving a boost to the flavor of the pork. Just make sure you check the liquid level regularly so the pork doesn’t dry out.

Thai Tom Saap Pork Ribs Soup

– Paleo Flourish

Thai Tom Saap Pork Ribs Soup

Ingredients: pork spare ribs, red shallots, lemongrass, galangal or ginger, water, kaffir lime leaves or cilantro, lime juice, fish sauce, salt.

Originally, Thai soups tended to be really spicy and use hot chillies, but this can still be a really tasty Paleo dish without the heat. Spare ribs can often be quite a cheap cut but they are packed with flavor as the meat is close to the bone. This soup has the traditional Thai flavorings – salty and spicy with a subtle heat from the galangal, but with the freshness from the lime and lemongrass.

Spinach and Pancetta Saute

– Paleo Flourish

Spinach and Pancetta Saute

Ingredients: pancetta, spinach.

If you have had a really busy day and need something quick and simple for dinner, this recipe is the one for you. It is tasty, healthy and filling but only takes a few minutes to make. This is a versatile dish as you could have it as a Paleo-friendly main, as a side for roast meats or even with eggs for breakfast. I recommend you don’t season with salt as the pancetta is salty enough, and if you can’t get pancetta just use bacon!

Lemon Asparagus Saute with Bacon

– Paleo Flourish

Lemon Asparagus Saute with Bacon

Ingredients: asparagus, lemon, bacon, salt, olive oil or bacon fat.

This low-carb, Paleo side dish is so quick and easy to make, yet with the asparagus becoming ever more popular, it will go down a treat with family and friends. Asparagus has a really fresh taste which goes really well with the salty bacon and the citrus hit from the lemon lifts the flavor of the whole dish. This would go well with meat or fish dishes.

Braised Cardamom Cabbage and Pork

– Paleo Flourish

Braised Cardamom Cabbage and Pork

Ingredients: pork, cabbage, leek, apple, chicken stock/broth, turmeric, salt, coconut oil.

I have often thought of cabbage as a winter vegetable and this great Paleo one-pot wonder is full of winter-warming flavors! The cabbage does not taste bitter as this is offset by the apple and cardamom and the pork is mouth-wateringly tender and juicy. There is no need for any sides as this is a meal in a pot and is very filling and satisfying after a hard day.

Paleo Pork Rinds

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Pork Rinds

Ingredients: pork skin, salt, spices of choice.

Nothing beats homemade snacks fresh from the oven – including these! Customize these protein powerhouses with any flavor you like.

Pan-Fried Pork Tenderloin

– Paleo Flourish

Pan-Fried Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients: pork tenderloin, salt, pepper (omit), coconut oil.

I’m vacationing in the beautiful and sun-filled (and fun-filled) country of Costa Rica right now but really wanted to share this pork tenderloin recipe with everyone!

Paleo Pineapple Pork

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Pineapple Pork

Ingredients: pork, pineapple chunks, ginger, salt, pepper (omit), coconut oil, garlic cloves, cilantro.

It was so easy to make the slow-cooker pork recipe I posted that I went and made 4 lbs of it! Unfortunately (or rather, fortunately), this meant that I had a ton of leftovers. While the pork is quite delicious to eat straight out of the slow cooker or dipped in some coconut aminos and Paleo Chinese chili sauce, I wanted some other options for taking down this 4 lbs of PIGliciousness! I used frozen pineapple chunks for this quick and simple recipe, but you can obviously use fresh pineapples instead.

Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Ham Wraps

– Paleo Flourish

Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Ham Wraps

Ingredients: ham, cucumber, smoked salmon, coconut cream, green salad.

If you’re looking for an easy lunch that’s delicious and nutritious, then try these smoked salmon and cucumber ham wraps. It’s perfect regardless of whether you’re on a Paleo, Ketogenic, or AIP diet.

Paleo Avocado Peach Prosciutto Salad

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Avocado Peach Prosciutto Salad

Ingredients: peach, avocado, prosciutto, salad greens (arugula, kale leaves, spinach or another of your choice), lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt.

I’ve been loving salads, and if you have fresh produce readily available then I highly suggest enjoying delicious salads for lunch or dinner. They’re so quick and easy to put together, and if you use a combination of some fruits, meats, and salad greens, then you can get a delicious and healthy Paleo salad recipe.

2-Ingredient Keto Bacon Brussels Sprouts

– Keto Summit

2-Ingredient Keto Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients: brussels sprouts, bacon.

This recipe has become a regular feature at Christmas in many households, but there is no reason not to eat them throughout the year! Adding the bacon to the sprouts gives them a milder flavor, so even members of the family who are not too keen on the taste might be persuaded. The texture of the sprouts is complemented by the crunch of the bacon making this a great Keto side dish for roast meats.

Keto Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

– Keto Summit

Keto Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Ingredients: prosciutto, asparagus.

Dress up your appetizers with this easy keto prosciutto wrapped asparagus recipe. It’s a tempting way to encourage others to eat their veggies!

Keto Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

– Keto Summit

Keto Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Ingredients: bacon, asparagus.

If life has taught us anything, it’s that good food should be wrapped or smothered in even better food. With that, I bring you this keto bacon-wrapped asparagus recipe.

5-Min Keto Prosciutto Avocado Fat Bomb Recipe

– Keto Summit

5-Min Keto Prosciutto Avocado Fat Bomb Recipe

Ingredients: avocado, lime, prosciutto (or deli ham or turkey slices).

These prosciutto avocado fat bombs make a really quick and easy snack. They only take 5 minutes to make, look pretty to serve, and are suitable for a Paleo or Keto diet!

Cabbage Rolls

– It’s All About AIP

Cabbage Rolls

Photo Credit: It’s All About AIP

Ingredients: ground beef, ground pork, onion, garlic, lard, bone broth, cauliflower, sauerkraut, cabbage, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, basil, marjoram.

This dish has the benefit of being topped with pickled sauerkraut which is very healthy for you. However, if you are not big on the taste, these lovely rolls can be cooked without it and served as an AIP appetizer or as a main course with vegetables. The filling for these is seasoned and has the classic combination of onion and garlic to make them taste delicious.