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Don't Skip The Pasta: 16 Mouthwatering Italian Paleo Recipes

The alluring cheesy layers on a thin, crunchy crust of pizza sprinkled with your favorite toppings, giving you that explosive -- and orgasmic -- sensation in just one bite.

The chunky meatballs rolling down on top of your succulent pasta mixed with your delicious, creamy sauce that never fails to awaken your senses and tickle your taste buds with every swirl.

I bet all you could think of by now is binging on these sumptuous treats, as you salivate with every word you read.

But then all dreams and fantasies are crushed as you snap back to reality now that you've jumped into the Paleo bandwagon.

Or are they?

Read on for Italian paleo recipes that will satisfy your inner caveman and your love of Italian cuisine.

Pasta Da Vinci

Monica Kenney/Paleo Parents

Get the recipe from Paleo Parents here.

Crispy Italian Paleo Cauliflower Poppers

Kathryn Kos/Primal Bliss Nutrition

Get the recipe from Primal Bliss Nutrition here.

Paleo Caramelized Onion White Pizza (Dairy-Free)

Carolyn Ketchum/All Day I Dream About Food

Get the recipe from All Day I Dream About Food here.

Eggplant Strata with Sausage and Cashew Ricotta

Pamela King/Paleo Table

Get the recipe from Paleo Table here.

Paleo Moussaka Recipe

Kathryn Kos/Primal Bliss Nutrition

Get the recipe from Primal Bliss Nutrition here.

Steak Bruschetta with Spaghetti Squash

Pamela King/Paleo Table

Get the recipe from Paleo Table here.

Wild Shrimp Scampi

Liz Lotts/Vitacost

Get the recipe from Vitacost here.

Paleo Italian Lemon Ricotta “Cheese” Cake with Blueberry Sauce

Kathryn Kos/Primal Bliss Nutrition

Get the recipe from Primal Bliss Nutrition here.

Paleo Pizza Crust

Amanda Santucci/The Skinny Spice

Get the recipe from The Skinny Spice here.

Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce with Grain-Free Fettuccine

Stacey Isaacs/There's a Cook in My Kitchen

Get the recipe from There's A Cook In My Kitchen here.

Sautéed Broccoli Rabe with Prosciutto, Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions

Kari Peters/GI 365 - Get Inspired Everyday

Get the recipe from GI 365 here.

Low Carb Italian Eggs in Purgatory

Stacey Lou Craw/Beauty and the Foodie

Get the recipe from Beauty and the Foodie here.

Spicy Kale with Pancetta and Onions

Carolyn Ketchum/All Day I Dream About Food

Get the recipe from All Day I Dream About Food here.

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Recipe

Sébastien Noël/Paleo Leap

Get the recipe from Paleo Leap here.

Paleo Pesto Meatballs

Alyssa Brantley/Everyday Maven

Get the recipe from Everyday Maven here.

Paleo Roasted Chicken

Rowena Dumlao-Giardana/She Knows

Get the recipe from She Knows here.

There you have it, folks. Now latching onto a barbell or running on a treadmill won't be rendered useless as we have another reason not to jump back to our diets just to go Italian.