For people with dairy allergies, it can be tough to find dishes safe to eat at restaurants, potlucks, parties and sometimes, even at family dinners. Cooking and baking without cream, milk, butter or cheese doesn’t have to be challenging though. We’ve rounded up our top easy and delicious recipes for dairy-free diners, from tasty appetizers to meaty mains, veggie entrees and sweet desserts. These recipes will make everyone at the table happy.
Easy Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese
Perked up with a bit of balsamic vinegar, the tomato sauce benefits from a slow simmer, resulting in a dish that’s every bit as rich, hearty and flavourful as traditional bolognese.
Lighter Fried Pork Chop
This butter-free version of a fried pork chop dinner adds creamy white beans and spinach for a virtuous set of sides.
Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs
Featuring soy sauce and ginger, this mouthwatering (and complete) meal is prepped and cooking in just 10 minutes!
Sticky Hoisin and Honey Slow-Cooker Chicken Drumsticks
Slow cookers and potlucks go hand-in-hand. These deliciously sweet and sticky drumsticks are a great addition to any potluck. Find more seasonal options with these pumpkin and squash slow cooker recipes.
Creamy Vegan Mushroom Fettuccine Alfredo
This dairy-free vegan pasta recipe eschews cream, gluten and eggs, while still managing to taste decadent. Gluten-free brown rice noodles, along with a silky cashew Alfredo sauce and mushrooms combine to form an indulgent dish for every comfort food craving, regardless of dietary preference.
Creamy Vegan Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Dairy-free and delicious, a “cheese” sauce made from cauliflower and nutritional yeast, hugs macaroni noodles for a classic comfort food made into a modern masterpiece.
Set Strawberries With Coconut Cream
A coconut cream substitution for whipped cream satisfies dessert cravings in a dairy-free way. This simple, healthy recipe can adapt to whatever fruit is in season. Set with chia seeds, it’s a sweet treat that’s actually good for you.