A round-up of 30 healthy and simple dairy-free dinner recipes. From Teriyaki Stir Fry to Black Bean Burgers, to Mac and Cheese, we've got you covered here!
Quick And Easy Dairy-Free Dinner Recipes
Whether you're dairy intolerant or you want to keep dairy out of your diet, you can still enjoy tasty meals without sacrifices! I know that making a dietary change can be challenging, but we are here to help with our best dairy-free dinner recipes!
Everything here can be made for under 1 hour and all recipes are great for meal prep! No matter if you have hours to spend in the kitchen (I mean, who has?), or you are short on time, you will enjoy these simple weeknight dinner recipes. You can find plenty of plant-based and gluten-free options as well!
What can you eat when you're eating dairy-free?
Following a dairy-free diet can seem a bit restricting at first, but once you get used to it, you'll see that there are plenty of foods to enjoy! It may even be a good time to start exploring some new and different recipes that you have never thought of making before.
The thing I suggest focusing on is finding new ways to eat your favorite foods. For example, if you are a big fan of cheesy pasta, you may try making a dairy-free mac and cheese and see how you like it. Or maybe you're into old-fashioned desserts like rice pudding, in which case we have the dairy-free recipe for you. Nothing is off-limits and It's all about finding what you can ADD to your diet, not what you can take!
I hope that these recipes will give you some inspiration to be creative in the kitchen and cook something fun!
- Quick And Easy Dairy-Free Dinner Recipes
- What can you eat when you're eating dairy-free?
- 1. Vegetable Teriyaki Stir Fry
- 2. 1-Pot Coconut Broccoli Soup
- 3. Vegan Kimchi Alfredo Fettuccine
- 4. Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- 5. Simple Vegan Lentil Bolognese
- 6. Creamy Polenta with Roasted Squash and Chickpeas
- 7. Cauliflower Tinga Tacos
- 8. Easy Black Bean Burger
- 9. Easy Zucchini Boats
- 10. Greek-inspired Chickpea Stew by Lazy Cat Kitchen
- 11. Wild Rice Mushroom Soup
- 12. Vegan Baked Spaghetti
- 13. Eggplant Lentil Curry
- 14. Vegan Mac and Cheese without Cashews
- 15. Golden Noodle Soup
- 16. Vegan Rainbow Lasagna
- 17. Chickpea and Spinach Curry
- 18. Healthy Vodka Sauce Pasta
- 19. Easy Potato Goulash
- 20. Stuffed Butternut Squash
- 21. Air Fryer Falafel
- 22. Mushroom Stew by Nourish Plate
- 23. Vegan Mediterranean Buddha Bowl
- 24. 15-Minute Vegan Sloppy Joes
- 25. Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup
- 26. Veggie Soba Noodles
- 27. Brussels Sprouts Curry
- 28. Dairy-free Potato Leek Soup
- 29. Stuffed Veggies with Bulgur
- 30. Vegan Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie
This Vegan Stir Fry takes just 30 minutes to prepare! It's made of fried vegetables and tofu that are coated with a sticky teriyaki sauce. It's gluten-free and is great for meal prep! We love to enjoy it with a side of rice, potatoes, or cooked quinoa.
Healthy broccoli soup that requires just 10 simple ingredients and less than 1 hour to prepare! This soup is creamed with coconut milk, for the perfect dairy-free dinner! We love to top it off with some crispy chickpeas, and that takes it to the next level!
Our spin on the classic vegan alfredo, but spiced up with some kimchi! If you are feeling like pasta night, this is the recipe for you! It's SO simple and easy to make, yet it's quite impressive and packed with flavor! I have to say, this may be my favorite out of all these dairy-free dinner recipes!
Looking for new and creative ways to eat sweet potatoes? Look no further than these taco-stuffed sweet potatoes! They are filled up with a smokey black bean "meat" for a delicious plant-based meal. We love to add a dollop of guacamole, as well as some cashew sour cream for a nice final touch.
This Vegan Lentil Bolognese comes together in under 30 minutes, thanks to the help of some store-bought ingredients! You will need just 8 ingredients to make this speedy pasta dish, and you can save any leftovers for lunch the next day!
If you have never tried polenta, now is the time! Polenta is pretty much a porridge made from ground corn. It has a creamy and soft texture and is slightly sweet.
I love polenta because it's so versatile, and this combo is one of my favorites. Crispy chickpeas, roasted pumpkin, and caramelized onion. So good!
Are you up for taco night? Try these Spicy Cauliflower Tacos next! Loaded with chipotle flavor and topped off with avocado crema, these are a big crowd pleaser!
You can still enjoy a delicious burger, even without the meat and the dairy! This black bean burger comes together in just 30 minutes and is amazing paired with guacamole, spicy mayo, or regular ketchup. You can enjoy it in a bun or even with a side of fresh salad!
Zucchini boats are an easy summer dinner that the whole family will enjoy! Stuffed with lentils, tomatoes, and fresh herbs, and topped off with a sprinkle of vegan parmesan! Packed with protein and flavor, you have to try this recipe!
10. Greek-inspired Chickpea Stew by Lazy Cat Kitchen
Craving a big bowl of cozy stew? This Greek-Inspired Chickpea Stew is ideal for a light, but nourishing dinner! It's easy to make and uses canned chickpeas, which is great if you have to serve dinner on the table fast!
Hearty, cozy, and easy to make, this Wild Rice Mushroom Soup comes together in just 1 hour! This recipe is packed with flavor yet it's healthier than traditional wild rice soup.
This Vegan Baked Spaghetti casserole is an easy and comforting family dinner! It's a one-pan recipe, made with healthy pantry ingredients!
This Eggplant Lentil Curry comes together in around 30 minutes! It's hearty, comforting, and packed with flavor and plant-based protein. We love to serve it alongside some coconut rice or curried mashed potatoes.
This Vegan Mac and Cheese is creamy, cheesy, and made with absolutely no cashews! It's quick and easy to make, with just 20 minutes needed! Nut-free and gluten-free.
This Vegan Golden Noodle Soup comes together in around 35 minutes! It's comforting, packed with flavor, and easy to make! Serve it up for dinner on a cozy winter night!
Veggie-packed vegan rainbow lasagna which is wholesome and healthy. The colors make it the perfect dinner centerpiece too!
This chickpea and spinach curry in creamy coconut milk are fast, easy, and comforting.
This Healthy Vodka Sauce Pasta recipe comes together in just 30 minutes! Perfect to serve at a family dinner- it's spicy, creamy, and naturally vegan!
This Potato Goulash recipe is an easy 1-pot flavourful dish that's especially popular around Central Europe. The basic recipe only requires 6 simple ingredients– it makes the perfect weekday lunch or dinner!
Looking for a hearty vegetarian main dish? Roast up these Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash filled with cranberry rice, pecans, and chickpeas.
Ditch the deep-fryer and make healthier Air Fryer Falafel instead! These falafels have a crispy outer shell and are soft and tender inside. This vegan and gluten-free recipe comes together in just 20 minutes too!
22. Mushroom Stew by Nourish Plate
This is an easy one-pot meal that is ready in less than 30 minutes. You can eat this delicious Mushroom Stew all year round and it goes well with pasta, quinoa, rice, or mashed potatoes. This recipe is vegan, low-fat, and can be made gluten-free.
This vegan Mediterranean Buddha bowl recipe is loaded with nutritious, real food. Fresh Mediterranean-inspired ingredients with an easy dairy-free tahini dressing.
Dinner can be ready in just 15 minutes with these ridiculously simple Vegan Sloppy Joes. Made with lentils, peppers, onions, and a handful of other pantry basics, dinner is served in no time and is delicious and filling!
Creamy, “cheesy” broccoli soup filled with veggies. No cashews required
An easy, healthy weeknight meal that can be made vegan and gluten-free, and is a veggie bowl that even non-vegetarians will love!
Hearty and deliciously satisfying Brussels Sprout Curry is the perfect fall weeknight dinner! The curried brussels sprouts, potatoes, and carrots coated with a warm-spiced coconut curry sauce infused with tahini and sesame seeds are simply irresistible!
Let me show you how to make the BEST dairy-free potato leek soup! It turns out super creamy and silky smooth, yet it's healthy and easy to make!
Full of goodness, this healthy stuffed veggies with bulgur wheat recipe will become a favorite one if you try it. It's a traditional Greek dish with a twist that is perfect for a big family and children will love it.
Vegan Shepherd's Pie is savory, hearty, and delicious. This easy recipe gets some serious umami from wine-braised mushrooms and is topped with tasty sweet potato mash for rustic comfort food that everyone will love.