Dairy-Free Main Dish Recipes

It's not hard to find family-friendly main dish recipes without cheese, milk, or butter. Allrecipes has more than 670 trusted dairy-free main dish recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Loosemeat Sandwiches III

Rating: 4.34 stars
188
These are my wife's version of the famous loose meat sandwiches. They are pretty tasty and very easy to make.

Not Red Spaghetti Sauce

Rating: 4.41 stars
98
A lovely Italian sausage and vegetable topping to serve over your spaghetti for a change of pace. Add pimento for a dash of color.

Shrimp Noodle Soup

Rating: 4.58 stars
93
For extra flavors, add a splash of sherry to the soup before serving.

Veggie Pot Pie

Rating: 4.55 stars
485
A mouthwatering-good vegetable pot pie.

Blackened Tuna Steaks with Mango Salsa

Rating: 4.85 stars
339
This delicious and simple dish will make your dinner guests think you're a true gourmet chef! It works great with fresh or frozen fish.

Roasted Rack of Lamb

Rating: 4.83 stars
1281
I have had this recipe for a long time, and always enjoy making it. You can also do the same thing with beef or pork.

Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Rating: 4.76 stars
3625
A very simple and easy marinade that makes your shrimp so yummy you don't even need cocktail sauce! Don't let the cayenne pepper scare you, you don't even taste it. My 2 and 4 year-olds love it and eat more shrimp than their parents! It is also a big hit with company, and easy to prepare. I make this with frozen or fresh shrimp and use my indoor electric grill if the weather is not good for outside grilling. Try it with a salad, baked potato, and garlic bread. You will not be disappointed!!!

Vegan-Friendly Falafel

Rating: 4.54 stars
63
This is an easy vegan falafel using dried garbanzo beans and ingredients you already have in your cupboard. No eggs or bread crumbs either as filler--just tasty falafel! Serve with tzatziki and typical falafel fare such as lettuce, tomato, and cucumber. It's not much more work than using canned beans, but the taste is phenomenal and authentic.

Halibut with Vegetables

Rating: 4.57 stars
35
Halibut baked with fresh parsley, olive oil, garlic and vegetables. I made this for a dinner party and everybody loved it!
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Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Beer

Rating: 4.15 stars
281
A delicious, minimal prep recipe to serve as a side dish with dinner, or for company! My husband would live on this if I let him, and our entire family loves it! A slow cooker recipe too easy not to try!

Easiest Pot Roast Ever

Rating: 4.38 stars
521
Easy Pot Roast made in the slow cooker.

Grandma's Famous Salmon Cakes

Rating: 4.38 stars
405
This is a recipe for my Grandmother's famous salmon cakes. It is a family recipe that has been passed down through generations. Serve with macaroni and cheese or any other type of side dish.
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Salisbury Steak
Rating: Unrated
4736
This recipe has been in my family for years. It's easy to cook, but tastes like it took hours to make! I usually make enough extra sauce to pour over mashed potatoes. YUM!
Stuffed Peppers
Rating: Unrated
2017
Green peppers stuffed with ground beef and rice and topped with a seasoned tomato sauce.

Chakchouka (Shakshouka)

Rating: 4.67 stars
356

Chakchouka (also called shakshouka) is a Tunisian and Israeli dish of tomatoes, onions, pepper, spices, and eggs. It's usually eaten for breakfast or lunch, but I think it's tasty anytime. And it's easy to make. It is similar to the Turkish dish 'Menemen' and to the Latin American breakfast dish 'Huevos Rancheros.'