Dairy-Free Recipes

Hundreds of dairy-free dinners and desserts, including vegan recipes and dairy-free cakes. All tested and reviewed by home cooks.

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Easy Creamy Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 3.2 stars
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Although this does not taste like the the traditional mac 'n cheese recipes most of us grew up with, it will satisfy your comfort food craving while helping you avoid preservatives, dyes, meat, and dairy. Stir in your favorite veggies and/or meatless filler and you've got yourself a satisfying meal. This recipe is very versatile; tweak ingredients to your liking!

Dairy-Free "Cheese" Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars
4
My boyfriend and I eat dairy-free; he has no choice in the matter because of a severe casein allergy. This creamy cheese sauce is not only dairy-free, but extremely yummy and a great base recipe. You can do just about anything with it! Add a dash of cumin for that smoky Cheddar taste for mac and cheese, add more garlic, butter, and parsley for Alfredo, or add a can of tomatoes and green chiles to make that staple queso dip! It bakes well, too. Try chicken spaghetti with this creamy cheese sauce!

Dairy Free Chocolate Pudding

Rating: 4.42 stars
183
This is a simple, smooth and creamy vegan chocolate pudding. I like to use ground chocolate as a substitute for the cocoa.

Presto Vegan Pesto

Rating: 5 stars
6
Honestly, I really never liked pesto. However, now that I am tasting things so clearly (as a vegan), I LOVE the stuff! Here's my new, favorite Presto Pesto!

Cashew Milk

Rating: 4 stars
1
This is so easy and delicious, I will never buy ready-made cashew milk again! For a really smooth texture just strain with a cheesecloth.

Pear and Almond Tart (Dairy- and Gluten-Free)

Rating: 4.86 stars
7
Easy non-dairy and gluten-free recipe for a classic pear and almond tart. Sprinkle confectioners' sugar on top if desired.

Gluten- and Dairy-Free Vegan Coffee Whitener

Rating: 4 stars
6
A non-dairy, yet rich and flavorful, way to lighten coffee. The syrup gives this a creamy texture like the store-bought types, but without chemicals or additives. Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Mac and 'Shews (Vegan Mac and Cheese)

Rating: 4.37 stars
37
Cashews are basically vegan dairy. Blend them with a little liquid and you've got a smooth cream, similar to half-and-half. Mixed with broth, nutritional yeast, miso and seasonings along with the macaroni and you've got delish mac 'n cheese.

Perfect Sushi Rice

Rating: 4.13 stars
379
Here is my recipe for the perfect sushi rice. You can eat this alone or roll into your favorite sushi roll with ingredients of choice. I use strips of carrots, cucumbers and slices of avocado. You can adjust the amount of vinegar in this recipe to suit your taste.

Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs

Rating: 4.7 stars
2021
Honey chicken kabobs with veggies. You can marinate overnight and make these kabobs for an outdoor barbecue as a tasty alternative to the usual barbecue fare! Fresh mushrooms and cherry tomatoes can also be used. (This can also be done in the broiler.)
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Simple Country Ribs

Rating: 4.63 stars
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Extra tender, extra flavorful ribs, bursting with barbeque flavor.

Grilled Asparagus

Rating: 4.7 stars
622
The special thing about this recipe is that it's so simple. Fresh asparagus with a little oil, salt, and pepper is cooked quickly over high heat on the grill. Enjoy the natural flavor of your veggies.
By Anonymous
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Grandma's Famous Salmon Cakes

Rating: 4.37 stars
297

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.