Dairy-Free Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Easy Creamy Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 3 stars 10
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: 4.5 stars 212
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 8
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 2
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: 5 stars 8
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 8
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: 4.5 stars 50
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.

German Apple Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 1582
An easy-to-make, dense cake made with a simple batter and fresh apples.

Chinese Fried Walnuts

Rating: 5 stars 43
I am always asked to bring these walnuts whenever we have a get together with family or friends. They are perfect on tables at a bridal or baby shower, and no one can ever figure out how they are made. Very addicting!

Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 1711
This peanut butter cookie recipe has just 3 ingredients. It's fast, easy, and the cookies are wonderful! It's great for kids that are just learning to bake.

Dairy-Free Scalloped Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 7
These are the best scalloped potatoes ever! No one will believe they're dairy-free. They're so creamy!

Inspiration and Ideas

Paleo Pizza Crust
Rating: Unrated 4
Pizza-lovers rejoice with this alternative.
Deliciously Organic Carrot Spread
Rating: Unrated 5
"A wonderful spread for sandwiches." – MMSWITZER
Grilled Salmon
Rating: 5 stars 5547

A simple soy sauce and brown sugar marinade, with hints of lemon and garlic, are the perfect salty-sweet complement to rich salmon fillets.