Going dairy free comes with its challenges. It might be out of a personal desire to eat clean, or out of necessity due to allergies. Either way, dairy has a way of sneaking into your food when you least expect it. There is nothing wrong with having likes and dislikes when it comes to food.
Thankfully, it’s hard to be picky when you have the best dairy free recipes for picky eaters. When it comes to eating dairy free, some people opt for simply replacing the dairy with a store-bought dairy alternative. While this may seem like the easiest solution to eating dairy free, it doesn’t always yield the best results. (Yes, I’m talking to you, fake cheese.)
Many of these well-intentioned dairy alternatives are very different from the real thing. Some can even make the more discriminating eaters turn their nose up and just not eat. All you dairy-free picky eaters, listen up!
We have rounded up 21 recipes you can easily whip up at home that will make your taste buds celebrate, starting with your morning breakfast and ending with your evening dessert. No faux food here. Just real food that’s really good.
Some recipes take your old favorites and recreate them with creamy, dairy-free ingredients (like the Vegan Grilled Cheese). Others just leave the dairy out and highlight the other textures (like the Crock Pot Dairy-Free Hawaiian Chicken) or use other indulgent, naturally dairy-free ingredients.
Whichever recipes you choose to try, these dairy free recipes for picky eaters will be hard for anyone to turn down!
Vegan One Pot Creamy Garlic Pasta | Yup It’s Vegan
Vegan Lentil Enchiladas | Elavegan
Creamy Cauliflower Chicken Baked Pasta | Meaningful Eats
Allergy Free Waffles | The Bewitchin Kitchen
My Favorite Vegan Pizza | Minimalist Baker
Butternut Squash Lasagna with Cashew Cheese Kale Pesto | Food By Mars
Vegan Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions | My Whole Food Life
Vegan Mac and Cheese | Nora Cooks
Quickie Cheeseless Quesadillas | Healthy Happy Life
Dairy Free Herbed Scalloped Potatoes | Vegan in the Freezer
Baked Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Dip | Veggies Don’t Bite
Epic Paleo Nachos | 40 Aprons
Dairy Free Spinach Dip | Totally the Bomb
No Bake Vegan Cheesecake | The Roasted Root
More Dairy Free Recipes
Crock Pot Dairy Free Beef Stroganoff | Stroganoff is a great dish to try and while the normal recipe does have dairy, you can make it without dairy as well.
Dairy Free Fresh Blueberry Pie | There is no reason people on a dairy free diet need to avoid dessert, especially with this dairy free pie recipe.
No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls | Oatmeal balls are a great and healthy snack that fits perfectly into a dairy free diet.
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites | Changing things up can keep things exciting. How about buffalo cauliflower bites instead of buffalo wings?
Slow Cooker Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole | Chicken and broccoli is a healthy dinner option that can keep you away from dairy with ease.