extremely simple dairy free dinners

24 Easy Dairy Free Dinners (EXTREMELY SIMPLE)

24 Dairy Free Dinners that are easy to make for any busy weeknight! This list will bring you to all different easy dairy free dinner recipes from Eat or Drink as well as other amazing bloggers.

One thing I always want to show on Eat or Drink, is that eating dairy free (or gluten, egg, etc. free) doesn’t have to be fancy, expensive, or weird. I tried to pick meals for this list that are really simple, no crazy ingredients, just real food that happens to be dairy free.

extremely simple dairy free dinners

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Do You Have Multiple Food Allergies?

Please note, while Eat or Drink mostly features recipes that are free of gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, and peanuts, this list ONLY features dairy free recipes. But hopefully, no matter your allergens you can still find something you’ll enjoy on this list.

I tried to indicate which allergens these recipes are free of but please always read the ingredients list carefully yourself and feel free to reach out if you need help with replacement ideas. Replacing ingredients is my favorite kind of puzzle.

Allergen Key

GF = Gluten Free
EF = Egg Free
NF = Nut Free
SF = Soy Free
V = Vegan (which includes egg free)

24 Easy Dairy Free Dinners

As stated above, this list features 24 Easy Dairy Free Dinners from all different bloggers. Each recipe name is a clickable link to bring you to the recipe you want. I’ve also asked each blogger to create a little blurb describing their recipe. This should help you find what really suits your taste.

easy dairy free dinners - 5 ingredient sweet chicken
5 Ingredient Sweet Chicken

Make sure to leave a comment down below letting me know which recipe you’ve tried or want to try next.

1. Easy Enchilada Stuffed Peppers – GF, EF, NF

easy stuffed peppers recipe

These Easy Enchilada Stuffed Peppers are a great dairy free dinner for any busy night. You can even prep them ahead of time and freeze them for later.

2. Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese – GF, V, SF

Sweet potato mac and cheese is a delicious way to sneak in nutrients with your meal. It’s the perfect easy dinner ready in only 35 minutes.

3. Roasted Shrimp with Lemon & Garlic – GF, NF, SF, EF

Easy and delicious Oven Roasted Shrimp with Lemon & Garlic is fabulously full of flavor, serve on pasta, salads, or rice for a quick and tasty meal.

4. Creamy Sausage One Pot Pasta – GF, EF, NF, SF

healthy pasta dinner

This one-pot pasta is perfect for any busy night. It’s filled with flavor and easy to make using pre-cooked sausage.

5. Vegan Almond Cream Sauce with Pasta – GF, EF, SF, V

This Vegan Almond Cream Sauce is a perfect alternative to a dairy-based sauce or a cashew-based sauce. This dairy free sauce can be prepped in less than 15 minutes.

6. Apricot Ginger Glazed Chicken – GF, EF, SF, NF

Apricot-ginger glazed chicken is a flavorful chicken dinner that uses just 3 ingredients and takes less than 20 minutes to make.

7. Clam Linguine – GF, EF, SF, NF

This meal may sound fancy but it’s actually very easy. It uses canned clams for a delicious flavor but easy prep.

8. Slow cooker Tater Tot Casserole – GF, EF, SF, NF

gluten free slow cooker tater tot casserole

Here is a really easy dairy free dinner that is also budget-friendly. It’s an easy twist on a tater tot casserole.

9. Stir Fry Thai Curry Udon with Spam – Ef, NF

Stir Fry Thai Curry Udon with Spam is a delicious weeknight dinner in 20 minutes.

10. Mushroom Stew – GF, EF, SF, NF, V

Delicious and filling dairy-free mushroom stew that is easy to make in less than 30 minutes. It goes well with pasta, quinoa, rice, or mashed potatoes.

11. Jumbo Gluten Free BBQ Meatballs – GF, EF, SF, NF

These Jumbo Gluten Free BBQ Meatballs are the perfect freezer meal. Both the sauce and meatballs can be made ahead of time and frozen. Just defrost them both the night before so they’ll bake evenly. You won’t be missing any cheese with this dairy free dinner.

12. Instant Pot Dal Tadka (Curried Lentils) – GF, EF, SF, NF, V

Vegan, dairy free, and gluten free dal tadka is a restaurant-style curried lentil dish that is great served over a bed of rice.

13. Gluten Free Pasta Chicken Salad (with a zesty dressing) – GF, EF, SF, NF


This is one of my favorite meals to bring to a friend’s house because you can prep it ahead and it only gets better as it sits.

14. Vegan Creamy Mushroom Pasta – GF, EF, V

This delicious vegan creamy mushroom pasta can be made in 30 minutes and it contains mostly pantry ingredients.

15. Healthy Tuscan Chicken Skillet – GF, EF, SF

This Healthy Tuscan Chicken recipe is all kinds of delicious and super simple to make in just one skillet, plus it’s loaded with veggies and budget-friendly!

16. Steak with Dairy Free Peppercorn Sauce – GF, EF, SF

steak with dairy free peppercorn sauce easy dinner

Juicy rib eye steak is seasoned and seared before serving with the creamiest gluten-free Dairy-Free Peppercorn Sauce. This is a really special dinner for 2 which takes under 10 minutes from start to finish.

17. Pan-Fried Gnocchi with Mushroom Cream Sauce – GF Option, EF, SF, V

This Vegan Pan-Fried Gnocchi with Mushroom Cream Sauce recipe is ready in under 30 minutes, with just 1 pan.

18. Cajun Chicken and Rice Bowls – EF, NF

These Cajun-spiced chicken and rice bowls are a family-favorite dairy free dinner as they’re high in protein, packed with flavor, and come together in less than an hour! Tip: you can make them in less than 30 minutes by using faster-cooking rice.

19. Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl – GF, EF, NF, V

coconut curry noodle bowl for easy dinner

This easy coconut curry noodle bowl is rich and creamy with a flavorful coconut milk broth. This recipe comes together in 15 minutes with just a handful of pantry staples.

20. Easy Gluten Free Vegan Quesadillas – GF, EF, SF, V

Quesadillas are one of my favorite meals when I have nothing else planned. You can fill them with whatever you have on hand. Find out my favorite dairy free cheeses in this quesadilla post.

21. Vegan Tagliatelle Bolognese Mushrooms – GF Option, NF, EF, V

This easy vegan bolognese recipe is full of vegetables and tastes just as good as the real deal. Even the non-vegans in your life are guaranteed to like it.

22. Soy Free Fried Rice From Leftovers – GF, SF, NF, EF and V option

This Soy Free Fried Rice is so easy to make because you can use whatever veggies and leftovers you have in your fridge.

23. 5-Ingredient Sweet Chicken – GF, EF, NF


Gluten-free Sweet Chicken is such an easy dairy-free, gluten-free dinner to make, with only 5 ingredients!

24. Easy Moroccan Chicken – GF, EF, SF

You can make this easy, gluten-free Moroccan Chicken on the stove, in the oven, in an InstantPot, or in your slow cooker. Any way you prepare it, it’s delish.

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