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30 Dairy-Free Dinner Recipes You Need to Bookmark, Stat

30 Dairy-Free Dinner Recipes You Need to Bookmark, Stat

Whether you’re dairy-free or not, incorporating dairy-free recipes into your nutrition can be salubrious for your skin, gut health, and overall wellness. But sometimes, plane in our weightier efforts, sacrificing dairy can midpoint sacrificing some of your favorite foods or dishes—no fun. To those of you with and without dairy allergies, I present you with a list of dairy-free dinner recipes that ditch all of the dairy, but none of the delish.

30 Dairy-Free Dinner Recipes to Try This Week

There’s a lot of eyeful in these dairy-free dinner recipes. Not only are they easy unbearable for busy weeknights when you don’t finger like cooking, but they’re elegant unbearable to serve for date night or any gathering you have on the books. And plane the non-dairy-free among us can reap the benefits of healthy skin, a healthy gut, and happy taste buds.

Wherever you lie on the dairy-free equator, try giving a few of these recipes a try. You might just be surprised by what you find!

vegan red pepper pasta

Vegan Red Pepper Pasta

Why We Love It: Kicking things off with this red pepper pasta—it’s perfectly linty while still keeping things vegan. How you may ask? The secret ingredient here is soaked cashews, which, when composite withal with zesty lemon juice, miso, and a plethora of other flavors, make for an peerage sauce that’s nonflexible to replicate, plane with dairy.

Hero Ingredient: While the cashews are the star of the sauce, this recipe wouldn’t be the same without the roasted red peppers.

sheet pan harvest hash_dairy self-ruling dinner recipes

Sheet Pan Harvest Hash

Why We Love It: What’s largest than a sheet pan dinner? They’re ridiculously quick and simple and get bonus points for minimal cleanup. This harvest hash can hands be made without dairy by omitting the goat cheese. Don’t worry—these flavors are still worth every bite.

Hero Ingredient: It wouldn’t be a harvest hash without sweet potatoes.

Pumpkin Gnocchi

Why We Love It: One of my most frequented recipes, this pumpkin gnocchi is flipside unsteadfast dish that can be made dairy-free. Simply swap heavy surf for coconut milk and enjoy a touch of widow sweetness to complement your savory pumpkin flavors.

Hero Ingredient: Rich parmesan cheese is hands-down the weightier topping for this gnocchi.

Zuppa Toscana soup

Zuppa Toscana Soup

Why We Love It: If you thought you couldn’t enjoy the famous Zuppa Toscana while keeping things dairy-free—think again. Replace milk and half and half for the same proportions of coconut milk, yielding the same linty goodness, minus the upset stomach.

Hero Ingredient: Kale complements this soup by subtracting a hint of fresh greens to your bowl.

mushroom and white stone vegan meatballs_dairy self-ruling dinner recipes

Mushroom and White Stone Vegan Meatballs

Why We Love It: When keeping my dinner recipes dairy-free, I often turn to vegan variations of the dishes I know and love. These mushroom and white stone meatballs are succulent when paired with your favorite pasta and dairy-free sauce. Plus, they freeze well for all your meal prep purposes.

Hero Ingredient: Cannelini beans have my heart.

Vegan Flatbread with Roasted Carrot and Red Pepper Hummus

Vegan Flatbread with Roasted Carrot and Red Pepper Hummus

Why We Love It: This roasted carrot and red pepper hummus flatbread is a no-recipe recipe for the books. Our supplies editor, Suruchi, created this masterpiece while emptying her fridge and we couldn’t be increasingly pleased that she did. Warm naan specie is spread with linty hummus and loaded up with all of the fresh veggies. We’re talking roasted corn, peas, cucumbers, avocado, and any fresh herbs you have on hand. The possibilities are endless.

Hero Ingredient: The hummus vacated is succulent unbearable to warrant its own post. It uses roasted (and caramelized!) carrots, garlic, red tintinnabulate pepper, paprika, coriander, and cumin to create a sweet, smoky spread that’s bursting with flavor. Store leftovers in an snapped container in the fridge for sandwiches, wraps, and veggie dipping all week long.

Creamy Vegan Pasta with Tomatoes and Basil_dairy-free dinner recipes

Creamy Vegan Pasta with Tomatoes and Basil

Why We Love It: Creamy vegan pasta with tomatoes and basil is a healthy, nutrient-dense volitional to a lovable alfredo. The linty walnut sauce coats each noodle to perfection. If you make your sauce in advance, you’re on track for a succulent dinner that’s ready to go in the time it takes the water to boil.

Hero Ingredient: Al dente bucatini noodles are perfectly chewy with a satisfyingly slurpable slum in the middle. Let loose and enjoy a Lady and the Tramp-style bite!

hot honey salmon bow_dairy self-ruling dinner recipes

Hot Honey Glazed Salmon With Coconut Crunch

Why We Love It: Not only is salmon a vitamin-packed protein, but it’s incredibly simple to make in this dairy-free dinner recipe. Plus, it’s just as easy to make for weeknight dinner as it is for a special gathering. Crisp, warmed salmon lays over a bed of fluffy rice and sweet potatoes for a trencher that’s as nutritious as it is delicious. And if you haven’t hopped on the hot honey bandwagon, prepare to be amazed. The sweet heat from that sriracha honey finishes this dish off perfectly.

Hero Ingredient: The coconut crunch topping is nothing short of totally crave-worthy. It’s made with toasted garlic, chili, and coconut flakes and is crisped to perfection in the skillet.

Cumin chickpea salad recipe.

Cumin Chickpea Salad with Mint Chutney

Why We Love It: Chickpea salads strike a lovely wastefulness between filling and healthy. This variation delivers your daily dose of greens and mouthwatering mint chutney to tie it all together. Baby tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, lots of herbs, and hearty chickpeas play starring roles in this salad that you’ll want on repeat.

Hero Ingredient: The key to a unconfined chutney is ensuring your flavors are balanced. Go by taste and measure with your heart. It’s all in the fresh flavor!

Spicy Peanut Brussels Sprout Tacos

Spicy Peanut Brussels Sprout Tacos

Why We Love It: A vegetarian taco that ways you won’t miss the meat? Sign me up. This Brussels sprout taco recipe boasts Brussels (duh), smashed avocado, and a spicy peanut sauce that’s good unbearable to drink. They’re substantial, easy to make, and loved by all (even your littles)!

Hero Ingredient: The sprouts get coated in honey, coconut aminos, chili powder, and salt surpassing sultry to crispy perfection. A little char never hurt anybody—especially when it’s surrounded by all the goodness wrapped up in the tortillas.

Roasted Salmon and Spicy Cucumber-Orange Salsa

Roasted Salmon and Spicy Cucumber-Orange Salsa

Why We Love It: Simply put, this baked salmon with cucumber-orange salsa is a thing of art. The salmon is cooked without flaw—embracing the height of its juicy, flaky texture—and topped with a salsa that gives it just the right value of pizzazz. The salsa brings fresh dill, cooling cucumbers, pungent fish sauce, and spicy jalapeño together to create a savor that perfectly complements each speciality of the salmon underneath it.

Hero Ingredient: Orange zest in the salsa brightens up the fish with a zingy freshness that’s not to be missed.

Vegan butternut squash soup.

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger & Coconut Milk

Why We Love It: If your soul needs a reset, put lanugo the juice and requite this vegan butternut squash soup a try. It’s one of the most comforting of these dairy-free dinner recipes that’s totally linty and satisfying, but without any surf at all. The aromatics are sautéed until caramelized, then joined by your nomination of root veggies (butternut squash, carrots, sweet potato, and/or your favorite winter squash), and flavored with golden turmeric and savory broth. You’ll be surprised just how linty and indulgent this cream-less soup is.

Hero Ingredient: Like any comforting soup, the key is in the presentation. Save a spoonful of your coconut milk for last-minute drizzling coupled with crunchy pepitas and fresh cilantro. Yum!

sheet pan yellow and veggies

Lemony Sheet Pan Yellow With Artichokes and Spring Veggies

Why We Love It: This sheet pan dinner is made for rented weeknights. Rich yellow thighs roast slantingly an impressive panel of veggies and herbs until slightly charred and caramelized. Cherry tomatoes, crushed garlic, red onion, artichokes, lemon slices, and untried olives constitute your chicken’s sidekick situation. If you’re in the mood for something heartier, try serving your sheet pan masterpiece over a bed of dairy-free mashed potatoes or creamy polenta.

Hero Ingredient: This may seem a little out there, but the sheet pan juices are truly fantastic. Once everything is plated up, spoon a healthy scoop over your yellow and veggies—you won’t regret it!

whole roasted sweet potatoes

Whole Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Two ways

Why We Love It: It doesn’t get much easier than a whole roasted sweet potato. When it’s loaded up with ramified flavors and textures, your taste buds and soul will thank you. Here at Camille Styles, we could (and do!) eat sweet potatoes year round. And for good reason. Sweet potatoes are an spanking-new source of plant-based protein, ramified carbs, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats all wrapped up in a hearty and succulent package.

Hero Ingredient: Texture is key here, making nuts and fresh herbs unconfined topping options. Any combination of toasted pepitas, walnuts, seeds, mint, dill, chives, and/or untried onion is a sure winner.

salmon tacos with broccoli slaw_dairy self-ruling dinner recipes

Easy Salmon Tacos With Broccoli Slaw

Why We Love It: I love how simple ingredients can come working wrapped inside a warm corn tortilla. This salmon taco recipe is a love letter to tacos. Simple chili-rubbed salmon joins unobtrusive avocado slices and a marinated broccoli slaw to create a complex, nutritious, and satisfying dinner for plane the busiest of weeknights. If you make your slaw superiority of time, you can have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes.

Hero Ingredient: The broccoli slaw is succulent unbearable to eat on its own, and it’s plane largest in this taco situation. The key to quick and easy dinner prep is to make your slaw well-nigh an hour superiority of time. Then, all that’s left to do is hoke and enjoy!

sweet and spicy braised short ribs

Sweet & Spicy Braised Short Ribs

Why We Love It: Braised short ribs are the elevated dinner recipe you need in your life. They’re simple unbearable to enjoy any night of the week but special unbearable to serve to friends and family at a gathering. The weightier part? These short ribs can be prepared scrutinizingly entirely in advance! Allowing the flavors to meld over a few hours enhances everything to its fullest. When you’re ready to enjoy, gently reheat your pot on the stovetop. Serve these beauties slantingly mashed sweet potatoes, cauliflower mash, or creamy polenta to soak up that gorgeous red wine-infused sauce.

Hero Ingredient: To top everything off, a zingy chimichurri sauce cuts through the short ribs’ trappy richness. The herb-filled, vinegary sauce brings a unexceptionable hint of venom to one of my favorite dairy-free dinner recipes.

Shredded Kale & Cranberry Salad with Crispy Tofu

Shredded Kale & Cranberry Salad with Crispy Tofu

Why We Love It: Shredded kale meets crunchy peanuts, tart cranberries, and a slew of herbs in this succulent salad that you have to bookmark. It’s a plant-based superhero that’s weightier enjoyed by the bowlful. Crispy tofu makes it heartier without sacrificing the healthy components. The key is to printing all the water out of it and flash-sear it in a hot pan. You won’t believe how much summery tofu can transform—especially when coated in the peanut-y dressing on this salad.

Hero Ingredient: Salads are weightier when the flavors are layered. A little sweet, a little salty, and a whole ‘lotta goodness. For that tart-sweet element, I’m team cranberry all the way.

Shrimp coconut curry bowls.

Shrimp Coconut Curry Bowls

Why We Love It: For a lighter protein-packed dinner, these shrimp coconut curry bowls are a gem. The coconut curry sauce and soba noodles alimony things warm and satisfying, while shrimp and veggies fill you up without weighing you down. The key to success is a healthy dose of spice. Peppery ginger is sautéed with onion to lay the foundation for red curry paste and sriracha galore. The flavors are so beautifully layered, so don’t be shy with your spices!

Hero Ingredient: Roasted peanuts not only bring a hit of salt to each succulent forkful but they’re loaded with a crunchy texture that finishes things off perfectly.

Mahi Mahi with Woebegone Olive Vinaigrette

Mahi Mahi with Woebegone Olive Vinaigrette

Why We Love It: Flaky Mahi Mahi deserves a spot on your dinner table. It’s a summery white fish that lends itself well to any enhancements you can dream up. In this recipe, you have your nomination of three sauces: woebegone olive vinaigrette, citrus dressing, or a simple aioli to hoist the fish to new heights. If you’re sticking with the olive vinaigrette, expect salty, briney flavors to infuse the fish. Consider serving the fish slantingly a green salad, roasted veggies, or this masala corn salad.

Hero Ingredient: Each of these sauces is equally succulent on the fish, so don’t be intimidated by making all three!

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta with Bacon & Crispy Sage

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta with Bacon & Crispy Sage

Why We Love It: This recipe is repletion supplies at its finest. It’s creamy, rich, and indulgent unbearable to satisfy any craving. In a way, it’s like a healthy, grown-up mac ‘n cheese. Chickpea noodles are cooked to al dente perfection and coated in a dairy-free, cashew-fueled butternut squash sauce. To top it all off, “cheesy” nutritional yeast and chickpea miso seal the deal on flavor. Combine all of that with sharp garlic and savory goop and you have one of the easiest, most elevated dairy-free dinner recipes in your when pocket.

Hero Ingredient: Crispy sage will unchangingly win. It’s fresh, herbal, and full of leafy texture that makes this recipe next-level.

Coconut Curry with Sweet Potato, Lemongrass & Chicken

Coconut Curry with Sweet Potato, Lemongrass & Chicken

Why We Love It: Fall-ified, dairy-free dinner recipes are meant to be warm, cozy, and completely comforting—which is what you’re getting with this silky coconut curry bowl. It’s a one-pot wonder (if you don’t count the protein prep) and is universally loved by plane your pickiest eaters. Golden turmeric fuels the heat slantingly chili powder and yellow curry paste. Couple that with tender sweet potato, zesty lemongrass, and savory chicken, and you’re on your way to a comforting dinner in minutes.

Hero Ingredient: In wing to the succulent goop and chicken, there’s an impressive variousness of veggies here that alimony things hearty and healthy. Broccoli, untried peas, carrots, and scallion alimony things fresh and fulfilling.

Vegan Chorizo Tacos

Vegan Chorizo Tacos

Why We Love It: For a variegated take on your typical taco, requite these chorizo tacos a try. The vegan lentil chorizo is well-balanced of chickpeas, lentils, and a whole set of spices for just the right value of kick. The legumes are sautéed with cayenne, world cider vinegar, cilantro, and a chorizo oil that’s life-changing. Then, that glorious non-meat mix gets wrapped up in a warm cassava flour tortilla made with five simple ingredients. If you’re looking to shake up your Taco Tuesday, this recipe is the way.

Hero Ingredient: The chorizo oil is nothing short of liquid gold. It enhances the savor of anything and brings a lovely umami element to these tacos.

Pork Tenderloin with Carrot Pesto and Grilled Carrots

Pork Tenderloin with Carrot Pesto and Grilled Carrots

Why We Love It: I finger like pork gets a bad rap. Maybe it’s considering people prefer a juicy steak or a flavorful piece of chicken, but pork tenderloin deserves to be recognized as the powerful protein it is. In this recipe, it’s marinated for a few hours and grilled simply with seasoned carrots, and plated up over a carrot pesto. It’s simple and gives you an opportunity to fire up the grill. Is that overly a bad thing?

Hero Ingredient: The carrot pesto livens up this dish beautifully. It’s vibrant, sweet, savory, a little zingy, and a whole lot delicious.

Pistachio Crusted Halibut With Broccolini

Pistachio Crusted Halibut With Broccolini

Why We Love It: Another superstar white fish recipe, this crusted halibut is what your next stage night needs. It’s charmingly rustic with an elevated squint which ways it’s moreover equipped for dinner parties. The soft fish is coated in nutty pistachios and baked until golden brown. The lemon slices over top of each filet lend a hint of venom to the crust.

Hero Ingredient: Broccolini might be the weightier vegetable—especially when roasted to a well-done in the oven. You just can’t write-up those burnt edges.

Thai Yellow Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

Thai Yellow Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

Why We Love It: Transport yourself somewhere sunny and warm with this Thai yellow salad. It’s bursting with color, flavor, and just well-nigh everything you could require on a sunny day. Shredded chicken, red cabbage, kale, carrots, mango, cucumber, cilantro, avocado, peanuts, spicy peanut sauce… need I go on? The only thing missing is a large soul of saltwater in front of you and some sand between your toes.

Hero Ingredient: The spicy peanut sauce uses crunchy peanut butter for a uplift of texture to this stacked salad.

Chimichurri Fish Tacos

Chimichurri Fish Tacos

Why We Love It: Another warm-weather favorite, these chimichurri fish tacos are straight out of summer. Flaky halibut meets crunchy cabbage and linty aioli—all wrapped in a warm corn tortilla blanket. Are you drooling yet? Same.

Hero Ingredient: Like a lot of taco recipes, the toppings are the unsung heroes. Pickled red onion, fresh cilantro, guac, lime wedges, the list goes on…

Zucchini Lasagna

Zucchini Lasagna

Why We Love It: This gluten- and dairy-free zucchini lasagna is something you’ll enjoy making as much as you do savoring. As our executive producer Michelle notes: “Italian cuisine has a romantic quality that makes me slow lanugo and savor the details, and for me, nothing captures those old-school flavors quite like lasagna.” This lasagna embodies each of those meditative qualities with its elegantly simple layers. Zucchini ribbons lay the groundwork for rich bolognese, dairy-free mozzarella, and homemade pesto to shine through beautifully.

Hero Ingredient: You can cut corners by using a jarred tomato sauce (check out our faves) for the bolognese. However, homemade pesto is key. (And you’ll probably have some left over for the rest of the week!)

Mediterranean Baked Salmon with Tomatoes, Capers, & Olives

Mediterranean Baked Salmon with Tomatoes, Capers, & Olives

Why We Love It: Another healthy one-dish wonder, this Mediterranean-baked salmon is sure to win you over. Sultry the salmon slantingly lemon slices and vegetables gives everything a cohesive savor and tenderness. Serve these offerings on their own or with a simple untried salad—you can’t go wrong either way.

Hero Ingredient: Briny olives and salty capers bring complexity to each tasty bite.

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Salsa Verde

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Salsa Verde

Why We Love It: An unshortened cauliflower roasted in the oven until crisp, caramelized, and tender is a thing to behold. You may think of cauliflower as a mild, lackluster-at-times vegetable without a whole lot to offer, but I’m here to tell you to not overlook it. In this recipe, it becomes melt-in-your mouth tender with loads of flavor. It transforms into a thing of beauty—making it a unique and satisfying dairy-free dinner recipe for any occasion.

Hero Ingredient: I highly encourage you to double that salsa verde recipe to use on fish, meat, raw veggies, and/or salads throughout the week.

Limey yellow tacos.

Lime-y Yellow Tacos with Carrot, Jicama, & Mint

Why We Love It: These tacos are insanely simple to put together, making them perfect for weeknight dinners, gatherings, or stage nights. The lime-y savor profile keeps everything light and fresh, while chipotle aioli offers a smoky heat.

Hero Ingredient: Fresh mint leaves bring an herby freshness that you can’t go without. If you don’t have mint on hand, finger self-ruling to sub in any untried giants lurking in your fridge.

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