Here are 9 of the best ever dairy-free dinner recipes. You will find these recipes will be very helpful and make your life a lot easier. I have 9 homemade, dairy-free dinner recipes all compiled into one place right here for you to look through and try. There are a lot of traditional dinner recipes that call for dairy, such as cream or milk and butter.
Think about it for a minute – that you can’t make anything with cream of mushroom soup or cream of chicken soup and none of those nice creamy sauces and of course no cheese. What! No cheese! I used to think that sucked until I started eating dairy-free. Now that I have lots of dairy-free options for dinner, It’s not nearly as bad.
Just in case you didn’t know that all paleo recipes are also dairy free recipes. All is not lost, there are plenty of good tasting and even more healthy recipes for dinner with no dairy in them.
You should be able to find some of the best dairy-free dinner recipes in the world right here. The good news is that many of these recipes are relatively easy to make. That is always good news in my opinion.
If you are having a hard time staying on a dairy free diet, keep plugging along, you can do it and I hope these recipes help.
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Dairy-Free Dinner Recipes
1. Grilled Steak Fajitas with Cilantro Chimichurri – Gluten Free Daddy
These fajitas are actually really easy to make. All you do is marinade the meat and veggies, that only takes an hour. You can do anything you want while it’s marinating. Then you cook them all on the BBQ grill. Included is the best chimichurri sauce recipe and the best Paleo tortilla recipe.
2. Quick, Easy Fish Veracruz – My Natural Family
Tilapia – Onion – Anaheim Chili – Tomatoes – Green Olives – Capers – Lime
Since I ate fish Veracruz in a restaurant I finally learned to like fish and not be afraid of cooking it. I tried to copy the dish and this is what I came up with. It’s basically your favorite kind of fish which you buy frozen cooked in one pan with a tomato sauce on it. The green olives and capers give it a lot of extra flavors but aren’t always necessary.
3. Rosemary Braised Short Ribs – My Natural Family
These short ribs are really easy to make because there are only seven ingredients. That’s one way I judge whether something is easy to make or not. I used to think that BBQ ribs and short ribs were basically the same thing. I was wrong again. I like the texture of short ribs better and I think they have a richer flavor. They have more flavor because which comes from the fat, the bone and where the meat is on the cow. I brown the ribs first then cook them in a crockpot which makes them so tender they fall off the bone. Serve over rice or potatoes if you’d like and ignore what it says about cauliflower rice and parsnips.
4. Chunky Vegetable & Roasted Tomato Marinara Sauce – My Natural Family
I got this recipe from my mother who got it from my grandmother. She got it from her mother in law who came straight from Sicily. My family is Italian and this recipe has been handed down from generation to generation. It can be made from fresh or canned tomatoes. Of course, it is best if fresh tomatoes are used. This is a pretty standard recipe. I’ve been known to use it for lasagna sauce often or it can be used for pizza sauce or for any other recipe you need a basic tomato sauce for. The instructions say to cook it for 20 minutes for your convenience. But truth be known the secret is to let it simmer on the stove top for 8 hours and let all the liquid boil off. At the same time, all the flavors blend together. The whole neighborhood can smell the sauce when it’s cooked for so long. You can simmer it in a crock pot too probably. Of course, if we don’t want a vegan meal we add meatballs and pork chops to it. That’s where the best flavor comes from. I make a big huge pot full and freeze the leftovers in containers that hold the amount I would use for a single meal.
5. Easy Spanish Paella – Gluten Free Daddy
Chicken Thigh – Turkey Sausage – Onion – Bell Peppers – Tomatoes – Cauliflower Rice – Peas – Shrimp – Mussels – Olive Oil – Real Salt – Garlic – Smoked Paprika – Fresh Rosemary – Brown Rice – Chicken Stock – Saffron
You may think this is too much work to make. The truth is it’s easy compared to other Paella recipes. All you do is cook the proteins, add some spices, rice, and vegetables. What I like about it is that looks like you spent all day cooking, but you didn’t. The flavors blend together nicely since everything is cooking in the same pot. You could easily add or take away any of the proteins you want, just not the shrimp because that’s the best part.
6. Crock Pot Chili Verde – My Natural Family
Tomatillos – Poblano – Pork Roast – Onions – Cilantro – Green Chilis – Avocado – Lime
This is the best soup to make and eat on a cold winter day. The meat is easy because all you do is cut a pork roast into pieces. This is made in a crock pot but you could easily simmer this in a covered pot on the stove top for about 2 hours. You may need to add more chicken broth of too much of the liquid boils off.
7. Smoky Black Bean Soup – Gluten Free Daddy
This soup is made from scratch and has a deep smoky rich flavor because it’s cooked all day in the crockpot. I like to make a big batch so I can use it a ton of different ways for other meals throughout the week. I like to not only serve it as a soup but I also like to serve it on top of nachos, put it on taco salad. I also like it drizzled on hot dogs and I use it as a dip for flatbread. I like to serve my 4 Ingredient Clean Eating Tortillas – with it. Making your own tortillas is so easy you wouldn’t believe it. I made this with dry black beans but you could make it with canned black beans. Just don’t follow the directions for soaking them then just add the beans after the vegetables are sauteed.
8. Easy 30 Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup– Clean Eating Recipes
Onion – Red Bell Pepper – Zucchini – Green Chilis – Chicken Tenderloins – Tomatoes – Black Beans
This soup is a staple for our family. I love the flavors but I also love how it is all made in one pot and how quick and easy it is to make. I also like how each member of our family can add their favorite toppings and make it the way they like it.
9. Sizzling Cilantro Lime Fajita Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette – My Natural Family
Limes – Cilantro – Chicken – Onion – Bell Pepper – Romaine – Avocado – Cherry Tomatoes
This is one of my most popular recipes – and for good reason. The chicken is delicious and it tastes just like a fajita, but you don’t even miss the tortillas because of the delicious sauce. Lots of times we have served it without the lettuce just as BBQ chicken with a sauce and fajita vegetables on the side and my whole extended family loves it and requests it. And we can eat what everyone else is having without feeling like we’re eating something different.
Have you tried any of these Dairy-Free Dinner Recipes? Which is your favorite?