20 Delicious Dairy-Free Dinner Ideas

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No dairy products are needed for these delicious and family-friendly dinner ideas! They are packed with flavor and nutrient, and can be made on busy weeknights.

Whether you want to reduce your animal product intake or are lactose intolerant, this selection of dairy-free dinner ideas is full of easy recipes you need to check out!

Cozy soups, freezer-friendly casseroles, creamy pasta, hearty burgers, and more await you.

Ditching dairy has never been so easy and tasty! Enjoy our list.

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20 Delicious Dairy-Free Dinner Ideas

Yield: 2-4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

No dairy products are needed for these delicious and family-friendly dinner ideas! They are packed with flavor and nutrients and are great for weeknights. The following easy veggie ramen couldn’t be easier to make and is so flavorful!


Easy Veggie Ramen

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 oz dried mushrooms (28 g)
  • 3 cups vegetable broth (720 ml)
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp miso paste
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup
  • 8 oz uncooked noodles (225 g)
  • 8 oz soft tofu, cubed (225 g)
  • ½ cup coconut milk (optional)
  • Cilantro, to garnish


  1. Heat the sesame oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic, green onion, and ginger and sauté for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the dried mushrooms and sautße for another 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the vegetable broth, vinegar, soy sauce, miso paste, and agave and mix until well combined.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover the pot, and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the ramen noodles and tofu and raise the heat to medium again. Let everything cook for 3 minutes or until the noodles are soft. Stir in some coconut milk for a creamier soup if wanted.
  6. Adjust to taste preferences and divide between serving bowls, then garnish with cilantro. Enjoy!


  • Optional add-ins include fresh baby spinach, bok choy, mung bean sprouts, and other veggies.
  • Top with sesame seeds and lime juice if wanted!
  • Store broth and noodles separately if you have any leftovers.
  • Find 18 more easy dairy-free dinner recipes in the article above!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: ½ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 581Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2218mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 6gSugar: 11gProtein: 25g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

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