The Biggest Gathering of Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Recipes


2021 Update! Thanksgiving can be a tricky time of year for dairy-free living. Menus typically include potatoes mashed with milk, creamy beans, buttermilk biscuits, and of course, butter added to just about everything on the table. Fortunately, there are many wonderful dairy-free Thanksgiving recipes, and I’ve gathered a huge selection for you right here. These recipes are from here on Go Dairy Free and from other talented recipe creators, and they are all dairy-free. That means lactose-free, casein-free, milk-free, whey-free, goat’s milk-free, etc. No modifications needed.

Every year I check the links on this post (let me know if you get a bad one that I missed!), and I add some new dairy-free Thanksgiving recipes. And to make navigating even easier, I’ve added these jump links. Just click on the section you want to jump straight to it:

Want a simplified preset menu? See our Classic Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Recipe Menu & Guide.

Hundreds of Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Recipes - Mains, Sides and Desserts! With Vegan and Allergy-Friendly Options

Adapt Your Beloved Thanksgiving Recipes to Be Dairy-Free

Eat Dairy Free - Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and SweetsIf you prefer to modify some family favorites of your own, see Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook. Within you will find all of the staples you need, including easy recipes for a spot-on condensed creme of mushroom soup (the ultimate recipe for your casseroles!), sweetened condensed coconut milk (3 different versions for every recipe!), 5-minute “buttermilk,” homemade chocolate chunks, and three simple and delicious sour cream recipes.

For last minute emergencies, Go Dairy Free is also available as an e-book.

And Enjoy These New Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Each year, this enormous list continues to grow as more dairy-free Thanksgiving recipes are posted. It now includes over 200 dairy-free Thanksgiving recipes for milk-free mavens and their guests, dairy-free or not! A ton of recipes that are also vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, egg-free, and even nut-free. Poke around and see which ones fit your dietary needs and cravings.

If this list is a little too intimidating, and you’re really just looking for the classics, see my Dairy-Free Classic Thanksgiving Menu or Recipes. It covers all of your favorites.

Why no pies in the recipes below? My list of dairy-free pie recipes has grown so extensively that it now requires a Dairy-Free Pie Recipe Round-Up of its own.

Breaking Dairy-Free Bread

Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Recipes: Mains, Sides and Desserts! (Pictured: dairy-free biscuits from homemade mix)



Other Holiday Bread

The Main Event: Turkey to Tofurky

Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Recipes: Mains, Sides and Desserts!

Vegan Recipes

Non-Vegan, Dairy-Free Recipes

Dairy-Free Stuffing, Dressing, and Rice Dishes (with Gluten-Free!)

Dairy-Free Mushroom Sage Stuffing Recipe (Chef Created!) with gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan options #holidaystuffing #mushroomstuffing #dairyfreestuffing

Dairy-Free Potatoes from Savory to Sweets

Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Recipes: Mains, Sides and Desserts! (Pictured: Mama's dairy-free mashed potatoes)

Savory Potato Dishes

Sweet Potato Dishes

Seasonal Dairy-Free Soups and Salads

Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe - dairy-free, vegan, and even paleo - a savory soup with natural underlying sweetness from the roasted vegetables

Holiday Soups

Festive Salads

Essential Dairy-Free Casseroles

Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Recipes: Mains, Sides and Desserts! (pictured: brussels gratin)

More Marvelous Vegetable Sides

Maple-Glazed Carrots Recipe with Warm Spices - dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, allergy-friendly, paleo-friendly, fast, easy and delicious!

Winter Squash

Brussels Sprouts

Root Vegetables

More Vegetable Sides

Savory Rich Gravies and Sweet Tangy Sauces

Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Recipes: Mains, Sides and Desserts! (pictured: unbeetable berry chutney)


Cranberry & Other Sauces

Heavenly Holiday Pies

Gingerbread Pumpkin Pie Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-free & Allergy-friendly!)

See my enormous Dairy-Free Pie Recipe Round-Up

Other Festive Dairy-Free Desserts

Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Recipes: Mains, Sides and Desserts! (Pictured: vegan pumpkin spice parfaits)



Bar Desserts

Custards, Cobblers, and Other Festive Desserts

For More Beloved Recipes Get Go Dairy Free!

Go Dairy Free 2nd Edition - The Ultimate Guide and Cookbook for Dairy-Free Living with Over 250 Recipes!

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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  4. Thank you for this wonderful site I stumbled upon. My son has a life threatening dairy allergy. This is a wonderful resource for me. Happy Thanksgiving! from Canada!

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  7. Thank you! Last year for Thanksgiving at my sisters, my son (with many allergies) wasn’t able to eat one thing made for the feast. Even the turkey was cooked in butter! He ate romen noodles. :o( Thank you thank you so much!

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