The Biggest Gathering of Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Recipes


2018 Update! Thanksgiving can be a tricky time of year for dairy-free living. The typical menu includes potatoes mashed with milk, creamy beans, buttermilk biscuits, and of course, butter added to just about everything on the table. Fortunately, there are many, many wonderful dairy-free Thanksgiving recipes, and I’ve gathered a huge selection of them for you right here. These recipes are from here on Go Dairy Free and from around the blogosphere (thanks to all of the talented contributors!), and they are all dairy-free. That means lactose-free, casein-free, milk-free, whey-free, goat’s milk-free, camel milk-free, and I could go on.

Hundreds of Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Recipes - Mains, Sides and Desserts!

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.

But why no pies? 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)

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)

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

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!

Heavenly Holiday Pies

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)

Savory Rich Gravies and Sweet Tangy Sauces

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

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.


  1. I was wondering about the chicken bouillon. I have not seen any that are dairy free. I noticed in some of the comments that “better than” bouillon is mentioned. Where can I find that? Is it available in stores? I have been trying to live without and have found a few good chicken stocks that are diary free, but I’d much rather have bouillon on hand. Thanks.

  2. This entire round up is really a testament to show that every delicious recipe can be easily made dairy free! It is so nice to have these options so that every member of the family can enjoy their favorite dish, without feeling like they need to make a sacrifice!

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