75 Dairy-Free Recipes for all Your Thanksgiving Leftovers


You didn’t think I would leave you hanging did you? All of these amazing Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Recipes, and no creative ways to enjoy the Thanksgiving leftovers? Not a chance. Waste not, want not is a saying that I truly live by. So below is a list of dairy-free recipes to help you enjoy every single morsel of that holiday smorgasbord. Happy Thanksgiving!

75 Dairy-Free Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers with Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten-Free Options - dozens of ways to use up stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey, tofurky, gravy, cranberry sauce, and more!

75 Dairy-Free Recipes for all Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Many recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers use copious amounts of cheese or other dairy products to morph them into a casserole. But there are plenty of creative ways to use up those delicious remains without a drop of milk. This post includes a round-up of dairy-free recipes to help you enjoy that leftover turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, cornbread, mashed potatoes, and gravy for many meals to come.

Just like my Thanksgiving post, these recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers are already dairy-free (no milk, casein, lactose, whey, etc). So there is no need for alterations, unless you are feeling adventurous!

I have broken the recipes into omnivorous (with meat) and vegetarian (without meat) categories. But vegans and vegetarians can substitute their meatless turkey in many of the omnivorous recipes. Many of the options below are also gluten-free, or can be easily adapted to gluten-free.

Omnivorous Dishes for Leftover Turkey and Sides

For most of the recipes that call for turkey, you can substitute leftover tofurky for a vegetarian or vegan dish.

Vegan or Vegetarian for Leftover Tofurky and Sides

These recipes are made specifically vegan or dairy-free vegetarian. Eggs are noted when used. If you confuse eggs with dairy, you’re not alone! See this post: Are Eggs Dairy?

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, 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. That vegan orzo salad sounds great! We usually do a homemade pizza, nachos, or poutine with leftovers as toppings 🙂 Hope you had a lovely thanksgiving

  2. I had plenty of leftovers from the holiday too!!. I put together a ‘turkey leftover casserole’
    jar turkey gravy
    2 1/2 c stuffing (bread cubes, dairy free butter, onions, celery)
    2 1/2 c m potatoes (rice milk, df butter, taters)
    2 1/2 c shredded/ cut up turkey
    cook stuffing, gravy and turkey on stove till warm
    m potatoes in baking dish fill turkey stuffing gravy mixture on top
    cover w foil 30 min on 350
    great for our df kiddos!! they ate this more than on thxgiving day separated
    4-5 servings always add more or less depending on family size, we have 7 kiddos so was perfect smaller portions

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