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14 Creamy and Delicious Dairy-Free Recipes

Creaminess = dreaminess, that's what we always say. But sometimes dairy just isn't in the cards, so here is a collection of some of our top dairy-free yums. Creamy pasta dishes and Caesar salad dreams still coming true as well as some other truly spectacular bowls, sauces, and soups that won't have you missing dairy one single bit.

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Sticky Ginger Rice Bowls with Pickled Veg and Mango

It’s a sweet-meets-spicy sauce situation, flavorful meatballs, pickled veg, and mango on top. The perfect (vegan) summery meal! 

meatless meatballs, soy sauce, ginger, mango, rice, carrots, cucumber

Chicken and dumplings in a bowl

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

The most comforting, delicious bowl of goodness. Chicken, veggies, pre-made biscuits, seasoning, and all of it made creamy by the humble potato. YUM!

chicken thighs, potato, mirepoix, peas, biscuits, poultry seasoning

Plantain and pinto stew over rice on a plate

Plantain and Pinto Stew with Aji Verde

Our new favorite warm and nutritious stew filled with pinto beans, plantains, tomatoes, kale, and lots of cozy spices. Top it with a swizzle of a spicy green sauce called aji verde and you’re in flavor town.

plantains, pinto beans, kale, spices, jalapeño peppers, cilantro, lime, mayo

Red pepper pasta in a bowl

Creamy Red Pepper Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes

This is seriously delicious and seriously vegan! Perfectly chewy rigatoni, blistered juicy tomatoes, a creamy-but-cream-less roasted red pepper sauce, all sprinkled with fresh chives and basil.

rigatoni, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, roasted red pepper, garlic, cashews

Buffalo chicken tacos on a plate

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Buffalo broiled chicken covered with a limey slaw and a smothering of homemade ranch, all tucked into a charred tortilla.

chicken thighs, buffalo sauce, mayo, dill, garlic, tortillas, spices

Creamy hummus topped with fresh herbs, sauteed cauliflower, tomatoes, eggs and pita in a bowl.

Roasted Cauliflower Hummus Bowls

These Roasted Cauliflower Hummus Bowls are LIFE-CHANGING. A bed of garlicky creamy hummus, piled high with spiced roasted cauliflower, and a speckling of fresh lemony tomatoes and herbs.

cauliflower, chickpeas, lemons, olive oil, fresh parsley, tomatoes

BBQ salmon and diced mango over white rice with a slice of lemon n a bowl with a spoon.

BBQ Salmon Bowls with Mango Avocado Salsa

An easy and impressive dinner with yummy smoky-sweet flavor and a zip of zesty homemade salsa to take it over the top. The BEST weeknight dinner.

salmon, brown sugar, smoked paprika, mangoes, avocado, jalapeño, lime

Spicy pork covered in sauce, wilted spinach, and carrots with white rice.

5 Ingredient Spicy Pork

A fancy-feeling dinner recipe that actually comes together in snap. Serve it in bowls, stir-fry it with some veggies, or add it to burritos!

pork tenderloin, soy sauce, hot chili paste, ginger, brown sugar

A brussels sprouts salad with croutons and a lemon.

Brussels and Kale Caesar

Papery-thin shreds of brussels sprouts and chopped lacinato kale, tossed with a creamy, garlicky, avocado-based vegan caesar dressing, topped off with the most addicting cheezy garlic croutons.

brussels sprouts, lacinato kale, dijon mustard, lemon juice, caper brine, avocado

Rotini noodles with vegan vodka sauce in a pan with a wooden spoon.

5 Ingredient Vegan Vodka Pasta

A creamy, tangy, luscious, and SUPER easy take on vodka pasta – and vegan!

rotini noodles, vodka, coconut milk, tomato paste

Lemon Chicken Soup with Orzo in a pot with a large spoon in it.

Lemon Chicken Soup with Orzo

Filling, fresh, and vibrant lemony chicken soup made creamy with NO CREAM and a secret ingredient!

carrots, onion, garlic, whole wheat orzo, cooked chicken, eggs, lemons, fresh spinach, fresh dill

Buffalo cauliflower tacos drizzled with creamy avocado sauce.

Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Crema

These tacos are SO GOOD! Baked, not fried, and breaded in a two-ingredient batter. Crispy, tangy, fiery taco perfection.

cauliflower hot sauce, avocados, cabbage, garlic, sour cream, tortillas

Chopped Thai-Inspired Chicken Salad in a bowl with a fork.

Chopped Thai-Inspired Chicken Salad

This simple chopped Thai chicken salad has BIG flavors – peanut, lime, soy, chili, cilantro. Topped with a homemade peanut dressing! Healthy and fresh.

shredded chicken, cabbage, carrots, red serrano peppers, peanut butter, soy sauce, chili paste

A meal of salmon, rice and curry sauce in a bowl.

Coconut Curry Salmon

Broiled salmon with a salty-sweet spice rub, creamy coconut curry sauce, and steamy rice to soak it all up. YUM.

salmon, brown sugar, lemongrass paste, coconut milk, red curry paste, spinach

One More Thing!

Looking for even more lusciously dairy-free eats? Check out a list of all of our dairy-free recipes!

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