Dairy Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Need some inspiration for a dairy free thanksgiving? Look no further than this collection of the BEST dairy free thanksgiving recipes! From side dishes to desserts to appetizers, we have you covered for the big day with dishes so good no one will even notice that the milk, cheese and butter are missing.

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The holidays can be a particularly tricky time when you’re dairy free and Thanksgiving is no exception.

So many turkey day classics are filled with all kinds of butter, milk and cheese, and figuring out how you’re going to partake can feel pretty darn daunting.

BUT, I promise you that it’s not as difficult as it may seem to enjoy a fantastic Thanksgiving meal without all the dairy.

After years of hosting a non dairy thanksgiving dinner, I figured it was high time to gather up my absolute favorite, go-to recipes that taste just as good as the originals. 

I’ve been using these dishes for going on five years now and never had anyone notice that there’s no dairy involved.

So! Whether you’re hosting the whole event or just bringing a few dishes to someone else’s house, I got you covered with plenty of ideas for side dishes, desserts and appetizers. 

A good chunk of the recipes are also either gluten free, vegan, vegetarian and / or soy free, so browse around to find what works best for you.

Let’s dig in.

Dairy Free Thanksgiving Recipes

A collection of the BEST dairy free thanksgiving recipes! From side dishes to desserts to appetizers, we have you covered for the big day with dishes so good no one will even notice that the milk, cheese and butter are missing.

Dairy Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes

From mashed potatoes to stuffing to biscuits, all your favorites are here - with no butter or cream in sight.

It’s everything you need for the perfect thanksgiving spread all in one place.

Dairy Free Thanksgiving Desserts

Ready for that sweet fix after the main event? It’ll be hard to choose from this array of dairy free treats.

From classic apple pie to pumpkin cookies to dreamy crumb cake, you won’t even miss the milk, butter or cream.

Dairy Free Thanksgiving Appetizers

Is your oven always completely tied up between the main dish and array of sides on turkey day? Yeah, mine too. That’s why I stick with simple no bake appetizers that can be made completely in advance.

My go-to? A festive platter filled with things like dairy free cheese (Miyoko’s cheese wheels and Kite Hill’s chive cream cheese are my favorites), roasted nuts, crackers & meats (be sure to use ones without dairy!), marinated veggies and / or olives, plus fig butter and whole grain mustard. Simple, easy and no fuss. 

Here are a few other items that I like to add to the rotation:

Now that’s a wrap!

Before we go, I should mention that I stopped cooking an actual turkey several years ago because, well, it was everyone’s least favorite part of the meal. 

Instead, we now do two roast chickens. This herb and lemon roasted chicken recipe is my go-to (subbing out the butter for olive oil). SO GOOD.

So tell me. Any favorite Thanksgiving recipes you’d like to see made dairy free? Hit me with your requests.

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