20 dairy-free dinner recipes
Cutting dairy from your diet shouldn't mean missing out on flavour. Enjoy our spicy curries, peanut butter chicken, lasagne, enchiladas and more
Looking for dairy-free dinner inspiration? Be inspired by our recipes below which exclude ingredients containing milk, butter or yogurt – don't worry, they're so packed with flavour, we know you won't miss them.
Like what you see? Check out our more of our dairy-free recipes, easy vegan meal ideas, one-pot vegetarian meals and our best quick and healthy recipes. If you're looking to make your favourite meals healthier, take a look at our 15 healthy swaps.
Dairy-free dinner recipes
With hints of spice, our curry is a great way to liven up your week. Super creamy, nutty and low in calories, this recipe is perfect for a simple family dinner.
This lasagne is full of warming flavours, but lower in calories and contains less saturated fat than the traditional dish. The white sauce, which is made with olive oil to skip the dairy, works brilliantly with the rich lentil filling.
Shakshuka is a classic for brunch, lunch or dinner. It's vegetarian and quick and easy to make. Spices, peppers, tomatoes and eggs cooked all in one pan, what's not to like? Ditch the butter but make sure you serve with toasted bread for mopping up the sauce!
Marinating the chicken in soy, hoisin, honey and garlic before cooking really ramps up the flavour in this healthy rice dish. It's a simple midweek dinner that's guaranteed to please.
Cook aubergine pieces with fragrant spices and red lentils for a hearty yet healthy vegan curry. This aubergine dhansak makes for a comforting family meal.
Check out our vegan cauli steak recipe with punchy jerk spice and soft red kidney beans. This easy dish serves two for a super simple low calorie meal.
Our vegan expert tells us the secret to perfecting this plant-based version of a comforting classic is white miso – it makes the sauce extra rich and indulgent.
8. Vegan chilli
A sweet 'n' smoky chilli non carne recipe (see what we did there?) with vegan mince, two types of beans and plenty of spices for added kick.
Impress your vegan friends with this vibrant vegan sharing pasta dish featuring roasted vine tomatoes, orzo and vermouth with a zesty herby salsa.
Perk up your midweek meal with flaky chunks of fish cooked in creamy coconut milk and mild Thai green curry paste, ready in just 10 minutes.
Massaman curry comes from southern Thailand and is not as fiery as green or red Thai curries. We love the fragrant flavours and the texture that the peanuts add.
Check out our quick and easy chorizo and butter bean stew. This warming recipe is a simple midweek dinner for two – ready in 20 minutes.
13. Vegan enchiladas
These sweet potato, corn and black bean enchiladas are less heavy than their cheese-laden counterpart but just as easy and delicious. Serve in the centre of the table and let everyone tuck in.
Check out our vibrant roast cauliflower salad recipe with giant couscous, crispy fried onions and a punchy zhoug dressing. This easy salad is vegan and low in calories, too.
Typically laden with butter and cheese, risotto is well known for its comforting and indulgent qualities. Here we've invented a much lighter (and totally vegan) option.
16. Saag aloo
An Indian classic of spiced potatoes and spinach, saag aloo comes flavoured with red chilli, cumin seeds, turmeric and fresh ginger.
A new way to serve chicken breast, this speedy dinner sees roasted chicken paired with vegetable-spiked rice and a crunchy peanut butter and sriracha dressing.
Super-quick, simple and delicious, this ham hock, pea and spring onion salad is perfect for a midweek meal. It's ready in just 10 minutes and is well under 500 calories but doesn't feel like you're missing out.
This vegan recipe for wholewheat spaghetti with long-stemmed broccoli, chilli and lemon is quick and easy to make and comes in at less than 500 calories.
20. Tofu katsu curry
A clever veggie version of a Japanese curry classic, made by coating slabs of tofu with breadcrumbs, baking them, and serving with a curried carrot, ginger and honey sauce.