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15 Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

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15 Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

If the only thing stopping you from enjoying a grand Thanksgiving feast is a dairy intolerance or allergy then you'll be glad to know all of the recipes featured here are 100% dairy free.

Everything from the festive drinks, fun starters, colorful side dishes, juicy meats and decadent desserts are designed for those leading a lactose-free lifestyle. Many dishes are naturally dairy-free while others swap nuts, plant milks and plant oils for cheese, butter and other dairy-based ingredients.

Your dairy-free Thanksgiving is just steps away. Go ahead and feast your eyes on these fabulous lactose-free recipe ideas. Happy Thanksgiving!

15 Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Recipes: Menu Ideas

Mulled Wine with Orange Slices

Kick your Thanksgiving party off with cardamom-scented mulled wine topped with orange slices. Find the recipe here.

Cranberry Punch

If you are are looking for a non-alcoholic warming drink to serve your guests then skip the mulled wine and opt for this cranberry punch flavored with ginger, star anise and other warming spices.

Dairy-Free Appetizers

Crostini with Fava Beans

Garlicky fava beans make a great topping for crostini. Serve with cured meat and champagne for an extra festive starter. Find the recipe here.

Wild Mushroom Terrine 

Serve this wild mushroom paté with sliced baguette or crackers. Smoked tofu, lentils and mushrooms give this paté lots of umami.

Dairy-Free Soups

Chickpea and Veggie Soup

A colorful vegan soup prepared with quinoa, chickpeas, kale, garlic, tomatoes and herbs. Click here for the recipe.

Spinach and Celeriac Soup

This creamy blend of kale, spinach, celeriac and coconut milk yogurt is an exquisite starter to your Thanksgiving. Get the recipe.

Dairy-Free Side Dishes

Saffron Potato Salad

Add an unexpected pop of color to your table with this unconventional potato salad featuring saffron, green beans and herbs.

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

A hearty one-pot side dish featuring roasted cauliflower tossed in turmeric and served with tomatoes, shallots, canelini beans and spices.

Potato Casserole with Tomatoes and Onions

This is an easy casserole that is simple to make but looks elegant at a holiday table. Another bonus? It can be prepared ahead of time and kept refrigerated.  Get the recipe here.

Orange Broccoli

Brighten everyone's palate this Thanksgiving with this zesty broccoli dish flavored with orange, ginger and soy sauce. Find the recipe here.

Dairy Free Thanksgiving: Main Course Ideas

Bacon wrapped turkey breast is a simple yet flavorful main course that is completely dairy free. The best part of this recipe? It requires just four ingredients!

Duck Stuffed With Pork

Here is an elegant main course that comes from the region of Tuscany: a duck stuffed with herbs, bacon and fennel. Get the recipe now.

Dairy-Free Desserts 

Gluten-Free Pecan Pie

This pecan pie is so delicious it is hard to believe that it is both dairy free and gluten free. You'll love the maple flavor and the almond crust.

Poached Pears

These delicate pears are simmered in a flavorful blend of red wine and spices and served with walnuts. Get the recipe here.

Vegan Cashew Cheesecake

Soaked almonds, coconut and Medjool dates make the base of this creamy cheesecake. The filling is made from cashews, maple syrup and vanilla. You can decorate it with fresh berries for extra oomph. Get the recipe.

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