Dairy Free Lockdown Recipes

Panic buying and stockpiling shoppers have led to supermarkets running low on dairy products. Some people without allergies and intolerances have been buying up dairy-free alternatives instead. At the same time, supermarkets are simplifying their product lines. This means they may not have as many free from options as usual. As a result, some people have found it more difficult to find the free from ingredients they would normally buy. So today I’m bringing you some simple dairy-free recipes that can be cooked using basic ingredients while you are on lockdown.

These recipes are brought to you by bloggers from around the world. Many of them have tons of dairy free recipes on their websites, so make sure you have a browse. These are just the highlights!

Consider the recipes to be a jumping off point to give you inspiration. Adapt the recipes according to what ingredients you have to hand. Be flexible. For example, you can use different types of mince or swap sweet potatoes for white potatoes. Use the spices you have in your kitchen cupboard. Or use tinned or frozen vegetables instead of fresh.

For each recipe I have listed the common allergens in the ingredients. But please check recipes thoroughly to ensure they are suitable for your own needs.

I will be updating this post regularly, so if you have any great dairy-free recipes that can be made with basic ingredients, leave a comment below and I will add it!

dairy free lockdown recipes

Dairy Free Savoury Lockdown Recipes

Vegan Vegetable Cous Cous

Contains: gluten (wheat) – use quinoa for a wheat/gluten free alternative

Vegan Vegetable Cous Cous by Pages Places and Plates

Un-Stuffed Pepper Skillet

Contains: no allergens – just omit the grated cheese garnish at the end of the recipe.

All the ingredients of a stuffed pepper but without the faff of stuffing the pepper!

Un-Stuffed Pepper Skillet by The Recipe Well

Dairy Free Tuna Pasta

dairy free tuna tomato pasta

Contains: fish, gluten (wheat) – just use gluten free pasta if needed

Dairy Free Tuna Pasta by My Allergy Kitchen

Spicy Red Lentil Soup

Contains: celery (can be left out)

Spicy Red Lentil Soup by Hint of Healthy

Easy Beef Stew

Contains: gluten (wheat)

Easy Beef Stew by Upstate Ramblings

One Pot Sausage Casserole

one pot sausage casserole

Contains: no allergens

One Pot Sausage Casserole by My Allergy Kitchen

Easy Canned Butter Beans

Contains: no allergens

These would be delicious served with pitta breads or flatbreads.

Easy Canned Butter Beans by The Live In Kitchen

Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Contains: no allergens

These look fancy but are surprisingly simple with just a handful of ingredients.

Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes by Delightful Adventures

Turkey, Sage and Apple Hash

turkey hash

Contains: no allergens

Turkey, Sage and Apple Hash by My Allergy Kitchen

Pasta and Pea Salad

Contains: gluten (wheat), although you could use gluten free pasta if needed

Pasta and Pea Salad by Beyond The Chicken Coop

Egg Nest Cups

Contains: eggs

A classic recipe with many possible combinations that can easily be adapted to the ingredients you have.

Egg Nest Cups by Pimento and Prose

Butternut Squash Soup

Contains: no allergens

You can buy packs of frozen, pre-chopped butternut squash if you are struggling to get hold of fresh vegetables.

Butternut Squash Soup by My Allergy Kitchen

Spiced Chickpea Stew

Contains: no allergens

Spiced Chickpea Stew by Veggie Inspired

Cosy Turmeric Wild Rice Soup

Contains: no allergens

Use whatever rice you have to hand for this spicy, warming soup.

Cosy Turmeric Wild Rice Soup by Colourful Lifestyle Nutrition

Spanish Style One Pot Chicken

Contains: no allergens

Spanish Style One Pot Chicken by My Allergy Kitchen

Sesame Noodles

Contains: sesame (can be omitted for sesame allergies)

This would make a great fakeaway treat for the weekend! You can even make a batch and keep it in the fridge for leftovers later in the week.

Sesame Noodles by Moon and Spoon and Yum

Mediterranean Lentil Salad

Contains: sesame (omit the z’atar for sesame allergies)

Use tinned lentils for a quick and easy salad. Just leave out the feta cheese for a dairy free version.

Mediterranean Lentil Salad by The Eternal Hostess

Dairy Free Lamb Curry

dairy free lamb curry

Contains: no allergens

Dairy Free Lamb Curry by My Allergy Kitchen

Chicken Rice Noodles

Contains: soya (just leave out the soy sauce or use coconut aminos for soya allergy)

Chicken Rice Noodles by Limitless Allergies

Baked Cajun Chicken Meatballs

Contains: egg, nuts (almonds)

Baked Cajun Chicken Meatballs by Cradle Kitchen

Dairy Free Sweet Lockdown Recipes

Olive Oil Brownies

Contains: gluten (wheat), eggs

Olive Oil Brownies by Simply Whisked

Peanut Butter Jelly Oat Bars

Contains: peanuts, oats

With only four ingredients, but delicious and filling, this no-bake recipe would be easy to make with the kids.

Peanut Butter Jelly Oat Bars by Vegan on Board

Coconut Milk Rice Pudding

gluten and dairy free rice pudding

Contains: no allergens

A basic rice pudding recipe that can be customised with different toppings, depending on what you have.

Coconut Milk Rice Pudding by My Allergy Kitchen

Chickpea Chocolate Choc Chip Cookies

Contains: nuts

Chickpea Chocolate Choc Chip Cookies by I Heart Vegetables

Vegan Banana Bread

Contains: gluten (wheat)

Vegan Banana Bread by Super Golden Bakes

Healthy Chocolate Brownies

Contains: eggs, almonds

This recipe uses some more unusual ingredients but you should be able to get all of them from larger supermarkets. Alternatively you could order them online.

Healthy Chocolate Brownies by Treat Trunk

Chocolate Coconut Bliss Balls

Contains: no allergens

A healthy snack that feels like a treat, using dry ingredients that you can store for a long time. Very quick and easy to make.

Chocolate Coconut Bliss Balls by My Allergy Kitchen

Cosy Toes Spiced Apple Juice

Contains: no allergens

Sarah describes this as ‘a big cuddle in a mug’ which sounds lovely!

Cosy Toes Spiced Apple Juice by In Full Flavour

Oat Milk French Crepes

Contains: oats, gluten (wheat), eggs

If you can’t find oat milk, Melanie from Bon Appeteat also has instructions for how to make your own oat milk.

Oat Milk French Crepes by Bon Appeteat

Storecupboard Vegan Treats

Contains: nuts

Storecupboard Vegan Treats by Canterbury Baking School

Fall Maple Spiced Sandwich Cookies

Contains: gluten (wheat), nuts (optional – can be omitted for nut allergy)

Fall Maple Spiced Sandwich Cookies by Spirit and Abundance

Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Edible Cookie Dough

Contains: peanuts, oats

Ever been tempted to just eat all the cookie dough without baking the cookies? Well this recipe is for you!

Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Edible Cookie Dough by Zardy Plants

Chocolate Meringue Cookies

Contains: egg

Chocolate Meringue Cookies by Feasible Feast

Chocolate Cookies

Contains: gluten (wheat)

Chocolate Cookies by Joyful Homemaking

Coconut Crack Bars

Contains: no allergens

Coconut Crack Bars by Absolutely Flavorful

That’s all for now. But if you need more ideas, why not check out the Facebook group Cooking With Allergies During Lockdown, created by Nathalie Newman of The Intolerant Gourmand. Or try Cooking from Your Pantry (not allergy-specific).

What are your favourite dairy free storecupboard recipes for life on lockdown? Share in the comments below!

Updated 30th March 2020 to add more recipes!