Making dinner is hard enough every single day, but then throw in the limitations of not using gluten, dairy or eggs? It can feel downright impossible. I’ve been there. I’ve been tearing up at the grocery store wandering aimlessly. Let me save you from that feeling! I’ve compiled 31 gluten free dairy free egg free dinner that are tried and true. These are dinners I make myself, for my family, that we love! Arm yourself with a variety of new recipes–slow cooker, stove top, one pan meals, salads and more! You’ll have a collection of recipes to simply rotate every month! All of these recipe are also nut free too making these very allergy-friendly recipes too!
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Why We Need Gluten Free Dairy Free Egg Free Dinners
My son was diagnosed with a wheat allergy, dairy allergy and egg allergy, so we had to adjust real quick (plus peanut and tree nut food allergies!). We had to go from cooking one way to immediately switching gears as most of our recipes I had grown up on did not work with these new food restrictions. It’s taken time to find recipes that aren’t a flop, so let me save you that time. I’ve done the experimenting for you. I love food, and am a foodie–so these recipes had to pass the test of being tasty for the entire family. Whether it’s food allergies, food sensitivities, Celiac disease or any other medical condition that’s causing you to eat this way, we’ve got you covered with delicious recipes!
Frequently Asked Questions
Before we get to the list of gluten free dairy free egg free meal, let me give you some overall advice and answer some questions to make sure you’ll be successful once you click on each great recipe.
Does this mean I have to be vegan?
No. I often joke that we’re accidently vegan because we have the milk and egg allergies, but yet we still do meat. With my growing family, and especially boys, they still love meat. So, I find that my baking (which doesn’t need meat) is vegan, but that our dinners still often have chicken, fish, pork and beef. Only one of my recipes included below are a vegan recipe, so you’ll see plenty of ways to still incorporate meat into your diet, while avoiding these allergens. If you’re wanting more meatless recipes, you can always sub in beans or lentils as the main protein to turn it into a vegan option.
What plant-based milk do you recommend?
This really can be just a preference, and there isn’t necessarily a wrong or right way and any dairy-free option should work in my recipes. If you’re new to this, buy them all and see which you like best. My son prefers to drink soy milk. I like to bake and usually cook with rice milk because it has the least after taste. We have nut allergies, so we don’t do nut milks like almond milk or cashew milk (plus I find they have a very strong taste that often alters the overall taste). I will use coconut milk–the full fat kind in the can, not the carton–in place of heavy cream in recipes–so stock your pantry accordingly. You’ll see which one I call for in each individual recipe, but I think you’d be pretty safe to exchange them as your needs be.
What dairy-free cheese do you recommend?
I’m going to shoot straight with you. In all my years I have yet to find a dairy-free cheese that we like. So, you’ll notice none of my recipes use them. They’re expensive and just not worth it. If it’s a sauce that needs a cheesy flavor, I use nutritional yeast to give a cheesy flavor.
Tips for gluten-free diets
Gluten-free baking is a beast of its own, but dinner recipes don’t often use much gluten. And if they call for something, there are many gluten-free grains nowadays. There are tons of pasta swaps in many shapes. We prefer ones like Jovial and Barilla. And, if you need gluten-free tortillas, there’s always corn tortillas or Mission Gluten Free Tortillas.
What gluten-free bread can I use as a side dish?
Many times you want a nice carb-y side dish to eat with your main course. You can buy store-bought bread. We like BFree White Dinner Rolls or Little Northern Bakehouse Wide Slices for making garlic toast.
If you’re wanting a cornbread I have two options for you: pumpkin cornbread (my favorite) and top-8-free cornbread.
I have a delicious homemade gluten free dairy free egg free bread.
And, if you’re wanting gluten free dairy free egg free breadsticks I have one of those too.
And if you have nut allergies like we do, none of my recipes use almond flour either.
Egg Replacer Options
Thankfully, the dinner recipes that I’ve picked for you don’t need any egg replacers. Those are typically used for baking. All of the 200+ recipes on my site are gluten free dairy free egg free, so you can make anything–dinner, cookies, or even chocolate cake and they’ll still all work for your dietary restrictions. Check out my recipe index to see my recipes grouped together, or simply scroll my homepage.
What about breakfast?
Yes, this is a dinner post, but breakfast can be even more difficult since wheat, dairy and eggs are staples for breakfast foods. Don’t worry I have a list of over 100+ gluten free dairy free egg free breakfast ideas that are both store bought and homemade, so bookmark that for later!
Do you use crazy ingredients?
I live in a small town in Idaho, so I don’t have access to an Aldi, Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods. Most of the ingredients I get are from Walmart. And, a few I have to get from my local Natural Grocer. I try to not do crazy, specialty ingredients and instead stick to simple ingredients because those are easier to find and are usually less expensive. Every once in awhile, you will have to get some dairy-free sour cream (like Tofutti or Good Karma) or dairy-free cream cheese (like Daiya, Tofutti or Violife). But, again–if I can find them in Idaho–I hope you won’t have a problem either. I also try to ALWAYS link to any different type ingredients in the recipe cards to Amazon, in case you’d rather shop online, or even to see what they look like to help you spot them at the grocery store.
Is there a gluten free dairy free egg free meal plan?
Good news! I do. If you’re not wanting to personally go through each recipe and figure out what ingredients are needed and plan out your grocery list, then let me save you the hassle! I have two e-cookbooks, both seasonal to help you enjoy each part of the year. I have a winter e-cookbook that has four weeks worth of dinners, and weekly grocery shopping lists. This has soups, comforting pastas and skillets to keep you warm. I also have a summer e-cookbook that has four weeks worth of dinners and weekly grocery shopping lists. This e-cookbook has lighter meals, like salads, pasta salads, grilling and lighter dinners to not heat up your kitchen.
And, if you prefer a printed cookbook that is free of gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish (so top-8-free), I have a published cookbook through Page Street Publishing. It’s called “An Allergy Mom’s Lifesaving Instant Pot Cookbook” and it has a 4.5 out of 5 stars with over 295 reviews on Amazon.
Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Egg-Free Dinner List:
Baked Honey Mustard Chicken & Potatoes
Bacon, Pea and Lemon Pasta Salad
Creamy Lemon, Basil & Avocado Pasta (meatless!)
I hope all of these tasty recipes help you get a delicious variety of gluten free dairy free egg free dinners that you would be proud to serve, even to those without food restrictions.
Be sure to pin this list, so you don’t lose it. While you’re there, check out my other dietary specific Pinterest boards!
Just started Elimination Diet due to my sons EoE diagnosis. (18 year old). Not sure where this will take us but we are surviving off your website right now. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Thanks so much Julie. I appreciate the kind words and hope your son can see some improvement.
My son is 26. We found out five years ago that he has celiac disease. And, along the way we have determined that dairy and egg also really affect him negatively. We are so grateful to now know the issues and are learning to adapt. THANK YOU FOR SHARING ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK!!!! <3
Shelly I’m so glad my site is helpful to you and your son. Thank you for your kind words.
I just discovered your recipes and I’m in tears! Thank you thank you thank you! I’ve been struggling and starving since we got the news of my 16 month old daughters allergies to wheat eggs and milk! (I’m still breastfeeding, too!) I’ve been lost until now!
Oh I feel for you! I had to start this whole allergy journey while I was breastfeeding my baby too. I’m so glad it can help another mother out. Enjoy!