Cozy up with these gluten free and dairy free comfort food recipes perfect for dinner! We’ve included nut free, paleo, low carb, and vegan recipes here so there’s something for everyone.
Occasionally we’ll ask members of our food allergy group what kinds of recipes they are looking for or would like to see posted next on our website. Quite a few people mentioned dinner recipes!
We don’t have a ton of dinner recipes here at The Fit Cookie. But I still wanted to meet our reader’s needs for allergy friendly dinners, so I decided to do a gluten free dairy free dinner recipe roundup.
Since we had quite a few recipe submissions for our roundup, I decided to separate them into 2 different allergy friendly recipe roundups: 1) comfort food recipes (this one!) and 2) healthy dinner recipes (I’ll post that one in a few weeks).
Comfort food recipes can sometimes be hard to find online or adapt to fit your allergy needs, so I thought this one would be fun to put together for everyone!
This roundup has 30 recipes, but I’d like to keep adding to it as we find new recipes so you have a good source for meals and dinners (also check out our gluten free dairy free meal plans as well).
Every recipe in our comfort food recipe roundup is gluten free and dairy free, but we’ve also included recipes that are paleo, nut free, egg free, low carb/keto, and vegan as well do there are plenty of options for everyone!
A lot of the vegan recipes here can also be adapted to add meat if you want to by easily adding browned hamburger or cooked chicken. So if you see a vegan recipe but you want to add some meat, it can be easily done!
The recipes here here can be fairly easily adapted if you need as well. Some of the recipes with cashew-based cream sauces might also be swapped with coconut cream or coconut milk (make sure to check each recipe before making swaps though).
Our Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Soup is the ultimate allergy friendly comfort food! Our delicious soup recipe is gluten free, dairy free, and soy free. It’s perfect for chilly winter evenings and makes a big enough batch for leftovers.
Chilly evenings call for a hot and filling bowl of chili! Our Instant Pot Pumpkin Chili is easy to make, gluten free, dairy free, and healthy. It’s also lower in acid than most chili recipes and has no beans so it’s perfect for sensitive tummies.
This from scratch tuna casserole is comfort in a dish!! No canned cream of anything soup in this one! You won’t believe how easy it is to make a rich and creamy sauce with no dairy and only clean ingredients! This casserole is especially flexible as it can be adapted for paleo, keto, AND Whole30 diets
Make this easy Creamy Chicken Curry for a weeknight dinner ready in 30 minutes! Our curry recipe is a family favorite and it’s made in one pan, plus it’s dairy free, gluten free, and has a paleo and keto option.
This Paleo Cheeseburger Casserole is an epically delicious, healthy meal the whole family will love! It's made with a layer of crispy hash browns, seasoned burger, a dairy-free cheese sauce, and fresh toppings.
Our simple and comforting, super creamy vegan potato broccoli casserole with a cheesy cashew sauce is a true family favorite. This gluten-free and oil-free dinner is so easy to make and a really healthy comfort meal. Perfect for meal prepping and reheating!
Warm and addicting comfort food alert! Cream of mushroom casserole (paleo, whole30, and dairy free). Layers of creamy sauce, cauliflower rice, herbed mushrooms, and lots of fresh basil! Made in minutes, then it’s in the oven!
This Instant Pot Chicken Thighs and Rice recipe is creamy, delicious, and cooks all in one pot. With mushrooms, onions, lemon, and thyme, it’s an easy and healthy pressure cooker recipe that’s both gluten free and dairy free.
If you are looking for a great meatless recipe that will leave you satisfied, you are going to love this easy gluten-free Vegetarian Mexican Casserole! This casserole is perfect for those busy weeknights, and you can even meal prep by making it ahead and baking it when you need it!
This insanely delicious vegan lasagna soup recipe is packed with vegetables, beans, tender lasagna noodles, and a delicious sunflower cream broth! It's ready to eat in 1 hour and it's gluten-free and oil-free.
A creamy paleo buffalo chicken casserole with ranch dressing and cauliflower rice that's so easy to make for a healthy weeknight dinner. With a super creamy buffalo-ranch sauce, it's so filling, too. Whole30, low carb, keto friendly.
A must-make Whole30 casserole recipe that’s creamy, cheesy and flavorful – without any cream or cheese! Shredded chicken is mixed with sautéed mushrooms and broccoli, then topped with my Vegan Alfredo Sauce for an easy and healthy weeknight dinner.
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist