For people on a gluten and dairy-free diet, it can be challenging to find quality recipes that have lots of flavor. In this round-up, I share 100 of the best and more delicious gluten-free dairy-free recipes that are perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.

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Why Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free?

More and more people are cutting out gluten and dairy from their diets. There are many reasons, including the fact that gluten and dairy are among the most common food allergies.

There is also research showing that a gluten-free and dairy-free diet can help with inflammation, autoimmunity, and other health conditions including PCOS, Hashimoto’s thyroid disease, and more.

See my tips for starting a gluten-free, dairy-free diet.

What Can You Eat Gluten & Dairy-Free?

Many people panic when they realize they can’t eat their favorite dishes that are made with milk, cheese, yogurt, wheat, or wheat flours. It’s true that many cuisines are based around using foods like pasta, cream, and flour.

But, the good news is that it’s much easier to find gluten-free and dairy-free alternatives these days. Or, you can simply use real food alternatives that are naturally gluten-free and dairy-free (see my entire clean eating shopping list).

Most grocery stores are actually packed with foods that can fit with this type of diet, including lean proteins, fruits and vegetables, healthy fats like avocados, nuts and seeds, and more.

And, there are plenty of naturally gluten-free grains that you can use including rice, buckwheat, quinoa, amaranth, and more (see my list of the best gluten-free carbohydrates).

I’ve personally been eating GF/DF for almost a decade now, and I have found it to be a sustainable way to manage my autoimmune disease and PCOS (see my clean eating transformation). I would venture to say that it’s worth it to follow a dairy and gluten-free diet and that it’s gotten easier with time.

See my related list of gluten-free and dairy-free breakfast recipes.

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Best Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Recipes

To help you with specific recipes, here is a round-up of the best Gluten and Dairy-Free Recipes.

There are 100 options for all meals of the day, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Armed with this list, I hope that you will feel less restricted and panicked about finding appetizing and nourishing recipes that are free from gluten and dairy.

Hopefully these healthy recipes will satisfy the entire family. They use simple ingredients and whole foods and are perfect for anyone new to a gluten and dairy free meal plan. From comfort food to basics, this collection of recipes is a great way to satisfy the whole family.

You can use your slow cooker, pressure cooker, or the stovetop to make these yummy recipes and quick healthy dinner.

For snack ideas, check out my entire list of gluten-free dairy-free snack ideas.

And, if you’re new to cooking in general, don’t miss my article with the best non-toxic pans for cooking and my entire index of articles for a clean eating diet including the best clean eating recipes.

GF DF Recipe FAQs

What do I use instead of sour cream?

There are generally lots of dairy-free options nowadays for items like yogurt, sour cream, milk, and more. Look at your local grocery store for plant-based options which will be free from milk and lactose. Some will use a base of coconut milk or almond milk, but it just depends on the individual product.

Can I download these gluten-free dinner recipes?

All of the delicious recipes included in this round-up are easily printed or saved. Just click through and you’ll see the options in the recipe card.

What are some simple gf/df side dish recipes?

Vegetables made without cheese are perfect for serving as a side dish. Try using ingredients like brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, broccoli, or cauliflower roasted in the oven to bring out the natural sweet flavors.

100 Best Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Recipes

For people on a gluten-free and dairy-free diet, it can be challenging to find quality recipes that have lots of flavor. In this round-up I share 100 delicious gluten-free dairy-free recipes that are perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Breakfast Recipes

Find the best gluten-free dairy-free breakfast dishes for you and your family.

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Lunch Recipes

Here some of the best gluten-free and dairy-free lunch ideas, including salads and soups.

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Dinner Recipes

Here are some amazing gluten-free and dairy-free dinner recipes that are hearty and satisfying for the whole family.

Air Fryer GF/DF Main Dish Recipes

Here are some great gluten and dairy-free air fryer main dish recipes

Gluten & Dairy-Free Desserts

A meal is not complete without dessert! Here are some great gluten-free and dairy-free desserts for you to consider.

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I hope you enjoyed this round-up of the best and easy gluten free dairy free recipes! I think these 100 recipes prove that you can eat well even when you have to be careful due to food sensitivities or allergies.

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About the Author: Carrie Forrest has a master’s degree in public health with a specialty in nutrition. She is a top wellness and food blogger with over 5 million annual visitors to her site. Carrie has an incredible story of recovery from chronic illness and is passionate about helping other women transform their health. Send Carrie a message through her contact form.

Note: this post is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your healthcare provider for recommendations related to your individual situation.