11 Dairy-Free Keto Homemade Dinners for a Break From Cheese

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11 Dairy-Free Keto Homemade Dinners for a Break From Cheese

Unlike many, many (pretty much all) traditional diets, specific types of dairy are included in the keto diet! Due to the fact that the keto diet is heavily focused on healthy fats, it includes cheese, full-fat yoghurt, butter, and heavy cream. That being said, they have to be high quality and very low in lactose. This is because lactose is a sugar that will spike your blood sugar which upsets the ketosis.

This, of course, is very exciting for those who enjoy dairy products, but there is a large majority of people that either can’t eat dairy or don’t want to. That’s A-okay! The keto diet does not require dairy products. If you want to go keto without dairy included, check out our list of keto-friendly recipes that are dairy-free!


1. Skillet Chicken Fajitas

To be honest, herbs and spices are really what makes food delicious. Especially tacos. Skip the sour cream and cheese, all you need is the flavors of chili, paprika, and cumin in this pan-seared chicken, pepper, and onion dish.


2. Keto Paleo Sushi

No cream cheese to be found here! Plus, making your own sushi is always fun. Fill these wraps with salmon, avocado, wasabi, and a drop or two of mayo, and eat up for a keto-friendly sushi night.


3. Sri Lankan Fish Curry

One of the best feelings, when you are dairy-free, is when you find the perfect creamy and savory dish—that doesn’t include dairy. This intensely flavorful dish is full of coconut cream and soft, buttery white fish, so you’ll forget why you thought you needed any kind of dairy in the first place.


4. Zucchini Patties

You might be keto, vegetarian, dairy-free, Paleo, gluten-free, or all of the above. Whichever you choose, this dish is all yours. Stuffed with fresh, grated zucchini, cilantro, and garlic, these patties are easy to make a delicious.


5. Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

This dish ditches the dairy—without ditching the flavor. Tender shredded chicken, sweet spaghetti squash noodles, bell pepper, celery, onion, and homemade buffalo sauce work together to wow your taste buds.


6. Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pesto Zoodles

It’s a common misconception that cheese=flavor. Zoodles aren’t the most flavorful on their own but they don’t need to be drowned in parmesan cheese to taste good. Packed with warm chicken, savory pesto, and sweet sun-dried tomatoes, this zoodle bowl can be served hot or cold.


7. Zucchini Lasagna With Basil-Cashew Cheese Sauce

Lasagna without cheese… Whaaaat?! Yes, but we promise it tastes oh-so-good. By subbing in homemade cashew cheese sauce with basil, whipping up a hearty artichoke tomato sauce, and packing with zucchini, you’ve got yourself a proper tasting lasagna.


8. 4-Ingredient Maple Salmon

Trust us, this isn’t as hard to make as it looks! In reality, with the use of just a few ingredients, it’s a quick and delicious meal even the most amateur chefs can create.


9. Keto “Crack Slaw” Stir-Fry

Forget everything you know about coleslaw. This “crack slaw” is filled with beef, sesame, garlic, and tons of flavor.


10. Tempeh Stir-Fry

Stir-fry is soo tasty, to begin with, however, it’s not always healthy. This garlicky dish brings together savory shiitake mushrooms, crispy broccoli, and hearty tempeh in a sweet-and-savory sesame stir-fry.


11. Butter Chicken Meatballs

This should be called ghee chicken meatballs! Trust us, a simple swap of ghee makes a great replacement for butter. This intensely savory, creamy dish is totally fair game when you’re dairy-free.