Dairy-Free Recipes

Milk Allergic/Sensitive Recipe: Butternut and Ham Pasta

My girls devoured this and Derek and I love it too. It was pretty easy to make and sort of cooked itself 🙂

Butternut and and Ham Pasta

  •  Butternut squash, peeled gutted and cut in uniform cubes
  • Leftoever ham pieces, cubed
  • Bowtie Pasta (cooked according to package)
  • Olive Oil
  • 3-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • Rubbed sage to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Chicken Broth
  • Corn or Arrowroot Starch
  • (Onions sauted with the garlic or peas or spinach added in the last few minutes would be amazing too)
  • (Parmesan if you’re not dairy free)


  1. In a saute pan, heat the oil and cook garlic and sage until garlic browned and aromatic.  Add squash chunks and cook for a minute or two. 
  2. Pour in enough chicken broth to not quite cover your squash (our squash was huge!).  Bring to a boil, cover and simmer. Stir now and then. Cook until squash is tender.
  3. Add peas or spinach, if desired.
  4. Using a slotted spoon scoop out squash into a container with your pasta and ham chunks. Turn the pan back up to high.
  5. Mix about a tablespoon of arrowroot or corn starch with about 1/4 cold chicken broth or water.  Add to the boiling chicken/squash broth.  Stir til thickened.  (Repeat with more starch if necessary).
  6. Enjoy and feed to happy babies who like to mousse their hair with the broth.

Milk Allergic/Sensitive Recipe: Easy Mexican Mole

I served this meat mixture on tortillas one day (and I didn’t miss the cheese but I would have loved some avocado!) and the next day I put it over pasta and it was just as good. It’s a little on the spicy side if you add the extra red pepper, but I liked it that way.  This creation was another clean out the refrigerator/cabinets before I go grocery shopping success :-p

Easy Mexican Mole


  • 1-2 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • Taco Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 15 oz can corn
  • 1 (or more) bell peppers, sliced


  1. Brown ground beef with onion.
  2. Add spices, cocoa powder, salsa, and corn.  Bring to a boil and then turn down to a simmer.
  3. Toss in bell pepper slices and simmer until liquid is absorbed.
  4. Serve on tortillas or with pasta or even with corn chips.

Milk Allergic/Sensitive Recipes: Beef & Aspargus Roll-Ups

More simple and quick dairy-free summer fare.

Beef & Asparagus Roll-Ups


  • Steak (I think I used top round or flank steak)
  • Aspargus
  • Purple Onion
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic or Garlic Powder
  • Olive Oil
  • French/Catalina Dressing
  • Tortillas or Sandwich Wraps


  1. Toss Onions and aspargus in Olive Oil.
  2. Sprinkle Salt, Pepper and Garlic on the oiled veggies and the steak.
  3. Grill until the onions are soft, the asparagus is still slightly crunchy and the steak is at your desired doneness (but not too well done!).
  4. Cut steak into slices.
  5. Put steak, onions, and asparagus in a tortilla/wrap.  Add a squirt of French/Catalina dressing.
  6. Enjoy!

Milk Allergic/Sensitive Pancakes: Emma’s Easy Eggless Pancakes

I made eggless pancakes the other day because my daughters are totally obsessed with finger food (and I am sooo okay with that!).  I don’t want to introduce eggs without talking to the pediatrician and I don’t think I will until they are over a year anyhow.  Our little adorable friend Emma was just diagnosed with an egg allergy, so I dedicate these pancakes to her! 

Emma’s Easy Eggless Pancakes

  • 1 1/2 Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 0-3 Tbs White or Brown Sugar (or Molasses or Honey if they are over 1)
  • 1/3 C unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 C water or milk substitute
  • 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract (optional)


  1. Mix all ingredients together.  
  2. Add more liquid if too thick.
  3. Cook on a greased pan (or nonstick) about 2 minutes per side)
  4. Enjoy!

Milk Allergic/Sensitive Recipes: S’more KrispieTreats

I majored in Outdoor Leadership in college (no kidding!)so needless to say I have a love affair with all things S’more-ish. Regular s’mores are dairy free if you use dairy free chocolate, but I went a step farther.

S’more Krispie Treats

  • 1.5 Tbs dairy-free magarine
  • 2 C mini marshmallows
  • 3 C crushed Quaker Cinnamon Life Cereal
  • 1/8 cup dairy-free chocolate chips


  1. Melt margarine over low heat in a medium saucepan. 
  2. Meanwhile grease a pie dish or 9×9 pan. (I used canola oil).
  3. Stir marshmallows into the saucepan until melted
  4. Stir in cereal (and chocolate chips here if you like)
  5. Press into pie dish/pan
  6. Sprinkle and press chocolate chips on top
  7. Cool and enjoy

I promise I’ll try to do more dinner stuff soon, but right now I’ve been doing a lot of turkey or ham and mashed potatoes and gravy meals.  Or grilled meat and steamed veggies. Simple summer stuff like that.