Dairy-Free Holiday Menu

Find a decadent menu fit for the holidays without any lactose or dairy.

Smoke-Roasted Turkey Breast with Pomegranate-Thyme Glaze Recipe

Photo: Charles Masters


From sides to dessert, find six dairy-free recipes to make a complete holiday menu.

Late November may not be prime time for grilling, but adding smoke and fire to the holiday bird is worth the momentary chill. Because this is a turkey breast (and not a whole bird), it cooks relatively quickly over an indirect fire, but it's still plenty big to feed a crowd.

View Recipe: Smoke-Roasted Turkey Breast with Pomegranate-Thyme Glaze

Dairy-Free Old-Fashioned Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Photo: Charles Masters

Cranberry Sauce

Good, fresh cranberry sauce is incredibly easy and rewarding to make. The berries quickly pop under heat and release lots of pectin for beautiful texture and a bit of crunch. This basic recipe, spiked with lush port wine and brightened by citrus, takes all of 15 minutes to prepare.

View Recipe: Old-Fashioned Cranberry Sauce

Dairy-Free Fennel, Sausage, and Caramelized Apple Stuffing Recipe

Photo: Charles Masters


Go traditional with a twist: Sourdough bread, sausage, and apple is a classic combo, but our bread stuffing also has licorice notes from fresh fennel.

View Recipe: Fennel, Sausage, and Caramelized Apple Stuffing

Dairy-Free Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Garlic, and Shallots Recipe

Photo: Charles Masters

Veggie Side Dish

When did the lowly sprout become a side dish superstar? This was a happy turn of events: It's a flavor-packed veggie that is both meaty and pleasingly bitter when sautéed or roasted, perfect for pairing with smoky bacon.

View Recipe: Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Garlic, and Shallots

Dairy-Free Roasted Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes Recipe

Photo: Charles Masters

Potato Side Dish

These potatoes are perfect for a holiday meal: quick and convenient, but still plenty dressy. They cook in about the same time it takes for a large roast to rest before carving. Bake the potatoes in their jackets so the outsides get nice and browned while the buttery interiors gently cook through.

View Recipe: Roasted Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes

Dairy-Free French Apple Tart Recipe

Photo: Charles Masters


This free-form apple tart is mighty easy because it works from a store-bought crust—yet it's just spectacular, and so evocative of the season.

• • Dairy-Free Tip: Hold the crème fraîche.

View Recipe: French Apple Tart

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