Lactose-Free Recipes

Southeast Dairy Association - National Dessert Month

Don’t break up with dairy just because you’re lactose intolerant! People who are lactose intolerant can still enjoy the goodness of dairy. Try these delicious dairy recipes and fall in love with dairy again.

Breakfast Ideas Worth Getting Up For

If it’s pancakes you crave, try these crowd-pleasing Banana Pancakes, or serve up Blueberry-Buckwheat Pancakes topped with a quick homemade blueberry syrup, both made with lactose-free milk.  

For a make-ahead option that’s perfect for company or holidays, whip up Banana Pecan French Toast Bake. Creamy lactose-free milk and eggs laced with warm spices, like cinnamon and nutmeg, coat the bread, and it’s topped with a sweet and crunchy mixture of bananas and pecans.

Get your cheese fix and a protein boost with Crustless Cheddar and Sun-dried Tomato Quiches or Egg and Cheese Breakfast Cups.

In a hurry and need a portable morning pick-me-up? Blend up this Banana-Strawberry Licuado, a flavorful fruit smoothie featuring lactose-free milk.

Stand-Out Dinners

Craving Tex-Mex food? This kid-friendly Tamale Pie has a hearty beef filling and a cornbread topping made with yogurt, lactose-free milk, and cheese.

Southeast Dairy Association - roasted chicken and garlic mashed potatoes

For the ultimate comfort food meal, try Roasted Chicken and Garlic Mashed Potatoes or Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup and tender Homemade Bread with a secret ingredient—cottage cheese.

On the next cold winter night, warm up with South-of-the-Border Chili with Cheesy Corn Muffins made with Cheddar cheese and lactose-free milk.

Decadent Desserts

Pull out your ice cream maker for this Maple Pecan Pie Ice Milk made with lactose-free milk, and layered with a crunchy pecan filling.

You can’t go wrong with this classic Bread Pudding dotted with raisins and topped with a sweet bourbon sauce.

Calling all chocolate lovers! Make these Chocolate Yogurt Cupcakes with Orange Mascarpone Icing. Vanilla yogurt lends extra richness to the tender cupcakes crowned with a swirl of icing made with low-lactose mascarpone cheese.

Hosting a party or shower? These Caramel Tarts are sure to impress your guests with their golden caramel filling.

For an indulgent treat without a lot of fuss, whip up these individual Brownie-Berry Trifles with cubes of brownies, vanilla pudding, and fresh berries. 

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Jessica Ivey is a Registered Dietitian and chef with a passion for teaching people to eat healthy for a happy and delicious life. She loves spending time in the kitchen creating original recipes to help busy families eat well and enjoy more meals together. Jessica lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband, two toddlers, and dog.

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