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20 Easy 30-Minute Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Dinners

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What’s Inside: This delicious collection of 30-minute Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Dinners will get you excited to make dinner again! You won’t miss the dairy as these recipes are full of amazing ingredients that will nourish your body, fill you up and satisfy your tummy. Whether you prefer steak or salad, this list will contain something that you can’t wait to go home to. You’ll find Paleo, and AIP-friendly recipes here.

Closeup image of 30-Minute Philly Cheesesteak Skillet still in the pan. It looks like it is covered in cheese sauce, although it contains no cheese! A great gluten-free dairy-free dinner option.

My Favorite Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Dinner

As a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, I always recommend including good protein in all your meals. My favorite dish on this list would have to be the quick Sunflower Seed Pad Thai. It has a TON of flavor and it’s so filling which is perfect for those busy days when you get home late and need to whip something up that will satisfy your cravings and nourish your body with the nutrients it needs – you can find this in the Chicken section!

Another dish that I cannot get enough of is the Philly Cheesesteak Skillet, pictured above. It’s classic American comfort food, without the bread or cheese! Tender strips of steak and vegetables are coated in my delicious dairy-free cheese sauce! It’s absolutely amazing!

 

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Top Rated Gluten-Free Dinner Ideas by Readers

Before you dive into this delicious list of gluten-free dairy-free dinners below, here are the 3 top-rated reader favorites that you just can’t miss!

Healthy Coconut Curry Soup with Shrimp (Paleo, Whole30)

4.96 from 21 votes
Green Coconut Curry with Shrimp (Paleo, Whole30) via Food by Mars
This coconut curry soup recipe with shrimp and zoodles is Whole30 and Paleo. It's a super easy weeknight meal and packed with veggies! This recipe proves healthy eating can happen in 30 minutes or less.
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Paleo Greek Meatballs

4.93 from 14 votes
Paleo Greek Meatballs via Food by Mars (AIP, Grain-free, Gluten-free, Egg-free)
AIP | Gluten-free | Grain-free | Egg-free
– Easy gluten-free meatballs that are also Paleo and AIP-friendly. They pack a punch of herbs and FLAVOR! Without the potential allergens! You will love this for a Sunday meatball recipe and it’s great for meal prep, too.
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25-minute Zesty Ground Chicken Taco Salad (NOT spicy!)

4.67 from 27 votes
how to make paleo ground chicken taco salad recipe
This Paleo Ground Chicken Taco Salad recipe is easy to make, packed with nutritious ingredients, and takes bland ground chicken to a super delicious meal. Plus, it’s simple with minimal ingredients and it’s Whole30 and AIP-friendly.
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Dairy-Free Chicken Dinners

Living a dairy-free gluten-free lifestyle doesn’t need to be boring or unmanageable. Not only do these chicken dinners taste great, they can all be made in under 30 minutes and they are filled with body loving ingredients. Everyone I have served these dishes to over the years have loved them, regardless of their dietary requirements. So why don’t you liven up your dinner time with one of these incredibly tasty gluten-free diary-free chicken dinners!

Healthy Gluten-Free Orange Chicken (30-Minutes!)

4.56 from 34 votes
paleo, gluten-free orange chicken with broccoli rice
This quick gluten-free Orange Chicken and broccoli rice is the ultimate “fakeout” meal you can feel good about since it’s low-carb, Paleo, AIP, and Whole30-friendly!
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30-Min Greek Instant Pot Chicken Stew (Paleo, AIP, Whole30)

4.50 from 20 votes
Instant Pot Greek Chicken Stew with Mashed Cauliflower (Paleo, AIP, Whole30, low-carb)
A delicous, quick Instant Pot Chicken Stew with Greek "stifado" flavors in a rich tomato-cinnamon sauce! It's also eeasy to make AIP-friendly and cook on your stovetop instead if you wish.
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One Pan Chicken and Veggies with Bacon

4.35 from 29 votes
One Pan Chicken and Veggies with Bacon Recipe via Food by Mars (Whole30, Paleo)
Easy, flavorful, and great for any weeknight meal, this one-pan skillet meal will be a new favorite! The addition of savory bacon mixed with sweet squash and crispy chicken and brussels sprouts is both comforting and bursting with flavor.
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25-minute Zesty Ground Chicken Taco Salad (NOT spicy!)

4.67 from 27 votes
how to make paleo ground chicken taco salad recipe
This Paleo Ground Chicken Taco Salad recipe is easy to make, packed with nutritious ingredients, and takes bland ground chicken to a super delicious meal. Plus, it’s simple with minimal ingredients and it’s Whole30 and AIP-friendly.
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Sautéed Lemon-Garlic Chicken Liver & Onions

4.52 from 88 votes
lemon garlic chicken liver with fresh parsley and lemon wedges
Pasture-raised chicken livers are a superfood packed full of vitamins and minerals. Sautéed with garlic, onions, lemon juice, and more, this chicken liver recipe will turn anyone into a beLIVER! Recipe is Paleo, AIP-friendly, and Whole30-compliant.
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Instant Pot Chicken Chili Verde

5 from 7 votes
chicken chili verde via Food by Mars (paleo, whole30, instant pot)
Cozy up to this super easy and flavorful meal you will love! Serve over cauliflower rice, greens, or whatever you’d like. (Paleo, Whole30, Gluten-free, Grain-free, AIP-options)
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Tropical Chicken Salad (Paleo, AIP)

5 from 6 votes
Tropical Chicken Salad (Paleo, AIP, Whole30) via Food by Mars
Tropical flavors with shredded, poached chicken swimming in a lime-cilantro vinaigrette! The textures and flavors really come to life and will have you craving salads.
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Sunflower Pad Thai (Paleo, Whole30)

4.63 from 16 votes
Sunflower Seed Butter Pad Thai (paleo, whole30) via Food by Mars
An easy (mostly) raw dish swimming in a flavorful sauce! Using sunflower seed butter and coconut aminos instead of peanuts and soy – this dish is paleo and Whole30 approved.
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Beef, Lamb, and Pork Meals

Because there’s more to life than chicken! These quick and easy meaty dinners will fill your tummy with the love it’s craving. These dishes have been made with families in mind, so even though it’s dairy-free, it might not taste like it! Please the full house with any of these yummy meaty dishes, the kids won’t even know it’s not real cheese!

30-Minute Philly Cheesesteak Skillet (It’s Dairy-Free!)

4.53 from 19 votes
30-minute dairy-free philly cheesesteak in a cast iron
This Philly Cheesesteak Skillet recipe packs in all the flavors of this classic American sandwich without any of the bread or cheese! It's Paleo, Whole30, dairy-free, and delicious with my creamy dairy-free cheese sauce! I also have AIP options.
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30-Minute Baked Greek Kofta Kebabs With Tzatziki

4.88 from 33 votes
baked greek kofta kebabs with green salad and tzatziki on a plate
Easy low-carb baked kofta kebabs with dairy-free tzatziki make a great weeknight meal or appetizer! The fresh and dried herbs will have you hooked. Plus, it's friendly for diets like Paleo, AIP, and Whole30.
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Grilled Picanha Steak with Chimichurri & Grilled Veggies

4.88 from 25 votes
grilled picanha steak with vegetables and chimichurri served on a cutting board
Love Brazilian steak? Then, make it at home! This grilled Picanha steak, also known as Coulotte or Top Sirloin is a juicy tender cut of meat with a fat cap giving it extra flavor. This easy grilled dish is Paleo, Whole30, and AIP-friendly.
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20-minute Healthy Egg Roll Skillet (Soy-free!)

4.82 from 22 votes
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This Egg Roll Skillet Recipe takes just 20-minutes and delivers on what you love about Chinese takeout, but it's Paleo, Whole30, and AIP.
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Fast Instant Pot Greek Spaghetti (Gluten-free)

4.78 from 18 votes
how to make instant pot greek spaghetti recipe
This Instant Pot Greek Spaghetti recipe is easy to make and comes together in just minutes thanks to the pressure cooker. Plus its gluten-free, Paleo, and AIP-friendly!
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Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple Salsa (Paleo, AIP)

4.70 from 13 votes
Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple Salsa recipe
This Grilled Pork Chops recipe topped with fresh and vibrant Pineapple Salsa is going to be your new favorite summertime meal!
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Paleo Greek Meatballs

4.93 from 14 votes
Paleo Greek Meatballs via Food by Mars (AIP, Grain-free, Gluten-free, Egg-free)
AIP | Gluten-free | Grain-free | Egg-free
– Easy gluten-free meatballs that are also Paleo and AIP-friendly. They pack a punch of herbs and FLAVOR! Without the potential allergens! You will love this for a Sunday meatball recipe and it’s great for meal prep, too.
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The Best Baby Lamb Chops with Chimichurri Sauce

4.56 from 9 votes
grilled lamb chops
Baby lamb chops are pan-seared and drizzled with a zesty, homemade greenchimichurri sauce. This easy lamb chops recipe is ready within 20 minutes.
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Quick Seafood Dinners without Dairy

These easy seafood dinners are seriously delicious! Even my gluten and dairy-loving family and friends all enjoy these right along with me, happily, I would like to add! This selection of diary-free dinners are full of flavor and will charge your body with the goodness it needs.

Healthy Coconut Curry Soup with Shrimp (Paleo, Whole30)

4.96 from 21 votes
Green Coconut Curry with Shrimp (Paleo, Whole30) via Food by Mars
This coconut curry soup recipe with shrimp and zoodles is Whole30 and Paleo. It's a super easy weeknight meal and packed with veggies! This recipe proves healthy eating can happen in 30 minutes or less.
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Pan-seared Cod with Lemon Caper Sauce (Paleo, Whole30)

4.50 from 10 votes
Pan-seared cod with lemon-caper sauce via Food by Mars (Paleo, Whole30)
This simple but restaurant-inspired dish will make for a fancy, buttery, flavorful dinner! The sauce is so versatile, you can use on any seafood or skinless fish you’d like.
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AIP Canned Tuna Pasta (Paleo, Low-carb)

4.36 from 42 votes
AIP Canned Tuna Pasta (Paleo, Low-carb) via Food by Mars
A delicious, quick canned tuna pasta recipe made straight from your pantry that’s AIP, Paleo, and Low-carb with Hearts of Palm Pasta.
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20-minute Creamy Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad

5 from 3 votes
Top view of round plate filled with creamy tuna pasta salad.
A lazy weeknight meal or simple meal prep dish that will please a crowd! Whether you’re whipping this out for a no-cook lunch or making it for a BBQ Potluck… this versatile tuna pasta dish is flavorful and flexible. It’s Paleo and AIP-friendly, too.
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Instant Pot Collection

For when you need it fast – and you don’t want to stand over a pot.

Fast Instant Pot Greek Spaghetti (Gluten-free)

4.78 from 18 votes
how to make instant pot greek spaghetti recipe
This Instant Pot Greek Spaghetti recipe is easy to make and comes together in just minutes thanks to the pressure cooker. Plus its gluten-free, Paleo, and AIP-friendly!
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Instant Pot Chicken Chili Verde

5 from 7 votes
chicken chili verde via Food by Mars (paleo, whole30, instant pot)
Cozy up to this super easy and flavorful meal you will love! Serve over cauliflower rice, greens, or whatever you’d like. (Paleo, Whole30, Gluten-free, Grain-free, AIP-options)
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30-Min Greek Instant Pot Chicken Stew (Paleo, AIP, Whole30)

4.50 from 20 votes
Instant Pot Greek Chicken Stew with Mashed Cauliflower (Paleo, AIP, Whole30, low-carb)
A delicous, quick Instant Pot Chicken Stew with Greek "stifado" flavors in a rich tomato-cinnamon sauce! It's also eeasy to make AIP-friendly and cook on your stovetop instead if you wish.
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More Healthy Recipe Collections To Try

I hope you loved the round-up as much as me! Let me know in the comments below which is your favorite gluten-free dairy-free dinner. I love to see your creations so you can tag me, @foodbymars on Instagram and Facebook.

20 Easy 30-Minute Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Dinners: Philly Cheesesteak Skillet

5 from 6 votes
This Philly Cheesesteak Skillet recipe packs in all the flavors of this classic American sandwich without any of the bread or cheese! It's Paleo, Whole30, dairy-free, and delicious with my creamy dairy-free cheese sauce! I also have AIP options. Plus enjoy 20 other dairy-free gluten-free dinner ideas in the post above.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 people

Ingredients

DAIRY-FREE CHEESE SAUCE

  • 1 ½  cups white sweet potato  peeled and chopped 1-inch thick
  • filtered water
  • oz.  unsweetened coconut yogurt (additive-free)
  • 2   tbsp nutritional yeast
  • tsp garlic powder

STEAK AND VEGGIES

  • 1- 1 ½ pounds skirt steak  rinsed and patted dry 
  • 1 tsp  sea salt  plus more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp   black pepper
  • 2 tbsp   extra virgin olive oil
  • yellow or white onion sliced thin
  • green bell pepper  sliced thin
  • 1 red bell pepper  sliced thin

Instructions:

  • Make the dairy-free cheese sauce. Add chopped sweet potato and enough filtered water to cover, and bring to a boil. Cook until fork-tender for approx. 10-12 minutes and drain. Add sweet potato to a high-speed blender with coconut yogurt, nutritional yeast, and garlic powder. Blend until smooth, adding water as needed to loosen (no more than ¼ cup or so should be fine).
  • Make the steak and veggies. Slice steak thinly into strips with a sharp knife and season generously with sea salt and pepper.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet on medium-high heat, and add 1 tablespoon olive oil, once shimmering add onion and peppers. Season with 1 tsp sea salt and saute for 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove the vegetables from the skillet and add another tablespoon of olive oil to the hot skillet. Once shimmering again, add the sliced steak and stir with a wooden spoon to coat in the oil. Let cook until crispy, at least 2 minutes per side (the steak will release liquids, cook it beyond that as the liquids reabsorb).
  • Add vegetables back into the skillet and continue cooking together so the flavors can meld for 30 seconds more or until everything is cooked to your liking. Turn heat off and drizzle the cheese sauce over the skillet and serve hot. Store excess cheese sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Notes:

*Make it AIP-friendly: substitute sliced carrots and zucchini in place of peppers and omit black pepper.
-Alison Marras
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5 comments

  1. What a fabulous collection of recipes – I love how many cuisines there are to – I don’t feel limited at all!!

  2. Thank you this recipe collection is just what I needed. I have a gluten free guest coming for a week for the holidays.

  3. WOW! This is such a super collection of recipes. I am always looking for Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free recipes. What’s even better is that all of these recipes only take 30 minutes to get to our table. Thanks so much for the collection!