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5 great recipes: Generating flavor without dairy for holidays

November 06, 2014

By: Amie Valpone, GO Veggie! Ambassador

Traditional holiday meals are full of foods like buttery mashed potatoes, homemade cookies, eggnog and cheese platters that aren’t too friendly for those who don’t eat dairy. Luckily, there are loads of ways to make flavorful holiday dishes without using dairy. GO Veggie! products are delicious cheese substitutes that are 100% dairy-free, so they’re perfect for making dishes that everyone can enjoy. Set the standard at every holiday party this season with these delectable holiday dishes featuring our collection of dairy-free cheese products. Cheers!

Rosemary Roasted Grapes and Honey Cream Cheese Crostini. This cozy vegan hors d’oeuvre is a great dish to serve while getting the party started. The comforting flavors of rosemary, hazelnut, and honey add richness to this dish, while keeping it light enough to eat as an appetizer. 

Mashed Potato and Cauliflower with Roasted Peppers and Caramelized Onions. Mashed potatoes is a classic holiday side that is usually prepared with heavy dairy products like butter, cream and mayonnaise. This tasty mashed potato and cauliflower dish is a great alternative for anyone who doesn’t eat dairy, or is trying to eat more heart friendly foods. Using a mix of cauliflower and potatoes allows you to get more vegetables into your dish without taking away from taste or texture, while richness of roasted peppers and caramelized onions adds loads of flavor without the use of any heavy dairy. 

Cream Cheese Chocolate Peppermint Bark. Peppermint Bark is an irresistible holiday treat that can be off limits to those who don’t eat dairy. Luckily, this recipe featuring GO Veggie! Dairy-Free Cream Cheese is just what you need to make the best peppermint bark you’ve ever had. Crushed peppermint and a hint of peppermint flavoring add a burst of holiday cheer to this vegan, allergy-friendly treat.

Butternut Squash and Cranberry Gratin. Butternut squash and cranberries are two of winters finest flavors. Paired together in this cheesy, crispy gratin, they create and amazing dairy-free holiday dish that is far better than any heavy green been casserole. The contrast of the sweet squash, tangy cranberries, cozy sage, and smooth dairy-free mozzarella makes for an amazing dish that has something for everyone and is far from lacking in flavor.

Vegan Pumpkin Biscuits. Biscuits are another holiday favorite that are a no-go for those who don’t eat dairy. These Vegan Pumpkin Biscuits are not only just as rich as traditional biscuits, but they actually raise the bar even higher with a sweet hint of pumpkin. Enjoy these cozy biscuits with your family this holiday and we’re sure even the biggest butter lovers won’t mind.

For even more great dairy-free holiday recipes, check out goveggiefoods.com/kitchen. Happy Holidays!