Lactose-free recipes

Our lactose-free recipes are healthy, nutritious options that aren't just for the dairy or lactose intolerant.
Published 21 January 2018

Cooking hearty, tasty meals and snacks that are lactose-free is easy with these diary-free ideas. You'll be surprised by our clever swaps and substitutes.


What is lactose intolerance?


Lactose intolerance is a digestive problem where the body is unable to digest lactose. Lactose is a type of sugar mainly found in dairy products, such as milk. Most people with lactose intolerance can usually handle small amounts of lactose but this differs from person to person.


Look-out for lactose


Lactose can be hidden in these products:

  • Breakfast cereals
  • Cakes and biscuits
  • Muesli bars and coatings
  • Cheese sauce
  • Pancakes and pikelets
  • Quiche
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Creamy soups
  • Chocolate
  • Some breads and margarine.

Quick Tip: you can make a lot of our recipes lactose-free simply by swapping dairy products (such as milk) for lactose-free or nondairy alternatives (such as soy milk) or omitting toppings such as sour cream and yoghurt.