Dairy Main Dishes
Butternut Squash and Leek Lasagna (Dairy or Pareve)
A recipe for kosher butternut squash lasagna with leek Béchamel sauce.
Swiss Chard & Boursin Quiche
A recipe for a kosher dairy quiche made with swiss chard and Boursin cheese
White Pizza with Kale
A recipe for white pizza with kale and goat cheese
Orecchiette with Broccoli Pesto (Dairy)
A recipe for Orecchiette with Broccoli Pesto, made with pasta, broccoli, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic and Parmesan cheese.
Broccoli Cheese Roll (Dairy)
Broccoli and cheese is a delicious combination, and when you roll the two together in a puff pastry dough then even the kids will eat it up. Serve this Broccoli Cheese Roll with fish for a family dinner or as an easy dairy side dish for Shavuot.
Israeli Leek Quiche (dairy)
I was looking for something special to make for Shavuot dinner, and found a recipe for Leek Quiche in the Israeli newspaper. While many American quiche recipes use lots of cheese, this Israeli one uses cream and just a couple tablespoons of Mozzarella. If you want, you can simplify this recipe by using a ready pie crust instead of preparing the...
RFCJ Newsgroup: Eggs, Cheese
RFCJ Newsgroup (rec.food.cuisine.jewish) archives recipes sent in from different Jewish ethnic streams (Sephardic, Ashkenazic, Yemenite, etc.) and communities around the world. Recipes posted to this newsgroup respect the basic framework of the Jewish dietary laws. The recipes separate dairy and meat, and they do not call for non-kosher ingredients.
OU: Dairy Recipes
Orthodox Union (OU), the organization that certifies more than 400,000 kosher products, provides this long list of dairy recipes.
Spinach and Cheese Pasta (dairy)
This Spinach and Cheese Pasta has become a regular family dinner in our home. It can be easily prepared in just 10 minutes, and it contains a starch, protein and green vegetable all in one. Plus, the pasta-spinach-cheese combination is so delicious that even those who are not pasta enthusiasts will like it.
Zucchini Souffle - Low Carb, Fat Free (Dairy or Parve)
Nechama Cohen, Founder and Executive Director of the Jewish Diabetes Association (JDA) and author of EnLITEned Kosher Cooking, shares her healthy recipe for low carb, fat free, Zucchini Souffle. This wonderful souffle can be made with substitute (non-dairy) cheese for a kosher parve dish.
Focaccia with Peppers (dairy)
While in the gym one day, I watched an Israeli chef demonstrating on television how to make focaccia covered with bell peppers, onions, garlic, cherry tomatoes and cheeses. While I never managed to find that exact recipe online, I was able to recreate a tasty Focaccia with Peppers and Cheese based on that show. You might want to try this...
Corn Casserole (Dairy)
We love cauliflower and are always looking for new, tasty ways to serve it. This dairy Cauliflower Casserole is wonderfully delicious and surprisingly lite. The cauliflower is covered by a cream sauce made of milk and mustard, followed by a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and finally by buttery bread crumbs. My daughter's reaction to her first...
Onion Mushroom Cheese Omelet (dairy or parve)
Omelets make a nice weekday dinner, Sunday brunch, or holiday breakfast meal. They are especially great for growing teens and vegetarians, who need more protein in their diet. If you want a non-dairy omelet, make this omelet recipe with parve margarine and without cheese. For a delicious meal, that can be ready in just 10 minutes, try this Onion Mushroom Cheese Omelet recipe.
Tuna Pie (Dairy)
This Tuna Pie is not only a favorite recipe in our home, it is also a favorite recipe on our neighborhood in Israel. It is one of those recipes that every asks for after eating it at Sabbath lunch.
Eggplant Lasagna (dairy)
Breading and frying the eggplant before adding it to the Eggplant Lasagna requires some work, but the finished dairy main dish is well worth the effort. Prepare this Eggplant Lasagna for friends in need of help (new baby, sick parent, sitting shiva ...), for a dairy holiday meal (Shavuot), or simply for your Sunday family lunch or dinner meal.
Photo Gallery - Kosher Dairy Dishes
It is customary for Jews to eat dairy food during certain times of the year. One such period is during the Nine Days prior to the Jewish fast day of Tisha B'av. In addition, Jews traditionally eat dairy food on the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. See images of kosher dairy dishes, such as blintzes, kugels and cheesecake.
Roasted Vegetable Lasagna
I love roasted vegetables, and I love lasagna. So I figured a lasagna made with roasted vegetables would be a sure-fire hit. And I was right. In addition to being healthy and delicious, this recipe is fun because it varies every time you make it depending on the vegetables included.
Creamy Roasted Eggplant Soup (Dairy)
My sister-in-law served this Creamy Roasted Eggplant Soup for a Hanukkah family party, and everyone, including the children, loved it. Shavuot is around the corner, I thought this dairy soup would make a nice start to the festive holiday meal. This roasted Eggplant Soup was easy to prepare, and, once again, everyone thought it was delicious.
Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup (Dairy)
My kids love cauliflower, and they love soup. So I thought to give cauliflower soup a try in my home. After looking at a bunch of different cauliflower soup recipes, I put together this easy, creamy, roasted version of the soup. Roasting the cauliflower first brings out its best flavor. And kids always seem to prefer smooth blended soups. And,...
Easy Vegetable Cheese Lasagna
My favorite comfort food is lasagna, and my favorite lasagna is this easy cheese lasagna filled with a variety of garden vegetables. This Cheese Vegetable Lasagna recipe is fun because it is different every time I make it. I choose the vegetables according to the season, price and diners' preferences.
Danny Kaye's Lemon Pasta (Dairy)
Surprise your family one evening with this different pasta dish. While it is as easy to make as other pastas, its lemony, creamy taste is unique. Danny Kaye's Lemon Pasta recipe comes from ESRA's Kosher Meatless Meals Cookbook.
Blintz Souffle (Dairy)
While Jews probably began making blintzes hundreds of years ago in Poland, they only began to use frozen blintzes to make this Blintz Souffle recipe in 20th-century America. When you have a crowd joining you for a dairy meal - such as for Sabbath, Shavuot, or the Nine Days - this easy-to-make, crowd-pleasing Blintz Souffle is the perfect dish to serve.
Tuna Noodle Casserole (Dairy)
Susan Portman is a talented artist who also knows how to cook artfully. Susan highly recommends this Tuna Noodle Casserole, as it is an easy-to-make crowd-pleaser.
Broccoli Cheese Soup (Dairy)
Often in the summer when Shabbat starts later in the evening, we will have a dairy meal instead of the traditional meat meal. This soup is a perfect starter for dairy Sabbath meals as well as for the Shavuot holiday meal.
Syrian Cucumber Mint Soup - Low Carb, Fat Free (Dairy)
Nechama Cohen, Founder and Executive Director of the Jewish Diabetes Association (JDA) and author of EnLITEned Kosher Cooking, shares her healthy recipe for low carb, fat free, Syrian Cucumber-Mint Soup. This cool, flavorful yogurt can be served over Zucchini Souffle for the holiday of Shavuos (Pentecost).
Cheese Balls - Carb Free, Low Fat (Dairy)
Nechama Cohen, Founder and Executive Director of the Jewish Diabetes Association (JDA) and author of EnLITEned Kosher Cooking, shares her healthy recipe for carb free, low fat Cheese Balls. They are lovely for the holiday of Shavuos (Pentecost) or for entertaining anytime.
Spinach Tidbits (Dairy)
Jamie Geller, author of Quick and Kosher Recipes from the Bride Who Knew Nothing, contributed this recipe for Spinach Tidbits. Serve these dairy appetizers to your Hanukkah guests before lighting the Menorah. They can be prepared and frozen a week in advance to minimize pre-party preparations.
Cheese Blintzes (Dairy)
Blintz, which means "pancake" in Ukrainian, is a classic Ashkenazic Jewish food that probably originated in Poland. Blintzes are thin crepe-like pancakes folded around a filling. Cheese blintzes are traditionally served for Shavuot. In this recipe, donated by my mother Chana Shimoni, the blintzes are so delicious that there is no need to fry them after they are filled.
Spinach Lasagna (Dairy)
Another great recipe from Ohio caterers Paula Levine Weinstein and Julie Komerofsky Remer! Spinach Lasagna is the best way I know to get kids to eat spinach. This kosher dish is also perfect for the Jewish "dairy" festival of Shavuot.
Corn Casserole (Dairy)
This dairy Corn Casserole, which an Israeli friend introduced to me, is delicious. Corn, mushrooms and hard-boiled are mixed with a cream sauce that has a touch of mustard in it. For a lighter version of the casserole, use less cheese and bread crumbs on top.
Spinach Cheese Squares in Phyllo (Dairy)
When everyone raves about these Spinach Cheese Squares in Phyllo, you can play along and let them think you slaved away. Maybe then they will offer to do the dishes, while you lay on the couch and read a good book!
Cottage Cheese Pancakes (Dairy)
I like the feeling of knowing I can go into my pantry, especially when it is almost empty, and manage to put together something comforting to eat. If you have oil, flour, sugar, eggs and cottage cheese, then you can make these delicious, kosher-dairy pancakes for your family.
Spinach Artichoke Casserole (Dairy)
What do you get when you cross spinach and artichokes with cream cheese? Another easy-to-make and great tasting dish from kosher caterers Paula Levine Weinstein and Julie Komerofsky Remer! Try this Spinach Artichoke Casserole to be convinced.
Sara Adar's Pepper, Cheese and Sugared Pecan Salad (Dairy)
Sara Adar's Pepper, Cheese and Sugared Pecan Salad was chosen by Israel's Tnuva Dairy company for inclusion in their special Shavuot recipe magazine. This winning recipe has been translated from Hebrew and posted here so you can enjoy it too.
Crustless Artichoke Quiche (Dairy)
In this Crustless Artichoke Quiche recipe, Paula Levine Weinstein and Julie Komerofsky Remer provide the perfect blend of cheeses, vegetables and spices for a gourmet-tasting treat.
Crustless Quiche (Dairy)
This is the easiest quiche in the world but it doesn't compromise on the flavor. I serve it every Shavuot as well as after fast days. The recipe I have given here is for mushroom quiche, but you can just as easily make zucchini quiche or tuna quiche by merely replacing the mushrooms with either one.
Potato Cheese Bake (Dairy)
Sometimes we like to eat dairy dishes for Sabbath meals during the summer. This Potato Cheese Bake is extremely easy to make, and my children love it. This recipe is also perfect for the Nine Days and Shavuot holiday meal.
Egg Souffle (Dairy)
This light and cheesy Egg Souffle, which was contributed to us from Atlanta, is perfect for a Sunday family meal. Serve with fresh bagels and fruit salad.
Pasta in Mushroom Cream Sauce (Dairy)
For a quick, easy, child-friendly and delicious dish for the Shavuot holiday or anytime you want to serve dairy, try this Pasta in Mushroom Cream Sauce. Vary the dish by using a different type of pasta each time you make it.
Eggplant Parmesan (Dairy)
Israelis love eggplant (chatzil in Hebrew) because it is economical, versatile, easy to prepare, and delicious in many different forms. Eggplant Parmesan, a common Italian dish, is an especially popular dish on Shavuot, when dairy foods are served. Assuming you'll be preparing a variety of dishes for the holiday table, this is the easy-to-make recipe (with spaghetti sauce) for Eggplant Parmesan.
Pasta Bechamel - Creamy Macaroni and Cheese (Dairy)
I had a problem. The boxed Macaroni and Cheese sets contain unhealthy chemicals, and my attempts to make homemade macaroni and cheese were failing because the cheese would get lumpy. My friend Jay Engelmayer, Senior Culinary Lecturer for the Jerusalem Culinary Institute, came to my rescue with this wonderful Pasta Bechamel recipe.
Naomi Muller's Tuna Tacos (Dairy)
Naomi Muller's Tuna Tacos are kid-friendly. Muller suggests putting all the toppings in small bowls so children can assemble their own tacos. Toppings include cheese, salsa, cut-up tomatoes and sour cream. For an even more exciting look, use blue corn taco shells.
Mushrooms and Onions in Sour Cream Sauce (Dairy)
Use this easy-to-make Mushrooms in Cream Sauce recipe when you want to serve a delicious dairy side dish. Eat it by itself, or serve it over a baked potato or pasta.
Naomi Muller's Batter-Fried (Dairy)
Everyone in my family, even the child that always says "I don't like fish", loved this fish! Naomi Muller's Batter-Fried Fish is easy to make and delicious. While frying isn't optimal, the recipe compensates in the health arena by using whole wheat or whole spelt flour. Muller also provides a wheat-free alternative that uses brown rice flour and oat flour.