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Dairy Free Buffalo Chicken Dip

Dairy free buffalo chicken dip can be a creamy protein packed Super Bowl appetizer your guests will love. Use lactose free cream cheese or mayonnaise with chicken or vegetarian served with chips. Similar to our or Publix buffalo chicken dip but but with no milk.

Buffalo Chicken Dip No Cream Cheese

Having a big get together but need a dairy free dip? Try this dairy free buffalo chicken dip for you and your guests this year. Make as spicy or mild as you like and serve with chips or celery sticks for a hearty treat everyone can enjoy all day long. (affiliate links present)

Buffalo Chicken Dip No Cream Cheese

I love easy football food ideas. Whether people are just coming together to watch Monday night games or the Big One you always want snacks! Everyone’s gut is not created equal though. I learned this when my husband was told to go on a dairy free diet for a while.

I had to change the way I thought in the kitchen but there are great alternatives. This one is great if you want to use leftover chicken or chop up a store bought rotisserie chicken from the store. We make things as easy as humanly possible around here y’all….

Buffalo Chicken Dip with mayonnaise

Dairy Free Buffalo Chicken Dip with Cream Cheese

What do dairy lovers think of this dish?? It’s pretty darn similar but of course there is a slight difference in taste. ** Update now you can even find lactose free cream cheese so it’s just as creamy as the “regular versions” If you can’t find that mayonnaise is the best substitute for the base, then choose a dairy free shredded cheese inside as well.

What brand of cheese is dairy free?

You can find several vegan cheese brands nowadays in a small section near the “regular” shredded cheeses at your grocery store. There may be more of a variety if you visit a natural health store such as Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s. Sweet Dreams is a popular brand nowadays that offers of a variety of types.

Miyoko’s Creamery has mozzarella, pepper jack, cheddar non-dairy cheese varieties you can use. You can add half into the mix and the rest on top or all of it on top. I prefer both to thicken and give the inside a bit more texture. A mix of two types is great too like pepper jack and white cheddar….or whatever you like.

chicken dip dairy free

Buffalo Dip Dairy Free

You’ll want an oven safe dish whether you make this or our Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip with “regular” items. It is a lot easier to serve it right out of the heat so go with one that looks nice set right on a hot pad.

To ease cleanup at the end spray the inside of your dish with non stick spray. Even so you’ll likely want to soak it before throwing it into the dishwasher because the edges get kinda’ brown as you can see. There is a complete recipe card at the bottom you can print out but here is a quick step by step;

  • Stir to combine pre cooked chicken breasts and/or leftover shredded chicken + all of your ingredients. Only include half of your dairy free cheese and half of your green onions into the initial mix.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray inside of your oven-safe dish with non stick spray and pour your mix into a casserole dish and bake with remaining cheese on top.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes or until warm, melted, and bubbly.
  • Top with remaining green onions and/or chives and serve with crackers and celery sticks.

You can slice a loaf of bruschetta as well, that is probably my favorite choice. Load it with a lot of chicken or a little. Use breasts or thighs, or a mixture of both is even better.

Dairy Free Buffalo Chicken Dip

If you want to make a “normal” version as well as this one for your get together follow our buffalo chicken dip Instant Pot style.

Dairy Free Appetizers

Well this one one for you……but there are so many more to choose from. If you have a Ninja Foodi you can make things like air fryer smokies wrapped with bacon.

Our Crockpot frozen meatballs only need like 2-3 ingredients and are always a hit.

I mean I know, your mouth is likely drooling at the moment. You can make these as mild or heat filled as you like. Want to make this into more of a meal for dinner? Try our gluten free buffalo chicken soup some night too.

Hot Wings in Air Fryer

Dip recipes are the best though because you can serve a bunch in smaller baking dishes with a ton of dipping items. Try it and let us know if you make any tweaks to it we should try next go around!

Easy Dairy Free Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

If you do have leftovers you should transfer them to another smaller dish and wait until it is room temperature. Then cover with a lid or saran wrap tightly and store in your fridge. Enjoy the next day cold or you can warm up in your microwave in about a minute stirring halfway thru that time.

Enjoy with sides left over or on a piece of toast as a sort of open faced sandwich of sorts. Either way you “slice it” I’m sure this will be a hit when you need an alternative to the “norm” but still want to wow your guests with dietary restrictions. They may not even notice that it is “different”. Enjoy your get together my friends, see you soon. Jump to recipe and get started.

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Dairy Free Buffalo Chicken Dip

Dairy free buffalo chicken dip can be a creamy protein packed Super Bowl appetizer your guests will love. No cream cheese but still delicious.
Course Appetizer, Dip, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword baked, buffalo chicken, dairy free, dip, leftover chicken, mayonnaise, rotisserie chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 344kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Mix all ingredients with half your dairy free cheese and half your green onions in a bowl.
  • Spray inside of an oven safe dish with non stick spray lightly and pour in. Top with remaining cheese. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until warm, melted and bubbly.
  • Garnish with remaining green onions and/or chives and serve with crackers and celery sticks.


Nutrition Facts
Dairy Free Buffalo Chicken Dip
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 17g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 682mg30%
Potassium 43mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 99IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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