Peanut-Free Recipes for Every Course

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Nut-free recipes. Getty Images/Jill Chen/E+

There are countless tasty recipes available here on and on our sister site. Still, I know that being allergic to peanuts can really limit your choices. Here's a quick guide to tasty peanut-free recipes. I've listed them by category for easy reference.

Recipes that include sesame, soy, or tree nuts are noted accordingly, as these are several of the more common concerns for cross-reactivity with peanuts.

*Recipe is not peanut-free as written, but includes a simple modification to make it peanut-free.

Main Dishes

Main dishes will frequently be peanut-free, but here are some ideas to get you started if you need some inspiration.

Side Dishes

Have a main course picked out? Now find some inspiration for a side dish the whole family will love.

    Soups, Snacks, and Salads

    • All-Purpose Allergy-Safe Vegetable Broth
      Canned or boxed vegetable broths often include allergenic additives. Fortunately, making your own is easy.
    • Watermelon Gazpacho
      This Spanish cold soup is a summertime classic, and this recipe uses watermelon instead of tomato for a refreshing twist.
    • Nut-Free Trail Mix
      Can't find safe trail mix in stores? Try making your own.
    • Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
      Take advantage of two of fall's most abundant ingredients with this sweet-and-savory soup.
    • Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
      Don't throw away those seeds in your Halloween pumpkins. Pumpkin seeds are nutritious and a good substitute for nuts as a quick salty snack.

    Sauces, Condiments, and Appetizers

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