50 Meatless Meals For Lent

50+ Meatless Meals For Lent, here are over 50 of our favorite meatless meals; seafood & pasta dishes, vegetarian options & salads hearty enough for a meal. The best family size and single serving meatless recipes!

50+ Meatless Meals For Lent | www.zagleft.com

If you are looking for fabulous meatless meals to enjoy during the season of Lent or any time of the year, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we’ve rounded up over 50 of our favorite and most popular family size and single serving meatless meals.

Last Wednesday, Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of the Season of Lent. Lent is the 40-day period (excluding Sundays) that precedes Easter. In the Catholic faith, many Catholics abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and on all Fridays during Lent. Growing up Catholic, giving up meat on Fridays was never a problem. Living in New Orleans, we had access to the most delicious seafood and we certainly enjoyed a lot of it during Lent.

When my family and I moved to Texas, we met several Catholic families at our church.  We became especially close with four families and our children have pretty much grown up together. Our families joined together as our “Fish Friday” group, meeting on each of the Fridays in Lent and enjoy a meatless meal together. We rotate houses each week and each family brings a dish to share. It’s a great excuse to get together and catch up with what’s going on in each of our lives. Even though our group was called a Fish Friday group, we didn’t only eat fish on Fridays, as you can see, there are many non-seafood recipes we enjoy.

Since Lent is here, I’ve pulled together over 50 of my favorite seafood and vegetarian recipes that my family loves that would be appropriate for Fridays during Lent, or any day of the year.

Meatless Meals

Seafood

Fish Tacos with Curried Broccoli Slaw

Quick and easy Fish Tacos recipe, the perfect seafood recipe to serve one or two people. Perfectly seasoned fish baked in minutes in either a toaster oven or a conventional oven and topped with a sweet curried broccoli slaw.

Fish Tacos | One Dish Kitchen

Roasted Broccoli and Garlic Shrimp Pasta

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Spicy Shrimp and Scallops

Spicy Shrimp and Scallops | ZagLeft

Blackened Tilapia with Cilantro Lime Sauce

Blackened Tilapia with Cilantro Lime Sauce | Zagleft

Parmesan Pecan Crusted Salmon

parmesan pecan crusted salmon - zagleft

Baked Catfish with Bok Choy, Cilantro and Lime

Catfish with Bok Choy, Cilantro and Lime | ZagLeft

Crawfish Beignets with Remoulade SauceCrawfish Beignets with Remoulade Sauce - FN

Orange Risotto with Shrimp

Meatless Meals for Lent - Orange Risotto from Zagleft

Roasted Salmon and Asparagus

Greek Shrimp with Zucchini, Orzo and Feta

Broiled Salmon and Roasted Zucchini For One

Limoncello Salmon

Grilled Limoncello Salmon - Meatless Meals for Lent from Zagleft

Apricot Ginger Glaze for Salmon

Apricot Ginger Glaze for Salmon - Meatless Meals for Lent from ZagLeft.jpg

Shrimp with Bok Choy, Sriracha and Shirataki Mushrooms

Shrimp with Bok Choy, Sriracha and Shirataki Noodles - Meatless Meals for Lent from ZagLeft.jpg

VEGETARIAN

Vegetarian Moussaka For One

Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and Butter

Saag Paneer

Saag Paneer | ZagLeft

Hummus Pizza

Hummus Pizza | ZagLeft

Quinoa, Lentil and Black Bean Burrito Bowl

Quinoa, Lentil and Black Bean Burrito Bowl - ZagLeft

Chickpea Curry For One

Slow Cooker 3 Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

This 3 Cheese Macaroni and Cheese is made with a blend of shredded Fontina, White Cheddar and Sharp Cheddar Cheeses, a creamy, extra cheesy sauce and an additional heavy sprinkling of Sharp Cheddar over the top. It's hard to eat just one bowl, trust me.

Baked Quinoa with Spinach, Red Peppers and Cheese

Baked Quinoa With Spinach Red Peppers and Cheese - Meatless meals for Lent - ZagLeft

 Roasted Tomato, Mango and Goat Cheese Pizza

Roasted Tomato, Mango and Goat Cheese Pizza - Meatless Meals For Lent from ZagLeft (b)

Grilled Portobello Pizzas

Quinoa and Black Bean Burritos

Quinoa and Black Bean Burritos - Meatless Meals for Lent from Zagleft

Grilled Eggplant Pizza

Slow Cooker Black Bean Enchilada Casserole

Roasted Sweet Corn and Kale Crustless Quiche

Miso Soup without Dashi

Miso Soup - Meatless Meals for Lent from ZagLeft

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

Spaghetti Squash Gratin

Ploughman’s Fondue

Ploughman's Fondue - Meatless Meals for Lent from ZagLeft

3-Bean Vegetarian Chili

Grilled Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato and Pesto Sandwich

Roasted Sweet Corn and Tomato Soup

Roasted Sweet Corn and Tomato Soup - Meatless Meals for Lent from ZagLeft

Roasted Tomato and Feta Crustless Quiche

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos - Meatless Meals for Lent from ZagLeft

Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Spinach, Tomato and Brie Crustless Quiche

PASTA

Spinach and Pine Nut Pesto

Spinach Pesto | www.zagleft.com

Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables

Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables - Meatless Meals for Lent from ZagLeft

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Flavorful Mediterranean Orzo Salad from Zagleft

Gemelli Pasta with Tomato, Basil and Garlic

Baked Pasta with Artichoke and Brie

How To Make Alfredo Sauce

Mediterranean Pasta

Mediterranean Pasta | ZagLeft

Pumpkin Lasagna with Fontina

Pumpkin Lasagna with Fontina - Meatless Meals for Lent from ZagLeft

Pasta with Fresh Mint and Sweet Peas

Baked Pasta With Artichokes and Brie

Creamy Fettuccine with Scallops and Peas

Creamy Fettuccine with Scallops and Peas - Meatless Meals for Lent from ZagLeft.jpg

Shrimp and Penne Pasta with Creamy Marinara

MAIN DISH SALADS

Apple, Kale and Cabbage Salad

Flavor packed Apple, Kale and Cabbage Salad - ZagLeft

Quinoa, Roasted Eggplant and Zucchini Salad

A hearty mixture of quinoa and roasted vegetables, this generous salad is a meal in a bowl. This Roasted Vegetable and Quinoa Salad is perfect as a side dish or as the main course.

Shrimp and Crabmeat Salad with Creole Dressing

Shrimp and Crabmeat Salad made with lots of shrimp and crabmeat and topped with tomatoes, hard boiled eggs and a tangy Creole Vinaigrette | www.zagleft.com

Grilled Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Meatless Meals For Lent - Grilled Shrimp and Avocado Salad : ZagLeft

Rice and Tomato Salad

Grilled Eggplant, Pear and Spinach Salad

 Grilled Eggplant, Pear and Spinach Salad - Meatless Meals for Lent from ZagLeft

Edamame, Sweet Corn and Black Bean Salad

Spinach and Orzo Salad

Spinach and Orzo Salad - Meatless Meals for Lent from ZagLeft

Smoky Pear Salad with Blue Cheese Crumbles

SMALLER BITES

Caprese Toasts

Fried Rice 

Fried Rice - Meatless Meals for Lent from ZagLeft

Bean and Cheese Nacho Boats

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50+ Meatless Meals For Lent - here are over 50 of our favorite meatless meals; seafood and pasta dishes, vegetarian options and salads hearty enough for a meal. | www.zagleft.com

14 thoughts on “50 Meatless Meals For Lent”

  1. This is perfect for the Catholic with little cooking skills, my hand is raised, who also desires the spiritual benefits of observing this fast all year round. Thank you.

    1. Thanks so much, Windy. Having a son who is a vegetarian forces me to have a stash of meatless recipes on hand. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the recipes.

  2. ALL OF THIS SALMON Is turning my taste buds ON!!!!! 😉 I am thrilled that during lent you can still eat fish because I am pretty much a pescatarian at this point!

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