Quick and Easy Meatless Meals for Lent

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During Lent, we abstain from eating meat on Fridays as a form of penance. (I have to be honest – I love fish and seafood, so it’s not that much of a struggle for me.) If you want to branch out from fried fish and salmon patties, I’ve got a great list of meatless meals for Lent that you can try.

Meatless meal ideas for Lent -- recipes for soups, casseroles, sandwiches, pasta, seafood and more!

Meatless Meals for Lent: Casseroles, Sandwiches and Main Dishes

Don’t settle for plain cheese pizza – jazz it up with apples and walnuts instead. I can’t wait to try this Vegan Farmhouse Pizza!


Easy meals are always a MUST here, with 5 children still at home. This rice, black bean and pepper casserole looks simple, but filling!

If you have a craving for meatloaf on a Lenten Friday, give this Meatless Loaf a try.

Got a taste for Mexican? This Meatless Burrito will be perfect on your plate.

Tired of plain grilled cheese for lunch on Lenten Fridays? Take a look at this Smashed Avocado Bean Sandwich.


Meatless Meals for Lent: Seafood Recipe Ideas

Our family loves trying new seafood ideas during Lent! Tilapia tops my list, so I know I’ll be asking my husband to recreate this Cilantro Lime Tilapia.

I thought making scallops at home would be complicated, but this recipe makes Seared Scallops look pretty simple. I can’t wait to try these!

Hearty Soups for Lent - perfect for your meatless meals

Meatless Meals for Lent: Soup Recipes

During the cold winter days of Lent, I love to make soups for my family. Take a look at all of these soups that are meat free — perfect for Lenten days of fasting and abstinence.


One Pot French Onion Soup
Texas Two Bean Soup
Vegan Tuscan White Bean and Spinach Soup
Crockpot Vegetable Lentil Soup

meatless meals for Lent - pasta dishes

Meatless Meals for Lent: Pasta Recipes

Spaghetti is one of our go-to meals here – it’s quick, easy, and satisfies even the pickiest of eaters. For something a little different, try some Spaghetti with Feta.

Need an stress-free Lenten lunch for kids? Pasta Salad to the rescue!


You can still have lasagna during Lent with this vegetable packed Eggplant Zucchini Lasagna!

I know my children would enjoy some Mushroom and Broccoli Pasta for lunch with a side of fruit.

I love adding spinach to our pasta dishes, so this Vegetable Baked Ziti is perfect for us. It would easily serve a big family, or make enough to have leftovers for the weekend.

I’d love to hear your favorite ideas for meatless meals during Lent.
What are you serving to your crew?


  1. Our favorites have been spaghetti with maranara, cheese pizza, and this amazing fish stew I found on allrecipes – http://allrecipes.com/recipe/190412/brazilian-fish-stew/. 🙂

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