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Meatless Recipes for Lent

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This list of meatless recipes is sure to inspire anyone who is preparing for the season of Lent. You’ll find a variety of meal ideas for Lent and meatless Fridays throughout the year.

You’ll definitely want to save this list and come back to it anytime you need fresh meatless meal inspiration.

farro risotto in white bowls with fresh shredded parmesan cheese

This post has been updated from the original publish date of February 2020 to include new recipes & better images.

Meatless Recipes for Lent

You’ll find a variety of 45+ recipes that are perfect for any occasion. If you’re looking for something fresh & meatless to make for your family’s lent meals, look no further.

From Italian style pastas & seafood dishes. To curries, soups, and vegan recipes. And so much more!

This easily solves the “what’s for dinner” problem! And there’s so much more than the standard lenten fish sticks most of us 90’s kids grew up on.

Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato Cream Sauce
This sun dried tomato cream sauce recipe is simply scrumptious. It is packed full of flavor and ready in under 20 minutes. The perfect easy comfort meal!
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Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Shells
Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Shells – a delicious baked pasta dish, ideal for entertaining! The ideal dish to make in advance.
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Creamy Baked Pesto Pasta
This creamy baked pesto pasta is a delicious and easy recipe that’s great on a busy weeknight! And it is super simple to make!
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Mediterranean Tortellini Pasta Salad
Mediterranean Tortellini Pasta Salad makes a filling vegetarian meal, or a flavor-packed Summer side dish. With bright, fresh veggies, cheese filled tortellini pasta, and salty feta cheese tossed in a Greek-style red wine vinaigrette this is bound to be the headliner of any menu.
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Vegan Tuna Salad – Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Vegan Tuna Salad filled with chickpeas, celery, onions, fresh herbs, kelp flakes, and even flaxseed for omega 3. It makes the best chickpea salad sandwich!
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Bacalao a la Vizcaina – Spanish Salt Cod Fish Stew
Bacalao a la Vizcaina is a delicious Spanish salt cod dish from the Basque region of Spain, that’s popular in Bilbao as well as Mexico, Guatemala and throughout the rest of Latin America.
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Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto with Pumpkin
Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto with Pumpkin is a hearty, satisfying dish full of fall flavors. Make mushroom risotto instant pot faster than on the stovetop!
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Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
You really can’t get much more simple than this delicious take on the traditional Spaghetti Aglio e olio. In this version, I add a bunch of fresh herbs & fresh cheeses.
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Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Curry Recipe
This easy and healthy Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Curry is ready in 30 minutes. A seriously creamy vegan and gluten free curry, perfect for winter.
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Chickpea Spinach Curry (Chana Palak Masala)
This chickpea spinach curry is healthy, vegan, and ready in under half an hour. Tender chickpeas and spinach in spiced tomato onion gravy, yum
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Mediterranean Farro Salad
This Mediterranean farro salad is a quick and easy-to-prepare lunch. Prepare a batch on Sunday and enjoy it all week long.
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Vegan Mac And Cheese ~ Cauliflower “Cheese” Sauce In The Instant Pot
This vegan mac and cheese tastes just like mama used to make, minus the milk and cheese! It uses cauliflower & cashews to make a dreamy vegan cheese sauce.
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Creamy Pomodoro Sauce Recipe
Pomodoro Sauce Recipe is deliciously creamy and zesty. Made in under 20 minutes, you can have a homemade pasta sauce ready super fast.
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Baked Eggplant Parmesan Recipe
This delicious Baked Eggplant Parmesan Recipe, a healthier version of the Italian favorite, is made with stacks of crispy baked eggplant covered in your favorite tomato sauce and gooey melted mozzarella cheese.
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Creamy Pesto and Goat Cheese Pasta
Creamy Pesto and Goat Cheese Pasta is a quick vegetarian weeknight dinner recipe, done in less than 30 minutes. This is an easy and quick pantry pasta dinner recipe. A delicious creamy goat cheese and pesto sauce with no cream!
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Mediterranean Lentil Soup
Flavorful and incredibly satisfying, this easy Mediterranean Lentil Soup recipe is incredibly easy to whip up. A perfect one-pot soup!
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Greek Pasta with Garlic, Lemon and Yogurt
Vegetarian Greek Pasta with garlic, lemon and yogurt ready in under 30 minutes!
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Mediterranean Pasta Salad
This Mediterranean Pasta Salad recipe is packed full of flavor and it is incredibly simple. Have dinner on the table in the time it takes the pasta to cook!
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Vegetarian Crockpot Lasagna Recipe
Sorta healthy, super simple and so tasty you won’t even miss the meat! This Vegetarian Crockpot Lasagna is packed with veggies, homemade sauce and of course cheese for a tasty comfort food combo!
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Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Gnocchi (6-Ingredients)
Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Gnocchi is a delicious and easy six-ingredient vegetarian dinner made with ripe tomatoes, eggplant, store-bought gnocchi, fresh basil, and parmesan cheese.
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Vegetarian Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos
Vegetarian tacos are loaded with flavor. These Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos are super easy to prepare and stuffed with spiced sweet potatoes, black beans and a zesty avocado salsa for intense flavor. Additional topping suggestions are included to suite all tastes.
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Tantalizing Teriyaki Bowls with Tofu
These delicious and nutritious teriyaki bowls with tofu are made with a combination of brown rice, edamame, carrots, green onions and other healthful goodies.
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Caramelized Onion Pasta with Gorgonzola
If you love comfort food, this caramelized onion pasta is perfect for you! It is slightly sweet from caramelized onions and tangy from gorgonzola cheese.
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Easy Vegan Chickpea Curry
Craving a meatless meal? This Vegan Coconut Chickpea Curry is an easy one-pot meal that can be made in less than 30 minutes. The ingredients are simple and minimal prep work is required! {vegan, gluten-free & dairy-free}
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Vegetarian Sheet Pan Gnocchi
This Baked Sheet Pan Gnocchi Recipe is easy to throw together with store bought gnocchi, a ton of fresh healthy vegetables, herbs, & parmesan cheese!
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Creamy Carrot and Acorn Squash Soup
This acorn squash soup recipe is perfectly velvety and creamy. And it makes the ultimate seasonal comfort food.
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Kale Lasagna with Cottage Cheese
If you’re looking for a hearty and delicious meatless lasagna recipe, Kale Lasagna is it! Made with a veggie-loaded tomato sauce, protein-packed cottage cheese, and no-boil noodles, this healthy recipe is easy to make and kid-friendly to boot.
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Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Salad
This Moroccan roasted vegetable salad is packed with cold weather comfort foods, like butternut squash, apples, & grains. Vegan, gluten free, & very easy.
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Pan-Fried Seabass With Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce And Spring Vegetables
Pan-fried seabass is a delicious dinner. What makes this recipe divine is the addition of garlic lemon butter sauce which can be used on most white fish.
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Turnip Stir Fry with White Beans
This vegetarian Turnip Stir Fry is a flavorful dish that’s on the table in less than 30 minutes! Cooked turnips are coated with a honey ginger sauce.
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Vegan Quick and Easy Mexican Red Pozole/Menudo (Instant Pot)
Deep, rich, and flavorful red pozole is a classic comfort food in Mexico, especially during the winter season. Mine is vegan, and quick in the Instant Pot.
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Salmon Mediterranean Grain Bowl Recipe
This Mediterranean Grain Bowl with Salmon is packed with delicious flavors and makes a great addition to a weeknight meal plan.
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Red Lentil Stew
This easy Red Lentil Stew recipe is the perfect dinner when you want something healthy, quick, and delicious. Instant Pot or stovetop instructions included.
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Baked Caprese Zucchini Roll Ups
Low carb, naturally gluten-free, and meatless Baked Caprese Zucchini Roll Ups that make dinner a delicious yet easy task.
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Easy Vegan Risotto with Mushrooms & Peas
It’s no secret that we love carbs around here, especially when they come in the form of creamy, rich, flavorful and healthy comfort food! Meet our easy and low-fat vegan risotto with mushrooms and peas.
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Caramelized Onion Pizza with Gorgonzola
Caramelized onion pizza with delicious creaminess and sharp gorgonzola flavors. Is there anything better than a delicious homemade pizza?
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Slow Cooker Chickpea Curry
Slow Cooker Chickpea Curry is a delicious medium heat vegetable curry made with a creamy tomato sauce and packed full of flavour.
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Easy Air Fryer Salmon
This easy Air Fryer Salmon recipe gives you fail proof juicy, perfectly cooked salmon with minimal prep and pantry ingredients.
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Mediterranean Frittata
These scrumptious Mediterranean frittata is packed full of flavor and makes a great addition to your breakfast, lunch, or dinner meal plans.
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Roasted Vegetable Pie with Puff Pastry
A roasted vegetable pie, made extra easy with (vegan) puff pastry is a great holiday main dish! With in season pumpkin, cauliflower, and parsnips.
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Onion, Cheddar & Kale Quiche
This kale quiche recipe is really delicious and simple to make. Plus, it makes a great way to sneak in fresh greens!
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Poached Cod in Creamy Pomodoro Sauce
This quick and easy poached cod recipe is a perfect weeknight meal. The cod is poached in a delicious and homemade creamy pomodoro sauce.
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Pasta e Piselli (Pasta with Peas)
Pasta e Piselli (Peas) is a one-pot wonder from Naples that can be on your table in under 30 minutes. It’s a delicious bowl of comfort!
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Black Bean Burgers With Cilantro Lime Sauce
Black Bean Burgers With Cilantro Lime Sauce is an easy vegetarian burger recipe topped with a creamy sauce bursting with the fresh flavors of cilantro and lime.
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Easy Crispy Ninja Foodi Ravioli
This Ninja Foodi Ravioli is a delicious and easy to put together appetizer or anytime snack. It uses the air fryer method and is ready in under 20 minutes.
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Garlic, Tomato, & Balsamic White Bean Soup with Spinach
That balsamic is so perfect. Garlic, Tomato, & Balsamic White Bean Soup with Spinach – it might be your new favorite vegan soup.
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Irish Colcannon Soup easy soup for Lent & St. Patrick’s Day
Irish Colcannon Soup Recipe – This creamy Irish Potato Soup is made from potatoes mixed with cabbage for an Irish inspired meatless soup for Lent
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