A collection of 30 easy Lenten recipes that are so delicious you won’t even miss the meat!
Growing up Catholic Lent was something pretty big in our house. Mom was very strict about what we could and could not eat during Lent. No meat on Ash Wednesday or Fridays.
This meant our options were pretty much limited to 4 things:
- Cold Tuna Casserole
- Hot Tuna Casserole
- Grilled Cheese
- Cheese Pizza (okay this I’d never tired of)
But let’s be real here – in a world FULL of amazing meatless dishes, why wouldn’t you expand and try as much variety as you can! Hopefully, these 30 recipes below inspire you to go beyond the basics!
Pittsburgh Pierogi Pizza
This Pittsburgh Pierogi Pizza is that perfect comfort food! Pierogies and Pittsburgh go together like air and breathing. Creamy potatoes mixed with cheeses and caramelized onions for one of the best pizzas you’ll ever eat!. This pizza is Pittsburgh in every single delicious bite!
Chunky Shrimp Burgers
The absolute BEST seafood burger you will EVER eat! That Avocado Avioli is EPIC!
Smoky Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Lime Crema
These Smoky Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Lime Crema are topped with corn, black beans and cilantro make these THE BEST shrimp tacos you’ll ever eat!
Cold Tuna Noodle Casserole with Peas and Dill
My Mom’s cold tuna noodle casserole is creamy, packed with tuna chunks, green peas and the brightness of dill! It’s the perfect Friday meal during Lent!
French Radishes with Butter and Salt on toast
A classic French snack of just 4 ingredients that is a surprisingly delicious, elegant lunch or snack treat that takes 5 minutes to make!
Grilled Fish Soft Tacos with Baja Cream Sauce
These are my FAVORITE FISH TACOS EVER! Protein-packed tacos with lime and cumin rubbed fish, light and bright taco slaw and Baja cream sauce. This recipe will easily become one of your favorites!
Sweet Potato Chipotle Tacos
These Sweet Potato Chipotle Tacos are made with crisp Tanimura & Antle® Artisan Romaine Lettuce leaves filled with sweet & spicy roasted sweet potatoes, corn, and black beans. Add roasted shrimp for more protein!
Chunky Portabella Veggie Burgers
The best damn veggie burger on the planet! Portabella mushrooms, broccoli, black beans, and seasoning make this a burger even meat lovers can’t resist!
My Favorite Lobster Roll
This is a Pittsburgh version of a Lobster roll that I absolutely LOVE! Buttered toasted bun, amazing sauce and lots of lobster meat make this perfect for Lent!
Classic Hot Tuna Noodle Casserole with Cracker Topping
This Classic Hot Tuna Noodle Casserole with Cracker Topping is an iconic comfort food packed full of noodles, tuna, cheese, and a homemade sauce.
Zucchini & Spaghetti Squash Lasagna
This lasagna is healthy, delicious, keto-friendly and super easy! Plus it’s completely meatless!
Shrimp Egg Roll Pizza
All the amazing flavors of a shrimp egg roll but on a crispy wonton crusted pizza!
Creole Cajun Shrimp Po’Boy
Let the good times roll with this NOLA-style po’boy! Super easy and absolutely DELISH!
Skinny Baked Crispy Crunchy Fish Sticks
These crispy crunchy fish sticks are super easy, baked so they are healthy AND seriously delicious! Whether you a little kid or a big kid, you’ll fall in love with these! High in protein and low in fat, since they are baked to crispy perfection, these fish sticks are a must-make!
Simply THE BEST Stove Top Cavatappi and Cheese
Simply The Best Mac and Cheese ever! Bold words but this recipe is that in every single, delicious, cheesy bite! You can’t serve fish sticks without a side of cheesy deliciousness!
Zucchini Ricotta Veggie Burgers
These Zucchini Ricotta Veggie burgers are juicy, hearty and perfect for you meat-free meals!
Simple, classic egg salad
Just a few ingredients needed and you have one seriously delicious egg salad!
Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Pizza – Keto-Friendly & Gluten Free
ut the carbs but not the flavor with THE BEST Spaghetti Squash Cheesy Pizza! Keeping pizza delicious but with a healthier twist!
15 Minute Creamy Lemon Pepper Parmesan Pasta with Langostinos
Just 15 minutes is all you need to make this Creamy Lemon Pepper Parmesan Pasta dish with your choice of langostino, shrimp or lobster! It’s super easy and seriously delicious!
Chilled Shrimp Wrap with Spicy Peanut Sauce
These Thai-Style Chilled Shrimp Lettuce Cups are healthy, easy and delicious! A perfect low-carb, keto dish to whip up for a quick lunch or casual dinner!
Italian Tomato Tortellini in a Cheese Sauce
Cheese-filled tortellini nestled in a luscious Grana Padano cream sauce with spinach, artichoke hearts, and tomatoes. Want to add protein? Toss in some sauteed shrimp!
Double Bean Burgers with Spinach and Feta
You will LOVE these Double Bean Burgers! High protein and amazing flavors make up this delicious and juicy veggie burger!
Italian Roasted Vegetable Couscous
Healthy & delicious couscous loaded with roasted veggies, fresh mozzarella, and herb; perfect for any night of the week! Light enough to be healthy and delicious enough to fill you up! Want to add protein? This is incredible with grilled shrimp and scallops!
Crab Stuffed Zucchini with Gruyere Panko Crust
These Crab Stuffed Zucchini Boats with Gruyere Panko Crust are perfect for lunch or dinner!
Savory Summery Tomato & Zucchini Tart
A light but filling tart stuffed with tomatoes, zucchini and lots of cheese! It’s perfect for a meatless meal!
Italian Tuna Crostini
This Italian Tuna Crostini is sophisticated, packed with flavor, high in protein and requires no cooking!
Italian Zucchini Rustica – Pasta Pie
Layers of dough, zucchini, pasta and spaghetti sauce make this one hearty and delicious dinner!
Grilled Pollock Flatbread Pizza with Slaw and Mexican Crema
Layers of delicious pollack, crema, slaw, and avocado make this one delicious pizza for pizza night! Trust me, you WANT this pizza!
Creole Shrimp Nachos
Step up your nacho game with these Creole Shrimp Nachos with spiced jalapeño slaw and Baja Cream Sauce!
Chunky Portabella Parmesan Veggie Burgers
All of the amazing flavors of my world-famous veggie burger but with an Italian spin! It’s oh-so-delicious!