Meatless Recipes for Lent (21 recipes!)

Are you looking for Meatless Recipes for Lent? Our selection includes fabulous healthy vegetarian recipes, vegan options, and delicious pescatarian meals. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter.

Meatless Meals for Lent…

We’ve got you covered if you’re looking for meatless recipe ideas for Lent. Our collection of 21 recipes includes easy and delicious meals that you’re sure to love. Most of these recipes use basic ingredients and are simple to follow. Say goodbye to scrambling for meal ideas each week, and save these delicious recipes today!

Dishes of meatless meals for Lent

21 meatless recipes and ideas for you to make…

Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwiches piled on top of one another on a blue and white plate.
  1. Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich offers savory and sweet flavors that will exceed anyone’s expectations. A mouthwatering sandwich, made with only 4 ingredients, will surely become a favorite! Serve it with any of our 10 healthy vegetable soups and dinner is simple, easy, and ready!

Baked Halibut & Sea Bass Oreganata served in a white platter with lemon wedge.

2. Both Baked Halibut & Sea Bass Oreganata are white flaky fish coated with bread crumbs, dry herbs, and parmesan cheese, then baked in the oven. And, topped with a buttery garlic and lemon sauce. YUM! Serve it with a side of our angel hair pasta with lemon sauce to complete the meal! 

Spinach and Artichoke Lasagna served on a white plate with a fork.

3. Spinach and Artichoke Lasagna is packed with layers of no-boil noodles, chopped spinach, artichoke hearts, white cream sauce (known as béchamel), and shredded cheeses.  Great with a side of sweet mashed potatoes with mascarpone. YUM!

2 zucchini boats stuffed with quinoa and cheese.

4. Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats are filling, and satisfying for the whole family. Zucchini are hollowed out filled with delicious ingredients and baked. Delish! For more great zucchini recipes, don’t miss our zucchini pepperoni pizza boats, and our zucchini rollatini with spinach and cheese.

5. This recipe is Shrimp Over Creamy Polenta – Italian Style! ~ It is our “Italian version” of shrimp and grits and is exquisite! Serve it with a side of easy sauteed broccolini, and some crusty bread, and dinner is done!

Fusilli pasta tossed with small mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes in a large serving bowl.

6. Easy Pasta Salad with Bocconcini This delicious pasta salad dish can be easily whipped up in less than 15 minutes! Tossed with a simple 3-ingredient marinade, this will make a meal everyone will love!

A white serving plate with a cooked codfish smothered in a tomato sauce.

7. Cod Livornese is an easy recipe that’s ready in less than 30 minutes! This is exquisite for seafood lovers! Serve it with a side of cooked rice, or creamy mashed potatoes to soak up some of that flavorful Livornese sauce!

A pita bread topped with raw sliced mushrooms and fresh herbs and ricotta cheese.
A fully baked White Pita Pizza with Mushrooms Ricotta and Herbs.

8. White Pita Pizza with Mushrooms is an effortless recipe for those who don’t have the time or patience to make pizza dough. Best of all, they bake in 5 minutes! Serve with a side of broccoli rabe steamed and sauteed and you’ll have a delicious meal.

Brothy White Beans Soup is loaded with tomatoes and spinach in a white bowl with spoon and toasted bread with butter.

9. Brothy White Beans Soup is packed with fresh veggies, white beans and loaded with flavor! A delicious soup, and ideal to serve with grilled cheese and tomato sandwich for a quick and satisfying meal.

Flounder Fillets in Lemon Sauce  and lemon slices served on a white plate.

10. Flounder Fillets in Lemon Sauce is a recipe that cooks the fish in a skillet and it’s ready in 15 minutes. So delicious! It goes perfectly with a side of angel hair pasta with lemon sauce, or with steamed rice to soak up all that sauce!

Risotto con Funghi (Mushrooms) is served on a white and blue plate.

11. Risotto con Funghi (Mushrooms) is worthy of making! It is a delicious meal and can be served alone with a glass of chilled Pinot Grigio, and some crusty bread.

A white platter with cooked shrimp sitting in a butter sauce, and a plate with orzo pasta with shrimp over it.

12. Easy Baked Shrimp Scampi Dinner is ready in 30 minutes. The secret is the buttery-garlic wine sauce that makes this dish so exquisite.  Serve it alone or with orzo pasta, rice, and quinoa for an easy dinner!

A red bowl of sweet potato and black bean chili with chopped sweet potatoes, crumbled meat and black beans.

13. Sweet Potato Chili is loaded with chunks of sweet potatoes, black beans, and seasonings. Flavorful, filling, and loaded with fiber. Serve it with homemade cornbread for a satisfying meal.

A forkful of spaghetti with Broccoli in a white bowl.

14. Pasta with Broccoli in 15 minutes! Here is a great recipe for this easy pasta dish. It is quick and super delicious for dinner. But don’t stop there! …try our spaghetti with zucchini alla nerano, one-pot pasta recipe, and pasta with creamy cauliflower.

Steamed Mussels in a flavorful garlic fennel broth.

15. These Steamed Mussels in Garlic Fennel Broth are fabulous! Serve with some crusty bread for dipping and a chilled glass of Chardonnay and you’ll have a memorable dinner!

A spoonful of ravioli covered with tomato sauce and cheese.

16. Ravioli Bake Casserole is put together in 10 minutes and made with 4 ingredients! Then baked and ready to serve! Easy and delicious! What’s not to love?

 A large pot filled with Black Bean and Quinoa Soup and a ladle inside the pot.

17. Black Bean and Quinoa Soup is loaded with fresh veggies, quinoa, and black beans. This recipe is high in protein and fiber and makes a huge batch so you can enjoy it for the rest of the week, or freeze some for another time.

2 white bowls filled with creamy shrimp soup.

18. Easy Shrimp Bisque (with video!) It’s lusciously creamy and delicious. The shrimp is amazingly flavorful in this bisque and will please everyone who tastes it! Serve it with simple sides, like light leafy green salad and a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich.

Capellini pasta with cooked veggies on top on a silver platter.

19. Asian-Style Capellini Pasta with Stir-Fry Vegetables is made quickly with already chopped vegetables, and quickly stir-fried with some teriyaki sauce! This popular dish is a low-carb, protein, and healthy veggie-packed meal. 

A bowl of Dad's favorite Vegetarian Italian Stew.

20. Dad’s Favorite Vegetarian Italian Stew is gently simmered in a delicious broth made with fresh herbs, Swiss chard, fresh tomatoes, and yellow potatoes. It’s a Vegan, Dairy-Free, and Gluten-Free satisfying meal.

Eggplants sliced open and filled with vegetables and baked, served on a white platter.

21. Easy Stuffed Mini Eggplants are amazingly delicious, flavorful, and satisfying! Serve these stuffed eggplants with an endive pear walnut salad as a side, and dinner is done.

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  1. Anna and Liz,
    Wow, what a delicious array of recipes for Lent! I definitely have to try your halibut oreganata recipe since I’m always looking for new ways to prepare my favorite fish. I hope that both of you have a blessed Lenten season. I’ve missed chatting with you and wish you well.
    Ciao xo,
    Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina

    1. Hi Roz! So nice to hear from you… and Thank you so much. The halibut recipe is a winner, especially with the lemon-butter sauce it is served with. We wish you the same, and looking forward to chatting with you as well.
      xo Anna and Liz