25 Meatless Dinners for Lent

With Lent upon us, it’s always great to have a variety of ideas for meatless dinners for Lent. Here is a collection of my favorite 25 meatless dinners for Lent that your entire family will enjoy.

25 meatless dinners for Lent

Lent starts tomorrow and if you are Catholic like me, that means observing the no-meat guidelines on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays throughout Lent. There are tons of amazing meatless options out there these days, but I thought I would share some of my favorite meatless dinners for Lent. In this roundup you will find soups, egg based dishes, seafood, as well as the spectrum from light dinners (or lunches) to more hearty fare. Basically, this list will carry you through the season of Lent with a little something for everyone.

Meatless Soups & Sandwiches

Soups and sandwiches are awesome meatless options for dinner. Eat these alone or pair a soup and sandwich for a heartier meal.

Roasted Tomato Soup with Garlic Croutons

  1. Roasted Tomato Soup with Garlic Croutons

Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup is the perfect weeknight meal

2. Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

Asian Vegetable Soup

3. Asian Vegetable Noodle Soup

bagel egg breakfast sandwich

4. Veggie Breakfast Sandwich

grilled vegetable sandwich

5. Grilled Veggie Sandwiches

stack of asparagus grilled cheese sandwiches

6. Asparagus Grilled Cheese

Seafood Recipes

Seafood is a classic when it comes to meatless dinners for Lent. Here are my favorites from fish to shrimp, light to hearty.

Spicy shrimp made with homemade Shawarma Seasoning are the star of these Shrimp Shawarma Bowls

7. Shrimp Shawarma Bowls

Shrimp in parchment paper

8. Shrimp and Rainbow Quinoa En Papillote

kale salad with salmond

9. Kale Salad with Roasted Salmon

Barramundi in parchment

10. Barramundi en Papillote

grilled fish kabobs

11. Moroccan Fish Skewers with Barramundi

12. Crispy Skinned Barramundi with Citrus Fennel Salad

Meatless Dinners with Eggs

Eggs are one of my favorite ways to eat meatless anytime of year. Frittatas, quiches, and omelettes are fantastic and quick meatless dinners for Lent.

Butternut Squash Frittata

13. Butternut Squash Sage Frittata

14. Asparagus Frittata

Roasted Brussels Sprout Quiche

15. Roasted Brussels Sprout Quiche 

potatoes with poached eggs

16. Oven Potato Hash and Eggs

Meatless Toast

Here are some of my favorite meatless, toast recipes. All of these recipes pull triple duty as breakfast, lunch or dinner.

toast with smoked salmon and eggs

17. Smoked Salmon Toast

Mushroom Toast topped with Pickled Onions for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

18. Mushroom Toast with Pickled Onions

19. Hummus Toast with Pickled Veggies

20. Scrambled Egg-in-a-Hole

Meatless Dinners for Lent – Odds and Ends!

Here are a few more meatless dinners for Lent that don’t fit into any of my other categories. Unless I shoehorned them in, but I always like an odds and ends category, don’t you?

Meatless Walking Tacos from Jelly Toast

21. Meatless Walking Tacos

Barley Spinach Risotto

22. Barley Spinach Risotto

23. Grilled Vegetable Pizza

24. Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Mac and Cheese

25. Spiced Pecan Grilled Peach Salad with Goat Cheese

Need more inspiration? Be sure to follow my Meatless Pinterest Board where I have all of my favorite meatless meals pinned.

Happy (Fat) Tuesday!

xoxo Emily

25 meatless dinners for lent

3 Responses to “25 Meatless Dinners for Lent”

  1. Ushmana Rai — February 22, 2018 @ 1:47 pm (#)

    I always thought meatless meals were boing, but you proved me wrong!
    All these meals look very vibrant, definitely trying the Asian vegetable noodle soup and the asparagus meal! Thanks for these, love from Nepal! xoxo

    • Emily — February 28, 2018 @ 8:06 pm (#)

      I’m so glad these look good to you, Ushmana! Thank you so much for stopping by! xoxo Emily

  2. Jayme Schneider — March 2, 2018 @ 3:40 pm (#)

    Lent! This is awesome….. I mean, grilled cheese and asparagus sandwiches? Are you kidding me?! :o)

    I just subscribed to your blog, and wow! So glad I did. The hook that got me was your recipe for “Slow Cooker Ham & Bean Soup” – it’s happening tomorrow morning. I CANNOT wait. And, by the way… you’re adorable. I really look forward to being acquainted with Jelly Toast. Thank you

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