Last Updated: Feb. 7, 2018
Lent is a time of simple living, prayer, reflection, and fasting—and meatless Fridays those observing Lent meat rules. Below we have compiled a collection of some tasty meat-free Lent recipes to help you stick to the Lent Friday no meat tradition while also fueling you and your family.
To kick off our Lent dinner ideas, fish tacos are a must-eat at least one meatless Friday during Lent. Bobby Flay’s recipe on FoodNetwork.com boasts five stars from more than 160 reviews—and the prep time is just 35 mins.
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New England Pasta Bake
This yummy recipe from Rachel Ray is perfect for meatless Fridays. Ingredients include potatoes, pasta shells, clams, carrots, celery, and cheese, and is topped with breadcrumbs.
Add a little Spanish and Mediterranean flavor to your meatless Fridays by cooking up a vegetarian paella. Replace traditional seafood or meats with extra vegetables such as eggplant, artichokes and tomatoes.
Refried Beans and Guacamole Tostadas
This simple and delicious dish from Muy Bueno Cookbook will kill your craving for Mexican cuisine and help you stick to meatless Friday rules. Tostada shells are simply topped with the refried beans and guacamole, along with some fresh ingredients such as tomatoes, lettuce and queso fresco.
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Passion Fruit Cheesecake (for Passion Sunday)
The fifth Sunday in Lent is Passion Sunday and Catholic blogger Jessica Gordon has the perfect treat: Passion Fruit Cheesecake.
This salmon entrée recipe from Everyday Health is easy to make and tastes great. Ingredients that give the salmon great flavor include lemon, dill, garlic, mustard, scallions and sour cream.
As another vegetarian option, warm up your body and soul with this Minestrone Soup recipe from AllRecipes.com. Ingredients include kidney beans, corn, zucchini, orzo pasta, onion, potato, celery, carrots, stewed tomatoes, vegetable stock and spices.
Hot Cross Buns
Hot Cross Buns are a spiced buns traditionally served on Good Friday. Each bun is marked with the shape of a cross to symbolize Christ's suffering and crucifixion.
Jessica Gordon, says she serves these buns for breakfast on Good Friday. Her aromatic recipe calls for a variety of spices including cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ground ginger, dried currants and citron.
Get this Hot Cross Buns recipe.
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Need More Lenten Inspiration?
If you were wondering if can you eat meat on Fridays during Lent, learn more about reasons for fasting and abstinence.
From everyone at Leaflet Missal, we truly hope your Lenten season is happy, reflective and filling.