Meatless Fridays – 12 Simple Lent Recipes

Keep your sacrifice of abstaining from meat on Fridays with these simple meatless dinners to make during Lent. With Ash Wednesday coming up on February 22, you may abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and Fridays during Lent.

February 14, 2023

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When to Abstain?

The practice of forgoing meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and Fridays during Lent can make meal planning tricky. Now you are planning a meatless breakfast, lunch, and dinner for six weeks from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. Read more about the history of Lent from Britannica.

12 Meal Ideas to Cook During Lent


  • Hearty Black Bean and Plantain Stew
  • Creole Ragu with Shrimp 
  • Southern Shrimp & Grits
  • Caesar Salad with Salmon 
  • Thai Grilled Salmon
  • Grill Pan Salmon
  • Mediterranean Salmon Pasta Salad
  • Tuna & Kale
  • Tuna and Arugula
  • Frittata
  • Tortilla Casserole
  • Lentils and Rice 

12 Lenten Recipes

This collection of tried-and-true recipes will help you keep the tradition and peace in the family. You may even make them all year long. They are simple but delicious meatless dinners that include shrimp, fresh salmon, canned tuna, canned salmon, tofu, eggs, beans, and rice. The recipes will give more options than supporting the local church fish fry or eating tuna noodle casserole every week. A few recipes include meat, but the notes include easy adaptations to make them meatless by omitting one ingredient. 

What to Eat on Meatless Fridays?

Click the images below for recipes—everything you need to stay the course and keep your penance during the Lenten Season. 

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