Lent is a time of reflection and sacrifice for many people around the world. For those who observe the tradition of abstaining from meat during this season, finding hearty and satisfying meals can be a challenge.
But fear not, because there are plenty of delicious vegetarian recipes that are perfect for Lent! Not only are these meals healthy and nutritious, but they’re also packed with flavor and will leave you feeling satisfied.
In this article, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite vegetarian recipes for Lent that are sure to please everyone at the table. From comforting soups to hearty casseroles, these dishes are easy to make and will keep you fueled throughout the season.
1. Vegetarian Birria Tacos
You won’t even miss the meat in these delicious birria tacos, Bursting with umami flavor from the king oyster mushrooms, these get eaten fast.
2. Instant Pot Vegetable Soup
This easy veggie soup is perfect when you want a quick and hearty meal. It has a rich tomato based broth and is full of lots of fresh veggies.
3. Thai Peanut Sauce Noodles
Thai Peanut Sauce Noodles is a dish I could eat every day and never get tired of it. It’s a quick, easy, delicious vegetarian meal with tons of spicy Thai flavor.
4. Brussel Sprouts Casserole
This easy cheesy keto Brussel Sprouts Casserole is a flavorful dish for dinner and a perfect breakfast idea.
5. Pasta with Ricotta and Tomatoes
With oodles of noodles and a creamy cheese sauce featuring ricotta, this Pasta with Ricotta and Tomatoes is like a grown-up mac and cheese!
6. Vegan Mexican Rice
This vegan Mexican rice recipe is incredibly satisfying and incredibly tasty. The best part is that it requires simple ingredients and minimal prep time.
7. Veggie Pizza
Made in as little as 8 minutes, this pizza is loaded with fresh veggies, and topped with delicious mozzarella cheese. Easy to make and, oh so, delicious – go on, try a slice.
8. Mulligatawny Soup
This delicious Instant Pot vegetarian soup is made with lentils, apples, curry powder, and coconut milk. It’s so easy to make!
9. Air Fryer Falafel
Crispy air fryer falafel is a nutritious and delicious meatless meal. Serve this traditional Middle Eastern food in pita bread or over rice for a tasty dinner.
10. Mexican Street Corn Salad
Mexican Street Corn Salad is cirtusy, herby, and refreshing! Just like elote but in salad form, everybody gobbles up this tasty vegetarian salad!
11. Potato Casserole
In the need of comfort food? Try this cheesy, creamy potato casserole, it’s so good. Easy to make and you can batch and freeze it too.
12. Green Goddess Salad
Our Healthy Green Goddess Salad Recipe is a perfect salad you can use on various occasions that fits perfectly as an appetizer for St. Patrick’s day or any other gathering.
13. Baked Feta with Zoodles
Super easy and super delicious, this veggie-forward dish is ready in a jiffy! Creamy feta mixes with sweet tomatoes to make a sauce that spoons so nicely over zoodles!
14. Colcannon Soup
Make colcannon soup for tasty potato and cabbage flavor. This rich vegetarian soup is budget friendly and delicious.
15. Chana Aloo Masala
This Chana Masala tastes just as good as anything you’ll get from an Indian restaurant, and it’s super quick and easy to make. The intense flavors are layered for maximum savoriness.
16. Green Goddess Stuffed Mushrooms
Green Goddess Stuffed Mushrooms are garlicy, herby, and so good that you’ll want more than one! Perfect for sharing or just snacking on in front of a movie, these stuffed mushrooms are too good not to try!
17. Fermented Dill Pickles
Make a quick and easy homemade Fermented Dill Pickles recipe that can be stored in refrigerator and surprises you with a lovely crunchy probiotic tangy taste.
18. Berry Smoothie With Oatmeal
Tired of eggs for breakfast? Make this healthy berry smoothie for an easy meal or snack. It has oatmeal include for a high fiber meal.
19. Pineapple Banana Smoothie
This delicious pineapple banana smoothie can be enjoyed for breakfast or a snack! The fruits used are a great combination of sweet and tangy, and the yogurt adds creaminess and protein.