Quick and Easy Lent Dinner Recipes That Will Have You Licking Your Fingers

Lent is a period of fasting and spiritual growth for many Christians leading up to Easter. During this time, believers abstain from certain foods as an act of penitence and self-discipline. However, just because you’re cutting out meat and other indulgences doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor! In fact, there are plenty of delicious vegetarian dishes that are perfect for the Lenten season. Let’s explore some tasty and satisfying lent recipes that you can enjoy during this special time of year.

From traditional dishes to creative new ideas, there’s something for everyone in this collection of Lenten recipes.

Lentil Sloppy Joes

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These Lentil Sloppy Joes are the perfect dinner during Lent! Get instructions for Instant Pot, slow cooker, or stovetop!

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Air Fryer Salmon Bites

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Photo Credit: Or Whatever You Do

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Thai Style Tempeh Green Curry

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Photo Credit: Pass Me Some Tasty

A simple family-friendly vegetarian dinner recipe that is perfect for weeknight meals, meal prep, and beyond! Customize this simple dinner by using any fresh or frozen vegetables you have on hand for a quick and tasty 30-minute meal!

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Seafood Stuffed Fish

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Photo Credit: Dishes Delish

This seafood stuffed fish recipe is so delicious that I make it at least twice a month!  Two things that makes this dish stand out are the stuffing, which is a mixture of scallops and shrimp, and the sour cream sauce.

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Simple Salmon Stew

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Warm up this season with this flavor-packed and slightly spicy Salmon Stew that’s all done in under 30 minutes. With common ingredients and a straightforward cooking process, this will quickly become your go-to fish dish.

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Pesto Salmon

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Photo Credit: Always Use Butter

This delicious Pesto Salmon is on your table in just 15 minutes. Smothered in a Greek yogurt and pesto blend, this baked salmon is perfect for busy weeknights. With minimal ingredients but tons of flavor, the final result is salmon filets you can’t resist.

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Air Fryer Halloumi

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Learn the best way to cook halloumi with this Air Fryer Halloumi recipe. Crispy on the outside, soft and delicious on the inside – just the way it should be cooked. This halloumi comes out better than on the grill, and is much easier to make.

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Garlic Butter Shrimp

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This 15-minute Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta is an irresistible combination of tender shrimp, al dente pasta, and flavorful garlic butter sauce. Follow this simple recipe to create an effortless meal that blends the best of seafood and pasta into a delicious dish the whole family will love.

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Salmon Fish Cakes

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Photo Credit: Greedy Gourmet

Make these easy salmon fish cakes with potatoes. You can substitute salmon with white fish. Feel free to use sweet potatoes instead of traditional ones.

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Gorgonzola Pasta with Pine Nuts

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Photo Credit: Greedy Gourmet

A deliciously simple pasta dish with lots of flavor, gorgonzola pasta is a wonderful option for a midweek lunch or a quick and tasty evening meal. Incredibly easy to make and hard not to fall head over heels in love with, this is one creamy pasta recipe that you’ll want to master.

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Veggie Shawarma

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Photo Credit: My Pure Plants

This flavor-packed veggie shawarma puts a twist on the traditional Middle Eastern dish by replacing the meat with colorful vegetables for a 100% plant-based meal. Seasoned cauliflower, green beans, and chickpeas are the heart of this dish, with a delicious homemade garlic aioli sauce to top it off.

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