21 Delicious Meatless Meals That Go Beyond tuna Salad

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Trying to eat less meat during Lent? Skip the lackluster tuna salads and fish sticks and check out this collection of delicious meatless meals, perfect for Lent.

In this article, I have a collection of 21 exciting meatless Lenten recipes that go beyond the mundane. They feature a variety of flavors, textures, and ingredients to keep your Friday meatless meals interesting and satisfying! From soups to pasta to salads to pizza there is something for everyone.

Colcannon Soup

Colcannon Soup – Glenda Embree

Colcannon Soup is a rustic and hearty, meat-free meal you can prep in one pot in about 30 minutes. It’s an affordable, delicious, savory and satisfying family meal.

Creamy Eggplant Curry

Creamy Eggplant Curry - Moon and Spoon and Yum
Creamy Eggplant Curry – Moon and Spoon and Yum

A super creamy eggplant curry packed with perfectly balanced flavors and a touch of spice. This filling and comforting aubergine curry is certain to satisfy your comfort food cravings!

Pasta with Ricotta and Tomatoes

Pasta with Ricotta and Tomatoes - Cook What You Love
Pasta with Ricotta and Tomatoes – Cook What You Love

Creamy ricotta and pasta combine with juicy tomatoes in this hearty pasta dish that’s perfect for meatless meals.

Italian Tortellini Soup

Italian Tortellini Soup - Upstate Ramblings
Italian Tortellini Soup – Upstate Ramblings

In this hearty soup tortellini combines with zucchini and tomatoes for a simple and delicious meal, perfect for Lent.

Asparagus Keto Quiche

Asparagus Keto Quiche - Low Carb No Carb
Asparagus Keto Quiche – Low Carb No Carb

This healthy, simple, and easy-to-make Easy Asparagus Keto Quiche with fathead dough and camembert is a great casserole dish that can be made well in advance. 

Baked Feta Pasta

Baked Feta Pasta - Cook What You Love
Baked Feta Pasta – Cook What You Love

Tangy feta gets a makeover in this easy peasy 1-dish meal

Chopped Greek Salad

Chopped Greek Salad - Little Bit Recipes
Chopped Greek Salad – Little Bit Recipes

Whether trying to put together a quick meatless meal on a busy day or just looking for something simple yet flavorful, this easy chopped Greek salad is sure to please.

Pesto Pasta

Pesto Pasta - Splash of Taste
Pesto Pasta – Splash of Taste

Get ready to be obsessed with this delicious Pesto Pasta this lent, it’s perfect for a cozy night in!

Veggie Pad Thai

Veggies Pad Thai - All Ways Delicious
Veggies Pad Thai – All Ways Delicious

This veggie Pad Thai is so delicious and easy to make! Rice noodles are quickly stir-fried with classic Thai seasonings (including vegan fish sauce!), bean sprouts, and fried tofu. 

Neapolitan Pizza

Neapolitan Pizza - Splash of Taste
Neapolitan Pizza – Splash of Taste

Going meatless never tasted so good. Check out this Neapolitan pizza recipe that’s perfect for Lent. 

Copycat Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

minestrone soup made the instant pot
Copycat Olive Garden Minestrone Soup – Upstate Ramblings

This easy to make soup is just like Olive Garden’s minestrone. And you can have it on the table in about 30 minutes!

Keto Gnocchi Tomato Basil

Keto Gnocchi Tomato Basil - Low Carb No Carb
Keto Gnocchi Tomato Basil – Low Carb No Carb

Plan a special Italian evening with our Keto Gnocchi Tomato Basil recipe. 

Rasta Pasta

Rasta Pasta - Moon and Spoon and Yum
Rasta Pasta – Moon and Spoon and Yum

This meatless rasta pasta recipe is a creamy pasta dish with Jamaican-inspired flavors. It comes together in less than 30 minutes and can easily be made gluten-free, too.

Vegan Mexican Rice

Vegan Mexican Rice - Little Bit Recipes
Vegan Mexican Rice – Little Bit Recipes

This vegan Mexican rice recipe is incredibly satisfying and incredibly tasty. The best part is that it requires minimal prep time.

Chana Aloo Masala

Chana Aloo Masala - All Ways Delicious
Chana Aloo Masala – All Ways Delicious

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.

Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

bowls of soup in front of pressure cooker
Instant Pot Vegetable Soup – Upstate Ramblings

This easy vegetable soup is the perfect meal when you are short on time. It is filing and delicious.

Vegan Vegetable Ratatouille

Vegan Vegetable Ratatouille - Little Bit Recipes
Vegan Vegetable Ratatouille – Little Bit Recipes

Discover the deliciousness of vegan ratatouille! This easy-to-follow recipe will have you cooking up this flavorful French vegetable dish in no time.

Thai Pumpkin Curry

Thai Pumpkin Curry - All Ways Delicious
Thai Pumpkin Curry – All Ways Delicious

This Thai Pumpkin Curry Soup is a delicious and satisfying meal that takes just 25 minutes to make. Thai curry paste and rich, creamy coconut milk add layers of flavor.

Mexican Tomato Soup with Corn Dumplings

Mexican Tomato Soup with Corn Dumplings
Mexican Tomato Soup with Corn Dumplings

This spicy tomato soup is easy to make! Add hominy and cornmeal dumplings for a soup that is rich and filling without any meat.

Baked Feta Pasta with Palmini Noodles

Baked Feta Pasta with Palmini Noodles - Low Carb No Carb
Baked Feta Pasta with Palmini Noodles – Low Carb No Carb

Enjoy this Super quick and easy TikTok Viral Keto Baked Feta Pasta with palmini noodles made in a few minutes. 

Air Fryer Falafel

Air Fryer Falafel - Upstate Ramblings
Air Fryer Falafel – Upstate Ramblings

Make homemade falafel in the air fryer with this simple recipe. Serve them on rice or pita bread for an easy and delicious meatless Lenten meal.

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