Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and two days later will be the first “meatless” Friday of the Lenten season. If you’re like me, you’re always looking for more ideas for these meals. So, to help get you ready for it, let me offer this roundup. These mouthwatering meatless meals are sure to give you plenty to choose from to satisfy the whole family.
You will love these recipes all year round – not just for Lent! Whether you have designated one day a week as a meat-free day or you’ve gone full-time vegetarian, add these meatless meals to your menu plan. You’ll be happy you did!
Mouthwatering Meatless Meals to Satisfy the Whole Family
It’s that time of year again. Lent has begun and I am back to observing meat-free Fridays. Do you follow this tradition? The rules in the Catholic church have become a little more lenient about things like this but since I can’t take part in any fasting (for medical reasons), I like to take part in the no meat on Fridays tradition.
It is just a great reminder for me to focus on what’s important. Every time I make that conscious decision to make and eat meatless meals during Lent, I think of Jesus. Not only that, but adding more plant-based meals is a healthy approach to eating all year long!
These meatless meals pass the test even with my picky eaters.
First, a few personal favourites:
Pierogi Casserole (leave out the bacon or use a vegan substitute instead)
Neapolitan Pasta Bake (an all-time family favourite!)
Veggie Frittata (easily customized to your preferences)
Now on to some from meatless meals from around the internet – man oh man, these sound so good and I’ll be adding them to my next menu plans!
Meatless Sloppy Joes – Home Cooking Memories
Three Cheese Baked Penne – It Is a Keeper
Mocko-Taco Salad – The Spring Mount 6 Pack
Pasta with Peas – Confessions of an Overworked Mom
Vegetarian Sausage Gravy & Biscuits – A Mom’s Take
Four Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Shells – Melanie Makes
Mushroom Spinach Enchiladas – For the Love of Food
Meatless “Beefy” Calabacitas – A Simple Pantry
Black Bean Burger with Red Pepper Aioli – Frugal Living Mom
Quick & Easy Broccoli Casserole – Oh My! Creative
Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini – A Family Feast
7 Layer Burrito – Love Bakes Good Cakes
White Bean Vegan Chili – Wonky Wonderful
Manicotti – Crafting Chicks
Black Bean Veggie Wrap – This Mama Loves
Caramelized Vidalia Onion Casserole – Call Me PMc
Capellini al Fresco – Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Tex Mex Vegetarian Twice Baked Potatoes – Feeding Big
No-Bake Slow Cooker Baked Ziti – Thrifty Jinxy
Vegan Fishless Tacos w/ Cilantro-Lime Broccoli Slaw – Kat Balog
Do you add meatless meals into your menu plan? I’d love it if you shared your favorites in the comments below!