Favorite Friday Dishes During Lent

A reader asked me a few weeks ago to share some of our favorite dinners for Fridays during Lent. I thought that was a great idea!

Hot Tomato Grits

Mother has been making this for years! We usually have it for breakfast, but it absolutely works for a meat free dinner as well. Find the recipe HERE.

Stuffed Red Peppers

This is another trusty recipe from my parents. It is SO good! When we aren’t going meat free, grilled chicken is great with it. Find the recipe HERE.

Grilled Pizzas

Of course pizza is a Lenten staple! As we get closer to Easter and the weather turns nicer, we love to take it out to grill on the Big Green Egg. Find the recipe HERE. (Not that you need a recipe… also, I now pretty much just buy my dough rolled out in the publix bakery.)

Bang Bang Shrimp and Fried Rice

This one had fallen off of my rotation until I started thinking through this post. We all used to love it and I am definitely bringing it back soon! Find the recipe HERE.

Asian Noodle Salad

This one makes a TON and we all love it. You can make it with or without chicken. I personally prefer it without. I am funny about cold meat. Find the recipe HERE and a shortcut recipe HERE.

Potato Soup

It’s usually still pretty chilly here at the beginning of Lent, so soups are made a LOT. My two favorite soup recipes both call for bacon as a topping, so I just serve without the bacon on Friday. This one sneaks in some extra veggies: Country Potato Soup. And, this one is a more richer, indulgent version: Baked Potato Soup.

And, when all else fails, meatless spaghetti and grilled cheese are completely acceptable options as well!! If you have a favorite, feel free to share it here.

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9 thoughts on “Favorite Friday Dishes During Lent

  1. We just tried the “boomboom” shrimp from Costco…..Delish. I cooked the shrimp in the air fryer and tossed it in the sauce. It is the closest we have had to BF’s recipe.

  2. This is where living in Louisiana has its perks… we always do boiled crawfish, boiled shrimp, fried catfish, etc. Fun fact- all of the Catholic churches do Friday fish fries as fundraisers out here! In fact, may pick one up tonight! :)

  3. Here’s a good, easy one: Baked Ravioli, or as I like to call it, Lazy Lasagna. Preheat oven to 350, and prep a 9X13 pan with cooking spray. Spread 1/2 cup of pasta sauce in the bottom. Arrange a layer of frozen ravioli (no need to boil it!) on top of the sauce, spread more sauce over the ravioli, then add a layer of mozzarella. Repeat layers starting with ravioli. Top the whole thing with a little Parmesan, cover with foil, and bake for 40 minutes. Take off the foil and bake another 15-20 until bubbly. You can also broil the cheese if you like.

    We make this with cheese or spinach ravioli for a meatless option, or you can use meat-filled ravioli when you feel carnivorous :) Add a salad and garlic bread, and dinner is done!

  4. I made the Asian Noodle Salad today and it was delicious! To save time, I bought a bag of coleslaw mix instead of heads of cabbage, kale, etc. and also a cooked rotisserie chicken and shredded the meat.

    I halved the recipe and it still made a lot! Just FYI.

    Thank you for sharing!

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