Celebrating Easter {Favorite Lenten Dinners Part 3}

With Lent on the horizon, I thought I’d share our favorite meat free dishes for the season. I’ve done this the past few years and love having the ideas all in one place when I go to menu plan.

Spaghetti Squash Arrabbiata

This feels like comfort food to me! You can always serve the homemade sauce over pasta if spaghetti squash isn’t your jam.

Garlic and Herb Roasted Shrimp

It was so easy, so delicious and one everyone loved! I particularly enjoyed the fact that I could prepare it early in the afternoon and then just pop it in the oven 20 minutes before sitting down to eat. We enjoy this on on the “rotation”.

Crab Cakes & Southern Potato Salad

This quintessential southern coastal supper was absolutely delicious and reminded me of home!

Seared Tuna Bowls

This one became Honey’s specialty and we all look forward to it!

Scallops Provencal & Lemon Orzo

Another meal where we went so far outside of our cooking comfort zone but were rewarded with such a delicious meal!

Summer Garden Pasta

This pasta became a staple over the last year and is something I know will stick around on our dinner table for years to come. It’s fresh, delicious and easy.

Veggie Plate Greatest Hits

Some of our favorite veggies all on one plate. We were only missing something green!

Lemon Fusilli With Arugula

This is another pasta dish with fresh ingredients that we all enjoyed!

Smashed Eggs on Toast

We still adore breakfast for dinner and Smashed Eggs on Toast has appeared often for both. It’s easy, cheap and hearty for those Friday nights where you just can’t do one more thing.

Havarti Grilled Cheese

We love an elevated grilled cheese and this one is delicious!

Grown Up Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

We learned this recipe on our Alaska cruise and have been making it since we got back! The grilled cheese is definitely “grown-up” and you can absolutely taste the Brie, which I find delicious!

Two Great Quiches

They are easy, cook beautifully and are nice enough for company. For dinners, I serve with a simple green salad. For breakfast, I enjoy with a side of fruit.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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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One thought on “Celebrating Easter {Favorite Lenten Dinners Part 3}

  1. What an excellent compilation, friend – thanks so much for sharing! I see many ideas to add to our rotation! xo

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