20 Southern Recipes for Lent
Our collection of Lent recipes with a Southern twist will help you plan out your meatless meals, Friday fish fry's, and guilt-free treats for the season.
- Updated February 19, 2021
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When you think of recipes for Lent, you might picture grilled cheese sandwiches along with a bowl of tomato soup. While that's certainly a classic combination, there are plenty of additional options for meatless meals.
From a spicy shrimp dish to the classic fried fish, you won't lack for options when you take a look at the following 20 Southern Recipes for Lent. This collection of recipes will guarantee you won't serve the same meal twice during Lent, and will also offer your family a wide assortment of authentic Southern recipes that will quickly become favorites all year.
We have also compiled a number of hearty vegetarian dish options, too, if you'd like to forgo fish and seafood entirely during Lent. These meatless meals are tasty and cover a wide range of flavors, giving depth and complexity to your family's next meal.
Plus, we didn't forget dessert! We have some excellent dessert recipes for you and your family to enjoy that won't break your Lenten promise, but will still be fan-favorites.
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Delicious Lent Recipes with Fish
If you eat meat regularly, you might feel you're at a loss when it comes to planning your family's meals during Lent. As beef, chicken, and pork are off the menu during tihs time, consider turning your attention to Lent recipes that include fish. From a new twist on the classic tuna melt to classics like fried catfish, you can't go wrong incorporating fish meals during Lent. Consider serving fresh-baked cornbread as well as steamed vegetables or a salad on the side with these incredible Lent recipes with fish the entire family will love.
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Tasty Seafood Recipes for Lent
For many people, a delectable seafood dinner is synonymous with Lent. With the following selection of Southern recipes, you'll find plenty of ways to prepare crab and shrimp. Go for a low-key and authentic meal with a seafood boil, or consider bringing the heat with a spicy New Orleans-style shrimp dish. You'll love using the different flavorings and spices to create seafood recipes for Lent that are tasty and filling.
Nothing says "Southern recipes" quite like a selection of dishes that feature shrimp, and lots of it. Shrimp and grits, shrimp perloo, grilled shrimp, shrimp dip, you name it — you'll find recipes for these shrimp dishes and more when you take a look at this collection! 16 Easy Shrimp Recipes
Hearty Meatless Meal Recipes for Lent
Perhaps you'd like to give up meals with fish and seafood for Lent, too. If you're new to vegetarian meals, then you might be curious regarding how you can make a meal that's tasty, filling, and without any meat. The following selection of meatless meals will be just what you need for Lent. These delicious vegetarian recipes are easy to make, and many of them are budget-friendly, too. Keep this list of recipes of Lent meatless meals on hand the next time you want to try something new.
Looking for more tasty vegetable dishes? Then you'l want to keep reading. These recipes might be for side dishes, but the vegetables definitely steal the spotlight. Casseroles, creamed dishes, and so many more will quickly become some of your family's favorite food when you take a look at this collection of Southern vegetable side dishes! 18 Easy Vegetable Recipes: The Best Southern Vegetable Side Dishes
Dessert Recipes That Won't Break Your Lenten Promise
If you're giving up cakes, cookies, and pies for Lent, then you might be wondering what you can do to keep your sweet tooth in check without breaking your Lenten promise. This selection of simple, fruit-based recipes will be just what you need. Sweet without being too sugary, these desserts will help you stay on track during Lent. These no-fuss desserts can be whipped up in no time, too!
You'll probably want to make something sweet and light for dessert after Easter. What about ice cream? With these super easy and sweet ice cream recipes, you can whip up a batch or two to keep in your freezer. Find your new favorite flavor when you take a look at 15 Recipes for Ice Cream
What is your family's favorite Lent recipe?
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