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20 Southern Recipes for Lent

By: Megan Horst-Hatch, Editor,
Updated March 19, 2018
20 Southern Recipes for Lent

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.

Delicious Lent Recipes with Fish

Lightened-Up Tuna Melt Recipe

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.

Tasty Seafood Recipes for Lent

10-Minute Creole Fried Shrimp

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.

Hearty Meatless Meal Recipes for Lent

Roasted Veggie Pasta Salad

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.

Dessert Recipes That Won't Break Your Lenten Promise

Light and Luscious Fruit Dip

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!

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