12 easy meatless recipes for Lent

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With the start of Lent, you may be preparing to give up meat on Fridays until Easter. But this can feel more difficult than it is; we’re all busy enough and figuring out a meat replacement can be a challenge. Not to worry: We’ve laid out a Lenten menu plan so you can just dive right into cooking.  

Breakfast is probably the easiest meal for you to without meat: protein shakes, eggs, bagels — you name it; the variety and ease are abundant. The purpose of this strategy guide is to help you with dinner and lunch options since those tend to be the hardest to prepare for. Below we’ve listed 12 easy meatless recipes, two for each of the six Fridays of Lent!

Cajun Black Beans and Brown Rice

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Cajun-style spicy black beans and brown rice create a memorable meatless meal that only takes minutes to make!

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

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Try this lower-calorie alternative to the classic fried eggplant Parmesan recipe. You’ve given up meat, so why not give up a little bit of calories?

Bean Enchilada Casserole

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Traditionally enchiladas are rolled, but it’s Friday so save yourself time and just layer them. Filled with cheese, beans, and corn, this recipe packs all the flavor you need for today.

Cheesy Ravioli Skillet

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Get into cheese mode this Lent! Hunt’s Cheesy Ravioli Skillet will make you glad you didn’t give up cheese … at least we hope you didn’t!

Mexican Pizza

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Who doesn’t love pizza? These individual-sized pizzas make a great treat both you and the kids can enjoy. But hold the pepperoni, sausage, and meatballs!

Meatless Taco Pot Pie

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Take a bite out of PAM® Meatless Taco Pot Pie for a mouthful of black beans, corn, zesty tomatoes, and taco seasoning— it’s so tasty you won’t even notice the meat’s missing.

Roasted Vegetable Quesadilla

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Giving up Mexican wouldn’t be fun for anyone. Go on … take a bite out of this tasty vegetable quesadilla.

Fiery Tomato-Basil Mac and Cheese

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This smooth and creamy mac-n-cheese with fresh basil and Hunt's® tomatoes is one you should definitely lock down into your meatless Friday schedule.

Hunt's® Crispy Breaded Tilapia

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This Lent try a delicious breaded tilapia recipe coated with a Parmesan cheese breading and topped with a chunky balsamic tomato sauce.

Slow Cooker Mushroom Spinach Lasagna

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Throw mushrooms, spinach, Hunt’s tomato sauce, uncooked lasagna noodles and cheese in a slow cooker before leaving for work. Once you’ve returned home … voila! You’ll have a yummy vegetarian dish waiting for you.

Asian Tuna Lettuce Wraps

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Two words: Easy breezy. If you’re in a time crunch, this quick-fix recipe will let you enjoy the rest of your night and not be stuck in the kitchen.

Baked Salmon with Dill Cream

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Simple yet elegant. Try this PAM® recipe with a creamy lime sauce for your next meatless meal. You have six Fridays in Lent — so make them count!

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