20 Single Serving Meatless Meals For Lent

Cooking for one and looking for single serving meatless meals? Look no further, here are over 20 single serving meatless recipes that are perfect for Lent or anytime. You’ll find pasta recipes, vegetarian recipes, main dish salads and wonderful seafood dishes. All in single serving sizes.

The season of Lent is upon us and during this time observers abstain from eating meat on the Fridays of Lent leading up to Easter Sunday. If you’re looking for single serving meatless meals, look no further.

We’ve gathered over 20 of our favorite single serving meatless recipes for you to enjoy during Lent or anytime.

Meatless Meals

I grew up in a Catholic family and we observed this particular religious tradition. As a little girl, I always looked forward to my mother’s frozen fish sticks and macaroni and cheese. Over the years, however, my palate changed (thankfully!). I began to look for healthier, homemade and more flavorful meatless recipes for Lent.

Finding tasty single serving meatless recipes can be a challenge sometimes. If you’re a big meat-eater, the thought of finding a meatless meal to enjoy might not seem easy. However, with these tested single serving meatless meal ideas, you won’t miss the meat. These homemade meals are full of flavor, they all contain quality ingredients and they’re all easy to make.

I think you’ll see that you certainly don’t have to give up flavor and variety just because you are abstaining from meat. Have a look at our single serving meatless recipes below. You’ll find vegetarian soup recipes, flavorful main dish salads, seafood recipes and so much more.

Each recipe is accessible by clicking the link for each meal and then going to the bottom of the specific meal’s page.  

These single serving meals are perfect for people who live on their own, a parent who wants to indulge themselves while their kids have their favorites, couples that can’t agree on what they want for dinner or caregivers providing meals to a parent or friend.

Enjoy!

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Meatless Recipes

Shrimp Creole For One

A classic Louisiana dish made with garlic, onions, green bell peppers and tomatoes. 

Shrimp Creole For One | Meatless Meals For Lent | One Dish Kitchen

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Healthy Baked Catfish

This seafood recipe hits the right marks since it is easy to make, lets the fish and vegetables flavors shine and is a great additional to a healthy lifestyle. 

Fish with peppers on a plate | Meatless Meals For Lent | One Dish Kitchen

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Baked Pasta With Roasted Vegetables For One

Pasta tossed with roasted zucchini, red peppers, cheeses and Marinara sauce. A single serving meatless recipe that’s bursting with flavor.

Baked Pasta with Roasted Vegetables | Meatless Meals For Lent | One Dish Kitchen

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Baked Cod With Chermoula And Potatoes For One

A cod fillet roasted with red-skinned potatoes and topped with a flavorful Moroccan-inspired Chermoula made with parsley, cilantro, garlic and spices. This delicious single-serving seafood dish bakes in 30 minutes.

Baked Cod with Chermoula | Meatless Meals For Lent | One Dish Kitchen

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Grilled Buffalo Shrimp

Shrimp served over grilled Romaine Lettuce and topped with blue cheese crumbles. Ready in minutes and perfect for grilling season.

Grilled Buffalo Shrimp | Meatless Meals For Lent | One Dish Kitchen

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Shrimp Fettuccine For One

An easy recipe that cooks in 20 minutes! Healthy, hearty and full of flavor. 

Shrimp Fettuccine For One | Meatless Meals For Lent | One Dish Kitchen

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Twice Baked Eggplant

This cheesy eggplant reminds me of a healthy twice baked potato. These cheese stuffed eggplant skins are so creamy and delicious, they’ll make an eggplant lover out of anyone!

Twice Baked Eggplant For One | Meatless Meals For Lent | One Dish Kitchen

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Roasted Salmon With Maple And Mustard For One

An easy meatless recipe that is perfect for anyone cooking for one. A salmon fillet topped with tangy Dijon mustard and a touch of sweet maple syrup oven roasted to perfection.

Roasted Salmon with Maple and Mustard For One | Meatless Meals For Lent | One Dish Kitchen

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Eggplant Parmesan For One

Layers of lightly breaded eggplant slices, melted mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce.

Eggplant Parmesan For One | Meatless Meals For Lent | One Dish Kitchen

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Roasted Potato And Asparagus Crustless Quiche

You certainly won’t miss this crust in this lovely quiche.  Potatoes, asparagus, onions and garlic roasted to perfection then mixed with eggs, cream and Fontina cheese. A tasty meatless recipe that’s perfect for brunch or dinner.

Potato, Asparagus and Fontina Crustless Quiche For One | Meatless Meals For Lent | One Dish Kitchen

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Vegetable Pesto Pizza

Easy pizza recipe, including instructions for freezing and storing pizza dough. 

Vegetable Pesto Pizza | Meatless Meals For Lent | One Dish Kitchen

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Curried Carrot Soup

You’ll love the spices in this wonderful soup recipe.  This easy meatless recipe is hearty and flavorful. 

Curried Carrot Soup For One | Meatless Meals For Lent | One Dish Kitchen

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Saag Paneer

A classic Indian dish made with spinach, a wonderful blend of spices, garlic, ginger, onions and pieces of homemade paneer cheese. An easy to make, vegetarian, single serving recipe.

Saag Paneer For One | Meatless Meals For Lent | One Dish Kitchen

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Chili Cheese Baked Potato

A baked potato loaded with sautéed onions and garlic, red beans, tomatoes and spices then topped with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream. 

Chili Cheese Baked Potato | Meatless Meals For Lent | One Dish Kitchen

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Pasta With Vodka Sauce

A rich and creamy sauce made with onions and garlic, diced tomatoes, a splash of vodka and a touch of cream. Comes together quickly then poured over a heaping bowl of pasta.

Pasta with Vodka Sauce For One | Meatless Meals For Lent | One Dish Kitchen

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Broiled Salmon and Roasted Zucchini

Quick, easy and salmon for one!  This easy to make single-serving meal cooks in under 10 minutes.

Broiled Salmon and Roasted Zucchini | Meatless Meals For Lent | One Dish Kitchen

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Lentil Avocado Salad

This fresh tasting, easy to make salad with a light dijon vinaigrette is topped with tomatoes and avocados. It’s a wonderful meatless main salad.

Lentil Avocado Salad | Meatless Meals For Lent | One Dish Kitchen

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Spicy Shrimp Tacos With Avocado Puree

These shrimp tacos are perfectly spiced with a fabulous blend of cajun seasonings.  

Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Puree For One | Meatless Meals For Lent | One Dish Kitchen

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Chickpea Curry

A quick and easy meal served with basmati rice.  Healthy, flavorful and ready in under 30 minutes!

Chickpea Curry | Meatless Meals For Lent | One Dish Kitchen

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Tuna Noodle Casserole

This delicious casserole is made with a rich and creamy homemade sauce.  The ultimate single serving comfort food!

Tuna Noodle Casserole For One | Meatless Meals For Lent | One Dish Kitchen

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Vegetarian Moussaka

A meatless version of the classic Greek dish.  A flavorful and aromatic sauce surrounding layers of sliced eggplant, yellow squash and carrots. Topped with a creamy and delicious Béchamel sauce, Parmesan and Feta cheese.

Vegetarian Moussaka For One | Meatless Meals For Lent | One Dish Kitchen

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Roasted Edamame And Red Pepper Salad

This colorful salad is filled with protein packed edamame, crunchy red peppers, sweet corn, garlic and tomatoes. Topped with a wonderfully tangy vinaigrette. The perfect amount to serve one person as a main dish salad or can easily serve two when served as a side salad.

Roasted Edamame and Red Pepper Salad | Meatless Meals For Lent | One Dish Kitchen

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Baked Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is a wonderful low-carb and gluten-free alternative to pasta.  I love to keep it simple and mix in a little olive oil, garlic, butter and Parmesan cheese. Use spaghetti squash in place of spaghetti in just about any recipe you like.

How To Cook Spaghetti Squash | Meatless Meals For Lent | One Dish Kitchen

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Enjoy!

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Joanie,
    I have decided to let you know just how much this site means to me. There are millions of sites that give recipes but not any for one or two person meals. I have been cooking my entire life and this last 5 years with only me i end up tossing out so much food and you only have so much room in the freezer, plus large means mean lots of eating the same thing for days on end. I lost the love of my life after 57 years to dementia and it’s been a nightmare for me as it never seems to stop with new things when your living alone and no relatives or help. Now at 78 I have been diagnosed with cancer and it will be even more helpful to have these recipes for one. Thank you so very, very much for all the hard work you do to bring us these recipes and your blog.
    Darr
    Sun CIty, Arizona

    • Hi Darr,
      Your note means the world to me. Thank you so much for sharing how much you are enjoying the recipes. I’m so sorry for your loss and I can only imagine how difficult it must be to not have any relatives close by to help with things. Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers as you navigate through your cancer journey. Please keep me posted.

      Joanie

  2. Many, many, many thanks for your recipes! It’s difficult to cook for one and you’ve made it so much easier! Your Curried Carrot Soup is excellent! I can’t wait to try the other recipes! Thank you again so much and keep up the awesome work! 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Karen. I am so happy you are enjoying the recipes. If you have a favorite recipe that you would like to see made into a single serving version, please let me know. I would love to create a recipe for you.

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