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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.

A plate of shrimp fettuccine

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.

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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.

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.


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Meatless Recipes

Shrimp Creole For One

Shrimp Creole For One, a classic Louisiana dish made with garlic, onions, green bell peppers and tomatoes. The perfect size when cooking for one.
Check out this recipe
Shrimp Creole For One | One Dish Kitchen

Healthy Baked Catfish Recipe

This healthy baked catfish recipe is definitely a winner! The fish cooks along with vegetables all in the same pan. An easy recipe that's healthy, full of flavor, and ready in minutes!
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Catfish with Fennel and Tomatoes For One | onedishkitchen.com

Baked Pasta With Roasted Vegetables For One

This wonderful baked pasta recipe is made with roasted vegetables, plenty of cheese, and Marinara sauce. So easy to make and filled with flavor, this pasta dish is the perfect single serving meal.
Check out this recipe
Baked Pasta with Roasted Vegetables | One Dish Kitchen

Seafood Gumbo For One

This is the easiest seafood gumbo recipe! This classic gumbo is perfectly spiced and filled with shrimp, fish, and the trinity of vegetables. There are many seafood gumbo recipes out there but none are easier than this single serving classic version.
Check out this recipe
seafood gumbo | one dish kitchen

Baked Cod Recipe For One With Chermoula

Baked Cod with Potatoes and Chermoula 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.
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Baked Cod with Chermoula | One Dish Kitchen

Shrimp Fettuccine For One

This wonderful Shrimp Fettuccine is a flavorful, easy meal that cooks in just 20 minutes! Shrimp cooked in garlic, then tossed with buttery fettuccine. Healthy, hearty and the perfect amount for anyone cooking for one.
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Shrimp Fettuccine For One | One Dish Kitchen

Ratatouille For One

Ratatouille is a tasty, humble, one-pan vegetable stew made with onions, one small zucchini, a sweet red pepper, tomatoes and an aromatic bouquet of spices. This single serving meal can be enjoyed on it's own or consider serving it with chicken or fish. It's the perfect recipe for summer!
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ratatouille in bowl

Vegetarian Enchiladas For One

Easy to assemble Vegetarian Enchiladas For One! Seasoned vegetables and black beans are sandwiched between corn tortillas and cheese. The ingredients are layered, casserole style in a small baking dish. Topped with salsa and cheese, this wonderful single serving meal can be ready in under 30 minutes.
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baking dish with vegetarian echiladas covered in cheese

Twice Baked Eggplant

Cheesy Twice Baked Eggplant reminds me of a healthy twice baked potato. So creamy and delicious, this cheese stuffed eggplant is one of my favorite single serving eggplant recipes and will make an eggplant lover out of anyone!
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Twice Stuffed Eggplant For One | One Dish Kitchen

Roasted Salmon with Maple and Mustard For One

Roasted Salmon with Maple and Mustard For One, an easy 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.
Check out this recipe
Roasted Salmon with Maple and Mustard For One | One Dish Kitchen

Mini Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan Recipe For One, layers of lightly breaded eggplant slices, melted mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce. An easy recipe and a delicious meal for those cooking for one.
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Eggplant Parmesan For One

Potato and Asparagus Crustless Quiche Recipe for One

You certainly won’t miss this crust in this lovely Potato and Asparagus Crustless Quiche Recipe for One. Potatoes, asparagus, onions and garlic roasted to perfection then mixed with eggs, cream and Fontina cheese. Perfect for brunch or dinner.
Check out this recipe
Roasted Potato, Asparagus and Fontina Crustless Quiche

Curried Carrot Soup For One

You'll love the spices in this Curried Carrot Soup For One. It's easy to make, hearty and tastes incredible!
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curried carrot soup in a bow

Saag Paneer For One

Easy Saag Paneer Recipe – a classic Indian dish made with spinach, a wonderful blend of spices, garlic, ginger, onions and paneer cheese. A flavorful single serving vegetarian recipe.Easy Saag Paneer Recipe – a classic Indian dish made with spinach, a wonderful blend of spices, garlic, ginger, onions and paneer cheese. A flavorful single serving vegetarian recipe.
Check out this recipe
Saag paneer with rice served on a white plate

Pasta With Vodka Sauce For One

Easy to make Pasta with Vodka Sauce For One – a rich and creamy sauce made with onions and garlic, diced tomatoes, a splash of vodka and a touch of cream.
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Pasta with Vodka Sauce For One | Onedishkitchen.com

Shrimp Scampi For One

This easy shrimp scampi recipe features shrimp simmering in a luscious garlic butter sauce and is served over pasta. This simple single serving meal looks elegant but takes just minutes to make!
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shrimp scampi | one dish kitchen

Green Curry For One

This wonderful green curry recipe is so easy to make and easily customizable with your favorite vegetables and proteins. Delicious vegetarian, chicken and seafood versions.
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green curry for one | one dish kitchen

Shrimp Tacos With Avocado Puree For One

Shrimp Tacos that are perfectly spiced with a fabulous blend of cajun seasonings. Flour tortillas topped with sautéed shrimp and creamy avocado puree.
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Spicy Shrimp Tacos With Avocado Puree For One | One Dish Kitchen

Chickpea Curry For One

Chickpea Curry For One! This wonderful single serving chickpea curry recipe is made with canned beans and pantry staples. It's a light and hearty vegetarian dish that can be ready in under 30 minutes!
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chickpea curry covering rice in yellow bowl

Tuna Casserole For One

Delicious Tuna Casserole For One made with a noodles plus rich and creamy homemade sauce. The ultimate single serving comfort food!
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Tuna Noodle Casserole

Macaroni and Cheese For One

This homemade macaroni and cheese is so creamy and extra cheesy. Made on the stovetop, this single serving mac and cheese recipe is easy to make and can be ready in minutes. It's the perfect size for one person!
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Macaroni and Cheese For One | One Dish Kitchen

Spinach and Orzo Salad For One

This easy to make Spinach and Orzo Salad For One is filled with creamy Feta cheese, toasted pine nuts, chopped red onions, sun-dried tomatoes and Kalamata olives. Tossed with a simple balsamic vinaigrette it's sure to become your very favorite single serving salad!
Check out this recipe
spinach and orzo salad

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6 thoughts on “20 Single Serving Meatless Meals For Lent”

  1. 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! 🙂

    1. 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.

  2. I will have to save these. I love anything with shrimp in it. I am trying to eat one dinner a week without meat but its so hard!!

  3. 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.
    Sun CIty, Arizona

    1. 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.


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