7 Lent Recipes: Fish and Other Dishes for Friday Night Dinners

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The Mardi Gras celebrations have ended and Lent has begun. In addition to giving something up or serving their communities, on Ash Wednesday and Fridays during the Lenten season, some Christian denominations – like Catholics — abstain from eating meat, although fish is still allowed. For serious carnivores, the question of “What’s for dinner?” can be a bit of a headache during this period as they grapple to find a dish that suits their lifestyle. But being Lent friendly or meat free can still be savory, delicious, and exciting. To see how, check out the following seven recipes. 

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1. Tomato, caramelized onion, and spinach cheese pizza

Serve a pizza with a slight twist by making Mix it Up’s pizza pie, which adds caramelized onions and spinach to a traditional tomato-and-cheese base.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pizza crust of choice (store-bought or homemade)
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • marinara sauce of choice (store-bought or homemade)
  • baby spinach
  • fresh mozzarella
  • sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil

Directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add some olive oil to a pan and add chopped onions. Cook over medium heat, stirring until the onions have caramelized. (More detailed information can be found here.) Add marinara sauce and mix to coat onions. Place pizza crust (pre-baked, if homemade) in prepared pan. Arrange onions in an even layer on top of crust. Add a layer of spinach and top with a generous amount of fresh mozzarella. Lastly, evenly distribute sun-dried tomatoes on top. Bake in preheated for 15 minutes or until cheese has melted. Slice and enjoy!

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