Meatless Monday Pasta Meatless Monday Pasta for lent with vegetable pasta, tomato sauce, feta cheese, baby kale and spinach 4-6 servings Vegetable pasta Italian Tomato Sauce Feta Cheese Baby Kale and Spinach Olive Oil

Meatless Monday Pasta #LentRecipes

Meatless Monday Pasta #ABRecipes

Meatless Monday Pasta

Today is the first Friday observing meatless options for breakfast, lunch and dinner so I decided to prepare a meatless Monday pasta for lent which is a perfect recipe if you are observing the abstinence period. I am catholic and since childhood I was taughted that abstinence and giving something up is what makes my spirit stronger and it is a small sacrifice to offer before Easter comes around. If you observe lent or simply looking for vegetarian options this meatless Monday pasta  is a good suggestion, so let’s cook!

Meatless Monday Pasta Ingredients #ABRecipes

Meatless Monday Pasta Ingredients


  • 4 cups of vegetable pasta
  • 4 cups of Italian tomato sauce (2 cans of diced tomatoes, 1 can of tomato puree)
  • 4 cups of baby kale and spinach
  • 1/2 cup of Spanish olives
  • 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 cup of feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation time: 40 minutes. Estimated cost is $3.00 per serving depending on the ingredients cost at your local supermarket. This recipe serves 4 – 6 portions. You will need a sauteing pan, a pan  for cooking pasta, and serving bowls.

Start preparing the tomato sauce. Place the sauteing pan in the stove add  the olive oil and saute the garlic, then add the diced tomatoes and the tomato sauce. Season with italian spices, salt and pepper. Let the sauce simmer for several minutes, the more you simmer is the best. Then to prepare the pasta add water to the pan and some salt let the aeter get to a boil and add the pasta. Cook pasta for seven minutes or until al dente. Add the pasta to the tomato sauce and add the Spanish olives, serve immediately.

Meatless Monday Pasta for Lent #ABRecipes

Meatless Monday Pasta for Lent #ABRecipes

The serving suggestion is to place a bed of fresh baby kale and spinach in a bowl, then add the hot pasta and garnish with feta cheese. The different layers of the dish are very tasty and provide a different way to serve veggies to our children or those that do not like the green leaves.

I invite you to visit my fellow Latina bloggers who have great recipes for lent please visit Mama Latina Tips and our Lenten Recipes Pinterest board to get inspired!




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Adriana Martin is a Latina writer born in Mexico who is specialized in recipe development using fresh and seasonal ingredients. The inspiration behind her recipes is based on the culinary culture of Mexico and influenced by the Mediterranean cuisine and grilling which is one of her passions. Adriana likes to read about the latest trends in cuisine, learn about new cultures, travel the world discovering new ingredients and sharing with famous chefs. She is a wife, friend, step mom, grandmother and animal lover.

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  • diana rodriguez

    Gracias por la receta! Se ve muy deliciosa!!

    • Adriana Martin

      Y es super sencilla y económica Diana besos!

  • Karina Fernández

    Esta receta me cae como anillo al dedo. La guardo para el proximo viernes.

    • Adriana Martin

      Me avisas si la preparas ok? Besos!

  • BohemianBabushka

    What an interesting way to serve pasta!! Great idea for those that don’t like salad- excellent way to get those greens in. Gracias y BB2U.

    • Adriana Martin

      Thanks BB!

  • Helena

    Yum yum yum! Se ve riquisima. La pruebo y te cuento como que queda.

    • Adriana Martin

      Me avisas ok, besos Helena!

  • Romina Tibytt

    ¡Que rico!! Me encanta como se ve la textura de las hojas de espinaca con el contraste de la salsa!

    • Adriana Martin

      Si servir pasta con hojas frescas de lechuga es muy rico!


    yummy, me encantan todas estas recetas

    • Adriana Martin

      Gracias Daily

  • Natalia Carter

    Fácil y económico, hablas mi lenguaje! Me encantaría hacerlo para llevarlo al trabajo.

    • Adriana Martin

      Gracias Natalia!

  • Maybelline

    Super easy!.. we love pasta!

    • Adriana Martin

      Thanks Maybelline!

  • Negra Flor

    Qué buena pinta!!

    • Adriana Martin


  • Cristina Duffy

    Qué ricura! Las pastas son una de mis grandes debilidades…no me puedo resistir ante un plato como este 😉

    • Adriana Martin

      Estamos en las misma gracias por tu comentario!

  • Adriana Hogar-Mujer

    Simple y deliciosa, gracias por la receta, en casa nos encanta la pasta!

    • Adriana Martin

      Asimismo esas son mis recetas favoritas las simples y sencillas

  • Veronica Cervera

    Ay, que rica receta y que lindas esas pastas!

    • Adriana Martin

      Gracias Vero!

  • Marlene Martinez

    Que rico te quedo y ademas a veces ya no se ni que cocinar en cuaresma gracias por compartir!

    • Adriana Martin

      Si la preparas me avisas, besos!

  • Ninaonthemoon

    que rico!! ya me puse al tanto con el pinterest board, para hacer unas de las recipes for Lent

  • ChecaLAmovie

    Exclente opción para la Cuaresma.. Gracias.

  • Andreina Boudewyn

    Muy colorido, eso es lo ideal para mantenerse sano…!!

  • mommyhoodsdiary

    Se ve delicioso! Gracias por compartir.

    • Adriana Martin

      Gracias Oriana!