Who’s mom have the best Mother’s Day Recipes? If you’re lucky enough to know your mom’s cooking, one thing is for certain: It’s delicious. But this Mother’s Day, why don’t you do the cooking for her? Whether she likes breakfast in bed or having her family over for a big meal, these recipes are sure to make her day extra special.
From the sweetest desserts to the most comforting dinners, we have 20 recipe ideas that will help you celebrate Mom this holiday.
Mother’s Day Dinner Recipes
1. Chicken Satay with Spiralized-Carrot Salad
Veggies are so great on their own, but spiralized veggies are even better in a bright carrot salad. Perfect as a side dish to accompany chicken satay for the Mother’s Day dinner.
2. Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken
This recipe is so easy, creamy, and filling that it just could become a regular on your weekday menu. It’s necessary to sop up every last drop of sauce with crusty bread—we even like to mix it with angel hair or orzo pasta.
3. Lemony Garlic and Herb Pork Tenderloin
On Mother’s Day, serve this herb and garlic pork tenderloin to really impress her. A spoonful of crème fraîche poured into the sauce gives just enough richness to round off this vibrant and tasty meal. Yum!
4. Linguine With Clams
This 30-minute dish (with the greatest white wine sauce!) is quick to prepare but elegant enough for a special occasion. When you want to add a touch of richness and elegance to your dinner table but don’t have time to prepare a gourmet meal, this is the recipe for you.
5. Polenta with Mushrooms
This creamy polenta topped with garlic and chili mushrooms is a filling vegetarian main meal. Treat your Mom with the hearty mushrooms are layered on top of ultra-creamy polenta for a vegetarian main dish that even meat eaters will like.
6. Chicken Dijon
This recipe is ultra-creamy, similar to chicken scallopini and our fan favorite one-pan chicken & gnocchi. Best served with cooked rice, angel hair pasta, or crusty sourdough toast to absorb up every last bit of goodness.
7. Fennel Roasted Chicken and Peppers
This filling, veggie-stuffed stunner is inspired by the Mediterranean’s fresh and savory food. The veggie-packed dish serves as a filling and colorful centerpiece for your celebratory supper. Perfect for your Mother’s Day dinner.
9. Instant Pot Beef Curry
To prepare this tasty and filling curry, all you need is an instant pot and five ingredients. What do you need for this Mother’s Day recipes? Peppers, onions, meat, coconut milk, and curry paste are some of the ingredients in this dish. That’s all!
10. Lemon Ricotta Pasta
It’s bright and airy, and we fell in love with it right away. Thick bucatini is essential for capturing this brilliant, creamy sauce, but if you can’t find it, use any long pasta, such as spaghetti or linguine.
11. Vegan Bolognese
All vegan mothers, unite! This bolognese is packed with meat substitutes like delicious mushrooms and protein-rich lentils, so it will please both meat eaters and vegans.
12. Beef Tenderloin
Don’t scrimp on the creamy horseradish sauce, no matter what! Try the beef jus from these French dip egg rolls or this creamy au poivre sauce for another traditional sauce. For a lively, vibrant variation, try fresh romesco.
13. Tandoori Chicken
As a Mother’s Day present, make this Indian-inspired dish in the air fryer for a simple, healthful, and delectable supper. This Indian meal is named after the clay oven in which it is typically made, known as a tandoor, and has spiced yogurt-marinated chicken that is roasted till golden brown and succulent.
14. Baked Garlic Butter Salmon
This healthful baked salmon is an excellent way to serve a large group. There’s no skillet cooking here—everything is cooked in foil in the oven, making prep and cleanup a snap. We think it’s the finest baked salmon dish ever…ever. Serve this baked salmon with your favorite vegetables. It’s delicious with roasted potatoes and Brussels sprouts.
15. Honey Glazed Salmon
For a healthy and pleasant contrast, serve this sweet honey salmon with crisp cucumbers. To provide contrast, serve this sweet-sour salmon with fresh, crisp cucumbers. The dish would be complete with fluffy white rice!
16. Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Pork tenderloin is transformed by a unique blend of brown sugar, cumin, paprika, and lemon zest. One of our favorite types of meat for inexperienced chefs is pork tenderloin. It is reasonably priced, responds well to rubs and marinades, and is typically simple to prepare. It’s delicious roasted, but I also like it grilled.
17. Linguine with Tuna and Chiles
Your favorite pasta dish is laden with vegetables, such as zucchini and mushrooms. The tuna and chilies provide a lot of flavor. Nothing beat this when cooking for your Mother
18. Creamy Steak Fettuccine
Meet one of our go-tos for a glamorous night in. If you want the steak but not the pasta, try our Cajun Butter Steak! This is the recipe for Mother’s Day when we have a craving for steak. It comes together fast and is bursting with flavor. It makes us forget about chicken.
19. Lemony Brussels Sprout Salad
A light, crisp side salad to accompany your Mother’s Day dinner recipes. This Brussels sprout salad is topped with smoked almonds and dried cranberries. It’s a great side dish for any cuisine, but it’s especially tasty if you’re on a keto diet.
20. Caprese Chicken Pasta
The freshness of our beloved Caprese salad has been transformed into a whole dinner with succulent, Italian-seasoned chicken and a bright, tangy balsamic sauce. Finish with drizzle with balsamic glaze and serve it as the main dish for dinner recipes for Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day is a time of year when we all feel the pressure to show our appreciation for the all that our mothers do for us, whether it be through special cards, gifts, or dinner. Let us help to alleviate some of that burden with a list of Mother’s Day dinner recipes, ranging from easy weeknight meals to festive meals for company and everything in between.
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