If you’ve ever wondered what to cook for Mother’s Day, I’ve got the answer right here. From breakfast to dinner, these Mother’s Day recipes will make mom super happy!
These Mother’s Day meal ideas are all things you can make on the grill, or in the kitchen. Easy Mother’s Day recipes that can be done outside—keeping clean up to a minimum, and some that can be done inside if you’re so inclined.
These Mother’s Day food ideas are family-friendly, easy to do and sure to impress. Just don’t forget to get the flowers, and coffee in the morning!
Mother’s Day Breakfast Menu
A quick and easy breakfast that has a wow-factor, this dish is my go-to for early mornings. I usually make it on my outdoor grill with a cast iron pan.
Filled with flavor and utilizing ingredients you have in your fridge already, this is an easy Mother’s Day recipe that means you won’t have to get up at 4:30am to start cooking.
Keeping with the leftover steak theme, throw these quesadillas together and top with a fried egg for the perfect breakfast. Simple with great flavor is the name of the game here and these quesadillas fit the bill!
Mother’s Day Lunch Menu
Seared scallops are a perfect Mother’s Day recipe. It’s easy to get intimidated because they are so easy to overcook, but this recipe will give you the single best tip ever for pan seared scallops. Or griddle seared, which is the method I’ll use for this seared scallops recipe.
If mom likes Mexican food, she’s gonna LOVE these! The perfect partner for my restaurant style salsa and pinto beans from scratch is this street tacos recipe. More specifically, a San Diego style street taco.
Mother’s Day Dinner Menu
For dinner, let the kids play while you make some delectable grownup dishes. Get a couple of fantastic filets, light some candles, and serve mom this meal fit for a queen.
My sous vide filet mignon is not only the perfect Mother’s Day recipe, it also has a bit of a time bonus for you. Since we’re using the sous vide method, you’ll have about ninety minutes of free time while the filets are cooking to prep your side dishes and desserts. You can also use this downtime to hang out with mom and open up a bottle of wine—your choice.
If mom prefers fish to steak, this is a simple and tasty salmon recipe she’ll love! She likes fish, but not salmon? Try this Chilean Sea Bass instead.
If mom is keeping it lean, but tired of dry chicken breast, this is the recipe for her. It’s tender, packed with flavor, and JUICY! Check out other chicken recipes here.
Just in case mom doesn’t want steak, poulty, or fish, I had to include one of my favorite recipes of all time. This perfectly pan seared pork chops recipe is a hit for more than just the incredibly juicy bone-in pork chops. The rustic sun dried tomato and herb sauce takes it over the top.
This grilled broccolini is an incredibly tasty veggie cooks perfectly in less than five minutes! it goes well with just about any protein, and mom is sure to love it.
This roasted green bean recipe with toasted pine nuts is quickly climbing the charts as a favorite of mine. It’s excellent with any of the proteins on this list, and simple to make.