Recipe Ideas For Mother’s Day

We’re not sure who needs to hear this, but breakfast isn’t the only Mother’s Day dinner available. After all, it doesn’t really matter what time of day it is as long as the family can spend valuable time together and honor Mom. That is exactly what inspired these Mother’s Day supper suggestions. Every Sunday supper dish on this page will help you finish the day with the same celebratory, delectable fun that you began it with.

This collection has something for every sort of parent, whether she enjoys barbecuing dishes or easy poultry feasts. We’ve even included some of Ree’s Mother’s Day family dishes, such as her grandmother’s poultry and noodles, that have been handed down through years. When it comes to comfort foods, this selection has some clear winners: try the beef pot roast, fried biscuits, or baked tortellini with pesto cream sauce. There are even a few dishes that will transport you and your mother back in time, such as Ree’s bacon-wrapped meatloaf. Whatever Mother’s Day supper selection you select, don’t neglect to end the evening with something sweet—she merits a delectable Mother’s Day treat!

mothers day dinner ideas layered salad

Ralph Smith

Layered Salad

This beautiful and tasty salad is a must-make for a Mother’s Day gathering. It’s loaded with tasty ingredients like bacon, hard cooked eggs, and grated cheddar.

mothers day dinner ideas grilled pork chops

Will Dickey

Grilled Pork Chops

Barbecue season will be in full motion by May, and Mom will feel like the monarch of the gathering if you prepare her these delectable broiled pork chops. They’re incredibly straightforward to make, due to a basic sauce prepared from cupboard items.

mothers day dinner ideas bacon wrapped meatloaf

Ryan Dausch

Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

If meatloaf was a family favorite when you were growing up, repay the favor by making Mom this delicious spin on the traditional dish. The meatloaf will be wrapped in bacon and topped with a tangy-sweet marinade.

mothers day dinner ideas creamed peas

Ralph Smith

Creamed Peas

Creamed peas are an ideal summer side treat. This one has a tasty twist: crunchy cooked scallions scattered on top!

mothers day dinner ideas lemon chicken orzo soup

Ralph Smith

Lemon Chicken-Orzo Soup

This zesty broth dish is a cup of solace! It’s ideal for sipping while you and Mom catch up and reflect about good times together.

Get Ree’s Lemon Chicken-Orzo Soup recipe.

mothers day dinner ideas chicken saltimbocca

Will Dickey

Chicken Saltimbocca

Are you at home or in a nice Italian restaurant? When you make this delectable seasoned poultry covered in prosciutto, Mom won’t be able to tell. This dish also allows you to offer one of Ree’s favorite sides: buttered herb linguine.

Get the Chicken Saltimbocca recipe.

mothers day dinner ideas spanakopita

Will Dickey


This rich, airy spinach pie will have Mom asking for seconds whether served as a side or as the main course. For suggestions on how to prevent phyllo pieces from splitting, see this recipe.

Greek Lemon Potatoes

These Greek lemon potatoes would be an excellent accompaniment to your spanakopita. It has a delightful mild taste thanks to the lemon and fresh greens.

mothers day dinner ideas reuben sandwich

Ralph Smith

Reuben Sandwich

This traditional Reuben sandwich dish will transport Mom to a restaurant. On the side, serve with cucumbers and crackers.

mothers day dinner ideas olive tapenade

Will Dickey

Olive Tapenade

Serve this elegant entrée before dinner begins to impress Mom. It’s actually very simple to prepare if you use a food processor to mix it up.

mothers day dinner ideas

Ralph Smith

Garlic Butter Steak with Warm Spinach Salad

With the addition of rich garlic butter, a basic sirloin supper can be elevated to a festive occasion. Following Ree Drummond’s advice, “make a double batch of the garlic butter and use it for garlic bread!”

mothers day dinner ideas air fryer chicken parmesan

Will Dickey

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

If you’ve been bragging about your air fryer to your mother, now is the moment to prove it. Serve with her favorite spaghetti for a dinner that will make Mom exclaim, “Grazie!”

carrot tart on marble surface

Will Dickey

Carrot Tart

This exquisite spring pastry would look equally lovely on your Mother’s Day dining table as it would on a breakfast or lunch buffet. The puff dough makes it simple to prepare, and it’s done in 30 minutes!

Homemade Chicken and Noodles

If the idea of warm chicken and pasta takes you back to your youth, this is an excellent option for Mother’s Day supper. While you devour those handmade noodles, you can catch up with Mom.

tortellini pasta salad in blue bowl

Caitlin Bensel

Tortellini Pasta Salad

Consider creating a spaghetti salad as a delicious side meal if you’re having supper outside. It’s packed with fresh spring vegetables and can be prepared up to three days ahead of time.

beet hummus with pita chips in blue bowl

Caitlin Bensel

Beet Hummus

Begin your meal with a pretty-in-pink hummus prepared from beetroot and legumes. It’s a bright and vibrant way to honor Mom.

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