Mother’s Day is all about letting mom relax. That means she shouldn’t be cleaning the house, breaking up sibling squabbles, or cooking the family’s meals. Although you could treat her to a nice dinner at a restaurant, you could go the extra step and cook her a delicious Mother's Day dinner.
Don’t worry if you’re not a professional chef. Our roundup of delicious Mother’s Day dinner recipes include a mix of easy-to-make appetizers, sides, and mains that’ll leave mom delighted and impressed. (And if you really want to earn favorite child status, make sure to finish off the meal with our Mother's Day desserts.)
You can't go wrong with a classic steak and potatoes dinner. This Mother's Day recipe is zested up with an herby and citrusy sauce made of cilantro, parsley, and basil.
Whether you serve it as an app or a main dish, this spring vegetable pizza will not disappoint.
If you have tons of cooking, cleaning, and wrapping to do for Mother's Day, consider making this one-pan chicken dinner.
Coconut milk adds a richness to this pork dish that will make it a crowd favorite on Mother's Day this year.
What you'll need: Coconut milk ($16, .com)
Nothing says spring quite like fresh shrimp and green beans.
Fresh, light, and bright, this pizza is full of spring veggies, making it the perfect Mother's Day dinner.
If you're looking for a simple main dish to serve on Mother's Day, consider this one pan chicken, spiced up with cumin seed and ginger.
Who would've thought that sweet red grapes pair perfectly with delicious roasted pork.
This deliciously light seared salmon will satisfy you're entire family in just 35 minutes.
For the vegetarians, this pesto pasta features leafy greens for a boost of fiber.
Give chicken thighs an upgrade with a sweet honey glaze, served with a crisp green salad to a touch of freshness.
This light fish dinner — made with your favorite white fish, Greek yogurt, spinach, and pistachios — is perfect for spring.
If Mom adores take-out fried rice, treat her to this healthier version instead on Mother's Day.
What you'll need: Large skillet ($20, .com)
An alternative to french fries, these asparagus "fries" are topped with panko bread crumbs and are a great addition to a salmon dinner.
Topped with creamy ricotta and roasted asparagus, this crispy puff pastry tart can be the main course or served just before mom's favorite entrée at her Mother's Day dinner.
Celebrate her special day with a rich sauce that's made even more flavorful with a splash of vino.
All health-minded moms will appreciate this light seafood dinner, which is paired with a refreshing side salad on Mother's Day.
This freeform tomato lasagna will be the highlight of her day.
This tilapia tastes out-of-this-world good thanks to the chimichurri sauce on top and the sweet potato side.
These chicken pot pie turnovers transform the classic comfort food into a dish fancy enough for a special occasion.
This pizza, which is topped with chicken, ham, cheese, and pickles, was inspired by the classic sandwich.
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