Surprise Mom with a Great Mother’s Day Dinner
It’s always a struggle to know just the right way to celebrate your special Mom. Flowers and candy are certainly appreciated, but you always want to do more for the lady who has done so much for you. Avoid the crowds at the restaurants this year and prepare Mom a home-cooked meal. We have selected some of our top-rated recipes for quick and easy dinner options. These Mother's Day dinner recipes range from beef tenderloin to budget-friendly chicken dishes that feel fancy. Mom might have a hard time staying out the kitchen, so let her relax with a refreshing spring cocktail. And once she has a serving of your homemade dessert, Mom will insist you cook for her every year. These Mother's Day dinner ideas will make Mom feel like a queen.
Grilled Steak Salad with Walnut Dressing
In just 30 minutes you can serve your mom a well-seasoned grilled steak and green salad.
Pork Tenderloins with Balsamic Strawberries
Celebrate Mom with this lovely pork tenderloin accompanied with a sweet balsamic strawberry glaze.
Recipe: Chicken-and-Artichoke Penne
You don’t need to be a master chef to fix Mom a delicious dinner. This easy chicken and pasta dish comes together in just 30 minutes.
Shrimp and Peas with Farfalle
Recipe: Shrimp and Peas with Farfalle
Mom is sure to be impressed with the tasty shrimp dinner. Add a loaf of crusty bread for good measure.
Homemade Shake-and-Bake Pork Chops with Mustard Sauce
Remember when you helped your Mom shake it and bake it? Show her how well you learned to cook with this fresh twist on that childhood favorite.
Spring Lettuce and Leek Soup
Recipe: Spring Lettuce and Leek Soup
Start your meal off with a light, pretty soup.
Grilled Steak with Blistered Beans and Peppers
Mother’s Day is a great time to kick off grilling season, and this steak-and-veggies meal is a delicious place to start.
Recipe: Strawberry-Spinach Salad
This springy salad makes use of abundant strawberries from the farmers’ market.
Recipe: Chicken Alouette
This old-school dinner makes for pretty presentation that’s affordable.
Pork Tenderloin with Shaved Vegetable Salad
Pork tenderloin won’t break the bank, but with a picture-perfect spring vegetable salad and your prettiest serving dish, it’s Mother’s Day ready.
Asparagus with Cheese Sauce and Herb Breadcrumbs
Spring’s favorite veggie is only made more delicious with a stress-free cheese sauce that won’t overpower it.
Roasted Spatchcock Chicken
Recipe: Roasted Spatchcock Chicken
When in doubt, take a page from Ina Garten’s book: A roasted chicken is always a good idea.
Fettuccine Alfredo with Asparagus
Treat Mama to a creamy, springy pasta dish that will pair beautifully with her favorite wine.
Roasted Beef Tenderloin
Recipe: Roasted Beef Tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is the ultimate holiday main dish, and Mama will be so honored you went all out for her day.
Chicken à la King
Recipe: Chicken à la King
Get all the comfort of a chicken pot pie in neat little packages that were made for holiday serving.
Pasta with Shrimp and Tomato Cream Sauce
This pasta dish is so easy to make but feels fancier than any usual weeknight dinner.
Fontina-Stuffed Pork Chops with Mashed Potatoes
This meal is comfort food at its finest.
Recipe: Chicken-Mushroom-Sage Casserole
This one-dish dinner makes budget-friendly, comforting chicken-and-rice casserole into an elevated dinner worthy of Mama’s day.
Grilled Pork Loin with Blackberry Glaze
This seasonal spin on pork makes use of all those fresh blackberries.
Seared Scallops with Fresh Tomato-Basil Sauce and Orzo
This restaurant-worthy dinner is ready in just 30 minutes, but it sure doesn’t look like it.
Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan
Recipe: Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan
We revamped this classic Italian dish to an easier and healthier version that’s easy to serve.
Grilled Salmon Panzanella Salad
Recipe: Grilled Salmon Panzanella Salad
This beautiful version of Panzanella is healthy, fresh, and amazing for the time of year.
Lasagna Roll Ups
Recipe: Lasagna Roll Ups
Make Mama’s favorite lasagna with a prettier presentation that’s ready for a holiday with this recipe.
Best-Ever Crab Cakes with Green Tomato Slaw
Crab cakes feel so decadent, but don’t tell Mama how easy they were to make.
Braised Lamb Shanks with Parmesan-Chive Grits
Would you believe this gorgeous dinner was made with help from the slow cooker? Mama might not.
Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce
Recipe: Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce
Make a traditional Italian dinner with the help of your slow cooker (Mama doesn’t have to know).
Creamy Rice with Scallops
Recipe: Creamy Rice with Scallops
Bacon makes everything better, and it definitely contributes to this dreamy dinner.