Mother's Day is all about showing love and appreciation for the amazing mothers in our lives. And what better way to do that than by treating them to a delicious homemade dinner? Whether you're planning a fancy feast or a cozy family meal, we've got you covered with our collection of over 30 Mother's Day Dinner Ideas.
From classic comfort foods like roast chicken and creamy pastas, to more sophisticated dishes like scallops and lamb chops, to vegetarian and vegan options for plant-based diets — there is something for every taste and dietary preference. So put on your apron and get ready to impress the special mom in your life with these delicious Mother's Day dinner recipes.
Best Mother's Day Dinner Ideas
Easy Dutch oven whole roast chicken with the crispiest golden skin is juicy, tender and succulent and packed with flavour. Just takes 15 minutes to prep. Serve with creamy potatoes au gratin on the side.
This Spring Salad is light, fresh, and vibrant. It is packed with fresh seasonal vegetables and chickpeas tossed in a homemade honey balsamic dressing.
Shrimp Alfredo is creamy, garlicky, and delicious! This quick and easy, under 30-minute recipe is a go-to for busy nights and a year-round family favorite.
Quick and easy, creamy lemon chicken piccata is a simple and delicious 30-minute meal made with tender chicken breast in a light lemon sauce with capers.
Classic easy meat lasagna is the ultimate Italian comfort food with layers of tender lasagna, meaty tomato sauce, cheese filling and melted cheese on top.
Tender, flaky, flavorful garlic butter salmon is well-seasoned, seared to perfection, and basted until juicy. Quick and easy to make in 20 minutes.
Whipped ricotta crostini is a fancy easy appetizer to make in just minutes or prepare in advance and assemble before serving. A total crowd pleaser.
Creamy Tuscan shrimp packed with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and garlic, is creamy, rich, and delicious. Make it in just 15 minutes, including prep!
There’s nothing better than a classic Pot Roast for Sunday Dinner. It's hearty, wholesome, and filling comfort food that can feed the whole family.
Garlicky, buttery, and perfectly seared scallops take less than 10 minutes to prep and cook. It's the easiest fancy, restaurant-grade meal to make at home.
This Creamy Tomato Pasta is a simple and delicious meal made from scratch in 25 minutes with a cream and tomato based sauce that is rich and silky smooth.
Chicken Madeira with sautéed mushrooms and tender crisp asparagus is topped with melty mozzarella cheese. Cheaper and better than the Cheesecake Factory!
This vegan Buddha Bowl is the perfect hybrid of a salad and grain bowl that is packed with nutritious ingredients like grains, vegetables, and protein.
This Mediterranean Stuffed Eggplant is delicious, filling, and healthy. This vegetarian dinner is loaded with veggies and topped with bubbly cheese.
Garlic Butter Steak Bites are tender, juicy, and flavorful. This quick and easy appetizer or weeknight dinner takes just 15 minutes to make in one skillet.
Mushroom Risotto is a rich creamy one pot rice dish made with simple ingredients that deliver bold flavors. Making homemade risotto from scratch is easy!
Chicken Chow Mein is a classic Chinese noodle dish that is quick and easy to make at home in 20 minutes — faster, healthier, and better than takeout.
Fancy, restaurant-quality surf and turf is super easy to make with fresh lobster tail and tender rib-eye steak with a delicious garlic butter sauce.
Sheet pan lamb chops with vegetables are healthy and delicious, easy to make, and easier to clean up. Perfect for busy weeknights or a holiday dinner.
Delicious, comforting homemade Swedish meatballs are seared and smothered in a creamy gravy sauce and taste so much better than IKEA meatballs. One of my go to dinner ideas.
Baked Chicken Quesadillas are cheesy, crispy, flavorful, and delicious. This family-friendly recipe is quick and easy to make in just 30 minutes!
Yellow curry mussels are the epitome of delicious seafood - creamy, spicy, and savory. This flavourful one pot dish is quick + easy to make in 25 minutes.
Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta is a delicious 30 minute recipe that is packed with flavor, quick and easy to make, and will satisfy the whole family.
Potato Onion Pierogi is a flavorful delicious dumpling recipe made from scratch with simple ingredients, filled potatoes, caramelized onions, and cheese.
Eggplant Parmesan is a vegetarian Italian dish made featuring tender eggplant slices coated in crispy breadcrumbs, melty cheese, and baked in tomato sauce.
Phyllo meat pie (Egyptian goulash) is a savory pie made of well-seasoned ground beef that lies between layers of flaky, crispy, golden phyllo pastry dough.
Chicken marsala in creamy mushroom sauce is a quick and easy 30-minute chicken dinner that is pure comfort food goals. A total crowd favourite.
Quick and easy, glazed honey balsamic pork chops are tender and juicy, seared in thyme and coated with a honey balsamic sauce. Make it in under 30 minutes.
Baked parmesan crusted chicken is breaded in a herby parmesan breadcrumb mixture and baked until crispy perfection. So flavourful and delicious.
Chicken penne pasta is a quick and easy dinner that is delicious, rich, creamy, and flavorful. It’s a family favorite that’s ready in under 30 minutes.
This hearty classic meatloaf with a caramelized glaze will nourish your body and soul. Feed the whole family with a simple yet flavourful classic.
Vegetarian Paella is a delicious flavorful classic Spanish rice dish that is hearty and filling — perfectly cooked rice with saffron and vegetables.
These Indian Rice Bowls are flavorful, delicious, and easy to assemble. These wholesome, filling rice bowls have it all — grains, protein, and veggies.
One pan garlic roasted chicken and baby potatoes is an easy to make, delicious, and wholesome meal for the entire family including the kids. Prep this sheet pan in 10 minutes.
Ground beef meat pie with a flaky puff pastry double crust pie is filled with ground beef cooked with vegetables and seasonings. The ultimate comfort food.
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Over 30 Mother's Day Dinner Ideas including classic comfort foods like chicken and pasta, fancy dishes like scallops and lamb chops, vegetarian and vegan dinner recipes, and more! One of my favorite Mother's Day dinner ideas is this Shrimp Alfredo.
- 8 ounces uncooked fettuccine (½ pound)
- ¼ cup butter
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ cup vegetable stock
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tails removed
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add fettuccine and a little bit of salt and cook until al dente according to package directions, about 10 minutes for dry pasta (3-5 minutes for fresh fettuccine). Drain the noodles well and set aside.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Pasta
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Italian
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