June 30, 2023
Posted: May 10, 2023 10:10 am
It is that time of the year again. The time to celebrate mom and all that she does for the family. What better way to show mom your appreciation than through a home cooked meal.
Here are a dozen easy recipes that you can make for mom for this Mother’s Day weekend.
Start the day off right with this easy French toast bake. Rather than slaving over the stove flipping individual pieces of bread, you can throw it all together in a casserole dish and let it bake while you spend time with the family. Feel free to use any type of bread with a crispy crust.
Good ideas include sourdough or challah bread. You can also use the spice of your preference to add more flavor to this basic but customizable recipe.
Serve this French toast bake with your favorite breakfast meat and a side of fruit for the complete breakfast or brunch meal on Mother’s Day.
Lean into spring with these light and flavorful lemon pancakes. The recipe calls for ingredients that you likely already have on hand, including flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, oil, egg, vanilla extract, and lemon juice and zest.
The addition of the lemon takes this recipe from everyday recipe to special occasion meal with one easy step. Top these flapjacks with powdered sugar, whipped cream, and fresh berries to complement the lemony flavor. These pancakes also taste wonderful with blueberry syrup.
This recipe for caprese eggs Benedict makes a great complement to a sweet dish for your Mother’s Day brunch spread. This is a good recipe to involve the kids in the assembly. The most intensive part of this recipe is making the homemade hollandaise sauce.
All that you need to do to pull off this dish is to load up a toasted English muffin with a tomato slice, fresh basil, a poached egg, and the hollandaise sauce. You can also choose to add fresh mozzarella cheese to the finished product. Mom will love this elegant and colorful dish.
This recipe for shakshuka is another great savory brunch idea that is perfect for Mother’s Day. Hailing from North Africa, this classic Middle Eastern dish is made with eggs that are poached in a tomato sauce that is spiced with harissa, cumin, and paprika.
Serve this shakshuka with pita bread so that you can sop up all of the delicious sauce. Top the dish with sliced avocado, crumbled feta cheese, and micro greens for an additional layer of flavor to cut through the spice.
This vibrant dish will look beautiful on any Mother’s Day brunch table.
This easy chicken salad recipe makes the perfect light lunch or a delicious addition to a picnic basket if your Mother’s Day plans take you outside. A pre-cooked rotisserie chicken contributes to the simplicity of this recipe.
Rather than fattening mayonnaise, this recipe leans on the use of plain Greek yogurt to bring all of the ingredients together. Celery and pecans add a layer of crunch while grapes add the sweetness.
Spread this chicken salad on croissants or thick multigrain bread. You may want to double the recipe so that you have the leftovers to nosh on the following week.
Do you want to spoil mom with a healthy lunch? Try this easy salmon avocado salad, packed with two of the best superfoods. In addition to the salmon and the avocado, the salad features cherry tomatoes, chopped red onion, red cabbage, and romaine lettuce.
The dressing is made with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, dried parsley, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. This entrée salad goes well with a loaf of artisan bread or some fresh fruit.
This stone fruit salad with mint honey vinaigrette pairs well with a variety of lunch and dinner entrees, making it easy to incorporate into your Mother’s Day menu. The salad is quick to come together, offering up leafy greens and a variety of stone fruit such as peaches, nectarines, and mangoes.
Feta cheese and sliced almonds create a deeper dimension to the salad. The homemade mint honey vinaigrette brings all of the ingredients together. You can experiment with a myriad of leafy greens with this salad. Good choices include spinach, kale, and arugula.
This curried egg salad is another excellent choice to take on a Mother’s Day picnic. This egg salad is extremely versatile. Serve it traditionally on bread as a sandwich. Or wrap it in a tortilla, use it as a dip with crackers, in a lettuce wrap for a low-carb option.
While the recipe calls for low-fat mayo, you can certainly use a full-fat option or try it with plain Greek yogurt. Other than the eggs, the only other ingredients you need are curry powder, celery, dijon mustard, and salt and pepper to taste. It does not get any easier than this.
How about an Italian-themed Mother’s Day dinner? This easy Alfredo pasta sauce is a real winner. The sauce is made with heavy whipping cream, high quality grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, butter, garlic, salt, pepper, and a dash of nutmeg.
Eat this sauce alone with pasta as a vegetarian option or add some chicken or shrimp for a heftier meal. You can also mix in some broccoli, mushrooms, asparagus, or zucchini. The creamy sauce complements a number of options.
Serve the pasta with garlic bread, a simple green salad, and a nice bottle of wine for a meal that is worthy of mom.
The secret to this juicy grilled pork tenderloin is the zesty maple-mustard marinade. This tasty marinade tenderizes the pork while also infusing it with a deep flavor.
Be sure to let the meat rest before cutting into it so that it absorbs all of the juices. The pork goes well with a wide array of side dishes, including rice pilaf, fresh vegetables, and any type of salad.
It could not be easier to fire up the grill and throw on these homemade easy black bean burgers. The burgers are free of gluten, dairy, and egg, making the recipe a good choice if you have people in your family with dietary restrictions.
Even the carnivores in your group will appreciate the intense flavor and pleasing texture of these black bean burgers. Serve the burgers with the usual accompaniments, including lettuce, tomato, avocado, red onion, and more.
Make Mother’s Day a family pizza night with this recipe for cast iron skillet pizza. Cooking your pizza up in a cast iron skillet yields a crispy bottom along with a soft center. The tangy pizza sauce is made with crushed tomatoes, olive oil, salt, fresh garlic, dried oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes.
Use any of your favorite pizza toppings in this recipe. You will never go back to pizza prepared in any other way once you try it with a cast iron skillet.
These 12 simple recipes make it easy to get the kids involved in the preparation of the special meal for mom. Have fun as a family and celebrate the matriarch at the same time this weekend.
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