60 Mother’s Day Recipes She’ll Love

We've got the perfect brunch, lunch, dinner or dessert for every mom. Even the kids can help make a Mother's Day recipe this year!

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Lemon Supreme Pie

The combination of the cream cheese and tart lemon makes this a perfect recipe for Mother’s Day brunch. Be sure to use freshly squeezed lemons—the bright flavor is what makes this dessert spectacular.

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Easy Breakfast Strata

This breakfast casserole can be started the night before so that it’s ready for the oven the next day. You won’t need to prep (or create dirty dishes) on Mother’s Day morning.

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Strawberry trifleTaste of Home

Strawberry Trifle

This easy strawberry trifle recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes, and can easily be doubled (or tripled!) to accommodate a Mother’s Day gathering with the extended family.

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Rosé Wine Cocktail

Turn a glass of rosé into something special with a sweet reduction of frozen raspberries and white grape juice; then add sliced fresh berries for a pop of freshness.

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Brunch Cinnamon RollsTaste of Home

Brunch Cinnamon Rolls

These buttery, crumbly, biscuit-y cinnamon rolls are a snap to make when you use your food processor. Topped with maple glaze, the cinnamon rolls are filled with brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans, but you can use whichever nuts and spices Mom likes best.

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Arugula & Mushroom Breakfast PizzaTaste of Home

Arugula & Mushroom Breakfast Pizza

These pizzas can be prepared and assembled ahead of time and frozen, then baked with freshly cracked eggs on top on Mother’s Day morning.

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Asparagus with Fresh Basil SauceTaste of Home

Asparagus with Fresh Basil Sauce

It literally takes seconds to whip up the fresh basil sauce for this easy Mother’s Day appetizer, thanks to the addition of store-bought pesto. The bright, herby dip can also double as a flavorful sandwich spread.

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Lavender Honey CheesecakeTaste of Home

Lavender Honey Cheesecake

You can use lavender honey in this recipe for extra flavor, but even without it, the lavender flavor is distinct. Decorate this delectable cheesecake with edible flowers for an extra special Mother’s Day-worthy touch.

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Nutty Chicken Sandwiches

These chicken salad sandwiches have a pleasant crunch thanks to the addition of chopped pecans and a bit of sweetness courtesy of canned crushed pineapple.

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Strawberry Riesling Wine Spritzer

A simple strawberry syrup infused with tarragon and black pepper turns a crisp glass of riesling into something that screams springtime. The syrup is also delicious in lemonade, iced tea, club soda and gin and tonics.

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Baked Blueberry PancakeTaste of Home

Baked Blueberry Pancake

For a quick Mother’s Day breakfast, bake this sheet-pan blueberry pancake on Saturday night and cut into squares. In the morning, smear them with butter and reheat in the toaster oven until brown and crispy, then drizzle with maple syrup, caramel or whatever else Mom likes.

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Overnight Asparagus and Egg BakeTaste of Home

Overnight Asparagus and Egg Bake

This biscuit-mix breakfast casserole with asparagus, bacon, mushrooms and cheese needs to be refrigerated overnight before baking, so prep it on Saturday for Mother’s Day breakfast.

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Old-fashioned lemonadeTaste of Home

Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Our old-fashioned lemonade recipe is fantastic on its own, but for a little something different this Mother’s Day, try one of the suggested twists to make ginger-mint lemonade, lavender lemonade or fresh-squeezed limeade.

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Ham and Swiss SlidersTaste of Home

Ham and Swiss Sliders

These addictive hot ham and cheese sliders are made with a whole package of Hawaiian sweet rolls, baked until bubbly and pulled apart at the table.

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Rhubarb Crumble Ice CreamTaste of Home

Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream

Fresh rhubarb crumble is good; fresh rhubarb crumbled topped with vanilla ice cream is even better! Why not combine the two into a homemade ice cream that’s perfect for Mother’s Day?

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Lemon TiramisuTaste of Home

Lemon Tiramisu

This no-bake dessert is a cross between cheesecake and tiramisu with a refreshing lemon flavor. It’s easy enough for kids to help make, too.

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Antipasto KabobsTaste of Home

Antipasto Kabobs

Young children can help put sliced meats onto skewers (with adult supervision, of course!), making this a great Mother’s Day recipe for kids who want to help in the kitchen.

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Orange Ricotta PancakesTaste of Home

Orange Ricotta Pancakes

Cheese in pancake batter? You bet! For a twist on this brunch favorite, try switching the citrus ingredient to lime or lemon juice.

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Cranberry Orange MimosasTaste of Home

Cranberry Orange Mimosas

This simple Mother’s Day brunch mimosa recipe uses tart cranberries to balance the sweetness of champagne and orange juice.

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Easy Almond Joy Chia PuddingTaste of Home

Easy Almond Joy Chia Pudding

There is no cooking or baking required to make this luscious candy bar-inspired pudding. You can make it in a large bowl, but for a cute presentation, divide it between individual glass jars decorated for Mother’s Day.

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Ham & Brie PastriesTaste of Home

Ham & Brie Pastries

There are only four ingredients in this recipe for hot, flaky ham and brie pastries, and they can be baked and frozen well in advance of Mother’s Day.

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Strawberry Panzanella SaladTaste of Home

Strawberry Panzanella Salad

This sweet take on the classic panzanella salad offers the opportunity to use seasonal fruits in a creative way. For a fun, festive twist this Mother’s Day, use margarita glasses when serving and rim the glasses with sugar and a strawberry garnish.

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Shrimp Puff Pastry Triangles

The Chicago-area specialty Shrimp DeJonghe is usually baked and served in a casserole dish. This version is handheld, encasing a rich, garlicky, sherry-spiked shrimp filling inside of crunchy puff pastry.

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Triple Berry Mini Pies

Make these itty-bitty pies with blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, gooseberries, boysenberries… any berry is fair game!

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Chunky Chicken Salad with Grapes and PecansTaste of Home

Chunky Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans

Use rotisserie chicken to make this spectacularly easy sweet-and-crunchy chicken salad recipe even easier. It’s a terrific Mother’s Day lunch idea.

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Earl Grey Panna Cotta

This Earl Grey panna cotta looks fancy because it is fancy. It’s also so easy to make, that even a person who has never made a dessert before can do it.

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Strawberry Pretzel DessertTaste of Home

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

This pretzel dessert is a potluck staple across the Midwest, but it’s also a perfect Mother’s Day recipe, wherever Mom may be. Make it in single servings using this cute recipe variation.

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Mushroom & Leek Strudel

Frozen phyllo dough makes this fancy restaurant-caliber dish something that can be easily made in your own kitchen for an at-home Mother’s Day soiree.

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Lime-Honey Fruit SaladTaste of Home

Lime-Honey Fruit Salad

Seasonal fruit salad becomes a little more special with the addition of a simple honey-lime dressing. Like these other make-ahead Mother’s Day lunches, you can prep it early.

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Strawberry Cheesecake PancakesTaste of Home

Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes

Are these delectable pancakes topped with strawberry cheesecake sauce breakfast—or dessert? On Mother’s Day, does it really matter?

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Zucchini & Cheese RouladesTaste of Home

Zucchini & Cheese Roulades

Change up the filling of these roulades any way you like—try feta instead of Parmesan, sun-dried tomatoes in the place of the olives or herbes de Provence instead of basil.

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Lemon SnowflakesTaste of Home

Lemon Snowflakes

These delicious powdered sugar-sprinkled cookies are made by hacking boxed lemon cake mix. You only need four ingredients for this Mother’s Day recipe.

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Heavenly Cheese DanishTaste of Home

Heavenly Cheese Danish

If you’ve ever wanted to try making danish dough from scratch, Mother’s Day is a great reason to get baking! No mixer? No problem—this recipe can be made in any kitchen bowl.

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Creamy Baked Eggs

These creamy, cheesy baked eggs are made in the oven, meaning they’re less likely to accidentally overcook than eggs made on the stovetop. They’re great served with toast.

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Bananas Foster Baked French ToastTaste of Home

Bananas Foster Baked French Toast

Bananas and pecans are glazed in a buttery brown sugar sauce in this baked French toast recipe, which serves up all the taste of the spectacular dessert in fine fashion.

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Sausage and Pancake CasseroleTaste of Home

Sausage and Pancake Casserole

Spicy breakfast sausage meets sweet apples and maple syrup in this easy biscuit casserole that can be made on Mother’s Day morning, or prepped and assembled the night before.

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Easy Four-Layer Chocolate DessertTaste of Home

Easy Four-Layer Chocolate Dessert

Thanks to chocolate pudding mix and whipped topping, this recipe is perfect for beginner bakers looking to make something spectacular for Mother’s Day. People will rave over the tender homemade crust.

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Sweet and Savory Deviled Eggs

In this unique spin on deviled eggs, sweet cherries balance heat from jalapeno peppers; celery and pickles add a nice crunch. The ingredient combo might sound odd, but you’ve gotta try this contest-winning recipe.

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Nutella-Stuffed StrawberriesTaste of Home

Nutella-Stuffed Strawberries

Gourmet chocolate-covered strawberries are pricey to order for Mother’s Day, but easy to make at home. Better still, this recipe involves not only chocolate and strawberries, but also Nutella.

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Smoked Trout & Hearts of Palm Bites

Here’s a fancy Mother’s Day app. You can find hearts of palm in the canned vegetable section at the grocery store, or in the international aisle. If your supermarket doesn’t stock them, you can use quartered artichoke hearts instead.

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Orange Dream MimosasTaste of Home

Orange Dream Mimosas

Mimosas meet Creamsicles in this chilly champagne cocktail. For a non-alcoholic version, swap out the champagne for ginger ale or sparkling cider.

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Frozen Chocolate Monkey TreatsTaste of Home

Frozen Chocolate Monkey Treats

We’re bananas for these chocolate-dipped kid-friendly bites. They can be a fun (and messy!) Mother’s Day kitchen activity for the whole family.

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Strawberry Buttermilk Skillet Shortcake

Strawberry Buttermilk Skillet Shortcake

This cast-iron skillet recipe is essentially a big buttermilk biscuit baked with fresh strawberries and cinnamon streusel. Mom will love the strawberry hearts on top.

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Berries in Champagne Jelly

Serve this jiggly champagne jelly topped with fresh spring berries in your fanciest wine glasses for the most simple elegant dessert you’ve ever made.

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Spring Onion Pimiento Cheese GritsTaste of Home

Spring Onion Pimiento Cheese Grits

This easy recipe for pimiento cheese grits is a great way to take advantage of the all-too-short spring onion season.

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Slow-Cooker Monkey Bread

It takes 2-1/2 to 3 hours in a slow cooker to turn refrigerated buttermilk biscuits into something ooey, gooey and utterly irresistible. Not an early bird? Plan to start brunch late morning.

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Mushroom & Smoked Salmon Tarts

Mushroom & Smoked Salmon Tarts

This recipe makes two tarts, so you can eat one on Mother’s Day, then freeze the second to enjoy another day. Or, if you’re celebrating with a mom and a mom-in-law, you can bring one tart to each gathering!

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Almond-Vanilla Yogurt ParfaitsTaste of Home

Almond-Vanilla Yogurt Parfaits

Yogurt parfaits are a perfect addition to any breakfast-in-bed experience, especially when there’s a secret ingredient that makes them taste like dessert. (OK, we’ll tell you: It’s pudding.)

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Mini Corn Muffins with Spicy Cheddar FillingTaste of Home

Mini Corn Muffins with Spicy Cheddar Filling

It takes a little bit of time to make these bite-sized cheese-filled muffins, but they’re so adorable and tasty that you won’t mind one bit.

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Air-Fryer Lime MacaroonsTaste of Home

Air-Fryer Lime Macaroons

If you’ve never tried making cookies in your air fryer before, these gin-spiked coconut lime macaroons are a great place to start. Still haven’t hopped on the air-fryer trend? These are our Test Kitchen’s top-ranked models.

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Portobello Risotto with Mascarpone

Portobello mushrooms give this vegetarian risotto a rich, savory flavor. A dollop of soft, buttery mascarpone cheese on top adds a touch of sophistication.

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Black Bottom Brandy BitesTaste of Home

Black Bottom Brandy Bites

Here’s an easy Mother’s Day recipe idea. Make these adorable bite-sized pies by pressing circles of refrigerated pie dough into mini-muffin tins and baking until golden brown.

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Rosemary strawberry daiquiriTaste of Home

Rosemary Strawberry Daiquiri

Frozen strawberries make this frozen cocktail recipe a cinch to make; an easy, herby simple syrup adds a kick of freshness.

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Apricot-Hazelnut Triangles

Apricot-Hazelnut Triangles

Customize these to her heart’s content. Use your imagination when making crispy cookie treats—try different nuts, jams and dark or white chocolate.

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Roasted Grape and Sweet Cheese Phyllo Galette

This stunner of a tart is perfect for Mother’s Day brunch. Finish with a drizzle of exquisite honey and a sprinkle of coarse sugar.

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Lemony Grilled Salmon Fillets with Dill SauceTaste of Home

Lemony Grilled Salmon Fillets with Dill Sauce

Grilled lemons over an open flame adds a smoky tartness to a butter sauce made to enjoy with grilled salmon. A touch of dill adds a fresh finish that’s perfect for any springtime celebration.

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Leek QuicheTaste of Home

Leek Quiche

This indulgent leek quiche can be made in a large pie version or in little tartlets. If you want to make it vegetarian, leave out the sausage—it’ll still taste incredible without it.

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Almond Biscotti

A pot of coffee with crunchy homemade biscotti eaten on a comfy couch may be the perfect way to wake up on Mother’s Day.

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Creamy Pesto 'n Bacon Eggs BenedictTaste of Home

Creamy Pesto ‘n Bacon Eggs Benedict

This Italian-inspired version of eggs Benedict replaces fussy hollandaise sauce with an easy cream sauce made with store bought pesto.

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Raspberry Peach Puff PancakeTaste of Home

Raspberry Peach Puff Pancake

It takes less than 5 minutes to prep this stunner of a Mother’s Day breakfast, and only about 20 minutes in the oven.

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Allison Robicelli
Allison Robicelli is a James Beard-nominated food and recipe writer, humorist, and the author of four (quite good) books. Her writing credits include the Washington Post, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Wine Enthusiast, Eater, Food52, The Takeout, and other major publications. Before becoming a full-time writer, she spent over a decade as a working chef, and was the co-owner of the acclaimed Robicelli's Bakery in Brooklyn. In addition to food and comedy, she also writes about history, parenting, and cannabis. She lives in Baltimore with her two teenage sons and four patient cats.