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10 Amazing Mother’s Day Dinner Ideas

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Mother’s Day Dinner ideas can be a daunting task for every child. I know what you’re thinking, that you’ll take your mom out to eat for Mother’s Day, right?

Honestly, the last thing Mother’s want to do is sit in an overcrowded restaurant that is short staffed with inflated prices.

Moms don’t want to cook on Mother’s Day but we would really appreciate a nice meal at home. Your mother will enjoy our 10 amazing dinner ideas for Mother’s Day that you can make with love.

Mother's Day Dinner IDeas that you can make at home. Easy to cook recipes that she'll love!

What Should I Make For Mother’s Day Dinner?

First, the key to making a meal for Mother’s Day also involves the clean up.

Second, it doesn’t have to be fancy. Mother’s Day dinners can be very simple, oh! and clean up, let’s not forget the clean up.

Thirdly, Mother’s Day isn’t the time to test out the inner Paula Dean, work with what you’re comfortable with. Did I mention clean up?

Lastly, this day is about spending time with the one who is always there for you. Enjoy the moment, don’t worry if your meal is perfect. As long as she gets to spend it with you, she’ll be happy!

What Is A Good Menu For Mother’s Day?

I like to work with what’s in season or what I have on hand.

In addition to planning a good Mother’s Day menu, take into consideration her diet or allergies. Is she gluten free or watching her carbs? If so, best not to plan a spaghetti dinner with garlic bread.

Once you know what your Mother can and can not eat, then it’s time to start planning her Mother’s Day Dinner.

Start by taking an inventory of what you have on hand. Look in the fridge, in the pantry, and in the freezer and write down some ideas.

Next, match your available ingredients with recipes you can find online.

For instance, say you have chicken, tomatoes, and some pasta. With those ingredients you can make our amazing Cast Iron Skillet Chicken. offers a recipe generator that allows you to enter the ingredients you have on hand. Then it generates a recipe for you, talking about making dinner ideas simple.

What Should I Cook For My Mother?

By all means, use the ingredients you have on hand for your special dinner. However, we have 10 Amazing Mother’s Day Dinner ideas we know she’ll love.

#1 Chicken Marsala For Mother’s Day Dinner

Chicken Marsala is a recipe that looks fancy but is really easy to make. I always order it when we’re out to eat if it’s on the menu. However, our homemade version always has a better flavor and it’s so easy. Add some mashed potatoes and a vegetable and you have a meal fit for a queen.

10 Easy to make Mother's Day dinner ideas

#2 Cowboy Casserole

This casserole by The Pioneer Woman is a one pot meal the whole family will enjoy. With tater tots and cheese, what’s not to love?

#3 Spaghetti Is The Perfect Recipe For Mother’s Day Dinner

Spaghetti is the Mother’s Day Dinner that keeps on giving. Make it once and have leftovers all week.

Mother's Day dinner ideas she can enjoy all week

#4 Waffles: Easy Gluten Free Waffles

Who doesn’t love breakfast any time of the day? Especially waffles. This recipe offers dairy free and vegan options as well. Make some extra and freeze them so your mom has extra to enjoy any time she likes!

#5 Sweet Potato Quiche For A Mother’s Day Dinner Idea

In addition to the waffles, our Sweet Potato Quiche is a perfect dish for a gluten-free or grain-free diet. Light and filling. Add a side salad or fresh fruit and it’s a perfect meal for any time of the day.

10 Mother's Day Dinner ideas including gluten-free

#6 Chicken a`la King

Chicken a` la King is a fancy way to say chicken and biscuits. In fact, if you can’t find pastry shells (in the recipe) you can use a can of biscuits. Comfort food is always a good choice.

#7 Tomato Pie For Your Mom On Mother’s Day

The one thing I look forward to all winter is having fresh tomatoes. This tomato pie is amazing. No lie. From breakfast to dinner, this tomato pie will become your mom’s favorite.

Mother's Day Dinner ideas for you to make

#8 Miso Glazed Salmon with Sesame Noodles

Go all out with this seafood dish that is sure to make your mother’s taste buds dance

. With just a 20 min prep time and a 35 min cook time, Mother’s Day Dinner never got easier.

#9 Cast Iron Skillet Chicken- Fresh Herbs and Tomatoes

Another amazing one dish menu idea for Mother’s Day. Served over pasta or mashed potatoes and full of flavor.

This recipe will make any cook look like a professional chef!

Cast Iron Skillet Chicken- Fresh Herbs & Tomatoes

#10 Pineapple Mint Smoothie Is The Perfect Mother’s Day Drink!

What Mother’s Day Dinner would be complete without a boujee drink to go with it?

Our Pineapple Mint Smoothie is just that drink.

Sugar free, delicious, refreshing, fancy, easy. All the adjectives I like in a recipe!

What Can I Make My Mother-In-Law For Dinner?

Your mother in law will appreciate being recognized for Mother’s Day. Especially if you make her a homemade meal.

Don’t be nervous about cooking for her, we have the perfect Mother’s Day Dinner ideas for you.

A good friend of mine, Stacy Lyn Harris, has a Best Selling cookbook. Her recipes will pass any mother-in-laws approval, trust me.

Not only are they packed full of flavor, they are visually stunning. She shares a whole Mother’s Day Brunch menu on her website with printable recipe cards.

What Really Matters

Without a doubt the most important thing to all mother’s is you. Spending time with her family. The dinner you make her is just a bonus.

Mother’s Day Gifts for Grandmas

In addition to your wonderful mother, let’s remember your mother’s mother as well. We have some amazing gift ideas for the grandmother’s in your life. Don’t worry, they don’t cost a dime!

10 Easy to make recipes for your mom on Mother's Day.

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