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20 Best Mother’s Day Recipes

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Mother’s Day Recipes, Menus, and Ideas

20 Best Mother’s Day Recipes has everything you need to cook Mom breakfast, brunch, lunch, desserts, or appetizers.

Mother’s Day is a special time of the year where we get to celebrate the special women in our lives.

What better way to celebrate Mom than to cook for her? In this 20 Best Mother’s Day Recipes post, I’ve rounded up all of my Mom’s favorites to share with you.

There’s something for every Mother here!

Creamy Scalloped Chicken Casserole is my Granny M’s recipe and to date is the most popular recipe here on the blog. This delicious lunch casserole is a wonderful tribute to a special lady in my life whom I love and dearly miss.

A white casserole dish with Creamy Scalloped Chicken Casserole in it and a wooden spoon scooping out some of the casserole. A multi colored floral towel is placed beside the casserole dish and it all sits on a wooden board.

Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole is a delicious and effortless breakfast/brunch recipe perfect for a busy Mother’s Day morning.

A white crockpot slow cooker insert is coming out of the left hand side of the frame and is filled with Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole and topped with sliced, red, cherry tomatoes. The insert is sitting on a wooden backdrop.

Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are a great breakfast, brunch, or dessert option. These tasty muffins will be gone in no time!

Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins sit piled on a marble cutting board with bananas behind the cutting board. Everything is sitting on a wooden backdrop and a cream towel is visible just behind the bananas.

Easy Spinach and Cheese Calzone is the perfect appetizer or light lunch option for Mother’s Day. We love this easy, cheesy, dish!

A parchment paper - lined baking sheet with the Spinach and Cheese Calzone sits in the center of a wood backdrop.

Cranberry Cream Cheese Pinwheels have been long-time favorites of my mother and mother-in-law. They requests these for every Holiday or party!

A overhead close up shot of a grey marble and wood cutting board, piled with Cranberry Cream Cheese Pinwheels and adorned with sprigs of rosemary and dried cranberries. Everything is on a wooden backdrop.

“A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” -Tenneva Jordan

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup is a delicious, flavorful lunch option – especially if it’s still a bit chilly where you live.

This Chicken Enchilada Soup is packed full of flavor and made hands-off in the slow cooker.

Two white bowls sit in the center of a wooden backdrop with a blue towel underneath. The bowls are filled with Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup and topped with sliced avocado, tortilla strips, chopped green onion, and shredded cheese.

Amish Oatmeal Pie was an instant success when I published the recipe last fall. I can guarantee your mom will be back for seconds of this wonderful Oatmeal Pie!

A vintage, jade green plate sits on a wooden backdrop with a slice of Amish Oatmeal Pie in the center. A bronze fork is sitting on the right hand side of the plate with a large bite of Oatmeal Pie on it.

Easy Breakfast Casserole is the perfect breakfast or brunch casserole for a Low Carb or Keto loving Momma. Creamy, cheesy, delicious, and easy! What more could you ask for?

A close up of a white, hobnail late with a triangular slice of Easy Breakfast Casserole in the middle of the plate is in full frame in this photo. A bronze fork is placed on the right hand side of the plate and the slice of Breakfast Casserole is topped with melted cheese and crispy bacon bits. Some of the bacon bits have fallen off onto the plate and a multi colored floral towel has been placed underneath the plate, just barely visible.

Hawaiian Ham and Swiss Sliders is another fast and easy appetizer option for Mother’s Day.

A hand is coming out of the left hand side of the frame, holding a Ham and Swiss Slider sandwich. Just visible in the background is a white casserole dish filled with baked Ham and Swiss Sliders.

Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches with Homemade Creamy Horseradish Sauce makes a delicious lunch. So many ways to serve this meal!

A platter sits on a wooden backdrop with a multi colored floral towel underneath. Two Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches sit on the platter and are topped with marinated onions and homemade Creamy Horseradish Sauce.

“There’s no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.” -Jill Churchill

Copy Cat Olive Garden Eggplant Parmigiana is a great lunch option for a Vegetarian mother, or any mother for that matter! One of my absolute favorite meals.

A round, white plate sits in the center of a wooden backdrop with a white and grey striped towel underneath. Copy Cat Olive Garden Eggplant Parmigiana sits on the plate topped with Marinara Sauce with an Olive Garden salad to the right of the Eggplant.

Cobb Salad Recipe is hands down, my mom’s favorite meal that I’ve ever made her. So simple, yet so filling and delicious! Top with my Homemade Ranch Dressing for extra flavor!

A long, white platter filled with Easy Cobb Salad sits in the center of a wooden backdrop.

Low Carb Italian Stuffed Bell Peppers is another great Keto/Low Carb dinner option that your mom will love.

A long, white platter sits on a wooden backdrop with a black and white towel underneath. Low Carb Italian Stuffed Bell Peppers sit in the center of the platter.

Easy Summer Fruit Salad is a great way to add some sweet, healthy color to any breakfast or brunch meal.

A white bowl filled with Summer Fruit Salad sits in the center of a black and white towel.

Lemon Bundt Cake with a Lemon Glaze is a recipe passed down from my Granny, to my mother, and now to me. This Lemon Cake is a long-standing tradition in our family that I can guarantee your mother will love!

lemon pound cake with a lemon glaze on a white plate that's on a barn wood back drop with a white towel that has gray and yellow stripes.

“A mother’s love endures through all.” – Washington Irving

Easy Brunch Quiche – the name says it all. Easy, scrumptious, and perfect for breakfast or brunch on Mother’s Day.

Cooked quiche in a silver pie pan placed on a barn wood board back drop with a black and white Aztec tasseled towel with a silver butter knife placed beside the quiche.

Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken is one of those recipes that looks fancy and complicated, but really isn’t.

seasoned roasted whole chicken on a white platter with a blue towel, on a barn wood backdrop with a bunch of fresh parsley on the chicken.

 Cottage Cheese Fruit Salad is a vintage recipe passed down to me from my mother and grandmother. This delightfully pink dessert is fluffy and tasty! 

Two dessert glasses sit in the center of a wooden backdrop with a blue towel underneath. The dessert glasses are filled with Cottage Cheese Fruit Salad. Two silver teaspoons are resting in front of the glass bowls.

Easy Pancakes – the name says it all! There’s nothing better than thick pancakes for breakfast!

A stack of Easy Pancakes are sitting on a round, grey plate and topped with butter, syrup, blackberries, and raspberries. The plate is placed on a wooden backdrop with a white and grey striped towel underneath and a silver fork is placed to the left of the plate. A small silver up filled with syrup is sitting to the upper right of the plate. Blackberries and raspberries are scattered around the plate.

Slow Cooker Chicken Stew is a recipe given to me by my mother-in-law and one that our family has enjoyed for years.

A round, white bowl is sitting on a wooden backdrop with a blue towel underneath. A silver teaspoon has been placed to the right of the bowl and the bowl is filled with Slow Cooker Chicken Stew.

I hope you have enjoyed this 20 Best Mother’s Day Recipes compilation as much as I’ve enjoyed making it!

Many of these recipes were handed down to me from either my mom, Granny, or mother-in-law, and they are recipes I will always treasure.

If you are a mother or someone fulfilling the role of a mother, I hope this Mother’s Day is the best one you’ve ever had.

Happy Mother’s Day!


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  • Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    May 8, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Looks like your mama will be well fed! And it all looks great – Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party.

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      Amy - The Speedy Spatula
      May 11, 2019 at 4:07 pm

      Yes indeed! There’s something here for every mother out there! Hope you have a great weekend!

  • Reply
    Miz Helen
    May 14, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    What a lovely collection of Mothers Day Recipes! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

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