26 Mother’s Day Recipes



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Celebrate mom with a nice meal. We’ve got Mother’s Day recipes from breakfast, dinner, snacks and lunch to get you inspired. Need a gift? We’ve got suggestions for that, too. Click here to check out our editor-picks.

skillet with potato and black bean hash and scoops of guacamole
casserole dish filled with eggplant parmesan and topped with melted cheese
plate of spaghetti carbonara with thick pieces of bacon and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese
challah monkey bread on a plate with glaze dripping down
frittata with greens
stack of sweet potato pancakes
cheeseboard with crackers, fruit and grainy mustard
sweet potato fries on herbed grains with arugula
Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream
pan of baked beans with melted, stringy cheese on top
chicken covered in a paprika rub with roasted lemons
ricotta and squash stuffed shells in a casserole dish
salmon on a sheet pan with citrus slices over it
french toast casserole in a dish
plate of cheesy pasta
cinnamon bun with salted caramel
pot of pasta with broccoli and bread crumbs
jars of parfait with cherries
cheesecake slices with popsicle stick through it
pitas stuffed with halloumi and cauliflower
quiche on the counter
Balsamic Roasted Vegetables
strawberry and cream bars
Make-Ahead Scalloped Potatoes

Hash in a Dash

The potatoes and black beans are simmered in spicy (can sub for mild to accommodate younger palates) salsa—a simple hack for adding a ton of flavour and tomatoey goodness in one go. Top the whole shebang with a dollop of quick guacamole and cilantro for a hearty, spicy, zesty morning meal. Get the recipe: Hash in a Dash

Eggplant Parmesan

The true way to make eggplant Parmesan, according to those with grandmother's from the Old Country, is to use Pecorino Romano cheese—Parmesan’s sheepier, saltier cousin. Mozzarella is traditionally forbidden, but, because mozzarella cheese is so stretchy and excellent, this recipe includes it in two forms. Get the recipe: Eggplant Parmesan

Spaghetti Carbonara

A creamy carbonara comes together in just a little more time than it takes the pasta to cook. It’s a humble sauce of starchy pasta water, eggs and Parm whisked into silky submission. And, chances are, you already have the ingredients in your kitchen. We have peas in our ingredient list, but if there’s a greens strike in your home, feel free to forgo them. Carbonara is easy like that. Get the recipe: Spaghetti Carbonara

Sesame Challah Monkey Bread

Balls of (not overly sweet) challah are rolled in butter, cinnamon sugar, and a very lightly toasted sesame mix before getting packed into a Bundt pan so it develops a deeply sweet caramelized shell as it bakes. Once the teamwork is done, everyone can sit around the table and pull it apart with their fingers. A solid prize. Get the recipe: Sesame Challah Monkey Bread

Basic Frittata

A frittata is like a quiche but without the crust. It can be filled with just about anything and is a great way to use leftover cooked veggies, roasted potatoes, meat or even pasta. Bits of cheese can be grated and tossed into the mix or add cubed stale bread and have yourself a strata. Get the recipe: Basic Frittata

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet potatoes in pancakes? 1000 times yes! They taste delicious, plus the victory of sneakily feeding your children vegetables is worth celebrating. Get the recipe: Sweet Potato Pancakes

The Perfect Cheese Platter

Not just for holidays, a cheese platter or charcuterie board is a friend you want by your side year-round. Here's how to create a legendary cheese situation. Get the recipe: Perfect Cheese Platter

Sweet Potato Wedges With Farro And Tahini

These cozy sweet potato wedges drizzled with bright, creamy lemon tahini dressing create a flavour pairing that is far more than the sum of its parts. Serve over the herbed farro and arugula for a hearty side dish or delicious lunch. Get the recipe: Sweet Potato Wedges With Farro And Tahini

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

Roasting strawberries first coaxes out their juices, intensifying the flavour, because science. Whisking together a simple base of sweetened berries and cream keeps this recipe easy-peasy. Max chill, if you will. Get the recipe: Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

Pizza Beans

Perfect for a crowd but worthy of the effort of a meal at home, these are the beans of your dreams. Delicious, tomatoey, packed with veggies (we see you, kale) and a healthy dose of melty cheese, pizza beans for life! Get the recipe: Pizza Beans

Paprika-Rubbed Sheet-Pan Chicken With Lemon

A sheet pan meal will quickly become your BFF. This one uses a rub of fennel, paprika and lemon, making whatever you coat in it have a nice Italian sausage-like flavouring. Get the recipe: Paprika-Rubbed Sheet-Pan Chicken With Lemon

Ricotta and Squash Stuffed Shells

Ding, ding. What's the ultimate comfort food? You just found it. Butternut squash and ricotta cheese create a decadent filling while the Alfredo sauce plays it cool with butter, garlic and lemon zest. Get the recipe: Ricotta and Squash Stuffed Shells

Slow Salmon With Citrus And Herb Salad

Slowly roasting an already fatty fish in even more luxurious fat (here, olive oil) makes it nearly impossible to overcook; plus, you can flavour that oil with whatever you fancy: spices, herbs, citrus, chiles, which will flavour the salmon, which is why you’re here. Get the recipe: Slow Salmon With Citrus And Herb Salad

Baked French Toast Casserole with Streusel

Here's a make-ahead dish with all the tasty flavours of French toast. If you want to take this to the next level, grab some whipped cream and maple syrup. Get the recipe: Baked French Toast Casserole with Streusel

Linguine Al Pomodorino Giallo

The key to a great pasta dish is to not get too fussy. This recipe incorporates simple ingredients and packs a wallop of flavour. Get the recipe: Linguine Al Pomodorino Giallo

Salted Caramel Buns

There is something so incredibly decadent about the union of sweet and salty. In this recipe, it is best to use a coarse sea salt. The visual effect is nearly as wonderful as the tasting experience. Get the recipe: Salted Caramel Buns

Garlicky Cuban Pork

The instant pot does all of the work on this one. But you can go pick up squishy buns, because this pork is best served slider-style. For camping, make your pork ahead of time and bring everything you need for al fresco pork-in-a-bun. Get the recipe: Garlicky Cuban Pork

Pot of Pasta With Broccoli Rabe And Chorizo Bread Crumbs

Chorizo or Italian sausage take on a crumbly persona, and, along with breadcrumbs, create a pasta dish that's a flavour pop, no fuss. Get the recipe: Pot of Pasta With Broccoli Rabe And Chorizo Bread Crumbs

Cherry Pie Chia Parfaits

Creamy chia pudding, jammy tart cherries, and a crunchy granola topping are great as a midday snack or an after-dinner treat. Get the recipe: Cherry Pie Chia Parfaits

Frozen Cheesecake Pops

Creamy cheesecake turns into an indulgent, ice-creamy pop. Get the recipe: Frozen Cheesecake Pops

Charred Cauliflower Pitas with Halloumi and Harissa

A quick, flavourful dinner isn't hard to accomplish. Just roast the cauliflower and halloumi until well charred, and stuff everything into a warm pita with spicy arugula. Get the recipe: Charred Cauliflower Pitas with Halloumi and Harissa

Quiche Lorraine

Eggs, bacon and cheese join forces with a flaky (store-bought!) crust for this French tart recipe. Get the recipe: Quiche Lorraine

Homemade Ginger Pork Potstickers

Make this one a team effort . One of the great things about potstickers is their versatility—you can really make the filling out of anything. Kids have fun helping out—set out a bowl of filling, a dish of water and a pile of wonton wrappers, and they'll keep busy helping you get dinner on the table. Get the recipe: Homemade Ginger Pork Potstickers

Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

Not much makes a mom happier than seeing her kid eating vegetables. This recipe is delicious, making the eggplant, zucchini and peppers go down nice and easy. Get the recipe: Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

Strawberry Shortcake Crunch Bars With Coconut Whipped Cream

The shortcake crust on these strawberry bars has turbinado sugar, which provides a delightful crunch, while the pecans help out with the butteriness (they can’t help it, that’s just what they do). And what could be a better vehicle for shovelling whipped coconut cream studded with juicy strawberries into your mouth? Get the recipe: Strawberry Shortcake Crunch Bars With Coconut Whipped Cream

Make-Ahead Scalloped Potatoes

The trouble with traditional scalloped potatoes is that they go into the oven raw, and then take an age to cook. The solution is to par-cook the potatoes (and as a bonus, cook them in cream!) or even pre-cook the whole dish. Get the recipe: Make-Ahead Scalloped Potatoes
Hash in a Dash
Eggplant Parmesan
Spaghetti Carbonara
Sesame Challah Monkey Bread
Basic Frittata
Sweet Potato Pancakes
The Perfect Cheese Platter
Sweet Potato Wedges With Farro And Tahini
Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream
Pizza Beans
Paprika-Rubbed Sheet-Pan Chicken With Lemon
Ricotta and Squash Stuffed Shells
Slow Salmon With Citrus And Herb Salad
Baked French Toast Casserole with Streusel
Linguine Al Pomodorino Giallo
Salted Caramel Buns
Garlicky Cuban Pork
Pot of Pasta With Broccoli Rabe And Chorizo Bread Crumbs
Cherry Pie Chia Parfaits
Frozen Cheesecake Pops
Charred Cauliflower Pitas with Halloumi and Harissa
Quiche Lorraine
Homemade Ginger Pork Potstickers
Balsamic Roasted Vegetables
Strawberry Shortcake Crunch Bars With Coconut Whipped Cream
Make-Ahead Scalloped Potatoes

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