Recipes to Cook for Your Mom on Mother’s Day


Heads up – Mother’s day is just 11 days away! I have a feeling that your Mom would be happy if you skipped the gift and cooked for her, so I have gathered up a handful of recipes perfect for a Mother’s Day celebration!

If you want to make brunch, here are some sweet and savory options. Let’s start with the easiest option. The prosciutto egg cups pictured above is a two ingredient recipe! Just place slices of prosciutto in a muffin tin so that they cover the surface of the cups, and crack eggs into the cups. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees and serve.

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Strawberries via The Kittchen

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Strawberries are light and fluffy and they just taste like Spring. You can easily swap the strawberries for blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries too.

Eggs in Poblano Pepper Boats via The Kittchen (horizontal)

I know that my Mom loves this recipe for Eggs in Poblano Pepper Boats. Plus this recipe can be made in just 10 minutes! It’s a nice no fuss compliment to a sweeter brunch recipe, like the doughnuts or french toast below.

The Ultimate Caramel Doughnuts via

If you really want to show Mom how much you love her, put in the extra time in to make Caramel Doughnuts from scratch.

Stuffed French Toast

Berry Stuffed French Toast is filled with jam and cream cheese and is easy to make in big batches.

Lemon Poppy Seed Scone Recipe

Lemon Poppy Seed Scones seem a bit more festive than muffins, don’t they?

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The recipes for Quiche Two Ways – asparagus and mushroom quiche with cheddar cheese, and roasted tomato, spinach, and mozzarella remains the most popular all-time post on this site.

Prosecco Float-2

And you might need a cocktail at brunch too; this Processo Float couldn’t be easier to make, and my Mom gave it her seal of approval.

Or if you plan to cook dinner, here are a few recipes that I think your Mom will love.

Chicken Marsala - via The Kittchen

This is actually my Mom’s recipe for Chicken Marsala and it is a staple at family celebrations.


Braciole easily feeds a crowd and it doesn’t require much preparation time either.

Roast Lamb with a Mint Sauce-4

Want something a bit British? Make Roast Lamb with a Mint Sauce.

Aunt Diddie's Bolognese Sauce Recipe-5

You can’t go wrong with classic Spaghetti Bolognese.

Goat Cheese, Sweet Potato, and Sage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin - via the Kittchen

My Mother-In-Law said that this Goat Cheese, Butternut Squash, and Sage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin was one of the best home cooked meals she has had.

Lemon Parmesan Fettuccine a pasta with a creamy citrusy sauce that can be made in just 15 minutes.

Need a vegetarian option? This Lemon Parmesan Fettuccine is a copy-cat recipe based on The Pump Room’s pasta, and it is full of fresh Spring flavors while also being a bit cheesy.

And don’t forget dessert!

Chocolate Pie

This Molten Chocolate Brownie S’mores Pie is just insanely good. If your Mom likes chocolate as much as my Mom does, this is what you need to make.


If you are short on time – make this no bake Vanilla Raspberry Cheesecake. This only takes 5 minutes to make! (But it does need to chill for 2 hours).

If you live in Chicago and prefer to take Mom out to eat – here are my recommendations.

Hopefully these Mother’s Day recipes give you a jump start on your planning for the holiday. My sister and I are celebrating Mother’s Day a week late this year with a girl’s weekend in New York City!

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