Are you looking to make this Mother’s Day extra special with a home-cooked meal? Forget about fancy restaurant reservations and whip up one of these impressive dishes right in your own kitchen. From savory meats to delightful seafood, each recipe will make your mom feel truly cherished. Make sure this Mother’s Day is one she’ll remember with a meal made from the heart.

Chicken marsala in a skillet with sauce and herbs.
Stuffed Chicken Marsala. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.
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Baked Wild Sockeye Salmon

Baked sockeye salmon with herb caper crust and lemon slices on a sheet pan.
Baked Wild Sockeye Salmon. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Whip up this wild sockeye salmon with a citrus herb crust for a special Mother’s Day meal. It’s quick to bake, taking only 10-12 minutes, and gives a restaurant-quality experience right at home. A great choice for a memorable meal that’s easy to prepare.
Get the Recipe: Baked Wild Sockeye Salmon

Brown Butter Shrimp and Orzo

Brown butter shrimp and orzo served with burst cherry tomatoes in a bowl.
Brown Butter Shrimp and Orzo. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This dish pairs brown butter shrimp with creamy parmesan basil corn orzo and blistered cherry tomatoes. It’s a perfect summer meal to make Mom feel pampered without the need for a restaurant reservation. Quick and impressive, it’s sure to be a hit.
Get the Recipe: Brown Butter Shrimp and Orzo

Coconut Lime Baked Chicken

Baked chicken thighs with coconut lime sauce over white rice with mango.
Coconut Lime Baked Chicken. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Treat Mom with this tropical-flavored coconut lime baked chicken served with mango sticky rice. It’s a refreshing twist that brings the taste of the tropics to your dining table. Easy to make and perfect for a special occasion.
Get the Recipe: Coconut Lime Baked Chicken

Grilled Pork Chops with Grapes & Fennel

Grilled pork chops sliced on a plate with grapes and fennel.
Grilled Pork Chops with Grapes & Fennel. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

These grilled pork chops come with a side of grape and fennel salad, all prepared on the grill. It’s a great way to show off your grilling skills and treat Mom to something different this Mother’s Day.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Pork Chops with Grapes & Fennel

Honey Lime Sablefish

Honey lime sablefish with jalapeño corn salsa in a bowl with a fork.
Honey Lime Sablefish. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This honey lime sablefish, topped with a spicy jalapeno and corn salsa, mixes sweet and heat in the best way. It’s a light yet flavor-packed meal that’s simple to prepare and sure to impress.
Get the Recipe: Honey Lime Sablefish

Peach Honey Grilled Lamb Chops

Grilled lamb chops with peaches over baby greens on a white serving platter.
Peach Honey Grilled Lamb Chops. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Sweet peach honey glazed lamb chops served with a watercress and grilled peach salad make for a standout dish. This recipe is a great way to enjoy the flavors of summer and make Mother’s Day special.
Get the Recipe: Peach Honey Grilled Lamb Chops

Skillet Lamb Chops with Cipollini Onions

Skillet lamb chops with tarragon mustard sauce and cipollini onions.
Skillet Lamb Chops with Cipollini Onions. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Skillet-cooked lamb chops with browned cipollini onions and a fresh tarragon honey mustard sauce make a quick and flavorful dinner. Perfect for a festive yet low-key Mother’s Day meal.
Get the Recipe: Skillet Lamb Chops with Cipollini Onions

Spring Gyros with Apricot Salsa

Gyros with apricot salsa and pea shoots.
Spring Gyros with Apricot Salsa. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Give the classic gyro a spring makeover with apricot salsa, quick yogurt sauce, and fresh pea sprouts. It’s a fun and fresh way to celebrate Mother’s Day with a meal that stands out from the usual fare.
Get the Recipe: Spring Gyros with Apricot Salsa

Bacon Wrapped Salmon

Plate of salmon with bacon.
Bacon Wrapped Salmon. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This bacon-wrapped salmon brings decadence to the dinner table without the complexity. It’s a straightforward recipe that delivers big on flavor, making it a perfect treat for Mom.
Get the Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Salmon

Creamy Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom risotto with peas and mushrooms in a pot with wooden spoon.
Creamy Mushroom Risotto. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This creamy mushroom risotto is packed with flavor and pairs perfectly with peas. It’s rich, comforting, and doesn’t require any dairy, making it a great pick for a hearty Mother’s Day meal.
Get the Recipe: Creamy Mushroom Risotto

Stuffed Chicken Marsala

Stuffed chicken marsala in a cast iron skillet.
Stuffed Chicken Marsala. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Elevate your Mother’s Day with this stuffed chicken marsala, filled with mozzarella, tomato butter, and fresh basil. It’s an impressive twist on a classic dish that’s sure to please.
Get the Recipe: Stuffed Chicken Marsala

Balsamic Dijon Beef Tenderloin

Balsamic Dijon crusted beef tenderloin sliced on a cutting board.
Balsamic Dijon Beef Tenderloin. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Balsamic dijon beef tenderloin roasted to perfection and served with Meyer lemon gremolata is a show-stopping dish. It’s the perfect way to make Mother’s Day dinner memorable and special.
Get the Recipe: Balsamic Dijon Beef Tenderloin

Stuffed Rigatoni Pasta Pie

Stuffed Rigatoni Pasta Pie. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Who can resist a slice of this stuffed rigatoni pasta pie? Loaded with meat and cheese, it’s a hearty meal that’s great for feeding a crowd on Mother’s Day.
Get the Recipe: Stuffed Rigatoni Pasta Pie

Lasagna al Forno

Lasagna al Forno. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Lasagna al forno is always a crowd-pleaser with its layers of flavor and hearty ingredients. It’s a classic dish that makes a great Mother’s Day meal everyone will love.
Get the Recipe: Lasagna al Forno

Easy Shrimp Linguine

Easy Shrimp Linguine. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This easy shrimp linguine covered in a lemon butter sauce is a fantastic pick for a quick and easy Mother’s Day meal. Ready in just 20 minutes, it’s perfect for a last-minute dinner that still feels special.
Get the Recipe: Easy Shrimp Linguine

Coq au Vin – Chicken Braised in Red Wine

Coq au Vin – Chicken Braised in Red Wine. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This classic French dish of chicken braised in red wine with vegetables and herbs is a great way to bring a touch of elegance to your Mother’s Day dining. The slow cooking ensures every bite is infused with flavor.
Get the Recipe: Coq au Vin – Chicken Braised in Red Wine

Baked Vegetarian Ziti

Baked Vegetarian Ziti. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge.

Baked vegetarian ziti is packed with vegetables and protein, making it a wholesome and hearty option for a Mother’s Day feast. It’s comfort food that’s simple to make and always a hit.
Get the Recipe: Baked Vegetarian Ziti

Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Creamy Mushroom Pasta. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge.

This creamy mushroom pasta is a quick and easy dish that’s perfect for a weeknight Mother’s Day dinner. Ready in just 20 minutes, it’s a practical yet flavorful choice.
Get the Recipe: Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Green Salsa Enchiladas

Green Salsa Enchiladas. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge.

Try these green salsa enchiladas either as traditional rolls or as a casserole. Made with white beans, spinach, and poblano peppers, it’s a versatile dish that’s great for any Mother’s Day celebration.
Get the Recipe: Green Salsa Enchiladas

Mushroom Wellington

Mushroom Wellington. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge.

This mushroom wellington, featuring a mix of mushrooms, lentils, walnuts, and butternut squash, is a festive vegan option for Mother’s Day. It’s a creative and impressive centerpiece for any holiday table.
Get the Recipe: Mushroom Wellington

Spicy Gochujang Crispy Tofu Bowls

Spicy Gochujang Crispy Tofu Bowls. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge.

For a spicy kick, these Korean-inspired gochujang tofu rice bowls are a must-try. They’re packed with flavor and make a great weeknight dinner for a spicy-loving mom.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Gochujang Crispy Tofu Bowls

Easy Teriyaki Salmon

Three salmon fillets on a wooden plate.
Photo credit: Seasonal Cravings.

This easy teriyaki salmon with a homemade sauce is tender and flavorful, pairing well with any side. It’s a straightforward and tasty option for a special Mother’s Day meal.
Get the Recipe: Easy Teriyaki Salmon

Lemon Baked Halibut

Lemon Baked Halibut. Photo credit: My Everyday Table.

This simple lemon baked halibut focuses on natural flavors and minimal prep. A great option for a light and fresh Mother’s Day dinner that’s easy to make and enjoyable to eat.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Baked Halibut

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