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    The 35 BEST Mother’s Day Recipes

    Looking for some special meals to cook for mom this year? This collection of Mother’s Day Recipes is here to help!

    From breakfast to dessert, and everything in between, this list has it all.

    Whether your mom leans towards elegant mains, or cozy comfort food, you’re sure to find plenty of great dishes to feed her here.

    Go through all of these great recipes, and you’ll never wonder what to cook on Mother’s Day again!

    The BEST Mother's Day Recipes.

    The Best Mother’s Day Recipes:

    1. Spanish Clams with Chorizo

    We’re starting this list of Mother’s Day Recipes with our own Spanish Clams with Chorizo. This recipe is so beautiful and delicious, and is fun to eat.

    The double hit of savory umami from chorizo and clams and other flavorful ingredients makes this dish a classic for a reason.

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    2. Smoked Salmon Flatbread

    This Smoked Salmon Flatbread makes the perfect appetizer, brunch or lunch! Crisp flatbread is layered with cream cheese, smoked salmon and toppings that pair perfectly together.

    This recipe is super flavorful, easy and comes together in just 15 minutes. Perfect to serve at parties, holidays or anytime you’re craving something delicious.

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    3. Crockpot Tuscan Chicken

    When you want to enjoy delicious, flavorful food without spending too much time in the kitchen, this Crockpot Tuscan Chicken is the best recipe to try.

    It’s simple enough, made with fresh ingredients and loaded with flavor that you won’t get enough of when you serve it. It’s the perfect meal to enjoy on Mother’s Day.

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    4. Mediterranean Zucchini Boats

    These Mediterranean Zucchini Boats are delicious low carb main course options for you. Fork tender zucchini with all the flavors of the Mediterranean.

    These boats make the perfect vegetable vessel for all the tasty ingredients packed with flavor and texture.

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    5. Garlic Butter Steak Bites

    If you are a meat lover, then you have to try these Garlic Butter Steak Bites. These seared steak bites are cubes of rib eye cooked to perfection in a yummy garlic butter sauce.

    This one skillet meal is absolutely delicious and perfect for special occasions when you want something easy and quick.

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    6. Surf and Turf Nachos

    This Surf and Turf Nachos recipe is a classic fancy menu item. These nachos are ultimate, as they’re topped with juicy tender steak and flavorful shrimp with tangy, spicy and cheesy nachos.

    These make a perfect Mother’s Day appetizer!

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    7. Breakfast Casserole

    This is the Best Breakfast Casserole recipe ever! Eggs, shredded potatoes and ham cubes are layered in a casserole dish and topped with two types of cheeses, baked to a gooey golden brown perfection.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    8. Chocolate Pancakes

    The best homemade Chocolate Pancake recipe is a dream come true for any chocolate lover!

    Easy cocoa pancakes are thick and fluffy topped with a rich hot chocolate sauce, served with fresh sliced strawberries and bananas for extra deliciousness. It makes a lovely morning treat.

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    9. Tacos Gobernador

    Tacos Gobernador, governor’s tacos, are one of the modern classics of Mexican cuisine. This is sure to be your new favorite recipe.

    They are bold in flavor, slightly spicy and wonderfully crispy.

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    10. Shrimp Saganaki (Greek Shrimp with Tomatoes & Feta)

    Shrimp Saganaki is an easy and quick dinner, but also looks so fancy! This is a classic Greek dish of shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce with feta cheese.

    It can be made almost entirely from pantry staples. This simple and light one skillet dish gives you that Greek Island vacation feeling.

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    11. Firecracker Salmon

    A succulent Firecracker Salmon recipe, which is flakey and tender on the inside with crispy edges. This dish packs enough warm, spicy heat to tickle your tongue, but it never overwhelms.

    The sauce perfectly complements the rich salmon. It’s great for any special occasion!

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    12. Creamy Lemon Chicken

    Get ready to cook like a gourmet chef, because this Creamy Lemon Chicken is better than what you will find in many restaurants.

    The sauce is so flavorful, with a perfect blend of ingredients that are savory, creamy and tangy. YUM!

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    13. Köttbullar (Swedish Meatballs)

    These incredibly tasty Köttbullar (Swedish Meatballs) are packed with so much flavor and will soon become your family’s favorite.

    ‘Mom’s Meatballs’, as they are called in their native country, are a go to dinner made with staple ingredients and with a whole lot of love. Swedish Meatballs are a delicious classic meal, and a comfort food.

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    14. Scallop Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

    This Scallop Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes recipe is the perfect summer dinner, and a restaurant quality dish, all using summary seafood and garden fresh produce.

    Simple yet so delectable, and ready in just 20 minutes. Most importantly, every twirl of pasta is mouth wateringly delicious.

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    15. Caponata – Sicilian Eggplant Relish

    You will love the combination of savory, sweet and tart flavors in this creamy eggplant caponata, with summer veggies like onion, tomatoes, olives and more!

    A great make ahead appetizer to serve over crusty bread, or use next to chicken or fish.

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    16. Portuguese Mussels (Moules à la Portugaise)

    This Portuguese Mussels (Moules à la Portugaise) recipe is so delicious that you will think you are having it in a fancy restaurant. The best part of this dish is its delectable rich sauce.

    Make this super easy and tasty Portuguese Mussels for Mother’s Day or any special occasion.

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    17. Caprese Frittata

    For the ultimate Italian breakfast, look no further than this Caprese Frittata. It combines the classic elements of a caprese salad like fresh mozzarella, basil, tomatoes, spinach with fluffy scrambled eggs.

    It’s perfect for breakfast with the family, or Sunday brunch for a crowd.

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    18. Shrimp de Jonghe (Butter Garlic Shrimp Casserole)

    This Shrimp de Jonghe recipe is super delicious! It looks and sounds fancy, but it is a very simple and easy casserole.

    You can serve a gorgeous dish as an appetizer or a complete meal alongside some crusty bread.

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    19. Flank Steak Fajitas

    It’s Fajitta time! The absolutely best Flank Steak Fajitas you have ever had. Easy and delicious, made completely from scratch in just 25 minutes.

    Tender marinated flank steak is cut into thin strips along with perfectly seasoned, sautéed onions and peppers. Serve these fajitas with tortillas, burritos or tostadas.

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    20. Chicken Provençal (Poulet à la Provençal)

    Chicken Provençal is a simple French dish that is absolutely bursting with flavor. Seasoned chicken thighs are first seared, then braised in white wine with olives, shallots, garlic and cherry tomatoes.

    It’s easy to make, and perfect meal prep, as leftovers taste amazing. Serve this amazing dish with crusty bread.

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    21. Mediterranean Braised Chicken with Apricots

    Need a new twist on the traditional apricot chicken? Then this Mediterranean Braised Chicken with Apricots is just perfect for you.

    Perfectly seasoned with a Mediterranean rosemary spice mixture, then cooked in a flavorful sauce with red wine, onions and mushrooms. This is a perfect crowd pleaser dish for any special occasion.

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    22. Baked Salmon with Mango Salsa

    This Baked Salmon with Mango Salsa recipe is deceptively easy, even though it looks completely gourmet!

    It’s packed with flavor from a vibrant rub and complimented by sweet, juicy fresh mango salsa.

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    23. Nutella Berry Crepes

    You can never, ever go wrong with adding Nutella to dessert, and these Nutella Berry Crepes are proof of that! This easy crepes recipe is stuffed with rich nutella hazelnut spread, and topped with lots of strawberries.

    This sweet breakfast recipe is perfect for weekend breakfast or brunch, and is so easy to put together.

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    24. Zuppa Toscana

    Zuppa Toscana is a creamy, hearty soup loaded with bacon, sausage, potato and kale. This one pot Zuppa soup comes together quickly and is so filling and delicious.

    This one is sure to be a hit, and the post shows 3 methods of making this amazing soup.

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    25. Stunning Scrambled Eggs on English Muffins

    Here is the best way to Make Scrambled Eggs! Toasted English Muffins topped with soft, buttery and luxurious scrambled eggs with peppers, cherry tomatoes and baby spinach.

    All is sprinkled with goat cheese, making a super delicious breakfast that will be requested for every Mother’s Day.

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    26. Gambas al Ajillo (Spanish Garlic Shrimp)

    Gambas al Ajillo, or Spanish Garlic Shrimp, is popular for good reason. Swimming in tasty olive oil and garlic sauce, it’s bright, garlicky, spicy and rich in the best way possible.

    This recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes and can be best served with crusty bread. Perfect easy appetizer for any special occasion.

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    27. Cinnamon Rolls

    The Best Cinnamon Rolls in the world! Big, fluffy, soft, absolutely tasty and spread with cream cheese icing for extra deliciousness.

    You will never go back to any other recipe once you try this one. These Cinnamon Rolls make a perfect breakfast that will be loved by your whole family.

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    28. Pesto Bruschetta Chicken

    This Pesto Bruschetta Chicken recipe is so flavorful and delicious. The chicken baked to perfection, topped with fresh mozzarella and juicy, garlicky fresh chopped tomatoes.

    That’s basically everything you love about bruschetta, minus the bread!

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    29. Easy Baked Brie with Nuts and Honey

    This Easy Baked Brie with Nuts and Honey recipe is one of the easiest appetizers to make, and looks very impressive, just like some fancy restaurant.

    You will love this brie cheese and its perfect pairing of sweet, savory, nutty and earthy flavors. This dish will definitely be a showstopper in your Mother’s Day celebration.

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    30. Strawberry Banana Bread

    Strawberry Banana Bread is the perfect spin on your classic banana bread. This recipe is packed with fresh, juicy strawberries in every bite!

    It’s a moist, soft, easy and quick recipe made for breakfast or snacks. You’re mom is going to love it.

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    31. Cajun Shrimp Scampi

    Cajun Shrimp Scampi is an easy and quick dinner that gets your family drooling. Why waste tons of money in restaurants when you can cook a delicious fancy meal at home in a few minutes?

    This Cajun Shrimp Scampi is an elegant meal that won’t disappoint.

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    32. Caribbean Coconut Mussel Curry

    Caribbean Coconut Mussel Curry is a delicious and easy dinner dish. It’s affordable, simple to prepare and has a definite Wow factor.

    Serve with crusty bread and you are set for the night.

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    33. Crispy Garlic Parmesan Salmon

    This crispy garlic parmesan salmon recipe may look fancy, but it’s very easy to make and requires only a few ingredients.

    The combination of a tender, flaky fish with the crunchy, cheese crust is quite irresistible. This salmon is great even when you are short on time. Perfect restaurant quality dish.

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    34. French Toast

    There is nothing better than French Toast on a Sunday breakfast. The perfect balance of flavors soak into brioche slices, making this the absolute best French Toast recipe!

    Watch them puff up in a hot, buttered pan, crisping to rich golden brown. Hints of vanilla and cinnamon makes an absolutely delicious breakfast.

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    35. Breakfast Fruit Pizza

    We’re wrapping up our list of Mother’s Day recipes with this gorgeous Breakfast Fruit Pizza.

    Made with your favorite selection of rainbow fruits and berries, and a sweet oatmeal crust, it’s super duper delicious!

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    So many great Mother’s Day recipes for you to cook for your mom. Which one will she love this year?

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    What to Cook for Mother's Day

    Treat mom to a real treat with one of these great Mother's Day Recipes this year. We love this easy creamy lemon chicken:


    • 6 chicken thighs
    • 1 Tbsp paprika
    • Salt to taste
    • Pepper to taste
    • 4 tablespoons butter
    • 3 Tbsp chopped garlic
    • 1/2 cup heavy cream
    • 1.5 cups chicken broth
    • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
    • 1 lemon, juiced
    • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
    • 1 tsp dried thyme


      1. Season chicken thighs with salt, pepper and paprika.
      2. Melt 2 tbsp butter in oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and brown, about 5-8 minutes per side, until golden brown. Set chicken aside, remove excess fat.
      3. Melt 2 tbsp butter in skillet. Add garlic, cook until soft. Add broth, cream, lemon juice, parmesan and thyme. Stir, bring to boil, then reduce heat to low.
      4. Add spinach, simmer until spinach has wilted.
      5. Return chicken to skillet, bake at 400°F for 30 minutes.
      6. Season with fresh thyme springs, if available. Enjoy!

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