Mother's Day Menus

Honor Mom on her special day with a home-cooked meal from our menu collections she's sure to remember.

  • New Ambrosia With Buttermilk-Coconut Dressing
    Ralph Anderson

    Breakfast Gathering

    Egg casserole paired with flavored grits is a Southern brunch favorite. Serve with a fresh argula salad topped with citrus slices, avocado, and celery for a sweet, creamy, and peppery side. Finish the meal with Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls stuffed with a buttery cinnamon and pecan mixture and slathered in warm brown sugar icing.
  • Grilled Orange-and-Bourbon Salmon
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia E. DeGaris

    Mother's Day Off

    Who says the celebration is relegated to brunch? Even moms who love to cook welcome an escape from the hot kitchen every once in a while. Choose from these four main dishes for a memorable Sunday supper.
  • Quick-and-Easy Quiche

    Bed and Breakfast

    Give a special treat on Mother's Day: Let Mom sleep in while you cook breakfast with these easy recipes.
  • Fresh Mozzarella, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Prosciutto Strata
    Tina Cornett

    Alfresco Brunch Menu

    Classic brunch dishes go elegant in this outdoor menu. Lemon-Buttermilk Scones are topped with blackberry jam, Grits Casserole is smeared with a decadent pesto butter, and champagne turns into Sparkling Fruit Gelées. Your Mom will feel like a queen and your family will happily gather around the table.
  • Marmalade French Toast Casserole
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Leigh Ann Ross

    Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole Menu

    This easy casserole can be made the night before and then baked in the morning before Mom is out of bed. The best part, she can eat it without feeling guilty since each serving has less than 300 calories.
  • Raspberry-Orange Sunrises
    Randy Mayor; Mary Catherine Muir

    Mother's Day Brunch

    Whether you're honoring Mom or seeking respite from a hectic week, plot a lazy weekend getaway at home with these breezy brunch recipes. Assemble the Spinach and Tomato Strata the night before, leaving you time in the morning to relax over a round of Raspberry-Orange Sunrises.
  • Pigs in a Blanket

    Mother's Day Breakfast Buffet

    This menu, originally designed for mornings on family vacation, works great for entertaining overnight guests as well. Serve your Mother's Day crowd Pigs in a Blanket, Southern-style Bacon-and-Egg Casserole, and Quick Double-Cheese Grits.
  • Mother's Day Brunch Menu

    Mother's Day Brunch Menu

    Gather the family in the kitchen to prepare a meal that Mom is sure to love. Start the 3-course brunch with creamy tomato soup and stuffed dates followed by strata and salads and then round out the meal with sweet meringue cookies and strawberries.
  • Spring Vegetable Frittata
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham  

    Delight Mom with Brunch

    Mother's Day is all about celebrating the most important woman in your life, the one who gave you life. Let her relax while you whip up a fizzy, festive cocktail, followed by a simple salad, savory cheese grits, and an effortless frittata.

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