PART OF Mother's Day

25 Easy Mother's Day Lunch Ideas & Recipes

Mom doesn't like eating breakfast in bed? This Mother's Day, give the gift of a gourmet lunch! Check out our meal ideas, then start planning to make her day extra-special.

Asparagus & Salmon Quiche

"I followed this exactly to a "tee" and this turned out beautifully. Full and robust with flavor... and it was extremely beautiful in presentation. The colors of the salmon, the fresh asparagus, the yellow from quiche all made it perfect."

-Andi Longmeadow Farm


"This was a big hit at my house this morning. It is easy to make and is quite delicious. By popular demand, I will be making it again this weekend."

-Pesto lover

Orange, Strawberry & Kiwi Salad

"Absolutely delicious and so refreshing. The orange juice and honey are a wonderful combination!"


Croque Monsieur

"We like to even turn it into a croque madame and stick and egg on top (hubby loves it that way). Could there be a more satisfying and scrumptious dinner with a glass of good red wine? Mais non!"

-Liza at

Chicken Waldorf Salad

"I love chicken salad. Whenever we go out to lunch, I always look for chicken salad, so I have had a lot of different kinds. The dressing on this is excellent. The walnuts added a great texture. This recipe is definitely worthy of five stars!"

-Bev I Am

Best-Ever Banana Muffins

"I used a cup of whole wheat flour and half-cup of oats, soaked in the liquids for a few minutes until soft. What a wonderful, moist, no-fuss muffin. Recipe doubled no problem."

-Soldier Girl

Spinach Quiche

"Fresh Swiss chard seems to works well in this recipe too, chopped up small and sauteed with the onions. I used rainbow Swiss chard from the farmer's market including the stems and the colors looked pretty."


Leek Risotto

"This was really outstanding. A simple list of ingredients, yet exceptional results. I cheated a little and added butter in addition to the olive oil. Use a great quality parmesan and you have a great dish."


Rachael Ray's Mimosas

"So good and so easy, what could be better than bubbles for breakfast?! My husband made Eggs Benedict and surprised me by serving this along with it. We used dry champagne and fresh O.J. and followed the recipe exactly."

-Bonnie G 2

Chickpea & Artichoke Salad with Feta

"Simple yet remarkably flavorful salad. The flavors just get better the longer it sits. After about two days this salad is amazing!"


Cool & Easy Strawberry Pie

"This recipe lives up to its name, it was definitely easy and totally cool that it was super easy to put together. Looks a lot fancier than the time it took!"


Crab Pasta Salad

"Simple and delicious. My family really enjoyed the combination of flavors. This would taste great stuffed into ripe summer tomatoes."


Artichoke Linguine

"Wonderful! We really enjoyed this pasta. I used canned artichoke hearts and followed the recipe as directed. A simple and delicious dish that we will repeat often."


Asparagus & Cheddar Quiche

"This is just delicious! The only thing I had to change was the Dijon because I didn't have any. I used German coarse-ground mustard and it gave the best zip and even a little texture to the crust. Definitely a keeper!"


Grilled Salmon

"Followed the recipe precisely... it made a beautifully-cooked, moist, flavorful salmon! My family LOVED this!"

-Nyree K.

Secretly Delicious Spinach Pie

"Not only was this easier to make than pasta, but it was a lot of fun, satisfying, and really really delicious. I'm pretty proud of myself, and my wife was so happy with it that she took pictures (which we uploaded to this site)."


Southwest Quinoa Salad

"Great! I added some sauteed, still slightly crunchy chopped kale to the mix and omitted the olive oil in the dressing, I figured the avocado provided enough fat for the dish. It was delicious and I'll definitely make it again."


Artichoke-Tomato Bruschetta

"I love bruschetta and this was a nice twist to that. Will make it again for sure."


Tangy Tomato Bisque

"Let me tell you, it was a hit. Cream cheese in tomato soup, who would have thought! This is so rich and sensuous that you really want to take your time and savor each spoonful."


Chicken Cobb Wrap

A simple, flavorful mix of chicken, bacon and seasonings that you can roll up in your favorite wrap, or spread between two slices of bread.

Farro Salad

"Love it. So easy. So flavorful. Perfect side dish to just about anything! I am going to eat it luke warm for lunch and then serve it warmed up a bit to hubby for dinner as a side to a veggie burger!"


French Bread Rolls

"These were great, and very easy too. I made mine a bit larger so I could use them for sandwiches - yielded 12 rolls instead of 16. They were still done in 20 minutes."


Traditional Tiramisu

"This is as close to traditional Tiramisu as it gets! It tasted just as good as tiramisu that we have had at 4 star Italian restaurants. Tastes even better if you make a day ahead and refrigerate overnight as recommended in recipe."

-Princess Anna

Spotted Pig Bloody Mary

"Great Bloody Mary mix! Letting it sit for a while really makes this wonderful."


Mushroom & Gruyere Omelets

"Very nice omelets!! The gruyere cheese and the mushrooms really makes this a real breakfast treat!"

-Maryland Jim