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Cold Side Dishes, Soups, Entrees and Desserts for Hot Days

Cold Side Dishes, Soups, Entrees and Desserts for Hot Days


The only way to beat the heat

Courtesy of McCormick

While summer is the quintessential time to fire up the grill, sometimes the only way to beat the heat is with a cold dish. From salads to gazpachos, these are the best entrees, sides, desserts and more to have on a hot summer day.

Breakfast Salad

Orange Creamsicle Jell-O Mold

Alaskan King Crab Gougere Sandwich

German Potato Salad

iStock.com/MychkoAlezander

Tart Cherry Cheesecake Popsicles

Courtesy of Choose Cherries

Keto Cauliflower Salad

Courtesy of Pete and Gerry's

Berry Semifreddo with Chocolate

merc67/ iStock via Getty Images Plus

Healthy Egg Salad

© Martin Rettenberger/Dreamstime.com

Garlic Caesar Salad

Courtesy of McCormick

Summer Strawberry Cheesecake Treats

Courtesy of The Cheesecake Factory

Homemade Healthy Popsicles

Courtesy of Happy Money Saver

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad

Courtesy of Seasonal Cravings

Healthy Tuna Salad

© Lschirmbeck/Dreamstime.com

Peach and Champagne Granita

Courtesy of Blue Apron

Marinated Tomato Basil Salad

Courtesy of Seasonal Cravings

Pistachio Ice Cream

Shutterstock/ Africa Studio

If you’re looking for a fun new hobby to tackle this summer, try making pistachio ice cream. After soaking the pistachios in boiling water for five minutes, drain and rub off the skin with a paper towel then grind the pistachios into paste. It might sound tedious, but the results will be worth it.

For the Pistachio Ice Cream recipe, click here.

Spring Green Salad with Asparagus

Courtesy of Seasonal Cravings

Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

Courtesy of Tiffany Accardi, GalsThatBrunch

Tropical Smoothie Bowl with Dairy-Free Yogurt

Courtesy of West of the Loop

Summer Zucchini Salad

Courtesy of Ready Set Eat

Creamy Broccoli Salad

Recipe courtesy of McCormick

Frozen Yogurt with Whipped Honey

Courtesy of Evan Sung

Cucumber Salad

Courtesy of Seasonal Cravings

Waldorf Salad

istock.com/cheche22

Creamy Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Courtesy of TB12

Cucumber Bites

Courtesy of Hood

Cucumber and Dill Pasta Salad

Courtesy of Hood

Summer Black Bean Soup

Courtesy of Ready Set Eat

Zesty Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Courtesy of Ready Set Eat

Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie Bowl

Courtesy of Seasonal Cravings

Summer Tomato Vegetable Soup

Courtesy of Ready Set Eat

Layered Mason Jar Farro and Chickpea Salad

Courtesy of Planet Oat

Spicy Avocado Sliders

Courtesy of King's Hawaiian

Salmon and Shrimp Poke Bowl

Courtesy of Blue Apron

Avocado and Black Bean Burrito

Courtesy of Ready Set Eat

Zesty Corn and Cucumber Salad

Courtesy of McCormick

Cool and Easy Gazpacho

Courtesy of Ready Set Eat

Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches

Courtesy of McCormick

Summer Quinoa Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Courtesy of Planet Oat

Chilled Lemongrass Beef and Noodles

Courtesy of Blue Apron

No-Bake Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich

Courtesy of McCormick

Pickled Mango Radish Slaw

Courtesy of McCormick

Fresh Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Courtesy of McCormick

Supreme Pasta Salad

Courtesy of McCormick

Easy Kimchi Slaw

Courtesy of McCormick

Mixed Green Salad With Apple Pie Vinaigrette

Courtesy of McCormick

Ranch Potato and Cauliflower Salad

Courtesy of Ready Set Eat


Mother's Day Lunch and Dinner Recipes

Trust us, there’s nothing Mom wants more on her special day than time off! Treat her to some well-deserved rest and relaxation by making her a home-cooked meal. These recipes for easy (but impressive) mains and sides make it easy.

Photo By: Melissa Libertelli Photography

Photo By: Armando Rafael ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Adam Rose ©2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

One-Pan Roast Chicken with Vegetables

Lay chicken thighs on a bed of seasoned potatoes and vegetables for an easy, oven-roasted meal that's sure to impress Mom.

Baked Halibut with Wine and Herbs

This easy-to-make halibut dish is far from ordinary. The fish fillets steam gently in an aromatic broth of fresh herbs and dry vermouth, making them tender and flavorful. A quick olive tapenade topping effortlessly elevates them, so they&rsquore perfect for Mom&rsquos special dinner.

Moroccan Lemon Chicken

This one-skillet recipe is delicious (who wouldn't want chicken, infused with rich, sweet-and-savory flavors?) and won't leave you with a sinkful of dishes!

Lemony Ricotta Spaghetti

Remember the days when mom used to make you spaghetti and meatballs? This elegant version has all the homecooked comfort you love, but with a fresh, springtime twist.

Crab Cake-Stuffed Artichokes

We took the classic stuffed artichoke and gave it a boost with all the fun flavors of a crab cake, classic seafood seasoning included.

Roasted Chicken with Orange Glaze

A simple, homemade orange glaze does double duty in this impressive recipe. It adds sweetness to both the chicken and a quick, sheet pan-roasted side of asparagus.

Fusilli alla Caprese

Classic ingredients like fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil complete this simple-yet-stunning side dish.

Chicken Alfredo Manicotti

For the perfect amount of chicken, cheese and spinach, pipe the filling into the uncooked manicotti shells. This will help ensure that every bite has plenty of filling.

Arugula, Mozzarella, Roasted Red Pepper and Mint Salad

Giada knows that it&rsquos the small details that make a dish special. Like the little pop of mint that she adds to this savory arugula, mozzarella and red pepper salad.

Mahi Mahi with Peach-Cucumber Salsa

Peaches and cucumbers work together to make the perfect, not-too-sweet topping for tender mahi. If Mom likes seafood, this bright and refreshing recipes is a must-try for Mother&rsquos Day.

Squash and Ricotta Pizza

Toss some of Mom&rsquos favorite salad ingredients (like arugula, butternut squash and shaved parmesan) onto a pizza. The pie will look pretty &mdash and mom will be proud that everyone is eating their veggies!

Green Gazpacho with Edible Flowers

Don&rsquot forget the flowers on Mother&rsquos Day, lunch and dinner included! Colorful blooms will add a special touch to Mom&rsquos meal &ndash just be sure your flowers are labeled as edible when you buy them.

Salmon en Croute

We like to think of this savory salmon dish like a hug (but with puff pastry). The fish is lovingly wrapped in flaky, buttery goodness and then topped with a few cutout hearts for good measure.

Ravioli Alla Caprese

Treat mom to something truly special: homemade ravioli. Giada&rsquos recipe makes it easy to whip up a batch (completely from scratch!) even if you&rsquore a novice in the kitchen.

Salmon-Fennel Salad

Not sure what to do with fennel? It pairs perfectly with salmon in this pretty salad. Just be sure to cut it into very thin slices. It's crunchy and full of flavor, so a little goes a long way.

Scallop Scampi

Scallops swap in for shrimp in this quick and easy scampi made with butter, garlic, lemon and parsley. Mom&rsquos guaranteed to love it!

Artichoke-Mortadella Flatbread Pizzas

Mom will appreciate this delicate flatbread-style pizza with layers of mortadella, artichoke and baby arugula.

Risotto with Mushrooms and Peas

The perfect side for your Mother&rsquos Day meal, Kardea&rsquos creamy risotto has plenty of flavor, thanks to chicken broth, mushrooms and sauteed garlic.

Filet Steak with Shrimp Peppercorn Sauce

Nothing says &lsquoI love you&rsquo more than surf and turf. So, why not treat mom to a tender steak and with a savory shrimp topping?

Dirty Risotto

Giada adds spicy Italian sausage to her creamy, oh-so-flavorful risotto for a comforting dish that's sure to be a hit at your Mother's Day meal.

Chickpeas with Chard

Mom was always reminding you to eat your veggies &mdash so serving her this delicious and nutritious dish (made with plenty of hardy Swiss chard) is sure to put a smile on her face.

Eggplant Rollatini

Roll thin slices of eggplant around a ricotta-and-herb filling and top with a simple, homemade tomato sauce for an Italian-style dish that&rsquos full of the one ingredient Mom will appreciate most: love!

Cauliflower Piccata

Mom&rsquos a vegetarian? She&rsquoll love this hearty, vegetable-forward main. Cauliflower steaks are roasted to perfection and then topped with a mouthwatering wine and caper sauce.

Creamy Peach Salad

Transform basic iceberg lettuce into a sweet-and-savory salad with refreshing chunks of peach, crumbled bits of bacon and a bright, lemony dressing.

Avocado Salad

Drizzle an oil and honey dressing over chunks of avocado and thinly sliced cucumbers for a simple and delicious salad.

Chicken with Pesto Cream

We love Ree&rsquos easy pesto sauce in this dish. It&rsquos thickened with heavy cream, so it has a really luxurious texture. We&rsquore sure Mom&rsquos going to ask you for the recipe!

Spinach Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage

It&rsquos hard to beat a classic, like pesto pasta with chicken. This easy-to-make recipe make a great main dish for Mother&rsquos Day lunch.

Rosemary-Garlic Pork Chops with Chickpeas

So you want to cook for mom but don&rsquot want to do a ton of dishes? Try this savory sheet pan meal. Everything cooks together on one pan &ndash and is ready in just 35 minutes.

Strawberry-Endive Salad with Edible Flowers

Instead of buying a bouquet for mom this year, create an arrangement of edible flowers in a colorful salad featuring bright strawberries and toasted walnuts. Just be sure to use flowers that are clearly labeled "edible".

Caesar Salad

Why serve mom a simple Caesar salad when you can serve her one topped with Ree&rsquos garlic knot-inspired fried pizza dough? Mmm!

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Impress mom with a beautiful plate of creamy, cheesy fettuccine. Just be careful once she realizes what a good cook you are, she'll want you to make dinner more often!


Mother's Day Lunch and Dinner Recipes

Trust us, there’s nothing Mom wants more on her special day than time off! Treat her to some well-deserved rest and relaxation by making her a home-cooked meal. These recipes for easy (but impressive) mains and sides make it easy.

Photo By: Melissa Libertelli Photography

Photo By: Armando Rafael ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Adam Rose ©2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

One-Pan Roast Chicken with Vegetables

Lay chicken thighs on a bed of seasoned potatoes and vegetables for an easy, oven-roasted meal that's sure to impress Mom.

Baked Halibut with Wine and Herbs

This easy-to-make halibut dish is far from ordinary. The fish fillets steam gently in an aromatic broth of fresh herbs and dry vermouth, making them tender and flavorful. A quick olive tapenade topping effortlessly elevates them, so they&rsquore perfect for Mom&rsquos special dinner.

Moroccan Lemon Chicken

This one-skillet recipe is delicious (who wouldn't want chicken, infused with rich, sweet-and-savory flavors?) and won't leave you with a sinkful of dishes!

Lemony Ricotta Spaghetti

Remember the days when mom used to make you spaghetti and meatballs? This elegant version has all the homecooked comfort you love, but with a fresh, springtime twist.

Crab Cake-Stuffed Artichokes

We took the classic stuffed artichoke and gave it a boost with all the fun flavors of a crab cake, classic seafood seasoning included.

Roasted Chicken with Orange Glaze

A simple, homemade orange glaze does double duty in this impressive recipe. It adds sweetness to both the chicken and a quick, sheet pan-roasted side of asparagus.

Fusilli alla Caprese

Classic ingredients like fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil complete this simple-yet-stunning side dish.

Chicken Alfredo Manicotti

For the perfect amount of chicken, cheese and spinach, pipe the filling into the uncooked manicotti shells. This will help ensure that every bite has plenty of filling.

Arugula, Mozzarella, Roasted Red Pepper and Mint Salad

Giada knows that it&rsquos the small details that make a dish special. Like the little pop of mint that she adds to this savory arugula, mozzarella and red pepper salad.

Mahi Mahi with Peach-Cucumber Salsa

Peaches and cucumbers work together to make the perfect, not-too-sweet topping for tender mahi. If Mom likes seafood, this bright and refreshing recipes is a must-try for Mother&rsquos Day.

Squash and Ricotta Pizza

Toss some of Mom&rsquos favorite salad ingredients (like arugula, butternut squash and shaved parmesan) onto a pizza. The pie will look pretty &mdash and mom will be proud that everyone is eating their veggies!

Green Gazpacho with Edible Flowers

Don&rsquot forget the flowers on Mother&rsquos Day, lunch and dinner included! Colorful blooms will add a special touch to Mom&rsquos meal &ndash just be sure your flowers are labeled as edible when you buy them.

Salmon en Croute

We like to think of this savory salmon dish like a hug (but with puff pastry). The fish is lovingly wrapped in flaky, buttery goodness and then topped with a few cutout hearts for good measure.

Ravioli Alla Caprese

Treat mom to something truly special: homemade ravioli. Giada&rsquos recipe makes it easy to whip up a batch (completely from scratch!) even if you&rsquore a novice in the kitchen.

Salmon-Fennel Salad

Not sure what to do with fennel? It pairs perfectly with salmon in this pretty salad. Just be sure to cut it into very thin slices. It's crunchy and full of flavor, so a little goes a long way.

Scallop Scampi

Scallops swap in for shrimp in this quick and easy scampi made with butter, garlic, lemon and parsley. Mom&rsquos guaranteed to love it!

Artichoke-Mortadella Flatbread Pizzas

Mom will appreciate this delicate flatbread-style pizza with layers of mortadella, artichoke and baby arugula.

Risotto with Mushrooms and Peas

The perfect side for your Mother&rsquos Day meal, Kardea&rsquos creamy risotto has plenty of flavor, thanks to chicken broth, mushrooms and sauteed garlic.

Filet Steak with Shrimp Peppercorn Sauce

Nothing says &lsquoI love you&rsquo more than surf and turf. So, why not treat mom to a tender steak and with a savory shrimp topping?

Dirty Risotto

Giada adds spicy Italian sausage to her creamy, oh-so-flavorful risotto for a comforting dish that's sure to be a hit at your Mother's Day meal.

Chickpeas with Chard

Mom was always reminding you to eat your veggies &mdash so serving her this delicious and nutritious dish (made with plenty of hardy Swiss chard) is sure to put a smile on her face.

Eggplant Rollatini

Roll thin slices of eggplant around a ricotta-and-herb filling and top with a simple, homemade tomato sauce for an Italian-style dish that&rsquos full of the one ingredient Mom will appreciate most: love!

Cauliflower Piccata

Mom&rsquos a vegetarian? She&rsquoll love this hearty, vegetable-forward main. Cauliflower steaks are roasted to perfection and then topped with a mouthwatering wine and caper sauce.

Creamy Peach Salad

Transform basic iceberg lettuce into a sweet-and-savory salad with refreshing chunks of peach, crumbled bits of bacon and a bright, lemony dressing.

Avocado Salad

Drizzle an oil and honey dressing over chunks of avocado and thinly sliced cucumbers for a simple and delicious salad.

Chicken with Pesto Cream

We love Ree&rsquos easy pesto sauce in this dish. It&rsquos thickened with heavy cream, so it has a really luxurious texture. We&rsquore sure Mom&rsquos going to ask you for the recipe!

Spinach Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage

It&rsquos hard to beat a classic, like pesto pasta with chicken. This easy-to-make recipe make a great main dish for Mother&rsquos Day lunch.

Rosemary-Garlic Pork Chops with Chickpeas

So you want to cook for mom but don&rsquot want to do a ton of dishes? Try this savory sheet pan meal. Everything cooks together on one pan &ndash and is ready in just 35 minutes.

Strawberry-Endive Salad with Edible Flowers

Instead of buying a bouquet for mom this year, create an arrangement of edible flowers in a colorful salad featuring bright strawberries and toasted walnuts. Just be sure to use flowers that are clearly labeled "edible".

Caesar Salad

Why serve mom a simple Caesar salad when you can serve her one topped with Ree&rsquos garlic knot-inspired fried pizza dough? Mmm!

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Impress mom with a beautiful plate of creamy, cheesy fettuccine. Just be careful once she realizes what a good cook you are, she'll want you to make dinner more often!


Mother's Day Lunch and Dinner Recipes

Trust us, there’s nothing Mom wants more on her special day than time off! Treat her to some well-deserved rest and relaxation by making her a home-cooked meal. These recipes for easy (but impressive) mains and sides make it easy.

Photo By: Melissa Libertelli Photography

Photo By: Armando Rafael ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Adam Rose ©2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

One-Pan Roast Chicken with Vegetables

Lay chicken thighs on a bed of seasoned potatoes and vegetables for an easy, oven-roasted meal that's sure to impress Mom.

Baked Halibut with Wine and Herbs

This easy-to-make halibut dish is far from ordinary. The fish fillets steam gently in an aromatic broth of fresh herbs and dry vermouth, making them tender and flavorful. A quick olive tapenade topping effortlessly elevates them, so they&rsquore perfect for Mom&rsquos special dinner.

Moroccan Lemon Chicken

This one-skillet recipe is delicious (who wouldn't want chicken, infused with rich, sweet-and-savory flavors?) and won't leave you with a sinkful of dishes!

Lemony Ricotta Spaghetti

Remember the days when mom used to make you spaghetti and meatballs? This elegant version has all the homecooked comfort you love, but with a fresh, springtime twist.

Crab Cake-Stuffed Artichokes

We took the classic stuffed artichoke and gave it a boost with all the fun flavors of a crab cake, classic seafood seasoning included.

Roasted Chicken with Orange Glaze

A simple, homemade orange glaze does double duty in this impressive recipe. It adds sweetness to both the chicken and a quick, sheet pan-roasted side of asparagus.

Fusilli alla Caprese

Classic ingredients like fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil complete this simple-yet-stunning side dish.

Chicken Alfredo Manicotti

For the perfect amount of chicken, cheese and spinach, pipe the filling into the uncooked manicotti shells. This will help ensure that every bite has plenty of filling.

Arugula, Mozzarella, Roasted Red Pepper and Mint Salad

Giada knows that it&rsquos the small details that make a dish special. Like the little pop of mint that she adds to this savory arugula, mozzarella and red pepper salad.

Mahi Mahi with Peach-Cucumber Salsa

Peaches and cucumbers work together to make the perfect, not-too-sweet topping for tender mahi. If Mom likes seafood, this bright and refreshing recipes is a must-try for Mother&rsquos Day.

Squash and Ricotta Pizza

Toss some of Mom&rsquos favorite salad ingredients (like arugula, butternut squash and shaved parmesan) onto a pizza. The pie will look pretty &mdash and mom will be proud that everyone is eating their veggies!

Green Gazpacho with Edible Flowers

Don&rsquot forget the flowers on Mother&rsquos Day, lunch and dinner included! Colorful blooms will add a special touch to Mom&rsquos meal &ndash just be sure your flowers are labeled as edible when you buy them.

Salmon en Croute

We like to think of this savory salmon dish like a hug (but with puff pastry). The fish is lovingly wrapped in flaky, buttery goodness and then topped with a few cutout hearts for good measure.

Ravioli Alla Caprese

Treat mom to something truly special: homemade ravioli. Giada&rsquos recipe makes it easy to whip up a batch (completely from scratch!) even if you&rsquore a novice in the kitchen.

Salmon-Fennel Salad

Not sure what to do with fennel? It pairs perfectly with salmon in this pretty salad. Just be sure to cut it into very thin slices. It's crunchy and full of flavor, so a little goes a long way.

Scallop Scampi

Scallops swap in for shrimp in this quick and easy scampi made with butter, garlic, lemon and parsley. Mom&rsquos guaranteed to love it!

Artichoke-Mortadella Flatbread Pizzas

Mom will appreciate this delicate flatbread-style pizza with layers of mortadella, artichoke and baby arugula.

Risotto with Mushrooms and Peas

The perfect side for your Mother&rsquos Day meal, Kardea&rsquos creamy risotto has plenty of flavor, thanks to chicken broth, mushrooms and sauteed garlic.

Filet Steak with Shrimp Peppercorn Sauce

Nothing says &lsquoI love you&rsquo more than surf and turf. So, why not treat mom to a tender steak and with a savory shrimp topping?

Dirty Risotto

Giada adds spicy Italian sausage to her creamy, oh-so-flavorful risotto for a comforting dish that's sure to be a hit at your Mother's Day meal.

Chickpeas with Chard

Mom was always reminding you to eat your veggies &mdash so serving her this delicious and nutritious dish (made with plenty of hardy Swiss chard) is sure to put a smile on her face.

Eggplant Rollatini

Roll thin slices of eggplant around a ricotta-and-herb filling and top with a simple, homemade tomato sauce for an Italian-style dish that&rsquos full of the one ingredient Mom will appreciate most: love!

Cauliflower Piccata

Mom&rsquos a vegetarian? She&rsquoll love this hearty, vegetable-forward main. Cauliflower steaks are roasted to perfection and then topped with a mouthwatering wine and caper sauce.

Creamy Peach Salad

Transform basic iceberg lettuce into a sweet-and-savory salad with refreshing chunks of peach, crumbled bits of bacon and a bright, lemony dressing.

Avocado Salad

Drizzle an oil and honey dressing over chunks of avocado and thinly sliced cucumbers for a simple and delicious salad.

Chicken with Pesto Cream

We love Ree&rsquos easy pesto sauce in this dish. It&rsquos thickened with heavy cream, so it has a really luxurious texture. We&rsquore sure Mom&rsquos going to ask you for the recipe!

Spinach Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage

It&rsquos hard to beat a classic, like pesto pasta with chicken. This easy-to-make recipe make a great main dish for Mother&rsquos Day lunch.

Rosemary-Garlic Pork Chops with Chickpeas

So you want to cook for mom but don&rsquot want to do a ton of dishes? Try this savory sheet pan meal. Everything cooks together on one pan &ndash and is ready in just 35 minutes.

Strawberry-Endive Salad with Edible Flowers

Instead of buying a bouquet for mom this year, create an arrangement of edible flowers in a colorful salad featuring bright strawberries and toasted walnuts. Just be sure to use flowers that are clearly labeled "edible".

Caesar Salad

Why serve mom a simple Caesar salad when you can serve her one topped with Ree&rsquos garlic knot-inspired fried pizza dough? Mmm!

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Impress mom with a beautiful plate of creamy, cheesy fettuccine. Just be careful once she realizes what a good cook you are, she'll want you to make dinner more often!


Mother's Day Lunch and Dinner Recipes

Trust us, there’s nothing Mom wants more on her special day than time off! Treat her to some well-deserved rest and relaxation by making her a home-cooked meal. These recipes for easy (but impressive) mains and sides make it easy.

Photo By: Melissa Libertelli Photography

Photo By: Armando Rafael ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Adam Rose ©2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

One-Pan Roast Chicken with Vegetables

Lay chicken thighs on a bed of seasoned potatoes and vegetables for an easy, oven-roasted meal that's sure to impress Mom.

Baked Halibut with Wine and Herbs

This easy-to-make halibut dish is far from ordinary. The fish fillets steam gently in an aromatic broth of fresh herbs and dry vermouth, making them tender and flavorful. A quick olive tapenade topping effortlessly elevates them, so they&rsquore perfect for Mom&rsquos special dinner.

Moroccan Lemon Chicken

This one-skillet recipe is delicious (who wouldn't want chicken, infused with rich, sweet-and-savory flavors?) and won't leave you with a sinkful of dishes!

Lemony Ricotta Spaghetti

Remember the days when mom used to make you spaghetti and meatballs? This elegant version has all the homecooked comfort you love, but with a fresh, springtime twist.

Crab Cake-Stuffed Artichokes

We took the classic stuffed artichoke and gave it a boost with all the fun flavors of a crab cake, classic seafood seasoning included.

Roasted Chicken with Orange Glaze

A simple, homemade orange glaze does double duty in this impressive recipe. It adds sweetness to both the chicken and a quick, sheet pan-roasted side of asparagus.

Fusilli alla Caprese

Classic ingredients like fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil complete this simple-yet-stunning side dish.

Chicken Alfredo Manicotti

For the perfect amount of chicken, cheese and spinach, pipe the filling into the uncooked manicotti shells. This will help ensure that every bite has plenty of filling.

Arugula, Mozzarella, Roasted Red Pepper and Mint Salad

Giada knows that it&rsquos the small details that make a dish special. Like the little pop of mint that she adds to this savory arugula, mozzarella and red pepper salad.

Mahi Mahi with Peach-Cucumber Salsa

Peaches and cucumbers work together to make the perfect, not-too-sweet topping for tender mahi. If Mom likes seafood, this bright and refreshing recipes is a must-try for Mother&rsquos Day.

Squash and Ricotta Pizza

Toss some of Mom&rsquos favorite salad ingredients (like arugula, butternut squash and shaved parmesan) onto a pizza. The pie will look pretty &mdash and mom will be proud that everyone is eating their veggies!

Green Gazpacho with Edible Flowers

Don&rsquot forget the flowers on Mother&rsquos Day, lunch and dinner included! Colorful blooms will add a special touch to Mom&rsquos meal &ndash just be sure your flowers are labeled as edible when you buy them.

Salmon en Croute

We like to think of this savory salmon dish like a hug (but with puff pastry). The fish is lovingly wrapped in flaky, buttery goodness and then topped with a few cutout hearts for good measure.

Ravioli Alla Caprese

Treat mom to something truly special: homemade ravioli. Giada&rsquos recipe makes it easy to whip up a batch (completely from scratch!) even if you&rsquore a novice in the kitchen.

Salmon-Fennel Salad

Not sure what to do with fennel? It pairs perfectly with salmon in this pretty salad. Just be sure to cut it into very thin slices. It's crunchy and full of flavor, so a little goes a long way.

Scallop Scampi

Scallops swap in for shrimp in this quick and easy scampi made with butter, garlic, lemon and parsley. Mom&rsquos guaranteed to love it!

Artichoke-Mortadella Flatbread Pizzas

Mom will appreciate this delicate flatbread-style pizza with layers of mortadella, artichoke and baby arugula.

Risotto with Mushrooms and Peas

The perfect side for your Mother&rsquos Day meal, Kardea&rsquos creamy risotto has plenty of flavor, thanks to chicken broth, mushrooms and sauteed garlic.

Filet Steak with Shrimp Peppercorn Sauce

Nothing says &lsquoI love you&rsquo more than surf and turf. So, why not treat mom to a tender steak and with a savory shrimp topping?

Dirty Risotto

Giada adds spicy Italian sausage to her creamy, oh-so-flavorful risotto for a comforting dish that's sure to be a hit at your Mother's Day meal.

Chickpeas with Chard

Mom was always reminding you to eat your veggies &mdash so serving her this delicious and nutritious dish (made with plenty of hardy Swiss chard) is sure to put a smile on her face.

Eggplant Rollatini

Roll thin slices of eggplant around a ricotta-and-herb filling and top with a simple, homemade tomato sauce for an Italian-style dish that&rsquos full of the one ingredient Mom will appreciate most: love!

Cauliflower Piccata

Mom&rsquos a vegetarian? She&rsquoll love this hearty, vegetable-forward main. Cauliflower steaks are roasted to perfection and then topped with a mouthwatering wine and caper sauce.

Creamy Peach Salad

Transform basic iceberg lettuce into a sweet-and-savory salad with refreshing chunks of peach, crumbled bits of bacon and a bright, lemony dressing.

Avocado Salad

Drizzle an oil and honey dressing over chunks of avocado and thinly sliced cucumbers for a simple and delicious salad.

Chicken with Pesto Cream

We love Ree&rsquos easy pesto sauce in this dish. It&rsquos thickened with heavy cream, so it has a really luxurious texture. We&rsquore sure Mom&rsquos going to ask you for the recipe!

Spinach Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage

It&rsquos hard to beat a classic, like pesto pasta with chicken. This easy-to-make recipe make a great main dish for Mother&rsquos Day lunch.

Rosemary-Garlic Pork Chops with Chickpeas

So you want to cook for mom but don&rsquot want to do a ton of dishes? Try this savory sheet pan meal. Everything cooks together on one pan &ndash and is ready in just 35 minutes.

Strawberry-Endive Salad with Edible Flowers

Instead of buying a bouquet for mom this year, create an arrangement of edible flowers in a colorful salad featuring bright strawberries and toasted walnuts. Just be sure to use flowers that are clearly labeled "edible".

Caesar Salad

Why serve mom a simple Caesar salad when you can serve her one topped with Ree&rsquos garlic knot-inspired fried pizza dough? Mmm!

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Impress mom with a beautiful plate of creamy, cheesy fettuccine. Just be careful once she realizes what a good cook you are, she'll want you to make dinner more often!


Mother's Day Lunch and Dinner Recipes

Trust us, there’s nothing Mom wants more on her special day than time off! Treat her to some well-deserved rest and relaxation by making her a home-cooked meal. These recipes for easy (but impressive) mains and sides make it easy.

Photo By: Melissa Libertelli Photography

Photo By: Armando Rafael ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Adam Rose ©2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

One-Pan Roast Chicken with Vegetables

Lay chicken thighs on a bed of seasoned potatoes and vegetables for an easy, oven-roasted meal that's sure to impress Mom.

Baked Halibut with Wine and Herbs

This easy-to-make halibut dish is far from ordinary. The fish fillets steam gently in an aromatic broth of fresh herbs and dry vermouth, making them tender and flavorful. A quick olive tapenade topping effortlessly elevates them, so they&rsquore perfect for Mom&rsquos special dinner.

Moroccan Lemon Chicken

This one-skillet recipe is delicious (who wouldn't want chicken, infused with rich, sweet-and-savory flavors?) and won't leave you with a sinkful of dishes!

Lemony Ricotta Spaghetti

Remember the days when mom used to make you spaghetti and meatballs? This elegant version has all the homecooked comfort you love, but with a fresh, springtime twist.

Crab Cake-Stuffed Artichokes

We took the classic stuffed artichoke and gave it a boost with all the fun flavors of a crab cake, classic seafood seasoning included.

Roasted Chicken with Orange Glaze

A simple, homemade orange glaze does double duty in this impressive recipe. It adds sweetness to both the chicken and a quick, sheet pan-roasted side of asparagus.

Fusilli alla Caprese

Classic ingredients like fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil complete this simple-yet-stunning side dish.

Chicken Alfredo Manicotti

For the perfect amount of chicken, cheese and spinach, pipe the filling into the uncooked manicotti shells. This will help ensure that every bite has plenty of filling.

Arugula, Mozzarella, Roasted Red Pepper and Mint Salad

Giada knows that it&rsquos the small details that make a dish special. Like the little pop of mint that she adds to this savory arugula, mozzarella and red pepper salad.

Mahi Mahi with Peach-Cucumber Salsa

Peaches and cucumbers work together to make the perfect, not-too-sweet topping for tender mahi. If Mom likes seafood, this bright and refreshing recipes is a must-try for Mother&rsquos Day.

Squash and Ricotta Pizza

Toss some of Mom&rsquos favorite salad ingredients (like arugula, butternut squash and shaved parmesan) onto a pizza. The pie will look pretty &mdash and mom will be proud that everyone is eating their veggies!

Green Gazpacho with Edible Flowers

Don&rsquot forget the flowers on Mother&rsquos Day, lunch and dinner included! Colorful blooms will add a special touch to Mom&rsquos meal &ndash just be sure your flowers are labeled as edible when you buy them.

Salmon en Croute

We like to think of this savory salmon dish like a hug (but with puff pastry). The fish is lovingly wrapped in flaky, buttery goodness and then topped with a few cutout hearts for good measure.

Ravioli Alla Caprese

Treat mom to something truly special: homemade ravioli. Giada&rsquos recipe makes it easy to whip up a batch (completely from scratch!) even if you&rsquore a novice in the kitchen.

Salmon-Fennel Salad

Not sure what to do with fennel? It pairs perfectly with salmon in this pretty salad. Just be sure to cut it into very thin slices. It's crunchy and full of flavor, so a little goes a long way.

Scallop Scampi

Scallops swap in for shrimp in this quick and easy scampi made with butter, garlic, lemon and parsley. Mom&rsquos guaranteed to love it!

Artichoke-Mortadella Flatbread Pizzas

Mom will appreciate this delicate flatbread-style pizza with layers of mortadella, artichoke and baby arugula.

Risotto with Mushrooms and Peas

The perfect side for your Mother&rsquos Day meal, Kardea&rsquos creamy risotto has plenty of flavor, thanks to chicken broth, mushrooms and sauteed garlic.

Filet Steak with Shrimp Peppercorn Sauce

Nothing says &lsquoI love you&rsquo more than surf and turf. So, why not treat mom to a tender steak and with a savory shrimp topping?

Dirty Risotto

Giada adds spicy Italian sausage to her creamy, oh-so-flavorful risotto for a comforting dish that's sure to be a hit at your Mother's Day meal.

Chickpeas with Chard

Mom was always reminding you to eat your veggies &mdash so serving her this delicious and nutritious dish (made with plenty of hardy Swiss chard) is sure to put a smile on her face.

Eggplant Rollatini

Roll thin slices of eggplant around a ricotta-and-herb filling and top with a simple, homemade tomato sauce for an Italian-style dish that&rsquos full of the one ingredient Mom will appreciate most: love!

Cauliflower Piccata

Mom&rsquos a vegetarian? She&rsquoll love this hearty, vegetable-forward main. Cauliflower steaks are roasted to perfection and then topped with a mouthwatering wine and caper sauce.

Creamy Peach Salad

Transform basic iceberg lettuce into a sweet-and-savory salad with refreshing chunks of peach, crumbled bits of bacon and a bright, lemony dressing.

Avocado Salad

Drizzle an oil and honey dressing over chunks of avocado and thinly sliced cucumbers for a simple and delicious salad.

Chicken with Pesto Cream

We love Ree&rsquos easy pesto sauce in this dish. It&rsquos thickened with heavy cream, so it has a really luxurious texture. We&rsquore sure Mom&rsquos going to ask you for the recipe!

Spinach Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage

It&rsquos hard to beat a classic, like pesto pasta with chicken. This easy-to-make recipe make a great main dish for Mother&rsquos Day lunch.

Rosemary-Garlic Pork Chops with Chickpeas

So you want to cook for mom but don&rsquot want to do a ton of dishes? Try this savory sheet pan meal. Everything cooks together on one pan &ndash and is ready in just 35 minutes.

Strawberry-Endive Salad with Edible Flowers

Instead of buying a bouquet for mom this year, create an arrangement of edible flowers in a colorful salad featuring bright strawberries and toasted walnuts. Just be sure to use flowers that are clearly labeled "edible".

Caesar Salad

Why serve mom a simple Caesar salad when you can serve her one topped with Ree&rsquos garlic knot-inspired fried pizza dough? Mmm!

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Impress mom with a beautiful plate of creamy, cheesy fettuccine. Just be careful once she realizes what a good cook you are, she'll want you to make dinner more often!


Mother's Day Lunch and Dinner Recipes

Trust us, there’s nothing Mom wants more on her special day than time off! Treat her to some well-deserved rest and relaxation by making her a home-cooked meal. These recipes for easy (but impressive) mains and sides make it easy.

Photo By: Melissa Libertelli Photography

Photo By: Armando Rafael ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Adam Rose ©2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

One-Pan Roast Chicken with Vegetables

Lay chicken thighs on a bed of seasoned potatoes and vegetables for an easy, oven-roasted meal that's sure to impress Mom.

Baked Halibut with Wine and Herbs

This easy-to-make halibut dish is far from ordinary. The fish fillets steam gently in an aromatic broth of fresh herbs and dry vermouth, making them tender and flavorful. A quick olive tapenade topping effortlessly elevates them, so they&rsquore perfect for Mom&rsquos special dinner.

Moroccan Lemon Chicken

This one-skillet recipe is delicious (who wouldn't want chicken, infused with rich, sweet-and-savory flavors?) and won't leave you with a sinkful of dishes!

Lemony Ricotta Spaghetti

Remember the days when mom used to make you spaghetti and meatballs? This elegant version has all the homecooked comfort you love, but with a fresh, springtime twist.

Crab Cake-Stuffed Artichokes

We took the classic stuffed artichoke and gave it a boost with all the fun flavors of a crab cake, classic seafood seasoning included.

Roasted Chicken with Orange Glaze

A simple, homemade orange glaze does double duty in this impressive recipe. It adds sweetness to both the chicken and a quick, sheet pan-roasted side of asparagus.

Fusilli alla Caprese

Classic ingredients like fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil complete this simple-yet-stunning side dish.

Chicken Alfredo Manicotti

For the perfect amount of chicken, cheese and spinach, pipe the filling into the uncooked manicotti shells. This will help ensure that every bite has plenty of filling.

Arugula, Mozzarella, Roasted Red Pepper and Mint Salad

Giada knows that it&rsquos the small details that make a dish special. Like the little pop of mint that she adds to this savory arugula, mozzarella and red pepper salad.

Mahi Mahi with Peach-Cucumber Salsa

Peaches and cucumbers work together to make the perfect, not-too-sweet topping for tender mahi. If Mom likes seafood, this bright and refreshing recipes is a must-try for Mother&rsquos Day.

Squash and Ricotta Pizza

Toss some of Mom&rsquos favorite salad ingredients (like arugula, butternut squash and shaved parmesan) onto a pizza. The pie will look pretty &mdash and mom will be proud that everyone is eating their veggies!

Green Gazpacho with Edible Flowers

Don&rsquot forget the flowers on Mother&rsquos Day, lunch and dinner included! Colorful blooms will add a special touch to Mom&rsquos meal &ndash just be sure your flowers are labeled as edible when you buy them.

Salmon en Croute

We like to think of this savory salmon dish like a hug (but with puff pastry). The fish is lovingly wrapped in flaky, buttery goodness and then topped with a few cutout hearts for good measure.

Ravioli Alla Caprese

Treat mom to something truly special: homemade ravioli. Giada&rsquos recipe makes it easy to whip up a batch (completely from scratch!) even if you&rsquore a novice in the kitchen.

Salmon-Fennel Salad

Not sure what to do with fennel? It pairs perfectly with salmon in this pretty salad. Just be sure to cut it into very thin slices. It's crunchy and full of flavor, so a little goes a long way.

Scallop Scampi

Scallops swap in for shrimp in this quick and easy scampi made with butter, garlic, lemon and parsley. Mom&rsquos guaranteed to love it!

Artichoke-Mortadella Flatbread Pizzas

Mom will appreciate this delicate flatbread-style pizza with layers of mortadella, artichoke and baby arugula.

Risotto with Mushrooms and Peas

The perfect side for your Mother&rsquos Day meal, Kardea&rsquos creamy risotto has plenty of flavor, thanks to chicken broth, mushrooms and sauteed garlic.

Filet Steak with Shrimp Peppercorn Sauce

Nothing says &lsquoI love you&rsquo more than surf and turf. So, why not treat mom to a tender steak and with a savory shrimp topping?

Dirty Risotto

Giada adds spicy Italian sausage to her creamy, oh-so-flavorful risotto for a comforting dish that's sure to be a hit at your Mother's Day meal.

Chickpeas with Chard

Mom was always reminding you to eat your veggies &mdash so serving her this delicious and nutritious dish (made with plenty of hardy Swiss chard) is sure to put a smile on her face.

Eggplant Rollatini

Roll thin slices of eggplant around a ricotta-and-herb filling and top with a simple, homemade tomato sauce for an Italian-style dish that&rsquos full of the one ingredient Mom will appreciate most: love!

Cauliflower Piccata

Mom&rsquos a vegetarian? She&rsquoll love this hearty, vegetable-forward main. Cauliflower steaks are roasted to perfection and then topped with a mouthwatering wine and caper sauce.

Creamy Peach Salad

Transform basic iceberg lettuce into a sweet-and-savory salad with refreshing chunks of peach, crumbled bits of bacon and a bright, lemony dressing.

Avocado Salad

Drizzle an oil and honey dressing over chunks of avocado and thinly sliced cucumbers for a simple and delicious salad.

Chicken with Pesto Cream

We love Ree&rsquos easy pesto sauce in this dish. It&rsquos thickened with heavy cream, so it has a really luxurious texture. We&rsquore sure Mom&rsquos going to ask you for the recipe!

Spinach Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage

It&rsquos hard to beat a classic, like pesto pasta with chicken. This easy-to-make recipe make a great main dish for Mother&rsquos Day lunch.

Rosemary-Garlic Pork Chops with Chickpeas

So you want to cook for mom but don&rsquot want to do a ton of dishes? Try this savory sheet pan meal. Everything cooks together on one pan &ndash and is ready in just 35 minutes.

Strawberry-Endive Salad with Edible Flowers

Instead of buying a bouquet for mom this year, create an arrangement of edible flowers in a colorful salad featuring bright strawberries and toasted walnuts. Just be sure to use flowers that are clearly labeled "edible".

Caesar Salad

Why serve mom a simple Caesar salad when you can serve her one topped with Ree&rsquos garlic knot-inspired fried pizza dough? Mmm!

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Impress mom with a beautiful plate of creamy, cheesy fettuccine. Just be careful once she realizes what a good cook you are, she'll want you to make dinner more often!


Mother's Day Lunch and Dinner Recipes

Trust us, there’s nothing Mom wants more on her special day than time off! Treat her to some well-deserved rest and relaxation by making her a home-cooked meal. These recipes for easy (but impressive) mains and sides make it easy.

Photo By: Melissa Libertelli Photography

Photo By: Armando Rafael ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Adam Rose ©2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

One-Pan Roast Chicken with Vegetables

Lay chicken thighs on a bed of seasoned potatoes and vegetables for an easy, oven-roasted meal that's sure to impress Mom.

Baked Halibut with Wine and Herbs

This easy-to-make halibut dish is far from ordinary. The fish fillets steam gently in an aromatic broth of fresh herbs and dry vermouth, making them tender and flavorful. A quick olive tapenade topping effortlessly elevates them, so they&rsquore perfect for Mom&rsquos special dinner.

Moroccan Lemon Chicken

This one-skillet recipe is delicious (who wouldn't want chicken, infused with rich, sweet-and-savory flavors?) and won't leave you with a sinkful of dishes!

Lemony Ricotta Spaghetti

Remember the days when mom used to make you spaghetti and meatballs? This elegant version has all the homecooked comfort you love, but with a fresh, springtime twist.

Crab Cake-Stuffed Artichokes

We took the classic stuffed artichoke and gave it a boost with all the fun flavors of a crab cake, classic seafood seasoning included.

Roasted Chicken with Orange Glaze

A simple, homemade orange glaze does double duty in this impressive recipe. It adds sweetness to both the chicken and a quick, sheet pan-roasted side of asparagus.

Fusilli alla Caprese

Classic ingredients like fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil complete this simple-yet-stunning side dish.

Chicken Alfredo Manicotti

For the perfect amount of chicken, cheese and spinach, pipe the filling into the uncooked manicotti shells. This will help ensure that every bite has plenty of filling.

Arugula, Mozzarella, Roasted Red Pepper and Mint Salad

Giada knows that it&rsquos the small details that make a dish special. Like the little pop of mint that she adds to this savory arugula, mozzarella and red pepper salad.

Mahi Mahi with Peach-Cucumber Salsa

Peaches and cucumbers work together to make the perfect, not-too-sweet topping for tender mahi. If Mom likes seafood, this bright and refreshing recipes is a must-try for Mother&rsquos Day.

Squash and Ricotta Pizza

Toss some of Mom&rsquos favorite salad ingredients (like arugula, butternut squash and shaved parmesan) onto a pizza. The pie will look pretty &mdash and mom will be proud that everyone is eating their veggies!

Green Gazpacho with Edible Flowers

Don&rsquot forget the flowers on Mother&rsquos Day, lunch and dinner included! Colorful blooms will add a special touch to Mom&rsquos meal &ndash just be sure your flowers are labeled as edible when you buy them.

Salmon en Croute

We like to think of this savory salmon dish like a hug (but with puff pastry). The fish is lovingly wrapped in flaky, buttery goodness and then topped with a few cutout hearts for good measure.

Ravioli Alla Caprese

Treat mom to something truly special: homemade ravioli. Giada&rsquos recipe makes it easy to whip up a batch (completely from scratch!) even if you&rsquore a novice in the kitchen.

Salmon-Fennel Salad

Not sure what to do with fennel? It pairs perfectly with salmon in this pretty salad. Just be sure to cut it into very thin slices. It's crunchy and full of flavor, so a little goes a long way.

Scallop Scampi

Scallops swap in for shrimp in this quick and easy scampi made with butter, garlic, lemon and parsley. Mom&rsquos guaranteed to love it!

Artichoke-Mortadella Flatbread Pizzas

Mom will appreciate this delicate flatbread-style pizza with layers of mortadella, artichoke and baby arugula.

Risotto with Mushrooms and Peas

The perfect side for your Mother&rsquos Day meal, Kardea&rsquos creamy risotto has plenty of flavor, thanks to chicken broth, mushrooms and sauteed garlic.

Filet Steak with Shrimp Peppercorn Sauce

Nothing says &lsquoI love you&rsquo more than surf and turf. So, why not treat mom to a tender steak and with a savory shrimp topping?

Dirty Risotto

Giada adds spicy Italian sausage to her creamy, oh-so-flavorful risotto for a comforting dish that's sure to be a hit at your Mother's Day meal.

Chickpeas with Chard

Mom was always reminding you to eat your veggies &mdash so serving her this delicious and nutritious dish (made with plenty of hardy Swiss chard) is sure to put a smile on her face.

Eggplant Rollatini

Roll thin slices of eggplant around a ricotta-and-herb filling and top with a simple, homemade tomato sauce for an Italian-style dish that&rsquos full of the one ingredient Mom will appreciate most: love!

Cauliflower Piccata

Mom&rsquos a vegetarian? She&rsquoll love this hearty, vegetable-forward main. Cauliflower steaks are roasted to perfection and then topped with a mouthwatering wine and caper sauce.

Creamy Peach Salad

Transform basic iceberg lettuce into a sweet-and-savory salad with refreshing chunks of peach, crumbled bits of bacon and a bright, lemony dressing.

Avocado Salad

Drizzle an oil and honey dressing over chunks of avocado and thinly sliced cucumbers for a simple and delicious salad.

Chicken with Pesto Cream

We love Ree&rsquos easy pesto sauce in this dish. It&rsquos thickened with heavy cream, so it has a really luxurious texture. We&rsquore sure Mom&rsquos going to ask you for the recipe!

Spinach Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage

It&rsquos hard to beat a classic, like pesto pasta with chicken. This easy-to-make recipe make a great main dish for Mother&rsquos Day lunch.

Rosemary-Garlic Pork Chops with Chickpeas

So you want to cook for mom but don&rsquot want to do a ton of dishes? Try this savory sheet pan meal. Everything cooks together on one pan &ndash and is ready in just 35 minutes.

Strawberry-Endive Salad with Edible Flowers

Instead of buying a bouquet for mom this year, create an arrangement of edible flowers in a colorful salad featuring bright strawberries and toasted walnuts. Just be sure to use flowers that are clearly labeled "edible".

Caesar Salad

Why serve mom a simple Caesar salad when you can serve her one topped with Ree&rsquos garlic knot-inspired fried pizza dough? Mmm!

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Impress mom with a beautiful plate of creamy, cheesy fettuccine. Just be careful once she realizes what a good cook you are, she'll want you to make dinner more often!


Mother's Day Lunch and Dinner Recipes

Trust us, there’s nothing Mom wants more on her special day than time off! Treat her to some well-deserved rest and relaxation by making her a home-cooked meal. These recipes for easy (but impressive) mains and sides make it easy.

Photo By: Melissa Libertelli Photography

Photo By: Armando Rafael ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Adam Rose ©2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

One-Pan Roast Chicken with Vegetables

Lay chicken thighs on a bed of seasoned potatoes and vegetables for an easy, oven-roasted meal that's sure to impress Mom.

Baked Halibut with Wine and Herbs

This easy-to-make halibut dish is far from ordinary. The fish fillets steam gently in an aromatic broth of fresh herbs and dry vermouth, making them tender and flavorful. A quick olive tapenade topping effortlessly elevates them, so they&rsquore perfect for Mom&rsquos special dinner.

Moroccan Lemon Chicken

This one-skillet recipe is delicious (who wouldn't want chicken, infused with rich, sweet-and-savory flavors?) and won't leave you with a sinkful of dishes!

Lemony Ricotta Spaghetti

Remember the days when mom used to make you spaghetti and meatballs? This elegant version has all the homecooked comfort you love, but with a fresh, springtime twist.

Crab Cake-Stuffed Artichokes

We took the classic stuffed artichoke and gave it a boost with all the fun flavors of a crab cake, classic seafood seasoning included.

Roasted Chicken with Orange Glaze

A simple, homemade orange glaze does double duty in this impressive recipe. It adds sweetness to both the chicken and a quick, sheet pan-roasted side of asparagus.

Fusilli alla Caprese

Classic ingredients like fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil complete this simple-yet-stunning side dish.

Chicken Alfredo Manicotti

For the perfect amount of chicken, cheese and spinach, pipe the filling into the uncooked manicotti shells. This will help ensure that every bite has plenty of filling.

Arugula, Mozzarella, Roasted Red Pepper and Mint Salad

Giada knows that it&rsquos the small details that make a dish special. Like the little pop of mint that she adds to this savory arugula, mozzarella and red pepper salad.

Mahi Mahi with Peach-Cucumber Salsa

Peaches and cucumbers work together to make the perfect, not-too-sweet topping for tender mahi. If Mom likes seafood, this bright and refreshing recipes is a must-try for Mother&rsquos Day.

Squash and Ricotta Pizza

Toss some of Mom&rsquos favorite salad ingredients (like arugula, butternut squash and shaved parmesan) onto a pizza. The pie will look pretty &mdash and mom will be proud that everyone is eating their veggies!

Green Gazpacho with Edible Flowers

Don&rsquot forget the flowers on Mother&rsquos Day, lunch and dinner included! Colorful blooms will add a special touch to Mom&rsquos meal &ndash just be sure your flowers are labeled as edible when you buy them.

Salmon en Croute

We like to think of this savory salmon dish like a hug (but with puff pastry). The fish is lovingly wrapped in flaky, buttery goodness and then topped with a few cutout hearts for good measure.

Ravioli Alla Caprese

Treat mom to something truly special: homemade ravioli. Giada&rsquos recipe makes it easy to whip up a batch (completely from scratch!) even if you&rsquore a novice in the kitchen.

Salmon-Fennel Salad

Not sure what to do with fennel? It pairs perfectly with salmon in this pretty salad. Just be sure to cut it into very thin slices. It's crunchy and full of flavor, so a little goes a long way.

Scallop Scampi

Scallops swap in for shrimp in this quick and easy scampi made with butter, garlic, lemon and parsley. Mom&rsquos guaranteed to love it!

Artichoke-Mortadella Flatbread Pizzas

Mom will appreciate this delicate flatbread-style pizza with layers of mortadella, artichoke and baby arugula.

Risotto with Mushrooms and Peas

The perfect side for your Mother&rsquos Day meal, Kardea&rsquos creamy risotto has plenty of flavor, thanks to chicken broth, mushrooms and sauteed garlic.

Filet Steak with Shrimp Peppercorn Sauce

Nothing says &lsquoI love you&rsquo more than surf and turf. So, why not treat mom to a tender steak and with a savory shrimp topping?

Dirty Risotto

Giada adds spicy Italian sausage to her creamy, oh-so-flavorful risotto for a comforting dish that's sure to be a hit at your Mother's Day meal.

Chickpeas with Chard

Mom was always reminding you to eat your veggies &mdash so serving her this delicious and nutritious dish (made with plenty of hardy Swiss chard) is sure to put a smile on her face.

Eggplant Rollatini

Roll thin slices of eggplant around a ricotta-and-herb filling and top with a simple, homemade tomato sauce for an Italian-style dish that&rsquos full of the one ingredient Mom will appreciate most: love!

Cauliflower Piccata

Mom&rsquos a vegetarian? She&rsquoll love this hearty, vegetable-forward main. Cauliflower steaks are roasted to perfection and then topped with a mouthwatering wine and caper sauce.

Creamy Peach Salad

Transform basic iceberg lettuce into a sweet-and-savory salad with refreshing chunks of peach, crumbled bits of bacon and a bright, lemony dressing.

Avocado Salad

Drizzle an oil and honey dressing over chunks of avocado and thinly sliced cucumbers for a simple and delicious salad.

Chicken with Pesto Cream

We love Ree&rsquos easy pesto sauce in this dish. It&rsquos thickened with heavy cream, so it has a really luxurious texture. We&rsquore sure Mom&rsquos going to ask you for the recipe!

Spinach Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage

It&rsquos hard to beat a classic, like pesto pasta with chicken. This easy-to-make recipe make a great main dish for Mother&rsquos Day lunch.

Rosemary-Garlic Pork Chops with Chickpeas

So you want to cook for mom but don&rsquot want to do a ton of dishes? Try this savory sheet pan meal. Everything cooks together on one pan &ndash and is ready in just 35 minutes.

Strawberry-Endive Salad with Edible Flowers

Instead of buying a bouquet for mom this year, create an arrangement of edible flowers in a colorful salad featuring bright strawberries and toasted walnuts. Just be sure to use flowers that are clearly labeled "edible".

Caesar Salad

Why serve mom a simple Caesar salad when you can serve her one topped with Ree&rsquos garlic knot-inspired fried pizza dough? Mmm!

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Impress mom with a beautiful plate of creamy, cheesy fettuccine. Just be careful once she realizes what a good cook you are, she'll want you to make dinner more often!


Mother's Day Lunch and Dinner Recipes

Trust us, there’s nothing Mom wants more on her special day than time off! Treat her to some well-deserved rest and relaxation by making her a home-cooked meal. These recipes for easy (but impressive) mains and sides make it easy.

Photo By: Melissa Libertelli Photography

Photo By: Armando Rafael ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Adam Rose ©2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

One-Pan Roast Chicken with Vegetables

Lay chicken thighs on a bed of seasoned potatoes and vegetables for an easy, oven-roasted meal that's sure to impress Mom.

Baked Halibut with Wine and Herbs

This easy-to-make halibut dish is far from ordinary. The fish fillets steam gently in an aromatic broth of fresh herbs and dry vermouth, making them tender and flavorful. A quick olive tapenade topping effortlessly elevates them, so they&rsquore perfect for Mom&rsquos special dinner.

Moroccan Lemon Chicken

This one-skillet recipe is delicious (who wouldn't want chicken, infused with rich, sweet-and-savory flavors?) and won't leave you with a sinkful of dishes!

Lemony Ricotta Spaghetti

Remember the days when mom used to make you spaghetti and meatballs? This elegant version has all the homecooked comfort you love, but with a fresh, springtime twist.

Crab Cake-Stuffed Artichokes

We took the classic stuffed artichoke and gave it a boost with all the fun flavors of a crab cake, classic seafood seasoning included.

Roasted Chicken with Orange Glaze

A simple, homemade orange glaze does double duty in this impressive recipe. It adds sweetness to both the chicken and a quick, sheet pan-roasted side of asparagus.

Fusilli alla Caprese

Classic ingredients like fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil complete this simple-yet-stunning side dish.

Chicken Alfredo Manicotti

For the perfect amount of chicken, cheese and spinach, pipe the filling into the uncooked manicotti shells. This will help ensure that every bite has plenty of filling.

Arugula, Mozzarella, Roasted Red Pepper and Mint Salad

Giada knows that it&rsquos the small details that make a dish special. Like the little pop of mint that she adds to this savory arugula, mozzarella and red pepper salad.

Mahi Mahi with Peach-Cucumber Salsa

Peaches and cucumbers work together to make the perfect, not-too-sweet topping for tender mahi. If Mom likes seafood, this bright and refreshing recipes is a must-try for Mother&rsquos Day.

Squash and Ricotta Pizza

Toss some of Mom&rsquos favorite salad ingredients (like arugula, butternut squash and shaved parmesan) onto a pizza. The pie will look pretty &mdash and mom will be proud that everyone is eating their veggies!

Green Gazpacho with Edible Flowers

Don&rsquot forget the flowers on Mother&rsquos Day, lunch and dinner included! Colorful blooms will add a special touch to Mom&rsquos meal &ndash just be sure your flowers are labeled as edible when you buy them.

Salmon en Croute

We like to think of this savory salmon dish like a hug (but with puff pastry). The fish is lovingly wrapped in flaky, buttery goodness and then topped with a few cutout hearts for good measure.

Ravioli Alla Caprese

Treat mom to something truly special: homemade ravioli. Giada&rsquos recipe makes it easy to whip up a batch (completely from scratch!) even if you&rsquore a novice in the kitchen.

Salmon-Fennel Salad

Not sure what to do with fennel? It pairs perfectly with salmon in this pretty salad. Just be sure to cut it into very thin slices. It's crunchy and full of flavor, so a little goes a long way.

Scallop Scampi

Scallops swap in for shrimp in this quick and easy scampi made with butter, garlic, lemon and parsley. Mom&rsquos guaranteed to love it!

Artichoke-Mortadella Flatbread Pizzas

Mom will appreciate this delicate flatbread-style pizza with layers of mortadella, artichoke and baby arugula.

Risotto with Mushrooms and Peas

The perfect side for your Mother&rsquos Day meal, Kardea&rsquos creamy risotto has plenty of flavor, thanks to chicken broth, mushrooms and sauteed garlic.

Filet Steak with Shrimp Peppercorn Sauce

Nothing says &lsquoI love you&rsquo more than surf and turf. So, why not treat mom to a tender steak and with a savory shrimp topping?

Dirty Risotto

Giada adds spicy Italian sausage to her creamy, oh-so-flavorful risotto for a comforting dish that's sure to be a hit at your Mother's Day meal.

Chickpeas with Chard

Mom was always reminding you to eat your veggies &mdash so serving her this delicious and nutritious dish (made with plenty of hardy Swiss chard) is sure to put a smile on her face.

Eggplant Rollatini

Roll thin slices of eggplant around a ricotta-and-herb filling and top with a simple, homemade tomato sauce for an Italian-style dish that&rsquos full of the one ingredient Mom will appreciate most: love!

Cauliflower Piccata

Mom&rsquos a vegetarian? She&rsquoll love this hearty, vegetable-forward main. Cauliflower steaks are roasted to perfection and then topped with a mouthwatering wine and caper sauce.

Creamy Peach Salad

Transform basic iceberg lettuce into a sweet-and-savory salad with refreshing chunks of peach, crumbled bits of bacon and a bright, lemony dressing.

Avocado Salad

Drizzle an oil and honey dressing over chunks of avocado and thinly sliced cucumbers for a simple and delicious salad.

Chicken with Pesto Cream

We love Ree&rsquos easy pesto sauce in this dish. It&rsquos thickened with heavy cream, so it has a really luxurious texture. We&rsquore sure Mom&rsquos going to ask you for the recipe!

Spinach Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage

It&rsquos hard to beat a classic, like pesto pasta with chicken. This easy-to-make recipe make a great main dish for Mother&rsquos Day lunch.

Rosemary-Garlic Pork Chops with Chickpeas

So you want to cook for mom but don&rsquot want to do a ton of dishes? Try this savory sheet pan meal. Everything cooks together on one pan &ndash and is ready in just 35 minutes.

Strawberry-Endive Salad with Edible Flowers

Instead of buying a bouquet for mom this year, create an arrangement of edible flowers in a colorful salad featuring bright strawberries and toasted walnuts. Just be sure to use flowers that are clearly labeled "edible".

Caesar Salad

Why serve mom a simple Caesar salad when you can serve her one topped with Ree&rsquos garlic knot-inspired fried pizza dough? Mmm!

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Impress mom with a beautiful plate of creamy, cheesy fettuccine. Just be careful once she realizes what a good cook you are, she'll want you to make dinner more often!


Mother's Day Lunch and Dinner Recipes

Trust us, there’s nothing Mom wants more on her special day than time off! Treat her to some well-deserved rest and relaxation by making her a home-cooked meal. These recipes for easy (but impressive) mains and sides make it easy.

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One-Pan Roast Chicken with Vegetables

Lay chicken thighs on a bed of seasoned potatoes and vegetables for an easy, oven-roasted meal that's sure to impress Mom.

Baked Halibut with Wine and Herbs

This easy-to-make halibut dish is far from ordinary. The fish fillets steam gently in an aromatic broth of fresh herbs and dry vermouth, making them tender and flavorful. A quick olive tapenade topping effortlessly elevates them, so they&rsquore perfect for Mom&rsquos special dinner.

Moroccan Lemon Chicken

This one-skillet recipe is delicious (who wouldn't want chicken, infused with rich, sweet-and-savory flavors?) and won't leave you with a sinkful of dishes!

Lemony Ricotta Spaghetti

Remember the days when mom used to make you spaghetti and meatballs? This elegant version has all the homecooked comfort you love, but with a fresh, springtime twist.

Crab Cake-Stuffed Artichokes

We took the classic stuffed artichoke and gave it a boost with all the fun flavors of a crab cake, classic seafood seasoning included.

Roasted Chicken with Orange Glaze

A simple, homemade orange glaze does double duty in this impressive recipe. It adds sweetness to both the chicken and a quick, sheet pan-roasted side of asparagus.

Fusilli alla Caprese

Classic ingredients like fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil complete this simple-yet-stunning side dish.

Chicken Alfredo Manicotti

For the perfect amount of chicken, cheese and spinach, pipe the filling into the uncooked manicotti shells. This will help ensure that every bite has plenty of filling.

Arugula, Mozzarella, Roasted Red Pepper and Mint Salad

Giada knows that it&rsquos the small details that make a dish special. Like the little pop of mint that she adds to this savory arugula, mozzarella and red pepper salad.

Mahi Mahi with Peach-Cucumber Salsa

Peaches and cucumbers work together to make the perfect, not-too-sweet topping for tender mahi. If Mom likes seafood, this bright and refreshing recipes is a must-try for Mother&rsquos Day.

Squash and Ricotta Pizza

Toss some of Mom&rsquos favorite salad ingredients (like arugula, butternut squash and shaved parmesan) onto a pizza. The pie will look pretty &mdash and mom will be proud that everyone is eating their veggies!

Green Gazpacho with Edible Flowers

Don&rsquot forget the flowers on Mother&rsquos Day, lunch and dinner included! Colorful blooms will add a special touch to Mom&rsquos meal &ndash just be sure your flowers are labeled as edible when you buy them.

Salmon en Croute

We like to think of this savory salmon dish like a hug (but with puff pastry). The fish is lovingly wrapped in flaky, buttery goodness and then topped with a few cutout hearts for good measure.

Ravioli Alla Caprese

Treat mom to something truly special: homemade ravioli. Giada&rsquos recipe makes it easy to whip up a batch (completely from scratch!) even if you&rsquore a novice in the kitchen.

Salmon-Fennel Salad

Not sure what to do with fennel? It pairs perfectly with salmon in this pretty salad. Just be sure to cut it into very thin slices. It's crunchy and full of flavor, so a little goes a long way.

Scallop Scampi

Scallops swap in for shrimp in this quick and easy scampi made with butter, garlic, lemon and parsley. Mom&rsquos guaranteed to love it!

Artichoke-Mortadella Flatbread Pizzas

Mom will appreciate this delicate flatbread-style pizza with layers of mortadella, artichoke and baby arugula.

Risotto with Mushrooms and Peas

The perfect side for your Mother&rsquos Day meal, Kardea&rsquos creamy risotto has plenty of flavor, thanks to chicken broth, mushrooms and sauteed garlic.

Filet Steak with Shrimp Peppercorn Sauce

Nothing says &lsquoI love you&rsquo more than surf and turf. So, why not treat mom to a tender steak and with a savory shrimp topping?

Dirty Risotto

Giada adds spicy Italian sausage to her creamy, oh-so-flavorful risotto for a comforting dish that's sure to be a hit at your Mother's Day meal.

Chickpeas with Chard

Mom was always reminding you to eat your veggies &mdash so serving her this delicious and nutritious dish (made with plenty of hardy Swiss chard) is sure to put a smile on her face.

Eggplant Rollatini

Roll thin slices of eggplant around a ricotta-and-herb filling and top with a simple, homemade tomato sauce for an Italian-style dish that&rsquos full of the one ingredient Mom will appreciate most: love!

Cauliflower Piccata

Mom&rsquos a vegetarian? She&rsquoll love this hearty, vegetable-forward main. Cauliflower steaks are roasted to perfection and then topped with a mouthwatering wine and caper sauce.

Creamy Peach Salad

Transform basic iceberg lettuce into a sweet-and-savory salad with refreshing chunks of peach, crumbled bits of bacon and a bright, lemony dressing.

Avocado Salad

Drizzle an oil and honey dressing over chunks of avocado and thinly sliced cucumbers for a simple and delicious salad.

Chicken with Pesto Cream

We love Ree&rsquos easy pesto sauce in this dish. It&rsquos thickened with heavy cream, so it has a really luxurious texture. We&rsquore sure Mom&rsquos going to ask you for the recipe!

Spinach Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage

It&rsquos hard to beat a classic, like pesto pasta with chicken. This easy-to-make recipe make a great main dish for Mother&rsquos Day lunch.

Rosemary-Garlic Pork Chops with Chickpeas

So you want to cook for mom but don&rsquot want to do a ton of dishes? Try this savory sheet pan meal. Everything cooks together on one pan &ndash and is ready in just 35 minutes.

Strawberry-Endive Salad with Edible Flowers

Instead of buying a bouquet for mom this year, create an arrangement of edible flowers in a colorful salad featuring bright strawberries and toasted walnuts. Just be sure to use flowers that are clearly labeled "edible".

Caesar Salad

Why serve mom a simple Caesar salad when you can serve her one topped with Ree&rsquos garlic knot-inspired fried pizza dough? Mmm!

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Impress mom with a beautiful plate of creamy, cheesy fettuccine. Just be careful once she realizes what a good cook you are, she'll want you to make dinner more often!