Effortless Mains for Mother’s Day

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Effortless Mains for Mother’s Day.

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start planning a special meal to celebrate the incredible women in our lives. Between work, household responsibilities, and caring for our families, moms often don’t get to kick back and enjoy a leisurely meal. This Mother’s Day, let’s change that!

Collage of three salads for mother's day

Effortless Mains for Mother’s Day.

I’ve got the perfect brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert for every mom. Even the kids can help make some Mother’s Day recipes this year!

Show your mom how much you love her with a delicious homemade meal! We’ve gathered together scrumptious recipes that will make her so happy.

If you’re not sure what to get your mom yet, we have plenty of Mother’s Day gift ideas, too. From elegant flowers to gift boxes to cake delivery (really!), you’re sure to find something your mom would adore.

I’ve put together a menu of effortless main dish recipes to impress your mom while letting her relax and savor the day. These dishes come together quickly with minimal prep, allowing you to focus on quality time with your loved one.

Whatever recipe you choose, your mom will feel celebrated and appreciated. Happy Mother’s Day to all the hardworking, devoted moms out there!

Here’s another Mother’s Day Menu: Mother’s Day Brunch & Lunch and MD Brunch & Lunch 2. If you have a recipe box account on Call Me PMc, you can save the menu to your recipe box, print it, and make a grocery list.

Here are the recipes!

Strawberry Feta Salad


Strawberry Feta Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing this must-have summer salad is always a crowd-pleaser. It is sweet, crunchy and so refreshing!
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A wooden spoon scooping broccoli and cauliflower salad with cranberries and creamy dressing from a serving bowl.

Broccoli Cornbread Salad Recipe

Broccoli Cornbread Salad is a delightful mix of fresh broccoli florets, crispy bacon, sweet cranberries, and crunchy nuts or seeds tossed in a creamy dressing with a hint of tanginess. It's a perfect blend of flavors and textures that will satisfy your taste buds.
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A pan with chicken and broccoli on it.

Sheet Pan Sticky Chicken with Pineapple and Broccoli

Sheet Pan Sticky Chicken with Pineapple and Broccoli is a mouthwatering dish that combines tender chicken pieces, juicy pineapple chunks, & crisp broccoli florets coated in a delectable honey sauce.
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A fresh salad with grapefruit slices, cherry tomatoes, onions, mixed greens, and chopped nuts, served on a decorative plate.

Zesty Grapefruit Quinoa Salad: A Bright and Refreshing Delight

This fresh spring side salad is simple yet beautiful to make. The bitterness of the grapefruit is combined with the honey mustard dressing to give it a lighter taste.
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Chicken salad on a white plate with a fork.

Thai-inspired Chicken Salad with Peanut Sauce

This salad is filling and very tasty! The tender chicken is perfectly seasoned, the veggies are crisp and fresh, and the peanut dressing adds a creamy, tangy kick. Once you start, it's hard to stop eating it!
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Crab Cakes


Best Damn Crab Cakes and Tartar Sauce Recipe with fresh crab, mayo, & crackers. They're crispy, flaky, & loaded with spicy flavors & crab. #crab #crabcakes #recipes
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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos are unbelievably tender, juicy, versatile, and easy to make in your Crock-Pot! They are great for large crowds, busy nights, and make-ahead meals. #pork #pulledpork #recipe #slowcooker #tacos #easy #Mexican #Crockpot #carnitas
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Sheet Pan Crispy Roasted Blackened Chicken and Broccoli makes the best weeknight dinner with minimal prep and all on one pan!


Kick up the flavor of chicken, broccoli, and tomatoes with homemade blackened seasoning. This one pan, sheet pan meal makes week night dinners easy!
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Sheet Pan Hoosier stew


Sheet Pan Hoosier Stew is an entire meal that’s made on a sheet pan in 30 minutes! Green beans, ham, and sweet potatoes is an unbelievably easy recipe that the whole family will love.
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Baked Ziti

Million Dollar Baked Ziti

This is a great family weeknight dinner and doubles easily for a crowd.
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A twist of spaghetti noodles on a plate with squash.

Summer Zucchini Squash Carbonara

This is my version of a carbonara made with fresh summer squash and zucchini. It's quick, easy-to-make and flavorful.
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Roasted chicken pieces with mixed bell peppers, olives, and herbs in a baking dish.

Sheet Pan Greek Chicken Thighs

This is an easy one-sheet-pan dinner without too much stress in the kitchen. Juicy, tender chicken thighs and vegetables baked in the oven with herbs and lemon juice make a fast and healthy weeknight meal.
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