Lemon meringue pie

Best Mother’s Day recipes: menu ideas for mum

Treat your mum to something special this Mother's Day (Sunday March 26th, 2017) with a selection of our favourite Mother's Day recipes. Get all the family round and make it a day to remember!

Breakfast and brunch

We’ve put a whole other recipe collection together, filled with Mother’s Day breakfast and brunch ideas. Just click on the image below to go through to it:

ricotta pancakes
Best Mother’s Day breakfast and brunch recipes


If you really want to earn some extra brownie points, go the whole hog and treat your mum to a slap-up three course Sunday lunch with our simple but impressive recipes. We’ve included starters, mains and desserts, so all three courses are covered.


Cauliflower soup with cheese straws

Start your Mother’s Day feast with a warm, cosy bowl of trendy cauliflower soup. It’s super creamy, easy to make and comes with twisty homemade cheese straws on the side.

cauliflower soup with cheese straws

Baked-in-the-shell queenie scallops

Treat your mum like royalty with our baked-in-the-shell ‘queenie’ scallops. A pretty and luxurious starter dish that will make your mother feel oh-so-special.


Fig, goat’s cheese and pistachio salad

This recipe for fig, goat’s cheese and pistachio salad is really quick and easy to make but packs in lots of great flavours. Plus it looks so pretty on the plate, drizzled with a little olive oil.

Fig, goat’s cheese and pistachio salad

Main course

Roast chicken with garlic and thyme croutons

Everyone loves a Sunday roast (especially mum), and this roast chicken with garlic and thyme croutons makes it even better. Big chunky pieces of sourdough make a trivet for roast chicken and soak up all the delicious juices while it cooks.

roast chicken

Maryland stuffed ham

This recipe stuffs brined ham with a piquant mix of highly spiced greens. Not only does this cut through the rich meat beautifully, but it looks great on the plate. Serve with the usual Sunday dinner sides (extra roast potatoes for mum).


Roast shoulder of lamb and root vegetables with an onion sauce

Just the ticket for a special Sunday dinner with the family, roast shoulder of lamb is served with baked Jerusalem artichokes and parsnips. Making your own onion gravy is really worth the extra effort and will more than likely impress your mum!

roast lamb

Pork belly and potatoes baked in milk, bay and smoked paprika

Pork cooked in milk is tender and succulent – this recipe is more about the meat than the crackling. For optimum crackling, cook for longer at the higher temperature before reducing.

pork belly

Luxury fish pies with rösti topping

This recipe uses the luxury fish pie pack from Skipper’s Choice, a fish-box delivery business. You can also buy fillets of haddock, smoked haddock and salmon, cut them up yourself and mix in some prawns.

fish pie

Toad in the hole

This one is an oldie but goldie and will be on the dinner table in less than an hour. Remember to serve with mustard! And if mum’s really hungry, perhaps some mashed potatoes on the side.

toad in the hole

One-pot pasta with goat’s cheese and spinach

This pasta combines wilted spinach and soft goat’s cheese to create a creamy and rich dish. A lovely vegetarian option that works best when garnished with some extra parmesan.



No Mother’s day is complete without something sweet to finish off the day. Try one of our easy, indulgent recipes for a showstopping dessert!

Salted butterscotch apple tart

This sweet and salty indulgent pudding looks super impressive but is easy to make. Arrange the apples just right and you’ll get the perfect pinwheel shape.


Baileys tiramisu

For the mum who enjoys a little booze in her dessert, this tiramisu recipe combines creamy Baileys with soft sponge fingers, strong coffee and sweet almond liqueur to make a indulgent Italian pudding.


Rhubarb Bakewell tart

This is a modern twist on a British favourite made using rhubarb. Rhubarb is in season from February until May, so make the most of it!

rhubarb tart

Spiced berry slump

A slump is similar to a cobbler but with less fuss. The berries bubbling through the topping give this a more rustic feel and should be enjoyed warm with a nice big scoop of vanilla ice-cream.

berry pudding

Peanut butter and banana self-saucing chocolate pudding

This chocolate self-saucing pudding uses smooth peanut butter and banana to create this deliciously rich cake. Mum will certainly approve!

Self Saucing Pudding

Perfect lemon meringue pie

Treat your mum to a classic, impressive lemon meringue pie with crisp pastry, tart curd and fluffy meringue that’s really easy to make.

lemon pie

There’s always room for…

A couple more treats that we’ve picked out with mum in mind. Cocktails and truffles are the icing on the cake of a perfect Mother’s Day meal!

Whitley Neil aviation cocktail

A cocktail from gin makers Whitley Neil, made from maraschino liqueur, freshly squeezed lemon juice, a healthy glug of Whitley Neil gin, and some chilled mineral water.

Whitley Neil aviation cocktail

Gingerbread and espresso martini cocktail

This velvety smooth, gingerbread cocktail is the perfect warmer for chilly days – or as a cheeky, alcoholic alternative to pudding.

Gingerbread and espresso martini cocktail

Peanut butter pretzel truffles

So much nutty, crunchy, chocolatey goodness rolled into one bite-sized truffle – the perfect ending to any Mother’s Day meal.

Peanut butter pretzel truffles

Don’t forget the present!

Check out our up-to-date gift guide for the perfect Mother’s Day present: