Make Ahead Mother's Day Recipes

Check out these great make-ahead recipes you can enjoy for brunch, snacks, and dinner on Mother's Day, which should be your day off but honestly to really achieve that you may have to do just a bit of planning ahead!

Every day of the year is ‘Kid Day,’ so you’d think on the one day a year Mom is supposed to get a break, the cooking would be left up to someone else? Well, in a lot of families if you want a home cooked meal the responsibility lies with Mom, no matter what day it is!

Lucky for you, we have some great make-ahead recipes you can enjoy for brunch, snacks, and dinner on your day off. Be sure to leave the dishes to someone else!


  • This French Toast Casserole will start your day off right once you pop this in the oven and get the coffee started. The best part though, is this is a night before assembly dish, leaving you free to enjoy your Sunday morning!

  • These Sticky Lemon Rolls with a Cream Cheese glaze from The Kitchn will fill your home with the wonderful aroma of fresh-baked bread on Sunday morning. The rolls can be made the day before and refrigerated overnight for a simple Mother’s Day morning!

  • Who doesn’t love melted cheese? Use a pre-made puff pastry for ease of assembly with this delicious Asparagus Gruyere Tart.

  • When the mid-afternoon hunger pangs start to affect the troops, this healthy snack of Homemade Zucchini Hummus will do just the trick to rally their spirits until dinnertime! This homemade recipe will keep up to five days in the refrigerator.

    Image via Serene Kitchen.

  • These Semi-Homemade Breadsticks served with a little warm marinara sauce are a wonderful and easy appetizer to a Mother’s Day dinner, and also serve as a great side dish to the main meal of the day.

  • Sometimes you’re in the mood for an elegant snack like this Cherry Jalapeno Relish with Goat Cheese Crostini. We think this makes an excellent pre-dinner 'adults appetizer' along with a nice glass of white wine.

    Image via NaturallyYella

  • Fire up the grill (or cast iron skillet!) All you need to do to make this Skirt Steak be a juicy masterpiece is to marinate it for a few hours beforehand.

  • This dish is already a family favorite of yours - you just don’t know it yet! This Cheesy Chicken Enchilada recipe can be made ahead. All you have to do is pop it into the oven 30-40 minutes before dinnertime!

    Image via Italian Bella Vita

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