20 Perfect Recipes for Mother’s Day Brunch
Make mom’s day extra-special with an elegant homemade brunch. We’ve got your menu covered, from mains to drinks to dessert
This easy, flavorful recipe combines the essential elements of a great brunch dish and seasonal produce. Mom will feel the love.
Recipe: Parmesan Toasts with Asparagus, Prosciutto, and Eggs
Scrambled eggs get elevated to a classy brunch dish with a distinctive Meyer lemon salsa verde.
Recipe: Scrambled Eggs with Meyer Lemon Salsa Verde
This giant German-style pancake is remarkably easy to make and can be customized with mom's favorite fresh-fruit toppings.
Recipe: Big Dutch Baby
Originally developed as a camping breakfast, it can just as easily be cooked on a kitchen stove and is quite simply the best French toast recipe we've ever had.
Recipe: Mascarpone French Toast with Warm Blackberry Syrup
You need to plan ahead a bit to make these buttery waffles, but it's worth it for the mom who's a big-time Belgian waffle fan. Serve with fresh fruit and powdered sugar for some added sweet touches.
Recipe: Buckwheat Belgian Waffles
Quiche is classic Mother's Day fare, but this recipe is hardly basic with its tasty seasonal and splurge-worthy additions.
Recipe: Asparagus and Morel Quiche
This spring green-flecked quiche is flavored by earthy-sweet fava leaves and fresh herbs, and makes a colorful addition to your Mother's Day brunch spread.
Recipe: Fava Leaf and Parsley Quiche
Whisk mom away to Paris, at least in spirit, with this vegetarian take on the classic French dish. Serve with a rustic baguette and white wine for the complete experience.
Recipe: Goat Cheese Niçoise
Serve mom a special homegrown dish that's almost too pretty to eat! You can source the lettuces, edible flowers, and more from your own garden (or the farmers' market).
Recipe: Eat-Your-Garden Salad
You can gift mom with a bouquet of flowers, but for some added wow factor at brunch, serve her a whole, single-serving lettuce bouquet adorned with herbs and edible flowers.
Recipe: Garden Bouquet Salad
Sweet strawberries and savory ricotta salata make this greens-and-grains salad an elegant choice for Mother's Day brunch.
Recipe: Strawberry, Quinoa, and Ricotta Salata Salad
For slightly heartier Mother's Day brunch fare, whip up this relatively light pasta dish that features spring peas in a variety of ways.
Recipe: Ravioli with Snap Peas, Pea Shoots, and MInty Pea Pesto
This salad-topped flatbread can be cooked over a wood fire in a homemade firepit, or on a regular gas grill. Either way, the result is absolutely delicious.
Recipe: Asparagus Insalata Piadine
Fruit salad is a stalwart component of a brunch menu. Serve this standout version to cap off mom's special meal.
Recipe: Francie's Fruit Salad
This easy dessert can be made in 15 minutes and can be customized to include mom's favorite fruits.
Recipe: Gingered Fruit with Honey Yogurt
Does mom love cake and pudding? This dessert gives her the best of both worlds in one heavenly little dish.
Recipe: Raspberry Lemon Pudding Cakes
This classic Italian ice cream dessert, swirled with in-season strawberries, is the ultimate finish to your Mother's Day brunch.
Recipe: Strawberry Semifreddo
This refreshing non-alcoholic drink goes beyond "spa water" with a subtle yet distinctive orange blossom infusion.
Recipe: Cucumber Mint Spritzer
Raise a glass to mom with this festive pink mimosa.
Recipe: Sea Breeze Mimosa
With or without the vodka, this sweet-tart drink deserves a spot at brunch.
Recipe: Strawberry Hibiscus Cooler