Easy dinner recipes are always in style and with Mother's Day around the corner, our goal is to have Mom equipped with the best fun homemade day possible. What better way to say “MOM! You Rock!” than a home-cooked dinner? Whether you are preparing for a special mommy-and-me moment in the kitchen or you want to try this recipe on your own, these 31 amazing recipes will be a great resource for you!
31 Easy Dinner Recipes Kids Should Make For Mom
1. Baked Parmesan Zucchini
To start off with our easy dinner recipes, make this nutritious zucchini appetizer for Mom. With zucchini and Parmesan cheese as the main ingredients, topped with herbs like dried thyme, oregano, and basil, you'd be eating something nutritious and delightful. Just bake these zucchini sticks for 15 minutes, and you'd go vegan in no time.
2. Homemade Hamburger Helper
Hamburger helper is a go-to meal the kids will love making. Your beef patty will always be flavorful with some whole-wheat penne pasta, paprika, cheddar cubes, and a whole lot more! Cooking the patty and then combining all other ingredients would only take 25 minutes. Mom will surely savor this meal full of flavors and nutrients.
3. French Bread Pizzas
Make this easy french bread pizza and get the whole family involved. Your Italian rolls will be loaded with bacon and tomato slices, fresh pineapple chunks, and lots of cheeses. Cook this in 12 minutes and you'd go crazy with all these fun topping possibilities!
4. Taco Pizza
Love tacos and pizza? Mix them together for a fun family dish to make for mom on Mother's Day. The taco seasoning mix, ground beef, tomatoes, black olive, and green onions will make your pizza dough colorful and lively. In just 20 to 30 minutes of prep and cook time, mom and the whole family will have a blast.
5. Crescent Dogs
Make your own mini pigs in a blanket with this easy recipe from Pillsbury! Wrap up the little weenies with crescent dough and pop them in the oven for a fun little treat which is simple to make in just 30 minutes. They are fun to slather in sauce and serve with veggies for a home-cooked family meal.
6. Pizza Rolls
Make this pizza roll for a fun pizza dinner for mom on Mother's Day. Your dough will be filled with the toppings of your choice. Add mom's favorite cheese and tablespoons of pizza sauce and the whole family will be merry in just a few minutes of prepping.
7. Healthy Broccoli Mac & Cheese
Make this creamy and crusty healthy mac & cheese recipe. Prepare your elbow pasta and shredded cheddar cheese as your main ingredients. Add buttery spread, broccoli florets, onions, and milk to achieve the satisfying flavor mom deserves. Sprinkle it with bread crumbs for a delicious twist and it'll be ready before you know it.
8. Easy Pinwheel Sandwiches
How fun are these turkey and basil pinwheel sandwiches? Flour tortillas and turkey are accompanied by healthy leaves of spinach, basil, and lettuce to let mom taste homemade sandwiches full of veggies. In just 20 minutes, this one here is ready for the family.
9. Blueberry Muffin In A Mug
Make breakfast for dinner with these savory breakfast mugs! What you need are mashed bananas, frozen blueberries, coconut, almond, wheat flours, and dairy milk to create this enticing blueberry muffin. Mom would love to taste something sour on a Mother's Day morning in the sweetest way.
10. Pizza Mac & Cheese
Time to make another family favorite and combine pizza with mac & cheese for the perfect mix of pepperoni-cheesy-goodness! It's one of the cheesiest easy dinner recipes for mom and the whole family. Start this dish with cheese and macaroni noodles and make it more creamy with Greek yogurt while adding pepperoni and tomatoes.
11. Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
Here is one of our favorite easy dinner recipes — cinnamon rolls. You'll only need your dough, filling (cinnamon, melted butter, and sugar), and icing to crate these mouth-watering cinnamon rolls. Roll these guys out from scratch (or use the store-bought kind) for a fun sweet treat.
12. Chicago Hot Dog Salad
Nothing's more enticing than a combination of hotdogs, spicy brown mustard, sweet pickle relish, coleslaw, and pickled jalapeños! Grill these hotdogs and then combine them with the remaining ingredients. Prepare this healthy dish for mom in just 25 minutes and make the most out of her special day.
13. Sloppy Joe Slider
Sloppy Joes are always a good dish to make. They're super easy, flavorful, and fun to eat. Get sloppy without making a huge mess in the kitchen and make sloppy Joes for dinner with this kid-friendly and quick easy dinner recipe. Spice up your ground beef with mustard, worcestershire sauce, cheddar cheese, and melted butter.
14. Pasta Salad
A pasta salad is a simple way to mix amazing flavors and textures together. Just combine rotini pasta, Italian dressing, cheese, olives, and pepperoni without breaking a sweat. Make a special day even more special with this kid-friendly pasta salad.
15. Buffalo Cauliflower
These Cauli-wings are like buffalo wings but healthier and easier to make! Just mix your cheese sauce, butter, and lemon juice with your cauliflower florets. It's another great recipe idea for kids to learn how vegetables can be healthy and tasty.
16. Creamy Chicken Casserole
The casserole dish is another easy, hearty, go-to, family recipe. This creamy chicken casserole is just an extraordinary recipe to prepare for mom. It's loaded with peas, carrots, and chicken the crowd will love.
17. Homemade Pizza
Want more pizza? Here's another recipe! If the kids are just learning to cook, it might be easier to buy the dough from the store but other ingredients like ham, sausages, mushrooms, some cheese are super fun and easy to throw together for one big happy family pizza party!
18. Brie Blueberry Waffles
Make Mom the best waffles on Mother's Day with this brie blueberry waffle recipe. Use store-bought waffle mix to make it kid-friendly, plus don't forget about blueberries, lemon juice, brie, and butter. She won't even mind she's having breakfast for dinner. It's the sentiment that counts.
19. Kielbasa and Cabbage
Make a kielbasa and cabbage dish in minutes. This sausage dish is easy to prepare and packed with flavor. It's a great serving of vegetables such as kielbasa and cabbage to make Mom and the whole family taste a healthy dinner on Mother's Day.
20. Sweet Potato Hash
Sweet potato hash is one of the quickest and easiest dinner recipes you can also make for breakfast. It is sure to fill you up and become a go-to meal for any occasion, year round. Your potatoes, bacon, and cilantro would become more flavorful if you'll mix in your favorite avocado or white sauce.
21. Carrot Salad
Make this colorful side dish in minutes. Kids love carrots and this recipe will show them how carrots can be a great addition to a meal in more ways than one! Whip up your carrot salad with mayonnaise, lemon juice, crushed pineapple, and pecans.
22. Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
Make this easy casserole by mixing the ingredients, such as carrots, peas, chicken, and milk, in a pan and covering them with your pie crust. Allow to bake and watch this delicious home-cooked recipe come to life in no time. The kids will love helping make this chicken recipe.
23. Stuffed Bell Peppers
It's hard to go wrong with stuffed bell peppers. Help kids open up the bell peppers and stuff all the delicious ingredients like ground turkey, corn, cheddar cheese, and enchilada sauce inside. Allow them to cook and then watch as the whole family enjoys this healthy concoction for dinner.
24. Homemade Burritos
These healthy homemade burritos are so easy to make and so good to eat! Combine ingredients like corn, bell pepper, lime juice, and butter, heat, build the burrito, and enjoy! The whole family will love this recipe and it's also easy to adjust this recipe to meet any special taste-bud demands.
25. Zucchini Boats
Zucchini pizza boats are a wonderful dinner to make for pizza lovers who need an extra serving of vegetables. Help the kids create their own pizza boats and everyone will love eating these cheesy delights in just 30 minutes. Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese combined with pepperoni and oregano make these boats super yummy.
Homemade quesadillas are one of the tastiest and easiest meals you can make! You can whip them up in minutes and there are 100's of options. You can customize your own quesadilla with any ingredients — just add your favorite combo of veggies, meat, and cheese.
27. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
Make your own easy grilled cheese and tomato soup plus bonus points if you make grilled cheese dippers like the ones here. You'll be overwhelmed with the taste of basil, oregano, and thyme mixed in your sauce. This meal is fun and simple, so you can't go wrong.
28. Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
This dish is easy and fun to make inside or out on the grill. Wrap up your asparagus with bacon and watch it sizzle in 20 to 25 minutes. Make these asparagus sticks for mom and the whole family.
29. Pastrami Sandwich
Make this easy pastrami sandwich with fresh ingredients like avocado slices. Pastrami, avocado, and cheese make a delicious dinner the whole family will savor. Just heat the sandwich in less than a minute and you're all set.
30. Zucchini Fritters
Pack your zucchini fritters for mom and the family to munch on for dinner. All you need are grated zucchini, Parmesan cheese, pepper flakes, and eggs to form these amazing fritters. They'll love these homemade treats.
Create an omelet bar for the family to get together and make their own dinner. Start with mushrooms, eggs, spinach, diced avocado, and cheese for your omelet. You have lots of delicious options so everyone can customize their own omelet in 20 minutes. Have it your way!
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Cooking and preparing these easy dinner recipes will give Mom so much happiness and will make her feel special. We always want the greatest for the best woman in the world so she'll feel the love and care we have for her. Make these easy dinner ideas for mom, or with mom, and watch her heart overflow with joy and excitement this Mother's Day. Don't forget to help her clean all the dishes too!
Have you picked a recipe, or recipes, to prepare for mom this Mother's Day? Let us know in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on April 21, 2015 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.