Mother’s Day is on the way and whether you’ll be spending the day with your mother or the mother of your children, this is truly a day to celebrate the most important woman in your life. What better way to treat her on this special day than with a special meal prepared just for her?

Cooking a meal for your mother or wife is a great way to make her feel special and cared for, especially if you aren’t normally the one in the kitchen. In order to help you treat the special woman in your life to a fabulous meal, we gathered up some of our favorite Mother’s Day recipes for you to try for yourself.

Don’t worry if you don’t consider yourself a skilled chef or not! These recipes range from easy to more complex, but each and every one is perfectly capable of being prepared to perfection by a cook of any skill level.


French Style Couscous with White Beans

The special mother in your life will definitely feel the love when you serve her this couscous recipe from the city of love itself. Couscous is the perfect base in which to serve this flavorful tomato and vegetable sauce. Light, yet satisfying, this is the perfect Mother’s Day meal to be enjoyed with a glass of red wine, lit by candlelight. It’s an amazing tasting journey that could have only been inspired by the whimsical delight of French cooking.


Rustic Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta and beans may seem like an unlikely combo, but it is in fact such a popular combination in Italian cuisine that it has its own name: pasta e fagioli. Beans and pasta, when paired with rich and savory tomato sauce, make a beautifully complementary pair. This recipe goes a step further in making it a more refined and rustic by adding some brussel sprouts and pancetta for a more memorable and delicious experience.


Mediterranean Baked Fish

Does your lady love seafood? Then treat her to this light and elegant Mediterranean baked fish recipe that delivers the classic flavors of the Mediterranean that she will love and that you’ll be happy to hear can be made almost exclusively with center-aisle ingredients! The deep, rich, and complex flavors this dish brings to the table will make her think you’ve spent all day over a hot stove making it, but in reality it couldn’t be simpler. Combine all the ingredients together in a casserole dish, and toss it in the oven. That’s it!


Garlic Roasted Leg of Lamb with Tuscan White Beans

Looking for something that will really impress and possibly take you outside of your cooking comfort zone at the same time? Cooking with lamb may seem like an intimidating challenge, but it may surprise you how easy it actually is! Pairing this beautifully roasted and flavorful lamb made with a simple marinade alongside with some Tuscan white beans (the recipe for which is also included) will leave you a Mother’s Day surprise meal she won’t soon forget, especially if she loves lamb.


Spiced Eggs with Tomatoes and White Beans

Want to treat her to a special Mother’s Day brunch or breakfast in bed? Who wouldn’t love that?! If you want to go this route, this simple Indian-inspired breakfast bean stew we found over at InStyle is full of amazing and exotic flavors. Stewing white beans in curry and other Indian spices lets them soak it all in and gives them a nice savory heat that is delightful when spread across some toasted bread and is balanced beautifully with creamy richness from some sunny side up eggs. 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! We hope you enjoy these Mother’s Day recipes For more great bean recipes for any occasion, check out our recipe blog.