POPSUGAR Celebrity

Family-Style Dishes For a Special Mother's Day Supper

May 12 2013 - 10:53am

Sure, Mother's Day brunches [1] are all the rage, but I love getting grateful by celebrating Mom with a big supper. The matriarch of your family will appreciate a delicious dinner in her honor, and maybe she'll even get a chance to kick back and relax for once. Instead of a classic seated dinner where someone is busy serving up a storm, consider these family-style dishes that will allow everyone to lounge around the table and talk. Prepare to pass around the platters and get inspired as you click.

Green Salad

You can never go wrong with a classic green salad [2]. Top it off with fresh, in season avocado and thinly sliced white onion, and you've taken this everyday dish into an elegant start to a meal.

Asparagus With Grated Egg

Make the most of one of our favorite Spring veggies while they're still in season. This recipe for asparagus with grated egg [3] is a clean and simple side that won't go unnoticed or unappreciated.

Ribboned Vegetable Salad

If you're doing a decadent Mother's Day [4] feast, I know my mom would appreciate something super fresh on the table to balance everything out. This colorful ribboned veggie salad [5] is a great option — both pretty and perfect for Spring.

Lemon Butter Shrimp

For an easy and tasty seafood supper for mom, look no further than this lemon butter shrimp [6]. The combination of lemon and butter is always dreamy, and everyone will love taking a dip into this sauce.


If your mom loves comfort food, this reassuring braised beef brisket [7] should 100 percent make an appearance on her plate.

Scallop Paella

Do something a little different and celebrate Mother's Day [8] with a festive Spanish favorite. Scallop paella [9] may be a seemingly difficult dish, but you'll be delighted to know the whole thing comes together rather easily.

Bourbon-Glazed Ham

Show her (and the rest of the family) a little Southern hospitality with a honey- and bourbon-glazed ham [10].

Asparagus Pizza

If you put down a platter of this asparagus pizza with lemon vinaigrette [11] just prepare for this fresh Spring favorite to be finished off very quickly.

King Ranch Chicken

If you're short on time to cook or plan but would love to have a family-style feast, have no fear. This tried-and-true King Ranch chicken [12] recipe can be cooked in advance and easily defrosted when you're ready for dinner.

Rhubarb Crumble

A ripe, fruity crumble's a no-fuss way to go about dessert for the whole family. Stun her (and the rest of the family) with a spot-on seasonal rhubarb version topped with cardamom cream [13].

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