Toad in the hole with broccoli in a pan

Mother’s Day dinner recipes

Impress mum with a Sunday lunch the whole family will love. Our Mother's Day recipes include traditional roasts, springtime one-pots, pies and decadent desserts.

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Transform toad-in-the-hole with melting mustardy cheddar and broccoli. Serve with steamed greens and this delicious homemade gravy

50 mins
Easy
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Try a modern take on stew and dumplings with Italian classic tomato alla arrabbiata and parmesan dumplings. Simple and oh so comforting, it's perfect for cold weather cooking

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
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Try this riff on a Greek spanakopita. With a sticky-sweet, spiced and tangy twist, it's a spectacular veggie centrepiece for any special occasion

2 hrs and 10 mins
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Vegetarian
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Use fresh fish to make this creamy, pastry-topped pie. The prawn, haddock and salmon filling and crumbly topping make this pie extremely moreish

1 hr and 5 mins
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Nestle crispy za’atar chicken pieces amongst pistachio pilaf rice for an irresistible supper. It's a riot of colour, texture and flavour

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
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Try this slow cooked harissa lamb as an alternative roast. We love the texture – it’s half-roasted and half-pulled, fork-tender but still easy to carve

5 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
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Enjoy Adejoké Bakare's miyan gyada – a Nigerian mutton peanut butter soup – and prepare to be dazzled by the flavours. Serve with rice, couscous or mash

3 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
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Dish up an easy, delicious chicken dinner that's full of spring flavours. The parmesan coating gives a satisfying crunch, and the meat inside stays tender

20 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this soy-glazed chicken as two courses; shred the leg meat and wrap in lettuce leaves for a starter. Then, slice the breast meat and serve with rice

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
14 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Swap your usual takeaway for homemade butter chicken. The dish is made in two parts, combining tandoori chicken with a rich, buttery sauce

1 hr and 35 mins
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Gluten-free
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Enjoy this cumin-roasted broccoli with preserved lemon yogurt as a vibrant side dish. It's a beautiful combination of spices, textures and colours

55 mins
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Healthy
Vegetarian
329 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Delicious and easy - a fish pie anyone can make. You'll learn how to poach fish and make a white sauce too

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
153 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Nestle leeks, potato and capers around salmon fillets to make this easy traybake for two. It's great as an midweek meal, or for a more romantic occasion

40 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
11 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This savoury make-ahead tart has a delicious crumbly base – no one will realise it's shop-bought pastry! Fill with goat's cheese and beautiful spring veg including asparagus and fresh peas  

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Add dried sour plums to this Afghan-inspired curry to impart an interesting salty, sour flavour. If you can’t get them, use dried sour cherries instead

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this one-pan roast salmon with leeks and onions. It's gluten-free and delivers on flavour with a punchy anchovy, caper and parsley dressing

1 hr
Easy
Gluten-free
55 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

An utterly irresistable creamy potato side dish with very few ingredients but oozing with flavour, try our ultimate gratin daphinois

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
229 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Slow-roasting is a great way to keep chicken nice and moist. Adding the potatoes to the roasting tin infuses them with plenty of flavour, too

2 hrs and 35 mins
Easy
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Merge cheesy leeks and a classic lasagne to make our mouth-watering family-sized pasta dish. This is an easy and impressive bubbling masterpiece

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Combine seasonal spring greens with creamy ricotta and fresh herbs, then wrap them in crisp filo pastry. Eating your greens has never been so enjoyable

1 hr and 40 mins
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351 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Upgrade cheesy tomato pasta with gnocchi, chorizo and mozzarella for a comforting bake that makes an excellent midweek meal

35 mins
Easy
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Enhance the flavour of roast lamb with herbs and garlic, or you could try slices of anchovy, slivers of chilli or nuggets of feta pushed into the slits

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Give your greens a fresh new look by tossing them with mustard, ginger, onion and garlic

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
258 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Casseroles aren't just for winter – this light, vibrant one-pot is packed with spring veg and herby pesto

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
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