Mother’s Day is always a great opportunity to fire up the grill after a long cold winter. And what better way to celebrate Mom than to cook for her?! After all nothing says love like a home cooked meal.

So with that in mind, we’ve rounded up ten great recipes Mom (and everyone else!) will love, including appetizers, mains, and even a couple desserts, all made on the grill!

Appetizers on the barbecue

Julie, an Alberta native and award winning cookbook author, gives a simple recipe for mouth-watering mussels on the grill. The perfect appetizer to tell Mom she’s one in a million.


Bacon and mushrooms are a great combination, especially on the grill! This easy recipe can be pulled together by helping hands from kids in the kitchen, and popped on the grill for a tasty and satisfying umami experience.

Bacon Wrapped Caps Mushrooms

While this recipe calls for a campfire, you can make this on the grill. The ooey-gooey melty brie with grilled baguette will make mom’s mouth water.

campfire baked brie


Mom’s Favourite Mains

Crumb blog author Isabelle gives us this great recipe for grilled pork tacos. Tacos are a great way for everyone to add the toppings of their choice, and this pineapple salsa is sure to be Mom’s favourite.

Grilled Pork Tacos

If you’re looking to stray away from the typical beef burger, give these salmon burgers with caper mayo from Alberta Mom Julie a try. Filled with flavour and easy to make, we bet you’ll have Mom making summer time requests for these over and over!

salmon burgers

Grilling up a steak and adding to a salad is always a fan favourite. Why not try it with a flavourful quinoa salad? This nutritious and delicious salad is also great as leftovers, so you can send Mom to work on Monday with a fresh lunch too.


Jennifer from Ricotta and Radishes shows us that dressing up a simple steak is easy with her fresh recipe for cilantro Chimichurri.

Grilled steak

Just like the classic song says, “sweeter than candy on a stick”, these beef lollipops will have you wanting more. A great way to offer up portion control with a presentation Mom will LOVE.

Steak with Cantaloupe Salad


Decadent Desserts on the Grill

Fruit and ice cream are a heavenly combo. Add in the rich flavours grilling adds to the fruit and you’ve got yourself a decadent combination everyone will love. This recipe from Britt at My Daily Randomness is sure to make Mom melt.

Grilled Peaches

A classic backyard staple, the ‘smore gets dressed up in this pizza version made on the grill. The perfect treat that says you love Mom ‘smore and ‘smore each year

Smores Pizza

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