How to Plan the Perfect Mother’s Day BBQ Buffet

How to Plan the Perfect Mother’s Day BBQ Buffet

Planning a Mother’s Day meal is no easy feat. Especially if you’re not usually the one that has been doing the planning all year. But this is a special day, and even if you think you need a little help from the mom in your life, you know full well that she has earned a day to rest and relax without having to worry about all that stuff. So, we’re here to give you some Mother’s Day BBQ ideas for a buffet feast that she’ll love and you’ll have fun cooking.

Mother’s Day BBQ Ideas

A buffet is a great way to give your guests choices on what they wish to eat. It may mean a little more work for the cook (i.e. you) but the moms will appreciate the extra effort you took to make a special feast.

Mother’s Day Appetizers

If you’re going to have more than 10 guests, we recommend serving all three appetizers but if it’s just your immediate family, then choose your favorite 1-2 dishes.

Hawaiian Shrimp Skewer


  • 1/2 Cup Butter, Melted
  • 1 Pineapple, Chopped
  • 1 Red Onion, Chopped
  • 36 Shrimp, Cooked
  • 12 Wooden Skewers
Click here for the full recipe.
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Smoked Deviled Eggs

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Deviled Eggs are popular at parties because they’re easy to make and delicious. This one takes the traditional recipe elevates it by adding smoky flavor and aroma to the hard-boiled eggs.


  • 12 Eggs, Hard Boiled
  • 2 Tablespoons Mayo
  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 Slice of Bacon, cut
  • ¼ Cup of Sliced Green Onions
Click here for the full recipe

Garlic Shrimp Pesto Bruschetta

Here’s another shrimp appetizer that will melt your mom’s heart. Juicy jumbo shrimp with a tangy and creamy pesto sauce combined with crunchy, grilled bruschetta bread delivers a flavorful dish that is sure to wet appetites.


  • 12 Slices Bread, Baguette
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika, Smoked
  • 1/4 tsp Parsley, Leaves
  • Pepper
  • Pesto
  • Salt
  • 12 Shrimp, Jumbo
  • Click here for the full recipe
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    Mother’s Day Buffet Recipes

    Now that we’ve teased mom and your guests with some delicious appetizers, now’s the time to knock out their taste buds and their stomachs with this main event buffet.

    Grilled Corn on the Cob (side)

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    This classic side pairs well with just about anything. It’s a classic late spring/early summer dish, especially grilled. The smoky flavors of the wood pellets infuse well with the sweet flavor of the corn.


    • 1/2 Cup Butter, Melted
    • 6 Corn, Cob
    • Salt
    Click here for the full recipe

    Bacon Wrapped Asparagus (side)

    For our greens, a nice side that should please everyone is this bacon wrapped asparagus recipe. The bacon flavor helps enhance the asparagus, making them addictingly delicious. You might be fighting with your guests over this one.


    • 1 Bunch Asparagus
    • 1 Package Bacon
    Click here for the full recipe
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    Double Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (side)

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    For the last of the sides, go with these hearty double stuffed sweet potatoes. These are delicious and sweet potatoes are full of vitamins and nutrients making this popular with adults and kids alike.


    • 2 Bacon, Strip
    • 1/4 Cup Green Onion
    • 2 Potato, Sweet
    • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
    Click here for the full recipe

    Grilled Lobster Tails


    • Black Pepper
    • 3/4 Stick Butter, Room Temp
    • 2 Tablespoons Chives, Chopped
    • 1 Clove Garlic, Minced
    • Lemon, Sliced
    • 3 (7-ounce) Lobster, Tail
    • Salt, Kosher
    Click here for the full recipe
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    Apple Stuffed Pork Chops

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    Pork is a great medium for BBQ because of how well the sweet aromas from the hardwood infuse into the meat. This recipe really combines sweet, salt, and char extremely well and we recommend using our New England Apple Hardwood Pellets to really enhance the apple stuffing.


    For the stuffing

    • 4 slices white bread, toasted and cubed
    • 1 apple, such as Honeycrisp, diced 1/4 inch
    • 2 stalks celery, diced
    • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh sage
    • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
    • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted, divided
    • 2 teaspoons Louisiana Tennessee Apple Butter Seasoning

    For the pork chop

    • 6 pork chops
    • Tennessee Apple Butter Seasoning
    Click here for the full recipe

    Deliver the Perfect Mother’s Day BBQ Buffet on the Perfect Grill

    Your Louisiana Grill should have more than enough space to cook this delightful feast for the special mom in your life. Best of all, you can set your temperature and rely on the trust of true wood pellet convection cooking to deliver tremendously flavorful and elegant dishes that are fit for your queen.

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