5 Ways to Totally Make Mom's Day — With Just a Sheet Pan

She'll be so impressed with how clever a cook you are.

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Food Network Kitchen’s Sheet Pan Mother’s Day Brunch, as seen on Food Network.

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Food Network Kitchen’s Sheet Pan Mother’s Day Brunch, as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Renee Comet

Renee Comet

Showering mom with lots of love, attention and a delicious meal (all of life's best things, truly) doesn't require a pricey brunch buffet or restaurant-level cooking skills. Just grab a sheet pan, our favorite tool for getting out of so many kitchen jams. These recipes are foolproof and impressive. Plus, kids of any age can help spread ingredients out on a sheet pan, so they'll feel good, and mom will feel good and we'll all feel good!

Brunch is a chef's-kiss classic way to treat mom. This elegant dish (with sausage, French toast and delicious cherry-almond topping) looks deconstructed in the pan, but assembles into a thing of beauty. It's the definition of "way easier than it looks."

Food Network Kitchen’s Four-Flavor Sheet Pan Pancakes

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Food Network Kitchen’s Four-Flavor Sheet Pan Pancakes

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Renee Comet

Mom shouldn't have to choose a pancake flavor on Mother's Day. Make all her faves with this giant, sliceable version — it's the perfect texture, with no flipping at all.

Food Network Kitchen’s Sheet Pan Shrimp Scampi.

Food Network Kitchen’s Sheet Pan Shrimp Scampi.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Now that the weather is warming up, this bright and flavorful dinner (or snack — whatever she wants, it's Mother's Day!) is super-welcome on the table.

Food   Network   Kitchen’s   Crispy   Sheet   Pan   Gnocchi   with   Sausage   and   Peppers.

Food Network Kitchen’s Crispy Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage and Peppers.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Can't you just picture the look on mom's face when she gets that perfect bite of saucy, crunchy and pillowy gnocchi? This special (but simple) meal is eyes-rolling-to-the-back-of-your-head good.

Food Network Kitchen Sheet Pan Fried Rice.

Food Network Kitchen Sheet Pan Fried Rice.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Yes, you can turn yesterday's rice into a better-than-takeout dinner for mom. ("I didn't Seamless it, I swear!") Leftover grains make the perfect chewy base for this savory fan-favorite.

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