10 Delicious Birthday Meal Ideas That You’d Want to Try Straight Away

Last Updated on October 15, 2021 by Amanda P. Brown

Birthday is always special and enjoyable. People celebrate this special day with their families and friends in different ways. They celebrate their birthday by cutting cake or often doing a party in a well-lighted place with colorful balloons, bunting, lamps, and ribbons, and most importantly, with some delicious birthday meals.

So, today we are going to share the 10- best birthday meal ideas in this article. Our following birthday meal ideas are the best ideas to celebrate one’s birthday. You can try our birthday meal items for sure to enjoy your birthday.

10-Best Birthday Meal Ideas

  1. Roast Pork Loin with Rosemary Applesauce
  2. Italian Turkey Cutlets
  3. Dijon Beef Tenderloin
  4. Cornish Hens with Wild Rice and Celery
  5. Grilled Lobster Tails
  6. Shrimp Monterey
  7. Penne Alla Vodka
  8. Best Lasagna
  9. Tropical Island Chicken
  10. Poached Salmon with Chimichurri

1. Roast Pork Loin with Rosemary Applesauce

Roast Pork Loin with Rosemary Applesauce

It is one of the best meal items for a birthday. Its flavor and taste are very excellent indeed. Besides, it is also easy to cook.


  • Garlic Powder: 4-teaspoons 
  • Pepper: 2-teaspoons
  • Olive Oil: ¼-cup
  • Pork Loin Roast: 2-3 pounds or 1-halved (boneless)
  • Salt: 2-teaspoons 
  • Dried Rosemary: 1 and ½-teaspoons (crushed), or Fresh Rosemary: 4-teaspoons (minced)

For Applesauce:

  • Dried Rosemary: ½-teaspoon (crushed), or Fresh Rosemary: 1 and ½-teaspoons (minced)
  • Butter: ¼-cup (cubed)
  • Brown Sugar: 2 teaspoons
  • Water: 1-cup
  • Golden Delicious Apples: 6-medium size or about 5-cups (chopped and peeled)
  • Salt: ½-teaspoon
  • Cinnamon: 1 to 2-teaspoons (ground)


  • Firstly, combine 1-1/2 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary or 4-teaspoons minced fresh rosemary, 4-teaspoon garlic powder, 2-teaspoon pepper, 1/4 cup olive oil, 4-teaspoon garlic powder in a large bowl. Then add pork and turn to coat and cover. After that, refrigerate overnight for 8 hours. 
  • After that, set the oven to 350°F (180°C), and place the pork roast on a rack, fat side up. Roast about 55 to 65 minutes until a thermometer reads 145 degrees.
  • After that, heat butter in a large pan on medium heat. Add rosemary, apples, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon, and cook about 8 to 10 minutes until apples are tender and stirring occasionally.
  • Then stir in water and bring to boil. After that, reduce the heat uncovered and cook for 10 minutes, or until the apples seem very soft; turn off the heat and mash apples.
  • Last, take the roast out of the oven, and wrap it with foil. Allow them to rest for 10 minutes and slice carefully and serve roast pork with warm applesauce.

Nutrition Facts: (Per Servings)

 Within 3 ounces cooked pork with 1/3 cup applesauce

  • Protein-22g
  • Fat-16g
  • Saturated Fat-6g
  • Carbohydrate-15g
  • Fiber-2g
  • Sugars-11g
  • Cholesterol-72mg
  • Sodium-581mg
  • Calories-287 

2. Italian Turkey Cutlets

Italian Turkey Cutlets

Italian Turkey Cutlets is a very delicious birthday meal item. Though it is a simple dish, it’s the flavor just unique. It is also easy to cook within 30 minutes.


  • Rosemary: ½-teaspoon (crushed and dried)
  • Olive Oil: 2 teaspoons plus 1-tablespoon (divided)
  • Parmesan Cheese: 2-tablespoons (shredded)
  • Oregano: 1-teaspoon (dried)
  • Onion: 1-small (chopped)
  • Pepper: 1/8-teaspoon
  • Dried Basil: 1-teaspoon or fresh basil 1-tablespoon (minced)
  • Salt: ½-teaspoon
  • Garlic: 2-cloves (minced)
  • Turkey Breast Cutlets: 1-package (17.6 ounces)
  • Italian Stewed Tomatoes: 1-can undrained (14-1/2 ounces)


  • Firstly, in a big pan, heat 2-teaspoons of oil and cook onion till tender. Then put garlic and cook for about one minute. Then stir in herbs and tomatoes and bring to a boil. After that, turn the heat down and cook for around 10 minutes over medium heat until the sauce is thickened.
  • On the other hand, drizzle both sides of the turkey with pepper and salt. Then, in a big pan over medium heat, heat the remaining oil and cook the turkey until it is no longer pink.
  • Then drizzle with cheese and serve with sauce.

Nutrition Facts: (Per Serving) 

  • Protein-32g
  • Sodium-700mg
  • Fat-8g
  • Saturated Fat-2g
  • Carbohydrate-9g
  • Fiber-1g
  • Sugar-4g
  • Cholesterol-73g
  • Calories-242

3.Dijon Beef Tenderloin

Dijon Beef Tenderloin

Dijon beef tenderloin tastes so good, and it is easy to cook within 20 minutes.


  • Butter: 5 tablespoons (divided)
  • Beef Tenderloin Steaks: 4 (1 inch thick and 4 ounces each)
  • Dijon Mustard: 1-tablespoon
  • Salt: ½-teaspoon
  • Onion: 1- large (thinly sliced and halved)
  • Pepper: ¼-teaspoon
  • Beef Stock: 1-cup


  • Firstly, drizzle steaks with pepper and salt. Melt 2-tablespoons of butter in a pot over medium heat. Then add steaks and cook until meat reaches desired doneness (a thermometer should read for medium-well 145 degrees, medium 140 degrees, medium rear 135 degrees) about 4 to 6 minutes on each side.
  • Again, heat 1-tablespoon butter in the same pan over medium heat. Then add onion and cook until tender, about 4 to 6 minutes. Regularly stir in stock and bring to a boil. Then cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 1 to 2 minutes. After that, stir in mustard and turn off the heat. Last of all, cube the remaining butter and stir into sauce and serve with steaks.

Nutrition Facts: (Per serving)

Within 3 ounces cooked beef and 1/4 cup sauce

  • Sodium-626mg
  • Fat-21g
  • Saturated Fat-12g
  • Protein-26g
  • Cholesterol-88mg
  • Carbohydrate-5g
  • Fiber-1g
  • Sugars-2g
  • Calories-317

4. Cornish Hens with Wild Rice and Celery

Cornish Hens with Wild Rice and Celery

Cornish Hens with Wild Rice and Celery is one of the best birthday meal items. It is delicious indeed. 


  • Dried Cranberries: ½-cup
  • Butter: 2-tablespoons 
  • Cornish Game Hens: 5 (20- 24 ounces each)
  • Reduced-Sodium Chicken Broth: 2-cans (14-1/2 ounces each)
  • Water Chestnuts: 2/3-cup (sliced, chopped, and drained)
  • Celery: ½-cup (chopped)
  • Reduced-Sodium Soy Sauce: 2-tablespoons
  • Fresh Mushrooms: ¼-cup (sliced)
  • Water: ½-cup
  • Green Onions: ½-cup (chopped)
  • Fast-Cooking Long Grain and Wild Rice Mix: 2-packages (6.20 ounces each)


  • Firstly, set the oven to 375°F. In a large pan coated with cooking oil, melt the butter over medium heat. Then add the mushrooms and celery. Cook until they are tender.
  • After that, stir in rice and cook for few minutes. Stir in the contents of rice seasoning packets, water, and broth. Then boil and reduce the heat. Covered and simmer about 5 to 6 minutes until rice is tender. Stir in water cranberries, soy sauce, chestnuts, and onions. Then stuff hens with a mixture of rice or refrigerate. Again heat and serve with roasted hens.
  • Then put hens on a rack in a roasting pan and bake for about 50 to 60 minutes until a thermometer reads 170 degrees and juices run clear. Last of all, cut each hen in half lengthwise and serve.

Nutrition Facts: (Per serving)

  • Protein-29g
  • Sodium-564mg
  • Fat-7g
  • Saturated Fat-3g
  • Carbohydrate-20g
  • Fiber-1g
  • Sugars-5g
  • Cholesterol-123mg
  • Calories-257

5. Grilled Lobster Tails

Grilled Lobster Tails

Grilled Lobster Tails is a great birthday meal item. Yet, it is very delicious and has a nice flavor. It is such an easy recipe.


  • Garlic: 3-cloves (minced) 
  • Lobster Tails: 6 (8 to 10 ounces each) (frozen and thawed)
  • Pepper: ½-teaspoon
  • Olive Oil: ¾-cup
  • Salt: ½-teaspoon
  • Fresh Chives: 3-teaspoons (minced)


  • Before start, use scissors to cut 3-4 lengthwise silts in the underside of the lobster tail, loosening the shell somewhat. The top of the lobster shell should be cut lengthwise down the middle, keeping the tail fin intact. Again, cut the shell at the fin tail base at an angle away from the center of the tail.
  • After that, separate the meat from the shell while keeping the fin end connected. Then, carefully lift the meat and set it on top of the shell.
  • After that, combine minced garlic cloves, 3/4 cup olive oil, 3-teaspoons minced fresh chives, 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoons pepper in the same bowl. Then spoon over lobster meat and cover. Refrigerate about 20 min. 
  • Last but not least, lay the lobster tails on the grill rack, meat side up. Then cover and grill over medium heat until meat is opaque. It will require between 10 and 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts: (Per serving)

  • Sodium-869mg
  • Protein-43g
  • Fat-29g
  • Saturated Fat-4g
  • Carbohydrate-2g
  • Cholesterol-215mg
  • Calories-446

6. Shrimp Monterey

Shrimp Monterey

Shrimp Monterey is very delicious and simple to make. It takes only 25 minutes to prepare


  • Shrimp: 2-pounds (31 to 40 per pound), (uncooked, deveined, and peeled)
  • Monterey Jack Cheese: 2-cups (shredded)
  • Garlic: 2-cloves (minced)
  • Fresh Parsley: 2-tablespoons (minced)
  • Butter: 2-tablespoons
  • Chicken Broth or White Wine: ½-cup
  • Hot cooked linguine (optional)


  • At first, set the oven to 350°F and melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Sauté garlic and shrimp together for about 3 to 5 minutes. Cook until shrimp turn pink. Then transfer to a greased 11×7-inch baking dish by using a slotted spoon. 
  • Then add white wine or chicken broth to the pan and bring to a boil. Cook for few minutes until the liquid turns down in half. After that, pour over shrimp and sprinkle with parsley and cheese.
  • Last of all, bake about 8 to 10 minutes until cheese is melted and serve over linguine if desired.

Nutrition Facts: (Per servings)

  • Sodium-437mg
  • Fat-17g
  • Saturated Fat-10g
  • Protein-34g
  • Cholesterol-228mg
  • Carbohydrate-2g
  • Calories-321 

7. Penne Alla Vodka

Penne Alla Vodka

It’s a tasty and easy recipe. Also, it takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.


  • Vodka: ¼-cup
  • Penne Pasta: 1-package (16 ounces)
  • Parmesan Cheese: ½-cup (shredded)
  • Whole Plum Tomatoes: 1-can (28 ounces) (chopped and drained)
  • Butter: 3-tablespoons
  • Salt: ½-teaspoon
  • Garlic: 2-cloves (minced)
  • Heavy Whipping Cream: ½-cup
  • Prosciutto: 4-ounces (thinly sliced and cut into strips)
  • Red Pepper Flakes: ½-teaspoons (crushed)


  • Firstly, cook pasta by following package instructions.
  • Meanwhile, heat the butter in a frying pan on medium-high heat. Next, add garlic to it. Stir well, and cook for 1-minute. Again, add prosciutto and cook for a few minutes.
  • After that, stir in vodka, pepper flakes, tomatoes, and salt. Then bring to a boil and make low the temperature. Uncovered, simmer about 5 min. Then stir in cream and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then, stir occasionally. 
  • Last of all, drain pasta. Toss the cheese and pasta into the sauce to mix. 

Nutrition Facts: (Per servings)  

  • Sodium-966mg
  • Protein-19g
  • Fat-19g
  • Saturated Fat-11g
  • Carbohydrate-62g
  • Fiber-4g
  • Sugar-6g
  • Cholesterol-64mg
  • Calories-504

8. Best Lasagna

Best Lasagna

Lasagna is the most demanding dish nowadays. It is tasty and one of the best birthday meal items.


  • Lasagna Noodles: 9
  • Beef: ¾-pound (ground)
  • Garlic: 3-cloves (minced)
  • Tomato Paste: 2-cans (6 ounces each)
  • Sugar: 2 to 3-tablespoons
  • Basil: 2 teaspoons (dried)
  • Salt: ¾-teaspoon (divided)
  • Egg: 1-large (lightly beaten)
  • Part-skim Mozzarella Cheese: 4-cups (shredded)
  • Bulk Italian Sausage: 1-1/4 pounds
  • Onion: 1-medium (diced)
  • Crushed Tomatoes: 2-cans (one 15 ounces, one 28 ounces)
  • Water: 2/3-cup
  • Fresh Parsley: 3-tablespoons plus ¼-cup (minced and divided)
  • Fennel Seed: ¾-teaspoons
  • Pepper: ¼-teaspoon (coarsely ground)
  • Ricotta Cheese: 1-carton (15 ounces)
  • Parmesan Cheese: ¾-cup (grated)


  • Firstly, cook noodles by following package instructions; drain. Then, sauté the sausage, onion, and beef in a Dutch oven until the meat is no longer pink (about 8 to 10 minutes). After that, they will break up the meat into crumbles. Add garlic to it and cook for 1-mint and drain.
  • Then stir in basil, tomatoes, pepper, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, water, fennel, 3-tablespoons parsley, and tomato paste and bring to a boil. After that, lessen the heat, uncovered it, and simmer for about 1/2 hours.
  • Mix the ricotta cheese, salt, egg, and remaining parsley in a small bowl.
  • Afterward, set the oven to 375 degrees. Then 2 cups of meat sauce are spread into an ungreased 13×9-inch baking tray. 
  • Layer with 1/3 of the ricotta mixture and 3- noodles. Then sprinkle with 2-tablespoons of parmesan cheese and 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers twice and top with remaining cheeses and meat sauce.
  • Last of all, covered, bake for 25-mints. Then uncovered, bake until bubbly, about 25 min. Allow for a 15-minute cooling period and then serve.

Nutrition Facts: (Per serving)

  • Sodium-1013mg
  • Protein-35g
  • Fat-27g
  • Saturated Fat-13g
  • Carbohydrate-35g
  • Fiber-4g
  • Sugar-10g 
  • Cholesterol-109mg
  • Calories-519

9. Tropical Island Chicken

Tropical Island Chicken

Tropical Island Chicken is very delicious. It has a great flavor and also offers a unique taste.


  • Canola Oil: 1/3-cup
  • Water: ¼-cup
  • Salt: ¾-teaspoon
  • Garlic: 4-cloves (minced)
  • Sugar: 1-tablespoons
  • Ground Ginger: 1-teaspoon
  • Cayenne Pepper: 1/8-teaspoon
  • Reduced-sodium Soy Sauce: ½-cup
  • Onion: 2-tablespoons (dried and minced)
  • Sesame Seeds: 2-tablespoons
  • Broiler/Fryer Chickens: 2 (3 to 4 pounds each), (quartered)


  • Firstly, combine 1/3 cup canola oil, 2-tablespoons dried minced onion, 1-tablespoon sugar, 1-teaspoon ground ginger,1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce, 1/4 cup water, 2-tablespoons sesame seeds, 4- minced garlic cloves, 3/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Set aside 1/3 cup for basting. After that, cover and refrigerate. 
  • Then remaining marinade pours into a large resealable plastic bag. After that, add chicken and seal, and turn to coat. Refrigerate overnight or 8 hours.
  • Prepare grill by using a drip pan for indirect heat. Put chicken over the drip pan and cover. Grill over indirect medium heat until o thermometer reads 170 degrees to 175 degrees about 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Last of all, basting and turning continuously with reserved marinade in the meanwhile of last 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts: (Per serving)

  • Sodium-1199mg
  • Protein-23g
  • Fat-21g
  • Saturated Fat-4g
  • Carbohydrate-3g
  • Cholesterol-66mg
  • Calories-296

10. Poached Salmon with Chimichurri

Poached Salmon with Chimichurri

It is a delicious recipe that you can easily make at your home without making extra hassles in the kitchen. 


  • Reduced-sodium Chicken Broth or White Wine: ½-cup
  • Carrot: 1-medium (coarsely chopped) 
  • Onion: 1-medium (coarsely chopped) 
  • Whole Peppercorns: 4
  • Salmon Fillets: 4 (4 ounces each)
  • Water: 4-cups
  • White Wine Vinegar: ½-cup
  • Celery Rib with Leaves: 1 (coarsely chopped)
  • Fresh Parsley: 4-sprigs
  • Bay Leaf: 1-piece

For Chimichurri:

  • White Wine Vinegar: 1-tablespoon
  • Onion: 3-tablespoons (finely chopped)
  • Garlic: 1-clove (minced)
  • Cayenne Pepper: 1/8-teaspoon
  • Lemon Juice: 2-tablespoons
  • Olive Oil: 1-tablespoons
  • Fresh Parsley: 3 tablespoons (minced)
  • Pepper: 1/8-teaspoons


  • Firstly, bring 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth or white wine, 1- coarsely chopped medium carrot, 1- coarsely chopped medium onion, 4- whole peppercorns, 4 cup water, 1/2 cup white wine vinegar, 1- coarsely chopped celery rib with leaves, 4- sprigs fresh parsley and 1- bay leaf to a boil in a large Dutch oven. 
  • Reduce the heat, uncover and simmer for 15 min. Then strain, reserving liquid.
  • Meanwhile, whisk the vinegar, lemon juice, and oil. Stir in the garlic, onion, cayenne, parsley, and pepper. Last of all, serve with salmon.

Nutrition Facts: (Per serving)

  • Sodium-69mg
  • Protein-23g
  • Fat-16g
  • Saturated Fat-3g
  • Carbohydrate-2g
  • Cholesterol-67mg
  • Calories-246

Most Popular Birthday Meal Items

Here, we have suggested the 10-best birthday meal ideas that you can easily make at your home. But we have more birthday meal items which are also very popular. You can also follow these items, such as-

  • Pineapple-Onion Pork Chops
  • Seafood Lasagna
  • Puff Pastry Chicken Bundles
  • Sweet’ n’ Sour Ribs
  • Prime Rib with Fresh Herb Sauce
  • Ground Beef Wellington
  • Lemon and Rosemary Chicken
  • Pork Sliders
  • Buttery Grilled Shrimp
  • Grilled Beer Brats with Kraut, etc.

Especial Birthday Dinner Items

Birthday is always special for everyone. Birthday dinner items make this special day more memorable. That’s why we suggested some special birthday dinner items. You can try these items at birthday dinner for sure. Such as-

  • French Onion Brisket 
  • The Ultimate Chicken Pot Pie
  • Whole Roasted Chipotle Chicken
  • White Wine Coo Au Vin
  • Fried Chicken Blt With Jalapeno Honey
  • Cheesy Chicken Milanese
  • Sticky Asian Meatballs with Udon Noodles
  • Spicy Sausage Pizza with Burrata
  • Pan-roasted Chicken with Shallots and Dates 
  • Turkey Roulade with Cherry and Sausage Stuffing
  • Pomegranate-sumac Chicken with Roasted Carrots 
  • Whole-wheat Feta with Caramelized Onions and Herbs, Etc.

How Can I Make My Birthday Special for Myself?

More or less, we all love to celebrate our birthdays with our families and friends. Passing some quality time and having special meals with the family or dear ones can be a great way to make this day special. Again, to enjoy this day full of satisfaction, you can through a birthday party or plan an outdoor trip with friends as well. 

Final Verdict 

Birthdays are among the most memorable days in everyone’s lives. It is a particular day that is always full of joy and happiness. Every person eagerly waits for this day and loves to celebrate their birthday with great joy and excitement. And of course, a birthday is always celebrated with a special meal and this meal should be delicious, tasty and mouth-watering. So, follow our suggested birthday meal ideas and enjoy your birthday with great pomp and enthusiasm. 

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