Use these 50+ Easy and Delicious Father’s Day Recipes to treat the dad in your life to the celebration he deserves. We have you covered from breakfast and brunch to appetizers, grilling recipes, and Father’s Day dessert ideas.
It might not come as a surprise that my family’s favorite way to celebrate Father’s Day (or any holiday, for that matter) is by sharing delicious homemade meals. From a fun breakfast in bed to a special dinner to a BBQ bash, these recipes will make Father’s Day 2020 one to remember forever.
50+ FATHER’S DAY RECIPES
Use these 50 Easy and Delicious Father’s Day Recipes to treat the dad in your life to the celebration he deserves. We have you covered from breakfast and brunch to appetizers, grilling recipes, and Father’s Day dessert ideas.
BEST FATHER’S DAY BREAKFAST AND BRUNCH RECIPES
What dad doesn’t want to wake up to the mouthwatering smells of a hearty casserole of hashbrowns and eggs loaded with ham and vegetables?
One of my most popular recipes, tender, moist lemon coffee cake loaded with blueberries crowned with a crunchy, sweet crumb topping and drizzled with a tart lemon glaze.
What better way to start Father’s Day than with sweet, cinnamony homemade doughnuts made with tender, rich dough. All that’s missing is dad’s favorite cup of joe.
Fill a lacy homemade whole wheat crepe with slices of avocado, tomato, carrot and a creamy lemon tahini dressing to start off Father’s Day on a bright note.
EASY CHILAQUILES RECIPE
Smokey peppers, onions, and tomatillos are blended into a spicy Mexican sauce to flavor this easy recipe for crispy baked chilaquiles.
Pair fluffy homemade biscuits with a classic rich and creamy sausage gravy. This one is a great Father’s Day recipe for breakfast or dinner.
Switch up your pancake game with a large, fluffy oven-baked pancake made in a cast-iron skillet. This one is made savory with melty gouda and fresh green onions.
This quiche is made for the meat lover in your house. It’s packed with salty ham, smokey bacon, crumbled sausage, and of course, cheese. If finger foods are more your speed, you can also make these cute Mini Meat Lovers Quiches.
These crispy, caramelized Belgian Waffles are a classic celebratory breakfast. These are taken up a level just for Dad with cinnamon butter and an elegant drizzled icing.
BACON EGG AND CHEESE BISCUIT SANDWICHES
Classic breakfast sandwiches get a celebratory upgrade with homemade flaky biscuits for a special Father’s Day breakfast or brunch.
This cinnamon creme coffee cake is a favorite holiday breakfast all year long. Rich and dense, this special cake is swirled with cinnamon sugar and topped with a crumbly homemade streusel.
Why not set up a taco bar for Father’s Day breakfast at home? These breakfast tacos are made with creamy eggs and topped with your favorite add-ons: red onion, cilantro, cheese, and more.
RECIPES FOR THE BEST FATHER’S DAY APPETIZERS & SIDE DISHES
No celebration is complete without breaking out all seven layers of beans, guacamole, spiced sour cream, shredded cheese, salty olives, fresh green onions, and salsa.
Fresh, flavorful tomatoes become an easy and bright-tasting tomato bruschetta to top homemade crispy croutons for this Father’s Day appetizer idea.
Bring a smile to Dad’s face by stuffing just-spicy-enough jalapeño peppers with tender chicken, all wrapped into a bacony package.
Bring crunch, freshness, and sweetness to your celebration with this hearty take on the classic Waldorf Salad.
CLASSIC ITALIAN PASTA SALAD
Everyone will be glad for this classic BBQ stand-by. Springy pasta, mozzarella pearls, Italian seasoning, pepperoni, and kale make a fresh and satisfying pasta salad.
Bright and colorful mango salsa cups are just as flavorful as they are beautiful. These are an excellent way to start any holiday celebration, Father’s Day included.
BALSAMIC PEPPERS AND ONIONS RECIPE
Soft, tender, and melty peppers and onions are an always-popular BBQ side dish perfect for Dad’s Day.
PRESSURE COOKER BLT POTATO SALAD
This Father’s Day side dish recipe is filling and satisfying, thanks to creamy and soft potatoes made in an Instant Pot / pressure cooker, crunchy bacon, and savory sundried tomatoes.
MEXICAN CORN SALAD WITH CHILES, LIME, AND PARMESAN
This crunchy corn salad is ideal for a summertime Father’s Day celebration. This side dish is made with buttery corn kernels, zesty lime, creamy Parmesan, and a kick from fresh jalapeño.
FAVORITE FATHER’S FATHER’S DAY BBQ AND GRILLING IDEAS
These sliders are crowd-pleasers all summer long. You can make them with lean turkey or regular ground beef. For deeper flavor, prepare the avocado spread and tomato bruschetta an hour before serving.
A simple, deeply flavorful rub turns lean pork tenderloin into a fantastic recipe for the grill. At my house, we always serve this pork dish with Cilantro Lime Rice from Pressure Cooking Today.
Kabobs make an easy-to-serve grilling entrée that stretches your steak a little further with the addition of colorful grilled vegetables.
Because no Father’s Day barbecue is complete without classic burger sliders. In this recipe, mayo tempers a special chipotle spice blend. You can enjoy these as sliders or full-sized burgers.
It’s Father’s Day, so don’t grill up any old hot dog. Dress yours up with crispy, succulent bacon and melty gooey cheese.
Amp up the ground chicken by turning it into tender patties topped with smoky bacon and savory melty mozzarella and shredded Italian cheese. You can even skip forming the patties and make this recipe with grilled chicken tenders or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
Simple, tasty, and grilled to perfection, these pork chops are flavored with a light lemon pepper seasoning.
Upgrade your burgers for Father’s Day dinner with gooey queso sauce made with queso fresco and buttermilk, plus fresh and creamy avocado salsa.
MAKE AHEAD PRESSURE COOKER BBQ BABY BACK RIBS
These ribs from my pressure cooking site are divine. They’re tender, juicy, and can be made ahead so you can spend more time with Dad and less time in the kitchen. Serve them with crunchy and fresh Broccoli Slaw Salad.
BEST FATHER’S DAY DINNER IDEAS FOR THE MEAT AND POTATOES LOVER
We make this favorite meatloaf on our Traeger grill all the time. It’s moist and smokey thanks to extra BBQ sauce and crispy bacon. Don’t forget to serve it up with a big scoop of our Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes.
This Father’s Day recipe is easy but so celebratory. Stuffed with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, and your favorite sausage, calzones are an excellent way to treat dad on his special day.
INSTANT POT PHILLY CHEESESTEAK
Make juicy Philly cheesesteaks, onions and all, right in an Instant Pot / electric pressure cooker. Stuff your favorite sub rolls and add a slice of provolone to give dad the full Philly experience at home.
Skip the grill and still enjoy all the flavor of a barbecue with these easy indoor pulled chicken sandwiches smothered in your favorite barbecue sauce.
SHEET PAN SAUSAGE GNOCCHI
This Father’s Day dinner recipe is quick and easy, but just as festive. Tender sausage, pillowy gnocchi, and mixed veggies roasted on one sheet pan for easy cleanup.
Turn dad’s favorite dinner into a satisfying melty sandwich with Black Forest ham, Swiss cheese, and toasted golden sourdough.
Fresh, bright, and easy to make, Chicken Piccata brings some Italian flair to your Father’s Day dinner.
OLD-FASHIONED PRESSURE COOKER POT ROAST
This hearty and comforting pot roast recipe is made to celebrate the meat and potato lover in your life. Falling-apart chuck roast, fork-tender potatoes, and beefy gravy complete this classic supper.
Elevate pasta with a simple homemade tomato sauce, chewy chicken sausage, and gooey melted cheese. You can make this cheesy casserole with chicken or pork sausage.
Take your family’s favorite classic dinner up a notch with a beautiful handcrafted woven pastry crust in this chicken pot pie recipe.
BEEF AND BEAN PRESSURE COOKER / INSTANT POT CHILI
This easy Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot Beef and Bean Chili is a thick, hearty chili that’s packed with beans, meat, and tomatoes.
ALL-TIME FAVORITE DESSERT RECIPES FOR FATHER’S DAY:
These Lemon Bar Cookie Cups are easy to make, and easier to serve than lemon bars. If Dad is a lemon bar lover, he’ll love this cookie cup version.
This classic old-time dessert is dressed up with dreamy, soft chocolate frosting and filled with a bright cherry surprise. Plus it’s a fuss-free dessert that doesn’t need a stand mixer or even eggs!
These are a go-to barbecue dessert. They’re filled with chunky peanut butter and get a crunchy coating of sugar.
The perfect dessert trio of chocolate, caramel, and crunchy graham cracker crust unite in these adorable hand-held cheesecake bites.
A sweet, moist, dense key lime pound cake drizzled with a tart key lime glaze. A perfect ending to a Father’s Day meal.
If you didn’t get enough waffles for breakfast, end Father’s Day with a make-your-own sundae bar complete with sweet and crispy homemade waffle bowls.
What dad doesn’t love moist, chewy cookies flecked with chocolate chips and chopped Milky Way candies.
Three layers of moist carrot cake filled with coconut cheesecake frosting make this a truly special dessert for Father’s Day.
Eclairs are one of my family’s favorite desserts. It’s a perfect combination. A crisp exterior surrounds a smooth, creamy, light as air custard and topped with a rich chocolate glaze – it’s heaven on a plate.