The Best Father's Day Recipes You Should Make For Dad

Celebrate dad on Sunday with these tasty and easy recipes that he'll talk about all year long.

June 16, 2017
Tuscan Fried Chicken With Sage
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This Sunday, treat dad to a homemade meal that'll show him just how much you care. 

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Celebrate him on Father's Day (and every day) with these tasty and easy recipes that he'll talk about all year long.

Grilled Spice-Rubbed Beef Ribs
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Grilling eats

Warmer weather has arrived and that means it's finally time to bust out the grilling supplies, plan the parties, and get friends and family together for summer cookouts, and now it's time to celebrate dad! 

Choose any of these 50 Grilling Recipes for Your Summer Cookout to add to your Father's Day cookout menu. 

Chicken Skewers With Pineapple & Green Chile Garlic Salt
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Kabobs & skewers

What can be better than meat (and veggies) on a stick? Fire up the grill—it's time to get the Father's Day party started.

Serve dad any of these 15 Easy Kabob & Skewer Recipes for Summer Grilling.

green chile cheeseburger
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Burgers

Bust out the grill, get the beer ready, and add these burger recipes to your barbecue list. Dad will be impressed. 

We have the 16 Mouthwatering Burger Recipes You Have to Try this weekend. Just follow these 5 steps to the perfect burger to begin. 

Grilled Flank Steak with Olive Oil Mojo Sauce
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Steak for days

It's one of the most popular summertime foods—and it's definitely manly to boot. 

These 10 Juicy Grilled Steak Recipes Perfect for Summer will completely round out your Father's Day grilling plans. 

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Salads

Every lunch or dinner deserves some veggies, at least in the form of a side salad.

Serve any of these 50 Quick & Easy Salad Recipes for your Father's Day celebration. 

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Cheese, cheese, and more cheese

If he's a big fan of cheese (who isn't?), it's time to go past the basic cheese plate. 

These 25 Incredible Recipes You Can Make With Cheese will surprise even the biggest cheeseheads. 

Tuscan Fried Chicken With Sage
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Not-so-boring chicken

Though it might very well be your go-to protein to cook, it doesn't have to be bland (read: fried chicken!). 

Try these 25 Chicken Recipes That Are Anything But Boring to spice up your dinner. 

Broiled Lamb Chop with Spinach
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Spinach (trust us on this)

High in fiber, vitamin A, folic acid, and iron, spinach is one of the most nutritious vegetables you can find in your produce section.

Give dad a boost of nutrients and get him strong like Popeye with these 15 Spinach Recipes that are both healthy and appetizing.

Slow-Cooked Shredded Beef Tacos
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Taco Sunday

Just because Father's Day doesn't fall on Taco Tuesday, doesn't mean you have to skip the family favorite meal. 

These 20 Tasty Taco Recipes are a new take on the favorite weeknight dish.

"Pigs" in a Blanket
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Game-ready snacks

Join dad for a viewing of his favorite team's latest win with the ultimate snack menu. 

Full of wings, sliders, dips, and more, check out these yummiest 25 Game Day Snack Recipes to serve this Sunday.

Chunky Tex-Mex Chili
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Cold- (and warm-) weather chili

It doesn't need to be snowing outside for dad to enjoy a steamy cup of meat- and veggie- topped chili. 

These 20 Tasty Chili Recipes will keep him toasty even in June. 

beef stir fry snow peas
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No time? No problem

Busy day for both you and dad? Opt for these 11 Easy Dinner Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less and you'll spend more time enjoying the time with him than in the kitchen. 

mushroom pizza
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Vegetarian recipes for anyone

Dad doesn't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy these 25 Recipes Even Meat Eaters Will Love

With vegetables looking this good, he won't be forgetting to eat his greens ever again. 

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Cookies for the whole family

There is nothing like a bite-sized snack to satisfy dad's afternoon sugar craving. And these 15 Simple Cookie Recipes are not only easy to make, but they're great for any time of year (or day). 

Pizza Kale Chips
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Oh, kale yeah!

Check out these 10 Kale Recipes That You'll Actually Want to Eat to get you started, and let dad's taste buds go wild. Oh, kale yeah.   

roast pork cabbage garlic butter sandwich
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Sandwiches to get excited about

That stale, old, peanut butter and jelly or ham and cheese sandwich may be a good go-to classic. But with just a few extra minutes (and bonus ingredients), you can remake dad's favorite sandwich with some seriously new and inventive changes. 

Welcome: 15 Sandwich Recipes to Get You Excited About Lunch Again

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#CheatDay cakes

The perfect solution to dad's sugar craving. These 10 Crowd-Pleasing Homemade Cake Recipes are proof that life's too short to say no to cake.

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Brunch in bed

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. Serve dad these 20 Festive Brunch Recipes stay in your pajamas at home all day. 

Bitter Suite
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Festive cocktails

Whether it's for brunch, lunch, or dinner, these 24 Festive Cocktails are the liquid refreshment the adults crave. 

huevos rancheros
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Easy eggs

They're inexpensive, healthy, and quick to prepare. Better yet, you can make them for any meal of the day. 

These 20 Easy Egg Recipes You Can Make in Minutes are these egg-cellent eats and will be on your table in no time.

Swiss Chard, Eggplant, and Mushroom Lasagna
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Pasta for papa

There's a reason why pasta has taken charge as one of the go-to dinner menu items. It's inexpensive, easy to prepare (this is how to make it perfectly, every time), and comes in so many varieties you can use it in virtually any recipe. 

Whip up these 25 Quick & Easy Recipes For Pasta Dinners to feed hungry dad in just under an hour. 

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