20+ Easy Father’s Day Breakfast Recipes Dad Will Love

updated Jun 7, 2022
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Father’s Day is right around the corner and if you’ve been scratching your head wondering what dad really wants, remember that you can never go wrong with a solid breakfast to start the day. It’s a fun (and delicious!) way to let Dad know you’re thinking about him.

So, what to make? These hearty recipes are a good place to begin. Many can be prepped ahead of time and all are easy — which means you can enjoy time with Dad instead of being busy in the kitchen. If your dad is a classic eggs and bacon kinda guy, you can’t go wrong with breakfast tacos, BEC sliders, or a hash brown egg casserole. And if he has a sweet tooth, help him greet the morning with a pancake-inspired casserole or coconut French toast. Just don’t forget the cup of coffee (bonus points for cold brew!), and remember that no matter what you cook up, a pan of bacon from the oven is always a good idea.

Here are over 20 of our best Father’s Day brunch recipes for a breakfast Dad will love.

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Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket
All you need to make the perfect appetizer is two simple ingredients.
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Cheesy Scrambled Egg and Tater Tot Breakfast Pizza
This breakfast pizza recipe is so much better than last night's reheated delivery order.
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Whole-Wheat Pancakes
Fluffy and toothsome pancakes made with whole-wheat flour and buttermilk.
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Breakfast Meatballs
Move over bacon — breakfast meatballs will be your new morning meat of choice from now on. Serve over creamy polenta, cheesy grits, or buttered noodles.
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Fluffy Oven-Baked Skillet Pancake
Just pour the batter into a hot skillet, bake for about half an hour, then sit down to breakfast together. There’s simply no better way to do it!
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Huevos Rancheros
Huevos rancheros are a true Mexican breakfast gem: lightly fried corn tortillas are topped with refried beans and warm and runny fried eggs, then smothered in a homemade ranchero salsa.
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Breakfast Sliders
The greatest gift you can give to Dad? Make more than you need of these sliders and stash the extras in the freezer and he'll have an awesome breakfast to grab for days to come.
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Veggie-Packed Tater Tot Breakfast Bake
For the dad whose love of tater tots runs deep, this easy breakfast casserole is the ultimate answer. Since it relies on frozen veggies as well as frozen tots, it comes together without fuss.
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Basic Breakfast Tacos
To get a jump start on these satisfying tacos, cook up the bacon and potatoes in advance. Then in the morning you can quickly reheat them while you scramble the eggs and pour Dad a hot cup of coffee.
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Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich
For a totally memorable biscuit breakfast sandwich, this version adds a drizzle of hot honey for a sweet and spicy twist.
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Sheet-Pan "Half English" Breakfast
This hearty breakfast is inspired by traditional English breakfast but comes together much easier all on one sheet pan. If you'd like to really keep with tradition, feel free to add bacon to the pan.
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Cheesy Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
While this comforting casserole is loaded with breakfast sausage and sharp cheddar, feel free to choose your own meat and cheese adventure. Italian sausage, chorizo, or ground turkey are good meat substitutes and any cheese that melts — like Gouda or fontina — works well.
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Blackberry Croissant Breakfast Bake
Since Father's Day is nicely aligned with summer berry season, it's worth taking advantage of it when it comes to breakfast. Gather whatever fresh berries you can get your hands on — blackberries, blueberries, or raspberries — to make this breakfast bake. Dad is going to love it.
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Waffle Egg Sandwiches with Spicy Maple Butter
The spicy maple butter can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for these unique egg sandwiches. Just let it come to room temperature before spreading it on the toasted waffles.
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Blueberry Pancake Casserole
If your dad is usually the one slinging pancakes on the weekend, give him a break and make this twist instead. Just don't forget to serve it with maple syrup to drizzle on each square.
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Coconut Toast
This simple breakfast comes together with just a few pantry ingredients and couldn't be more sweet and satisfying. Pair it with a side of fresh fruit and it's a special way to start Father's Day.
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Huevos Rancheros Casserole
This recipe calls for making your own easy ranchero sauce, but you can definitely take a shortcut and buy a jar from the grocery store instead.
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Breakfast Pizza
Pizza is the way to just about anyone's heart, including dads. Pizza for breakfast is like taking the fast track.
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Breakfast Fried Rice
If your Dad has a soft spot for fried rice, he'll definitely approve of this morning twist on the classic.
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Bagel Breakfast Sandwich
For those times you can’t decide between a bagel with cream cheese or a breakfast sandwich - have both.
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Double Chocolate Croissant French Toast Casserole
Soak stale croissants in a chocolate milk custard and shower the whole thing with chocolate chips for the most decadent breakfast imaginable.
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