Our 55 Best Father’s Day Dinner Recipes for a Menu Dad Will Love
In case you didn’t already know, Father’s Day is only a few days away. Along with a nice handwritten card, a special home-cooked dinner is always a perfect way to show every dad or father figure in our lives how much we love and appreciate them.
Here now is a list of 55 delicious Father’s Day dinner menu ideas — from meaty mains like our best ever stovetop steak and sticky oven-cooked ribs to veggie-based mains like a crispy cauliflower burger and a pizza piled sky-high with summer vegetables. Did we mention we’ve also got ideas for breakfast for dinner? Have a look at these awesome recipes and see what inspires you!
Grilled, butter-basted, balsamic-glazed. You name it! Steaks are the perfect center piece for any Father’s Day dinner.
It doesn’t matter whether you make them with beef or turkey (or even veggies!), cook them on the grill or on the stovetop, burgers are simply the ultimate make-ahead meal that’s guaranteed to please the whole table. Want to give your burgers a little more pizzaz? Bacon, grilled pineapple, and even some sliced jalapeños are quick to do the trick. Or, you could cook the burgers and fries on a single sheet pan to keep dishes to the bare minimum.
Juicy Pork Chops and Tenderloin
Steak is far from the only meaty main to make a super-satisfying and memorable meal. Pork chops and tenderloin are two overlooked options for cooking a memorable Father’s Day dinner. Whether you cook them in the oven or on the grill, treat them like a steak and you’ll be rewarded with a dinner just as satisfying. Or cook a pack of pork chops in a skillet, partnered with a creamy mustard sauce or salsa and veggies. Also, consider tossing a rack of ribs on the grill for dinner or wrapping a lean pork tenderloin with strips of bacon.
Hearty Vegetarian Mains
Father’s Day isn’t just about thick cuts of steak and ribs! There are plenty of vegetarian dishes that are perfect for celebrating the dads in our lives. Fry up some crispy cauliflower for a vegetarian twist on a fried chicken sandwich or throw some eggplants and halloumi on the grill for easy veggie burgers.
Breakfast for Dinner
Biscuits, sausage gravy, fried chicken sandwiches, and more because for some dads, breakfast is a state of mind.