By Leslie Kelly

Treat Dad to a mighty meaty brunch.

This Father's Day, let's wake up Dad with some ultra-satisfying brunch dishes. The kind of stick-to-his-ribs meal that will power him through a day of playing with the kiddos. Yes, this summer celebration of Pops usually centers around bourbon and barbecue, but why not mix it up and serve some of these top-rated dishes including a few that were named as a tribute to dear-old dad?

Start with Something Savory

Mention that winning combo of crispy bacon and eggs, gravy smothered biscuits and cheesy casseroles and mouths are going to start watering. These popular preparations get bonus points for being easy enough for the little ones to pitch in and make with Mom's help.

Dad's Day Strata. Photo by Kims Cooking Now.

1. Dad's Day Savory Strata

With this eggy breakfast casserole, steamed broccoli mixes it up with bread cubes, diced tomatoes, ham, pepperjack cheese, and a little cream.

2. Father's Day Casserole

A hearty breakfast casserole with pork sausage, hashbrowns, shredded Mexican cheeses and a biscuit-based breading.

3. Dad's Hamburger Gravy

Serve this creamy hamburger gravy generously spooned over Mom's Baking Powder Biscuits. This hearty combo makes a delicious and economical dinner, too!

4. Sausage Casserole

Here's a Dad's Day delight that's perfect for breakfast or dinner. Breakfast sausage combines with shredded potatoes, Cheddar cheese, onions, cottage cheese, and lots of eggs.

5. Quick and Easy Home Fries

Always a great breakfast or dinner side dish, this 3-ingredient recipe for crispy home fries is quick and easy. See how to make them:

Finish with Something Sweet

After polishing off that savory dish, why not follow up with a little something sweet? Like homemade toppings on a steamy stack of pancakes. Yum! A two-course approach to brunch might seem a little bit over the top, but Dad deserves special treatment on his Big Day.

6. Dad's Double Whole Grain Pancakes

"These pancakes are wonderful," says PK01. "They almost have a hint of french toast taste to them. They are very tender and light."

7. Dad's Breakfast Bread

"This is a dough like cinnamon roll dough," says PIONEERGIRL. "It's my dad's version of scones, and it is fried in hot oil. Serve with honey, jam, or sprinkled with powdered sugar."

8. Father's Day Mancake Pancakes

"These mancakes have beer and bacon mixed in," says AllieGeekPi. "The perfect breakfast for dads on their special day."

9. Grandpa McAndrew's Irish Soda Bread

A quick soda bread with raisins and buttermilk. "Grandpa McAndrew must've been one heck of a guy, because this is one heck of a good Irish Soda Bread," raves Jillian.

10. French Egg and Bacon Sandwich

A French toast sandwich with eggs and bacon in the center served with maple syrup and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. "The best way to eat french toast and your eggs and bacon," rafes lauriedotson.

Photo by LynnInHK


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