Father's Day Recipes

Looking for Father's Day recipes? Browse more than 400 recipes for Father's Day brunch, plus ideas for dinner, dessert, and all types of food that Dad loves best!

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Sweet/savory hybrids can be tricky sometimes but I think this worked beautifully. We are talking about bacon, cheese, and onions after all, so it wasn't that big of a shock. The way the chipotle-spiced maple syrup brought everything together was a risk well rewarded.
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Tex-Mex Burger with Cajun Mayo

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A jazzy way to spice up the boring basic burger that will tantalize your taste buds! Cajun spiced mayonnaise is the perfect complement to these spicy beef burgers.

Angie's Dad's Best Cabbage Coleslaw

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An absolutely delicious coleslaw, more tart and tangy than the creamy kind. Can make this up to 2 weeks ahead of serving and it only gets better.

Scott Hibb's Amazing Whisky Grilled Baby Back Ribs

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Man, when your guests bite into these at the Memorial Day cookout, they'll savor meat so tender and juicy that it slides right off the bone and gets you the respect you deserve! I have found that the major restaurant chains who make this awesome dish pre-cook their ribs SLOWLY before the quick grilling process.

Dad's Breakfast Pizza

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This recipe can be very versatile depending on your preferences. My whole family used to gather at 10 a.m. every Sunday morning at Mom and Dad's for breakfast. Dad made this up one Sunday, and it has been a favorite of ours ever since =)

Father's Day Mancake Pancakes

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Perfect breakfast for dads on their special day. These mancakes with beer and bacon mixed in are sure to make your dad smile.

Dad's Cookies

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One of Grandma Dorothy's much sought after recipes. These oatmeal cookies are wonderfully chewy and are made with oil instead of butter or margarine so they appeal to the heath conscious. One is never enough!

Dad's Steak Rub

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The secret ingredient to Dad's super-delicious steaks is maple syrup.

Dad's Excellent Scallops

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Large sea scallops wrapped in prosciutto, basted with butter, and grilled. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce - ketchup, tartar, or cocktail sauce are all great with these.

Beer Butt Chicken

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A whole chicken is seasoned and slowly cooked on the grill. This is a bit unorthodox, but the end result is moist, flavorful, and amazing. All you'll need is some chicken, butter, beer, and seasonings.
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No Knead Beer Bread

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This really is an easy, fun, and fast recipe, and you'll be amazed at how great the results are, even for the most inexperienced bread maker.
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Todd's Famous Blueberry Pancakes

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My husband makes the most fabulous pancakes I've ever eaten! Well worth the hour wait! We serve them with butter and brown sugar.
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Inspiration and Ideas

15 Top-Rated Brunch Recipes for Dad

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 busy day (or an afternoon nap).

Chef John's Best Father's Day Recipes

Cook up a few of his faves with step-by-step video help from Chef John.

Apple Crumble Coffee Cake

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Finally, after all these years, I've come up with a solution for people who can't decide whether to make an apple crumble or coffee cake. This features the best things about both of those recipes. It's like baking a crumb-topped coffee cake on top of another coffee cake!