Father's Day Recipes

Get your grill on for Father's Day, make his favorite dessert, or whip Dad up a quick breakfast so that he can make it out onto the water or the green.

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Rating: 4.5 stars 89
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.

Angie's Dad's Best Cabbage Coleslaw

Rating: 4.5 stars 536
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.

Tex-Mex Burger with Cajun Mayo

Rating: 4.5 stars 466
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.

Scott Hibb's Amazing Whisky Grilled Baby Back Ribs

Rating: 5 stars 1392
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.

8 Best Beef and Beer Recipes for Dad

Treat dad to two of his favorite foods this Father's Day: beef and beer.
By Jackie Freeman

Dad's Breakfast Pizza

Rating: 4.5 stars 56
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 =)

Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

Rating: 4.5 stars 4759
This rosemary ranch chicken recipe is so delicious, tender, and juicy the chicken will melt in your mouth. Even the most picky eater will be begging for the last piece.

Dad's Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 151
One of Grandma Dorothy's much sought-after recipes is for Dad's cookies. These oatmeal cookies are wonderfully chewy and are made with oil instead of butter or margarine, appealing to the health-conscious. One cookie is never enough!

Dad's Steak Rub

Rating: 4.5 stars 129
The secret ingredient to Dad's super-delicious steaks is maple syrup.

Hot Fudge Ice Cream Bar Dessert

Rating: 5 stars 841
This is an incredibly easy rich and satisfying ice cream dessert made with ice cream sandwiches and fudge sauce. This keeps in the freezer very well and can be eaten straight from the freezer.

Restaurant-Style Potato Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 381
This is a traditional and easy-to-make russet potato salad recipe.

Beer Butt Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 934
A whole chicken is buttered, seasoned, and slowly grilled over a beer can.

Inspiration and Ideas

30 Ways to Spoil Dad With Chef John's Best Father's Day Recipes
If it's true that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, then these top-rated recipes from Chef John will help you dish up a whole lotta love this Father's Day.
Strawberry Pie
Rating: Unrated 1284
"It was a huge hit and I will definitely be making it again. My husband said it tasted like a “professional bakery” pie!" -- Jessica Husted
Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler
Rating: 4.5 stars 4084

This peach cobbler recipe with fresh Southern peaches makes the perfect dessert.