42 Best Father’s Day Recipes to Spoil Dad

Pull out all the stops this year with the Best Father’s Day Recipes to spoil dad – from breakfast and brunch, to dinner, and of course a dad-worthy desserts.

A father with two of his children

It’s that time of year! Time to celebrate all the wonderful fathers and father figures in our lives. From carrying us around on their shoulders when we were small, to being shoulders to cry and lean on as we get older, dads are a supportive bunch. Every day, and especially on Father’s Day, here’s to showing Dad just how important he is, in all that he’s done over the years.

For the man who insists that he has everything, you can never go wrong with a meal cooked from the heart. This Father’s Day, spoil dad with a full day’s worth of delicious eats, for breakfast, brunch, and dinner!

Breakfast & Brunch Ideas

Start the day off with one of these tasty breakfast-in-bed ideas, or make it a full brunch in honor of Dad.

A stack of homemade waffles topped with cherries

Belgian Waffles


Nothing kicks off a special occasion like a tall stack of homemade waffles! This Belgian-style recipe only needs a few ingredients and the resulting waffles are crispy and airy and perfect for dad.

Two eggs benedict garnished with chives on a plate with fresh fruit.

Gluten Free Eggs Benedict

Brunch in style with homemade Eggs Benedict in honor of dad. Made with a perfect poached egg and smoky Canadian bacon stacked on top of a fluffy English muffin, drizzled with homemade Hollandaise. This recipe is gluten-free to boot!

Piece of ham breakfast casserole.

Overnight Ham Breakfast Casserole

A savory breakfast casserole made with ham and eggs nestled between layers of flaky croissants. Make this ahead and pop it into the oven in the morning for a hot and fresh breakfast to serve Dad!

If you're yearning for a taste of London, this skillet English breakfast will satisfy your cravings in the States!

Skillet English Breakfast


A breakfast that’s as classic as the man himself: serve up a full English breakfast with all the fixings, all in one skillet!

skillet with t-bone steak with over-easy eggs and tater tots arranged around it.

The Best Steak and Eggs Recipe

Spoiling Dad doesn’t get much easier than a classic breakfast of steak and eggs. Make everything in a single skillet with this simple and flavorful recipe, from searing the perfect cut of beef to drizzling everything with a savory herbed sauce.

best banana bread

Pistachio Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


Dad’s going to love a slice of this satisfying, crunchy and chocolatey pistachio banana bread alongside his morning coffee. A cozy loaf that’s made with love!

Simple Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Fluffy Quinoa Banana Pancakes

A stack of wholesome pancakes is the quintessential breakfast in bed. Why not spoil Dad with these healthy banana pancakes made with nutritious oats and quinoa!

Pouring Maple Syrup over a Stack of Brioche French Toast

Brioche French Toast


French toast, but make it extra decadent! Fluffy brioche French toast is the ultimate Father’s Day breakfast idea, full of sweet flavor.

A blue bowl of croissant breakfast casserole with prosciutto

Croissant Breakfast Casserole


A make ahead breakfast that’s loaded with the good stuff: soft croissants, salty prosciutto, fresh cracked eggs, ripe cherry tomatoes, and aromatic thyme. A slice of this casserole looks just as great as it tastes!

A slice of baked french toast apple casserole on a plate with whipped cream

Bourbon Apple Crisp French Toast Casserole


An overnight breakfast casserole that’s hearty and comforting, just like dad! This breakfast recipe takes a favorite apple dessert and combines it with French toast, for something super delicious! Make your French toast bake ahead for extra convenience.

Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Who doesn’t love a warm, sweet and sticky cinnamon roll? Now, imagine it in casserole form! If your Dad is a fan of a sugary breakfast treat, this casserole has his name on it.

A close-up shot of a piece of crusted quiche on a serving plate

Broccoli Cheddar Quiche with Bacon

A savory breakfast dish to kickstart Father’s Day on an ultra-tasty high note. Creamy eggs, tender broccoli, and melty cheddar cheese come together in this scrumptious and easy quiche recipe.

Roasted Pepper and Gouda Easy Quiche Recipe


One forkful of this easy quiche reveals sweet slices of roasted red pepper and onions along with strings of melty Gouda cheese. The perfect savory breakfast dish for breakfast or brunch.

Dinners Dads Love

Spoiling dad doesn’t have to mean hours in the kitchen. These Father’s Day dinner ideas are just as delicious as they are easy to make. 

A large Dutch oven with pot roast, potatoes, and carrots.

Dutch Oven Pot Roast


Go all out with a pot roast this Father’s Day: the best fancy-meets-low maintenance dinner. This recipe is pure comfort food, combining tender roast beef braised with veggies and potatoes.

air fryer surf and turf on a black plate

Air Fryer Surf & Turf [+VIDEO]

A classic surf and turf dinner made healthier in the air fryer. This recipe has it all: juicy shrimp, even juicier filet mignon, and carb-conscious cauliflower risotto.

southern soul food chili in a white bowl with cheese on top

Southern Soul Food Chili


Cook up a batch of soulful chili this Father’s Day, with this Southern-inspired recipe. For the no-fuss Dad in your life, this is one bowlful of flavor he’s sure to love!

Close-up shot of three stuffed manicotti shells on a small plate.

The Best Cheese Manicotti


Four kinds of cheese, tangy marinara, and nutrient-rich spinach come together in this deliciously saucy stuffed pasta dish.

Eggplant Parmesan topped with mozzarella, sauce and basil stacked on a plate

Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan

A simple yet super tasty vegetarian dinner idea that’s a true classic. Homemade eggplant parmesan is cheesy and saucy, and so satisfying!

bite of vegan mushroom risotto over a bowl

Vegan Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom risotto is always an effortless yet impressive dinner, and this vegan version is no exception! A dairy free entree made extra creamy with white wine, almond milk, and nutritional yeast.

Overhead view of bowl of Garlic Mushroom Pasta with slice of baguette

Creamy Garlic Mushroom Pasta

This creamy, garlicky vegan pasta with mushrooms is the perfect plant-based dinner. On the table in 30 minutes, this easy yet wholly satisfying recipe will have everyone going for seconds.

overhead shot of white bowl with tomato basil soup, garnished with croutons, parsley, and basil leaves.

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

An easy recipe for a soup starter that’s full of seasonal roasted tomatoes and peppery basil. Simple yet impressive, and the best way to kick off a summertime meal!

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15 Minute Pan Seared Filet Mignon with Chimichurri

For the meat-loving dads out there, look no further than this easy filet mignon. Pan seared and on the table in 15 minutes, this savory steak is dressed in homemade chimichurri sauce for the ultimate Father’s Day spoil.

Grilled Boneless Pork Chops

Impress dad with your grilling skills with these juicy BBQ pork chops! Brined in cider and smothered with smoky applewood BBQ sauce for unmatched flavor.

cowboy burgers on serving napkin

The Ultimate Cowboy Burgers


If there’s ever an occasion that calls for a homemade gourmet burger, it’s Father’s Day! This easy recipe for insanely juicy cowboy burgers stacked with onion rings, tomatoes, and BBQ sauce is the perfect amount of beefy, cheesy, fully-loaded goodness.

black bean burgers on a bun with onion, tomato and lettuce

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

Veggie burgers like you’ve never had them before! This game changing recipe for quinoa burgers made with sweet potatoes and black beans is so hearty and full of flavor, no one ever misses the beef!

Fire up your grill and make the classic BBQ chicken pizza on the grill!

BBQ Chicken Grilled Pizza


Keep dinner simple with homemade pizza (really, you can’t go wrong!). This luxurious BBQ chicken pizza recipe features juicy pulled chicken, crispy onions, and crumbly, tangy blue cheese piled on top of a perfectly grilled pizza base.

country style ribs with corn on parchment paper

Slow Cooker Country Style Ribs

This fall-off-the-bone ribs recipe is so easy to make in the crockpot! Focus your attention where it counts – on Dad – while these juicy ribs spend the day cooking into something saucy and delicious in the slow cooker.

Tuscan Salmon Recipe


Spoil your dad with a taste of summer with this succulent Tuscan salmon dish. It is June, after all, and this is the perfect fish dinner to enjoy al fresco.

Impressive (Yet Easy) Desserts

Does dad have a sweet tooth? Here are some easy desserts to cap off a special day.

Strawberry shortcake ice cream bars stacked on a wooden cutting board.

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars


A homemade version of the classic ice cream truck strawberry shortcake ice cream bars – except, with booze! Dad will love this easy dessert that you can make with bourbon vanilla ice cream.

Chocolate Raspberry Cake Feature

Chocolate Raspberry Cake


A soft and delicious layered cake with creamy chocolate buttercream frosting + a thin layer of raspberry jam that ties it all together.

One lemon bar on a white plate on top of a blue napkin.

Easy Gluten Free Lemon Bars

Tender and citrusy Gluten Free Lemon Bars are full of tangy flavor! An easy dessert made with a thick layer of creamy lemon filling on top of a zesty gluten-free shortbread crust.

texas sheet cake

The BEST Texas Sheet Cake Recipe!


This texas sheet cake is perfectly soft, sweet and rich with dark cocoa powder. A classic American dessert that chocolate-loving dads are sure to devour.

A stack of monster cookies

“Not-So-Monster” Monster Cookies


Loaded with M&Ms, chocolate chips, and raisins these easy cookies are thick, chewy, and oh-so-good!

Southern Buttermilk Pie


A classic Southern pie recipe that doesn’t fall short on texture or flavor: made with tangy buttermilk and sweetened with sugar, this is the ultimate creamy slice of pie!

A slice of peaches and cream slab pie on an angle on a speckled plate.

Peaches and Cream Slab Pie


You’re dad’s the real peach, this peaches and cream slab pie is just here to remind him! An easy pie recipe filled with juicy peaches, the perfect warm-weather dessert.

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler


Polish off a Father’s Day meal with a slice of good old fashioned strawberry rhubarb cobbler. A traditional dessert made with seasonal ingredients that your old man will love!

A dish of lemon creme brulee topped with a lemon slice

Lemon Crème Brûlée

For the discerning gentleman, a homemade crème brûlée is the way to go. Not only does it look like it comes from a restaurant kitchen, but the citrusy flavors are truly something next-level!

Closeup of vegan carrot cake slice on white plate with fork

Vegan Carrot Cake

A classic carrot cake, made vegan-friendly! This carrot cake recipe is just as tender and moist, made completely dairy-free.

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