30 Best Father's Day Dinner Recipes (2024)

If you’re running out of ideas for Father’s Day, here’s a round-up of recipes that dads all over the world will rave about.

I am a Daddy’s girl, through and through. So even though he keeps insisting that we shouldn’t make a fuss on Father’s Day, I still make it a point to prepare something special for him.

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If your dad or father figure is just like mine, this round-up of recipes is what you need.

From burgers to steaks to cheesecake, these dishes are guaranteed to make him feel extra loved.

Go ahead, spoil your dad on Father’s Day! Put all his diet restrictions on hold and indulge him with these delectable dishes.

1. Grilled Chicken

Is your dad a fitness buff? Then this grilled chicken is the perfect dish for Father’s Day dinner.

It’s super nutritious without sacrificing flavor, thanks to a special marinade.

The marinade is a blend of sugar, Italian seasoning, and curry powder.

This combination of seasonings livens up a simple grilled chicken, making it party-worthy.

Serve grilled chicken with brown rice or wheat pasta for a hearty and healthy meal.

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2. Peanut Butter Burger

Hold up – peanut butter in a burger? It sounds strange, but believe me, it’s mind-blowingly delicious.

This one’s perfect for all the experimental dads out there!

What does peanut butter do for a burger, you ask? Nothing major, really. It only makes it a hundred times better.

With a spoonful of peanut butter, your burger gets a rich, nutty, and creamy flavor that no other ingredient can offer.

3. Steak with Garlic Butter

For the classic dads, nothing beats a good old piece of steak.


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My dad is very particular with steaks, so cooking it for him is considered an act of bravery.

True, the perfect doneness is hard to perfect, but with some nifty tips and tricks, you’ll pull it off with ease.

That garlic butter sauce on top gives the steak an extra depth of character and flavor.

4. Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza

If your dad is a fan of BBQ and pizza, this mash-up of flavors is perfect for him.

Classic pizza is usually slathered with marinara, but we’re switching things up by using BBQ sauce instead.

For the meat, we’re using chicken breast and bacon, both of which pair wonderfully with the sweet and smoky sauce.

Completing the roster of toppings are tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, and corn.

Man, to say that this pizza delivers plenty of flavors is an understatement.

5. Sauteed Mushrooms with Garlic Butter

Is your dad a beer drinker? Sauteed mushrooms with garlic butter are the perfect beer match!

There’s something about the combination of earthy mushrooms and rich butter.

Add sauteed garlic into the picture, and you’ll have an insanely addictive dish (that for some reason tastes great with beer).

You can serve this dish as is or use it to top steaks or grilled chicken.

6. Butter Chicken

Chicken and butter are always a winning combination. Case in point: murgh makhani.

This traditional Indian dish is popular all over the world, and for good reason.

Nothing beats the goodness of tender and juicy chicken swimming in a rich and spicy curry sauce, not to mention, the heavenly aroma.

Here’s the best part: you don’t need to be a culinary expert to make butter chicken. This recipe is very easy and beginner-friendly.

7. Brown Sugar Steaks

If you’re interested in giving the classic steak a sweet and earthy twist.

Purists might frown upon this recipe, but I don’t care, I stand by this delicious steak recipe. Try it, and I’m sure you’ll do the same.

The secret is a marinade of brown sugar, onion powder, parsley, and paprika.

The special blend gives the steak a delicious hint of sweet and spicy.

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8. Chicken Piccata

Chicken piccata may sound a bit fancy, but you know what? It couldn’t be easier to make. Dad doesn’t have to know, though!

Fried chicken cutlets are made even more addictive with a spiked lemon butter sauce.

This lemon butter sauce is ridiculously delicious. How can it not be, if it’s a combination of butter, lemon juice, white wine, and capers?

9. Cream Cheese Chicken

Judging by its name alone, I can already tell this dish will be a huge hit.

I think this might be the dish that will finally make my dad confess that I’m his favorite child!

And it’s not even hard to make. Winner!

Fragrant chicken strips are coated with a cream cheese mixture and topped with mozzarella, and baked to perfection.

Delicious doesn’t even begin to describe how heavenly this dish is.

10. Creamy Tomato Garlic Butter Shrimp

Any dish involving shrimp is already a sure-fire hit with my dad.

I can just imagine his reaction when the aroma of this tomato garlic butter shrimp hits his nostrils.

Linguini pasta is drenched in a creamy marinara sauce, tossed with buttery shrimp, and topped with parmesan cheese. Happy Father’s Day, indeed.

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11. A1 Steak Sauce

Why buy expensive steak sauce when you can make it at home? And for a lot cheaper too!

This copycat recipe of the famous A1 Steak Sauce makes even the worst-cooked steaks delicious.

So, if you didn’t do such a fine job at cooking steak, don’t fret just yet.

All you’ll need is this lifesaver of a sauce, and you will be forgiven.

12. Shrimp in Cream Sauce

Shrimp, even on its own, already gets a 10 out of 10. Aside from its sweetness, its firm and crunchy yet tender consistency is unrivaled.

Now imagine that delectable seafood flavor drenched in a rich and creamy sauce. Isn’t it amazing?

Serve it on pasta or rice and what do you get? Perfection on a plate.

13. Steak Salad with Dijon Balsamic Dressing

The only way my dad would eat salad is if it has steak in it, which is why this dish is ideal for Father’s Day!

Sure, it’s super meaty and flavorful, but it’s also loaded with vegetables, so at least it’s on the healthier side.

Now that’s what I call a perfectly balanced meal.

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14. French Onion Soup

My dad isn’t a soup person, but this one he likes.

With its sweet and savory broth, sweet caramelized onions, toasted bread, and melty cheese, French onion soup is impossible to resist.

And who better to get a classic French recipe from than the legendary Julia Child?

Yup, this recipe is her very own, and if it’s good enough for her, it’s good enough for dad.

15. Vegetable Cheddar Cheese Soup

This soup may be loaded with vegetables, but do not underestimate its flavor.

In fact, it gets 100 points for being ultra-rich and creamy.

The best way to make any soup taste better? Simple: cheese.

So even though this soup is filled but broccoli, carrots, and zucchini, the cheddar cheese makes all the blandness go away.

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16. Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf

Meatloaf is another traditional American dish that’s worthy of every party.

With the addition of a packet of Lipton Onion Soup mix, the classic meatloaf is turned into an even more phenomenal dish.

You’ll want to make an extra batch of this magnificent meatloaf!

It may be perfect for Father’s Day festivities, but it’s also great for breakfast the next day.

17. Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Topper

For this next dish, think tomato soup with grilled cheese, minus the actual sandwich.

Tomato soup is a creamy, refreshing appetizer that tastes amazing on its own.

Add toasted bread and melted cheese to the equation, and it becomes even more sublime.

You can say goodbye to canned tomato soup as this quick and easy recipe is all you’ll need.

18. Pizza Mac and Cheese

Pizza mac and cheese is the ultimate indulgence. Your dad will love you even more if you serve him this.

As if mac and cheese couldn’t get any better, we’re giving it a jaw-dropping pizza twist. How?

By baking it with loads of pepperoni on top. This mash-up is definitely dad-approved.

19. Garlic Butter Steak in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Steak pan-seared in garlic, thyme, and butter: could this dish be any more indulgent? It turns out, yes!

With a decadent mushroom cream sauce, this steak is the definition of meat heaven.

Here’s the best part: this dish is ready to de be devoured by dad in just 20 minutes.

20. Shrimp and Avocado Grilled Naan Pizza

Is your dad requesting pizza for dinner, but you don’t have the courage to make a homemade crust? Don’t worry, naan has you covered.

This quick pizza recipe uses the popular Indian flatbread for the crust. What a brilliant Indian-Italian fusion, am I right?

The toppings are just as epic. I’m talking barbecue sauce, avocado slices, shrimp, and fontina cheese.

The outcome is amazing.

21. Wedge Salad (Bacon, Tomato, Cucumber, and Ranch Dressing)

Here’s another salad that every dad won’t say no to.

A wedge salad sounds quite fancy, but it’s actually one of the easiest to prepare.

Sure, iceberg lettuce usually gets a bad rap for being tasteless.

But with the creamy blue cheese dressing, bacon, and a variety of toppings, this lettuce is anything but bland.

22. Stuffed Pepper Casserole

This dish is stuffed bell peppers in casserole form.

Loaded with rice, proteins, and vegetables, this casserole is a complete meal on its own.

It makes a huge batch, too, so it can easily feed a crowd!

Plus, it’s so much easier to make than actual stuffed peppers.

Delicious, filling, and easy to make: it’s everything you can ask for in a party dish.

23. Three Cheese White Pizza

It may lack vibrancy and color, but don’t be fooled. This pizza is seriously packed with flavor!

The combination of olive oil, herbs, parmesan, ricotta, and mozzarella makes sure this pizza is just as addictive as others.

24. Baked Potatoes with Broccoli Cheese Sauce

Baked potatoes are a well-loved side dish. A simple pat of butter already gives the baked tot a whole lot of flavor.

A creamy broccoli cheese sauce takes it up a notch.

The sauce is super thick and flavored with garlic and onion powder.

The chopped broccoli florets add not only crunch but color to the potatoes, while the cheese gives it some good-old melty goodness.

All together, they create one harmonious dish great for simple celebrations.

25. Mexican Short Rib Tacos

Want to surprise your dad with a fun Father’s day fiesta? Go for these Mexican short rib tacos.

These tacos are filled with fork-tender braised beef, caramelized onions, and queso fresco.

Hearty, colorful, and flavorful, it truly is the epitome of Mexican comfort food. It’s guaranteed to make your dad proud.

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26. Stuffed Peppers

If you’re having a quiet celebration at home, you can’t go wrong with stuffed peppers.

At a glance, a stuffed pepper may not seem filling at all. But wait until you see what’s waiting for you inside.

Rice, ground beef, tomato sauce are all stuffed inside a piece of bell pepper.

It’s surprisingly filling, but be sure to make more in case Papa asks for seconds.

27. Roasted Tomato and Potato Salad

This salad consists of potatoes, cherry tomatoes, and white beans in a tangy vinaigrette.

It’s a salad that even salad-haters will enjoy.

The ingredients are hearty and flavorful, but the dressing is the show-stopper.

A blend of Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, turmeric, olive oil, and maple syrup, it has every delicious flavor you can think of.

28. Honey Cheesecake

An awesome dad deserves an awesome dessert. This honey cheesecake has everything you crave in a dessert.

A crumbly crust? Check. A smooth and creamy filling? Most definitely. A sweet topping? You bet.

Best of all, this cheesecake calls for zero baking. Less time in the kitchen, more quality time with dad.

29. Apple Hand Pies With Brown Sugar and Butter Glaze

What’s more charming than an apple pie? An apple hand pie! This confection is adorable as it is delicious.

It has everything you want in an apple pie: a flaky crust, a sweet and crisp apple filling with a thick and buttery sauce.

The only difference is, you can eat it on the go! Perfect for family outings!

30. Caramelized Onion Empanadas (Hand Pies)

Last but not least, this hand pie is both sweet and savory.

These Chilean empanadas or pequenes are stuffed with caramelized onions flavored with Latin spices.

I know what you’re thinking: no meat, just onions? Well, you’ll be surprised with how fantastic these hand pies are!

With an infusion of paprika, cumin, and oregano, they’re so good they might just be Dad’s newest fave.

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