65+ Father’s Day Recipes

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When it comes to impressing the dads, grandpas, and husbands in your life, nothing makes them swoon like food. A good meal can show them how much you care, even if you cook for them all year round.

This Father’s Day, pick Dad’s favorite recipes and watch him light up. Everybody loves to be spoiled!

Pulled pork eggs benedict with a side of breakfast potatoes.


Pulled Pork Eggs Benedict

Biscuits and Gravy

If you’re looking for a breakfast fit for a king, look no further than a hearty plate of biscuits and sausage gravy. Dads everywhere love it (is it comforting? nostalgia? all of the above?) and it’s easy for you, too.

Biscuits and gravy in a small black skillet.

More breakfasts to impress

Pulled Pork Pancakes

These Pulled Pork Pancakes feature fluffy, made-from-scratch pancakes layered with tender BBQ pulled pork. Drench the stack in whiskey maple syrup for a delicious, over-the-top combination that might just blow your mind.

45 minutes

Overnight Lasagna

This recipe is GREAT because you assemble it the day before (the noodles go in uncooked). Let it sit overnight in the refrigerator, then pop it in the oven when it’s showtime. Less work for you, all the cheesy lasagna goodness for him!

The best make ahead lasagna in a white baking dish.

More main attractions

Sloppy Joe Recipe

When it comes to easy homemade dinners, it doesn’t get any better than this easy Sloppy Joe Recipe, a longtime family favorite. This 30-minute meal is perfect for busy weeknights, backyard barbecues, and birthday parties. Of all the sloppy joes I’ve had, this one is the best.

30 minutes

Mashed Potatoes

Dads everywhere agree: Nothing beats a side of spuds. This recipe is delicious, easy, and has just 3 ingredients (plus salt and pepper). You can peel the potatoes a day ahead, keep them in a bowl of water in the refrigerator, and be that much closer to the finish line when the time comes!

The Best Mashed Potatoes in the world barely even need a recipe, they're so easy to whip up. All it takes is three ingredients to make perfect homemade potatoes that absolutely hit the spot with every fluffy forkful.

More super sides

Scalloped Potatoes

At dinners and parties throughout the Midwest, Scalloped Potatoes are always the first thing to disappear. This recipe uses a quick, made-from-scratch cheese sauce that’s layered with plenty of potatoes.

1 hour 15 minutes

Apple Pie

When it comes to desserts, Dads want what they want, even if that means apple pie in June. And who can blame them? Nothing says “I love you” like a flaky crust and a warm, cinnamon-apple filling.

A sliced apple pie.

More sweet treats for Dad

Key Lime Pie

Florida’s official pie is the sweet and tart Key Lime Pie, loved by all who taste it. Dreamy, smooth, and cool, it’s a pie that any Key West local would be happy to sink their…

50 minutes

Bloody Marys

If dad wants to celebrate with a drink, feel free to go all out! Bring him one at breakfast, if that’s what he loves, or create a full-on Bloody Mary Bar if you’re having everyone over for brunch.

Bloody Mary garnishes on a plate.

More drinks for dad

Brandy Old Fashioned

From Friday fish fries to supper clubs, the Wisconsin drink of choice is a Brandy Old Fashioned. Here’s the authentic recipe for the Wisconsin twist on this famous classic cocktail. In 1893, during the Chicago…

5 minutes
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Meggan Hill is a classically-trained chef and professional writer. Her meticulously-tested recipes and detailed tutorials bring confidence and success to home cooks everywhere. Meggan has been featured on NPR, HuffPost, FoxNews, LA Times, and more.

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