This Father’s Day, win him over with a delicious recipe that’s sure to make the usual fare pale in comparison. Whether he gets all fired up over the grill or has a serious sweet tooth, he’ll love these mouth-watering dishes—and you’ll love flexing your culinary muscles in his honor. Check out these Father’s Day recipes below!
Who needs to go camping to enjoy s’mores? All you need to prep these crazy-good pancakes are graham cracker crumbs, mini marshmallows, and hot fudge. You could whip up the pancakes from scratch, but don’t feel guilty about dressing up the frozen variety in a pinch.
If dad doesn’t mind a little heat, this seriously flavorful chicken dish will spice up his special day thanks to the addition of paprika, salt, and black pepper. Add a side of rosemary potatoes and you’ve got the perfect meal for a meat-and-potatoes kind of dad.
Sure, he loves a cold one—but that’s so predictable, don’t you think? Surprise him with a bowl of this rich soup, instead. It’s got everything he loves: cheese, bacon, beer, and some tasty seasonings to bring it all together. Did we mention the bacon and beer?
4. Banana Split Lasagna
Yes, it’s OMG-worthy—and it’s also no-bake, easy to prepare, and fun for the entire family. The beauty of this “lasagna” is that it can be customized with his favorite fruits and toppings for a truly unforgettable dessert.
5. Spring Vegetable Flatbread Pizza
For the vegetarian dad who prefers celery to chicken and tomatoes over tacos, this flatbread pizza is sure to be a smash surprise. It’s loaded with green goodness, from unexpected peas and asparagus to pops of deeply flavorful pesto and mint.
Is dad more of a workout fanatic? He’ll love the thought you put into concocting this protein-packed smoothie, which is designed to energize his workout and satiate his appetite first thing in the AM. Feel free to garnish with his favorite nuts for an attractive finishing touch.
7. Savory French Toast BLT
Speaking of breakfast, who doesn’t love waking up to the smell of something delicious in the kitchen? This open-faced sandwich ought to do the job—it’s piled high with crispy bacon and finished with chives.
8. Mushroom, Leek, and Fontina Frittata
The frittata is one of those reliable dishes that is absolutely perfect at any time of the day. If you’re hosting brunch at home, this is practically a must—but he’d also love it for breakfast or a mid-day snack. Basically…anytime is frittata time.
When you’re done making these Father’s Day recipes, be sure to give him a gift he’ll love.