As Father’s Day is this Sunday, I decided to put together a collection of 40 recipe ideas to help you prepare for this day.
In the United States, Father’s Day was established early in the 20th century as a counterpart celebration to Mother’s Day, and set to occur on the third Sunday in June.
Father’s Day is usually a little lower key than Mother’s Day, and it is often celebrated with immediate or extended family gathering together for an informal celebration.
Because Father’s Day falls in early summer in the United States and outdoor cooking was traditionally viewed as man’s work, there is an inevitable tradition of backyard barbecues and grilling on a sunny Sunday.
Father’s Day calls for a hearty meal that your dad or grandpa would appreciate. However, a quick online search of “Father’s Day recipes” turns up results of burgers, wings, pork and steaks to no end.
While an abundance of meat and fried foods can certainly be delicious for the entire family, there are many healthier recipes that can be enjoyed next to your favorite dishes.
In this collection you will find easy recipes that can be put together in no time. Whether you are making breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just dessert, I am sure your dad or grandpa will appreciate the effort on a day that is set aside for him.
If the weather is warm enough to be outside, fire the grill, make some salads, have a dessert. If the weather is bad and you have to stay indoors, there are plenty of other recipes you can make for him.
Come check out the list and see if there’s something special you know your Dad would really love. Enjoy!
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Romanian Meatballs (Chiftele) Recipe
Romanian meatballs are great for a picnic in the park or an outdoor party. They are easy to make and delicious.
Spanish Migas Con Chorizo-Garlic Pan Fried Bread&Chorizo Sausage
Spanish migas are a delicious and interesting dish that is so popular in Spain. Make this for your dad using good quality bread and sausages. He will love this hearty dish!
Smoked Trout Dip With Mayo
This is a perfect appetizer to make for Father's Day. Serve it with good crusty bread, French baguette or your favorite chips.
Cheese Straws With Feta And Poppy Seeds
Cheese straws are an awesome snack to munch on. Addictive and perfect with beer.
How To Make A Breakfast Savory Bread Pudding(Strata)
Is your family gathering around this weekend? This is a perfect dish to make for a crowd.
Cheesy Ham Hash Brown Egg Casserole
This is another easy dish that feeds a crowd for breakfast or brunch.
Easy Yellow Rice With Seafood
Lunch or dinner, this dish is perfect if your dad loves seafood. It looks like a paella but it is casual and delicious.
Spanish Potato Salad (Ensaladilla Rusa)- A Spanish Favorite
If Dad loves potato salad, try this recipe for him.
No Breaded Fried Chicken Thighs - Grandma's Style
Who doesn't like fried chicken? Make this recipe that is a no breaded chicken.
Roasted Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops with Red Wine
Is your dad coming for dinner this weekend? Make this dish and serve it with mashed potatoes and a good salad. Perfect!
Authentic Mexican Bistec Encebollado- Steak And Onion
Grilled or pan fried, this is a winner, no matter what. Your dad will love this one.
Authentic Mexican Tinga de Pollo- Chicken in Chipotle Tomato Sauce
This is a dish that feeds a crowd, it is easy to make, can be made in a crockpot also.
Old Fashioned Meatloaf With Oats- Midwest Style
If you are from the Midwest, you probably know this recipe already. Dads like meatloaf. Make this for him this weekend.
Mititei- Authentic Romanian Grilled Sausages Recipe
Nothing better with a glass of his favorite beer than this recipe. Fire the grill and make some "Mititei".
Easy Chicken Breast "Schnitzel"
Chicken Schnitzels- French Style- Is a recipe that everyone in the family will love.
Authentic Mexican Chicken Fajitas-Fajitas De Pollo
You want to go Mexican this weekend? Here is a good recipe of fajitas to celebrate Dad in style.
Best Cucumber Salad- Transylvania Style
Crazy good cucumber salad recipe. Goes really well with kind of grilled meats.
Mexican Pinto Bean Salad with Jalapeño Pepper
Yum! This recipe is an awesome one for outdoor activities. Easy to make and super delicious.
Grilled Eggplant And Bell Pepper Salad
This grilled eggplant is great on a good slice of fresh bread, with some steak, grilled sausages and a simple tomato salad.
Quick Tomato Cucumber And Pepper Summer Salad
This is such a beautiful salad to make in the summer that you cannot just ignore it. Serve it with grilled meats.
Baked Cheesy German Spaetzle Pasta with Caramelized Onion
If you like Mac&Cheese, you will like this one. Make this as a side dish and serve it with salads and meat.
Authentic Mexican Cactus Leaves Salad (Ensalada De Nopales)
If you have a Mexican theme party for Father's Day, this is a good recipe to go with. Refreshing and delicious. Cactus leaves or Nopales are available in the Mexican grocery stores.
Super Easy Lemon Bars
Who doesn't love easy lemon bars? They are such a bright, beautiful dessert, great for the entire family.
Coconut-Almond Lemon Bars Recipe
Lemon Bars with a twist.
Easy Creamy Lemon Bars
If you love key lime pie you will love this version of it in a lemon bar shape.
How To Make Crepes- The Easy Way
Make crepes with Dad and have them for a lazy afternoon this weekend.
Triple Chocolate Stout Brownies With Nuts
Brownies with stout and three different types of chocolate. A good chocolate stout is perfect with this dessert.
German Peach Kuchen
German Peach Kuchen- a Transylvanian dessert made with peaches, custard and a shortbread crust. Delicious, easy to make and perfect for summer.
Vanilla Magic Custard Cake Recipe
This recipe is great if you don't want to slave in the kitchen this weekend. Plus, the oven takes care of the layers in this cake. Awesome!
Cream Cheese Lemon Coconut Cake
Tropical flavors in an awesome slice of cake .
Pound Cake with Fruits and Almond Flakes
This is a casual summer cake that can be made with any seasonal fruits. Perfect to take on a trip, great for picnics, or outdoor meals, as it doesn't need refrigeration.
White Chocolate Hazelnuts Dacquoise Cake
If you want to be fancy, this is an awesome cake to make for Dad. Strawberries and white chocolate mousse in a decadent cake to enjoy.
Walnut Meringue Cake With Dark Chocolate Mousse
THIS IS THE BEST CAKE YOU WILL EVER HAVE! No dessert can beat this decadent chocolate and meringue cake. IF Dad is a chocolate lover, this cake is perfect to impress him!
Apple And Berries Pie
A piece of pie is always perfect in the summer. Or anytime, right?
Easy Lavender Citrus Curd Pie
This is a delicate, elegant and delicious lemon pie infused with lavender. Nothing much to say about it, as you have to try it first. You welcome!
Best Sour Cherry Pie
June is the season for cherries. This pie is one of the best out there and perfect for any occasion.
Apple Pie- Romanian Style
Looking for an apple dessert? Try this one. It can be made for any event and it doesn't need refrigeration.
Romanian Raspberry Coffee Cake(Pandispan Cu Fructe)
This is by far my favorite summer dessert. Bring this to the party and everyone will love you.
Easy Banana Doughnuts
Everybody loves doughnuts, right? These are a great recipe for this weekend if you are getting ready for a brunch.
German Plum Kuchen- Pflaumenkuchen
Delicious German bars with fresh plums.