Father’s Day Food

Pulled pork sauce

I’m sure you have your tried-and-true favorite recipes you will be making for Father’s Day. But maybe you need some inspiration, like the East Carolina Barbecue Sauce you see above. Or maybe you just want to surprise Dad with something different and/or special. Hopefully this post will help lead you in the right direction.

So first, figure out what kind of “eater” Dad is, and go from there! Or let us know what you are making for Father’s Day, we’d love to know!


Is Dad a “Leg Man”?

Crunchy Lemonade Drumsticks
Crisp Spiced Chicken with Hummus Vinaigrette
Best Grilled Chicken

Surf Sizzle

Is Dad a “Meat and Potatoes Guy”?

Surf and Turf Sizzle
Root Beer Short Ribs
Beef Bourguignonne
Rib Eyes with Red Wine-Feta Vinaigrette
Beef Short Ribs 
Creamy Bacon-and-Green Onion Mashed Potatoes
Salt and Vinegar Potatoes with Rosemary


Is Dad a “Cheesy Guy”?

Gnocchi Mac n’ Cheese
Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese
Quadruple Cheese Macaroni with Smokey Bacon
Ranch Mac & Cheese


Is Dad a “Spice Lover”?

Black Pepper and Molasses Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
Spicy Chicken Thighs with Apricots and Olives
Cashew Kung Pao Chicken
Chile-Lime Pork Tenderloin
Asian Lime Ribs


Does Dad Like to “Veg-Out”?

Basil Spaghetti with Cheesy Broiled Tomatoes
Simple Herbed Ricotta Tart
Mushroom and Fettuccine with Red Pepper Flakes
Pasta with Brie and Mushrooms and Arugula

Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Does Dad have a “Sweet Tooth”?

Mini Peanut Butter-Finger Cheesecakes
Sour Cream Fudge Cake with Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting

Frozen Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
nickerdoodle Ice Cream
lton Brown’s 18-Carrot Cake
B & J Sundae
ld Fashioned Chocolate Cake with Glossy Chocolate Icing
ini Snickers Caramel Cheesecakes

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  1. Lisa 1

    Our town is hosting a “Ribfest” the Father’s day weekend…. that is where we will be :)

  2. Barbie with a T 2

    These all look good, it is difficult to choose one as a favorite. But I know the surf and turf will appeal to my man and I choose that one. He will be coming home from rehab for arthritic knees, and it will thrill him to have a welcome home Father’s Day dinner of surf and turf.

  3. Maegan @ The BakerMama 3

    What a great list! Everything looks and sounds amazing! And I know all of the dads in my life would answer yes to each of those questions so I have lots of recipes to choose from.


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