Vegging Out on Father's Day

By: Sarah De Heer

During this past Wednesday's “Ask the Editor” feature on Food Network's Facebook page, we received numerous questions about putting together a vegetarian menu for Father's Day -- ask and you shall receive.

Start the meal off with Spicy Thai-Style Pineapple Wraps: juicy pineapple is infused with classic Thai flavors like lime, chili paste, cilantro and peanuts. Next, knock the pescatarian dad off his feet with these Jumbo Shrimp stuffed with a flavorful mixture of garlic, jalapeno, scallions and cilantro, which adds vibrant color to this two-bite appetizer.

Bring the steakhouse home (vegetarian style) with these Grilled Portobello Burgers topped with a sweet onion jam flavored with thyme, honey and red wine. Anyone can serve a side of fries, so shake things up and try Giada's Fried Zucchini sticks coated with Parmesan and panko breadcrumbs. For a foolproof side dish, Rachael Ray rubs this Mexican-Style Grilled Corn with a spicy jalapeno, lime, garlic and paprika butter.

If your Dad loves classic shows like Happy Days, bring him back to Arnold's Drive-In with these Crunchy Chocolate Malt Cupcakes made with malted milk powder -- it turns a regular cupcake into a nostalgic sweet treat.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Vegging Out with Karen Page, Author of The Vegetarian Flavor Bible

Read The Vegetarian Flavor Bible for great healthy eating recipes. More tips like these at Food Network.

28 Healthy Father’s Day Recipes

Dad deserves delicious grub on his special day but he doesn’t have to know it’s good for him.

Father's Day with the Neelys

Gina Neely and the girls give Pat a break and cook a down-home Father's Day breakfast, right on the grill.

Exclusive: Father's Day with Geoffrey Zakarian

Hear from Food Network's Geoffrey Zakarian to learn his family's plans for a Father's Day celebration.

Best 5 Father's Day Recipes

Food Network’s list of Best Five Father’s Day Recipes features Dad-approved breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert dishes that are easy to prepare and hearty.

Cook Like an Iron Chef This Father's Day

In the June issue of Food Network Magazine, Marc Forgione shares three grilled steaks inspired by his dad. Make one for Dad this Father's Day.

Win This Father's Day Chicken Sampler!

We're giving away one Omaha Steaks Light & Tasty Chicken Sampler for Father's Day to one randomly-selected commenter.

Spike Your Meats with Beer for Father's Day

Why grill plain-old steak for Father's Day when you can braise beef and other meats in beer?

On TV

The Pioneer Woman

9:30am | 8:30c

The Pioneer Woman

1:30pm | 12:30c

Chopped

2pm | 1c

Chopped

3pm | 2c

Chopped

4pm | 3c

Chopped

5pm | 4c

Chopped

6pm | 5c

Chopped

7pm | 6c

Chopped

9pm | 8c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Chopped

10pm | 9c

Chopped

11pm | 10c

Chopped

12am | 11c

Chopped

1am | 12c

Chopped

2am | 1c

Food Network Apps

In the Kitchen

Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

Facebook Messenger

Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.

Amazon Echo

Just say "Alexa, enable Food Network skill" to get started.