20 Hearty Dishes Perfect for Father’s Day Breakfast or Brunch

The way to Dad’s heart? A delicious meal! From egg-topped burgers and breakfast pizzas to stuffed pancakes and sweet coffee cake, these recipes are sure to show him just how much you care.

May 15, 2023

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Father's Day Brunch Ideas Dad Will Love

There’s no better way to kick off Dad’s big day than with a special breakfast or brunch, made just for him. He’ll love sitting down to a plate of eggs, potatoes and homemade pastries—and a hearty meal is guaranteed to keep him full until it’s time for dinner or grilling. (Or, opening Father’s Day gifts!) We’ve rounded up lots of dad-approved recipes to get you started but don’t forget it’s OK to keep it simple. Even a dish that uses minimal ingredients like this Steak and Eggs is sure to make Dad feel like a king!

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Smashed Potato–Chorizo Hash

No dad-approved breakfast or bunch would be complete without a good, hearty hash. This potato-and-sausage-loaded version has plenty of flavor thanks to onion and shishito peppers — and is finished perfectly with a fried egg. It's guaranteed to keep everyone full.

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Everything Seed Buns

This is an everything bagel in bun form. Filled with cream cheese and that familiar seed mixture, these savory baked treats are great for brunch. Serve with smoked salmon on the side.

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Hashed Browns

Potatoes, onions and a few fresh herbs — that’s all it takes to round out any Father’s Day breakfast or brunch spread.

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Spicy Bloody Marys

A great cocktail is a must for any special occasion brunch, Father’s Day included. Ina amps up the classic Bloody Mary by adding a little prepared horseradish. It lends just just the right amount of spiciness.

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Breakfast Bagel Burgers

Is Dad a fan of burgers? Then, he’ll love these early-morning patties. They’re sweet and smoky from a combination of maple sausage and breakfast sausage. Finish them off with Cheddar, a fried egg and a quick hot sauce mayo.

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Bourbon-Glazed Coffee Cake with Fig Preserves

Even if Dad isn’t a sweets kind of guy, he won’t be able to resist this sour cream coffee cake, topped with a bourbon-infused glaze.

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Classic Eggs Benedict

A classic for a reason, Dad will appreciate the time and effort that goes into this creamy, decadent breakfast dish.

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Mini Chicken and Waffles

If Dad’s a savory breakfast kind of guy, he’ll appreciate this untraditional take on chicken and waffles. It comes together in just a few minutes thanks to waffle fries and baked chicken nuggets — and gets just a hint of sweetness from honey instead of maple syrup.

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Steak and Eggs Benedict with Spicy Hollandaise

Brunch just got a meaty upgrade. Skip the Canadian bacon and build your Eggs Benedict with hearty cuts of tenderloin steak instead.

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Bacon-Egg-And-Cheese-Stuffed Pancakes

We’ve packed all the fixings for an entire breakfast sandwich into one stick-to-your ribs pancake! Top these hearty flapjacks with hot sauce, ketchup and a drizzle of maple syrup for the perfect sweet-and-savory bite.

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BLT Biscuit Sliders

If your dad is anything like the ones we know, then he’s never met a slider he didn’t like! That being said, we know he’ll love this BLT-inspired version with all the classic toppings sandwiched between a warm, cheesy biscuit.

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Truffled Scrambled Eggs

Effortlessly elevate Dad’s plate of scrambled eggs by incorporating a little bit of truffle butter, like Ina does!

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Hash Brown Breakfast Pizza

The best way to enjoy pizza for breakfast? With Ree’s version that’s built on a crispy hash brown crust!

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Breakfast Sausage Cornbread

The great thing about this easy, upgraded cornbread is that you can make it ahead of time. It’s great warm — but equally as delicious at room temperature.

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Eggs in Tomatoes

If your dad’s a savory breakfast kind of guy, this quick and easy dish is sure to become his new favorite. Ree cooks eggs in a simple tomato sauce, then serves everything over toasty bread.

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Bacon, Cheese and Chive Buns

These bacon-filled savory rolls are perfect for brunch. They can be baked a day ahead, refrigerated and reheated.

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Sunny's Easy Bacon 'n' Egg Breakfast Pizza

You won’t have to convince Dad to eat his breakfast with this cheesy, bacon-topped pie. If Dad’s into outdoor cooking, throw the pizza on the grill — and start the day right!

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Breakfast Hash

Ree’s hearty hash is a great way to use up the odds and ends in your refrigerator — bacon, veggies, goat cheese — but undeniably delicious enough for any Father’s Day meal.

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Orange-Raspberry Coffee Cake

We combine raspberry jam and fresh raspberries for a filling that’s extra flavorful. The coffee cake is topped with an orange-spiced crumb and an orange juice-based glaze for extra sweetness.

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